Occupying a spectacular cliff top high above the Indian Ocean at the farthest extremes of an elevated limestone peninsula at Bali’s southernmost tip, Karma Kandara’s all villa resort is blessed with the most exhilarating views imaginable, a seemingly limitless vista of ocean and sky, 180 degrees of blue on blue brilliance.
Purposefully designed to encourage guests to unwind and put their feet up, 46 pool villas capture the magnificence of Karma’s surroundings with high pitched roofs, open plan living pavilions – featuring Bali’s classic airy, expansive feel – while all bedrooms are oriented to face the ocean and boast large, semi-outdoor bathrooms with stand-alone bathtubs fit for Cleopatra. Interiors evoke a Mediterranean ambience while retaining a clean, modern feel. Accented with antique artefacts and the work of local artists, features include delicately carved, Bali style stonework, deeply varnished teakwood fittings, creamy marble and richly upholstered contemporary furniture in shades of chocolate, cinnamon, copper bronze and amber.
To compliment the property’s opulent villa residences, Karma Kandara has created a highly select portfolio of amenities, each with its own character, to take full advantage of the bird’s eye view. A resort spa destination after all, if you can bear to leave the oasis Karma has created for you within your villa compound, head to the Karma Spa & Wellness featuring a collection of spa “shacks” suspended on rocky outcrops 85 metres above the surf. The spa’s centerpiece, an open-air pavilion, where sunrise yoga and sunset massages are performed, features an infrared detox sauna and Himalyan crystal salt pool. An all-white stone wet room with attached steam and ‘sea spa tent’ offer back-to-earth treatments.
Karma’s spa team of ‘body workers’ train under the guidance of certified sports massage therapists, Chinese medical practitioners, reflexologists and healers to deliver deeply therapeutic experiences. They have received Level 1 Reiki training and understand the value of utilising organic products and ingredients sourced from ethical and sustainable farmers and growers. Celebrity spa enthusiasts including Madonna, Eva Longoria and Justin Timberlake are fans of the revolutionary ‘Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusion Facial’ offered at Karma – delivering therapeutic grade oxygen along with rejuvenating serums to reduce blemishes and fine lines after just one session.
On the same level as the spa, di Mare restaurant is the most dramatically situated destination dining venue in Bali. Its semi-circular dining room is covered in light pre-tensile fabric to resemble a yacht, framing perfect endless views. Executive Chef Steven Grande utilises only the freshest, season-driven local ingredients, combined with premium imports from overseas in designing an ocean-inspired fine dining menu that delivers the finest Mediterranean style food with a Pan-Asian flourish. Think ‘Spice Crusted Prawns’ with pea leaves, pods, tendrils and Tahitian vanilla emulsion, or ‘Moroccan Spiced Ahi Tuna’ with Lentils du Puy, lemon confit and Ligurian olive juice. With more than 3,000 wines stocked in the cellar from around the world, why dine elsewhere?
Often referred to as the most exciting beach club in Bali as well as the island’s best beach, Nammos Beach Club presides over a pristine sweep of white sand and a tranquil turquoise lagoon whose only access is via Karma’s private inclinator, carrying guests effortlessly up and down 100-metres of sheer limestone cliff. Styled after a whimsical folly on some Greek island in the Aegean, complete with indigenous grass roof and bamboo platform, the club exudes an air of tropical languor accompanied by exemplary levels of service.
A well-stocked oyster bar, freshly caught seafood, wood-fired pizza oven, innovative signature cocktails and extensive champagne menu accompanied by an endless creative events schedule that includes world-renowned DJs and performing artists, big screen on-the-beach movie nights, culinary events including wine tastings and visiting top chefs, make Karma the ultimate weekend getaway destination in Southeast Asia.
Jalan Villa Kandara
Banjar Wijaya Kusuma
Ungasan Bali, 80362, Indonesia
T: (+62) 361 848 2202