Coming from the Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport
Bali’s Ngurah Rai international airport is 17 kilometers from Karma Kandara and the journey takes around 40 minutes depending on traffic. We would be delighted to arrange a private resort car to pick you up. To confirm this service please contact us at email@example.com
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Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club is the first golf course of its kind in Bali, if not in all of
Southeast Asia, with 18 championship-calibre par-3 holes. While the par-54 layout is a time-saver,
with a typical round lasting just 120 minutes, it is not short on its own challenges.
Set across a limestone cliff top as it meanders through dramatic rock outcroppings and terraced
rice paddy field, the course in itself is an artistic statement, with the spectacular white sandy
beach and the Indian Ocean as its backdrop.
Uluwatu has been attracting surfers since the seventies. Uluwatu’s five breaks offer surfers
consistent swells with multiple chances to show off their skills. Not surprisingly, the place has
grown quite crowded over the years.
Uluwatu provides the most exhilarating challenge during monsoon season, when the biggest swells
hit the island. The temptation of taking on those 15-foot waves should be tempered by knowledge
of the dangerous conditions –don’t leave shore without a big board and a sturdy leash.
Balangan at high tide is great for beginners, who can easily ride this reef break’s long
left-hand waves. On really good days, the big waves provide an irresistible challenge to
The vibe at Balangan is friendly and low-key, with less competition due to the smaller
crowds compared to Kuta and Uluwatu.
Bingin’s hollow, fast barrel is addictive for experienced surfers who know how to handle
it. However, expect competition from every visitor and local for all the barrels they can
score for the day. You should also watch out for the ‘stop sign,’ the raised coral that has
prematurely ended many a great surfing vacation for visiting surfers.
Take Bingin for what it is, a short left-hand wave that can cost you if you try to get more
out of it than you deserve!
Situated on the cliff overlooking the vast Indian Ocean, your Karma experience begins with a deeply relaxing full body couples massage, followed by a detoxifying Infrared Sauna session. Known as one of the best health regimes today, a 75 minute session is said to increase blood and nutrient supply leaving the skin radiant and purified. In a state of total serenity, soak in a Himalayan crystal salt Jacuzzi with a breathtaking sunset as a backdrop. After sunset, our Executive Chef prepares one of his specialties, with the perfect complement amuse bouche, chilled salad, main course and signature desserts to share. A bottle of sparkling wine rounds up the perfect evening. Karma Kandara’s Romantic Candlelit Dinner intertwines the best of natural beauty and culinary excellence. A bottle of sparkling wine enhances your romantic evening. IDR 4,500,000++ per couple
Enjoy a personalised 5 course culinary experience hosted by Karma Kandara’s Executive Chef Joseph Antonishek in your private dining room overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. Meet & greet our chef and he’ll prepare the perfect customised 5 course dining experience for you based on your preferences.
5 course culinary Chef Table experience IDR 850,000++ per person 5 course culinary Chef Table experience including wine pairing: IDR 1,250,000++ per person.
No visit to Bali would be complete without a taste of ‘Babi Guling’, roast suckling pig, Balinese-style. A whole pig stuffed with turmeric, galangal, ginger, shallots, garlic, lemongrass, chillies, bay leaves, black pepper and much more turned meticulously over a coconut fire, the Babi Guling is cooked to a golden colour giving an unforgettable crispy skin and taste. IDR 5,000,000++ for up to 15 persons.
Let our experienced chefsprepare agourmet picnic for you, to be enjoyed at our private Karma Beach, in one of our bale pavilions, on a bluff of manicured grass or the traditional way – on a blanket. Please contact us for personalized arrangements.
Impress your crush on date or reignite a spark of passion with your beloved at Karma Beach, where romance takes centerstage during our romantic candlelit dinner for two. surrounded by flickering can delight and the endless panorama of infinite ocean views, choose from two thoughtfully conceptualized feasts. Five Course Seafood Tasting IDR 2,000,000 ++ per coupl
At any of these stunning locations you can enjoy a private breakfast with your lovedones ensuring a sparkling start to the new day. Personally select your favourite location : Karma Beach, Spa Deck, Temple Lounge, Your Villa.
