Discover one of the jewels of the East, the island of Bali. Your President’s Circle membership gives you exclusive reciprocal use privileges to stay at the award-winning Karma Royal property Karma Kandara.

“A land of a thousand temples,” the exotic island of Bali is a tropical paradise steeped in the romance and mystery of the Orient. An ancient legend says that Bali is the home of the gods and the islanders have a sacred trust to hold and preserve this heavenly creation.

Basking in the sun on a peerless white shoreline and diving and snorkeling some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs are just the beginning of your Bali escape. Explore the mountainous heartland where rural farmers work impossibly steep terraced rice paddies in the shadow of towering volcanoes or wander forest trails in search of more than 500 species of orchid and birds of paradise with iridescent plumage. Shop for wood carvings, jewelry, art and ikat textiles in the bustling markets and sample the cuisine. Learn about island history, the cultures that have made their home here and visit the Hindi temples that dot the landscape. As you witness a colorful village festival or watch traditional dancers perform to haunting Indonesian gamelan melodies on a star-filled night, you’ll fall under Bali’s spell.

Crowning a limestone bluff on the Bukit Peninsula in the south of the island, Karma Kandara offers Balinese-style residences with every luxury and private plunge pools set in tropical gardens. Resort facilities include a beach club, infinity pool, gourmet restaurants, a wine bar, the Karma Spa and a kids club.

In Sanskrit, “Kandara” means “Holy Place” and the breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean from the cliffs are inspiring. Accessible only by hill tram, the white-sand beach at the foot of the cliff is secluded and the shallow crystal-clear reef lagoon is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.

Contact the Presidents Circle Concierge if you would like to arrange a vacation at the Karma Kandara or its sister resorts in Bali, Thailand (Phuket and Chiang Mai), India (Goa, Jaipur and Shimla) and Germany (Bavarian Alps) available through the Karma Exchange program. An exchange fee applies and exchanges are subject to availability.

Accommodation options at the Karma Kandara in Phase V of the resort) range from one-bedroom pool villas (sleep 4 with or without plunge pools to two-bedroom pool villas (sleep 6). Blackout dates apply: Easter (April 4-9), Christmas & New Year (Dec 23-Jan 5) and August high season (first 3 weeks of August).