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. The nine private villas and 20 luxury rooms combine the colorful 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 recognizes Como Uma Paro’s cultural context. 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.
Immerse yourself in Bhutan’s cultural heritage and extraordinary landscape with the ‘Himalayan Discovery’ package, which focuses on Paro Valley. Based on Como Uma Paro, close to the international airport, you will see the country’s main cultural highlights, including the remarkable Taktsang ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery. There are guided hiking and a chance to get into the wilds while moving at a pace that allows for acclimation.
Dining & Cuisine - At COMO Uma Paro, much of the produce comes from the own organic kitchen garden, which is maintained in partnership with local farmers from the Paro Valley, affording us a bounty of fresh and vital ingredients. The international dishes, too, are well regarded. Bhutan’s royal family regularly makes this their Paro restaurant of choice, along with specialties from neighboring India. Bukhari is the award-winning restaurant at COMO Uma Paro, named for the traditional Bhutanese fireplace that forms a dramatic centerpiece 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 flavors and serious finesse.
UMA Bar - Adjacent to Bukhari, the relaxed Uma Bar provides all-day dining and refreshments from 11 am. The ideal place to enjoy morning coffee, an early evening cocktail, or a drink from the extensive wine list, the expert team can also whizz up a revitalizing 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. It can be booked out for a private gathering of up to 20 people with a VIP set dinner menu.
Wellness - COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Uma Paro has a full range of holistic, Asian-inspired treatments for guests and those staying elsewhere in the Paro Valley. Having two private Bhutanese hot-stone bathhouses and a large indoor pool with an alfresco sundeck facing the mountains across the valley. There are separate steam rooms for men and women and a state-of-the-art gym. The yoga studio has floor-to-ceiling views of Paro, flooding the room with natural daylight, where complimentary yoga classes are held daily by the naturopathic doctor. The nine villas, tucked back into the forest, have their own private therapy suite offering total tranquility and seclusion.
Experiences - COMO Uma Paro is an intimate, rural hotel in Bhutan, a landlocked Himalayan Kingdom where religion and nature have come together in a compelling Buddhist culture. This has given rise to Bhutan's names, such as ‘hidden treasure’ or ‘the last Shangri-La.’ A stay at COMO Uma Paro is about discovering Bhutan's essence, culture, religion, and landscape. Designed to give unparalleled access to the country while simplifying logistics, offering guides, and guided adventures to allow guests to explore Bhutan by foot, bike, helicopter, or 4WD.