COMO Shambhala Estate is a private estate located amidst the serenity of Bali's stunning landscape, close to Ubud, Bali's creative and cultural centre. Accommodations are a mix of contemporary design and indigenous detailing, with houses dramatically inset into the forest, in jade-green clearings and above the River Ayung. Each is different from the next, with subtle shifts in mood, view and spirit. You can take a whole Residence if travelling with family or a group of friends; alternatively, take a suite or room in a Residence and share pools and select living areas with other guests. Private and Retreat Villas allow for couples and single travellers to be entirely private; some include their own spa facilities. All guests are assigned a Personal Assitant to help ensure a seamless stay. The concept is, simply, Life Style.
The Estate is a 15-minute drive from Ubud, and a one-hour drive from Denpasar, Bali's international airport.
COMO Shambhala Shop
The COMO Shambhala Shop is located within Shikhara, close to the main lobby. The boutique sells COMO Shambhala body, hair and skin care products from our seven ranges blends (all based on essential oils and natural plant extracts), COMO Shambhala jewellery, the COMO Shambhala Active Living collection (including Yogawear for men and women), Yoga bags, Yoga mats and small gift items produced by the COMO Shambhala Foundation. Further clothing is available, including resortwear, as well as Yoga CDs, DVDs and books on health and wellbeing.
Indoor and Jungle Gyms
The indoor gym is located beneath Kudus House restaurant. Fully air-conditioned with views of the forest, it features a multi-station gym comprising a flat exercise bench, dumbells, pec fly machine, leg press machine, seated leg extension machine and lat pull-down machine. Cardiovascular equipment includes a treadmill, upright and recumbent bikes, an elliptical stryder machine and punch bag.
Cut into the forest is a Jungle Gym located close to Bayugita Residence. Personal training can be done here, using balancing and pull-up bars.
Lap and Hydrotherapy Pools
Water is a key element in COMO Shambhala's healing processes. Guests of the Estate are therefore encouraged to make use of the main lap pool, located at Ojas, which is infinity-edged, with compelling views of the clearing and forest beyond. This is also where you will find the Hydrotherapy Pool. The water is from the local spring, known as The Source, is chlorine-free and using a bio-energy water treatment system, is kept soft and clear. It can help heal skin rashes and is anti-ageing.
This is a beautifully located fully air-conditioned room with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Located above the lobby, it offers excellent views of the property. It seats a maximum of 30 people for theatre-style set up. Audio visual facilities are available, as well as wireless Internet access. Hire charges are available on request. The Estate also has a full-service Business Centre.
Rejuvenation and Education
Incorporate a seminar into your spa visit. The facility is wired to accommodate the latest presentation technology. Anything from a 20-minute to a full-day session can be customised to your group's needs.
The air-conditioned Pilates Studio is located in a quiet spot on the tree-covered hillside above the Ayung River, beneath Kudus House restaurant. The studio is stocked with state-of-the-art equipment including two Reformers, a Wunder Chair, Barrel and Frame, fit balls, foam rollers and flex ring toners for use in Mat classes.
Kudus House serves breakfast and dinner and showcases the diverse influences, flavours and spices of Indonesia’s regions. It is a more intimate space, occupying a 150-year old former Javanese residence. At night, it offers a quiet, gourmet experience.
In the Ojas area and beside the pool, you can enjoy a light snack menu featuring healthy sates, sorbets, and granitas served in bamboo steamers, wooden vessels and banana-leaf wraps.
For a challenging experience that's also open to beginners, The Estate has built a climbing wall located behind Bayugita Residence.
Tennis is always a popular activity, played casually between fellow guests of The Estate. New all-weather court, located close to The Garden Villas, a two-minute walk from Ojas. Rackets, balls and partners can be provided, as well as a tennis pro.
At Ojas, there are nine treatment rooms in pale white and woods, including three for couples. They are generously spaced and flooded with natural light. Designed by Koichiro Ikebuchi, they are cool and contemporary, each with an ensuite bathroom and privacy screen.
At Kedara, there are four treatment rooms, which are open sided, built from natural materials. You can hear the sound of water in the spring pools that surround, but otherwise nothing except for birds. These treatment rooms are particularly meditative and have a spirit all of their own.
At Shikhara, find four consultation rooms. This is where one-on-one sessions are held in various subjects, including Ayurveda.
Yoga Pavilion and Bale
The Estate has a principal Yoga Pavilion with two open sides located on the upper floor of Ojas, the main treatment area at the heart of the property. In addition, there is a smaller Yoga Bale located in a quiet corner close to Umabona This is open-sided, cooled by the forest breezes. Equipment includes chairs, bolsters and straps.