COMO Hotels and Resorts is proud to announce it will be opening COMO Echo Beach in February 2018, a new beachside resort on Bali’s south coast. This will be the brand’s third property on the island and 14th in total, with a growing presence across the world stretching from Miami Beach to Bhutan, Western Australia to Bangkok.
The resort will have a total of 119 rooms, suites and villas. 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 of 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. 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 Asian 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 the signature COMO Shambhala massage and deep tissue massage. There will also be yoga and Pilates classes available twice a day, and personal training in the gym for all guests.
A unique aspect of COMO Echo Beach is the spectacular surf opportunities. The 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 will organise walking tours, golf excursions, and adventures into the heart of Bali accompanied by English-speaking guides.
Javier Beneyto is the appointed pre-opening General Manager of COMO Echo Beach, having demonstrated his exceptional skills with the successful opening of COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach three years ago.