Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services, has affiliated Baan Yamu on Phuket, off the southwestern coast of Thailand. The club currently comprises The Residences at Baan Yamu, a luxury fractional ownership resort situated within a high-end residential complex spread over 18 acres on the exclusive Cape Yamu peninsula overlooking Sapham Bay.
“The Residences at Baan Yamu’s central location makes it the perfect base for members to explore Phuket’s many attractions,” said Joe Hickman, Interval’s vice president and executive director of resort sales and service for Asia Pacific. “And for members and guests who prefer to stay put and relax, Baan Yamu offers some of the largest units on the island, along with top-tier amenities.”
Designed by award-winning architect Martin Palleros, the resort is surrounded by lush tropical scenery and palm trees that provide guests with a calm, tranquil environment. Spacious two- and three-bedroom units feature an elegant contemporary design with neutral color tones, minimalist furniture, open-plan living room and kitchen-dining area, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls overlooking water gardens or ocean views.
On-property amenities include the Yami Yamu restaurant, a 243-foot by 46-foot swimming pool, pool bar and lounge, a fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi. Additional club membership benefits include a dedicated concierge service, pre-arrival grocery stocking, and discounts on golf and fitness club memberships. Guests also have access to unspoiled beaches on nearby islands that can be accessed from a private boat pier.
“We chose Interval as our exchange partner because of the high quality of its worldwide resort portfolio, especially the international hotel brands among its affiliates, and the range of global exchange experiences it offers,” said Lars Ydmark, principal of Tri-Asia Management Limited, who has been assisting developer Phuket Prime Property Ltd. “We also appreciate the extensive benefits that the Interval Platinum membership will provide for our owners.”
A rain-forested, mountainous island in the Andaman Sea renowned for its natural beauty and vibrant culture, Phuket is home to some of Thailand’s most popular beaches, high-end, spas, and restaurants. Cape Yamu, on the quieter east coast of Phuket, is an ideal base for yachting, golfing, tennis, and a range of water sports.
New purchasers at Baan Yamu will be enrolled as individual members of Interval International and become Interval Platinum®members, entitling them to a number of flexible exchange opportunities and best-in-class leisure and lifestyle benefits and services. These include complimentary airport lounge membership through Priority Pass; Interval Options, the ability to exchange their week toward a cruise, hotel, tour, or guided holiday, or a unique Interval Experiences adventure; ShortStay Exchange®; Golf Connection, for access to select private courses; VIP treatment with Dining Connection; City Guides, for insider advice; Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® membership, which gives them the opportunity to earn bonus points for up to two free weekend rental days; priority Getaway viewing; Getaway discounts; free Guest Certificates; Platinum Escapes; online hotel discounts; dining and leisure discounts powered by Entertainment®; and VIP Concierge℠, for personal assistance, 24/7.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market since 1976. Today, Interval’s exchange network comprises nearly 3,200 resorts in over 80 nations. Through offices in 15 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs.