Tips for the perfect Day Spa

Tips for the perfect Day Spa

Holidays have always been about relaxation, yet increasingly people are also escaping the rat race to ‘actively’ de-stress. Hotel and resort providers have been quick to take note, offering bespoke wellness treatments which often come in the form of day spa packages. But how to choose the right package for you, and how to ensure you’re getting the best value?

The perfect day spa experience is one based on a person’s individual needs. Everyone is different, and the stresses we experience are likewise the product of our unique daily routines.

Importantly, a good day spa experience should focus not just on the physical ailments we bring along with us on holiday. It should help ease the mental – and dare we say spiritual – niggles that may affect our state of mind and ability to de-stress as part of our break.

The Karma Guide to… choosing the ultimate luxury villa

The Karma Guide to… choosing the ultimate luxury villa

Being a global vacation business with 28 properties around the globe has taught us a thing or two about what to look for when considering your next holiday escape, especially when it comes to accommodation.

Whether you’re just visiting – or seeking to invest in vacation ownership – choosing the right luxury villa can be the difference between the time of your life, or niggling frustration. To save you time, here are some crucial tips on choosing the right luxury villa for your vacation needs.

Location, location, location

It seems obvious, but when choosing the right luxury villa for your needs, it’s important to consider where it is in relation to other essential places on your itinerary, such as airports, shopping, beaches, cultural hubs, and restaurants.

While some people may be happy to travel hours to reach a secluded luxury escape, others may want easy convenience close to local nightlife and the energy of a crowd.

Siren of the Sea

If the ocean could speak, what would it say?

Once its first powerful enchantment is cast, it holds us forever captive, the very embodiment of emotion. And yet, it often resists all of our attempts to define it with words.

Keiko Uno – a descendant of Japanese Samurai lords, who grew up on the beaches of Australia – has given the ocean a voice through her exquisite limited-edition jewellery creations. Each one of Keiko’s eloquent hand-crafted pieces tells a story. Recalls a potent memory or moment, inspired by the freedom, energy and timeless mystery of the sea. Take her splendidly-curvaceous “Coral” ring, part of her luxury Ocean Intrigue Collection.

For Keiko, the alluring 18 karat gold statement piece, which features diamonds with black rhodium, is a permanent reminder of both her surf-worshipping husband and Balagan Beach, an idyllic surfing spot on the Bukit Peninsula in Bali, near Karma’s flagship resort Karma Kandara.

For the Love of Wine

Question: What do the bountiful wine cellars of Karma Kandara – and the luxurious sweep of Indian Ocean extending far below this award-winning Balinese resort – have in common?

Answer: Both proffer an ever-shifting palette. A heady interplay of the elements to provoke, inspire and surprise the senses.

You can immerse yourself in the fierce joy of both at one of Karma Kandara’s ravishing Wine Dinners, hosted regularly at our panoramic di Mare restaurant. Each time, a series of outstanding wines following a theme are matched with a gourmet menu, intuitively crafted by our executive chef.

Central to the popular epicurean evenings are some exquisite, off-radar boutique wines that are emerging from smaller, up-and-coming winemakers: Dynamic newcomers like the Australian Young Guns of Winemaking who thrilled us recently with their uplifting, vibrant and re-interpreted classics.

Few gastronomic experiences linger as delightfully in the memory as a well-executed, wine-paired meal.