COMO Shambhala Estate

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

At a Glance

  • Como Shambhala has fantastic spa and health facilities - from indoor and outdoor gyms to hydrotherapy pools and a yoga bale, all your holistic needs will be met here

  • This retreat has a resident expert in Ayurveda, yoga, nutrition and many others

  • For the more active there is plenty of hiking, climbing and outdoor activities to take part in

  • All accommodation is within one of the freestanding, individually designed residences which are made to feel so like home

  • The Ayurvedic doctor will create a special menu to match your individual requirements

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Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – dry (between May to September) and wet (between October to April) – and there are no extremes of temperature between winter and summer. In most parts of Indonesia, the wet season falls between October and April and the dry season between May and September. December and January see Bali at its most humid and rain tends to come in sudden tropical downpours, but it can also rain for more prolonged periods.

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Insider's View

The raw food menu at the Glow restaurant is simply delicious, the pine-nut and pesto raw food lasagne is to die for!

Early morning yoga on the outdoor yoga platform, with the most breathtaking views across the valley, is the perfect way to start your day!

The spa at Como Shambhala Estate is stunning. Make sure you treat yourself to the signature Como Shambhala massage - it will leave you feeling truly relaxed.

Waking up to a morning estate walk is a great way to start a glorious day at COMO Shambhala Estate.

Stay in what is known as the Forest in the Mist Residence - you will feel like you are staying in a luxurious Treehouse!

Try out the Jungle Gym for the ultimate Ubud workout.

The hotel is very well-known for its wellness packages. There are six to choose from and they require a minimum three night stay.

Enjoy breakfast from the Kudus House with great views of the jungle below.

For a healthy breakfast try the yogurt, honey and homemade granola a great way to start your day.

Try anything on the menu, I guarantee it will be delicious! I was missing home a little so I tried their take on tacos, and they were incredible!

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to COMO Shambhala Estate or take a look at our itineraries to Bali

Description

The Como Shambhala Estate is a unique luxury residential health retreat hidden on a peaceful riverbank in Bali's jungle. This destination spa, will leave your body and mind pampered and rejuvenated after some relaxed yoga and ayurvedic treatments.

Located just a short drive out of Bali’s cultural hub, Ubud you will find the haven of Como Shambhala Estate. This is the flagship property of the Como group whose collection includes the Metropolitan London and Parrot Cay in the Caribbean.

Sitting amongst terraced rice fields and beautiful jungle, the Como Shambhala Estate is a fly-and-flop resort promising a more personalized approach to a spa retreat than its rivals. The spring water is sacred, revered by Balinese for its healing properties and is pumped uphill to the vitality treatment pool. In the center of the resort is the peaceful spa offering traditional treatments as well as alternative treatments including reflexology, ayurveda and iridology. On arrival a consultation is offered and there are different programs available such as detox, stress relief, rejuvenation or you can simply just make use of the many facilities on offer and follow your own program. Daily classes are offered as well as private activities to explore the mystical surrounding areas.

An array of accommodation is on offer including suites located in one of the residences, each slightly different in style based on the four elements of water, fire air and earth. For those seeking absolute seclusion and privacy, the chic villas with their traditional alang-alang roofs come complete with almost all white interiors and stunning private pools. Dining here is not all about just lettuce but delicious, nutritious meals. Guests are assigned their own personal assistant for the duration of the stay who will encourage achievement of any goals set or just simply encourage relaxation.

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Accommodation

There are 21 rooms and suites (with private terraces or gardens) each located in one of the five Residences so you can take a whole Residence if traveling with friends or family or take one of the rooms and share the facilities of swimming pool and communal areas with other guests. For those wanting total privacy there are 10 freestanding villas with one or two bedrooms and private pools, some have spa facilities.

Garden Room

Measuring between 32-45sqm, the Garden Room features a King-size bed and has access to their Residences shared pool, lounge and dining areas.

