- COMO Uma Paro is an intimate, 29-room resort modelled after a traditional Bhutanese village featuring the most exclusive private villas in Bhutan with an enviable location in the Paro Valley.
- Just 10 minutes from Bhutan’s main airport, Como Uma Paro perches proudly on a Himalayan mountainside, flanked by thick pine forest with views over laid-back Paro town. One of the remote kingdom’s only boutique hotels, it offers elegant interiors, gorgeous food, a pampering Como Shambhala spa and a cool pool amid mind-bendingly beautiful scenery.
- Villas at Uma by COMO Paro are entirely private, with soul-stirring views of forest, mountains and the surrounding valley and come with dedicated butlers.
- A stay at COMO Uma Paro is about immersing yourself in the richly textured culture of Bhutan while enjoying the luxuries of a COMO resort.
- The hotel’s quiet, compact pool is set into a chic stone-walled space with windows looking out over the pine-clad valley of Paro. Loungers beckon from the adjacent alfresco sundeck.
- The excellent Como Shambhala spa is set apart from the main lodge, encircled by forest. There’s an Ayurvedic focus, and the signature Traditional Bath, warmed with hot, mineral-rich stones and chased up with a massage, is worth climbing mountains for.
- Activities include hiking, mountain biking, helicopter & 4×4 tours and myriad cultural experiences.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
The national sport of Bhutan is archery so your trip wouldn’t be complete without trying it for yourself. It’s complimentary to borrow the gear from the hotel, and practice on your own, but if you want to learn the real Bhutanese way, try one of our lessons. Your guide will set up the targets and teach you the rules, as well as how to correctly hold the bow. It’s an exhilarating feeling, releasing your arrow and watching it fly towards the target. Typically, the Bhutanese shoot from 150 metres away, but you can move as close as you like. Darts are another popular pastime in Bhutan. Bhutanese darts are fat and heavy, with a different scoring system to the western tradition, and a target low to the ground. Both sports are a fun way to spend an afternoon, enjoying some healthy competition with your family.
Delve into the rich cultural landscape of Bhutan while enjoying a sumptuous barbecue dinner at our Archery Field — an elegant outdoor space surrounded by pine trees and colourful prayer flags. During this authentically Bhutanese experience, our chefs will grill local delicacies such as momos and homemade buckwheat noodles for you to enjoy with fresh side salads and vegetables. While you dine, a live band will be accompanied by traditional masked dancers. There will also be a rustic bonfire for toasting marshmallows.
Cycling is an excellent way to take in the sights and sounds of Bhutan, and nothing beats freewheeling through the mountains on deserted roads. The bike trip begins at 3,988m — the highest road pass in Bhutan — with the option to hike to Kila Nunnery Shedra beforehand. Zip through blue pine and rhododendron forests towards the Paro Valley. On a clear day, the view sweeps away to the snow-dome of Bhutan’s second highest peak, Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314m). The route continues on through Paro Bondey Town, allowing you to see the bustle of the markets, before climbing the gentle slope back to the hotel. If you get tired, we can load up your bike on to the support vehicle at any point.
The hike begins near a small temple complex after a 45-minute transfer from the hotel through the bustling Paro Valley. The first 15 minutes are gentle — a slight incline through a pine forest. Soon you reach a collection of colourful prayer wheels, then the tougher part of the climb begins. Though steep at times, the path is well-trodden and you’ll find the Taktsang Cafeteria marking the halfway point, where you can relax and refresh. The destination is worth the hike — Tiger’s Nest is a marvel of architecture, perched on a sheer rock face 3,000 metres above the valley. Arguably the most iconic landmark in Bhutan, this temple is believed to be the place Guru Rinpoche landed on the back of a flying tigress, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan from Tibet. You can also do this route on horseback.
COMO Uma Paro, is an intimate, 29-room resort featuring the most exclusive private villas in Bhutan with an enviable location in the Paro Valley. This puts you within striking distance of the country’s great cultural landmarks. The style combines local artisanship with COMO’s contemporary style, while activities range from yoga to Himalayan camping adventures. A stay at COMO Uma Paro is about immersing yourself in the richly textured culture of Bhutan while enjoying the luxuries of a COMO resort. COMO Uma Paro sits on a breathtaking tree-clad hill overlooking the town of Paro, with spectacular, almost spiritual, views. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the Paro International Airport, with daily service from Bangkok, Kolkata, Delhi, Kathmandu, and Singapore. Signature restaurant Bukhari serves international comfort food and local gastronomic fare based on seasonal, local produce. Relaxed Uma Bar provides all-day dining and refreshments.
Discover the calming spirit of the COMO Shambhala Retreat where you can enjoy a full range of holistic, Asian-inspired treatments including Ayurveda. There are two private Bhutanese hot stone bathhouses, a large indoor pool with alfresco sundeck, steam rooms for men and women, a gym and yoga studio with Paro Valley views. Each of the nine villas even has its own private therapy suite. You can hike up some of the world’s most impressive mountainous terrain, including the challenging, but jaw-dropping, one-day hike up to the mountain-perched monastery Tiger’s Nest, with prayer flags creating a colourful trail. There are mountain biking adventures (mostly downhill) through nearby villages, where you can observe local life. There are scenic adventures by helicopter and guided tours on 4WD and various cultural experiences.
