About This Listing
Welcome to Darmada, situated on the ridge of the river Unda, in Sidemen Valley. Darmada was created to preserve nature and a holy spring. Darmada is an unique Eco resort offering 7 bugalows, on a hectare of gorgeous, natural land. We have a spring fed swimming pool and an open air dining 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 commuity.
No pets allowed.
I stayed at Darmada Eco Resort (the name of this property) with my sister for two nights in May 2015.
The most striking thing about the property is how well integrated it is with the jungle. The developers did a wonderful job of maintaining the existing stream and trees and just building the villas into this space.
Some of our favorite things were: the open-air bathrooms, falling asleep to the sound of water, the very modest price of the rooms, and the front and back terraces for lounging.
That said, there were a few drawbacks. First, there is no wifi. For us, this was a huge drawback, as we had a few important things to take care of, and ended up spending most of our time at another hotel in order to access wifi. This meant that the nice loungey space on our front and back terraces went all but unused. Second, the villas are paired duplex-style so that you will be sharing one rather thin wall with another set of guests. In our case, said guests were... an active couple and we found ourselves wishing the frogs and crickets were a bit louder. Third, we found the response pace of the host to be a bit slow, both before and during our stay. We had questions beforehand that took several days to answer, and while staying, we ran into an evening lack-of-ride-home issue for which our calls went unanswered.
In summary, nice simple rooms well-integrated with the surrounds at a bargain price, but a lack of wifi and attentive service means I probably won't stay again (however, that shouldn't stop you!).
Thank you for your support.
We do understand this time almost everyone can not live without wifi.
But that make our place different. we apologies for less our service during your staying at our place. we learn and do our best for better quality of service.
petites touches d'accueil tels que le pot de bienvenue, très grande gentillesse du personnel, utilisation habile et raffinée des fleurs qui sont omniprésentes dans le jardin, sur le lit, les tables; petite discussion sur les attraits de l'île avec un propriétaire très enthousiaste et agréable.
What a perfect location with everything you need to relax and enjoy Sideman and all the beauty that surrounds. Wayan and his staff are very hospitable and made sure that we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. They have a list of activities to do around Sideman that are well worth taking a look at. The Shiva room was beautiful and we were welcomed with a delicious beverage and a clean hammock was strung on our private back patio. Stay for more time than you think you'll need. You won't regret it. There is much to explore in the area and lots of fun side roads to scoot down.
We had the most wonderful time at Wayan's Darmada. I can barely find words... It was very small, situated in the beautiful and luckily not touristy at all village of Sidemen. The staff is the nicest, you feel like becoming part of a small family, also because the resort is very small. It was built with love and attention to detail. Everything was just perfect and we hope to come back at some point, all the way from Germany :)!
I can only recommend this place if you are looking for a quite, beautfiul and natural place, nicely fitting in the nature around and offering beautiful rice field views as well as trekking paths around.
It is a little paradise!!!
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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.