Bali's Culture of Craft

Banana leaves, folded and filled with fallen flowers and sweet-smelling leaves, Bali’s offerings to the gods, brighten pavements. Overhead, handmade pejeng – bamboo poles – line the avenues. Once-in-a-lifetime occasions warrant special hand-woven textiles, deeply imbued with local meaning. Spiritualism and craft culture underline everyday life in our island home and Indonesia beyond – we aspire to spread these special messages.

STORIES FROM OUR JOURNAL

Maker profiles, cultural commentaries, artful film footage and mixology master classes – here we share the stories of Katamama and her island home, Bali.

Frank Camorra’s Food from Home

Frank Camorra’s Food from Home

MoVida founder Chef Frank Camorra was back on the island for 'A Taste of Andalucia'. Here, he reflects on dishes from his childhood in Southern Spain and his distinctive culinary approach with MoVida.

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Audiophile Listening at Studio Eksotika

Audiophile Listening at Studio Eksotika

Tucked away in Tokyo’s back alleys and basements, the city’s dimly-lit, low-key listening venues inspired Studio Eksotika, a new audiophile concept by the creatives behind Potato Head Family.

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Age-old rituals of Tenganan

Age-old rituals of Tenganan

Fuelled by tuak (local palm liquor) and adrenalin, bare-chested Balinese warriors armed with spiky pandan leaf clubs and homemade rattan shields thrash each other atop a makeshift stage

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Katamama Film #003 — Andra Martin on Light and Shadow

Katamama Film #003 — Andra Martin on Light and Shadow

Bold geometry, hand-pressed temple bricks, extraordinary dappled light throughout the day – Katamama’s memorable architecture is the work of Andra Matin.

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Potato Head Creator Series #001

Potato Head Creator Series #001

Over the past few years Disclosure have taken not only the electronic music scene but also the pop arena by storm.

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Cultural Concierges

Cultural Concierges

Carina, Gina and Wahyu are Katamama’s cultural concierges – the welcoming faces that greet you, the custodians of the hotel’s cultural programme and our ‘island insiders’.

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“More than 100 metres of fabric, handwoven over four years, were used to decorate Katamama’s suites.”

The idea of a bar for a lobby and the in-room bar concept is just great.
Jordan, Australia

Rooms are fabulously appointed and every need is met. You have luxury and comfort at your fingertips.
Tracy, Australia

I can’t praise Katamama highly enough – the vision and execution cannot be faulted.
McKnigji, Australia

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Distinctive architecture and design, highly personalised service and a tropical oceanfront setting are all part of the Katamama experience.

Experiences

Experiences

See, feel, touch and taste the authentic artistic, cultural and natural beauty of our island home.

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Our Story

Our Story

Katamama means ‘mama says…’ in our native language of Bahasa Indonesia, a reference to the wisdom handed down from generation to generation.

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The Hotel

The Hotel

Work out and relax in-house at our modern 24-hour gym, island-inspired spa, tropical pool and open-air bar.

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