The nine private villas and 20 luxury rooms combine the colourful accents of traditional Bhutanese craftsmanship with the clean-lined contemporary design for which COMO Hotels and Resorts are known. The result is a luxury resort with a fresh, original look that feels sleek even as it recognises COMO Uma Paro’s cultural context.
Forest View Rooms
At our Paro luxury hotel, each double room overlooks the pine forests surrounding the resort, while traditional hand-painted Bhutanese designs decorate the walls. There is a pretty bathroom with a combined shower-bathtub.
Valley View Rooms
Among Bhutan luxury hotels, few have Paro Valley views like this. Larger than our Forest View Rooms, these deluxe accommodations also have a juliet balcony that opens up to paranomic views of the Paro Valley, a bathtub and separate showerstall.
The stately COMO Villa is our two-bedroom headline suite. A large living area opens up to panoramic views of the Paro Valley, while an alfresco hot stone bathtub and an open-air courtyard with fire pit tempt you to cosy up outside whatever the Himalayan weather. Back indoors, a spa treatment room means you have very little reason to leave your private domain. There is a full kitchen, a dining area seating eight, and numerous one-off design details and antiques that instill this villa with a strong sense of Bhutanese culture.
Among Paro luxury hotels, these oversized freestanding villas stand out because of the large living area replete with Bhutanese Bukhari woodburning stove, a kitchen with a staff entrance and to top it all, a private room for spa treatments. There is an atmospheric outdoor seating area overlooking the pine forests while from the bathtub, there are more dramatic Paro Valley views.
These oversized suites have separate dining, sitting and study areas as well as a kitchenette. The sophisticated, residential feel is why the COMO Suites are popular with those on a Bhutan honeymoon. In addition, views from the king-size bed open up to 180-degree spreads of the Paro Valley.
With food and drink offerings that surprise and delight around the clock there is no chance of going hungry. Simplicity, local produce and hearty home-cooking are the focus, with rather brilliant results. Add to this sunset gin tastings in the bush, candlelit dinners on the riverbed and breakfast picnics on rocky outcrops, and there is never a dull moment.
Bukhari is our award winning restaurant at COMO Uma Paro—named for the traditional Bhutanese fireplace that forms a dramatic centrepiece to its circular, pavilion-style design.Lunch dishes tend more towards international comfort food, while dinner is gastronomic—a rare fine-dining treat in the Paro Valley. Menus are based on seasonal, local produce sourced by Executive Chef Arsa Made , who delivers both Bhutanese and international dishes with strong flavours and serious finesse.
Adjacent to Bukhari, our relaxed Uma Bar provides all-day dining and refreshments from 11am. The ideal place to enjoy morning coffee, an early evening cocktail or a drink from the extensive wine list, our expert team can also whizz up a revitalising non-alcoholic smoothie or fruit juice.Serving an all-day dining menu that incorporates healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine, the Uma Bar is also a welcoming space for lunch or supper and can be booked out for a private gathering of up to 20 people with a VIP set dinner menu.
At our luxury hotel in Bhutan, In-Room Dining menus—available until 10pm daily—include healthy salads, indulgent desserts, kids meals, Himalayan dumplings (‘momos’) and familiar western-style comfort options like wraps and pasta dishes.
Facilities at Uma Paro include a swimming pool and a spa featuring treatment rooms, a Hot Stone Bath house, a large indoor pool with outdoor sundeck, steam rooms for men and women, a gym and Yoga studio with Paro Valley views. There is also a restaurant offering Bhutanese and Indian cuisines.We have two private Bhutanese hot stone bathhouses, a large indoor pool with alfresco sundeck, steam rooms for men and women, a gym and yoga studio with Paro Valley views. Each of our nine villas also has its own private therapy suite.
Abhyanga is a type of rhythmic Ayurvedic massage that uses specific herbal oils to stimulate the circulation of blood, lymph and prana (energy). Here in Bhutan we follow this massage with an application of exfoliating herbal powders.
At our luxury Paro resort, the active life is as vital a part of the COMO Shambhala experience as spa treatments. And so we make it easy to effortlessly incorporate sport and exercise into your time at the resort. The gym features cardio equipment and weights as well as complimentary instruction or private tuition in yoga, and the surrounding Himalayan landscape offer endless opportunity for biking and hiking.
At COMO Uma Paro, yoga in Bhutan claims an integral role, whether in our regular group classes, through private instruction or during our yoga retreats. We offer complimentary yoga classes in a pavilion overlooking the Paro Valley. Private tuition with our full-time yoga instructor is also available for focused sessions. We also host yoga retreats throughout the year with renowned guest teachers.
The cardio equipment at our gym in Paro makes it easy for you to get your heart rate up, while a variety of weights are available for strength-training and muscle-toning regimens.