IDR 550,000++ per person
After a superb re-design by Nelson & Haworth golf course architects, the stunning Bali
National Golf Club is located directly adjacent to Aman Villas. This championship course
offers a truly unique golfing experience, which is both challenging and enjoyable to
players of all levels.
The par 72 tournament-standard golf course measures 7,166 yards from the
back tees and starts off on the outward nine playing up through verdant
green, rolling hills and tropical fauna. The fourth hole, a deceptive uphill 158-
yard par-3, ends on the green with rewarding views of Bali’s holy mountain,
Gunung Agung. Hole 8, a par-4, requires an accurate tee shot through a wooded
ravine. Water features heavily on the way to the 9th green with a babbling brook running
the length of the fairway and a picturesque lake to the right of the green, home to a
wonderful variety of birds. The inward nine plays on level land through coconut trees
and a series of man-made lakes. Hole 17, a signature holes, is Bali’s answer to the famous
TPCC Sawgrass #17, in Florida.
On the southwestern rim of the Bukit Peninsula, perched above a limestone cliff overlooking
Dreamland and Balangan beaches, this scenic 18-hole course is located a 30 minutes’ drive from
New Kuta Golf is a championship standard course and the first links style layout in Indonesia. It
will challenge both the low handicapper and reward the novice. With five sets of tees, there is
enough variety to ensure a satisfying experience for all skill levels.
The ‘Bali Pipeline’s’ surprising ferocity keeps professional surfers on their toes with huge swells
and gigantic barrels that are about as fun to watch as they are to surf.
The downside: a wipeout here is more painful than most, as the sharp reef bottom and powerful
swells create board-breaking, flesh-shredding situations that no one should attempt at low tide.
Avoid if you’re a beginner, take precautions if you’re an expert.
Jenggala Keramik began in 1976 as a small experimental cottage industry in Sanur,
as a collaboration between the late New Zealand designer-potter Brent Hesselyn,
the late Indonesian hotelier Wija Waworuntu and his daughter Ade. Today,
Jenggala Gallery is an exhibition area promoting Indonesian & international artists.
Jl. Uluwatu II, Jimbaran – Phone: +62 361 703311
Blanco Renaissance Museum is a notable landmark in the artisan village of Ubud. The
palatial residence and gallery is perched on a hill overlooking the Campuhan River and
is typical of the taste and style of the late Spanish master artist, Don Antonio Blanco.
Antonio Blanco was a Bali art maestro whose love and lust for life was blended into his
artwork. This well-preserved collection of paintings attracts art lovers from around the
world. It was Antonio Blanco’s lifelong vision to turn his studios into a museum, but he
passed away prior to its inauguration. His son, Mario, has followed in his footsteps as a
talented painter. The Blanco Renaissance Museum houses both Antonio’s and Mario’s
artworks in an impressive open-house style studio setting.
Jl. Raya Campuhan, Ubud – Phone: +62 361 975502
The Rudana Museum was established in 1995, with the aim of re-generating the
general public’s appreciation of art by providing an outstanding collection of
fine arts. Featuring an excellent collection of fine arts from around Indonesia,
including artists such as I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Affandi, Supono and Antonio
Blanco, this Gallery provides a visual narrative of the social history of Indonesia.
Peliatan, Teges, Ubud – Phone: +62 361 975779
Built by architect P.J. Moojen in 1931, the building that houses the museum
combines palace architecture with the style of Balinese temples, after the
original building was destroyed in an earthquake in 1917. The museum was
founded by Yayasan Bali Museum in 1932 and displays items dating back to
prehistoric times; weavings, woodcarvings and paintings are also on display.
Jl. Letkol Wisnu, Denpasar – Phone: +62 361 227727
Open daily from 8am – 3pm except Mondays
In the style of a ‘living museum,’ Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) displays
paintings and provides a presentation stage for performing arts in the style of
‘karawitan,’ the music and singing associated with gamelan from Bali and
Java; a library; gallery; hotel; restaurant and coffee shop. Situated in the
rice fields and terraces, the museum has spectacular views over Ubud.
