Christina Ong (she of the unfailingly chic Como Hotels and Resorts collection) recently launched a new venture in Bali’s buzzy Canggu area to much fanfare. But it’s another little Como property on that island that impressed me recently.
Uma Ubud (comohotels.com; from £215), besides being extremely pretty – think white-grey ceramic tile floors, four-poster beds canopied in wafty white voile, Javanese plantation chairs and chaises and deep-teal plunge pools – is, pound for pound, an excellent-value proposition. Its 46 rooms and suites are capacious; my fairly standard one had front and back patios. Breakfast, served on a frangipani-encircled terrace at the hotel’s Kemiri restaurant, manifests Ong’s mastery of wellness-focused cuisine, with clean, fresh food that delights visually and gastronomically. And the poolside bar’s good tunes and even better negronis display a coolness factor that belies Ubud’s rural coordinates.