Whilst staying at the COMO Shambhala Estate time stood still. This was largely down to the powerful feeling
Whilst staying at the COMO Shambhala Estate time stood still. This was largely down to the powerful feeling that comes from being immersed in nature through being placed (literally) in the forest with the monkeys as my neighbours. You see, some resorts claim to be wellness and some resorts are wellness. I say this, as before I even engaged in one activity at the resort I could feel a shift based purely on the unique positioning it has. A word they use here is ‘Wanakasa’ it means ‘Forest in the Mist’ and I was in the mist of a transforming experience.
The resort follows a healthy living philosophy that takes its inspiration from mythological roots: in ancient Buddhist texts, ‘Shambhala’ refers to a sacred place of bliss. COMO Shambhala proposes that such tranquillity need not to be found in any specific location but with the right tools, it can be discovered within oneself, by exploring body, mind and spirit. A retreat for positive change.
Repeat guests are aware that COMO Hotels and Resorts create extraordinary experiences for curious people with a passion for a life lived fully. The properties, from Bhutan to Miami, draw their inspiration from compelling locations and bring the expertise for nurturing mind-body wellness, as well as world-class cuisine and exacting service that those of us who have stayed with them understand. I like that none of the hotels are the same, though the values are consistent – underpinned with a belief in responsible living and the memorable power of meaningful experiences. COMO Shambhala embodies all the elements that make COMO special and the key message is very clear – holistic wellness.
I am told that Mrs Christina Ong, owner of COMO Hotels and Resorts, designed COMO Shambhala out of her personal pursuit of a meaningful spa experience which was something she felt must be possible in the right environment while counselled by the very best teachers. I found that she has more than exceeded in her vision and the entire team at the resort see that it is actioned on a daily basis.