COMO SHAMBALA / Healing rituals in a tropical paradise
The holistic therapies at this self-styled “retreat for change” are positively life-enhancing. You’ll feel the benefits long after you leave. Owner Christina Ong created this ground-breaking cross between a luxury resort and health spa as a result of her personal pursuit for meaningful spa experience.
Programmes are built around four wellbeing goals: Ayurveda, Be Active, Bespoke or Cleanse. Your daily plan is finely tuned by expert consultants, headed by qualified nurse Sally Halstead. From chakra healers to Pilates instructors, everyone is dedicated to giving you an uplifting, empowering experience.
Although it’s hard to tear yourself away from the swinging day beds, flower-filled bathtubs and soothing beauty therapists, COMO Shambala’s immersive approach encourages challenging adventures and cultural discoveries. Daily activities might include river rafting, mountain biking across rice paddies, or a sunrise hike to attend a temple ceremony. There’s so much going on that you’re assigned a personal assistant to keep you on track.
Of course, there’s still time to relax by the infinity pool of your tree-top residence. Free from distractions, you’ll float into a state of pure mindfulness and leave feeling truly energised.
(All images courtesy of COMO Shambala-2018)