Need to know
79, including 50 suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $174.89 (THB5,460), excluding tax at 18.7 per cent.
Rates usually include buffet breakfast and the shuttle service to Rang Yai Island.
Be sure to have a massage or facial in one of the spa’s treatment rooms, whose whiter-than-white decor plays understudy to the dazzling bay views. You can’t go wrong with the signature Como Shambhala massage; there’s also a designated Thai massage area. Enjoy a pre-treatment steam and Jacuzzi. Keen yogis can get their fix here – just ask staff to arrange.
At the hotel
Spa with steam room and Jacuzzi, swimming pool, small gym with a fleet of fitness instructors, two restaurants, bar, lounge, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, minibar, bathrobes, slippers, signature Como Shambhala bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The Verandah Pool Suites each have a four-poster bed, a serene living room, a verandah with comfy loungers and a private aqua-tiled lap pool, where you can watch the sun rise by day and count the stars by night. These suites also have a kitchenette and a dining space for four. If the idea of all-white perfection makes your heart sing, book the pearly Como Suite.
The impressive 100m infinity pool has sun loungers surveying Phang Nga Bay; lie back and enjoy the fruity icy poles that are regularly brought round to refresh guests. The pool is perched by La Sirena restaurant, so you can order lunch, snacks and just-squeezed health elixirs (or a glass of bubbly) to your sun bed.
Leave space in your suitcase so that you can stock up on the fragrant Como Shambhala bath products and body lotions, which feature the brand’s signature blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, geranium and lavender.
Though the hotel doesn’t have its own beach, it provides a free shuttle service (by car and boat) to a nearby island with the requisite soft sand and glittering waters.
Very welcome. Babysitting is US$10 an hour and needs to be booked 24 hours in advance (cancellation fees apply if less than four hours' notice is given). Cots (free) and extra beds (THB 3,561 a night) can be added to rooms.