Como Shambhala BayugitaIndonesia, Bali, Ubud

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What we love

  • Infinity pool surrounding rice fields
  • Execursions and activities
  • Access to fabulous restaurants

Among Bali retreats, this Residence—whose name means Windsong—combines the clean lines of Balinese tradition with details from colonial Java, like Victorian antique baths and Venetian and Dutch beds. There is a Como Shambhala Suite with Jacuzzi, two Terrace Suites (of 45sqm/484sqft and 80sqm/861sqft), one Garden Room and a study, which can be used as an additional bedroom or treatment room.  Outside, the dramatic infinity-edge pool stretches towards the surrounding rice fields.

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Features

  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Resort

In-Depth Villa Details

Amenities

- Service of a personal assistant

- Air conditioning

- Direct dial telephones

- Internet access

- Satellite TV

- DVD player

- CD player

- Electronic safe

- Private bar

- Bathroom amenities

- Hairdryer

- Complimentary tea/coffee-making facilities

Dining

You can immerse yourself in the flavours of Indonesian cuisine at Kudus House, or enjoy the balance, nutrition and sophisticated tastes of our healthy cuisine on all-day menus at glow. This is where our focus on nutrition reveals the power of certain foods to maximize personal performance, increase concentration and energy and calibrate blood-sugar levels.

We also make 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, we have a resident nutrionist, while our Ayurvedic doctor also creates special Ayurvedic diets to match your individual requirements.

Wellbeing

More than any other Bali spa resort, provides a completely  immersive, 360-degree wellbeing experience.

In addition to our comprehensive treatments, activities and healthful cuisine, we also believe adventure and cultural discovery should be part of the holistic approach. You will therefore find many activities in our daily schedule of activities that work in tandem with the comprehensive plan devised for your own personal goals.

Wellness Programmes

Our Wellness Programmes are designed for stays of different lengths—three, five or seven nights—with therapies focused on different purposes.

We have designed them to deliver comprehensive, well-priced combinations of meals, treatments and activities in a way that also allows two people sharing an accommodation to opt for different programmes.

Priority reservations for our Schedule of Activities and spa treatments will be given to guests on Wellness Programmes.

Children under 16 years of age may not join the Wellness Programmes.

Biking, Walking & Trekking

For those who wish to explore Bali’s lush, nature-rich countryside while getting some exercise we have devised a range of guided walking, biking and trekking routes to suit all interests and abilities.

Location

Bali is one of more than 18,000 Indonesian Islands (Indonesia is the largest island archipelago in the world) and part of the Lesser Sunda Island group.  It lies between Java to the west and Lombok to the east.

The island is approximately 153 kilometres (95 miles) wide and 112 kilometres (69 miles) deep and covers 5,632 square kilometres (2,175 square miles). Bali is situated eight degrees south of the equator, and despite its small size, has an impressive mountain range that includes peaks of over 3,000 metres, all of which are scalable with the assistance of a guide.

The deep blue Indian Ocean lies to the south and the Bali Sea to the north.  The Bali Strait runs between Bali and Java.

The nearby islands of Java and Lombok differ from Bali both culturally and spiritually, Bali being the only Hindu island in a predominantly Muslim region.

Bali itself is made up of regions that vary dramatically in their topography.  The Bukit Peninsula is a limestone tableland to the country’s south where many of the luxury resorts are located.  Seminyak, with its attractive beaches, has numerous villas, galleries and boutiques and is located northwest of Bukit. Kuta is the main beach area, and crowded with backpackers, while Legian, west of Kuta, has a greater concentration of upmarket hotels and restaurants.  North Bali has lesser-visited black sand beaches and East Bali has a dramatic coastline as well as a lush, sleepy interior made up of terraced paddy fields backed with the peaks of volcanoes. Ubud, where the villa is located, is an artists’ town in the island’s lush central foothills, 90 minutes drive from the capital, Denpasar.

Getting There

The numerous international flights to Bali make it a particularly easy destination.  This means flights should be booked well in advance if planning to travel during high season.  Broadly, this is July/August and December/January.

All travellers to Bali require a valid passport and a tourist visa.  A return ticket is also required. Although not always asked for, travellers should be able to produce this on request.  Citizens of over 64 countries are able to purchase a visa on arrival into Bali.  These countries include the UK, the USA, New Zealand, Canada, Australia and most EU countries.

A tourist visa costs US$35 and price is insclusive of 21 percent tax & service charge, valid for 30 days.  There are lanes for buying visas at the airport and it is advised to have the correct money for payment.  The 30-day tourist visa is not extendable.

For citizens who are not eligible for a visa on arrival, please contact the Indonesian Embassy in your home country for forms and advice.

Some countries are eligible for a free visa to Bali, Singapore being one example.  In such cases, visas will still need to be ‘applied’ for on arrival, but no payment is required.  These visas are valid for 30 days and are non extendable.

By Air

Bali has one international airport, Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) (www.baliairport.com).  It is situated 13 kilometres south of the capital city of Denpasar and three kilometres south of Kuta.  It is Indonesia’s second busiest airport.

There are no direct flights to Bali from the UK.  Travellers are required to transfer via Singapore (SIN) or Kuala Lumpur (KUL).  The journey time from the UK is around 17 hours.

Travellers from the US and Canada have a wider choice, although the journey is longer.  East coast travellers take a northern trajectory, typically flying to Bangkok (BKK) and making the transfer to Bali from there.  Travel time is around 24 hours.

North American west coast travellers fly across the pacific to Singapore (SIN), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Hong Kong (HKG) or other Asian capitals where a connecting flight can be taken to Bali.  Journey time is also around 24 hours.

There are dozens of flights from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, most of which operate daily.  There are limited direct flights from New Zealand, and travellers typically fly via Melbourne (MEL), Brisbane (BNE) or Sydney (SYD. Flight times from eastern Australia are approximately six hours and three hours from Perth (PER).

Garuda Indonesia (www.garuda-indonesia.com) is Indonesia’s national airline.  It flies from Asian cities (Bangkok, Hong Kong for example), Japan and China, Australia, the Middle East and Amsterdam.  It also serves 31 domestic destinations.

There are train, bus and ferry links from Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital on the island of Java, to Bali.

Airports

Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS; www.baliairport.com) is situated 13 kilometres south of the capital city of Denpasar and three kilometres south of Kuta.  It is Indonesia’s second busiest airport.

Private Air Travel

Private aircraft can land at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport by arrangement.  Private charters will advise on the most appropriate aircraft for your journey and take your specific requirements into account.

By Boat

Huge local ferries connect Bali with nearby Indonesian islands, such as Lombok and Java.  They run frequently throughout the day. 

There are also small, fast boats to take passengers to other, smaller islands in the archipelago, such as the Gili islands.  Most travel from Padang Bai or Benoa and operate a daily service.  The journey from Bali to the Gili Islands takes approximately two hours.

It is possible to take a cruise ship to Bali, departing from Singapore or Hong Kong and arriving in Benoa. 

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