Jl. Bima Pengosekan, Ubud – Phone: +62 361 974228
Exhibiting fine arts that range from the Kamasan period of the 16th century through to
contemporary paintings of the modern era. The collection is displayed chronologically
and clearly demonstrates the historical development of Balinese fine arts. This museum
is famous among painters, anthropologists and researchers of world creative arts.
Jl. Raya Campuhan – Phone: +62 361 975074
Open daily 8am to 5pm except holidays
An exhilarating rafting excursion and a memorable glimpse into Bali river life can be
experienced on various rivers of all grades in Bali.
The excursion includes refreshments, snacks lunch, transfers, insurance and takes a full day.
Every member of the family is cared for at Karma Kandara. Our Three Monkeys Kids Club
creates adventures and activities for kids aged 4 to 12 years, including beachcombing,
kite making, crafts and swimming. Teens and parents won’t miss out on the fun as we
offer a chance to explore Bali with a range of exciting guided excursions.
Karma Kandara staff will show the kids how to make a simple Balinese flower offering,
known as ‘canang sari,’ from local flowers and young coconut leaves. These offerings
are used by Hindus during daily prayers in their house or their own temple and are the
most traditional offerings.
Paint your own fantasy on a ceramic cup, plate, bowl or anything you find interesting at
Jenggala’s ceramics factory. There is no limit to your creativity.
After finishing the painting, the ceramics will be baked in the oven and will be ready
three days later. This activity is available daily from 9am – 5pm. The studio is located
approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Karma Kandara.
Babysitting is available at an additional charge. Please discuss your requirements
with our team.
The golf course in Bali are as diverse as the island itself and all courses are within a
relative easy distance of Aman Villas. Aman Villas provides complimentary use of the
latest range of Wilson Staff graphite shaft golf clubs so that you can enjoy your game
to the maximum.
(10 km from the resort)
The Pasar Ikan Kedonganan is the major fresh seafood retail market in Bali, where every day the fishermen land and bring their catches. The fishermen usually go fishing late in the evening and return after dawn to sell their fresh catches to market traders waiting on the shores. If you come to the fish market early in the morning, you will watch the fishermen unload their nets, ranging from large to small catches (sardine, shrimp, crab, lobster, etc.)
With blissful, barefoot days and carefree, glamorous nights, Karma Beach clubs aren’t places simply to dip your toe in the water. Dive in for the ultimate in immersive, sand-and surf-hedonism…
Family-friendly, fun-filled days of watersports, beachcombing, oceanside spa treatments and cool, private cabanas. Followed by sensual, star-filled nights with DJs, live music, cocktails and seafood feasts.
Open daily from 09:00 – 22:00
Location: Jalan Villa Kandara, Ungasan, Kuta Selatan, Ungasan, Kuta Selatan
Award-winning Mediterranean cuisine served in a stunning cliff-top setting overlooking the Indian Ocean. The seasonal fine-dining menu focuses on super-fresh ingredients, exotic flavours and classic cooking techniques, complemented by a superb list of international wines.
Open daily from 07:00 – 23:00
Location: Jalan Villa Kandara, Ungasan, Kuta Selatan, Ungasan, Kuta Selatan
Temple Uluwatu is the second most important temple on the island of Bali. This is a popular place of worship, where hundreds of curious tourists gather every day and pray. The temple is located in a picturesque place on the southwestern coast of the island, on top of a cliff hanging over the ocean. The simple construction of Pura Luhur Uluwatu consists almost entirely of white and gray blocks of petrified corals; it is a state temple dedicated to the spirits of the sea.
OPIA Dining Destination offers a unique, bright and airy destination for guests visiting Bali. The restaurant is perched ledge-side of the magnificent Jimbaran quarry that sets the stage for a culinary experience. Their menus are built on seasonality and innovation, turning nostalgic flavors into something new.
