Discover Bali’s eastern reaches with Karma Royal Candidasa – black sand beaches, coral reefs, jungle clad mountains, ancient temples and more…
As Bali’s status as a premier island destination continues to evolve around the famous resort enclaves of Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Ubud and Canggu, some lesser known locations retain something of the timeless atmosphere that defined Bali before the onset of tourism – where Hindu-animist ceremonies set the daily rhythm, farmers tend their rice paddies and fishermen bring in their catches at dawn… Such is Candidasa – a tranquil little harbour town on Bali’s east coast set against a backdrop of rainforest clad mountains.
One of the most iconic attractions in the area is Pura Goa Lawah in the nearby village of Pesinggahan – one of Bali’s six most sacred places of worship. Head deeper into the mountains and discover a lesser known yet spectacular Pura Luhur Lempuyang – it’s worth tackling the 1700 steps that lead to the peak, where you’ll be greeted by monkeys – and a jaw dropping view.
The ocean here is replete with life too and both diving and snorkeling are popular past times. It’s easy to take a boat over to world class dive sites around the offshore islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida – but be wary of the currents which are intense to say the least!
These undulating stretches of coastline, wild, black sand beaches and idyllic villages that have changed little for centuries provide the setting for Karma Royal Candidasa – a collection of one & two bedroom studio apartments set in lush tropical gardens featuring an expansive pool with deck and Jacuzzi.
The apartments are stylishly furnished with a mix of contemporary and traditional elements. Classical pavilions, hand carved statues and smooth paras stone paving convey an unmistakably Balinese design sensibility. Karma Spa bodyworkers bestow healing rituals Oceanside, including massages in an Oceanside pavilion hung with diaphanous curtains.
Best of all, the resort is absolute beachfront. The challenge will be tearing yourself away to discover all the magic that Candidasa and the surrounding region has to offer!