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If you have ever dreamt of a stay at Karma Kandara’s famed five bedroom luxury pool villa, you’re in luck. The jewel in the crown of the Uluwatu resort is this private residence, which is currently available as an impressive part of an indulgent luxury package.

Includes a private Champagne pool party complete with 3-hour DJ and barbecue session in your Villa for up to 10 people,a 30-minute Heli tour of Uluwatu and the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue , the luxury package will also treat guests to a slew of adventurous potential - picture 15 minutes of paragliding, a 5 kilometre run around Ungasan and Melasti beach accompanied by private coach, a private surf lesson and and unlimited access to Karma Beach and its fleet of amenities. As well as the chance to celebrate a special occasion within Karma 5 bedroom the extent of your ultimate Bali Holiday.




Or kick back and relax instead at the luxury resort’s ample eateries and growing collection of drinking dens. The latest addition to its burgeoning population of venues is Le Club 22, tucked into the shoreline, on the famously white sands of the Bukit Peninsula.

From USD 20,950 NETT for a 3 night stay, you’ll settle in the famed five bedroom pool villa with sweeping views of the ocean below. Housing up to 10 people, this abode features five bedrooms with en suites each, split across a duo of different levels, with the master bedroom on the second floor boasting dramatic ocean vistas. But that’s not all you’ll find within this elegantly designed 822 sqm (8847 sq ft) space. Downstairs sits an oversized living room, a dining table for ten, and floor to ceiling windows which open out onto an expansive private terrace for the outside dining space, complete with barbecue and oversized infinity pool.

More information on Karma Kandara’s luxury packages can be found here:
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BACKGROUND ON KARMA GROUP

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 and member of the judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. Among his numerous other awards, John was honoured with the Edward P. Bass Honorary Fellowship at Yale University in 2019 in the School of Architecture, marking the first time Yale has extended this to the same person more than once.

The Karma Group comprises Karma Estates, Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Beach, Karma Spa, Karma Kasa, Karma Club and Karma Boutique. The Group has developed multiple resorts and is currently operating 46 resorts in more than 12 countries, including Australia, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Indonesia, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Kingdom, with six under development. Four of these resorts were acquired in the past six 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 a fabled Nile Cruise in Egypt, Karma Munnar in Southwestern Indian state of kerala, aptly titled as “god own country”, and the historic Karma Salford Hall, a property formerly owned by King Henry VII in the English countryside. There are presently six properties in development, with Karma Group negotiating further acquisitions in Australia, India, Indonesia, Laos, and the UK.

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 key winemakers across the world to produce bottles that have formed the Karma Wines offering, from Tuscany to Bordeaux. A signature handcrafted small batch gin has also just been welcomed, a spirit crafted from botanicals sourced from the destinations where group’s resorts, hotels, and retreats are located.

Outside of 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 worldwide under the Karma Cares banner. These include ongoing sponsorship 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. More recently, Karma Group spearheaded the drive for mass vaccination in Bali in 2021, and joined forces with Operation Recuperation, a UK initiative focusing on supporting front-line healthcare providers recover from the fight against Covid-19 and more recently launched the Karma Refuge initiative providing shelter for Ukraine Refugees in Europe.

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Easter Festival

Karma Kandara welcomes 5 days of festivities with Easter Festival 2022. The Uluwatu resort’s family-friendly calendar will deliver fun for all ages.

An exuberant Easter holiday is on the agenda for Uluwatu’s illustrious resort Karma Kandara. The award-winning Bali destination has announced its Easter Festival for 2022, a family-focused collection of festivities that will last for five days, from Thursday, April 14 to Monday, April 18.

Kids are promised to be entertained with the elegant retreat’s vast array of activities on offer – picture everything from face painting to card making and of course, the traditional Easter egg hunt. While the little ones are immersed in everything Karma Kandara has to offer, adults can embrace the chance to recharge at the lauded Karma Spa and its fleet of wellness treatments, from massage to yoga.

Come evening, spend your time wining and dining with Karma Beach’s slew of parties, specialty cocktails, and world-renowned DJs. Of course, there’s plenty of feasting to be had, too, with the three-course fish tasting menu courtesy of Good Friday Good Karma, and an Easter Sunday Brunch at Di Mare Restaurant for the whole family to enjoy.

“We look forward to welcoming you and your families to share the upcoming Easter experiences within our beautiful Bali,” says Karma Kandara’s General Manager, Shaun Dünhofen. “The specially curated events are presented this year to have you all enjoying each day either within Karma Kandara or on Karma Beach. We have planned many children’s activities, Karma Spa includes health & wellness pampering promotions, delectable culinary journeys, beach vibe music presented by our talented DJs, and much more exciting entertainment to be explored.”

To complement the many offerings of Easter Festival 2022, Karma Kandara will be indulging its visitors with an exclusive offer for accommodation. For the period of the event, the luxurious one-bedroom garden view pool villa will be available for the special rate of IDR 4,475,000 per night, including government tax and service charges. 

