Location: Set in the lush rainforests of Ubud, this property allows guests to truly connect with nature.
History: Ubud has a long history of helping provide mental, physical and spiritual balance to visitors.
Service: The Como name and classic Balinese hospitality combine to make this resort top-notch for service.
COMO Shambhala Estate is a haven of wellness situated in the heart of Ubud. The Estate is the flagship property of the COMO Shambhala brand and offers the services of a wide variety of health professionals, including a nutritionist, naturopath, Ayurvedic doctor, physiotherapist, as well as fitness, yoga and pilates instructors. The property’s spacious rooms and suites have a host of amenities including direct dial telephones, Internet access, satellite TV, a DVD player, CD player, electronic safe, private bar, and COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities. Hotel amenities are equally plentiful: indoor and outdoor fitness centers, a natural spring that feeds into Kedara garden, which has four treatment bales and other relaxation areas, lap and hydrotherapy pools, a full-service business center, Ojas, the Sanskrit word for “essence of life” and the name for the Estate’s principal treatment area, a yoga pavilion, pilates studio, rock climbing wall, tennis courts and two restaurants.
Built amongst the trees, the rooms and suites at the Bali Como Shambala are reminiscent of tree houses. Each occupies a free-standing dwelling, creating a spacious and comfortable home away from home with all mod-cons and access to the resort's pool and a central shaded decking area. These Balinese-style bungalows are constructed from wood and feature grass thatch roofs and glass walls for a luxurious back-to-nature feel.
These suites offer around 95 square meters of living space, an airy open bedroom, dining room, living and dining room and spacious terrace with private Jacuzzi. These suites have direct access to the main pool and restaurant areas. They also have outdoor seating in the water garden. Each room is air conditioned and fitted with telephone, DVD/CD player, cable channels, safe, mini-bar, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. Bathrooms are stocked with COMO Shambala amenities. A personal assistant is on hand for guests staying in these suites.
Positioned in one of the resort's Residences, these airy and spacious rooms offer more space than the Garden Rooms, plus wide forest views, elegant wooden interiors and retractable glass sliding walls. Each room is air-conditioned and fitted with telephone, DVD/CD player, cable channels, safe, mini-bar, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. Bathrooms are stocked with COMO Shambala amenities. The Terrace Suites have direct access to the resort pool and terrace sundeck.
The Garden Rooms are offered in a selection of configurations, each featuring a single bedroom that opens up to the forest and a separate bathroom area partitioned off with rich white drapery. Each room is air conditioned and fitted with telephone, DVD/CD player, cable channels, safe, mini-bar, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. Bathrooms are stocked with COMO Shambala amenities.
These suites occupy a four- or five-bedroom Residence, featuring a bedroom with forest views, sitting area and desk, bathroom and private terrace. Each room is air-conditioned and fitted with telephone, DVD/CD player, cable channels, safe, mini-bar, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. Bathrooms are stocked with COMO Shambala amenities. The Terrace Suites have direct access to the resort pool and terrace sundeck.
The COMO Shambala Bali is geared towards wellness, and utilises the surrounding environment as its fitness center. Guests can join a wide range of outdoor adventures of various intensities, catering for all fitness levels. Group activities such as yoga are also offered. There is also a spa onsite for Ayurvedic therapies and restorative skincare.
For fitness, guests can make use of a climbing wall, pilates studio, gym with all modern equipment and free weights, outdoor jungle gym, and two tennis courts. There's also a yoga studio and outdoor yoga pavilion and a 25-meter long chemical-free spring water pool.
The spa offers a wide range of wellness treatments, including massage, skin care, Ayurvedic therapies, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, and use of the Vitality Pool. The pool draws water from The Source, a local natural mineral-rich spring considered by locals to have healing properties. There's also a steam room and sauna.
Como Shambhala names itself as a Retreat for Change and promotes healthy living which is taught and aided by in-house yoga teachers, Ayurvedic doctors and nutritionists. Guests are able to practice yoga with a personal teacher or in a class, there are yoga sessions available for beginner to advanced levels.
COMO Shambala Bali offers a wide range of fresh, healthful foods, including Indonesian cuisine, raw food, Ayurvedic menus, salads and juices. Dining options are in line with the resort's commitment to promoting balance and providing food full of nutrients and energy. Guests can choose from Glow or Kudus House or dine in private in the room or in selected locations around the property.
This all-day open-air restaurant serves healthy COMO Shambala Cuisine by Australian chef Heidi Flanagan straight from their open plan kitchen, with an emphasis on fresh salads, juices and local seafood. Sunday brunch includes a traditional Indonesian dance by local village girls.
Authentic Indonesian cuisine is served in a 150-year old Javanese house, featuring intricately-carved walls and local objets d'art. Both breakfast and dinner are served here, offering a range of local and European dishes.
Guests can take lunch in the tranquil environs of Kedara – the water garden. A few hundred meters from the main building, diners can bring a swimsuit to enjoy the natural springs here after their meal.