Karma Kandara is perched on a clifftop more than 85 metres high above the southern coastline of Bali, commonly referred to as the Bukit Peninsula. This stunning location allows the resort to take advantage of some of the most exhilarating views, with a 180 degree perfect vista of ‘blue on blue’ brilliance. In fact, CNBC awarded it one of their Asia Pacific Property Awards in 2009. All this uncrowded beauty and still only 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and 20 minutes from the exclusive Jimbaran Bay.
At Karma Kandara, a selection of 1-5 bedroom private pool villas as well as a ‘Super Villa’, are on offer at this most exclusive of resorts. Nestled in a garden forest of thick tropical foliage, you make your way along natural stone walkways that take you on an adventurous path to your villa home. Each residence is a contemporary elaboration on the classic Balinese compound design, with living spaces spread across two or three pavilions arranged around a flora filled courtyard with timber decking and completed only, by your own private pool. Taking on a Mediterranean finish with natural limestone and painted doors, they open up to a more indigenous styling, with roofs clad in either indigenous grass or ironwood tiles.
The open plan living pavilions have an airy, expansive feel and comprise lounge, dining area and a fully equipped kitchen featuring the latest SMEG appliances. Top of the line amenities are used throughout, including LCD screens and surround sound audio. All bedrooms boast large, semi-outdoor bathrooms with stand-alone tubs fit for Cleopatra. The interiors are accented with the work of local artists as well as various artifacts, all complemented by teakwood fittings, creamy marble and richly upholstered contemporary furniture in shades of chocolate, cinnamon and copper.
Karma Kandara’s signature ‘Grand Cliff-front Residence’ is a palatial 5 bedroom estate suspended at the very brink of a limestone cliff face, high above the Indian Ocean. The dramatic location is matched by the understated grandeur of the property – from the large scale canvases depicting the works of famous Baliphile artists to the Batavia colonial-era inspired furniture to the state of the art facilities which include a spa complete with stand-alone sauna/steam & hot/cold plunge pools, a private cinema and the latest chrome-meets-computer appliances in the kitchen. The living area is encased in 160 degrees of seamless floor to ceiling glass, which can be folded away to create an indoor/outdoor living space that extends out onto the flagstones of the piazza-like courtyard, beyond the infinity pool and out to the distant horizon. The house also features a central courtyard with a second swimming pool and a guest pavilion with two further bedrooms and an old-world parlour looking out at the rich tropical flora of the garden.
To complement these opulent luxury villas, Karma Kandara has created a highly select portfolio of public spaces, each with its own unique character. A highlight amongst these is ‘di Mare’, the most dramatically situated destination restaurant in Bali. Its semi-circular dining room is built to resemble a yacht, framing a view of sea and sky that extends to the horizon. Using only the freshest, season-driven local ingredients, combined with premium imports from overseas, it delivers the finest Mediterranean style food with a Pan-Asian flourish. And, for that pre or post-dinner night-cap, take a beverage from Temple Bar under a star-lit sky or the cool comforts of Veritas Wine Bar.
Nammos Beach Club presides over a pristine sweep of white sand and turquoise lagoon where access is via Karma Kandara’s private inclinator that rides over 100 meters of sheer limestone cliff. On arrival, a raised bamboo decking houses a dedicated kitchen, complete with traditional wood-fired pizza oven and a fully stocked bar. Guests can lounge on daybeds in private pavilions, unwind on a sun-lounger or perch on stools at the bar – how you relax is totally up to you!
At Karma Spa, submerge yourself in organic spa therapies and fresh kelp rituals blended on site using kelp from the lagoon beds of Nammos Beach. Self-worship is integral to Karma, with facilities including an infrared sauna with personalised music and offerings that range from massage curatives to Reiki and transformational sessions. In fact, Karma therapists - known as body-workers - partake in regular Reiki and yoga training, thereby understanding what true healing is all about.
Guests also benefit from a host of novel activities and special events, from sophisticated full moon beach parties to gourmet dinners with carefully selected wine pairings. And, when it comes to nuptials, Karma Kandara offer wedding parties with some of the most beautiful cliff-top and beachfront settings here on earth, matched to a range of tailored services.
The key focus across all Karma Resorts is that everyone is available to personalize your stay with an aim to meet and exceed your expectations, be it through: particular food cravings; tailored spa consultations; local cultural experiences; or just to enjoy the peace and quiet of a private retreat.
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