In addition, for a minimum of a two-night stay, the guest will receive the Easter Sunday Brunch for up to two people on April 17, daily breakfast for two adults + 2 children under 12 years old, weekend Kids Yoga at Cliff spa reception, weekend Tai chi at the beach, weekend yoga at the cliff spa, free one extra bed, Wi-Fi access, daily fresh seasonal fruit basket to your villa, unlimited access to Kids Club and activities with complimentary beverages and fruits skewers, unlimited access to a gym facility, complimentary access to private Karma Beach Bali. The bookings must be made before March 30, 2022.

Easter Festival 2022

More information on Easter Festival 2022 can be found here:

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BACKGROUND ON KARMA GROUP
The Karma Group comprises Karma Estates, Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Beach, Karma Spa, Karma Kasa, Karma Club and Karma Boutique. The Group has developed and is currently operating 44 resorts in more than 11 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Indonesia, Thailand and the United Kingdom. Four of these resorts were acquired in the past six 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 the opulent Karma Seven Lakes in India’s romantic Udaipur, and the historic Karma Salford Hall, a former residence of King Henry VIII in the English countryside. There are presently seven properties in development, with Karma Group negotiating further acquisitions in Australia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Spain and the UK.

In 2021 a series of new offerings were introduced, including 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. The Karma Kasa brand was also welcomed in response to the growing demand within domestic markets for rural escapes, consisting of a collection of intimate escapes located regionally yet within a two hour drive of major metros where the majority of members are based.

Karma Group is additionally involved in the world of fine wines and spirits. Since 2016, John Spence has been collaborating with key winemakers across the world to produce bottles that have formed the Karma Wines offering, from Tuscany to Bordeaux. A signature craft gin distilled in small batches for the Karma Group has also just been welcomed, a spirit crafted from botanicals sourced from the destinations where the group’s resorts, hotels, Chateaux and retreats are located.

Outside of the hospitality realm, Karma Group remains a company devoted to supporting its surrounding community. Karma continues to run and support a number of charity initiatives worldwide under the Karma Cares banner. These include key sponsorship of Bangalore non-profit Christel House, sponsorship of The Bali Life Foundation for disadvantaged children, and involvement in ongoing scholarships and fundraisers annually. More recently, Karma Group spearheaded the drive for mass vaccination in Bali, and joined forces with Operation Recuperation, a UK initiative focusing on supporting front-line healthcare providers recover from the fight against Covid-19.

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First of all, congratulations on the three new properties acquired by Karma Group. Could you please tell us a little about Karma in Spain, Vietnam and India?

Yes of course, Well, I just come back from Spain actually. I was there over the last couple of weeks putting our plans together; try to get it open for Easter, next year. It’s in a village called Gaucin and Gaucin is one of the Pueblo Blancos, the white villages, which sit in the south of the state of Andalusia. Andalusia is the state at the bottom of Spain, famous for the Costa del Sol, places like Marbella, Malaga, Fuengirola, and these amazing tourist strips. And behind it is a very authentic Spanish countryside. 

The Pueblo Blanco sit on the top of sierras, on top of the hills, looking down on the coast and you can see the rock of Gibraltar from there. It’s magnificent location. It’s about an hour from the airport, or to the airport. You get there from either Malaga or you go in via Gibraltar. The village itself dates back over thousands of years. It was famous as the location of many battles between the Moors and the Catholics in the sort of constant raging wars. 

Eventually the Moors were kicked out of Spain and it became a catholic nation. But for many years it was a Moorish, an Arab nation, hence al Andalus which became Andalusia, and naval towns in the area Malaga, Marbella were all Moorish towns. So it sticked in history, got a beautiful castle, its got amazing churches, its got fantastic buildings. 

We came across it some years ago and been negotiating for some time. And we eventually closed the deal recently. It sits just 2 miles outside the town with magnificent views, of the sierras and the rock of Gibraltar in the distance. It sits on a land large plot of land, 9 hectare, 90.000m2. 

It’s surrounded by state forest. Initially its going to have 25 accommodation units, plus an amazing bar, a restaurant, we got a Bodega there, we are going to have a games room, it has a beautiful pool, with Cabana and terraces around it. And our plans are in the future to develop extra inventory, glamping inventory in the form of tents and yurts, which will sit in the woods. 

I also teach UCLA, University College of Los Angeles and we’ve invited the students there to join us in this project, to help us design these temporary eco-structure, which will sit in the woods, which will be separate but integral to the existing property. And it will be very green, very-very carbon neutral, very eco-structure. So I am quite pleased with that. I had them over a couple of weeks ago and everybody got some great ideas. 

So we think it’s going to be very attractive to all our members and clients. It’s close to the coast. It’s only half an hour from the famous beaches of the Costa del Sol. In itself it’s a great destination. It’s got amazing walks. It’s also very close to the towns of Ronda, Sevilla, and Cadiz, and these famous Andalusian cities, which got a host of culture and attractions to them.

Elsewhere in Vietnam we acquired a new property in Hoi An. Hoi An is the one of the cultural capital of Vietnam. It’s UNESCO heritage listed. We’ve had a resort there for some time. This is a new property in the middle of town. It’s got 50 units. It’s a short walk to the heart of Hoi An, where its all pedestrianized and there are no cars and you can wander around on bicycle or you paddle up the boats, amazing cuisine, amazing culture, it’s a fascinating place. 

