Review | COMO Uma Ubud

COMO Uma Ubud was the first resort we stayed in upon our arrival in Bali, and there could not have been a warmer welcome for us… or a more magical one! Words escape me as I try put into thoughts my many wondrous feelings. I will try and explain our experience as best as I possibly can, but know that I most likely will not do it justice — it was just unreal. Pure, inexplicable perfection!

The entrance of COMO Uma is a simple yet inviting and open space, one that is clean and is accompanied by broad, genuine smiles and warm staff.

A walk through COMO UMA UBUD to our room

It wasn’t until we were shown our room that our jaws literally hit the floor and realised the dream that was before us. COMO Uma Ubud is a dream.
We stayed in the Garden Pool Villa and this is where I struggle to find the words to accurately express how wonderful this resort is. From the moment you enter the door you feel as though you have come home, but to the most magnificent, perfect home you could ever imagine. A sanctuary.

Here is a floor plan of the villa we stayed in so you can see the layout from above. SO cleverly designed!

Orgasmic. Yip. You read that right. The food at COMO Uma Ubud is nothing short of orgasmic.
Breakfast is a feast

Lunch around the pool is superb and there is no better view or service. I didn’t seem to make the best choices of meals around the pool, but the environment made up for it.

I discovered a favorite rose called TWO Islands – apparently called the Two Islands because it is made in Australia and bottled in Bali, making it more affordable with import duties – and so light and perfect in the Balinese heat

Dinner at the resort’s restaurant UMA Cucina: Impeccable. Please do yourself a favour and have the vegetarian pizza called TARTUFO. It has a bunch of things we have never heard of on it like Fior di latte, radicchio and fontina… but we have never ever in our lives eaten a pizza anything that delicious. Guys, I am not even over-exaggerating, I know I have a tendency to do so… but this is not that. I told you; orgasmic.
We actually ended up at the resort’s restaurant by accident; it was day 1 in Bali and we were pretty exhausted from our travels/arrival. We had a treatment at the resort spa.. {OMG!} – and then felt too tired to think about going out so we threw some clothes on and took a short walk to UMA Cucina… well, we didn’t know just how much our minds were to be blown. The restaurant is very simple in design/decor, but the food is quite literally the best Italian we have ever, and maybe ever will have. I WILL return one day, even if just for that pizza! The aubergine/eggplant parmigiana was also incredible. Couple it with some red wine and your evening is utter perfection. #stillnotexaggerating
See their menu here.


Upon arrival we were gifted vouchers towards a treatment at the spa. The prices were rather extravagant in comparison to what you will pay elsewhere in Bali, however the treatments were like nothing on earth.

The tranquil spa is quiet, pretty and the swimming koi do well to add to the serenity you feel as you arrive. The therapists are very friendly, professional and inviting… the treatments were just unforgettable. There is no comparison to the technique and luxurious treatments we experienced. If you are staying in Ubud please do yourself a favour and visit the COMO Shambhala Retreat for a full body massage treatment – you won’t find a better way to spend money in Ubud!


Being of the utmost luxury, the price of a stay at COMO Uma is going to be in the higher end of the market, but you can what you pay for, and at COMO Uma there is not an ounce of detail left out. Depending on when you travel you could pay around R4900 per night ex taxes for a villa like ours mentioned above. Prices as at 2019/2020 rates and subject to season, availability and not to be used at quotes. Contact COMO Uma for more detail on quotations and pricing.

If you find yourself looking for the best accomodation money can buy in Ubud then I can without a shadow of a doubt recommend Como Uma. It is the most luxurious, beautiful, well kept, friendly, phenomenal place we have ever stayed, and we long for the day we are able to return.

Thank you Como Uma for the opportunity to stay at and review your superb resort! It truly was a most magical experience !

Contact COMO Uma Ubud:
Jalan Raya Sanggingan
Banjar Lungsiakan
Kedewatan, Ubud
Gianyar 80571 
Bali, Indonesia



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Author: Shan Fourie

Shan Fourie is a busy mom of three, based in Ballito, and is a full-time lifestyle blogger/Content Creator. With over 14 years of experience in marketing, Shan began blogging in 2018, and embarked into full-time content creation in 2021. Shan uses her platform to share brands, businesses as well as to raise awareness and funds for causes and initiatives close to her heart. Somewhat of an activist, Shan has helped bring people together for multiple causes, including A21 Walk for Freedom, multiple Bone Marrow & Blood drives, a peaceful protest to stop NetCare Alberlito from closing its paeds ward, as well as other movements she is passionate about. Her biggest focus this year is on raising funds, alongside The Rise Up Movement, for a GBV safe house in Kwadukuza, along with a lab for facilitating rape-kits on site, instead of having to send them to Pretoria. Shan is an official Ambassador for (a) The SA Bone Marrow Registry, (b) the Red Movement (a movement intent on eradicating period poverty), and (c) and a partner of the Rise Up Movement - an NPO that stands against GBV, Child abuse, and Human Trafficking. Shan was a Mrs South Africa 2022 finalist, 2023 CANSA ambassador for Mrs South Africa, and Discovery Bank was her gold sponsor. Shan is also the official Wellness influencer for Gateway Theatre of Shopping and The Pencil Club Umhlanga. Shan believes that wellness is all-encompassing - mental, physical and emotional. She believes it is important to keep your life clean of toxicity. Self-care is super important to her.

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