We truly fell in love with Bhutan and found it a perfect destination to travel with our 4 and 6 year old children.
Uma by COMO, Punakha
Why We Love This Hotel :
Views: Every room at Uma Punakha overlooks attractive views of the winding Mo Chu River.
Nature: The resort is located in the pristine Punakha Valley, surrounded by orchards and rice fields.
Accommodation: The resort has just nine deluxe rooms and two villas for privacy and ultimate luxury.
An intimate luxury lodge situated in a lush valley, the Uma by COMO, Punakha is nestled amongst rice fields and orchards, and overlooks a snake-like bend in the Mo Chu River. The lodge has a selection of villas suitable for a travel party of any size, as well as nine deluxe Valley View rooms with private terraces; all rooms boast comprehensive views of the surrounding landscape. The onsite restaurant, Bukhari, is named for a traditional Bhutanese fireplace, uses ingredients from local farms and can provide delicious meals for any palate. There is also a spa, the COMO Shambhala Retreat, with a range of holistic and Asian-inspired treatments, as well as hot tubs with a birds-eye view of the stunning scenery. Uma by COMO, Punakha is part of the award winning property and luxury retail group COMO Group, with a sister property in Bhutan called Uma by COMO, Paro.
Guests may choose between one of the nine Deluxe Valley View Rooms or either of the private villas. Those travelling as a family, group or in search or privacy will enjoy the villas which comprise spacious, living and sleeping rooms, a kitchen area, outdoor space and large bathrooms.
Deluxe Valley View Rooms
The Deluxe Valley View Rooms have either king-size or twin beds and generous bathrooms. There are a selection of rooms with private terraces. The floor-to-ceiling windows look out towards unforgettable views across the surrounding valley, forests and mountains.
There are two private villas; one with one bedroom and another with two bedrooms. The villas are ideal for couples, groups or families. The villas combine traditional Bhutanese style with modern luxury. The floor-to-ceiling windows look out towards unforgettable views across the surrounding valley, forests and mountains.
The resort has a spa with Asian inspired treatments, perfect for easing aches and pains after a day trekking in the valleys.
COMO Shambhala Retreat
The resort spa, named the ‘COMO Shambhala Retreat’, offers Asian holistic treatments, facials, massages, and body therapies. After a treatment, guests may sink down into the warm hot stone baths, designed in the traditional Bhutanese fashion, and stare out towards the lush green valley outside.
Guests may sample local flavors or international favorites at the hotel’s onsite dining room.
The hotel’s restaurant is known for its authentic local cuisine utilizing fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and dairy products from the plentiful valley in which it resides. The chefs design menus based on what’s fresh and in season. For total privacy guests may request in-room dining.