A gentle talent for hospitality is one of the sweetest aspects of Ubud. Nowhere is that tenet better showcased than at COMO Shambhala Estate, a short drive out of town on a dramatic and staggeringly large estate above the Ayung River Gorge. The very private and uber-luxurious suites, villas and residences jut out over valleys, cling to hillsides or sit snugly onto the plateau rim with views of emerald rice terraces and an imposing, extinct volcano.
It’s only a one-hour drive from Denpasar, but you feel you’ve been air-freighted to another world as you enter this self-styled “Retreat for Change” built into the jungle overlooking Bali’s Ayung River. There’s an emphasis on physical activity as well as ayurvedic treatments including abhyanga, a full-body warm oil massage. And don’t leave until you’ve had a warm muscle wrap, a Balinese-inspired therapy blending local folk medicine and the sensual appeal of hand-crushed warm rice with spices.
Nothing is signposted but there is a silent army of mindful “hosts” who make everything run smoothly for you, even down to collecting and delivering your shopping, doing your laundry, topping up your drink, refreshing your orchids, and pressing your clothes.
Around the grounds, infinity-edged pools stare into sheer drops of jungle, waterfall gardens abound with pools and streams of sacred spring water; fire pits blaze after dark and the extensive grounds induce the impression of heavenly isolation. With your body clock adjusted to the natural progression of the day, sleep is easy.
You dictate your cocktail hour (yes – you can even drink!), your massages and your mealtimes. An all-day dining restaurant serves organic cuisine with dishes ranging from Italian and South Indian to regional Balinese.
All of the holistic, well-being opportunities here can sensibly be translated into daily life but at The Estate, the daily schedule of activities and the extensive spa facilities make the absolute most of its beautiful location.
Unique among Bali wellness resorts, COMO Shambhala Estate feels truly residential, like a home away from home. For this reason, it appeals not just to those with specific wellness goals in mind, but the dramatic accommodation in villas and suites is suited to couples, independent travelers, groups and families seeking a peaceful holiday.
At COMO Shambhala Estate, you can immerse yourself in the flavours of Indonesian cuisine.
Restaurants include: Kudus House, Glow, *Also- “Destination Dining”
Book 45 days in advance and receive 10% discount on Room price.
Book 90 days in advance and receive 20% discount on Room price.
All honeymoon guests staying for minimum 2 consecutive nights will receive with our compliments: Honeymoon set up in the room upon arrival, Special welcome amenity.
Proof of marriage within 6 months must be presented at the time of booking.
Valid between 01/04/18 – 14/07/18, 16/09/18 to 21/12/18, 07/01/19 to 31/03/19.
*Conditions apply. Please contact us for further details.