End of the year brought us the masterful reopening of COMO Laucala Island. That was just a preview of extraordinary happenings that COMO prepared for us. You don’t need to go any further than their bucket list of amazing experiences to fill 2022 with magical moments. Here are some of the top escapes around the world that await you with COMO and Connoisseur’s.
Perfect Yoga and Pranayama in Paradise
This May, join internationally renowned yoga teachers, the Curry Sisters, on a six-night yoga retreat at COMO Parrot Cay. Inspiring self-care and teaching techniques to practice yoga long after leaving the retreat, the Curry Sisters’ daily classes pull on principles of Vinyasa and Hatha, as well as Pranayama breathing and meditation.
The sisters will impart 20 years of experience on the retreat through a combination of four and a half hours of daily yoga and time spent unwinding – whether enjoying a signature COMO Shambhala ritual at the whitewashed COMO Shambhala Retreat, kayaking through the mangrove forests, or finding a moment of peace in a hammock between swaying palms.
Nutritious meals are served from the bespoke COMO Shambhala Cuisine menu, as well as nourishing daily treats including the Ginger Tea and COMO Shambhala Juice of the Day.
Behind the Lens with Martin Morrell
Learn the skills needed to succeed at travel photography under the expert guidance of world-renowned British photographer, Martin Morrell, during a four-night retreat in the captivating Tuscan countryside at COMO Castello Del Nero. During the retreat, join Martin on daily photography workshops, capturing the landscapes, local villages and people that make Tuscan culture so unique. Workshops will encompass the end-to-end process of travel photography, from set up to technical mastery in post-production.
Find your own unique style and learn to tell original stories through photography, guided by Martin Morrell’s knack of spotting beauty in the ordinary. Explore the historic cities of Florence and San Gimignano with a seasoned guide who will show you the best spots to use your new skills or take time out with a COMO Shambhala signature treatment and a stroll of the verdant gardens, olive groves across the estate.
The Healing Power of Chinese Medicine
This spring, Dr Rui Pedro Loureiro will bring over 20 years of clinical practice as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) specialist to the Maldives, as a visiting practitioner at luxury resort, COMO Cocoa Island. Whether seeking to improve overall wellbeing, combat ageing or learn to adapt eating habits, Dr Rui will cater to guests’ individual needs with a series of tailored treatments, from Facial Rejuvenation and Anti-Cellulite to Acupuncture.
A combination of Acupuncture and Epigenetic Tests – whereby hair is used to provide guests with a profile of their genetic data to build tailored lifestyle and diet recommendations – will also be combined on bespoke three, five and seven-day retreats.
An Art-Inspired Afternoon Tea
Set within the south-eastern wing of the history-steeped State Buildings, COMO The Treasury’s Cape Arid Rooms are the inviting home of the celebrated Cape Arid Afternoon Tea. Inspired by the intriguing adventures of local artists, Alex and Philippa Nikulinsky, the Afternoon Tea celebrates Australia’s natural abundance with a revolving menu that spotlights the finest local producers and ingredients – the new Thomas River edition incorporates Shark Bay Crab, Borrello Ricotta Cheese and Bahen & Co Chocolate.
Sip Champagne or beautifully brewed tea and feast on freshly prepared delicacies such as Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Cucumber Sandwiches, Pea and Ricotta Tartlets and Hazelnut Dacquoise with Mango Compote and Passionfruit as you marvel at The Cape Arid Rooms’ high ceilings, timber-shuttered windows and eye-catching watercolor and ink paintings by the Nikulinsky’s.
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