Open daily from 17:30 to 23:00
Location: Jalan Bukit Permai, Jimbaran
Created by Michelin-trained Chef Kevin Cherkas and launched in 2013, Cuca serves-up a radically different, super casual meets fine-dining experience with clever comfort food for sharing. Cucas’ signature concept is Tapas, Cocktails and Desserts, house-made with western cooking techniques and 100 per cent Indonesian natural products – maximizing freshness, exploding with intense tropical flavors and supporting local artisans and farmers.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 12 pm – 12 am
Location: Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran
Bali is renowned for its spectacular surf breaks and its virtual year-round season of
accessible waves. Aman Villas is delighted to introduce surfing experiences for our
guests, in association with East Bali Surf and Sail.
This truly authentic and uniquely Balinese experience is for all levels of surfers, from
beginners to advanced, with accomplished Balinese surf guides from East Bali Surf and
Sail who will accompany you on your surfing adventure.
Waterbom Bali is where you can enjoy a full wet day out with family and friends, through numerous waterslides, rides and playful games. This island’s premier water park is just across the road from the Discovery Kartika Plaza Shopping Mall in south Kuta, and has grown to feature 17 exciting slides and water games for all ages. The park covers 3.8Ha of tropical gardens and pools, as well as a complete host of dining and leisure facilities. Waterbom Bali comprises numerous choices of slides that will keep you and your family occupied for a whole day. These include easy-going pools with mini slides to large scale adrenaline-pumping rides that start from significant heights. Waterbom Bali has again been recognized as the top water park in Asia for 2018 by TripAdvisor.
MÉTIS savors an exclusive gastronomic experience with impeccable culinary creations and elegant atmosphere that suits every occasion. With an excellent interpretation of classic French cuisines with a Mediterranean twist, the award-winning restaurant combines a classical fine dining concept with lush tropical beauty in an elegant establishment located in the heart of Seminyak.
Open for lunch 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (except Sundays) Dinner seating 6:00 pm – 11.30pm
Bar & Lounge 4:00 pm – 2:00 am
Location: Jl. petitenget no.6 kerobokan kelod, kuta, bali, indonesia
This famous spot is between Bingin and Padang Padang, and features a long reef. Its nickname implies that it was once an intimidating break, urging experienced surfers to conquer its waves. Impossibles comprises three takeoff zones (or ‘peaks’), the first of which is accessible via Padang Padang (our next spot to the north). The two others are accessible from the spot’s midsection. Here you’ll get long and powerful swells with consistent barrels to enjoy.
Sardine is a charming restaurant and while it’s in Petitenget next door to Seminyak the position is more in keeping with old Bali. Surprise. Housed in a striking bamboo structure overlooking a vista of endless rice paddies. The working rice fields which the restaurant faces are tended daily by the local farmers and the verdant field is surrounded by a herbaceous border of live bamboo and lily ponds.
Open for lunch 11:30am – Last Order 4:00pm Tapas, Desserts & Cocktails 4:00pm-6:00pm
Dinner 6:00pm – Last Order 11:00pm Close 1:00am
Location: 21 Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan, Bali
Uluwatu is a classic, famous not only for its top waves but also for its location and the overall experience of surfing with beautiful scenery and Bali’s unique temple landmark. Where else in the world can you sit in the lineup after catching a big one and look up on the hill to see an ancient Hindu shrine and magnificent cliff face? Crowds become a factor when the waves are under four feet, but it really shines as it begins to produce epic barrels of over four.
Most of the smaller shops line the main road of Seminyak’s Main Street (also referred to as Basangkasa Street), while a collection of other fashionable boutiques can be found along Laksmana Street and several corners of Petitenget Street. Whether modern or ethnic chic, with natural and silk fabrics adorned with beading and sequins in strong deep colors – their summer collections are perfect for Bali’s tropical climate and any summer day around the world. This glamorous tropical wear can be found at Auguste the Label or Uma & Leopold, while Deus Ex Machina and Drifter Surf Shop cater to the wave riding crowd with their cool boards and apparel.
