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Bali, In­done­sia

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 (co­mo­ho­

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

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