COMO Shambhala Suite

The COMO Shambhala Suite which spans across 70 - 96sqm, boasts a unique design decorated with Indonesian antiques. Spacious and tranquil, it features a generous en-suite with private Jacuzzi. This suite also has access to the Residence’s shared pool, lounge and dining areas.

Terrace Suite

Measuring between 45 - 80sqm, the Terrace Suite has access to the Residence’s shared pool, lounge and dining areas. The defining feature of the Terrace Suite is that it also has its own private outdoor area with either a terrace or garden.

COMO Suite at Umabona

The COMO Suite which spans over 308sqm, comprises the master suite at Umabona, the Residence. Decorated in grand style it includes two King-size master suites, a Jacuzzi and its own private infinity pool as well as small indoor plunge pool. The living room is perfect for casual entertaining, while the dining room makes the perfect place for a more intimate setting.

Gesing Kanila

Gesing Kanila is a two-bedroom Bali spa villa. Boasting an expansive upstairs balcony, guests here can enjoy forest views whilst outside there is an infinity pool and Jacuzzi. The villa has ample space to make you feel right at home.

Giri Antara

This three-bedroom villa features two master bedrooms and one guest bedroom. With ample living space and outstanding views, guests can enjoy the private garden, fully equipped kitchen, infinity pool and Jacuzzi.

Sukma Taru

This two-bedroom villa boasts spectacular views of the Ayung river valley and features a master bedroom, guest bedroom, fully equipped kitchen plus ample living space. A private pool, sundeck space, Jacuzzi and outdoor bale makes it the perfect spot to unwind with some yoga.

Pita Linggar

This three bedroom is perfect for large groups or families with two master bedrooms and one guest bedroom. It also has expansive living areas and fully equipped kitchen. Step outside to your private tropical garden complete with an infinity pool and Jacuzzi.

One Bedroom Retreat Pool Villa

The One Bedroom Retreat Pool Villa has a great location close to Ojas, one of the Estate's principal wellness areas. With ample living space and outdoor decking with forest views and a 11m pool, its an ideal spot for couples wanting some privacy.

Two Bedroom Retreat Pool Villa

Close to the tennis courts, the Two Bedroom Retreat Pool Villa boasts a private swimming pool and large living and dining area. Benefiting from an outdoor terrace, overlook the forest canopy whilst you kick back with an evening drink. One bedroom is located on the first floor and the second on the ground floor, with its own entrance.

Umabona

Known for its grandeur, Umabona is one-of-a-kind. Find fine antiques and regal furniture complimented with richly painted walls. The views are just as astonishing, look out towards Mount Batu Karu.

Childcare

Children are welcome at Como Shambala but there are no specific facilities except babysitting and they are not permitted in the Spa area.

Facilities

There are two restaurants - Glow and Kudus House, both of which serve nutritious healthy food with raw foods being included on all menus. Glow is a contemporary airy restaurant with an open kitchen and fantastic Asian flavors. Kudos House is a more intimate restaurant occupying a 150 year old former Javanese residence. There are snacks served by the pool and there is also extensive room service. Other facilities include a fully equipped gym and of course an extensive spa and health center.

Activities

There is a complimentary daily activities program at Como Shambhala including yoga, Pilates, tai chi, aqua classes and guided morning walks. Outside the estate other activities include rock climbing and treks, rafting and cultural activities.

Reviews

4

Charlotte Loughlin (Staff)

Renowned as a wellness retreat this resort will have you relaxed as soon as you walk through the lobby. Enjoy the manicured grounds surrounded by the rich tropical forest while you take part in complimentary yoga classes and resort walks. Take spa relaxation to the next level by enjoying your treatments in pavilions located near the river deep in the forest.