If shopping in Seminyak is at the top of your Bali bucket list – we get it, and we’re with you! Almost every woman with a heartbeat wants to shop up a tropical storm on her holidays, so here’s our guide to finding your fashion fix in Seminyak – from sophisticated silk playsuits to island-boho maxi dresses, and everything fabulous in between.
Biasa Bali is one of the most popular Bali-based designer labels, catering to both ladies and men who are seeking easy and cool clothing that is both fashionable and ideal for the tropics.
Little Joe Woman: Laid back luxe meets pure Bondi chic at Little Joe Woman by former supermodel Gail Elliott. Adding serious fashion cachet to the island, Little Joe Woman is all about capturing that jetset, supermodel style.
Uma & Leopold might just be Bali’s ultimate feminine clothing, bags, shoes & accessories mecca. But we’ll let you decide.
Magali Pascal: French-born, Bali-based designer Magali Pascal has a range of stores through Seminyak and Petitenget, showcasing her chic fashion label. Her collections combine luxurious silks, laces and organic fabrics with refined embellishments – urban vintage with a French flair.
Uluwatu Lace: If you’re inclined to feel a stab of guilt floating around Seminyak treating yourself to material treasures, then take a trip to Uluwatu Lace and tell yourself you’re spending money for the good of preserving a local tradition.
Auguste the Label is a Byron Bay-born, Bali brand that has taken the island by storm in just a few short years. Following the roaring success of this iconic boho brand’s first Seminyak store, it was only a matter of time before the floaty frocks and vintage florals hit the relaxed, free-living life of Canggu, right next door to our fave island stay, The Slow.
The Bali Tailor: Ever since making its mark on Bali’s fashion scene, The Bali Tailor has taken the island’s fashionistas by storm with its custom, made-to-order leather designs and accessories that fit right in on the streets of LA and the dance floors of Coachella or Burning Man.
Lulu Yasmine: Silks, lace and handmade embellishments in elegant feminine shapes and pretty pastels – this is the Lulu Yasmine trademark. The perfect place to splash out for a big event or buy
a few signature pieces just because you’re worth it.
Natasha Gan: With her strong following in native Australia, Natasha Gan has multiple stores in Seminyak showcasing high-end, luxurious fashion designs (along with homewares and swimwear featured in some stores).
Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali’s most important landmarks, famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves; Tanah Lot Temple is simply among Bali’s not-to-be-missed icons. The onshore site is dotted with smaller shrines alongside visitors’ leisure facilities that comprise restaurants, shops and a cultural park presenting regular dance performances. The temple is located in the Beraban village of the Tabanan regency, an approximate 20km northwest of Kuta, and is included on most tours to Bali’s western and central regions.
Rising majestically on the western slopes of Mount Agung, and referred to as the Mother Temple of Hindu Bali, is Pura Besakih, or the Besakih temple, covering a vast area that offers breathtaking mountain scenery surrounding this beautiful and artistic temple complex.
Facing Mt. Agung’s highest peak, believed to be the abode of the gods, and located at an altitude of 900 meters, Pura Besakih is built in the village of Besakih, in the eastern part of Bali. The name Besakih comes from the word “Basuki”, derived from the word “Wasuki” which means Salvation in the classical Sanskrit language. Whereas, in the Samudramanthana mythology, the same name “Besuki” in fact refers to the Dragon-God “Naga Besukian”, who inhabited Gunung Agung, the main volcano in Bali. This grand temple complex has been revered as a holy place since ancient times. The first recorded mention of its existence comes from an inscription dating back to 1007 AD. It is known that since the 15th century Besakih was regarded as the central temple of Hinduism in Bali.
Travel to Bali’s highlands, and you cannot but be amazed by the beauty of the thousands of hectares of lush green paddy fields that cascade in terraces from the upper reaches of volcanoes down to the deep valleys below as if sculpted from the mountain side. Among the many fields that stretch almost all across the island, the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces in the heart of Tabanan Regency is the best example of Bali’s outstanding picturesque rice fields and represent the Subak system as Bali’s Cultural Landscape which has been inscribed a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in June 2012. Jatiluwih, in the Balinese language translated means Beautiful Teak.
