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Como Shambala Estate

COMO Shambala Estate at Begawan Giri is a private estate located amidst the serenity of Bali's stunning landscape, close to Ubud, Bali's creative and cultural centre. Spread out over eight hectares of lush tropical gardens are the estate's five uniquely styled and appointed residences comprising 22 suites.

The concept is, simply, Life Style. It is a lifestyle that affords you the ultimate in luxury accommodation, the natural beauty that is exclusive to Bali and the privacy of living is your own personal, tropical hideaway. You can reserve either a single suite or an entire residence. The emphasis is on choice and the fulfillment of all of your wishes to allow you to share in the experience, magic and lifestyle of the area.

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"A Retreat For Change"
One of the interesting place to be experienced at Ubud area is COMO Shambhala. The Estate is a unique residential health retreat located in Bali, in inland jungle on a peaceful riverbank.
With the holistic concept and philosophy is brought to life by international specialists using state-of-the-art facilities in one of the world's most compelling natural forests. It is a beauty place where spring water is sacred, revered by Balinese for its healing properties. It is a place where guests can find space to make informed life changes that will matter for the rest of their years. It is also a place of beauty where silence still reigns.

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Accommodation is among the most private and spacious of its kind, built into the jungle, clearings and above the Ayung river. RESIDENCES: There are five Residences, each with four or five suites and a large swimming pool:

BAYUGITA: Bayugita (Windsong) is an architectural exercise in simplicity, combining the simple lines of Balinese tradition with details from colonial Java (Victorian antique baths, Venetian and Dutch colonial beds). Cooling breezes move through the interior, comprising a 96sq metre master suite with private Jacuzzi, one 80sq metre deluxe suite, two standard suites and a study, which can be converted into an additional bedroom or used for spa treatments. If the Residence is booked in its entirety, guests share the living/dining area adjoining the master suite. There is a dramatic infinity-edge pool stretching towards rice fields.

TIRTA-ENING: Tirta-Ening (Clear Water) is dominated by a 91sq metre principal suite with an exquisite Japanese water garden featuring a private waterfall. The entire Residence has a Zen feel. The sound of water can be heard throughout. The dining and living rooms cover some 113 square metres, and are happily shared with guests booked into Tirta-Ening, deluxe suite or two terrace suites. The pool is stunning. There is a central floating pavilion constructed from batu kuning (yellow rock) and teak wood with an ironwood shingled roof, reminiscent of old Javanese homes. Other highlights include hand-carved doors, stone carvings and Chinese antiques.

TEJASUARA: Tejasuara (Sound of Fire) is a bold, primitive-style Residence, inspired by Sumba (1200 tonnes of stone imported from this island were used in its construction). Detailing includes tribal cloth furnishing, black bamboo beds and thatch roofing. A fire pit burns beside the infinity pool, which overlooks fields of lemongrass, a spice also endemic to Sumba. The two terrace suites are substantial each 83 square metres, exceeding the 70sq metre master suite, which has a private Jacuzzi, outdoor shower, meditation garden, courtyard and pavilion. There is a large communal living and dining room, a deluxe suite and study/extra bedroom.

WANAKASA: Wanakasa (Forest in the Mist) comprises a master suite with private Jacuzzi, a deluxe suite, terrace suite, two standard suites and a study/extra bedroom. It is set amongst the trees, the pool semi-circular edge echoing the bend of the Ayung River that lies 100 metres below. The main living pavilion is supported by huge columns fashioned from the wide trunks of bingkirai trees. Together with teak floors and the ironwood shingle roofs, it feels like a five-star tree-house. Interiors have a contemporary edge, fashioned from light-speckled tiger bamboo and 150-year-old teak.

UMA BONA: Umabona (House of the Earth) boasts The Estate's grandest accommodation the Royal Suite, comprising two master suites, a Jacuzzi, private infinity pool, living room and dining room (308 square metres). In addition, there is a terrace suite, standard suite and study all sharing a pool, living and dining room with a wood-fired pizza oven. The aesthetic is inspired by the Majapahit palaces and their formal pleasure gardens. Interiors include hand carvings, fine antiques, courtly furniture, gilding, richly painted walls and precious textiles. Views are exceptional, looking towards Mount Batu Karu.

VILLAS: There are five one, two and three-bedroom standalone Villas with assorted living space and private pools. Pita Linggar (Golden Space) comprises 2 master bedrooms (with indoor and outdoor bathrooms) and 1 guest bedroom (on pool level). This two-storey villa is characterised by an expanse of space, with a living, dining and kitchen area, in addition to a garden, decking, Jacuzzi and an infinity-edge swimming pool (10m x 4m).

GIRI ANTARA (Distant Mountain) includes 2 master bedrooms and 1 guest bedroom. It is well-positioned with peerless views. The specification is similar to Pita Linggar (total covered space is 275m2 as opposed to the latter's 299m2).

SUKMA TARU (Spirit Tree) comprises 1 master bedroom and 1 guest bedroom, with spectacular views of the wild river valley. It has a lively, open ambience, with plenty of pool deck space and an outdoor bale. It is the smallest of the three three-bedroom villas, covering 184m2 with an infinity-edge swimming pool (9m x 4m).

GESING KANILA (Bamboo Whispering) comprises 1 master bedroom. It is quiet and secluded, surrounded by bamboo trees. There is a substantial upstairs balcony, as well as a living, dining and kitchen area (42m2). The garden has an infinity-edge swimming pool (7.7m x 4m) and Jacuzzi.

