COMO UMA CANGGU
The lowdown A new beachfront resort in an idyllic setting. Best for Surfers, spa-lovers and star-struck couples. This sleek, contemporary retreat showcases the best in modern Asian architecture, with über-chic interiors to match. Edged on one side by rice paddies and on the other by some of Bali’s best surf breaks, Uma Canggu makes the most of its unique position, with the bedrooms, suites, one- and two-bedroom residences and threebedroom duplex penthouses all enjoying jaw-dropping views. Two of design’s most illustrious names – Italian superstar Paola Navone and Singapore-based Koichiro Ikebuchi – were involved in the aesthetic vision. Meanwhile, UK landscape architect Trevor Hillier has added his own expertise with some immaculate-meets-wild gardens and integrated indoor-outdoor spaces. Once you’ve taken in the awesome surroundings, you can ride the waves courtesy of COMO’S collab with expert Tropic-surf or enjoy some epic pampering at Shambhala Retreat, a wellness centre including a world-class spa, yoga and Pilates studios and treatment rooms. The food on offer matches the seriously high standards this resort is increasingly known for, with locally sourced ingredients served in modern fusion style. Oh, and do find the time to explore some of the local villages and Hindu temples. Book it Double rooms from approx £190 (comohotels.com/umacanggu).
FROM TOP The COMO duplex penthouses have their own rooftop pools, with stunning views over the Indian Ocean; and a luxurious penthouse bedroom with steps leading up to the poolside deck