Intimate Luxury in Iconic Bhutan
If you’ve been there and done that at every possible variation of upscale beachside luxury resorts worldwide or, if you’re looking for a totally unique boutique experience with all the five-star trimmings, Uma Paro in remote Bhutan is the destination of a lifetime. An intimate resort set on the steep slopes of the Himalayan mountain range, Uma Paro offers the exclusivity of a former Bhutanese nobleman’s residence along with all modern comforts and surrounded by some of the world’s most spectacular scenery.
Guest suites here are set either in the picturesque mansion itself or in specially built villas in the grounds, all with magnificent views and traditional décor including carved doors and window surrounds. Whether you’ll looking for romantic seclusion, staggering mountain views of the Himalayas or an incredible spa experience, you’ll find it here, along with private guided tours of the mountains, valleys and charming, traditional towns in this unique country.
The villas set in the grounds are masterpieces of local style using handcrafted stone, tiles and rich woods, and the furniture is richly decorated in the traditional Himalayan style using vivid colours and motifs of flowers and animals. Hand-knotted Nepalese rugs and hand-stitched cotton bedcovers from India complete the charming picture. Ultra-modern luxury and incredible service set in a unique cultural concept make a stay in the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon an unforgettable experience.
Known for the traditional flavours of Bhutanese cuisine, the resort’s restaurants are the finest in the country. Gastronomic delights in the evening are the highlight of Bukhari, named for the traditional stove in the centre of the dining area, and private dining with intimate, romantic gourmet meals can be arranged in the central courtyard or on the terrace. The unique Shambhala cuisine is nutrient-rich, with strong flavours and mainly organic ingredients, and is a speciality of the resort.
A stay at Uma Paro gives the perfect opportunity to glimpse the magic of this Himalayan country on special guided tours around its most intriguing landmarks as well as wondering at its superb natural beauty and diverse ecosystems. Walking, trekking, hiking and even mountaineering are popular activities in Bhutan, and exploring the diverse cultures of the country’s hardy peoples through their temples, markets and lifestyles is a fascinating and exciting experience.