Hotel Synopsis: COMO Uma Canggu
This resort sits at the edge of the sand in Canggu, with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean’s rolling waves and some impressive rocks, named Batu Mejan (‘batu’ means ‘rock’ and ‘mejan’ means ‘very big’ in Balinese — we also named a suite after this rock formation). Canggu is a coastal region located on the southern coast of Bali, Indonesia. The area, approximately 10 kilometres north of the bustling Kuta district, has a relaxed atmosphere where visitors can enjoy many dining experiences and cultural activities. Canggu is also renowned for its undulating rice paddies and challenging surfing beaches.
COMO Uma Canggu offers 52 Rooms and Suites, 55 One- and Two-Bedroom Residences, and 12 Three-Bedroom COMO Penthouses with arched openings over their decks and private pools. The style is contemporary, with lots of white and full-length windows to make the resort feel like it is soaked in Indian Ocean light.
Five buildings that house our Residences — Akasa, Apah, Bayu, Pertiwi and Teja — are named after words in the Sanskrit language. ‘Akasa’ means ‘of the space’ or ‘clear sky’ in Sanskrit, ‘apah’ means ‘of the water’, ‘bayu’ means ‘of the wind’, ‘pertiwi’ means ‘of the earth’ and ‘teja’ means ‘of the fire’.
Everything about this resort conspires to encourage easy living with an elegant edge. The oceanside setting instils spirit into the resort’s entire offering, from the COMO Beach Club, which is a modern twist on the traditional surf shack, to the airy COMO Shambhala Retreat, which has two yoga studios. The wellness centre offers eight discrete treatment rooms — including two double rooms for couples treatments. ‘Jungle Sport’ sessions will also be available here for the first time in Bali. This TRX-style exercise uses suspension equipment to tone and build muscles, as well as provide an extensive cardio workout.
Glow is the resort’s healthy ‘grab and go’ bar for fresh, cold-pressed juices, smoothies, snacks and tasty salads, while the main restaurant at COMO Beach Club focuses on wood-fired dishes, with Indian Ocean seafood a key feature on the menus. It has panoramic views of Echo Beach, making it the perfect spot to watch the sunset with a cocktail. There is also a Play by COMO facility to keep younger guests engaged.
COMO Uma Canggu adds a personal touch to every event, whether a wedding, birthday, honeymoon or corporate gathering. There is an array of event venues to choose from, including the sophisticated COMO Penthouse for smaller gatherings, and the COMO Beach Club Lawn for up to 100 people standing or 40 people seated.
The beach in front of the hotel is a haven for surfers and families alike, with plenty of spots for swimming, and some of the best surf on the island. Tropicsurf, the pioneers of luxury surfing, are on hand to offer lessons in everything from fundamental balance skills to tackling the island’s toughest waves. Hour-long or week-long courses are available for individuals, children and families. COMO Uma Canggu can also organise a number of excursions for those who prefer dry land, from walks through the rustling rice paddies of Canggu, to visiting iconic landmarks such as the sea temple of Tanah Lot.