After spending a few days in Ubud and the Gili Islands, our family returned to France and we took a few days of rest and well-being in a super hotel in Ubud. Close your eyes and imagine Paradise. Are you there already? Now open your eyes, we’re taking you to discover the Balinese paradise, the Blue Karma Ubud!
The Blue Karma Hotel Ubud
Located between the sky and the earth, 3.5 kilometers from the center of Ubud, and in the middle of the rice paddies, the Blue Karma Hotel Ubud is the ideal place for a few days of relax and letting yourself go. In the midst of this haven of peace, built with respect for the environment, surrounded by fruit trees and deliciously scented plants, there is an infinity pool of 25 meters with views over the rice fields. There is also a “Karma Yoga” pagoda, with a thatched roof where yoga classes are held every day.
We enter another world… At the end of a narrow road in the countryside, between rice paddies, the Blue Karma Ubud is composed of different houses and private villas perfectly hidden thanks to the trees. They are accessible by a path that passes close to all the houses without invading the privacy of the guests. Within the small houses are spacious rooms decorated with very good taste.
The ethnic mix of the traditional decor, the atmosphere of the place and the friendliness of the staff are what we liked most of the hotel.
Curled up on the hill, the traditional cabins are very comfortable, it’s a really unique place. The sobriety and finesse of the decor give a quiet touch to the rooms, an invitation to body and soul rest in the spiritual heart of Bali.
The villas have all the necessary comfort. We loved for example the semi-open bathroom which gives the impression of showering in the jungle.
Once again, the decor is superb, the staff always ready and the local produce of great quality. We had lunch there once, and everything was excellent. But what most impressed us were the breakfasts we ate every day after our yoga lessons. They are simply huge and delicious! You can choose between several combinations or compose a tray with whatever you like. We loved everything, and it was so filling that we did not get hungry until dinner!
The spa: massages
We had three types of massages at the hotel spa:
- Traditional Balinese massage: a combination of stretching, pressure points and a chain of rhythmic movements that allow you to relax.
- Aromatherapy: concentrated plant oils (essential oils), relaxation and peace for the body and spirit.
- Hot stone massage: Deeply relaxing, helps soothe tight muscles.
But the best thing is that the massages take place outdoors, with views towards the jungle and the rice paddies. We could not be more relaxed!
There are yoga classes every day at 8.30am and 6pm. We went every day and were able to try two types of yoga:
- Hatha Yoga: a classic yoga, rather quiet, in which we develop strength and flexibility, with special attention to breathing. The postures last a few seconds and balance and relaxation are sought during the effort.
- Ashtanga Yoga: much more physical and athletic than other types of yoga. It is a technique that teaches to synchronize the breathing producing an internal heat that purifies and sublimates the body.
We loved the yoga room, very quiet and without any noise, in the middle of the jungle. We recognize that the hot weather did not help to do the exercises, but a good shower and a delicious breakfast awaited us after school!
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All in all, we loved the place, the yoga, the massages, the pool … We were able to really take our time and appreciate all the services of the hotel.