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Through these doors are accommodations ranging from one-bedroom villas to enourmous cliff-front residences, each featuring airy interiors, a plunge pool and private gardens. It’s difficult to imagine a more luxurious backdrop, and hardly surprising that Kandara is sought-after by publicity-shy celebrities and travelers looking to celebrate special occasions. The many offerings of this resort are hidden amid the dramatic cliff-side landscape. The world-renowned Karma Spa features an impressive menu of services, and provided much-needed respite for our tired muscles. We first indulged with traditional Balinese massages with local herb-infused oil, and finished with a dip in the spa’s private outdoor pool and shower lounge. Sublime dining experiences await guests at Di Mare Restaurant, which features a Mediterranean-inspired, seasonal menu. Order the freshly caught Ahi Tuna and take photos from the infinity pool below, as the view is spectacular. During the day, head to the Karma Beach Club, a slice of secluded waterfront reserved for resort guests. Descending to the club can be done by cable tram or steep hike (350 steps, to be exact). We spent our days here but if you don’t experience a candlelit beach dinner during your inaugural visit to Kandara, you haven’t really arrived. Tender charred lobster, infused with native spices, is paired with both sweet and savoury cocktails and served under the stars. Offshore, the faint glow of the spear fishermen’s flashlights is a reminder of Bali’s unique blend of ancient and modern cultural practices. After experiencing the exclusive luxury of Kandara, we were ready for a taste of Bali’s local scene. A short drive took us to the white sands of Jimbaran Bay, and



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