Here, one can marvel at the vast expanses of terraced, green rice paddies stepped along an entire mountain, from its peak to where its foot meets the sea. Aside from its agricultural development, this panoramic landscape has also established itself as a major tourist destination. By combining sacred traditional values with a highly organized system, therefore, the Subak, the unique Balinese rice farming culture isa manifestation of the Balinese Tri Hita Karana cosmological doctrine. It is the tangible reflection of the original Balinese ideas and beliefs that are essentially rooted in this concept, namely the awareness that human beings need to always maintain harmonious relationship between Man and God, Man and fellow humans, and between Man and Nature in one’s daily life. Such particular concept is in fact evident in the Balinese creative genius and unique cultural traditions resulting from the long human interaction, especially between the Balinese and the Hindu culture. Whether for agriculture, nature or heritage, Jatiluwih and other rice fields in Bali remain important sites that should be preserved and must remain sustainable for future generations.
So, if you are a first timer to visit Ubud, where should you go first? Start early and gather your energy with a refreshing yoga and a good healthy breakfast. When the sun is still young, explore the magical Tegalalang rice fields. Afterward, make way to the iconic Ubud Monkey Forest. Meet some 700 long-tailed Macaques in their verdant home. The forest also has about 115 species of trees growing around its 27 acres land. Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal and a “Holy Spring” bathing temple can be found inside the Ubud Monkey Forest area. Here, you must always also be sure to secure your belongings from the monkey’s reach.
Next up, finding a great lunch stop to refuel. There are a plethora of choices for where to go. Feeling sleepy after a good full course meal? You can find some refreshing ambiance at Kanto Lampo Waterfall. Located in Beng village, in Gianyar regency, this marvelous cascading water is the perfect remedy for a sunny day. Towards the afternoon, you might want to try a more adventurous start by joining the white water rafting in Ayung River! An exciting adrenaline rush, with scenic routes along the way. For Instagramable holiday picture, you can try the exhilarating Ubud swing and fly up in the
air with Ubud’s green landscape as background.
Cool off and slow down to enjoy some artistic works in Ubud’s art galleries and museums. Museum Puri Lukisan, ARMA, Museum Rudana, Neka Art Museum and the eccentric Blanco Renaissance Museum are the checklists to explore. Don’t forget to stop by Ubud Market and browse for iconic handicrafts made in Bali for a precious souvenir. Since Ubud is relatively small, you can explore the town on foot or hire a bicycle or motorbike.
Set within the highlands of the mountainous Bedugul Regency in Bali, atop a plateau that sits on Lake Beratan, stands the majestic Ulun Danu Temple. In the mild, mountain weather, approximately 1,500 meters above sea level, the air is crisp and cool. The stunningly clear lake is calm and almost perfectly still, save for the soft breeze that occasionally sweeps across, creating tiny ripples upon its surface. A thin mist rises from the lake and hangs in the air, surrounding the temple, giving it a somewhat surreal appearance. Pura Ulun Danu was built in adoration of the Goddess Danu. Danu, in the Balinese tongue, means lake, while the goddess Danu is queen of water, lakes and rivers.
The Bedugul highlands have a pleasantly cool climate. It covers four main villages, all of which are farming communities that produce much of the fresh fruits, vegetables and spices distributed to traditional and modern markets (as well as hotels and restaurants) all over Bali. The lakeside slopes around Beratan, including the neighboring lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan, are home to strawberry farms, some welcoming you to pick your own strawberries. You may find all of the fresh produce, as well as flowers, local snacks and craft items sold at the bustling farmers markets of Candikuning and Pancasari. Other main attractions in Bedugul include the Eka Karya Bali Botanic Garden, which covers a total area of 157.5 hectares with ponds and water gardens, leafy pathways, different greenhouses and orchards. Inside the botanic garden is the Bali Treetop Adventure Park, where you and your family can get a good dose of adrenaline rush through its six tree circuits of extensive Flying Fox zip lines, rope bridges and Tarzan swings that stretch from tree to tree.