COMO Hotels and Resorts have announced that it will be opening COMO Echo Beach in February 2018, a new beachside resort on Bali’s south coast. This will be the travel group’s third property on the island and 14th in total, with a presence across the world growing from Miami Beach to Bhutan, Western Australia to Bangkok.
Boasting 119 accommodation spaces (including rooms, suites, one- and two-bedroom residences, as well as three-bedroom duplex penthouses featuring individual roof top pools), COMO Echo Beach is located on 2.2 acres of land in Canggu, a coastal village and six-mile long beach lapped by the Indian Ocean with some of Bali’s best surf breaks. COMO Echo Beach is seven miles from the bustle of Seminyak – though the rolling waves and calming landscape of rice paddies ensure it feels a world apart.
A desire to redefine the Balinese shoreside has seen a leading-edge concept come to fruition with spectacular modern Asian and Italian touches combining the visions designers Koichiro Ikebuchi and Paola Navone. Singapore-based Ikebuchi, who is renowned for his sensitive approach to nature and cultural authenticity, has previously worked on COMO’s two Bali locations (COMO Uma Ubud was his first resort project).
Similarly, Navone – who designed the main restaurant, Play by COMO and the COMO Beach Club at COMO Echo Beach – has a history with the company, being the creative force behind COMO Point Yamu, Phuket, and COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach. Landscape designer Trevor Hillier brought his expertise in Southeast Asia tropical landscapes to Canggu, having already worked with COMO in the Caribbean, Bali and Bhutan.
World-class dining will be found at COMO Beach Club, the properties central point. Menus rely on locally sourced ingredients from across the island, with a focus on ‘new world cuisine’ elevated with elements of Australian contemporary flair. A charcoal grill, used for meat, seafood and vegetables, will give dishes a rich, smoky flavour.
Those seeking wellness will be catered for at the new COMO Shambhala Retreat, with seven treatments rooms (five single and two double). As well as Asian-inspired therapies – including our signature COMO Shambhala Massage, deep tissue massage, among others – there will also be yoga and Pilates classes available twice a day, and personal training in the gym.
A major aspect of COMO Echo Beach is the spectacular surf opportunities. Our luxury surfing concept, in partnership with Tropicsurf, will appeal to beginners and also those with experience. Veteran surfers will be satisfied with the large rides found to the right of COMO Echo Beach, while novices can learn the foundations under an expert eye on calmer waves.
Away from the waves, COMO Echo Beach can organise walking tours, golf excursions, and adventures into the heart of Bali accompanied by English-speaking guides.