Certainly one of a sort but wholly linked, every COMO resort and resort displays its distinctive place on the 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 marvel 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 gives an expert-led Built-in Wellness Program with customized delicacies, remedy and exercise schedules. Drawing from Asian and Western holistic therapy modalities, their menu contains 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 dwelling or home, Uma properties observe a philosophy of “quiet consolation in culturally wealthy areas.” Within the case of Uma Ubud, it’s nestled delightfully near the eating places, outlets and museums in Ubud’s middle. Certainly one of their hottest experiences is a tour as much as the Mount Batur crater with a freewheel all the best way all the way down to Sebali. Again on the peaceable property, there are chef-hosted cookery lessons to study the strategies of a conventional Indonesian meal.
Meting out the very best of Bali seaside tradition is COMO Uma Canggu (proven proper). On the south coast, a number of 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 personal butler service in a single’s personal impeccably designed residence, there’s loads of laidback residing 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 under left) is an intimate water world of 33 Dhoni-inspired overwater villas, every reaching out from the island and into the lagoon by picket walkways. The clear blue sea that surrounds is thought for world-class diving, with a pinnacle pure marvel 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 without doubt one of the most substantial—with a full menu of holistic remedies, complementary day by day lessons and, every now and then, particular packages guided by visiting wellness consultants.
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. Previous 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 elements into clever, ingenious Italian delicacies. Experiences delve additional into this meals and wine-rich land, from truffle looking to pizza making. One may also get a chook’s-eye view of the bounty with sizzling air ballooning at dawn.
TURKS AND CAICOS
Encompassing 1,000 acres of an idyllic personal island within the Caribbean, COMO Parrot Cay is a hospitality icon with many years of accolades to show it, most just lately claiming our 2023 title for Finest Seaside Lodge. One of many model’s first resorts, its enduring greatness is multifold, starting with the pleasant proven fact that every Keith Hobbs-designed seaside home, villa and residence comes with its personal personal pool and direct entry to the stunningly white sand—all just lately renovated too. Days might be spent kayaking via the mangrove forest, chartering a non-public 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 effectively after the celebs come out.
Down beneath, historical past and magnificence converge at COMO The Treasury. Inside a restored 19th-century State Constructing in Perth’s Central Enterprise District, the boutique resort is a perfect dwelling 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.