Recommended accommodations in Bhutan

Uma by COMO, Paro, Bhutan

Uma by COMO, 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

A stay at Uma by COMO, Paro is about immersing yourself in the richly textured culture of Bhutan while enjoying the luxuries of a COMO resort.

The villas at Uma by COMO, Paro are entirely private, with soul-stirring views of forest, mountains and the surrounding valley. Each one occupies its own glade planted with azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias and hydrangeas. Built of handcrafted stone, wood and tiles, the villas feel at once Bhutanese and luxurious with wood furniture vividly painted with flowers by local artists. Indian cotton bedcovers have hand-stitched patterns paying homage to Bhutan’s Buddhist culture and colours, and hand-knotted rugs come from nearby Nepal.

The result is a luxury resort with a fresh, original look that feels sleek even as it recognises Uma Paro’s cultural context

At Uma by COMO, Paro, you can immerse yourself in the traditional flavours of Bhutan–whether you are staying in the hotel or seeking authentic Bhutanese cuisine at one of the finest restaurants in the country. The international dishes, too, are well regarded—Bhutan’s royal family regularly make this their Paro restaurant of choice - along with specialties from neighbouring India.

Discover the calming spirit of the Bhutan spa resort at COMO Shambhala Retreat where a full range of holistic, Asian-inspired treatments including Ayurveda are offered. Treatments are also available to those staying elsewhere in the Paro Valley. The Hotel has 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.

With the resorts location at Paro Valley, you can easily access the highlights of this Buddhist country, from Tiger’s Nest monastery, clinging to a Cliffside, to a morning spent browsing Thimpu’s museums, monasteries and markets.