When it comes to spending your time at Uluwatu’s Karma Kandara, the opportunities are endless. This is particularly true when it comes to food and drink, with the luxury resort host to a handful of outstanding eateries, and a 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.
The new bar’s focus is that of high end cocktails, dreamt up by the resident mixologist. Picture drinks crafted with unique Balinese ingredients, and reputable European spirits, in innovative new ways. The tipple is served alongside a curated menu of fresh Mediterranean dishes grilled over the barbecue, which celebrate the area’s ample fresh seafood. Accompany your meal with one of the bespoke cocktails, or one of the chilled wines available, rosé included.
Guests of Karma Kandara and visitors alike are welcomed to visit Le Club 22 and enjoy its unparalleled views of the Uluwatu reefs out front, making for the ultimate destination to watch Bali’s famous sunsets. It is also available for hire for private functions and intimate weddings.
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.