It’s also very close to the beaches which are only about 10 min away by bicycle, or 2 min by taxi, and magnificent South China Sea with great beaches, great restaurants, and of course the cuisine is just outstanding in Vietnam. So, we are looking forward to that getting open. Just as soon as restrictions are lifted. I heard that’s quite positive.

And over in India, yes we acquired several resorts in India, we’re very active in India. It’s where it all began in 27, almost 28 years ago. We have a new resort in the Nandi Hills, which is just outside Bangalore, about 1 hour from Bangalore. We have a new property in Udaipur, which is where of course one of the palace sits in the Rajasthan and also in Rajasthan we acquired a property just outside Jaisalmer another famous city. 

This is very interesting; it’s actually a tented camp. So there are some hard construction, but mostly accommodation units and common area is in tents. You got on camel safaris, it’s in the desert, it’s the Thorn desert, which is only 20 km from the center of Jaisalmer, but it’s a true desert with sand dunes. You can get on camels, you can sleep under the stars, and you get very low light pollution, an amazing experience. 

And one thing we are doing is bracketing all our Rajasthani resorts together by providing transport options. And so people can go and spent a few nights in Udaipur, few nights in Jaipur where we have our resort, few nights in Jaisalmer. And we have a fleet of Ambassador cars that would drive you between the various locations and so people get a true Rajasthan experience. Which again we think is going to be very popular to many of our clients and members over the next few years.



You acquired Karma Salak in Puncak (Bogor - West Java). Would you mind to share a background story behind this?


Karma Salak, this was a bit of an accident, to be candid. I mean what happened with the pandemic is that we were really forced to overlook the Indonesian market and say, I don’t think we got enough resorts in Indonesia. We’ve maybe a bit lazy over the years. We’ve developed many resorts in Bali, and that area where that be in the Gili Islands or Bali itself, and our market was a combination of the western market and the Indonesian market. 

And things were very well, our resorts were full and business was good. But clearly with the pandemic in meant all of us sudden that the foreign markets, primarily the Australian market stopped. And so we were forced to look at ourselves and say well, what does a lot more we can do in Indonesia and with the Indonesian market? And so we went out and try to identify and acquire some more resorts. 

And this actually is being quite a common trend all over the world, because the last two years, tourism was really become domestic. So our Indonesian resorts are visited by Indonesians, our English resorts by English or German, our Australian by Australian, and its been quite a chaotic exercise, because it forced us to look at expanding our portfolio so we can increase the attraction to the domestic audience. 

And so we looked around Jakarta and one of the goals with our new acquisitions is to be quite near a major metro, near where we already have owners and members and near where we think we can attract more members in the future so that it is easy for them to go and visit our resorts, and easy to experience the Karma philosophy and lifestyle and jeune se quais, and yet be somewhere that when the world opens up, which thankfully it is at the moment, the international consumer and our international members was also be very keen to go and visit. So it has to be a combination attractive to the local domestic market and but also attractive to the international market. So Karma Salak came up. I went to see it myself and that area blew me away. 

I love nasi goreng, but the mountains and the volcanoes, and the local scenery, the people were wonderfully friendly, and we found this property which seem to tick the boxes which is why we actually went ahead and acquired it. And it has been a great success. Since then we are looking at more in Indonesia. 

We are about to announce, literally this week the acquisition of a new property in Yogyakarta, which again I think is a beautiful area where clearly its a natural, a lot of people live, and a lot of Indonesians like to visit it for the culture, the temples etc. 

And I also believe just like with Karma Salak that when the Brits, the Australians and the Americans, and the Germans can once again visit Indonesia, these are beautiful locations to go and see, and again with the same logic as we have done in India, what we are trying to do is what we call split center destinations and so that the consumer can come from let’s say London or from Sydney. 

They can spent a few days in Bali, few days in Karma Salak, few days in Yogya, and we are looking at other sites all over Indonesia which maybe they wouldn’t have gone to before, but because we can bracket them with Bali they will be able to go there and they’ll discover some amazing places and see that Indonesia has a host of fantastic destination for them to visit.



What is next? Where do you plan to acquire more? Maybe in Indonesia and overseas?

Well absolutely. I mean tomorrow I get on a plane to go to Scotland where we are going to be acquiring a new asset that I think is going to be very exciting. After Scotland we are looking all over Europe, as I said we recently relaunched down in Spain. We are looking at various other places in Italy, and down in Greece. 

In India we have some new assets that we are looking at. And further a field; we’ve got some very interesting projects in the Philippines. We have a resort, which we hope to launch relatively soon on the beautiful island of Palawan, we’re looking at a project down in Fiji. We have a lot to build in east coast of Australia and Kiwis love to go, which is Denaral in the Manuka Islands. 

