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 on the renowned COMO Shambhala Estate, an award-winning residential health retreatview
Set on the grounds of the world-renowned COMO Shambhala Estate wellness retreat, Tejasuara Residence is a sublime jungle hideaway that takes its inspiration from the exotic island of Sumba. Rustic stone, thatched roofing, and tribal prints give the four-bedroom residence a primitive aesthetic, while luxurious furnishings and state-of-the-art technology provide the utmost comfort. Whether you’re undergoing one of COMO’s famous holistic wellness programmes or simply looking for a serene escape, Tejasuara Residence makes for a unique and memorable stay in the heart of Bali
Designed with 1,200 tonnes of stone imported from the nearby island of Sumba, Tejasuara Residence is a stunning feat of architecture and design. Soaring ceilings create a sense of endless space, open-sided living and dining areas allow you to commune with nature, and a circular fire pit takes centre place at the edge of the turquoise infinity pool. Each serene suite can be booked individually or the residence can be taken as a whole for the utmost privacy. Guests also have access to the five-star facilities and services at the resort including a personal assistant, nutritious cuisine, daily activities and fitness and wellness centres.
The expansive lounge and dining area at Tejasuara Residence boasts smooth wooden floors, huge pillars that support the lofty thatched roof, and open sides that overlook the gardens and the infinity pool. The long wooden table is perfect for formal and informal meals, and the peaceful library is a great escape for a quiet morning or afternoon. The residence also has an air-conditioned study with that can be converted into an extra bedroom with its own ensuite bathroom.
THE COMO SHAMBHALA SUITE
At 70 square metres, the COMO Shambhala Suite is the largest at the residence and the most luxurious. This suite features a four-poster, king-sized bed made of black bamboo and draped with billowy white netting. There is also an oversized banquette, an ensuite bathroom with a private Jacuzzi, outdoor shower and lush COMO bath products, and a private garden and terrace that looks out over the treetops.
THE TERRACE SUITES
Tejasuara Residence has three gorgeous Terrace Suites to choose from, each with either a king or queen bed, ensuite bathroom with a rain shower, and sliding glass doors that can be opened to allow cooling breezes to waft in or closed for peace and privacy. The suites also have private outdoor areas in the form of either a lush garden or wooden terrace. All suites at the residence also offer modern conveniences such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, coffee and tea-making facilities, and yoga mats.
The name Tejasuara means ‘sound of fire’ in Sanskrit, and the residence pays homage to its name with a circular fire pit at the edge of the infinity pool that illuminates the water with a warm glow at night. The fire pit and pool are surrounded by wooden decks with cushioned sun loungers, and beyond the decks there are stone staircases that lead to the residence’s tropical gardens. Guests can also take part in COMO Shambhala Estate’s daily outdoor activities that include rice field treks, volcano cycling tours, and hydrotherapy circuits in the Vitality Pool.
|LOCATION||Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.|
|CAPACITY||8 Guests. 1 COMO Shambhala Suite (70m2, features private Jacuzzi, outdoor shower, courtyard and pavilion), 3 Terrace Suites (60m2 and 83m2).|
|LIVING AREAS||Tejasuara (Sound of Fire): 1,200 tonnes of stone were imported from the nearby island of Sumba to construct this bold Residence, finished with tribal cloth furnishings, black bamboo beds, thatch roofing and a fire pit that burns beside the infinity pool.|
|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||3,742 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.