2017, it’s been a bit of a tumultuous year with more Trump madness and seemingly endless MRT breakdowns.
To restore some zen and sanity, a year-end escape is in order. For that the COMO group have packaged their escapes according to four different themes (Wild, Soul, Beach and City). Known for their luxe abodes where attention to detail is second nature, slick interiors, 360 wellness concepts and a menu of elevated global cuisine, they’ll help re-center and reinvigorate, and ensure 2018 begins on the right foot.
COMO in the Wild singles out a seven-night stay at COMO Uma Bhutan (four nights at COMO Uma Paro and three nights at COMO Uma Punakha). A week of downtime to explore the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery at leisure and luxury. Get to learn more about Bhutanese locals by getting involved in some unconventional tourist activities like planting saplings and spending time at a local orphanage.
As hiking is the best way to experience the country’s beauty, there’ll be daily hiking excursions to explore the best of the Paro, Thimphu and Punakha Valleys – don’t worry they’ll make sure there’s a packed picnic so you won’t trek hungry. While at Uma Paro, a daily yoga class is also bundled in, and for the week, you’ll enjoy the private services of an English-speaking Bhutanese guide so you’re never lost in translation.
Keep the chill vibe going from 2017 to 2018 with the COMO on the Beach package at the COMO Maalifushi resort in the Maldives. The only resort on the ring-shaped reef of the Thaa Atoll, this idyllic island escape offers something for both adults and children.
With a full Play by Como programme (22 Dec to 4 Jan), the little ones will have a full roster of complimentary activities to keep them busy (coral propagation, cooking classes, children’s yoga, movie nights), so the grown ups adults can relax on Maalifushi’s white sand beaches, catch some surfing action (they’re situated on one of the best surf breaks) or just enjoy a romantic dinner together.
There’s also surfing, diving and spa packages that can be added on, so everyone gets to do what they want on holiday.
For full prices and information, go to comohotels.com