Think of Bali and what springs to mind?
Days of blue skies delicately lit by the warming sun; whos nightcap offers a dazzling array of light shows that welcome the evening in? Maybe it is the hypnotic swaying of palm leaves, in somewhat perpetual motion with the gentle breeze; or perhaps it’s the sensation of sand that feels like icing sugar, sifting through your toes as you stroll across the mile-long beach.
Whatever you think of when you think of Bali, no doubt it is filled with paradise-like scenes that elicit thoughts of endless summer days, serene and tranquil moments shared with your dearest of friends, and an element of luxury that is hard to find anywhere else on earth.
Bali is internationally acclaimed for its abundance of stylish boutiques and high-end luxury hotels, and every year, Bali entices people from all walks of life, with its heat-drunk climate and tropical vibes. A fantasia land, where modernity and culture live happily side by side.
But despite this promise and shiny allure to jet-setters from afar, there is a different level of luxury that cannot be bought nor owned, it is wild and free, it is exotic and redefines the very notion of what everyday luxury means. It, in itself, is a luxurious gift from nature. Time.
Yes, time. Be it Seminyak or Ubud, Umalas or anywhere in between, Bali has this innate ability to help you feel present in such a precious commodity as time. And nowhere embraces the notion more than the diligently appointed luxury escapes that form The Blue Karma Secrets Collection.
You see, in an age where a fast-paced, always-on culture has become the mainstay of human existence, few places are able to allow you to reconnect with oneself; with nature; and be left with little else to do but slow down.
Blue Karma Secrets have mastered the art, and while every other hotel on the island continues to compete on thread linen count and unpronounceable restaurant menus, Blue Karma have deliberately created spaces that focus on giving guests the one luxury they crave more than anything else – A little more time.
Of course, the reality is that minutes still pass every 60 seconds and those minutes turn to hours just like they do elsewhere. There is no wizardry nor sorcery here; in fact, quite the opposite, it’s a precise simplicity of thought that grants every moment the sentiment to last just that extra bit longer.
Do you remember the first time you fell in love with nature? Did it feel like time stood still? Maybe it wasn’t that extreme, but it is a safe bet to guess that time felt literally the way it was supposed to.
For Bali, this means the sound of cockerels announcing the new dawn as the sun rises to illuminate the day ahead. All creatures great and small busy frolicking amongst the palm trees and forest floors. As day turns to dusk the nocturnal make the most of their heightened senses and explore; geckos call for a friend to join their gaiety beneath the shadows of the moonlit sky. Wildlife, acting by the moment, the whole island teaming with life, in every way as nature intended things to be. In every way, a lesson to us all. Dare we say, like clockwork?