5

Charlotte Winter (Staff)

If youre looking for some real rest and relaxation, then Como Shambhala Estate is a fantastic choice. Its an absolutely beautiful property, just a short drive outside of Ubud and surrounded by terraced rice fields and tropical jungle. There are a number of different packages for you to choose from during your stay, such as rejuvenation or detox, all of which are individually tailored. The accommodation here is wonderful and is based each of the four elements water, fire, air and earth. The rooms and suites are located in the five Residences where you share the swimming pool and communal area with other guests. If youre looking for more privacy you can either take a whole Residence or opt for one of the chic freestanding villas.

5

Sarah Rowan (Staff)

This exquisite wellness retreat is in the most idyllic setting for a total getaway in an unimaginably beautiful setting. Surrounded by lush jungles, gardens, with the noise of the Ayan River meandering through the grounds, it is the perfect setting for a tranquil and calming break. On arrival you will be guided by your Key Consultant to ensure your stay is totally personalized from the food you eat, treatments you have and exercise you do. The spa pavilions are ingeniously dotted all around the grounds, leading down to the river at the bottom, where you can enjoy the noises of nature while indulging in your treatment. The food and juices are masterfully delicious and wholesome. There are a variety of accommodation options on offer to suit varying budgets, all beautifully designed with a great feeling of space and privacy. All this and the town of Ubud is just a 30 minute drive away should you want to enjoy the rich culture on offer and the abundance of cafs and healthy eateries.

5

Marina Byers (Staff)

When entering COMO Shambhala Estate, one enters a world of relaxation and purity. Concentrating heavily on being a wellness orientated lifestyle brand, COMO Shambhala has a vast range of treatments and wellness programs to offer. The resorts 21 suites and 9 villas are each located amongst the stunning, unspoiled and tropical landscape. The rooms are all names after different elements from Tirta-Ening meaning Clear Water, to Tejasuara meaning Sound of Fire. This really does emphasise the incredibly tranquil ambience of the property. There are two dining options; 'Glow' is the resorts COMO Shambhala cuisine, where you can enjoy nutritious and healthy food, and 'Kudus House' which offers delicious Indonesian cuisine.

5

Olivia Smith (Staff)

The moment I arrived at Como Shambhala I was completely overcome by not only the stunning location but also the utter peace and serenity that envelops this beautiful holistic spa retreat. The focus here is on health and wellbeing, which is reflected in the cuisine, activities and incredible spa and it is the ultimate Balinese getaway if you are looking to pamper both body and mind. Whether you embark on a specially tailored program or simply enjoy the yoga, spa and other amazing facilities, you will undoubtedly leave feeling rejuvenated. The accommodation is also beautiful and the food delicious - I was surprised just how much I enjoyed the raw food menu at the Glow restaurant.

Experiences

  • Bali Street Food Tour

    From exotic fruits to exquisite beef rendang, fish fresh from the ocean to regional delicacies, a tour of Denpasar’s street food stalls is a chance to uncover the cultural nuances of the country while enjoying the flavors of its famed cuisines.

  • Sunrise over Mount Batur

    Experience incredible views from the summit of Mount Batur as the sun rises. Have breakfast before your descent and visit three younger craters with evidence of lava flow and finally enjoy a soothing dip in Toya Bungkah hot springs.

Vacation Ideas

  • Classic Bali Spa Retreat

    Ubud, Seminyak

    from $5100 pp 11 nights

    • The team of experts at Como Shambhala focus on combining modern science with ancient healing
    • The bath and spa products used by Como will not be forgotten
    • Como believes that healthy cuisine can and should be nutritious and delicious.
  • Classic Bali Spa Retreat

    Ubud, Seminyak

    from $5100 pp 11 nights

    • The team of experts at Como Shambhala focus on combining modern science with ancient healing
    • The bath and spa products used by Como will not be forgotten
    • Como believes that healthy cuisine can and should be nutritious and delicious.

Location & directions

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

The Como Shambhala Estate is situated in southern Bali, 6.5km (20-minute drive) south of Ubud and right on the banks of the River Ayung.

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