About This Listing
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Come and experience traditional Balinese village culture and stay in our environmentally friendly bamboo cottages in Sudaji, Northern Bali. Sudaji is a thriving, “real” Balinese village whith much to offer, displaying a way of life that has existed here for many generations.
Omunity’s own family compound offers four bamboo cottages each including: queen size bed with mosquito net, covered private outdoor bathroom, large windows providing natural lighting, attached porch and natural swimming pool.
The owner ZANZAN, his wife Putu and their three children will welcome you into their family and offer you an authentic Balinese experience that you will never forget. Whether you enjoy action-packed vacations emersed in nature, forming long lasting relationships with the local community, are looking for a place to relax and engage in some spiritual exploration, or are merely interested in a comfortable home to return to after a long day exploring neighboring towns such as Singaraja and Lovina, ZANZAN and Putu will assist you as much as they can. Both are more than happy to provide their local expertise for day trips or future travels, and will gladly drive or accompany you during your excursions for an additional fee as mentioned below. The possibilities are endless! (The $45-package per room does not include meals or activities. However, Putu and ZANZAN are of course always glad to provide recommendations for activities and assist you with your travel plans.)
Breakfast : $ 7 per person
Lunch: $14 /person
Dinner: $14/ person
trekking waterfall : $45 / 2 person
explore village : $25 - $35 / 2 person
For guests who are interested in OMunity’s mission and activities (additional information available on (website hidden) or OMunity's website), we also offer an all-inclusive stay for only $108 per person ( $ 45overnight fee already included ). Untouched by tourism, we provide the unique opportunity to stay in a rural Balinese community and to interact with weavers, farmers, craftsmen, Hindu priests and many other locals. Included with each night’s stay are three homemade traditional Balinese meals per day and a full program ranging from massages, a guided trip to Bali’s largest waterfall 7 Sacred Chakra, visits to some of Northern Bali’s beautiful black sand beaches, traditional Balinese dance, guided yoga meditation from highly experienced instructors, religious ceremonies in the village, Balinese festivals throughout the year, offering making, trekking through the jungle and mountains, exploring the village’s local rice paddies etc.
About OmUnityBali: The idea came to involve tourists in Balinese cultural and religious life by providing the opportunity for tourists and villagers to interact in this beautiful and peaceful setting. In addition to the mutual benefits of cultural exchange, the young population of Sudaji can practice their language skills and enhance their potential for the future. This is truly a scheme enriching the lives of both tourists and locals, and will leave you with unforgettable memories.
15min to Singaraja; 20min to Lovina; 2hrs to Denpasar; 2hrs to Ubud; 4min walk to local village’s rice paddies; 10min drive to Sacred Chakra waterfall (2.5hrs hike)
Contact Putu for a package to meet your budget and discuss further details. For more information about OMunity Bali visit (website hidden) or visit us on (website hidden).
Other Things to Note
we will introduce and share to the guest culture and traditional of our village
A cleaning staff comes in daily to tidy up, make beds and bring fresh towels.
Putu and Zanzan were the most amazingly warm, welcoming, hospitable hosts, making you feel like part of the family, catering to your needs, and above all creating amazing bamboo cottages for you to stay at. I strongly advise getting breakfast/lunch/dinner packages as the food is unbelievably tasty and cooked by Zanzan's mother. I miss the food so much! But staying here extends more than just another accomodation in Bali. It's about sustainability and looking after the real Bali for generations to come. In my opinion OMunity is the most real Bali experience you'll ever have and should be on top of your to-do list when you're in Bali!
This property is a real treat. We certainly were in the middle of a village with all the sights, sounds and smells to prove it! We were welcomed a by a range of Zan Zan and Putu's family members who guided us in the activities we were lucky enough to participate in. The main star was Zan Zans beautiful mum who cooked us the most delightful food for every meal during our stay. The rooms are rustic, beautiful and comfortable, there is a stunning pool and a lovely meditation/yoga space.
Staying in Zanzan's place is an exceptional experience. Beautiful localization, friendly people and delicious 100% organic food. Not very cheap but worth it! Zanzan's mother cooks incredible meals. Even if you are not vege you won't miss meat. Even the way meals are served is an art.
