COMO Uma Punakha
COMO Uma Punakha is the country sister of Uma Paro, which is only a five-hour drive to the west. Uma Punakha is an exclusive retreat set along the Mo Chu River in the valleys of Himalayan Bhutan. The hotel is tranquil and exclusive, offering only eleven rooms including a one-bedroom villa and a two-bedroom family-size villa. Much like her sister in the Paro Valley, the Uma Punakha is flush with natural light and features a simple, refined décor. Traditional hand-painted Bhutanese wall designs, wood-burning stoves, and over-size beds garnished with handmade Italian linen are just some of the gentle accents that make the Uma Punakha intrinsically exquisite. The hotel serves as a base for a number of outdoor activities and offers sublime views of the nearby river and vibrant terraced fields that fold down into the valley. Additional comfort and relaxation can be found at the hotel’s Bukhari lounge bar or Shambhala Spa Retreat, which offers hot stone baths and traditional Bhutanese therapies.