Considered one of a sort but wholly linked, every COMO lodge and resort displays its distinctive place on the earth whereas aligning the ideas of holistic wellness, healthful delicacies and provoking journey. The result’s one thing all of sudden refined, relaxed and transformational. Spanning Indonesia, Maldives, Italy, Turks and Caicos, and Australia, we take a better have a look at eight of the model’s paradisiacal properties.
Dense jungle, rice terraces, sandy seashores, energetic 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 remedy modalities, their menu contains Ayurveda, hydrotherapy, reflexology, yoga and Pilates. The water right here is understood 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 variety in Bali. Sanskrit for house or home, Uma properties comply with 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 heart. Considered one of their hottest experiences is a tour as much as the Mount Batur crater with a freewheel all the way in which all the way down to Sebali. Again on the peaceable property, there are chef-hosted cookery courses to study the strategies of a standard Indonesian meal.
Meting out the most effective 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 wood walkways. The clear blue sea that surrounds is understood 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 visitors 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 essentially the most luxurious variety. After all, 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 day by day courses and, every now and then, particular packages 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. 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 anticipate, there’s Michelin-starred eating at La Torre, which transforms native elements into suave, creative Italian delicacies. Experiences delve additional into this meals and wine-rich land, from truffle looking to pizza making. One also can get a hen’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 a long time of accolades to show it, most 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 lately renovated too. Days might be spent kayaking via the mangrove forest, chartering a personal boat, taking yoga courses 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 celebrities 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 the 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 outdated 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.