The newly opened Como Uma Canggu combines the best of Indonesia’s outdoor experiences and wellness culture in a luxury resort, without the hefty price tag. Days spent here might include a surf lesson or snorkel, followed by a cooking class, and finish with a massage.
Hotels worth the trip: Como Uma Canggu
A complete hotel experience
Tying together elements of both Italian and Asian design influences, Uma Canggu is home to a large number of varied accommodation options across 2.2 acres of sprawling villas. This makes the resort ideal for families and larger group bookings, which staff are more than happy to accommodate.
Rooms are light-filled and airy, with beige and white European furnishings. All of this works together to create a relaxing interior, which is welcomed after a day spent exploring the surroundings. Our pick for short stays are the garden patio rooms, which feature a private Balinese inspired garden off the bedroom. The addition of an outdoor rain shower in these suites really takes them to the next level, fulfilling just one aspect of Uma Canggu’s outdoor experience culture.
On the luxury end of the scale, the three-bedroom Como penthouses feature rooftop pools and private butler services. These suites are the standout of the property – rooms giveway to an egg shaped window, framing the infinity pool and views out to the ocean.
As tempting as it may be to spend an entire day lounging around the luxe rooms, don’t. Uma Canggu offers a bunch of great cultural experiences, with an aim to showcase the true ‘Indonesia’. These include trips to nearby seaside temples, canoeing expeditions on local waterways and guided walks around the surrounding villages. Yoga and Pilates classes are offered daily, and we advise you to book in for a Shambhala Massage – the resort’s signature treatment.
World class surf breaks are quite literally on the resort’s doorstep. Experienced surfers can ride the large breaks to the right of the resort. For those keen to learn to surf, mention this to hotel staff, and they’ll be more than happy to sign you up for a lesson.
The heart and soul of the resort is, undoubtedly, The Como Beach Club. Here you can enjoy ‘New World cuisine’, with a focus on healthy, energising foods. Dishes are chosen for their nutritional value, using produce grown by local farmers. Of an evening, it’s not uncommon for a local DJ or musician to be playing.
Short or long stay, small or large group, Como Uma Canggu is worth the trip, especially if you’re looking to end a holiday feeling truly re-energised.