Hidden deep in the tropical jungle, on the banks of the Ayung River, Shambhala Estate in Ubud is a sumptuous combination of a top-class boutique hotel and luxurious spa—devoted entirely to wellness and beauty.
The spa sessions in this beautiful place are the most important aspect of the hotel experience.
The award-winning COMO Shambhala Spa consists of four pavilions and nine treatment rooms where guests are massaged, soaked, steamed, wrapped, purified.
There is an outdoor pool for hydrotherapy, a yoga pavilion, a sauna and steam room, and hidden in the spectacular water gardens surrounding spa are also the pilates studio, gym, tennis court, and even a climbing wall.
Even the cuisine at COMO is merely a complement to biological spa treatments. Based on organic, mostly local products, the food is healthy and tasty.
The suites and rooms are grouped in five Residences, built around a large swimming pool, but the architect also conceived a few detached villas with private swimming pools. These offer enhanced privacy.
Scattered among the jungle clearings, the Residences are architecturally distinctive, however all share the same harmony with the lush jungle. At COMO Shambala everything is perfectly synchronized with the rich, tropical greenery.
The interiors are well furnished with old European wood furniture and Asian antiques. Colonial-style beds and polished teak floors complement Indonesian artefacts, carved products from Burma and Mongolian rugs. Each bathroom is stunning, with vast stone tub and an outdoor shower—one even has its own waterfall.