Summer Destination Series: Looking For The Perfect Getaway?

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This week’s getaway from Mr & Mrs Smith is the zenlike Como Shambhala Estate in the tranquil paradise of Ubud in central Bali, Indonesia.

If you are in need of some serious relaxation and self-pampering, this is the destination for you. Como Shambhala Estate is renowned for its back-to-nature approach and offers activities like yoga to sooth, relax and get you in touch with your spiritual side – while enveloping you in tropical, thatched-pavilion luxury surrounded by wall-to-wall waterfalls and lush jungle.

Mr & Mrs Smith insider tip: The one-bedroom Retreat Villas – each with a private treatment room – are ideal if you’re planning on being a regular at the nearby spa. Of the Private Villas, Sukma Taru has valley views. The Principal Suites – one in each residence – are large and lavish. Go for the one in Tirta-Ening residence, which has a private entrance, terrace, waterfall pool, balé and Jacuzzi – oh, and a six-ton carved stone bath (pictured below).

Bali Como Shambhala Estate

Bali Como Shambhala Estate

Bali Como Shambhala Estate

Bali Como Shambhala Estate

Bali Como Shambhala Estate

Bali Como Shambhala Estate

Recommended Activities:

- Take advantage of the free guided walks and yoga sessions daily! Ashtanga and Pilates fans will be in seventh heaven.

- Hike or bike along mountain trails on Mount Batu

- Go white-water rafting on the Ayung river

- Push your calf, thigh, stomach and shoulder muscles on an outdoor training circuit.

What To Pack:

Bring every body-hugging, stretch-friendly piece of clothing you can lay your hands on, plus plenty of swimwear. Don’t worry if you forget your yoga mat, though: every room is supplied with one!

what to pack

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Photo credit: Mr & Mrs Smith

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