Odyssey News

Bali, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Goa

Consistently voted the best island in the world, Bali packs more into its relatively tiny borders than many small countries! From its unique syncretic Hindu-Animist belief system to its achingly beautiful rice terraces, coral reefs teeming with fish...


24 June 2017

BALI'S BEAUTIFUL TUMPEK WAYANG

Bali may be known for its beautiful beaches and tropical climate, but what makes the Island of the Gods truly spectacular is its people and their colourful Hindu-animist culture. During Tumpek Wayang, puppeteers from across the island gather at local temples...


17 June 2017

DISCOVER HOI AN WITH ODYSSEY

An Bang Beach is one of the few stretches of beach in Hoi An that’s relatively unspoiled by development, making it a popular option for soaking up the sun and enjoying an array of seaside activities. It also houses an array of beachfront resorts...


10 June 2017

JOIN IN THE LAUGHS ON THE ISLES OF SCILLY

Now in its third year, the Scilly Laughs Festival brings together some of the UK's best comic talent for a four day, four island comedy extravaganza this June 10th to 13th. This year features comedians Hannah Brackenbury...


03 June 2017

GOA'S MUDDY ADVENTURE

The rich lands of Goa, India, benefit from the annual monsoon that inundates much of the region, and amongst the locals it's a time for celebration and no small amount of fun...


27 May 2017

ALL MEMBERS ARE NOW ENTITLED TO 25% DISCOUNT

Odyssey members, this is for you! Starting right now, ALL Odyssey members are entitled to 25% OFF all food, drinks and spa treatments when they stay at Karma Resorts worldwide! So, there's even more reason to plan your next Odyssey with us!


20 May 2017

TREK ONE OF INDIA'S TALLEST WATERFALLS

The Dudhsagar Falls – translated as the 'sea of milk' - is one of India's tallest waterfalls. Located along the Mandovi River in Goa, close to the border with Karnataka, the falls come alive during the monsoon every year when the Mandovi swells to a raging torrent...


13 May 2017

THAILAND ALL AFIRE DURING THE ANNUAL LOI KRATHONG FESTIVAL

On the evening of the full moon, on the 12th month of the ancient Thai lunar calendar, Thailand comes alight with thousands of glittering lanterns as locals and visitors alike celebrate Loi Krathong. Named after the floating lanterns set adrift on rivers and streams nationwide...


06 May 2017

THE FOOD, THE CULTURE, THE EVENTS HOI AN SHINES IN 2017

Think of an idyllic image of Asia, what do comes to mind? Perhaps it’s steaming bowls of noodle soup, meandering snake-like rivers criss-crossing verdant jungle, colourful markets, and smiling and friendly people...


29 April 2017

Crete Glitters as European Summer Beckons

Ah Crete in summer! Is there anywhere else in the world quite as magical? Perhaps it's the hazy, warm evenings, the delicious aromas wafting from family-owned tavernas, or the glittering waters of the Aegean...


22 April 2017

Electronics on Board Flights

Recently, authorities in the USA and UK have announced new regulations for the carriage of personal electronic items into both countries. Devices larger than 16cm x 9.3cm are banned from being carried in hand luggage in the airline cabin on flights entering the US and UK...


15 April 2017

KARMA MAYURA, UBUD FOOD FESTIVAL + MORE

Every flavour has a story at the Ubud Food Festival Bali is quickly becoming the food lover's destination in Southeast Asia, surpassing even Singapore as the home of emerging dining trends. Some of the region's finest Kaiseki, French, Modern Australian...


08 April 2017

TAKE ON BALI’S BEST BACK NINE

At Karma Group we’re always looking for new and exciting events for our members. We’re seeking expressions of interest from golfers – from the experienced to the enthusiastic – for a special Bali golf event...


01 April 2017

Booking your next stay with Karma just got easier!

At Karma Group we’re constantly improving our member experience – that’s why we’re proud to announce our new and improved online booking engine...


