Luxtripper Travel Editor
This unbelievable Balinese retreat is definitely on my bucket list. The Hotel also blends seamlessly with the beautiful jungle around it.
COMO Shambhala Estate is a residential health retreat set within the lush Balinese jungle, just 15 minutes from Ubud. The hotel’s philosophy is complete relaxation with a view to inspire guests to make lasting changes to their lifestyle, ensuring that tranquility stays with you long after the flight home. From the moment you enter the resort, calmness and serenity will wash over you as you make your way through the exquisite jungle grounds to be shown to your villa or suite. Your Bali holiday experience is about to start in style.
The COMO Shambhala stands out from the many other spa retreats in Bali in that it offers a real 'home away from home', a vibe that is sure to appeal to visiting solo travellers, couples and families. Accommodation is spread discreetly around the grounds, creating the impression of perfect solitude. The hotel's philosophy of improving your life through natural, holistic therapies is in perfect keeping with the abundance of nature around you.
The COMO Shambhala's incredible range of accommodation includes beautifully appointed rooms and suites, as well as the grand Residences and private villas. Each option is unique in design and ambience, whilst blending harmoniously with the jungle surroundings that feel untouched.
The resort’s five Residences have to be seen to be believed, with each consisting of four or five suites, spacious living areas, exquisitely decorated interiors and private swimming pools. Designed for the utmost comfort, the Residences are ideal for groups and families travelling in Bali, although couples and solo travellers can also reserve individual suites for themselves. One of our favourite Residences is the Bayugita. Meaning 'Windsong', it features traditional Balinese details, a jacuzzi and a dramatic private infinity pool stretching towards the jungle and surrounding rice fields.
For couples and honeymooners seeking privacy, the one or two-bedroom retreat villas are the ideal choice. These luxurious retreats have their own private swimming pools and large outdoor lounge areas, as well as spacious living and dining areas to give them a homely touch. Guests at the villas will have access to a personal assistant throughout their stay, who will make sure that all of their needs are met.
For families or small groups visiting the COMO Shambhala, the private villas are ideal. Each features two or three bedrooms and spacious common areas for dining and lounging. Although modern in design, they still possess an authentic Balinese flavour that will be sure to leave a lasting impression. Each of the private villas has its own outdoor infinity pool that looks out over the beautiful jungle valley.
When it comes to fine dining, Indonesian style, you will be hard-pressed to beat the COMO Shambhala Estate. You'll find fantastic fare at the Kudus House, where you can experience the finest cuisine from the region and a diverse menu to satisfy all palates. For a contemporary restaurant that offers all-day dining, Glow is ready to serve guests both delicious and nutritious dishes that are unique to the hotel. To supplement your wellness journey here, the Philosophy restaurant ensures that the natural integrity of its ingredients and dishes is maintained, serving you a menu that preserves all the enzymes, vitamins and minerals to nourish your body.
If you're looking to extend the wellness experience at COMO Shambhala to your everyday life, the resident nutritionist will help you create the perfect eating pattern to suit you as an individual. The resort also boasts an Ayurvedic doctor who will create a tailored Ayurvedic diet to suit your personal needs and requirements. As you can imagine, it's this exceptional standard of personalised care that gives this Bali resort its outstanding reputation.
As health and wellness are the main focus at the COMO Shambhala, the entire resort feels like a spa. The villas have their own treatment rooms and there are also four treatment centres alongside the river in a perfectly tranquil setting. The water used in each spa treatment comes from the spring that flows through the resort, which is referred to as 'The Source' and is revered for its healing properties.
The COMO Shambhala Estate offers a number of programmes which can last 3, 5 or 7 nights and feature therapies focusing on a variety of areas. Designed with the utmost care and detail, each tailored programme promises to deliver nutrition, activities and treatments depending on your needs and requirements. Even if you arrive as a couple on a romantic Bali honeymoon or getaway, you are free to choose from different treatments based on your individual needs.
Guests who book in for the wellness packages can also easily reserve places for the activities and numerous other spa treatments available. These include walking, meditation, yoga, pilates, aqua therapy, stretching, cross-training and circuit training. Meanwhile, the spa treatments on offer are second to none and are of course tailor-made to suit everyone's individual needs. From massages to facials to traditional Ayurvedic therapies, guests will leave the spa feeling fully rejuvenated in their mind, body and soul.
It can be difficult to capture the essence of a resort using mere words, especially one as unique as this. Suffice to say that this is one of the very few places on earth which actually lives up to that much-loved phrase - 'a trip of a lifetime'. Visit our inspiration pages to browse more of the top wellness retreats.