Located on the tiny, traffic-free island paradise of Gili Meno, Karma Reef offers sanctuary – a world away from the noise and demands of everyday life. Guests at the resort enjoy exclusive access to a secret beach, where they indulge in blissful spa treatments, feast on freshly caught seafood, or kick back with a cocktail before strolling barefoot to their beautiful beachfront bungalow or luxurious glamping tent.
An ode to authentic, sustainable architecture that is consciously designed to leave the lightest possible footprint on the environment, all of Karma Reef’s beachfront lumbung-style bungalows are stylishly appointed with comfort in mind. Perfect for couples and families, each two-storey bungalow features rustic stone and tropical hardwoods, contemporary furnishings, and an upstairs air-conditioned double bedroom with a private balcony overlooking clear, turquoise waters. Ten meters away, guests have the Indian Ocean at their beck and call, inviting them to explore the island’s world-class coral reef, teeming with colorful tropical fish and curious green sea turtles. Guests can indulge in a leisurely grazing lunch or romantic dinner at Karma Beach Gili Meno’s Restaurant where Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, wood-fired pizzas and succulent tapas-style dishes as well as seductive signature cocktails, custom designed by internationally renowned mixologist Grant Collins, complement captivating ocean views. Bicycles and non-motorized water sports are free for guests to enjoy at their leisure.
Each of Karma Reef’s One Bedroom Sea Front Bungalows offer guests a stunning and unique ambience, perfect for an unforgettable holiday on Gili Meno’s less-travelled, white sandy coastline. Elegant sasak motifs, bamboo accents and alang-alang thatched roofs honor the region’s traditional sense of design in the ample 46m2 interiors. A soothing, natural sea breeze keeps guests refreshed, whilst lying on a beachfront day bed is an idyllic way to indulge in the tranquil ocean views. On the first level, guests enjoy a cozy and comfortable living room-lounge area, with a well-stocked minibar, unlimited mineral water and tea or coffee. A flat screen television, cable TV and a DVD player are on offer for in-room entertainment. A second level master bedroom features vaulted ceilings, a king size bed, silk mosquito netting and a private balcony with views looking out towards Mount Rinjani on Lombok island. Guests can also enjoy a taste of barefoot luxury on the beach in one of Karma Reef’s One Bedroom Sea View or Sea Front Tents with spacious 37m2 interiors, enjoying all the benefits of Gili Meno’s stunning natural beauty paired with Karma’s heavenly creature comforts. Guests enjoy beachfront holiday bliss with a plush king-size bed, air conditioning or fan cool, en-suite bathroom with hot water rain shower, wooden floors throughout, private open-air terrace with ocean views, and a unique ambiance that is exclusive to Karma Reef.
Karma Beach Gili Meno presents luxurious beachfront dining with a Mediterranean flavour and an emphasis on abundant locally caught seafood. There is a range of Asian dishes available such as the Indonesian favorites: Tuna Sambal Matah, Bebek Betutu, Ayam Taliwang and Rijstafel food tasting as well as fresh sushi and sashimi sharing plates. Room service breakfast is included in the room rate. Every night, Karma Beach Gili Meno’s beach lounge comes alive, capturing the essence of Karma Beach’s laid-back barefoot elegance. Guests can relax and enjoy theme nights such as live acoustic music, seafood BBQ’s, movie nights under the stars and traditional Indonesian-themed nights. A Tiki Bar on the beach offers a range of cocktails and super healthy juices.
Karma Reef’s breezy Sea Spa offers holistic therapies, massage curatives and personalized experiences to the natural sound of lapping waves. Karma’s spa team of bodyworkers train under the guidance of certified massage experts, health practitioners and healers and deliver deeply therapeutic experiences. Karma’s treatments are curated from ingredients sourced from ethical and sustainable farmers and growers. All treatments are performed slowly to ease guests into a state of deep healing.
Karma Reef redefines off-the-beaten-path, barefoot luxury travel in Indonesia, located within a convenient fast boat ride from Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands. With a prominent position on one of Indonesia’s most recently discovered holiday destinations, the tiny island of Gili Meno epitomizes true relaxation and offers direct access to one of Indonesia’s most beautiful coral reefs. For guests that dream about waking up to the most stunning sunrises imaginable and celebrating each day with one of Indonesia’s famous sunsets, Karma Reef will surely fulfil their holiday fantasies. Several boat companies operate from various ports in Bali and provide transfers from hotels to the harbor. Karma can organize transfers from Karma Jimbaran or Karma Kandara as well as fast boat tickets. The journey from Lombok airport to Karma Reef is only 2 hours door to door.
Karma Reef has been undergoing renovations since the earthquake that struck in August 2018 and will reopen before Nyepi, on March 4th 2019 with a brand new Karma Beach restaurant accompanied by Tiki Bar, a beautiful Karma Spa Tent, One bedroom Sea Front and Sea View Tents and One Bedroom Sea Front Bungalows.
BACKGROUND ON KARMA GROUP
Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations and is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and member of the 2013 judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. John was honoured by the Yale University School of Architecture by being appointed the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow and has also been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA as well as working with students from the University of Pennsylvania to design a chateau development in Carcassonne. The Karma Group is comprised of Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa and Karma Boutique. The Group is currently operating 30 resorts in more than 10 countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. There are currently five properties in development and the Group is negotiating three separate acquisitions in Scotland (a golf resort), Cyprus, and Bulgaria. In 2016, Karma group and Sanctum Hotel Group announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic rock ‘n’ roll styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club, now with over 85,000 members. In 2017, Karma were awarded the contract to manage and develop the golf course on Rottnest Island in Western Australia and in Greece, RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange, selected Karma Group to manage its operations in the Greek market whilst redevelopment began on Karma Minoan in Crete. Karma Group is a sponsor of the England Rugby 7’s team through the 2017/18 season, the Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7’s in San Francisco as well as the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens, the world’s largest school rugby tournament. Karma Group recently invested in its first racehorse with a view to future expansion of its stable.