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Uma Punakha
Punakha

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Uma Punakha is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Romantic Retreats 

Opened in September 2012, Uma Punakha is COMO's second hotel in Bhutan - the first being Uma Paro, Ampersand's favourite hotel in Paro. The two properties are a 5-hour drive from each other and both are very much suited to people who are sporty and enjoy wellness and yoga. Uma Punakha has spectacular elevated views over a lush terraced valley and the rushing Mo Chu River. The resort was designed by Cheong Yew Kwan, a Singapore-born, Bali-based architect who also designed COMO Shambhala Estate and Uma by COMO, Ubud in Bali. Known for his inspired simplicity and natural light-flooded interiors, his styling of Uma Punakha is in line with Uma Paro: over-size beds, wood-burning stoves and calming neutral colour schemes punctuated with traditional hand-painted Bhutanese wall designs. The property has 11 rooms, which are all light and airy with incredible views. There are two luxury villas - an intimate one-bedroom COMO Villa and a family-friendly two-bedroom COMO Villa. Both of these villas provide a little more luxury and privacy, set right in the thick of the wilderness but not far from the restaurant and the COMO Shambhala spa. Uma Punakha is a fantastic base for hiking, white water rafting and cycling with an English-speaking guide. This hotel promises guests a truly incredible experience combining impeccable luxury, authentic culture, stunning untouched natural surroundings and a world-class spa and wellness facilities. An amazing honeymoon destination for those looking for more to do than lie on a beach, or an incredibly unique family holiday for those looking for a safe but culturally enriching experience for their children (the Bhutanese LOVE kids and they will be treated like royalty!)

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