Como Shambhala Estate, Ubud

Best For

Those looking to embark on a health retreat in the heart of Ubud

the Low Down

COMO Shambhala Estate is a natural luxury hideaway and residential health retreat combining a deep-rooted approach to wellness with state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional villa accommodation. A ‘retreat for change’; there are few places that offer such an extensive and immersive wellness experience, combining healthy, energy-giving food for every meal with a dynamic itinerary of activities and treatments created according to your needs. Whether you’re looking for a yoga retreat in Bali or a total wellness overhaul, COMO Shambhala Estate offers a nurturing environment in which to progress. The idea is to help guests make informed life changes that will last well beyond their stay. When creating the resort, Cheong Yew Kuan—an architect with conspicuous respect for the environment and indigenous styles of building—worked with interior designer Koichiro Ikebuchi, combining local stone, wood and traditional alang-alang roofing to build sophisticated spaces that are at once contemporary and thoroughly traditional.

the Peaks Promise

complimentary experience

Each booking of 3 nights or more will receive a joint wellness consultation upon arrival as well as complimentary access to a selection of daily wellness activities.

the Peaks Purse

60 USD to spend at the resort on whatever you wish!

The Best Room For You

  • Ever changing daily schedule of wellness activities, all unique, contemporary, high standard and there really is something for everyone be it yoga, cooking classes, fitness classes, temple visits or biking through the local areas.
  • Follow guides for an inspiring walk through Begawan village, along trails and rice paddies off the beaten path. Alternatively take the route to the ancient sacred spring and make an offering in the Balinese Hindu style.
  • Every detail is taken care of by your personal assistant, ensuring a completely hassle-free, restorative trip.
  • The location is unique — an auspicious and spiritual enclave of jungle just north of Ubud in Bali, relax to the sounds of the rustling jungle and rumbling Ayung River.
  • Access to their wellness experts including Ayurvedic Consultant, Yoga Expert, Pilates Expert and Chakra Healer
  • Accommodation:
    Unique among Bali wellness resorts, COMO Shambhala Estate feels truly residential, like a home away from home. All of the individual rooms and suites sit within one of the freestanding Residences. Every room is different, but has access to its Residence’s pools, lounge areas and shaded pavilions. Starting from the stunning Garden Rooms which feature king or queen-sized beds, there is a myriad of luxurious options in the villas and residences nestled amidst the jungle.
  • Location:
    COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali is located just a few miles from the artists’ town of Ubud. The Estate occupies a lush location next to the River Ayung, where it boasts its own sacred spring revered by locals for its healing properties, while activities make exceptional use of the great outdoors. Bali itself is part of the Indonesian archipelago and very accessible. It is known for its lush topography, golden beaches and highly developed performing and visual arts—to which COMO can provide knowledgeable access through its highly trained English-speaking guides.
  • Getting there:
    Arrival into Bali’s international airport is relatively straightforward, with numerous taxi companies available for local services. The travel time from the airport to COMO Shambhala Estate is 90 minutes. Guests will be met by a hotel representative, or a driver arranged by your travel agent. COMO Shambhala Estate transfers are US$75 per transfer and is subject to 21 per cent tax and service charge.
  • What to pack:
    Light airy clothes are most suitable for the Indonesian climate and don’t forget a comfortable yoga outfit so you can get your zen on.
  • Restaurants:
    At COMO Shambhala Estate, you can immerse yourself in the flavours of Indonesian cuisine at Kudus House, or enjoy the balance, nutrition and sophisticated tastes of their healthy all-day menus at Glow. Their focus on nutrition reveals the power of certain foods to maximise personal performance, increase concentration and energy and calibrate blood-sugar levels. They focus on making dining flexible and easy, offering a variety of options to suit different moods and tastes, from a romantic dinner for two on your suite’s terrace to a family meal in a private Residence. To help direct those on specific wellness programmes, Como Shambhala Estate have an Ayurvedic consultant who can create special Ayurvedic diets to match your individual requirements.
  • Spa:
    There are few places that offer such an extensive and immersive wellness experience, the whole resort embodies a spa experience. With a range of massages, facials, body care, beauty treatments, Ayurveda and hydrotherapies you are simply spoilt for choice. Your body will undoubtedly thank you.
  • Signature Activities:
    Shambhala Estate is all about their wellness programs, once you’ve decided your wellness approach during your stay consider the following; Water Purification Ceremony: In the emerald green gardens of COMO Shambhala Estate you will find an ancient spring of rejuvenating holy water just footsteps from the Ayung River. Dressed in traditional Balinese attire, you will be guided through chanting and offerings by a local priest. You will wash beside a statue of the god Ganesha, allowing the minerals to soak into your skin. While chanting, the priest will splash each participant three times with holy water. With this, you will be considered new – clean in mind and soul. The Ubud Essential Tour: Designed around three key elements of Balinese culture: spirituality, art, and trade, and will take you through galleries, temples and the local shops of Ubud. Speak to your guide about customising your tour to incorporate the elements of local culture you want to experience the most. The tour leaves early in the morning to avoid the midday heat. Cycling: Cycle from the Estate through the village and rice fields around Begawan village. There are many cycling routes from the estate suitable for a variety of fitness levels all providing an enthralling sense of adventure.
  • All bookings will be subject to 21 per cent service charge and government tax.
  • Extra bed and breakfast is complimentary for children below 8 years old, however this is not available in Garden Room and Terrace Suite.
  • There is no kids club available at the Shambhala Estate however there are babysitting services available upon request.
Bali is located in the tropics and enjoys a balmy year-round climate. Temperatures average a very pleasant 80°F (27°C) in the Ubud area and a little lower at around 71°F (22°C) in the central volcanic region around Kintamani. The best time to visit (the high season) is May through to September. The humidity is much lower at this time, although there is still the chance of rain. However, it is much more likely to be an hour-long downpour, rather than all-day drizzle.
  • Daily breakfast at Kudus House
  • A joint wellness consultation during stays of 3 nights or more, to be taken on arrival or following day
  • Participation in the Estate’s two daily schedule of activities – which includes; hatha yoga, healthy lifestyle lectures (Art of Living, A Body in Balance and Secrets of Longevity), Estate walk and Estate meditation walk. Other classes and activities are available but will have a surcharge.
  • Personal Assistant (butler)


Como Shambhala Estate is proudly making efforts to be eco-friendly and doesn’t use plastic except for the reusable amenities bottle, they also provide reusable shopping bags as gifts for guests as well as tumblers to refill their water instead of plastic bottled water. They also encourage guests to reuse towels to reduce water usage and the hotel uses power saving LED lighting.

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Average Room Rates in USD

rates based on bed and breakfast for two people

Visa Cost

Most nationalities receive a free 30 day visit visa upon arrival. For more information click here.

Top Tip

A few local phrases will take you a long way in Bali. Try selamat pagi (good morning), tolong (please) and terima kasih (thank you), for starters.

Local Currency

The local currency is the Indonesian rupiah


The best time to visit Bali for good weather is between April and October. No matter the season, you can expect a tropical, warm & humid climate all year round.


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