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1 bed

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1 bath

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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:

Palm reading
Balinese dancing class
Cooking 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
Local Market
River Unda
Rice fields
Bamboo plantation
Organic shrimp farm
traditional village
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.

House Rules
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No pets allowed.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

1 night minimum stay

57 Reviews

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Eric User Profile
February 2017
Place was great. A real treat. Lonely, secluded, truly relaxing in the middle of what can be a turbulent country. Good place to rent motorbikes and explore the countryside. Go there. It's worth it

Emilie User Profile
November 2016
Wonderfull place in a remote and beatifull part part of Sidemen Valley. Real nature and a good restaurant.

Raphaëlle User Profile
June 2016
Really nice place not far from the center of Sidemen (10mn walk). So peaceful quiet and beautiful. Everything is tasteful and the food was so good ! Thank you for the stay !

Kaori User Profile
May 2016
It was a great and peaceful stay. Beautiful creek, garden and nature. Thanks Wayan.

Emily User Profile
April 2016
Although getting to the place was a little tricky as it is quite remote, it was definitely worth the journey. The eco lodges are beautiful, and the hosts have created a paradise. We were able to totally unwind and relax but were still able to explore Bali. Wayan organised so many excellent excursions for us, and the food at the resort was excellent. It was lovely to reconnect with nature at the lodge, but if you are afraid of bugs etc then this may not be the place for you; we had a bat fly through our open air bathroom which we found exciting but others might not! However mosquito nets are provided which made the nights comfortable. It was delightful to fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle and the flowing river... Such a tranquil and peaceful place. Would love to go back some day soon.

Sri User Profile
December 2015
This is absolutely one of the best kept secrets on Bali! We live in Ubud and have our own airbnb rentals and come here to escape. Wayan and Barbara have created an artistic oasis (that showcases the stunning concrete tiles that they create just a few blocks away) . .. a bit of a Shangrila in the Sideman valley. It's only one hour and 20 min. from Ubud but you feel like you've traveled decades in time by the time you arrive. The location on a stream is very unusual for Bali and beyond relaxing. The breakfast which includes homemade jam and bakery bread is delicious... and the food at all meals in the restaurant is so good, we only eat there when we go! Also, it's not too far to go to Padang Pai or White Sand Beach for a swim and then head back for an afternoon snooze in the hammock with a book. Though we did have internet on our phones, this is not the place to connect, it is the place to disconnect.

Alexandre User Profile
September 2015
The place is nice. But we didn't feel as good as we expected. The intimacy is not the best part of it. Technically you can spy your neighbors in their bathroom while chilling in your hammock. Also the room is not totally closed so a gecko came twice in the night and woke us up. Restaurant was good with acceptable prices. The swimming pool was cold, we preferred going walking just before the sunset in rice fields.

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Wayan User Profile

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.

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