CHANDRA MURNI (Pure Moon) comprises 1 master bedroom and 1 guest bedroom over 163m2. Quiet and completely private, this villa provides memorable views of the surrounding mountain peaks. There is a living/dining area and separate kitchen, in addition to a garden with swimming pool (9mx10m) and Jacuzzi.

GARDEN VILLAS: There are three two-bedroom Garden Villas which feature living, dining, kitchen areas and private pools. Garden Villas are called Kusumalaya (House of Flowers), Shantivana (Peaceful Forest) and Saundarya (Beauty). Each villa has two king size bedrooms (one can be a twin), one master bedroom, with dressing room, bathroom (double vanity unit), steam/shower, outdoor shower, extensive outdoor deck, living/dining room and private 12m pool with Jacuzzi jet. The upper level has one guest bedroom (king) with its own outdoor terrace, shower room, double vanity unit bathroom and dressing room.

RETREAT VILLAS: Retreat Villas are called Taramala (Garland of Stars) and Vasudhara (Mother Earth). Each villa has one king size bedroom, a double treatment room, living room, dressing room, steam/shower, bathroom (double Taramala vanity unit), outdoor deck and private 11m pool with Jacuzzi jet.

The following guest room amenities are available:
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephones
  • Internet access
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Electronic safe
  • Private bar
  • COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Complimentary tea/coffee making facilities
  • Personal assistant

Light snack menu featuring healthy sates, sorbets, and granitas served in bamboo steamers, wooden vessels and banana-leaf wraps can be enjoyed in the Ojas area and beside the pool. At the Estate, facilities all cater to maximize every guest's sense of peace, with a vast amount of space shared by deliberately few guests. Retreat to a quiet spring pool down by the River Ayung, or sit and read a book in one of the shady bales at Kedara. Wander down stone paths cut through the forest, or simply hang out by the main pool at Ojas positioned in the Estate's sunny clearing.

A contemporary, open-sided, all-day dining restaurant featuring is Glow with its open kitchen, so the guest can watch their fresh food as it's prepared, the signature of healthful COMO Shambhala cuisine.

The Kudus House is a more intimate space, occupying a 150-year old former Javanese residence. At night, it offers a quiet, gourmet experience. It serves breakfast and dinner and showcases the diverse influences, flavours and spices of Indonesia’s regions.

Every day there will be Complimentary Activities Schedule, free guided morning walks, daily Yoga classes and numerous other health-related activities:

  • Indoor and Jungle Gyms
    The AC indoor gym features a multi-station gym comprising a flat exercise bench, dumbells, pec fly, leg press, seated leg extension and lat pull-down machines. There's 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.

  • Kedara and The Source
    The Estate’s location is predicated upon the existence of The Source, a natural spring on site that has long been revered by locals for its healing properties. Water from The Source fills Kedara, which is Sanskrit for ‘Water Garden’. This is located down numerous stone steps. You pass through the forest, towards the edge of the River Ayung. There are four treatment bales, relaxation areas and small, fresh pools.

  • 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 Vitality 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.

  • Meeting Room
    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. The Estate also has a full-service Business Centre.

  • Ojas
    Ojas (Sanskrit for 'Essence of Life') is the principal treatment area with various therapy rooms. It is located at the heart of the property, in a forest clearing. The facilities here also include the Vitality Pool, a main swimming pool and Yoga pavilion located on the upper floor.

  • Pilates Studio
    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.

  • Rock Climbing
  • Shikhara
    Shikhara is the Estate’s base for consultations, with four dedicated rooms for one-on-one sessions with our Ayurvedic doctor, among others. This is a quiet, private area where guests can also find out about all COMO Shambhala Activities including detailed information on schedules as well as hiking and biking adventures that take you further afield.

  • Tennis Court
    Tennis is always a popular activity, played casually between fellow guests of the Estate. We have a 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.

  • Treatment Rooms
    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. They are cool and contemporary, each with a privacy screen. At Kedara, there are four treatment rooms, which are open sided. 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.

  • 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 and the COMO Shambhala Active Living collection (including Yogawear for men and women). Also available 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.

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Where to stay in Ubud Area


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Located about 60 minutes from Denpasar’s international airport, and 10 minutes from the arts community of Ubud in Central Bali, Amandari perched above the verdant Ayung River Gorge outskirt of Ubud, it overlooks natural forest and an emerald green cascade of rice paddies, tilled as they have been for centuries. Amandari is also an intrinsic part of Kedewatan, a village that upholds the same age-old traditions and values that the Balinese, a people for whom family and happiness are paramount, have believed in and practiced for centuries.


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With the increasing number of direct flight to Bali from some other parts of the world, it makes it easier to go to Bali.

From Bali, flight to Jakarta is about 1.5 hours, to Singapore and Perth (Australia) 2.5 and 3 hours, to Hong Kong about 4.5 hours, and to Sydney/Melbourne about 5.5 to 6 hours, with various airlines offering their services.

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Ngurah Rai Bali Airport

Waka di Ume Ubud Resort and Spa a very different resort in Ubud. An Oasis of quite and serenity, only minutes from the hustle and bustle of Ubud, the cultural and artistic heart of Bali . You will stay in one of the eighteen individualistic and distinctive dwelling units, scattered down the gentle hillside flanked by rice fields. Everywhere at Waka di Ume Ubud Resort and Spa, you are surrounded by the textures and colour of nature, dressed slate, tiles, smooth unpainted wood, soft homespun, fabrics, intricate worked copper, fragrant alang-alang grass roofing, natural bamboo, rough cut stone, flowers and foliage.

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