Carefree with Como



Hidden away in the super chilled village of UBUD, Bali, UMA By Como was such a relaxing and carefree experience that it was difficult to leave. We were completely immersed in the culture of Bali while enjoying an absolutely flawless experience, from food to spa to exquisite accommodation among the paddy fields and hills of this lush Indonesian island.

I always believe that the best experiences are those that let you experience the highest level of service in a comfortable and easy manner. You couldn’t want anything more than being able to relax, switch the brain off and completely focus on the love of your life.

Their 46 rooms and suites exude the charm of a traditional Indonesian village except the feel is also quietly contemporary, from bedrooms to landscaped courtyards and infinity-edged plunge pools.

UMA By Como’s impeccable standards provided the space we needed for a carefree relaxing getaway. They’re attentiveness went far beyond our expectations right from the moment we stepped foot out of the car. After a bustling day of travelling, nothing set the mood better than being whisked away to paradise with chilled fresh pressed juices, cool towels and a mini entourage to move us and our luggage to our suite.

This “mini-village” was completely made for escape: the generous room sizes, private gardens, bathrooms which connected to the outdoors and the adjoining amenities made you feel like you could have easily been the only people on the planet. Of course, the modern conveniences of air-conditioning, mosquito nets, candles and luxurious linen quickly reminded you that you were in fact being taken care of by the Como family.


Como Shambhala was another treasure we were able to experience on our trip to Bali. The resort specialises in hands-on healing combining traditional Eastern techniques with scientific advances. With their consultative, proactive approach, their experts recommend appropriate therapies and make suggestions according to your end pursuit. Their service is intuitive, empathetic and compassionate, making you feel nurtured and supported every step of the way.

But the service they provide isn’t simply pampering; it is deeply knowledgeable, ranging from highly trained facialists to yoga teachers to Ayurvedic doctors. Therapists are also cross-trained at their different facilities, ensuring a high level of consistency and constantly refreshed expertise.

COMO Shambhala proposes that tranquillity need not to be found in any specific location but with the right tools, it can be discovered within oneself, by exploring body, mind and spirit.


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Carly Tia