Cape Yamu is a private peninsula on the East of Phuket that houses several luxury villa properties. With the most spectacular views over to the Andaman Sea, and tranquil atmosphere Cape Yamu is one of the most sought-after Phuket destinations among travellers of all ages and nations.
CAPE YAMU STYLE
Surrounded by the scenic views of the Phang Nga Bay – the world’s famous marine park – Cape Yamu is a tiny private peninsula occupied by the most stunning villa properties. Catering to more mature travellers, Cape Yamu exclusive villas offer a sophisticated and luxury experience featuring the secluded location and awe-inspiring views.
The generous inclusions provided by the most of the villas including chefs, butlers and other dedicated staff will make your holiday truly outstanding as you won’t need even to lift a finger to get the exotic cocktail by your private pool of scrumptious dinner cooked by the talented Chef.
Once you will get tired of the impeccable service and upscale villa facilities, head to the nearby marina, which anchorages luxury yachts along with the local long-tail boats or take a stroll along the beautiful beach. Cape Yamu is a truly paradisal escape for those wanting sophisticated, luxury and tranquil getaway.
WHAT WE LOVE
Jaw-dropping villa properties
Awe-inspiring hilltop views
World-famous marine playground
Privacy and seclusion of the area
Utmost service and facilities
CAPE YAMU LOCATION
Situated towards the north-east of Phuket International Airport on the East Phuket, Cape Yamu is a private peninsula ideal to relish in impeccable services and generous inclusions of the most stunning villa properties scattered through the area.
Although it is possible to get to Cape Yamu, Phuket over land or water, the best way is to fly:
It can take between 30 minutes to 45 minutes to reach Cape Yamu from Phuket International Airport depending on traffic. Ministry of Villas can arrange a chauffeur to greet you upon arrival and escort you to your villa.
Alternatively, there is a taxi desk at the arrival level which arranges one-way fares at a fixed-price. You can opt one of the transfer options – a shared mini van with other travellers or a private taxi.
There are plenty of options, so we’ve ranked them according to our recommendations for first-time travellers:
Ministry of Villas can arrange a private car and chauffeur for you. Depending on which villa you are staying in, the cost for the private vehicle with a driver can vary, so it’s recommended to contact our Ministry of Villas team to get the complete information about the private transfers.
Cape Yamu is an ideal place to take long strolls along the beautiful shaded streets running through the private peninsula. Depending on in which villa property you are staying, you can reach the beach within minutes and stroll along the shoreline until yacht mooring pier.
There are no motorbike rental shops in Cape Yamu, so if you prefer moving around on two wheels, it is recommended to rent a scooter in other popular tourist locations. Take into account that you must always have an international drivers license on your person at all times, otherwise, the local police can issue you a ticket with a summons to appear in court. And, of course, make sure you wear a helmet.
There are no car rental shops in Cape Yamu, so if you are travelling from the Phuket International Airport, it is highly recommended to hire a car from one of the offices located in the arrival terminal. The car travel in Cape Yamu is a fast and convenient way to explore the area and travel further afield at your own pace.
As Cape Yamu is a private peninsula, there are no taxis scurrying along the streets, but you can always ask your villa manager to require a pick-up by phone. Travelling by taxi is another great alternative to the private car travel, however, it is recommended to opt the metered taxi, or negotiate about the price beforehand.
CAPE YAMU VILLAS
There are seven Ministry Approved villas in Cape Yamu. As Cape Yamu is one of the most exclusive locations on the island, villa prices tend to be higher than other parts of Phuket. Cape Yamu villas range from USD $1,000 per night for five-bedroom villa resorts to over USD $2,800 per night for an eight-bedroom luxury villa.
Most of our villas have dedicated staff including butlers, chefs, nannies, 24-hour security personnel, and many other services you won’t find in a hotel. This is why we say “Spend just one night in a villa and you’ll never stay in a hotel again.”
CAPE YAMU DINING
There are a couple of restaurants located in within the peninsula, including the classy open-sided Breeze at Cape Yamu fine-dining, serving contemporary European cuisines along with traditional fresh seafood cooked by the star-winning Chef and his talented team.
The Lay Yamu venue set further inland offers bargain-priced Thai, international and seafood dishes so if you want to experience a real Thailand, head to the eatery located right on the beach to satisfy your taste buds with the traditional savoury food.
Within a short drive from your Cape Yamu villa, you will find plenty of other dining options: from the most sophisticated venues offering the exquisite French cuisine to the shack-style eateries, where friendly locals will serve you an ample range of the Thai snacks and authentic dishes.
CAPE YAMU NIGHTLIFE
The nightlife scene is Cape Yamu is limited to a few bars located in the most scenic south-western tip of the peninsula. Offering the mesmerising views of the Andaman Sea, these fancy venues serve an ample range of signature cocktails and health-giving smoothies.
The chic decor along with its elegant atmosphere makes the venue a popular spot to chill out and relax after the day spent in your private paradisal peninsula.
If you want a diverse nightlife experience, take a private car with a local driver or a taxi, and head to more touristic areas of Patong and Karon, where hundreds of drinking venues will compete for your attention.
CAPE YAMU SHOPPING
Cape Yamu is a private and secluded area, where travellers will enjoy the privacy and tranquillity away from the bustling local markets, massive shopping malls and bazaars.
A few minimarts can be found on the main highway within a short drive from the villa, where you can buy some groceries, toiletries and other necessities.
For the more serious shopping head to the renowned Patong area, which is only 50-minutes away from the area or Phuket Town famous for its local markets, where you can hunt out some unique handmade souvenir or must-buy in Thailand a virgin coconut oil.
CAPE YAMU RELAXATION
Cape Yamu is the relax-on-the-beach type of retreat with its empty shorelines perfect to soak the sun and beautiful lagoons that streak the area pleasing to the eye.
Hilltop Cape Yamu villas put the relaxation on a new level offering the utmost services along with the upscale amenities, so you do not even need to lift a finger. Take a fascinating book, make yourself comfortable at the large plush lounges and relish in the paradisal holiday.
Once you get tired of the luxury living, head to witness splendid marinas lining the coastline of the peninsula, where you can rent a chartered boat to explore the nearby islands or even take a one-day boat cruise around the Andaman Sea.