The powder-white beaches of Thailand’s Phuket island will soon be getting a new luxe addition. COMO Hotels and Resorts-- a collection of hand-picked properties devoted to style, spirit and wellness-- has announced a new resort for the northeast coast of the island’s lush Yamu peninsula. Overlooking the postcard-perfect Phang Nga Bay, where limestone islands jut from turquoise waters, the 129-room property will be situated 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport.
In true COMO fashion, the resort will be devoted to wellness and rejuvenation, complete with the hospitality group’s signature COMO Shambhala Retreat and yoga studio. When guests aren’t lolling in the immense 100-meter pool or bronzing on the beach, they can explore Phuket’s rainforests by foot, discover the bay’s world-famous underwater life on a snorkeling or scuba diving adventure, sail around the surrounding islands, tuck into sumptuous Thai specialties at the hotel's restaurants, or tee off at the nearby golf courses.
Scheduled to open in September 2012, the resort will be the ninth property in the COMO portfolio, joining the Metropolitan Bangkok as the second COMO resort in Thailand. Guests can thus revel in two distinct Thailand experiences with COMO: the vibrant urban environment of the capital city and serene natural beauty of Phuket.