Our stay at Karma Kandara was nothing short of a magnificent adventure, a true gem among the numerous hotels we've explored in our seasoned travels. As mature aged avid hotel hoppers, my husband and I have become connoisseurs of exceptional service, and let me tell you, this resort nailed it!
From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with warm smiles, refreshing drinks, and chilled towelsan incredible first impression that set the tone for an unforgettable experience. Celebrating our wedding anniversary, we were touched by the extravagant flower arrangement and cake in our room, but the pinnacle was the private beach dinner orchestrated by the exceptional Food and Beverage Manager, Iwan. Picture this: sunset, candles, a stunning teepee, champagne, and a lavish array of flowers while watching the impressive Karma Kandara fire danceit was sheer perfection. Iwan's exceptional efforts elevated our experience; he's the shining star of Karma Kandara, ensuring our return for as long as he's there.
Melli, one of the staff members, brightened our morning with her impeccable service during breakfast, catering to our every craving. On our departure day, they surprised us yet again, providing boxes brimming with all our favourite breakfast treatsit was a thoughtful gesture that left us truly impressed.
The food was an indulgent delight! Despite the myriad of delectable Balinese options, their burger stands out as the best I've ever tasted I might just dream about it forever. The accommodation was pristine, our 2-bedroom villa and pool impeccably clean, with cozy beds (I would say medium firmness).
Navigating the resort's stairs and hills was made effortless by their zippy buggies, ensuring ease of movement for everyone (if you do have mobility issues it might be best to contact the resort as I am sure they will accommodate your needs). While the beach club and its fantastic customer service delighted us, special kudos to Darma, who kept our glasses full and offered excellent food recommendations.
They've got this cool van that zips you around to the beach and beach club! The bummer is, though, this magic van turns into a pumpkin by 9 pm, which, admittedly, was awesome when we wanted to kick-start our day in the impressive gym and get in a boxing class. But, when we were all geared up to extend the party vibe a tad longer, well, that's when the clock struck nine!
Karma Kandara's spa it's a total game-changer! Imagine strolling into a room where the ceiling mirrors the fluffiest cloud you've ever seen, all while feasting your eyes on a cliff-side beach view that's pure poetry. As the mystical dong chimes, signalling the beginning of your massage, you're instantly whisked away into a realm of relaxation and wonder.
But wait, it gets even dreamier! Picture having your very own VIP spa experience: an exclusive paradise complete with an ice bath, sauna, and a luxurious jacuzzi, all perched high atop a cliff, boasting unparalleled views of the beach.
And speaking of masters, let me introduce you to the sorcerer of tranquillity Budiada! This wizard of acupressure took our spa escapade to an entirely new dimension. Trust me, when you make your way here, locking in a session with Budiada is non-negotiable.
For anyone celebrating a special occasion, Karma Kandara is the ultimate destination. Prepare to be treated like royalty amidst breathtaking scenery and unparalleled hospitalitya definite recommendation from us!