And most probably most exotic or far away is we are about to close on the acquisition of a piece of land in northern Brazil near the town of Fortaleza. It’s becoming a mecca for windsurfers or kite surfers and all sorts of adventure sports fanatics, and we’ve looked at a piece of land there, which has permit on to build a hotel. And that’ll be our first in Latin America region and so expect to hear more about that soon.

But yes going in on to the pandemics, I said we would come out of it with no fewer resorts then we went in. We kind modify it halfway through, and said that we’ll actually come out with more resorts. And I’ll modify again to make a very bullish call a number months ago that my goal to emerge from the pandemic with 10 new hotels and we hold the moment into it. 

And this is very born out, I mean, we are in a situation where we are fortunate, we got no debt, we have no partners, we got cash in the bank, we are nimble, we can buy things swiftly. Opportunities have come up all over the world, and we are able to capitalize on them.

And so while there has been many problems because the pandemic, there is also been a huge upside for us and its been a little bit of cure to take, but lots of resorts are coming on to line.


Karma Group was sponsoring a once-in-a-lifetime live reading of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Could you please tell us a little story behind this initiative? How did it first happen?

The Dante Divine. Yes again, it was a bit of an accident really. I mean, I have been involved in the entertainment business all my life, I used to be in the music business and I have many friends still in it, I have friends in the acting world and performance world. And so we heard about that there were two things that which coincide really. One; is we heard about the 700th anniversary of Dante Aligherie’s death, and two; I love Florence, we have a resort called Borgo di Colleoli just outside Florence. 

I think it is my favorite city on the planet, and this is where obviously the celebration going to be of his passing away, because that’s where Dante lived for much of his life and where’s his house he was born in, and where he has been celebrated. And it was a host of actors and actress in it, such as Hellen Mirren, Rupert Everett, Ralph Fines and various other incredible well-known actor and actresses. We were fortunate enough to be involved in it, help sponsor it and help put it on. It was an amazing event, it went over 24 hours and it was both live in Florence and also beamed around the world. We put on in various of our properties of an sort live screening type basis. 

Yes that was one of those accidents of a great pleasure to be involved in. I think one of the things we like in Karma is that we always say we’re much more than being in the lodging business, we are in the entertainment business, and our job is to entertain people. That entertainment maybe the experience that they have when they are with us. It maybe the great bars, restaurants, it maybe the wine that we make, it maybe the olive oil that we produce. 

We run all sorts of cultural events all on our own as we have our olive picking weekends where they go and actually pick the olives themselves and put it in the olive press down at Le Preverger, our chateau down in the south of France, that used to belong to Jean Moreau and Laura Ashley. We are running at the moment a number of events where for they get down for 3 days in all sorts of cultural events and wine tasting and what have you.

We put a lot of events like Dante’s comedy. We got involved in a lot of sports event. We sponsor a number of Rugby teams. We’ve been involved in soccer and all sorts of things over the years. So we are much more than just a hotel, and our members and our clients really enjoy that, the fact we do a lot more.


Any advice you would share to young entrepreneurs, to tackle problems and find solution, to survive and even grow more, especially amidst this pandemic?

Yeah, look, I think the answer is always look to the glass being half full. I am fortunate enough to teach entrepreneurs. I teach at Yale University UCLA. Ironic, because I am a University dropout. So I was the guy who left after 2 terms. I got no formal education, but one thing and I try to teach them often, business school and young entrepreneurs taught to be seriously good business managers, seriously good CEO’s, but maybe not great entrepreneurs. 

They’re taught risk aversion, rather than you should have risk embracement. To be an entrepreneur you got to be embracing risk, you actually got to look sometimes for risk, cause there then lays the opportunity. I also never be frighten of being wrong. So many people are taught business, are taught overanalyzes, like make sure you’ve making the right decision, and run spreadsheets and go through various process to make sure what you’ve doing is the right thing. But we teach them the opposite. It’s not risk aversions, it’s risk embracement.

Yes I was saying risk embracement, I mean look for risk, make decisions quickly. Where an entrepreneur in a smaller new company can beat the more established companies, is making decisions quickly and moving fast. It is a little bit like the difference between a big tanker and a small speedboat. The tanker is bigger and maybe more reliable and can go further distance, but it can’t turn very quickly. 

Where a speedboat is small and can turn in an instant. So as an entrepreneur, move quickly, make a decision and brace risk, don’t be worried about making mistakes, because you learn from your mistakes. And that’s how you can get opportunity and how you can beat the big boys. You have to be swift and you have to be prepared to make decisions on the day. Where’s the big companies tend to have committees and boards and all sorts of things that’s new to them and slows them down.

I think, finally I’d say, actual fact during times of disruption and uncertainty, they often are the biggest opportunities and often it’s the disruptors that succeed. We have found that during the pandemic is being a cure take, there’s been things that haven’t been so good. Of course I wouldn’t say everything is being positive by any means. But there’s been great opportunity, and that’s often the way. It’s the line worn by Warren Buffet said, that you’re in the actually see who’s wearing bathers when the tide goes out. 

