Como Shambhala Estate, Bali, Indonesia

Bali remains a firm favourite among well-heeled honeymooners, and for purist spa-goers in the know there's only one place on their hit list on this island: Como Shambhala Estate, near Ubud.

Treatments are holistic in style and cover everything from Ayurvedic therapies to acupuncture and reflexology - they even have a hot stone massage that uses rocks plucked from the Ayung River that carves its way through the estate (very resourceful).


Here you're as likely to find yourself in meditation or practising Pranayama (a yogic breathing technique) as you are being rubbed with hand-crushed rice, and all will contribute to a greater sense of wellbeing. Indulge in some time à deux by one of the rock pools for your own little slice of paradise, followed by a couple's massage beneath a muslin canopy with canyon views. The extensive spa menu, which is available in every restaurant on the Estate - including the gourmet Indonesian Kudus House - is a nutritional nirvana that offers an array of health-conscious foods using trad Balinese flavours, herbs and spices. You won't want to choose from anything else.


WOW FACTOR: A guided five-hour trek to Como Shambhala's sister property, Uma. You'll be walking through paddy fields when bikes magically appear and you're freewheeling in and out of jungle gorges.

GO: Scott Dunn ( offers 14 nights in Bali, including five nights at Como Shambhala Estate from £4,555 per person, B&B. Includes flights and transfers.

FLIGHT TIME: 17 hours with stopover