Como Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri
Ever-elusive hotelier Christina Ong (Metropolitan London and Bangkok, Parrot Cay and Cocoa Island) took over this secluded property in 2005, transforming it into one of Bali’s first and most lavish destination spa experiences. Set along the Ayung River, the spa features nine treatment rooms and outdoor water-garden pavilions. A top-floor yoga pavilion is open on two sides with views for miles. Specialty Visiting masters from all over the world convene to conduct weekend and weeklong intensives in yoga, meditation, intuition, and energy work. BeSpoke—personalized wellness—programs Cleansing, Rejuvenating, Stress Management, Ayurvedic and Get Fit are offered to each guest. Rates Current five-day program from about $1,900 for a single traveler.