Bali has long been known for its beaches and parties, but to describe it only as a tropical escape does the island a disservice. Delve into its heart and you will find the Indonesian isle is more like a great spiritual retreat and Eat, Pray, Love-style self-discovery.
Set in Bali's cultural heart, Ubud, amongst misty paddy fields and verdant jungle you will find COMO Uma Ubud. Uma means “living house” and the contemporary Asian design and style echoes this. Large open spaces enable light to flow through the interiors, giving life to the exotic foliage that interweave through the property. Explore the scenery with dawn hikes, biking through sun-kissed fields and rafting through gorges and before retiring to your own plunge pool or to relax with a COMO Shambhala Juice to the meditative sounds of Balinese jungle.
Discover the calming spirit of Bali at COMO Shambhala Retreat where you can find a full range of holistic, Asian-inspired treatments. The open-air yoga pavilion overlooks the Tjampuhan Valley while you practice yoga on either a daily complimentary session or in a private session. Four serene treatment rooms, as well as a reflexology area, gym and 25m outdoor pool, all evoke Bali’s peaceful, health-giving spirit and will leave you feeling totally refreshed and recharged. A favourite of ours is the Ayurvedic programme where a personalised holistic and all-natural treatment plan will be created to heal you of your ailments. The prescribed therapy is usually made up of detox, body treatments, yoga, meditation and a bespoke eating plan focused on raw food. On departure you will be given a follow-up programme & education to sustain the benefits of the treatment at home.
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