And this at the time the companies that got too much debt, or they overleveraged, or they too bloated and they haven’t got enough profit, they have gone out of business. And so opportunity has presented itself, and it will as we come out of the pandemic, there’s going to be a boom we believe very strongly, that there’s going to be a hospitality boom because people have excess savings in their bank accounts, because they haven’t been able to go out, they haven’t had meals or staying in hotels.

They want to reward themselves for being locked down and pat themselves on the back and say, we did it, we survived, they want to get a revenge to be honest on the pandemic, or the government, or whatever, for locking them down. There is also an element of fear because people worry that the pandemic may come back, or the government may tax their money, or something may happen and there is a sense of mortality.

So we think that means that when people can go out, and they can stay and they can go out to lunch and dinner whatever, they will and they’ll spend more and they’ll enjoy themselves more. And we’ve certainly seen that. Because when our resorts have been opened and people can get to us, then they are spending more, they are staying longer, and they are having a better time, and as a certain sense of carpe diem, seize the day.

So the boom is coming for young entrepreneurs. You have the opportunity of a lifetime to capitalize on it. Just go and do it!

Interview by Hev | Image by Heidi Barroll Brown

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Karma Kandara’s Executive Chef, Joseph Antonishek is extremely excited to be bringing his international experience to the menus at DiMare and Karma Beach Club. Chef Joseph’s dedication to local ingredients and traditional Balinese cooking delivers hotel and restaurant guests extraordinary culinary experiences. Joseph has revamped the resort’s dining offerings, drawing upon their culinary influences to create bold flavours highlighted by the best in local produce.

With a career behind the stoves at some of LA’s hottest hotel restaurants including at the Mondrian Hotel and Raffles L’Ermitage, Joseph has found his calling in Bali, and Karma Kandara in particular

“I draw inspiration first and foremost from my team,” said Chef Joseph. “I work with an amazing group who are always teaching me about local ingredients, traditions and obscure dishes most people wouldn’t be aware of when traveling to Bali. I also find inspiration in travel, not only on the local street food level, but also throughout Asia. I find that most Asian cuisines are based on either seeds, roots or leaves and the cuisine of Indonesia is a complex balance of all three. I just love creating dishes that stay true to their Indonesian roots.”

A large part of that love is founded in the resort’s superb dining culture, both at the signature restaurant diMare and the Karma Beach Club. Joseph has created food experiences that raise the bar even higher and have guests returning time and again to try something fresh, new and exciting.

Guests enjoying the relaxed atmosphere at Karma Beach Club, the private beach at the bottom of the imposing cliffs at Karma Kandara, enjoy simple, light and fresh Mediterranean-style fare such as Grilled Octopus & Potato Salad; Salt Baked Whole Snapper to share; Wood Fired Oven Pizzas and Rolled Baklava with Coconut Gelato.

Karma Kandara’s magnificent DiMare restaurant delivers a European-Asian style, heavily influenced by local ingredients. Guests can feast on the incredible views as well as dishes such as Fermented Java Green Tea Salad; Roasted Duck Breast with Ubi Gratin and Dragonfruit Gastrique; Rack of Lamb with Ghee Carrot Puree, Petai and Fermented Black Garlic Jus; and Strawberries & Cream: compressed Bedugul Strawberries, Kemangi Ice Cream, Coconut Mousse with Strawberry Firecracker Sorbet.

Chef Joseph includes the usual suspects that that guests might expect whilst holidaying in Indonesia, such as nasi goreng and urab, but what sets these dishes apart is the unusual preparation his team has devised using local ingredients. Cuka is a handmade vinegar prepared by the family of one of Karma’s cooks and is used in making Scallop Ceviche with Torch Ginger Flower and Pomelo. Petai, also known as ‘stinky bean” is braised for hours in extra virgin olive oil with red bumbu and citrus before being served with grilled octopus. Almond, anise flavoured Kluwak is used as the base for Rawan - a famous Javanese soup and occasionally as an ice cream flavour. All of diMare’s ice cream is made from scratch in house.



At both Karma Beach and diMare, the Bar Manager/ Mixologist works closely with Chef Joseph in to inspire each other with ingredients and techniques for matching the flavours of drinks and food. Once a month the team expresses their creativity through either cuisine & wine or cuisine & cocktail dinners, pairing flavours expertly to create gastronomic experiences to savour and remember.

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BACKGROUND ON KARMA KANDARAKarma Kandara is a multi-award winning 5-star resort of outstanding natural beauty with the most breathtaking view and enviable location in Bali. Situated atop a spectacular limestone cliff top overlooking the Indian Ocean, Karma Group’s flagship retreat features 54 private-pool villas, each blending traditional Balinese architecture with luxury amenities and offering exquisite views of tropical green and sea blue. Curving around the rooftop, our iconic, lantern-lit infinity pool appears to flow into the Indian Ocean.

To complement its luxury accommodations, Karma Kandara features a highly eclectic portfolio of public amenities and venues, each with its own distinct character. Our Bali spa resort destination boasts the Di Mare Restaurant with its gourmet fare and exceptional seafood, the Temple Lounge Rooftop Bar, which serves signature drinks with an intoxicating view and atmosphere, and our prize-winning Karma Spa & Wellness, a sanctuary for mind and body, all dramatically perched on rocky outcrops 85 meters high.

