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.

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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Island Talks #003 Jackmaster & Jasper James

Island Talks #003 Jackmaster & Jasper James

Scottish selectors and former flatmates, Jackmaster and Jasper James find the ultimate musical playground in the Katamama Artist Suite

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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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Floating Points to play at Potato Head Beach Club

Floating Points to play at Potato Head Beach Club

Floating Points is billed for Sun Down Circle #024 at our iconic neighbouring venue.

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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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