Uma by Como Paro
Land of the Thunder Dragon
Uma Paro is located in the Paro Valley just a short drive to the Paro International Airport. The landscape is dramatic with pine-clad valleys and snow-tipped ranges.
The rooms and suites are located in glades planted with azaleas, maximising views of forest, mountains and the Paro Valley. Materials include handcrafted stone, wood and tiles. The main building, formerly a Bhutanese nobleman’s home, forms the hotel’s heart. Bhutan’s vernacular imprint is felt in timber darkened by smoke from wood fires, and white walls vividly painted by local artists. Villas all have a ‘bukhari’ stove. The landscaping is soft, with orchards, lawns and pathways preserving the original contours of this rugged land.
At Uma Paro, the approach to cuisine is modern, light and respectful of local ingredients. Menus revive traditional Bhutanese offerings as well as offer contemporary interpretations of neighbouring cuisines. These include Indian dishes from the charcoal tandoor oven. The experience is nourishing, relying on fresh produce grown in the surrounding region, from hand-churned butter, to wild mushrooms and honey.
COMO Shambhala Retreat is Uma Paro's holistic heart, a place to improve wellness with Asian-inspired treatments, including massage and Ayurveda. Extensive use is made of natural, local ingredients, working with Bhutan's Hospital of Traditional Medicine. Facilities include treatment rooms, a Hot Stone Bath house, a large indoor pool with outdoor sundeck, steam rooms for men and women, a gym and Yoga studio with Paro Valley views.
Why we like it
- Private Villas
- Organic garden
- Hot Stone Bathhouse
- Picnic on a peak overlooking Tigers Nest