Karma has an inclinator to take guests down to Karma Beach Club Bali – listed as one of the world’s 50 best beach bars by CNN Traveler – where delectable canapes, signature cocktails, live music and white sands lapped by cobalt waters all await the visitor on their Bali vacation.

BACKGROUND ON KARMA GROUP
Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations and is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and member of the judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. John has been honored by being awarded the Edward P. Bass Honorary Fellowship at Yale in the Fall Semester of 2019 in the School of Architecture, marking the first time Yale has extended this to the same person more than once. He has also been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA as well as working with students from the University of Pennsylvania to design a chateau development in Carcassonne. The Karma Group is comprised of Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa and Karma Boutique. The Group is currently operating 33 resorts in more than 10 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. There are currently five properties in development and the Group is negotiating three separate acquisitions in Scotland (a golf resort), Cyprus, and Bulgaria. In 2016, Karma group and Sanctum Hotel Group announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic rock ‘n’ roll styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club, now with over 85,000 members. In 2017, Karma were awarded the contract to manage and develop the golf course on Rottnest Island in Western Australia and in Greece, RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, selected Karma Group to manage its operations in the Greek market whilst redevelopment began on Karma Minoan in Crete. Karma Group is a sponsor of the England Rugby 7’s team through the 2017/18 season, the Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7’s in San Francisco as well as the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens, the world's largest school rugby tournament. Karma Group recently invested in its first racehorse with a view to future expansion of its stable.

www.karmagroup.com

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Karma Kandara Resort Ungasan Bali is currently looking for the following positions :

1. Sales Manager for Luxury Villa
2. Training Manager
3. HR Officer
4. Guest Service Agent
5. Spa Reception - Chinese Speaking
4. Hostess
5. Restaurant Cashier
6. Telephone Operator
6. Bellman Driver - DW

Basic requirement:
1. Good English oral & written
2. Has minimum 1 year experience in the similar position
3. Well versed in hotel operations related to the specialty of the required position
4. Well groomed, self driven, motivated, a team player, dynamic person, has good interpersonal skill and communication

Please send your updated resume (CV) at the latest 25th of August 2018 to [email protected] & [email protected] with the position applying on the email subject.

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#KARMAWELLNESS WEEK - YOUR TRANSFORMATION BEGINS HERE

Karma Fitness & Spa Week - Friday 13th-Sunday 22nd April, 2018

Karma Resorts recognizes that no matter what goals have been set for the year ahead, one thing that everyone needs to do more is MOVE. Whether it is learning the core principles of pilates or honing yoga skills in a tropical paradise, jogging in the Bavarian mountains, pushing the limits in beach boot-camp on an Australian island or sunset meditations in all corners of the earth, Karma has all bases covered.

Inspired by their partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the England Sevens team for 2017/18, including hosting the England Sevens in Bali after the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia, Karma launches it’s first #karmawellnessweek at all Karma Resorts around the globe.

Karma has a proud history of involvement in sport and fitness, including the Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim and the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens, the world's largest school rugby tournament, as well as having a number of high-profile sports people as brand ambassadors.

Guests during #karmawellnessweek at Karma Kandara in Bali will also be treated to spontaneous fitness workouts with members of the England Sevens team. #karmawellnessweek embodies Karma’s ethos of working hard and playing harder with the activities and opportunities on offer very much a celebration of life balance.

Karma's 3, 5, 7 and 10-night Karma Fitness & Spa Week programs run from Friday 13th to Sunday 22nd of April, 2018 and include complimentary daily fitness sessions, once-in-a-lifetime 50% discounts on all Karma Spa massages, plus healthy cuisine, pop-up juice and smoothie bars all week. There are also optional healthy cooking classes, wellness juice-making workshops and fun activities like Cardio & Coconuts to Muay Thai and Mocktails and more.

KARMA KANDARA  

The blissful Balinese retreat of Karma Kandara twins outstanding natural beauty with legendary luxury. Discover the essence of Karma at Karma Kandara on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, known globally as ‘Billionaire’s Row’. The beautiful villas, Karma Spa and elegant restaurant sit harmoniously in a stunningly lush and green landscape offering cliff-side ocean views of tropical beaches. It is the ultimate destination for couples, intimate groups or larger gatherings of family and friends, drawn by Bali’s beauty and captivated by the spirit of Karma Kandara.

Complimentary fitness during the week includes everything from daily yoga and pilates sessions to beach boot-camp, HIT (high-intensity training), power walks, Aqua Zumba, aqua fitness, Muay Thai boxing and much more. Guests can also add on stand-up-paddle boarding personal training sessions and fitness assessments, and even better, members of the England Rugby Sevens team will be conducting spontaneous fitness sessions. With pop-up healthy cooking classes and juice-making workshops, as well as workshops on nutrition, fitness and Ayurveda, this week is also about community and connection.

