10 COMO UMA PARO
There are few getaways as unique as one that unlocks the many facets of the enigmatic Land of the Thunder Dragon. The all-Buddhist Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan remains an unknown for most of us, so itâ€™s time, then, to discover the nation that pioneered the concept of gross national happiness, and thereâ€™s no better way than by checking into COMO Uma Bhutanâ€™s two exceptional properties. COMO Uma Paro offers nine exclusive private villas, 20 bedrooms and a COMO Shambhala Retreat, with pared-back interiors accented with work by local artisans. From here, you get access to some of Bhutanâ€™s main cultural highlights, including the â€˜Tigerâ€™s Nestâ€™ monastery, and activities such as the national sport of archery. The intimate COMO Uma Punakha â€“ a five-hour drive from Paro â€“ is set within one of Bhutanâ€™s most sacred valleys, with each of its 10 rooms commanding sweeping views of the valley, with the Mo Chhu River snaking through the rice terraces and orchards below.