Uma Paro

Paro, Bhutan

This handsome spa-retreat perched on a hilltop outside Paro is known for its understated luxury and aesthetic appeal. The standard rooms, while not large, are beautifully furnished and offer king-size beds, and big bathrooms with under-floor heating and combined shower-tubs. The Uma Paro also has superior rooms, suites, and one-bedroom apartments, all tastefully appointed. Thirty-eight wooded acres surround the 29 guest rooms, offering a serene setting. The restaurant, set in a circular pavilion with a fireplace, is one of Bhutan’s best, with a New Zealand chef and a choice of international, Indian, or Bhutanese food. In the Shambhala Spa, you can take advantage of the yoga classes, his-and-hers steam rooms, an indoor pool with an outdoor deck, Asian-inspired therapies, and massage services.