Getting Intimate at Karma Beach Club

Picture this…

You’re lounging on a private cabana at an intimate secluded beach cove, surrounded by turquoise blue waters and coral reef.

You order some freshly caught seafood for lunch while lying back and soaking up some rays. You decide to take a dip in the ocean, or try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding.

A fruity cocktail is served up by a friendly and attentive waiter as you while away the afternoon listening to laid-back chill out-style tunes.

And as the sun goes down, you dance the evening away under the stars to the beats from one of London or Ibiza’s hottest DJs.

Does this sound like your kind of experience?

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Surely this kind of luxury must be expensive… not in Bali!

On a recent trip to Bali I spent a day relaxing at Nammos Beach Club, now called Karma Beach Club. If you ask a cab driver to take you to Nammos Beach, they probably won’t know where you’re talking about. Most of the locals know this little cove as Karma Beach at Karma Kandara Resort.

You don’t need to be staying at Karma Kandara Resort to access the beach club (it costs a small fortune to stay there).

Another option is to make a day trip of it, the only catch being that you will need to purchase food and beverages at the beach club in order to make use of the facility.

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The food and drinks served at the beach club are reasonably priced by Western standard, a little on the expensive side by Balinese standard, but in my opinion well worth it for a private luxury beach club experience. The beach club serves delicious Mediterranean, Asian and Indonesian cuisine and delicious cocktails or local beer.

Essential Info:

Karma Beach is 40-50 minutes drive from Kuta on Bali’s isolated Bukit Peninsula. I would recommend planning a full-day trip to make the drive worth it. It is not very easy to find taxis around the resort so consider hiring a driver for the day or hiring a car/motorcycle and driving there yourself. Trust me, it is easy to spend a full day in this beautiful piece of paradise – we spent 5 hours there and didn’t want to leave.

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The beach can be accessed via funicular from Karma Kandara Resort which costs 250,000 Rupiah per person (approximately US$25) but you get a credit to use on food and drinks. You can also walk down the stairs. All up we spent about US$70 over 5 hours, which included a return funicular ride, lunch and beers for two people.

It might be a good idea to check the tide times before you head there. The beach can become engulfed in water during high tide. At low tide it can be difficult to swim and there is no paddle boarding due to the exposed reef.

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Have you ever been to Karma Beach Club? What did you think?

All photographs in this article are my own, photographed and edited solely by me.

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