Our kids were in paradise, too. They enjoyed spring (!) pool very much.
During our 6-day stay we were very lucky to participate in wedding and cremation ceremonies that were in the village this time. Every night we were listening to ceremonial songs which was an amazing lullaby. It was clearly heard from our beautiful bamboo cottage. We miss it already!
Trekking to hidden waterfalls is a must! Unforgettable views on rice fields and forest.
Zanzan, thank you for a great time! And greetings from SuperBoy and Zuza, they call you already an uncle :)
Gede, thank you, too! You were great guide in a village.
처음에는 예약과정에서 2박동안 방3개를 예약한줄로 알았으나
당일날 뿌뚜에게서 전화가 와서 확인해보니 방1개를 예약하였던것
처음에는 당황하여서 현장에 도착해서 뿌뚜와 논쟁이 좀 있었지만,
뿌뚜는 좋은사람 이였습니다.
우리의 상황을 이해해주고 비록 1박뿐이였지만 편안하게 지낼 수 있도록 최선을 다해 배려해주었습니다.
또한 뿌뚜가 가지고 있는 패키지 프로그램(마을아침시장, 깃깃폭포,조식, 등..)은 너무나 환상적이여서 정말 잊지 못할 것 같습니다.
너무나 아름다운 추억이었지만
숙소는 사실 모기물리기에 취약하고 위생적으로는 조금 부족합니다.
하지만 웰컴드링크 및 웰컴티, 훌룡한식사, 훌룡한 패키지프로그램
이 있어서 충분히 추천할 만 합니다.
Zan Zan and Putu were great host! Friendly, helpful, funny... they really made us feel like home! The facility was nice and comfortable. We're not a fan of vegetarian food but I love all food made by Zan Zan's mother and Putu, delicious :). Unfortunately we didn't have to much time to stay longer and we were regret about that, we'll come back next time for more experience :) Thanks so much Zan Zan and Putu!!
It was so wonderful being in that wonderful place, silence and the green around. I enjoyed have shared lots of wonderful moments with all of you, the good and healthy food cooked by Putu. I still don't realize that I'm back in a very different culture :(
A very big and from the deepest of my heart : Thank you. You were perfect and a wonderful family for sharing Christmas and New Year's Eve together.
Putu and Zanzan are excellent hosts. They'll really make you feel like part of the family. I was the only guest for most of my stay- they made sure I never had a meal alone and invited me to join the community for a special holiday ritual. When they couldn't take me to the Seven Chakras waterfall, they arranged for a relative to go with me.
The bamboo hut was just like the pictures, and the grounds were quiet and peaceful. I found it very relaxing, but it is going back to nature- there was a frog who sat on my door every morning. Take shower shoes or extra flip-flops for the outdoor bathroom and be patient if the water goes out- it happens in the villages sometimes.
In keeping with the Omunity philosophy, there are no locks on the door, but my luggage lock was enough to make me feel secure about leaving my valuables. The compound is gated and situated in the larger family compound, so everything is very safe. The bed was comfortable.
I took the full-board package. The food is both tasty and very healthy. It's local vegetarian cuisine, with a different variety of dishes at every meal.
The included excursions were enjoyable and informative- in addition to the waterfall I was taken to see the palm-water man, cows at the organic fertilizer factory, and around the village to see the jungles and farms. The schools were on holiday or I'd have gone to visit the children and see the local education system- next time for sure.
Overall, I truly enjoyed my stay, and especially getting to know Putu, Zanzan, and their family. North Bali was just the escape I needed. I hope to return soon!
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About the Host, Putu
Hello, my husband Zanzan and I are passionate about connecting friends and guests from all around the world with the beauty and potential that our rural Balinese village has to offer. After working in the hospitality business for many years (i.e. The Ritz-Carlton, Hilton, Arma Group and Fivelements), Zanzan now devotes his time to his hometown Sudaji in Northern Bali. Organic farming, more effective trash removal systems, the many benefits of yoga meditation, and the importance of the English language to our youth are among the numerous projects that he is invloved in.
As native Balinese, we love welcoming new friends into our home and doing whatever we can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.