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From soulful spas to happening beach parties, historic hotels to design resorts, Karma Group is created for five-star travellers who understand that reaching their destination is only the start of their journey. So here we take you on an extensive journey to some of the finest Karma properties around Bali to inspire your next grand island getaway, along with some inspirational quotes from Karma Group himself, John Spence.  Happy reading!

Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences and exclusive curated entertainment in the world’s most beautiful locations. With family, with friends, with just the two of you, or simply on your own, we’ll be your guide to a life more extraordinary. Find your Karma at Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa and Karma Boutique.

They Create Experiences

Karma Group offers more than an escape to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, although that’s where you’ll find them. With 24 global locations including Bali, Thailand and India, elite European estates to exclusive retreats in Asia and Australia, they create hedonistic, holistic, and wholly extraordinary experiences. Swim with dolphins… Crest the waves on a catamaran… Party at their beach clubs… Restore body, mind and spirit at our award-winning spas. 

Discover Karma

Karma Group takes you to 30 locations in four continents, with more destinations soon to be added to our portfolio. Relax at Le Preverger, a prestigious chateau on the French Riviera whose previous owners were Laura Ashley and legendary actress Jeanne Moreau. Discover boho, barefoot luxury at Karma Kandara, Bali, where luxurious villas come with private pools, ocean views and the best beach bars. Ski the slopes in Karma Bavaria or scuba-dive with seals in Karma St. Martin’s. What will your Karma Group experience be?

The Karma Story

Karma Group is the inspiration of British-born John Spence, one of the world’s most respected innovators and free-thinkers in the fields of travel, architecture and entertainment. John’s vision is to create a holistic, connected community of five-star destinations, linking like-minded individuals on every continent. As a socially conscious entrepreneur, John is passionate about supporting the communities that are a part of the Karma world. His Karma Community Care programme provides education to at-risk children, as well as funding for rising sports talents. Karma Group comprises Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, as well as Karma Spa which was launched in 2003 to immediate success. John’s vision is to create a holistic, connected community of unique five-star destinations, linking like-minded individuals on every continent. Karma now has 24 resorts. Coming next: Carcassonne and Spain.

1. Karma Mayura, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Set on a jungle-fringed riverbank, Karma Mayura is surrounded by picture-perfect rice terraces, coconut groves and mossy stone temples. This beautiful boutique retreat blends seamlessly into its magical setting, while offering luxurious service and creature comforts. Karma Mayura is in the tiny village of Mas – just a 10-minute drive from the centre of Ubud, Bali’s artistic, spiritual and cultural heart. This fascinating area was thrown into the spotlight by Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 memoir Eat Pray Love, later a hit film starring Julia Roberts. Visit the royal palace, experience a traditional Balinese dance performance or spend a day exploring Ubud’s many galleries – which range from grand museums to tiny hole-in-the-walls. And don’t miss the Sacred Monkey Forest – a lush jungle sanctuary populated by attention-seeking macaques. Despite the throng of activity in the centre, the mood here is tranquil and serene. There’s so much beautiful countryside to explore and a wealth of soulful spots where you can eat, pray, love – or simply relax and recharge.

2. Karma Kandara, Ungasan, Bali

A Luxury Cliff Top Resort with Direct Access to a Stunning Beach. Discover the essence of Karma at Karma Kandara on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, known globally as ‘Billionaire’s Row’. It’s the ultimate destination for intimate groups or larger gatherings of family and friends, drawn by Bali’s beauty and captivated by the spirit of Karma Kandara. Karma Kandara blends traditional Balinese architecture with luxury amenities to create a series of private villas, each formed from pavilions arranged around their own tropical courtyard and private pool. The two, three and four-bedroom villas feature natural stone, teakwood decks and indigenous grass or ironwood tile roofs.  The award winning Karma Spa situated on the cliff top is an epic location for incredible treatments. Cliff-hanging Spa Bales are set into the ragged limestone cliffs with 180 degrees of the Indian ocean views. Wellbeing experiences include an Infrared Detox Sauna and Soaking Pool, open-air outdoor showers, steam room and more. Karma’s menu consists of Sacred Balinese Wellness, Detox and anti aging, Oxygen facials and spiritual healing. Dedicated spa team of anatomy-trained bodyworkers receive year-round training and deliver treatments slowly to ease you into a state of deep healing.

