Bali offers the perfect balance with its luxury spa estates, hidden yoga retreats and a shoreline blessed with some of the world’s best surfing breaks, not to mention the world-renowned Como Shambhala Estate

Bali is known for its exclusive retreats, spectacular jungle surroundings and long stretches of beach that serve the surfing community, not to mention yoga, kaftans and authentic wooden furniture. But, perhaps the most prominent thing Bali is it’s dedication to wellbeing and spirituality – it is the ultimate place to relax and rejuvenate.

Once you’ve had enough of the surf, crowds and hustle and bustle of Bali’s touristic Seminyak (don’t even bother with Kuta), home to the high-end boutiques and some of Bali’s finest restaurants, head in-land, to Bali’s spiritual, jungle and bustling centre, Ubud. As you drive the winding roads away from the coast, Bali comes into its own. The shops and mopeds give way to emerald paddy fields, lush jungle vegetation, art galleries and the peaks of Bali’s volcanoes far off in the distance. Nestled just outside of Ubud, on the banks of the River Ayung, you will find the ultimate in wellbeing destinations, the COMO Shambhala Estate, a residential health retreat that promises total commitment to your wellbeing.

The COMO Shambhala Estate, is focused not only on luxury accommodation but on providing guests with an unrivaled holistic, wellness experience. Each guest receives an initial wellness consultation upon arrival. With your personal consultant you can discuss your ambitions and requirements and then develop a plan of treatments and therapies for your stay. Between your treatments, therapies and physical activities (including whitewater rafting, yoga and mountain biking), take a swim in the estates natural spring pools which flow down into the river below or dine at one of the two restaurants serving the COMO Shambahla healthy cuisine – Glow or Kudus House. We opted for Glow, with it’s raw organic food menu, focused on providing delicious dishes designed to provide maximum taste and nutrition. Of course, you may wish to follow your cuisine recommendations, prepared specifically to match your tastes and needs by the estate’s resident nutritionist.

Accommodation involves a mix of exclusive bedrooms, suites, villas and residences, all with modern design features and indigenous detailing. Each is different from the next, in terms of style, positioning and mood, ensuring that there is something to suit even the most discerning of travellers.

The estates holistic approach to providing guests with a wellness experience focused of the mind, body and spirit sets it miles apart form anywhere else. The focus on the quality of ingredients in the food and in the spa products mean it’s easy and enjoyable to make the healthy choice, every time. Como Shambhala Estate really is a unique place, in an unforgettable location.

Visit  www.cse.como.bz for more information about the wellness breaks on offer.