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Vogue Reviews: COMO Uma Canggu

The Lowdown 

Effortlessly combining Canggu’s ocean life vibes with luxe finishes, COMO Uma Canggu sets five-star expectations to a surf-side soundtrack. Set directly on natural beachfront, COMO embraces indoors-outdoors living, with a number of room type options opening directly into the sunset. Choose from the 119 rooms and suites, with views over the resort’s oversized lagoon pool or across the Indonesian coastline, or opt for one of the 12 on-resort duplex penthouses. The ultimate for easy family vacationing or couples who love extra space to lounge, these exclusive penthouses also offer private rooftop pools and butler service to cater to your every need. A chic white + neutrals aesthetic flows from hotel rooms to the resort’s ample spaces, with on-trend natural woods and flora finishing adding to the bohemian appeal. While Canggu’s roads can bustle with motorbikes, surfers hauling their boards to the beach, and the occasional lost duck, COMO is set well back from the street sounds, a sanctuary enveloped in its own greenery and gardens.

Dine & Recline

The Beach Club opens out to the coastline, with crashing waves and sea salt air accompanying a menu of regionally-inspired feasts and crafted cocktails. Serving as COMO Uma Canggu’s main dining hub and meeting spot, the generous all-day dining space is flooded with natural light and a chilled-out atmosphere. Order like a local from flavorful grills, noodles, and an excellent nasi goreng, and pair with freshly caught seafood.

Relax after a breakfast of mango granola bowls by the resort’s eye-catching lagoon pool. Stretching out for 115-meters and shrouded in palm fronds and lush lawn, the guests-only pool (no day trippers!) has an ample amount of room to swim, splash, and float, with sun-loungers dotting the lapping edges. Reserve a Lagoon Pool Residence for direct access from your terrace into the water, or opt for an Uma Pool Residence to enjoy your own private 10-meter pool. An additional pool bordering the Beach Club offers an additional family-friendly option, with ocean views from your lounger.

Breathe Deep

With a focus on wellbeing, the Shambhala Retreat at COMO Uma Canggu offers nurturing treatments which will gently help you align with island time. The tranquil spa space features eight treatment rooms, with an extensive menu that embodies COMO’s signature wellness philosophy. Choose between deeply relaxing Balinese massages, and facial therapies from Ayurvedic brand Sundãri, or give over to a ‘wellness immersion’ – a series of targeted treatments for a full spa day. Daily yoga sessions within the airy gym space are on offer for guests looking to add more movement to their day. Those after more of a rush can enroll in surf lessons at the local break – surf camp is ideal for beginners looking to catch their first wave.

Live Local 

Canggu, once a sleepy fishing village, has now transformed into a trendy but not over-exposed beach town that’s popular with surfers, digital nomads, and anyone who loves good food and a laid-back atmosphere. Now better known for its cool cafés and stylish beach clubs, the location attracts those looking for a holiday destination that embraces Bali’s stunning coastlines, without the tourism overload of areas like Kuta. The town is located about 90 minutes from Kuta’s international airport and is known for its long stretch of beaches, rice paddies, and relaxed vibes. You won’t find overcrowded tourist traps here; instead expect local dining gems, a community passionate about surf and sun, and an easy-going lifestyle pace – if you can tear yourself away from the resort, that is.

Insider’s Tips

The COMO Uma Canggu Penthouse is home to Canggu’s most Instagrammable view – worth reserving for a truly memorable stay. Book a private yoga session in-house to limber up in luxury.

Vogue Verdict

COMO Uma Canggu brings COMO’s signature brand of luxury wellness to the bohemian beach town, for stylish take on the surfer lifestyle.

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