3. Karma Jimbaran, Jimbaran Bay, Bali

This is the Family Friendly Beachside Villa Resort. Set within lush tropical gardens and only a few footsteps away from the fine white sands and calm waters of one of Bali’s most tranquil beaches, Karma Jimbaran offers just the right balance of hideaway and hospitality. Private pool villas, gourmet dining, sumptuous spa treatments and a dedicated kids’ club are among the long list of luxuries and thoughtful extras that make this beautiful boutique resort so special and welcoming for everyone. Get ready to be charmed… While staying at Jimbaran you’ll be living in one of 40 luxury villas, each designed in traditional Balinese style. You get your own private pool, complete with sun loungers, in a lush garden paradise. Inside, there’s a spacious open-plan living area, with satellite TV, a DVD home theatre system and free wi-fi among the many contemporary features. All our comfortable bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and there are outdoor showers in every villa for those who prefer to be among nature at all times, so there’ll be no early-morning queues. Here you can also find Karma Wellness Hub. A hot rock massage to ease you into the day; a manicure before dinner; a chakra blessing for you and your soulmate. Their expert team of healers and therapists are here to help you relax, rejuvenate and embrace the experience at Bali’s leading wellness retreat.

4. Karma Royal Candidasa, Manggis, Bali

The resort boasts a choice of apartments, surrounded by lush gardens and with direct access from the pool to the beach. Indulge in a spa treatment, dine in our international restaurant and enjoy the evening entertainment. The resort also offers excursions and adventures, including diving, snorkelling, fishing, trekking and cycling. Relaxation begins at Karma Royal Candidasa. Modern comforts blend seamlessly with Indonesian architecture to create a stylish and relaxing atmosphere. Teakwood balconies overlook the beach, a thatched roof shades the restaurant and landscaped gardens create a luxuriant setting for the studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. All our fully air-conditioned rooms have en-suite showers/bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, wi-fi access and mini-bars. This is a relaxed and beautiful area on Bali’s southeastern shore. Karma Royal Candidasa is situated directly on Balina Beach, on the outskirts of Candidasa town. The hills behind offer both gentle walks and steep hikes; the blue seas are havens for marine life; and nearby temples and traditional villages give tantalising glimpses into Balinese culture.

5. Karma Grand Residence Nirvana, Ungasan, Bali

A Luxury Cliff Top Resort with Direct Access to a Stunning Beach The Grand Cliff Front Residence at Karma Kandara is amongst the most opulent luxury villas in SouthEast Asia. Set on the mystical island of Bali, high on the limestone cliff tops at the island’s southernmost tip, the Grand Cliff Front Residence enjoys spectacular views from the very edge of Bali out to the sparkling Indian Ocean. Karma Kandara blends traditional Balinese architecture with luxury amenities to create a series of private villas, each formed from pavilions arranged around their own tropical courtyard and private pool. The two, three and four-bedroom villas feature natural stone, teakwood decks and indigenous grass or ironwood tile roofs. Experience the life of luxury with uninterrupted views of starlit skies in Villa Nirvana. This three-story villa set on the cliff of Karma Kandara promises a transcendent stay, relaxing in the open-air soaking pool gazing into the ocean. With five bedrooms, spacious living areas, a cinema room, two private pools, and a gazebo to relax, drink champagne and enjoy pre-booked canapes. If you really want to enjoy a restful experience, book the butler to attend your every need. Let us know if we can pre-book you into di Mare, sitting right on the cliff’s edge enjoying Mediterranean food and sipping cocktails and wine.

6.  Karma Grand Residence Maria, Ungasan, Bali

A Luxury Cliff Top Resort with Direct Access to a Stunning Beach The Grand Cliff Front Residence at Karma Kandara is amongst the most opulent luxury villas in SouthEast Asia. Set on the mystical island of Bali, high on the limestone cliff tops at the island’s southernmost tip, the Grand Cliff Front Residence enjoys spectacular views from the very edge of Bali out to the sparkling Indian Ocean. Villa Maria set on the cliff top of Karma Kandara holds two private pools, luscious green gardens and a gazebo daybed for afternoon naps. This is a luxurious five bedroom, two-story villa with cinema room, library, private sauna, private treatment room, gym, and a cliff-top open-air soaking pool to sip champagne whilst watching the waves roll in at Karma’s private beach below. Enjoy a restful experience by booking a butler to attend your every need. If you are bringing the kids you can book them into the Three Monkeys Club to enjoy a range of fun activities whilst you enjoy champagne and spa treatments.

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