12 Days of Karma

Celebrate an unforgettable holiday season with the 12 Days of Karma:

Themed feasts and international DJ sessions are just the beginning…

Karma Group’s flagship Bali resort Karma Kandara is gearing up for a festive season to remember, with a near fortnight of feasting, cultural happenings, beachfront sundowners, wellness rituals, gala gatherings and much more…

12 Days of Karma, our annual end of year extravaganza unfolds between December 23, 2022 and January 3, 2023, with a packed daily schedule of events at venues across Karma Kandara and beyond catering to every age and agenda. As is customary, our 12 Days celebrations kick off with the ceremonial lighting of the Karma Christmas Tree at Temple Lounge accompanied by cocktails, canapes and a live DJ. The following evening, the festive vibe ramps up with our Christmas Eve dinner accompanied by Christmas Carols sung by the children of Bali Life Orphanage.

One of the culinary highlights of 12 Days of Karma is a special seasonal edition of acclaimed Chef Joseph Antonishek’s hugely popular Cali-wine-ication event on 29 December, where Chef Joe pairs five wines from a favourite California vineyard with his own carefully curated dishes.

Other highlights include daily cocktail specials prepared especially for the occasion -like the zesty Star Light (gin, calamansi lemongrass cordial, osmanthus, kaffir lime ginger beer) for example. International DJs will be soundtracking sunsets down at Le Club 22, Karma Beach while other entertainment includes traditional Balinese dance and even a special circus performance. Our New Year’s Gala Dinner and Party this year takes a South American theme with dishes from countries around the continent, before a bevy of international DJs led by Ibiza legend Jon Sa Trinxa get the party started down at Karma Beach…

There is space to wind down too, with a wellness schedule that will keep you fresh, centred and energised with daily practices from yoga to Tai Chi to meditation and of course a panoply of indulgent spa rituals at Karma Spa, on the cliff edge high above the Indian Ocean.

Kids are a big part of our celebrations too of course. The Three Monkeys Kids Club has put together a fun-filled agenda for our younger guests with a host of activities from balloon games to Christmas T-Shirt painting to scavenger hunts down at Karma Beach and much, much more.

Of course this is also the season for giving, and Karma Kandara will be doing plenty of it through the Karma Cares initiative, a joint effort with Bali Life Foundation, where guests are invited to donate IDR 300,000 to a giving tree. The money will be used to purchase gifts for children in need and handed out by Santa to the disadvantaged young people that BLF supports.

So get ready for the perfect end to 2022 combined with the perfect start to 2023 with 12 Days of Karma!


Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations. The company is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, a former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Australia and member of the judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. Among his numerous other accolades, John was honoured with the Edward P. Bass Honorary Fellowship at YALE University in 2013 & 2019 in the School of Architecture, marking the first time YALE has extended this to the same person more than once.

Karma Group comprises Karma Estates, Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Beach, Karma Spa, Karma Club and Karma Boutique. The Group has developed multiple resorts and currently owns and operates 45 resorts in 12 countries, including Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Indonesia, Spain, Thailand, UK, and Vietnam. Four of these resorts were acquired in the past twelve months with Karma Group demonstrating an ability to acclimatise quickly and successfully to a drastically shifting landscape, with the company choosing to focus on domestic travel markets. These new additions to the company’s ever-growing portfolio include Karma Karnak - a Nile cruise experience taking in the highlights of Ancient Egypt , Karma Munnar, a romantic escape in the highlands of Kerala, India - often described as “God’s own country”; Karma Salford Hall an historic Tudor property formerly owned by King Henry VIII in England’s rural Cotswolds and Karma Lake of Menteith, set on the stunning shores of Scotland’s only lake. Karma Group is also developing further acquisitions in Australia, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Japan.

In 2021 a series of new offerings were introduced, including a private member’s club with a difference, Karma Club, and the establishment of a brand new bespoke service for existing Karma Group members in Karma Concierge.

Karma Group is additionally involved in the world of fine wines and spirits. Since 2016, John Spence has been collaborating with leading winemakers across the world to produce bottles that have formed the Karma Wines offering, from Tuscany to Bordeaux to Crete, including a recently released Rosé from France’s Carcassonne, home to Karma Chateau de Samary. A signature handcrafted small batch gin was also recently added to the Karma cellar, a spirit crafted from botanicals sourced from the destinations where the group’s resorts, hotels, and retreats are located. And our most recent addition to the Karma spirits repertoire is Coachbuilt Whisky, developed by Formula One legend Jensen Button. Karma Group is the official resort partner for this premium blended Scotch single malt whisky which is being rolled out initially across our resorts in the UK and Europe.

Outside the hospitality realm, Karma Group remains a company devoted to supporting its surrounding community. Karma Group continues to run and support a number of philanthropic initiatives worldwide under the Karma Cares banner. Karma Refuge provides shelter and support for those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, including accommodation at Karma Residence Normande in France. In 2021, Karma Group also spearheaded vaccination efforts in Bali, not only for staff but for their families and surrounding communities. Karma Group also worked with HRH the Prince of Wales Trust and the British Asian Trust to alleviate the Covid-19 crisis in India, providing much need oxygen equipment to those most in need, as well as supporting Operation Recuperation, a UK initiative focusing on supporting front-line healthcare providers recover from the fight against Covid-19. Ongoing projects include the sponsorship and support of Bangalore non-profit Christel House India, the Bali Life Foundation for disadvantaged children, and Vietnam’s Children’s Hope In Action (CHIA), alongside involvement in ongoing scholarships and fundraisers annually.