COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali
This luxury resort and wellness retreat offers a slice of paradise near Bali's artistic center.
Located near the artists' town of Ubud and the River Ayung, with a sacred spring revered for its healing properties, COMO Shambhala Estate is a treat for nature lovers and those who want to learn about other cultures. Guests can follow the daily activities schedule, which usually starts with an estate walk and includes yoga, meditation, circuit training, Pilates, Balinese dance and gamelan, or request a personalized adventure. Rowing, rafting and exploring volcanoes are part of the program, and healthy cuisine, physical activity and cultural discovery are all themes in COMO Shambhala's holistic approach to wellness. Guests can visit the Tirta Empul water temple for a purification ceremony and blessing; ascend Mount Batur; trek along the Campuhan Ridge, with views of the Wos Rivers, rice terraces and eighth-century Pura Gunung Lebah temple; and visit Ubud with a local guide to get an insider's look at this charming artisan town. A unique location for business retreats and meetings, COMO Shambhala Estate can arrange healthy cuisine, team-building activities and personal assistants. Dining is an event, with gourmet Indonesian cuisine in the 150-year-old former Javanese residence at the ornate Kudus House. There is also the informal and friendly atmosphere of glow, which has an open kitchen and serves Sunday brunch.