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The name Wanakasa means ‘forest in the mist’, which is a fitting name for this impressive 5-bedroom residence fashioned like a five-star treehouse. Perched high above the Ayung River and surrounded by trees, this unique accommodation invites you to get back in touch with nature while enjoying contemporary comfort and class. The residence is part of the renowned COMO Shambhala Estate, an award-winning residential health retreat, so guests can also indulge in soothing spa therapies, Ayurvedic treatments, daily fitness classes, and nutritious cuisine.
Wanakasa Residence was designed to complement the natural surroundings, so native materials appear throughout such as massive pillars made from bengkirai trees, ironwood shingles, and teakwood floors. The semi-circular pool and wooden pool deck seem to hover over the treetops, and open-sided living and dining areas allow gentle breezes to drift in. When you’re not socialising in the shared common areas, you can retire to your serene suite for a bit of peace and privacy. The suites can be booked individually or together as a whole for families or groups seeking exclusivity and extra space.
Spread out over two levels, Wanakasa Residence has ample space to gather with friends and family or find a quiet corner to yourself. The speckled tiger bamboo and 150-year-old teakwood give the interiors a rustic chic atmosphere, while modern furnishings and conveniences like Wi-Fi and cutting edge entertainment equipment add luxe touches. The main living pavilion has a cool air-conditioned lounge and dining area, library, and a study that can be converted to an extra bedroom on request.
THE COMO SHAMBHALA SUITE
The COMO Shambhala Suite is the largest bedroom at the residence and features a plush king-sized bed and a stunning bathroom outfitted with natural stone. This suite also has its own private Jacuzzi that is separate from the shared living areas. And like all the suites at Wanakasa Residence, it offers unique extras like a yoga mat, satellite TV, DVD player, and COMO bath products.
THE TERRACE & GARDEN SUITES
There are two Terrace Suites and two Garden Suites at Wanakasa Residence, with the Terrace Suites being slightly larger than the Garden Suites. Each suite features an inviting king or queen-sized bed, elegant bathroom with a rain shower, and views of the river valley peeking through the tropical foliage.
One of the main draws of Wanakasa Residence is the abundance of outdoor living areas that allow you to immerse yourself in nature. Guests can soak up the sun on the wooden pool deck, cool off in the curved pool, and enjoy al fresco meals while listen to the leaves rustle and the gentle rushing of the river below. Guests also have access to COMO Shambhala Estate’s spring water-fed pools, tennis court, and 25-metre infinity pool.
|LOCATION||Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.|
|CAPACITY||10 Guests. 1 COMO Shambhala Suite (73m2, features private Jacuzzi), 2 Terrace Suites (58m2 each), 2 Garden rooms (44m2 each).|
|LIVING AREAS||Private infinity pool, living and dining room, wood-fired pizza oven.|
|POOLS||Private infinity pool, Estate's 25-metre swimming pool, vitality pool, spring water pools.|
|DINING||Glow: Serves healthful menus for lunch and dinner, with options from the COMO Shambhala Cuisine menu. Kudus House: Serves breakfast and dinner, showcasing diverse influences from Indonesia’s regions. In-Room Dining: Menu selections include COMO Shambhala cuisine and selected dishes from glow and Kudus House.|
|COMMUNICATION||WiFi internet access, landline for local calls, mobile phone coverage.|
|ENTERTAINMENT||Satellite TV, CD and DVD player.|
|GUEST SERVICES||Personal assistant, Travel and tour assistance, Car services, Multilingual hotel staff, Fitness centre, Airport transfers, In-room dining, Laundry and dry cleaning service, Resident doctor (on-call after hours), Babysitting services, Guided walks and excursions, 24/7 concierge and secretarial services.|
|FACILITIES||12 treatment rooms and bales, Outdoor hydrotherapy area with vitality pool, Yoga bale and yoga pavilion, Pilates studio, Separate male and female sauna and steam room, Consultation rooms, Chemical-free spring water pools, Gym with weights and cardio equipment, Outdoor jungle gyms, Tennis court, 25-metre swimming pool, Meeting room.|
|ACTIVITIES||Guided scenic nature trails, rice paddy walks and hiking, Aqua circuit training in the Vitality Pool, Outdoor circuit training, Mountain biking, Swimming, Flood-lit outdoor tennis, Custom-designed cultural and special interest tours, Museum, temple and gallery visits, Meditation, Yoga, Pilates mat classes, TRX (total body resistance training), Water blessing at The Source. Additional Activities: Tjampuhan Ridge Walk, Mount Abang Ascent, Mount Batur Ascent & Kintamani Freewheel, Rock Climbing, Ayung River Rafting, Cooking Classes.|
|WELLNESS||Wellness programmes help guests improve specific areas of their wellbeing through targeted therapies, healthy eating options and expert consultations. Programmes can be booked with any stay of three days or longer.|
|SPA||12 treatment rooms and bales. More than 20 Asian-inspired and Western holistic treatments, developed by COMO Shambhala.|
|PROPERTY AREA||5,045 sqm|
COMO Shambhala Estate is near Ubud, which is a 20-minute drive from this bustling artists’ town towards the centre of the island. Life is village-based, relaxed and largely rural, the landscape made up of rice paddies, distant volcanoes and forest, with COMO nestled in a clearing above a jungle-covered gorge beside the River Ayung. The Estate is a 90-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.