Get out of Kuta & explore the lesser known parts of Bali. Follow my #PerthGirl in Bali series for tips & recommendations on where to go next time you visit.
Karma Beach Bali is an intimately private beachfront venue by upscale resort, Karma Kandara (part of the Karma Group) It’s been newly re-branded, styled after a ‘sensual, wind-swept beach cabana’ with a restaurant that is organically designed by locally grown yellow bamboo, classic thatched roofing, white-washed timber furnishings and misting fans to keep guests cool. It was voted ‘Best Beach Club in Bali’ by Hello Bali magazine and was recently named amongst the ‘World’s 50 Best Beach Bars’ by CNN Travel.
On our last day in Bali, we decided to back to Uluwatu to explore more luxurious beach-side venues after spending the previous day for my birthday at Uluwatu Beach and El Kabron and loving it. Despite the grey weather on our last day, we were both determined to get back to the beach, even if it was a little stormy!
I came across Karma Kandara’s Private Beach via The Bali Bible and I’m glad we went, it was worth the trip back there again.
Driving to Karma Beach Bali was a little confusing simply because Karma Group is huge. Our taxi driver took us to Karma Kandara Beach Resort first (which is the accommodation section). Security there directed we had to go back down the road to the Karma Kandara Beach Club & Restaurant.
Once at the cliffside restaurant, we went to the desk and paid an entrance fee of IDR 350,000 which includes a IDR 150,000 Food and Beverage credit. He then directed us to the corner to where the inclinator is that takes you down the stunning limestone cliff to the private beach.
Check out my instagram footage of it:
Whoaaaa! Beautiful. Just lovely. We were enthralled! Ooh I like that word, enthralled!
Set in Bali’s most stunning cove at Karma Kandara, Karma Beach Bali is really its own tropical oasis. It boasts crescent of white sand that leads to a tranquil blue lagoon, exclusively available for the enjoyment of Karma members and/or visitors paying the entrance fee. Once we got in, we sat down and really soaked it all up – it was beautiful and what we wanted – something chilled and laid back for our last day in Bali.
Check out more photos of my experience below:
Yes, we were so chilled we noticed cute lizards running along our cabana. Lizard-watching…. natures T.V.
If you’re staying in the area for longer, you should do your own personalised itinerary at the exclusively private beach, like Stand Up Paddle Yoga, sea kayaking and snorkeling, or relax with a beachfront massage and beauty treatments at their own Karma Spa. If you have kids, they also provide activities for all ages at their Three Monkeys Kids Club. There wasn’t a DJ when I was there, but they do offer dining and entertainment events with DJ appearances.
In my personal opinion, Karma Beach Bali is a nice, romantic escape for couples or those on a honeymoon. There is great ambiance there, and no pretentiousness. The cocktails were ridiculously expensive though (they are more expensive than Perth prices, and that’s saying something) but I do understand that it is a fancy, exclusive area and that’s to be expected, so I really shouldn’t whinge too much about that! The food was nice and high quality, just wish the weather was sunnier! A highlight was watching a random wedding-style photography shoot happen in front of us. Then the storm clouds rolled in and drenched everyone.
That night we went to Mama San for dinner back in Seminyak – YUM YUM! That place is awesome!