Bali is not short on spectacular properties – since the seventies it’s been something of a magnet for those with a penchant for the grand aesthetic, from well healed bohemians fashioning whimsical tree houses to bankers building faux renaissance palaces. Ranked amongst these remarkable properties is Karma Kandara Grand Cliff Front Residence.
Let’s face it – you could build a shack at the edge of the cliff at Karma Kandara and still wish to spend your life there. Gazing out over the Indian Ocean, it really does feel like you’ve reached the southern ends of the earth. The Grand Cliff Front Residence is far from a shack however. You’ll be gazing from the infinity pool with a cocktail in hand, or on a plush daybed on the expansive veranda. Or from the master bedroom, one of five beautifully appointed boudoirs; or perhaps from the spa space, perched like an eagle’s eyrie on top of the residence.
This residence may be ‘grand’ but it doesn’t wear its luxury on its sleeve. Fixtures, furnishings and artworks are immensely valuable, but they’re understated too and have been cherry picked to fit the environment.
Besides the main house, which houses three of the bedrooms, (not to mention a vast kitchen equipped with shiny chrome appliances, a home cinema and a fully equipped gymnasium) there is an additional guesthouse that conjures the atmosphere of what used to be known as an English summerhouse. It houses two bedrooms and a quiet salon area. In between there is a courtyard bursting with tropical flora and ponds filled with fish.
As if this were not enough, there’s even a dedicated wellness facility, (besides the top floor treatment pavilion) which includes sauna, steam room and Japanese hot and cold plunge pools. There are a myriad things to keep you entertained at the Grand Cliff Front Residence – and a personal butler to deal with your every whim.
An open plan living area surrounded by floor to ceiling glass frames that jaw dropping vista, offering 160 degree views – the glass can be opened concertina style to create a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. It’s hardly surprising that the celebrities have been queuing up to take advantage of the facilities – and more to the point, the inspiration on hand here!
Thanks to its grandeur, the residence tends to book up months in advance, so book ahead here or by calling +62 361 848 2200 to secure your stay and truly experience a piece of pure luxury.