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KARMA CHIANG MAI – A LUSH OASIS IN THE HILLS OF THAILAND’S NORTH

KARMA CHIANG MAI – A LUSH OASIS IN THE HILLS OF THAILAND’S NORTH

For many of Bangkok’s sophisticated metropolitan types, the city of Chiang Mai offers up refreshing respite from swelter of the Thai capital. 700km from Bangkok, Thailand’s main city in the north enjoys a cooler climate and picturesque surroundings – an undulating landscape dotted with villages inhabited by the local Hmong hill tribes. At the same time, it’s a bustling, modern city in its own right, offering world class fine dining and on-trend boutique shopping alongside more traditional attractions such as bustling roadside markets, the historic walled old town and a profusion of iconic Buddhist temples. Karma Royal Bella Vista nestles in the lush hills bordering Chiang Mai and has been built to resemble a cosy village set among tropical gardens. Stay in a fully equipped two-bedroom cottage complete with living room, kitchen and private patio. There’s a pool, tennis court and spa. Sample classic Thai dishes and international fare at the Maew Ra Rueng restaurant and be sure to explore some of the nearby eateries such as local favourite Baan Suan – considered one of the best in Chiang Mai!

BALI’S GALUNGAN & KUNINGAN – A 10 DAY VISIT FROM THE ANCESTORS

BALI’S GALUNGAN & KUNINGAN – A 10 DAY VISIT FROM THE ANCESTORS

On an island famed for its ceremonies, Galungan & Kuningan are among the most important. They are two festivals, which occur every 201 days, bookending a 10-day period when the spirits of the Balinese ancestors descend to earth to visit their families, before returning to heaven. This an intense period of activity at the temples and vast processions throng the streets, with women carrying tall offerings of fruit on their head and often heading down to the beach to purify the ancestral totems, which are kept in the household sanggha (temple). The temples themselves are cleaned to make them appropriately welcoming to the ancestors and long, flexible bamboo poles decorated with palm leaves known as penjor are erected outside every household giving the streets a festive feel. It’s a wonderful time to visit Bali and really connect with its unique culture. Karma Jimbaran resort is close to one of Bali’s most important temples, making it the perfect luxury haven from which to discover this fascinating tradition...

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TAGAYTAY – OUTSTANDING BEAUTY IN THE HEART OF THE PHILIPPINES

TAGAYTAY – OUTSTANDING BEAUTY IN THE HEART OF THE PHILIPPINES

The Philippines consists of more than 7000 islands, each offering a fascinating mix of landscapes and ecosystems. But the area surrounding the city of Tagaytay City in Batangas has to be one of the most unique and visually stunning. Set in highlands at 2300 feet, the city gazes out towards Taal, the world’s smallest active volcano. What makes Taal unique is that it rises out of a lake that was once the crater of an earlier volcano. Besides this natural icon, the area is an important centre for biodiversity ad Tagaytay is often called the ‘Garden city of the Philippines.’ The Sunrise Holiday Mansion is just 5 minutes from a spectacular viewing point for the volcano and boasts spacious rooms, a pool, Jacuzzi, gym and business centre.

EGYPT’S RED SEA COAST –UNDERWATER GARDENS & ANCIENT HISTORY

EGYPT’S RED SEA COAST –UNDERWATER GARDENS & ANCIENT HISTORY

Egypt has long been a Mecca for divers thanks to its stunning reefs and profusion of marine life. It’s red sea coast is home to endless stretches of stunning white sand lapped by turquoise waters. All in all, it’s a perfect winter sunshine destination! The Princess Holiday Club is in Hurghada is right on the beach and boasts apartments, pools, restaurant, gym and a children’s garden. And if you fancy a change from the beach, the famous pyramids of Luxor offer fascinating insights into one of the world’s oldest civilisations.

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DESTINATION SURVEY 2016 WINNERS

Due to the high number of submissions received for our Destination Survey Competition we decided to choose 2 winners.

Congratulations to Mr. Organ of Victoria and Ms. Hunt of Adelaide our lucking winners who have each won a free weeks accommodation in a Karma Group Resort of their choice as well as USD500 towards Food & Beverage.

To keep up to date on our upcoming competitions and events, and to be in the running to be one of our next lucky winners, you need only be active on our Facebook Page and remember to send through your membership related feedback (holidays / services etc) to Odyssey odyssey@odysseypremier.com so as to participate in our Monthly Draws.

Mr. Organ from Australia
Resort Name: Karma Bavaria

"Ever since we stayed in Karma Bavaria for one week, we have been saying to each other how much we would love to go back there for a longer stay. We had such a wonderful time, not only in the beautiful resort, but also in the township of Schliersee. We made such fantastic day trips with George that we never got around to seeing everything Schliersee and nearby surroundings have to offer. The resort is in such a perfect location with views of the mountains and the staff is so friendly and helpful - like in all the Karma resorts we have visited so far. We are truly hoping that we will be able to make it back to Karma Bavaria one day and who knows... maybe we will be lucky enough for a visit in winter and see it from a whole new perspective! Living in Australia, seeing all this beauty covered in snow would be just magic!"

Ms. Hunt from Australia
Resort Name: Karma Kandara

"Karma Kandara would be the ultimate destination to allow me to pretend that I’m a celebrity staying on Billionaire’s Row, enjoying fine dining, swimming in my own private pool before having a dip in the infinity pool and then heading down the inclinator to sip cocktails with the stars at Karma Beach Club Bali – one of the world’s best beach bars. Life has been busy – a new job and new house has meant there hasn’t been much quality time with loved ones. What better way to have quality time than escaping the rat race and heading to the most exclusive destination in Bali and schmoozing with the rich and famous? To top it all off, if I need some time out from cocktails and schmoozing, I can go snorkeling with the fish or be pampered at Karma Spa. What more could anyone ask for?!"

BEFORE WE SIGN OFF

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