Bali resorts, hotels, villas

Karma Kandara

This resort is not for the faint hearted. Beautiful almost beyond belief, this uber-chic destination is for the jet-set psycho who loves luxury. Perched high on limestone cliffs overlooking the stunning azure of the Indian Ocean, Karma Kandara has been blessed by the hotel gods with killer views and service to match. The lagoon is sparkling blue and gentle laps a crescent of white sand – it is idyllic. Arrive via the open-air little funicular style inclination that travels down the 85-metre drop Capri-style. With the super scene style inspired by the jetset beach clubs of Mykonos and St Tropez, this Bali retreat was stirred and not shaken to provide sublime luxe for the stylish gypsy. Karma Beach Bali is the hot spot haunt of the island’s rich and rarefied and jet set players who descend with cool regularity. Sleep soundly to to a soundtrack supplied by the sea, party at the beach club and dine at the divine restaurants. At Karma Kandara and its sister resorts, Karma Jimbaran and karma Beach in Gili Meno, the days are dazzling and even the nights are brighter. Bring the family, invite your friends and find out why the karma lifestyle is famous the world over. Huge stand-alone villas nestled in private corners are the treasures that lay behind beautiful carved Balinese gates. Winding pathways have been carefully planned to bring maximum seclusion for the villa-dwellers. There are 54 extravagant residences of 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms, each with its own private pool. The doors alone are an aesthetic treat with brightly coloured timbers reminiscent of Indonesia’s beautiful outrigger boats. Villa design extrapolates from the traditional Balinese family compound style with living spaces in scattered pavilions set in stunningly lush tropical gardens – complete with tame monkeys. Local stone, indigenous grass and ironwood are used to great effect, including the high-pitched roofs. Every western convenience has been integrated including impressive European kitchens plus top of the line sound and screens throughout each villa. Antique Indonesian artefacts and the work of local artists make fascinating accents on the interiors, which showcase delicately carved, Bali style stonework and deeply varnished teakwood fittings. The colour code here is luscious warm spice with creamy marble and cutting edge contemporary furniture in chocolate, cinnamon, copper, bronze and amber tones. It is of enormous importance to motivate yourself out of this level of outlandish luxury to make the most of Karma Kandara’s seamless services that include Karma Spa and its offering of dream-like indulgences. Swim some laps in your private pool; dine on exquisite cuisine or detox with Karma Kandara’s amazing Spa Menu that will have you glowing with good health. Simply chill into the groove of Karma Kandara’s easy-going atmosphere and world-class location and just enjoy.   Karma Kandara, Karma Resorts Jl. villa kandara, Banjar wijaya kusuma, ungasan +62 361 848 2200 | www.karmakandara.com | info@karmakandara.com