Des­ti­na­tion down­time

Karma Kan­dara Re­sort ups the fun ante with the per­fect get­away.

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Perched on a lime­stone cliff top high above the In­dian Ocean on Bali’s Bukit Penin­sula, the spec­tac­u­lar Karma Kan­dara Re­sort is an ideal des­ti­na­tion to en­joy much needed down­time. The ex­quis­ite re­sort is renowned for its stun­ning lush green against a back­drop of sweep­ing ocean views. And for a spot of cul­ture, guests can head to the famed Uluwatu Cliff Tem­ple to watch the tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese Ke­cak dance at sun­set.

The re­sort of­fers a choice of 54 one- to five-bed­room pool vil­las, in­clud­ing grand lux­ury cliff front res­i­dences All the vil­las boast sleek, min­i­mal­ist con­tem­po­rary in­te­ri­ors, plush fur­nish­ings and se­lect art­works. Each villa is out­fit­ted with semi­al­fresco en-suite bath­rooms, a fully ap­pointed SMEG kitchen, and a spa­cious liv­ing and din­ing area con­ducive for fam­ily bond­ing.

Larger fam­i­lies will love the sig­na­ture three-bed­room vil­las, which are adorned with nat­u­ral stone, teak­wood decks and indige­nous grass or iron­wood tile roofs. Apart from three spa­cious and airy bed­rooms, there is also a re­lax­ation pav­il­ion, and a trop­i­cal gar­den fram­ing the pri­vate pool.

The Three Mon­keys Kid’s Club is the re­sort’s ded­i­cated haven for en­er­getic kids. With a daily chang­ing ac­tiv­ity sched­ule, par­ents can rest as­sured that their lit­tle ones are hap­pily oc­cu­pied while they take a dip in the clifftop Jacuzzi or sip a cock­tail or two at the re­sort’s Beach Club. The lat­ter is a sur­fkissed venue ac­ces­si­ble via a hill tram that tra­verses 85m off the face of the cliff. Al­ter­na­tively, en­joy a quiet beach walk or sig­na­ture spa treat­ments at the Cliff Spa or the Beach Spa. A range of wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties such as kayak­ing, snorkellin­g, stand up pad­dling, and yoga and gym work­outs also await.

When it comes to din­ing, there is some­thing to please ev­ery mem­ber of the fam­ily. Take your pick from Mon­day Movie Night, Tues­day Pool­side BBQ, Wed­nes­day Fam­ily Style Din­ner and Thurs­day All About Rice, Fri­day Pasar Kan­dara, Satur­day Seafood BBQ Cel­e­bra­tions, Sun­day Smok­ing Meats. In-villa din­ing af­ter a long day un­der the sun is a great al­ter­na­tive for younger fam­i­lies, while des­ti­na­tion restau­rant di Mare serves Mediter­ranean cui­sine with the op­tion of wine pair­ing. The Tem­ple Lounge, set on the rooftop of di Mare, evokes a con­vivial north African am­bi­ence, and is per­fect for cock­tails and Moroc­can-in­spired tapas.

Fi­nally, pam­per mum with a spe­cial Mother’s Day Brunch on 13 May, which in­cludes fun ac­tiv­i­ties for kids such as piz­za­mak­ing, face-paint­ing and kite-mak­ing.

Karma Kan­dara Re­sort

Jalan Villa Kan­dara, Ban­jar Wi­jaya Kusuma, Un­gasan, Bali 80362

Tel: +62 361 848 2200 kar­ma­group.com

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