KARMA KANDARA FITNESS & SPA WEEK KANDARA 

• 3-nights pool villa accommodation
• Return airport transfers
• Daily healthy breakfast and juice
• Complimentary fitness classes
• 50% off all Karma Spa massages

Karma Kandara 3-night packages start from USD 1,140 ++per couple




KARMA JIMBARAN 

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.

Complimentary fitness during the week includes everything from yoga and pilates sessions to beach boot-camp, HIT (high-intensity training), Aqua Zumba, aqua fitness, power walks and much more. As well, guests can add on personal training sessions, fitness assessments and learn Muay Thai boxing. With pop-up healthy cooking classes and juice-making workshops, as well as workshops on nutrition, fitness and Ayurveda, this week is also about community and connection.

KARMA JIMBARAN FITNESS & SPA WEEK

• 3-nights pool villa accommodation
• Return airport transfers
• Daily healthy breakfast and juice/smoothie
• Complimentary fitness classes
• 50% off all Karma Spa massages

Karma Jimbaran 3-night packages start from USD 1,575 ++ per 3-bedroom villa
(maximum 6 persons).

KARMA ROTTNEST

Secluded beaches, turquoise seas and the friendliest marsupials you’ll ever meet: just three good reasons to come to Rottnest Island, Australia’s best-kept secret. Amid these stunning natural surroundings, Karma Rottnest Lodge offers a serene retreat in which to relax, recharge and indulge, with sumptuous spa treatments and fine cuisine.

Once a building of historic significance, Karma Rottnest Lodge has now been transformed into stylish accommodation – a holiday lodge with remarkable rooms to suit everyone, from solo travellers to families. Rottnest Island boasts a rich and varied history, but remains unspoiled – a haven for nature-lovers, surf-chasers and sun-worshippers alike. There are reefs and wrecks to discover, World War II tunnels to explore and more than 60 pristine beaches and bays. With so much to discover across this beautiful island, each day brings a brand new adventure. The only caveat? You’ll never want to leave.

Complimentary fitness during the week includes everything from daily yoga to beach boot-camp and power walks as well as HIT (high-intensity training) and complimentary bike hire. Guests can also add on snorkeling, fishing, diving and skydiving as well as partake in a complimentary healthy cooking class and juice-making workshop.

KARMA ROTTNEST FITNESS & SPA WEEK 

• 3-nights Premium Room accommodation
• Daily healthy breakfast and juice/smoothie
• Daily fresh fruit basket
• Return ferry transfers from Fremantle
• 50% off all Karma Spa massages

Karma Rottnest Lodge 3 night packages start from AUD 900 per person/1,000 per couple



KARMA BAVARIA 

Nestled in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, Karma Bavaria is a 4-star luxury hotel near the spectacular Lake Schliersee. The region is well-loved for its outdoor activities including mountain hiking, skiing and snowboarding.  The town itself is bustling, but never too busy – the perfect base from which to explore and enjoy the surrounding natural playground. With its picture-perfect alpine setting, Karma Bavaria offers natural beauty, extraordinary experiences and much-needed breathing space all year round. Summer affords many opportunities for adventure: mountain hikes, bike rides and paragliding trips are all waiting to be discovered.

Complimentary fitness during the week includes everything from mountain and lake jogging and hiking to guided bike tours, aqua fitness, boot-camp, power walks as well as sunset yoga and meditation, tennis, stand-up paddle-boarding and personal training sessions. Guests can also add on cable-car rides, romantic horse and carriage rides, distillery tours, night hikes and waterfall tours. As well, guests can enjoy a daily fruit and veggie bar, special healthy menu options and juice-making workshops as this week is also about community and connection.

KARMA BAVARIA FITNESS & SPA WEEK
• 3-night accommodation
• Daily healthy breakfast with juices/smoothies
 *Daily Afternoon Fruit Bar
• Complimentary daily fitness
• 50% off all Karma Spa massages

Karma Bavaria 3-night packages starts from EURO 480 per room/double occupancy or
240 per person single occupancy.

KARMA ST. MARTINS

A holistic hideaway in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the luxury beachside Karma St. Martins resort is a the perfect setting to escape from everyday life. Inside the traditional hamlet-style stone cottage exterior is a luxurious contemporary hotel, complete with ocean views, classic English interior design (with an eclectic twist) and a soulful Karma Spa. St. Martin’s is one of the stunning Isles of Scilly, an archipelago of five inhabited islands and 140 more that are empty except for wildlife and seabirds, 30 miles from the coast of Cornwall. A magnet for artists, adventurers and city escapees, the islands feature quintessential English countryside, unspoiled coastline, cool culture and fine cuisine.

Complimentary fitness includes morning yoga, guided island hikes and jogging, Zumba work-outs and sunset yoga and meditation. As well, guests can add on windsurfing for beginners, stand-up-paddle-boarding, diving, horse riding and once-in-a-lifetime seal snorkeling. Guests can also partake in a complimentary healthy cooking class and juice-making workshop.

KARMA ST. MARTINS FITNESS & SPA WEEK
• 3-night accommodation
• Daily healthy breakfast
• ‘All You Can Drink’ super smoothies and juices during breakfast service
• Daily fitness sessions
• 50% off all Karma Spa massages

Karma St. Martins 3 night packages start from £216 per night for two people



BACKGROUND ON KARMA GROUP

Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations and is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and member of the 2013 judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year.

