For a truly memorable experience, guests are invited to participate in a water blessing in the estate's lush green gardens. The Source, an ancient spring of rejuvenating holy water, can be found bubbling near to Ayung River. A local priest guides guests, attired in traditional Balinese dress, through the chanting and ceremony protocol. Standing next to the statue of the god Ganesha, participants cleanse themselves with water's healing minerals. After the ceremony, they are proclaimed cleansed in body, mind and soul.
With its beautiful surroundings and private residences - particularly those with private pools - Como Shambhala Estate is the perfect place for couples to unwind. Guest can enjoy a walk through the estate's lush rice paddy fields or venture beyond the resort's giant ferns and lush foliage to the cultural heart of Ubud, with its fascinating Hindu temples and shrines. Couples can experience the best of Balinese private dining with intimate meals in a host of romantic and unusual locales, from the guest's private residence to Como Shambhala's beautiful Tea House.
Spa & Wellness
Guests benefit from a range of spa therapies, beauty treatments and activities, including yoga, Pilates, qigong and meditation. With nine treatment rooms, an outdoor vitality pool, gym and a heated hydrotherapy pool, the resort offers superb facilities, along with a diverse range of Asian and Western-inspired holistic treatments developed especially for Como Shambhala Estate. Expert consultants and therapists include the very best of Ayurvedic and reflexology disciplines, with Specialist Retreat weeks led by visiting Masters taking place throughout the year.
Culture & History
If you fancy a day away from the retreat, the town of Ubud comes highly recommended, especially for the Monkey Forest Sanctuary and bustling stores selling handicrafts and local products.
Dining & Gourmet
A firm focus on nutrition helps guests balance blood-sugars and boost energy levels, with a choice of flexible dining options to suit diverse moods and tastes. At Kudus House, the full flavour of Indonesian cuisine can be enjoyed, while on all-day menus at Glow, deliciously healthy meals are sampled while observing chefs at work in the open kitchen. There's a resident nutritionist to assist those on specific wellness diets and an Ayurvedic doctor also creates tailored dishes to suit individual needs.
COMO Shambhala Estate's team is proud to devise a completely bespoke programme to help each guest find a sense of peace to carry forward into their everyday lives. To complement the spa treatments there is also Pilates, yoga, cycling and hiking available.