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Como Hotels & Resorts Bucket List Trips for 2023

While we usher out 2022, it’s time to start thinking about that travel hit list for 2023. COMO Hotels and Resorts has launched Live for the Present, a series of curated programs in some of the world’s most compelling destinations – from surfing on Bali’s best beaches and trekking in Bhutan to Michelin starred dining in the Maldives. 

EVENING Drinks at the Halkin Bar London

The Spirit of London

COMO The Halkin, is a boutique hideaway in the heart of Belgravia, London. A luxurious setting for any festive soiree, enjoy exclusive tasting menus and advice from the most well-connected concierge in the city, who can book tickets to theatre shows, local attractions and secret shopping spots. At COMO Metropolitan London, indulge in ‘A Taste of Le Bistro’, a limited-edition menu centered on classic French dishes, curated by Executive Chef, Ruben Briones. Expect to feast on Alpine delicacies such as Beef Bourguignon, sharing boards of fragrant cheeses and warm chocolate fondue.

COMO Uma Canggu Beach Club & Surf Shack

Surfing and Soul-Searching in Bali

Learn the secrets of surfing at one of Bali’s best breaks – Canggu. Steps from the sea is COMO Uma Canggu, a luxury bolthole and surfer’s paradise. Join tailored learn-to-surf programming in hands-on sessions with seasoned guides before exploring the bohemian hangouts and buzzy beach bars of Canggu. Relax in one of the hotel’s ocean-facing penthouses or soothe weary muscles with a signature treatment at COMO Shambhala Retreat. Partygoers can indulge in sunset cocktails and live music at COMO Beach Club, known as one of the best spots on the island to watch the sunset. 

Qigong at COMO Shambhala Estate
CSE Treatment Pavilion Kendra

Wellness-seekers should go deep into the COMO Shambhala Estate, buried in Ubud’s spiritual junglescape. Bordered by verdant flora and with views over the tumbling ravine, the private villas have muslin-swathed four posters, private infinity pools and teak verandas offer a  secluded and private experience. Soak up the sun on a guided hike, passing ancient shrines and watery rice paddies, or cycle through local villages and markets, before embarking on a tailored wellbeing journey back at the estate. Wellness programs are accompanied by a festive culinary line-up of traditional Balinese dishes, served to the backdrop of live local music and dance performances.

Trek Ponies in Bhutan

Trekker’s Dream in Bhutan

The ethereal Kingdom of Bhutan is welcoming international travelers once again. Truly immersing guests in the elusive essence of the Kingdom’s culture, landscape and religion, COMO Uma Paro and COMO Uma Punakhahave launched a six-night Historical Odysseys itinerary that offers deep exploration of the country’s Buddhist culture. Visit the famed Taktsang ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery, visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, and enjoy spectacular views of the Himalayas from the Dochu La mountain pass. Back at COMO, enjoy caroling, festive feasts, and festive wellness gifts at each hotel’s COMO Shambhala Retreat. 

Ufaa Restaurant view, COMO Cocoa Island

Getaway Under the Sun in the Maldives

Welcome the New Year in style at COMO Cocoa Island with an array of experience-focused programs. Dive into an underwater light show on a night-time snorkeling adventure, learn the art of massage at the island’s whitewashed COMO Shambhala Retreat or master the art of meditation for moments of complete serenity. Guests can also expect culinary events for every food-lover from Chef in Residence and Michelin Green Star awardee, Chef Stephane Carrade – from poolside fine dining to half-day experiences that include fishing, preparation and seafood set lunches.

Cooking Class at COMO Point Yamu

A Coastal Break at Point Yamu

For a coastal Thai getaway, head to COMO Point Yamu, perched on the secluded and peaceful east coast of Phuket, overlooking the stunning Phang Nga Bay. Dive into Thai Culture with Muay Thai classes or embark on a cultural tour to take in the natural surroundings, with trails mapped out for every hiker and skill level. Young travelers can participate in a curated program with Play by COMO, from art and crafts to yoga lessons.

Yoga Pavillion at Shambhala Retreat at COMO Parrot Cay

Fun-Filled Children’s Activities at Parrot Cay

Private island escape COMO Parrot Cay is perfect for families who want to live in the present undisturbed, from their luxury villa surrounded by 1,000 unspoiled acres of beach, lagoon, and wetlands. Tiny travelers can take part in a range of activities curated by Play by COMO, from kayaking to cycling the island’s sandy pathways, while parents’ recharge with signature wellness treatments at COMO Shambhala Retreat, an Asian-inspired holistic center offering everything from massage and meditation to Ayurveda and aromatherapy.

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