John was honoured by the Yale University School of Architecture by being appointed the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow and has also been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA as well as working with students from the University of Pennsylvania to design a chateau development in Carcassonne. The Karma Group is comprised of Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa and Karma Boutique.

The Group is currently operating 22 resorts in more than 10 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. There are currently five properties in development and the Group is negotiating three separate acquisitions in Scotland (a golf resort), Cyprus and Bulgaria.

In 2016, Karma group and Sanctum Hotel Group announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic rock ‘n’ roll styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club. In 2017, Karma were awarded the contract to manage and develop the golf course on Rottnest Island in Western Australia and in Greece, RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, selected Karma Group to manage its operations in the Greek market whilst redevelopment began on Karma Minoan in Crete.

Karma Group is a sponsor of the England Rugby 7’s team through the 2017/18 season, the Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7’s in San Francisco as well as the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens, the world's largest school rugby tournament.

www.karmagroup.com

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KARMA RESORTS FRESH AIR PACKAGE ALIGNS BODY AND SPIRIT

At Karma Resorts, the importance of clean, healthy living and clean, fresh air forms an integral part of their wellness culture, particularly at Karma Kandara where the pure, unsullied Indian Ocean breeze brings guests perfect alignment of body and spirit.

Karma Kandara is the 5-star, award-winning jewel in the Karma Resorts crown and invites guests to experience their Fresh Air package. More than just a holiday, the Fresh Air package is designed with wellness and health in mind. Guests enjoy their very own private pool villa located high above the Indian Ocean, with the sea breeze gently bringing balance and calm to mind and body, alongside a host of wellness inclusions designed to invigorate, rejuvenate and restore.FRESH AIR PACKAGE starts from USD 2,174 ++ for 2 people, 3 nights

– Wellness breakfast

– Wellness dinner
– Young coconut water and fresh fruit
– Detox cleansing juice – 45-min infra-red sauna and Himalayan pool
– 75-min Karma Rhythm massage
– 90-min Lymphatic Drainage massage
– 60-min Your Time bespoke massage
– 90-min holistic facial
– 75-min Spa mani/pedi
– 150-min Detox, Sea, Salt & Oil Experience
– Traditional Balinese Spa ritual

SPA TREATMENTS 

Karma Rhythm Massage
Mind-melting movements. Lingering neck and shoulder massage with extra focus on the back area with thick, luscious indigenous oils. This signature massage is co-created by renowned healer, Joko Tri Li, who has trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Karma body-workers press all the right points to boost circulation and wellbeing.

Infra red Sauna and Himalayan Pool
Situated on the cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, the glass-walled Infra red Sauna is an incredible location to detox and regenerate. Considered one of the best health regimes today, a 30-minute session is said to increase blood and nutrient supply to the capillaries through increased circulation leaving the skin radiant. Includes a soak in the cliff-hanging Himalayan Crystal Salt Pool.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Karma Spa’s Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a results-driven therapy that stimulates circulation, detoxification and overall wellbeing. Utilizing a gentle pressure technique that lulls you into a deep state of relaxation, this body treatment is an easy way to boost your immune system.

Traditional Balinese Spa RitualCreated from locally grown ingredients, your treatment begins with a divine Candlenut Body Scrub followed by a Javanese Jasmine Luluran ancient beauty wedding ritual, where your skin is coated with a blend of turmeric, spice and powders.

75 minute Mani/PediWell-executed and 100% hygienic. Delivered with heavenly scrubs, creams and polishes. Includes a luxurious hand, arm and foot massage with professional nail polish application.

Detox, Sea, Salt & Oil Experience
Designed to effectively combat cellulite, as well as increase metabolism and eliminate water retention, your treatment includes 30 minutes in our internationally renowned Infra red Detox Sauna and Himalayan Salt Pool, followed by a moisturizing and toning Detox Massage, Mystique Escape Salt Scrub with essential oils, before an algae body wrap is applied to refine and contour. Dry Body Oil is then applied to seal in your new-found glow.

90 minute Holistic FacialExperience the essence of youthful skin with this specially designed treatment to strengthen, smooth and rejuvenate your skin.

Your Time Bespoke Massage
This personalized massage is tailored to those who would like to have therapists focus on specific areas of the body.

TERMS & CONDITIONS
• Minimum 2 night stay is required
• Reservation is non-cancellable and non-refundable
• Rates are subject to a 21% government tax and service charge

BACKGROUND ON KARMA GROUP
Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations and is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010. In June 2013, John was invited to join leading entrepreneurs from around the world in Monaco to join the judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. In July 2013,

John was honoured by the Yale University School of Architecture by being appointed the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow for the fall semester 2013/2014 and has also been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA in 2015. The Karma Group is comprised of Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa and Karma Boutique. In August 2016, Karma group and Sanctum Hotel Group announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic rock ‘n’ roll styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club. www.karmagroup.com