Naam Sawan is part of the Cape Yamu estate, an exclusive enclave developed by world-renowned architectural design team, Philippe Starck and Jean-Michel Gathy. It rests in the north-east corner of Phuket in a naturally preserved region marked by rolling hills, tall coconut groves and lush tropical surrounds. With three marinas and two piers nearby, it enjoys easy access to the spectacular islands of Phang Nga Bay, including Koh Naka Yai and Rang Rai, both with pristine white sand beaches. For nature lovers, the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park with Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre and eye-catching Bang Pae waterfall are within close reach, while the bustling streets of Phuket Town are a mere 30 minute drive away.
Naam Sawan’s manager and concierge team will have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. Do also ask the staff about the local area. Many of them live nearby and will be able to give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of the region.
In the meantime, here is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa.
Charter a yacht or speedboat and discover the iconic sights of Phang Nga Bay. Sail around the bay’s towering limestone islands or paddle through the karst caves on a sea kayaking trip.
Found within the Khao Phra Thaeo national park, Bang Pae Waterfall is an oasis in Phuket’s interior with a walking trail and cool stream winding through the jungle. Stop in at the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project to see some of the resilient primates that have been rescued from animal traffickers, and learn about the charity’s efforts to release them back into the wild.
Naka Yai is a picture-perfect island just a short boat ride away from Phuket’s east coast, and home to COMO Beach Club where guests of Naam Sawan enjoy access to its beach and facilities including kayaks, kids’ club, spa, swimming pool and restaurant at a nominal fee.
Phuket is a fantastic water sports centre with surfing lessons and board rental available at most of its west-coast beaches including Bang Tao and Kamala. For some aquatic adventures inland, visit Anthem Wake Park for a cable wakeboard session, where first-timers and pros alike are warmly welcomed.
Join a heritage walking tour of Old Phuket Town and learn about the rich history behind its colourful Sino-Portuguese shophouses and delicious regional cuisine. Or explore at your own pace at the Lard Yai Sunday street market where local artists, craftsmen and food vendors display their wares.
We’re going to reveal a local secret here: Phuket’s east coast is a dream for dining, with one of the island’s top rated restaurants – Breeze – found within the estate. Breeze is the place to go for a long, lazy Sunday brunch or sunset sundowners, while the nearby Nahmyaa Thai restaurant at Point Yamu resort boasts healthy food with local tastes. Outside the estate, try Laem Hin Seafood for flavourful fresh Thai seafood and views across the bay to Coconut Island, or hop aboard a long-tail boat to dine at one of the floating restaurants just offshore.
Indulge in some retail therapy at a Phuket’s shopping centre including Central Festival or Premium Outlet along the bypass road near Phuket Town or Jungceylon mall in Patong Beach.
Perfect your swing in the tropics at one of Phuket’s scenic golf courses. The fabulous Mission Hills Golf Club is only a 20-minute drive from the villa.
Inject some wellness into your holiday with a spa session at the COMO Shambhala Retreat at Point Yamu resort.
Enjoy a family-friendly evening out at Siam Niramit, a Thai dancing and cultural show known for its elaborate traditional performances and sparkling costumes.
Tastefully balancing contemporary design with modern Thai architecture, Naam Sawan in the exclusive Cape Yamu Estate, is a luxurious seaside haven suitable for families and friends on holiday. Located on what is considered one of Phuket’s most unspoilt peninsulas, it offers stunning panoramic views of Phang Nga Bay in the Andaman Sea, and is surrounded by rolling emerald hills blanketed by lush tropical landscape.
A product of world-renowned architectural design team, Philippe Starck and Jean-Michel Gathy, Naam Sawan seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living spaces to create a refreshing ambiance that is light and exalting. It boasts an expansive living and dining room with a high vaulted ceiling, four lavishly furnished ensuite bedrooms dressed in designer chic décor, and an outdoor pool area that is brimming with luxury. The villa is brought to life each day with spectacular sunrises over the jagged, majestic cliffs in Phang Nga Bay.
Included are an impressive array of facilities to make one’s stay pleasant and relaxing. Indoor entertainment is provided by a home cinema with 65-inch flat-screen TV, blackout curtains and SONOS integrated sound system, while table tennis, the blissful 30-metre pool and lush gardens add to outdoor delights. Beyond the villa, guests can enjoy strolls along the quiet beach; and for a nominal fee, access to exclusive five-star sport, wellness and dining facilities at the nearby COMO Point Yamu resort, or visit the neighbouring islands of Phang Nga Bay with their dramatic limestone cliffs and pristine white sand beaches. Shoppers and gourmets, will find the boutiques, cafés and restaurants of Phuket town just half an hour’s drive south.
Naam Sawan’s welcoming team of staff epitomises warm Thai hospitality. Included are the villa manager, villa attendants and estate security staff, as well as private full-time chef who prepares a range of mouth watering Western and Thai dishes from the villa’s extensive suggestion menu.