Man at His Best

Sample The Billionaire Lifestyle At Karma Beach Bali

Is it a dream, or not?

BY Lestari Hairul | Apr 11, 2017 | Travel

Fancy being a billionaire for a day? Well, you can’t. But you can appropriate a bit of the lifestyle at Bali’s Billionaire’s Row. Nestled in Bukit Peninsula in Uluwatu, you’ll find the stunning Karma Beach here. Potato Head may be a bit passé, and all those other joints down in Seminyak are looking a bit too familiar on your friends’ Instagram feeds, but try Karma Beach for quite possibly the best view that you can find on the island. You’ll have to pay an entrance fee, and the daybeds are hugely popular, but right from that elevator ride down to the beach, you’ll know it’s all worth it. The turquoise and blue of the sea inviting against the warm sands, while cool tropical house beats set the tone. Stay on till sunset and you’ll be well-rewarded with an explosion of orange, red and purple across the sky. 

They have chilli crab on the menu, but why have a bit of home when they do sushi really well? Start with that, then pig out on their gorgeous pizzas. The only downside to all this is the taxi racket in the area so be sure to have a personal driver to whisk you back to normalcy once the dark begins to spread. Or have Google Maps running and rapid fire Bahasa Indonesia ready to counter repeated attempts at piling on the cab fare. Then you’ll remember you’re most definitely not a billionaire. 

For more information about Karma Beach Bali, head to their website for more details.

This article was first published in the print edition of Esquire Singapore, April 2017.