The luxury hotels Como, pioneers in the region, have settled in the preserved valleys of Bhutan many years ago by first opening the Uma By Como in Paro.
The hotel is hidden under the pine tree, near the provincial city of Paro. The modern rooms of the Uma By Como Paro are housed in a large fortified house looking like a Dzong and located at 2300 metres high.
A few years later, at about 5 hours drive from Paro, a new Uma By Como was born in Punakha, an intimate lodge consisting of only 9 rooms and 2 private villas. It overlooks the Mo Chu River facing a breathtaking panorama. The two addresses combine blond pine wood and local stone with a contemporary style inspired by the Balinese Asian spirit.
The Malaysian architect is also the author of the Uma By Como in Ubud on the island of Bali. Everywhere, you will find clean lines with bay windows opening onto nature; all punctuated by bhukaris, these famous traditional wood stoves that gently illuminate and warm the evenings.
Uma By Como Paro and Punakha are the starting point for guided cultural excursions to ancient temples and monasteries, as well as trekking in the forest, mountain biking, archery and rafting.
They also offer the “Zen Retirement” signed by Como Shambhala. Thus, the know-how of Como hotels is expressed through the focus on Yoga and meditation experiences, treatments and massages inspired by Ayurveda, not forgetting the famous Bhutanese baths with hot stones.