One in all a sort but wholly related, every COMO lodge and resort displays its distinctive place on this planet whereas aligning the ideas of holistic wellness, healthful delicacies and provoking journey. The result’s one thing abruptly refined, relaxed and transformational. Spanning Indonesia, Maldives, Italy, Turks and Caicos, and Australia, we take a more in-depth take a look at eight of the model’s paradisiacal properties.
Dense jungle, rice terraces, sandy seashores, lively volcanos, vibrant tradition—Bali packs a lot into one island, it’s no surprise COMO has positioned three spectacular properties right here. Whereas all the model’s retreats incorporate wellness, COMO Shambhala Property, named for the Sanskrit phrase for peace, particularly facilities itself round it. Within the village of Begawan ensconced by forest and between two rivers, the vacation spot wellness retreat of 30 breezy rooms, suites and villas affords an expert-led Built-in Wellness Program with personalised delicacies, remedy and exercise schedules. Drawing from Asian and Western holistic therapy modalities, their menu consists of Ayurveda, hydrotherapy, reflexology, yoga and Pilates. The water right here is thought for its therapeutic properties, and the top is a Water Spring Blessing, washing in al Balinese apparel beside a statue of the god Ganesha and rising refreshed in thoughts and spirit.
Fifteen minutes away from Shambhala Property, COMO Uma Ubud (proven left) was the primary of its sort in Bali. Sanskrit for house or home, Uma properties comply with a philosophy of “quiet consolation in culturally wealthy places.” Within the case of Uma Ubud, it’s nestled delightfully near the eating places, outlets and museums in Ubud’s heart. One in all their hottest experiences is a tour as much as the Mount Batur crater with a freewheel all the best way right down to Sebali. Again on the peaceable property, there are chef-hosted cookery lessons to be taught the strategies of a conventional Indonesian meal.
Shelling out one of the best of Bali seashore tradition is COMO Uma Canggu (proven proper). On the south coast, just a few sandy steps from a surf break, the resort companions with Tropicsurf to serve up wave-riding classes for all ranges. Whether or not or not it’s lazy Sunday Brunching poolside at COMO Seaside Membership whereas the younger ones are entertained at Play by COMO or relaxed eating by non-public butler service in a single’s personal impeccably designed residence, there’s loads of laidback dwelling too.
Over to the really away-from-it-all atolls of the Maldives, COMO has created a twin island expertise in the archipelago with two totally different properties, only a wildly scenic Malé coral atolls, COMO Cocoa Island (proven above and beneath left) is an intimate water world of 33 Dhoni-inspired overwater villas, every reaching out from the island and into the lagoon by wood walkways. The clear blue sea that surrounds is thought for world-class diving, with a pinnacle pure surprise being a swim alongside a whale shark, one the ocean’s gentlest giants.
Within the particularly distant Thaa Atoll, the bigger COMO Maalifushi (proven proper) lets friends select a multi-room villa both overwater or on dry sand enveloped by tropical flora. With coral reefs throughout, there are to-dive-for experiences right here too, together with a one-of-a-kind picnic to a sandbank to momentarily really feel like castaways, albeit probably the most luxurious sort. In fact, each Maldivian properties have their very own award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat—Maalifushi’s is likely one of the most substantial—with a full menu of holistic remedies, complementary every day lessons and, every so often, particular applications guided by visiting wellness specialists.
Some 4,000 miles away because the crow flies, COMO Castello del Nero is perched above the rolling hills of Tuscany’s Chianti wine area. Outdated world meets new on this th–century fortress with each Renaissance frescos and recent inside design by Paola Navone. Together with the COMO wellness facilities one involves count on, there’s Michelin-starred eating at La Torre, which transforms native components into suave, ingenious Italian delicacies. Experiences delve additional into this meals and wine-rich land, from truffle looking to pizza making. One can even get a fowl’s-eye view of the bounty with sizzling air ballooning at dawn.
TURKS AND CAICOS
Encompassing 1,000 acres of an idyllic non-public island within the Caribbean, COMO Parrot Cay is a hospitality icon with a long time of accolades to show it, most just lately claiming our 2023 title for Greatest Seaside Resort. One of many model’s first resorts, its enduring greatness is multifold, starting with the pleasant incontrovertible fact that every Keith Hobbs-designed seashore home, villa and residence comes with its personal non-public pool and direct entry to the stunningly white sand—all just lately renovated too. Days could be spent kayaking by means of the mangrove forest, chartering a personal boat, taking yoga lessons or doing little or no in any respect. Together with painterly pastel sunsets, COMO Seaside Membership serves up cocktails and dance-worthy music which performs on properly after the celebs come out.
Down underneath, historical past and elegance converge at COMO The Treasury. Inside a restored 19th-century State Constructing in Perth’s Central Enterprise District, the boutique lodge is a perfect house base for exploring town’s buying, eating and particular occasions or the broader wonders of Western Australia. Together with two onsite eating places, farm and forage-focused Wildflower and osteria-style Put up, there are the Cape Arid Rooms reserved for the refined custom of Afternoon Tea. Down within the previous vault, COMO Shambhala City Escape doles out the model’s famend wellness remedies, whereas atop the property a 20-meter indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling glass throughout makes for one refreshing view. Then once more, when it involves COMO, it’s all refreshing.