25 March 2017

DID YOU KNOW THAT FROM AS LITTLE AS US$99 PER WEEK YOU COULD EXPERIENCE THE WORLD?

As a Karma member, you can stay at the tropical hideaway of Karma Mayura in Ubud, and explore Bali’s spiritual and cultural heart. Feel like an adventure full of fire and spice? Join us at Karma’s Indian resorts...


18 March 2017

GET READY FOR OUR NEW RESORT IN CRETE!

As part of Karma Group’s continued expansion and commitment to bringing our members and guests the best holiday experiences on earth, we are extremely proud to announce the acquisition of a new property on the Greek island of Crete, just outside the beating heart of the Crete’s...


11 March 2017

Beautiful Bali

Although Bali has only two seasons - the dry season (April to October) and the wet season (October to April) - the overall temperature is perfect for year-round fun, frivolity and tropical island bliss! We’ve scoured the stunning Island of the Gods to bring you the very best Bali has to offer...


4 March 2017

WE CAN HELP PLAN YOUR NEXT THAILAND ADVENTURE

Thailand remains the top destination for tourism in Southeast Asia for one reason – it has something for everyone! Whether it’s the stunning fine sand beaches of Phuket, the thumping pulse of Bangkok, or the pristine mountain views of Chiang Mai, there’s an experience to suit every taste...


25 February 2017

DISCOVER THE ISLES OF SCILLY ENGLAND’S GULF STREAM PARADISE

Just off the coast of Cornish peninsula in England’s southwest, the Isles of Scilly are one of the most uniquely fascinating archipelagos on earth. A haven for wildlife, sea creatures and seabirds, the Isle’s 5 inhabited and 140 uninhabited islands is also a haven for lovers of nature...


18 February 2017

WHY IT’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO VISIT INDIA!

India is perhaps the most colourful, cacophonic and geographically diverse country in the world. From the sun-drenched jungles and beaches of Goa in the south, to the sparse beauty of Rajasthan’s northern deserts, there’s so much to explore...


11 February 2017

THE SECRET TO INDONESIAN CUISINE

Ask any Indonesian chef worth their salt and they'll tell you -the secret to great Indonesian cuisine is in the sauce. Indonesian chef, Wayan Eddie, agrees. As Head Chef of our Karma Reef resort, set on the idyllic island of Gili Meno...


4 February 2017

EXPERIENCE YOGIC BLISS AT KARMA MAYURA, UBUD

It might surprise you to know that Bali’s spiritual, cultural and artistic heart isn’t located beside a sun-drenched beach, but in the elevated and verdant jungles of Ubud...


28 January 2017

SKI BAVARIA WITH KARMA

The slopes, forested hillsides and majestic peaks of Bavaria, Germany, make it one of the most picturesque places in all of Europe. Let Karma’s cosy alpine resort, Karma Bavaria, be the base from which you explore the fairytale world of Bavarian culture, its natural wonders and rugged outdoors lifestyles...


21 January 2017

FESTIVE PHUKET

Long the jewel of the Andaman Sea, Phuket teems with stunning vistas, amazing nightlife and the beating heart of Thai culture. By day, take in oceanic wonders with world-class diving and tours, traditional Thai fishing boat trips out to the Andaman Islands, or peaceful eco-tour walks underneath tropical rainforest canopies...


14 January 2017

BALI AN EXPERIENCE LOVER’S PARADISE

A trip to Bali, Indonesia, is must-do for anyone who loves to travel. Bali’s colourful and deeply spritual culture is unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Stunning natural vistas - misty rice paddies at the foot of majestic mountains, sandy beaches and verdant jungles - unfurl in an unending tropical splendour...


07 January 2017

ROTTNEST ISLAND – WITH 63 BAYS & BEACHES TO CHOOSE FROM, FESTIVE SEASON NEVER FELT SO TROPICAL!

It’s not difficult to understand why Rottnest is one of the premier holiday destinations in Western Australia. Just a short boat ride from Perth, it boasts 63 exquisitely beautiful bays...


