COMO Shambhala Estate

"Retreat for Change"

COMO Shambhala Estate is a short drive out of Ubud on a dramatic and staggeringly large estate above the Ayung River Gorge. The very private and ultra-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. This resort isn’t just a elegant retreat, but a balm for the soul. Its focus on healing, wellness, and bliss makes it entirely unique.

Location:The travel time from the Bali’s international airport, Ngurah Rai, to COMO Shambhala Estate is 90 minutes.
Perfect for:Wellness retreats
Why we love it:The attention to creating one of the best wellness retreats on the planet. The name speaks for itself in the yoga world.
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Although it’s a mere hour drive from Denpasar, guests feel like they’ve been flown to another world. Guests enter the self-styled “Retreat for Change” through the jungle cloaking Bali’s Ayung River. There’s an emphasis on physical activity as well as Ayurvedic treatments including abhyanga, a full-body warm oil massage. Guests shouldn’t leave without experiencing a warm muscle wrap, a Balinese-inspired therapy that blends local folk medicine and the sensual appeal of hand-crushed warm rice with spices.

Nothing is signposted but there is a silent cadre of mindful “hosts” ensure everything runs smoothly, even down to collecting and delivering shopping, doing laundry, topping up drinks, refreshing orchids, and pressing clothes.

Around the grounds, infinity-edged pools face 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.

Guests choose their cocktail hour, massages, and 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 The Estate makes the absolute most of its beautiful location with a daily schedule of activities and the extensive spa facilities.

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.


  • Garden Rooms


  • UmaBona
  • Wanakasa
  • Tirta Ening
  • Tejasuara
  • Bayugita


  • Terrace Suites
  • COMO Shambhala Suites
  • COMO Suite at Umabona


  • Gesing Kanila
  • Giri Antara
  • Sukma Taru
  • Pita Linggar
  • One-bedroom Retreat Pool Villa
  • Two-bedroom Retreat Pool Villa


  • Spa and Wellness
  • Walks
  • Hiking and trekking
  • Cooking Classes
  • Village Cycling
  • Yoga
  • Meditation/ Pranayama
  • Martial arts
  • Pilates
  • Hill Climb Bike Challenge
  • River Rafting
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Watersports
  • Tours
  • Cooking classes
  • Tennis
  • Rock climbing

At COMO Shambhala Estate, you can immerse yourself in the flavours of Indonesian cuisine.

Restaurants include: Kudus House, Glow, *Also- “Destination Dining”

  • COMO The Shop
  • Nine treatment rooms
  • Three treatment pavilions
  • Outdoor hydrotherapy area with vitality pool
  • Sauna and steam rooms
  • Yoga Pavilion and yoga bale
  • Pilates studio
  • Fitness centre
  • Gym
  • Outdoor jungle gyms
  • Climbing wall
  • 25-metre pool
  • Natural springwater pools
  • Spa
  • Tennis courts
  • In room dining
  • Babysitting services
  • Laundry and dry cleaning services
  • Resident doctor
  • Concierge