Far from the madding tourist crowds of Phuket, Cape Yamu, on the eastern side of the island, is a serene property hotspot; a wonderfully tropical Thai destination that exudes a stylish and luxurious island lifestyle, with some pretty incredible real estate too. Phuket has always promised fantastic investment potential for villa buyers and condo purchasers and Cape Yamu delivers superb value along with a unique balance of beachfront serenity and enough to see and do to make this a truly magical location.
Once upon a time, not so long ago, Cape Yamu had the reputation of an exclusive enclave that was perhaps a little too laid-back for families and younger couples. Today, however, the allure of some of the area’s spectacular contemporary villas as well as the growth of uber-cool restaurants and bars is attracting a more diverse buyer and lifestyle to match; all without losing that timeless appeal that Cape Yamu has always been identified with of being in a class of its own.
Magnificent Sunrises & Sunsets
Jutting out into Phang Nga Bay, Cape Yamu is a stunning peninsula that is perfectly situated geographically to welcome the sun as it rises over the sparkling Andaman Sea and the limestone islands in the east; adding a warm glow and the promise of yet another wonderful day on an island paradise. Due to its position, sunset views to the west can be appreciated too, with sundowners to celebrate the end of a perfect day. To be able to catch the sunrise and the sunset in such an idyllically private place so easily is definitely part of Cape Yamu’s special style and inimitable charm.
The stylish and luxurious island lifestyle in Cape Yamu is all about enjoying the beauty and attractions of Phang Nga Bay that surrounds the peninsula, and marine adventures abound, in sophisticated style of course. Champagne cruises, yacht charters, and sea trips take residents and holidaymakers alike out to explore the scenery and discover a fun and action-packed side to complement the mellow vibe of Cape Yamu which is home to two piers and several marinas; beckoning property owners to enjoy a lifestyle that is gloriously upmarket, relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable.
Kayaking and canoeing, as well as speedboat tours to the Phi Phi Islands and beyond, await, whilst on dry land, Phuket Elephant Sanctuary and Khao Phra Thaeo National Park are discovered nearby with all of the island’s attractions within easy reach as well.
Gourmet Eateries and Chic Bars
As might be expected, those who own properties on this private Phuket peninsula expect upscale gourmet experiences too and in this respect, they are not disappointed. Perhaps the most famed restaurant in the area is the must-visit Breeze at Cape Yamu which is an award-winning wonder with a menu that changes every few days and various accolades as being the best restaurant on the island. Another great place, with sunset views, is Aqua Bar, which is part of the Point Yamu hotel.
Phuket as a whole has a winning reputation as a gourmet dining destination and outside of Bangkok is probably home to the most impressive variety and standard of eateries in Thailand. From succulent seafood restaurants to romantic dinners and chilled-out lunch spots, the choice of places to dine is impressive and without a doubt an absolute selling point for such a quiet location
So Near and Yet So Far
With relaxed luxury, island-hopping, and yachting such a part of the Cape Yamu luxury lifestyle, it can seem as if the rest of Phuket, and certainly the rest of Thailand, is a million miles away. The beauty of this part of the island though is that it delivers that real get-away-from-it-all feeling which is wonderful for holiday-home buyers.
At the same time, Cape Yamu is just over 25 km from the airport, even closer to Phuket Old Town, and about the same distance to the hedonistic energy on the western side of the island. A property here delivers all the respite of a relaxed coastal retreat while being easy to get to as well.
Expat & Holiday Home Haven
The appeal of Cape Yamu may be timeless but in terms of being a vacation hotspot and a property haven for expats and those looking for holiday homes, the focus is relatively new. The market for upmarket condominium estates and super-cool villas has only really been developed recently compared to much of the rest of the island. Exclusive estates have grown up around ultra-trendy resorts with famous design names such as Philippe Starck designing properties in this area.
Unspoilt and exuding designer quality and high-class living, Cape Yamu is the place to buy, not only in Phuket, but certainly in Thailand and perfect for those wanting peace and quiet along with a life of yachting, fine foods, and A-list properties. Villas and condos are exquisitely discovered in the best locations and the views are always breathtaking, not to mention the incredible features of the best luxury properties which are truly extraordinary. Now is a good time to invest in Cape Yamu as demand increases.
A Hideaway On Thailand’s Most Popular Island
The lack of development and the exclusive properties and hotels that are found in Cape Yamu reveal a gem of a place that boasts a sense of space that is truly refreshing. Small islands with lovely beaches are reachable by boat and there are sandy bays and tucked-away stretches of sands to be found on the peninsula too, whilst the glorious white sands of the west of the island are just a half-hour drive away.
Easy to get to and from Bangkok, Cape Yamu is on the property radar and yet gloriously, because there are so few resorts, it escapes the glut of tourists that some hubs in Phuket attract. This makes it far more appealing as a place to spend time regularly if not to live at least some of the year.
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