24 December 2016

CASTAWAY LUXURY JUST TWO HOURS SPEEDBOAT RIDE FROM BALI

Imagine the following: bone white beaches lapped by the Indian Ocean, horse-drawn carriages (known as cidomos) in place of cars, an ocean brimming with marine life...


17 December 2016

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...


10 December 2016

MAKE YOUR FESTIVE SEASON UNFORGETTABLE WITH 12 DAYS OF KARMA

Each year, Karma Resorts applies the classic ’12 Day ‘ template to its festive season offerings, pulling out all the stops bring you a kaleidoscope of experiences...


03 December 2016

WHEN IT COMES TO WINTER SUN, THIS FABLED THAI ISLAND IS HARD TO BEAT

As the cold weather sets in across northern Europe and America, for many it’s the perfect time to plan that winter break – and when it comes to winter sun...


26 November 2016

BAVARIA’S FESTIVE CHRISTMAS MARKETS MAKE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING A JOY!

Do you sometimes yearn for a more traditional and less commercialized festive season? If you want to truly get into the seasonal spirit, Bavaria delivers in spades...


19 November 2016

CANDIDASA - BALI'S LITTLE EAST COAST SECRET

While the famous resort enclaves of Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur and Ubud are the big draw for many visitors of Bali, the island is home to some stunning destinations that are not so firmly on the travel radar. One of the most tranquil is Candidasa...


12 November 2016

WIN AN UNFORGETTABLE ROTTNEST PACKAGE WORTH $3490 WITH KARMA, KEIKO UNO & ROTTNEST EXPRESS

Karma has teamed up with world-renowned jewellery brand Keiko Uno and Rottnest Express to offer a prize one lucky winner will treasure for years to come. Combining an unforgettable 3 day 2 night...


5 November 2016

VIETNAM - 4000 YEARS OF CULTURE MEETS NATURE’S TIMELESS BEAUTY

Vietnam is one of southeast Asia’s most exciting destinations as it makes its presence felt on the world tourism stage. It has so much going for it: It’s cultural origins are among the oldest in southeast Asia, whilst over the years it has absorbed...


29 October 2016

SERENE IN SANUR - THE SOFT SIDE OF BALI…

In the seventies and eighties, Sanur was the undisputed jet set destination in Bali, attracting celebrity glitterati like David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. These days Sanur has a very different vibe - it is the peaceful Yin to its Yang cousins Kuta and Seminyak on the west coast of the island, where visitors flock to party...


22 October 2016

DISCOVER SOUTH EAST ASIA’S BEST KEPT SECRET WITH KARMA

Organic is a word we like to use when describing the way the Karma Group has developed over the years. Wholly owned and debt free, our global growth has been driven by a passion for new destinations, new experiences and the enjoyment of the finer things in life...


Vol. 13 – 2016 News

ODYSSEY NEWS FLASH

Congratulations to Ian & Rian White from Victoria, Australia, for winning our Holiday Letter Lucky Draw! “Our villa was spacious, clean and well equipped. Our bedroom was on the lower ground and there was an outdoor shower adjacent to our ensuite which had a big bath tub.”...


June 2016

ODYSSEY NEWS FLASH

We’re pleased to announce the winner of our monthly holiday letter lucky draw … CONGRATULATIONS to Richard & Angela Holstein from New South Wales, Australia! Thank you for sharing your holiday experience at the Grove, India...


May 2016

ODYSSEY NEWS FLASH

Congratulations to John & Susan McGrath for winning the March Holiday Letter Lucky Draw. From Essex, the UK, John & Susan were amongst the few couples who attended one of our special events...


April 2016

ODYSSEY NEWS FLASH

Kerryn Galea from Victoria, Australia, is our lucky draw winner this time around! Kerryn and her husband Darren have been members with us since 2004 and have traveled to many places through Odyssey...


March 2016

ODYSSEY NEWS FLASH

Congratulations to Alexandr & Galina Malenchuk of Saint Petersburg, Russia, for winning the January Holiday Letter Lucky Draw! We're pleased to hear that the natural countryside beauty and nice weather made your holiday at Karma Bavaria a fantastic one. Thank you for sharing the experience & enjoy your prize...


