About this listing
Welcome to Darmada situated om the ridge of the river Unda in Sidemen Valley. Darmada was created to preserve nature and a holy spring. Darmada is a unique Eco resort offering 7 bungalows, on a hectare of gorgeous, natural land. We have a spring fed swimming pool and an open air dinning space with spectacular views of the river and mountains.
The design of the rooms brings together, old Dutch and Balinese elements. Each room has either a king size or 2 single beds with mosquito nets. The bathroom is half open and has a hot water shower. All rooms have gorgeous handmade cement tiles.
Relax and enjoy the stunning views from both the front and the back terrace. Warung Melita, our dinning space is serving healthy local food and is also used 3 times a week as an after school teaching facility for the local children.
There are also many activities that can be enjoyed at Darmada such as:
Balinese dancing class
Spiritual talks with a local priest
Rice field walks with local guides
Palm leaf weaving class
Gardening in our organic garden.
Sidemen is an old village at the foot of the mount Agung and home to mainly farmers. Here in Sidemen the balinese people live a village way of life with their Centuries- old ceremonies and calendar schedule for “good days” . Nearby attractions in Sidemen;
Endek and Songket weaving homes
Traditional alcohol making : Arak and Tuak
Palm leave writing
Cement tile factory
Organic shrimp farm
Climbing Mount Agung
Klung Kung night market 20 min.
Go to the beach in Padang Bay 45 min.
We can organize custom tours for our guests.
We offer transportation to and from the airport. You can also rent a motorcycle from our local community.
No pets allowed.
This is a truly wonderful location, like a paradise! The bungalows are beautiful en quiet. The pool is to write home about. And Wajan and his staff are very friendly and always helpful.
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Darmada est un magnifique endroit, inspiré et inspirant. Toute la propriété est conçue avec cœur et intelligence. L'endroit est idyllique avec la rivière qui le traverse. Notre chambre tout à fait charmante fut très reposante, les bruits de la nature omniprésents très apaisants. La chambre est spacieuse et délicatement décorée. Le restaurant est tres bon. Un chef est là régulièrement. Wayan est un hôte formidable avec une personalité hors du commun et un parcours de vie fantastique. Lui et sa belle sont à rencontrer. Leur équipe est adorable et très compétente. Ils s'occupent de tout, on est comme des coqs en pâte! Leur projet eco, bio, éducatif dans la région est précieux et passionnant. Foncez sans hésiter.
Darmada is such a calm and beautiful place, almost like an island in the river. Wayan was very hospitable, and we enjoyed the several conversations we had with him. The restaurant is awesome and the staff are all so friendly and nice. Too short a stay for us, we'll be back!
Simply stunning. We left Sideman a few days ago and we've been dreaming of it ever sense. Nestled in the center of the gorgeous Balinese jungle with little access to the outside world (or even towns!) It's very private and pretty secluded- AKA, assume that when you arrive, you're not leaving. This was perfect for us as all we wanted was to splash in the nearby river and enjoy the sounds of Bali. A must see if you're looking for some lush accommodations. Extra bonus? There are hammocks in the backyards!
Great location! We loved it.
The bungalow is nice, half-open bathroom near to the river.
I would recommend it, if you like to stay somewhere beside touristic places!
I loved my stay with Wayan and Barbara in this bed and breakfast! It is a gorgeous little place. You will have no trouble sleeping here with the sounds of nature lulling you to sleep, especially the calming brook just outside the rooms. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The restaurant is also delicious and you never have to wait for service. The owners are genuinely nice people. I told Wayan that I primarily came to Bali for meditation and to heal a recent injury, and he sat down outside my room and talked to me for a long time about his own meditation practice and philosophies on healing, business, and life in general :-) he can also help you arrange for a driver and will also suggest activities in the area according to your own interests.
I hadn't been planning on visiting Sidemen during my trip to Bali. However, just before I left, some friends in the US recommended this little village and Wayan's bed and breakfast. I'm so glad I went! It was like a little nature retreat before I headed back to the US. Highly recommended.
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About the Host, Wayan
Hello, My name is Wayan and I was born and raised here in Sidemen. I am married to Barbara (Dutch) and we have 2 children, a boy, Sadu and a girl, Dwi .
My pleasures are my family, organic gardening, mediation and helping to educate the children and teenagers in the village.
We have 7 rooms at Darmada, a spring water fed swimming pool and a restaurant. We can arrange for transportation and tours around Bali.
I like to offer tips and can share information, about my beautiful island of the gods.
I hope to welcome you here in Sidemen.
The unspoiled Bali.