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.

The Katamama Q&A: Ma-tt-er

The Katamama Q&A: Ma-tt-er

Re-imagining the future of materials with Seetal Solanki, founder of London's leading research design studio

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Chef Jacob Burrell Flies High with Parachute

Chef Jacob Burrell Flies High with Parachute

Chef Jacob Burrell teams up with wife Fiona Bond and Potato Head Family’s Ronald Akili to bring bohemian vibes and familial dining to Bali

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Healing Beads: Lord Shiva’s Teardrops

Healing Beads: Lord Shiva’s Teardrops

Tap into the mystical energy of ancient rudraksha beads, used in Hindu prayer since the 10th century and just as meaningful today

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Martin Westlake: One Eye on Indonesia

Martin Westlake: One Eye on Indonesia

The Katamama lensman on his third-culture upbringing, how wanderlust fuelled a career change, and his go-to photo destinations.

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A Bamboo Legacy

A Bamboo Legacy

Founder of 1000 Bamboo Villages, Arief Rabik, talks to Katamama about the remarkable legacy of his late mother, Bali’s ‘bamboo crusader,’ Ibu Linda Garland.

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Island Talks #002 – Peggy Gou

Island Talks #002 – Peggy Gou

For the second installment of our new creative interview series, we catch Peggy Gou before her set with Larry Heard at Potato Head Beach Club.

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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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