February 2016

ODYSSEY NEWS FLASH

Congratulations to Inderjit & Suriner Grin for winning two weeks accommodation in Bali in the December Holiday Letter Lucky Draw...


January 2016

KARMA OWNERSHIP REFERRAL PROGRAMME

As we approach the last quarter of 2015, it’s a good time to reflect on Karma Royal Group’s continuing successes, particularly in the context of expansion as we launch new experiences, destinations and services in locations across the globe...

ODYSSEY NEWS FLASH

Congratulations to Alan & Tracey Ann Harris of Queensland, Australia for winning US$500 in the November Holiday Letter Lucky Draw...


December 2015

Odyssey News Flash

Congratulations to Cerie Anne & Graham Palmer of Buchkinghamshire, United Kingdom for winning the 2017 Management Charge waiver in the October Holiday Letter Lucky Draw...


November 2015

ODYSSEY QUARTERLY UPDATE

At Odyssey, we’re always looking to bring you more – more destinations, better services and a world of unforgettable holiday experiences. That’s why we’ve been working hard with RCI to deliver an even more efficient global response system for our members...


Vol. 1 – March 2015

UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN

When it comes to romance in a rural setting, few destinations in Europe can match Tuscany. Its landscape of rolling hills, endless olive groves, vineyards, farmhouses, and iconic cypress trees is like one big renaissance painting, ensconced between the Apennine mountains...

NEW DESTINATION EXPERIENCES FROM KARMA ROYAL GROUP

THE GROVE is the latest addition to the Chakra brand - our 4-star plus family of properties. It’s on the banks of Vembanad, the largest lake in Kerala, famed for its scenic beauty, wetland flora and fauna and traditional houseboats. Partially...


Vol. 10 – 2013 News

LE PREVERGER - SAINT TROPEZ, FRANCE

Dear Members, It’s with great pleasure that I welcome you to this information packed edition of Royal Reporter. In particular, since I will be taking over the editorial reins forthwith, as I happily return to what I now regard very much as my home here in India...


Le Preverger Edition - 2012 News

KARMA ROYAL - A GLOBAL LIFESTYLE, ENTERTAINMENT & DESTINATION BRAND

When you joined Royal Resorts, you probably thought you were joining a Holiday Club. But with a host of new products coming online including three...


Vol. 9 - 2012 News

CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE

Dear Royal Members As many of you will know, India is very special to the Karma Royal Group, indeed it was here that I and a small team of...


Vol. 8 - 2011 News

CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE

Dear Royal Members With the recent acquisition of new resorts in Shimla in the Himalayas, Bavaria in Germany, and a new resort in Sanur,...


Vol. 7 – March 2011

CHRISTMAS GIFT TO ALL OUR MEMBERS

You can’t open your present just yet, because it’s not quite ready…but we can unwrap it for you. Royal Resorts is excited to announce the launch...


Vol. 6 – December 2010

NOT MERELY MAINTAINING, BUT TRANSFORMING!

At Royal Resorts, our priority is to provide our members with a truly memorable holiday experience. That means maintaining superlative standards...


Vol. 5 - September 2010

GOING FOR GOLD

Australia's Gold Coast is well named, what with its endless golden beaches and balmy subtropical weather (most of the time it basks in a 30 degree...


Vol. 4 - August 2010

Royal News

Kerala may be famed for its white sand beaches, giving onto the pellucid waters of the Arabian Sea, but there is a parallel world set a little way...


Vol. 3 - July 2010

K2 at Park View in Bansko

Holiday options for Royal Points members just got even better with the addition of apartments at K2 at Park View in Bansko, Bulgaria. K2 at Park...


Vol. 2 - April 2009

Globe Trekking

The figures are out, and Royal members quite simply seem to love taking those holidays – in fact you seem to be taking more and more! Nearly 20,...


Vol. 1 - December 2008