Need to know where to stay in Sidemen Bali? Look no further. This guide will show you the luxury, mid-range and budget options for this amazing region.
The Sidemen Valley is an untouched paradise in the East of Bali. Imagine trekking through lush rice fields, marvelling at unobstructed views of the mighty Mount Agung and chatting with friendly locals. Here you will experience the authentic Balinese culture and understand why it’s such a treasured island.
East Bali is full of picture-perfect hotels and bamboo villas and remains one of my favourite places in Bali. Do yourself a favour and put it on your next Bali itinerary.
East Bali Accommodation Guide: Best Sidemen Bali Hotels
LUXURY EAST BALI ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
Looking to splurge for your stay in Sidemen Valley? These are my top recommendations for a luxury stay.
Located in Selat, just a few minutes north of the Sidemen Valley, on the side of a ravine with flowing river and rice fields, is Camaya Bali. Undoubtedly one of the most popular destination villas in the whole of Bali.
Camaya is home to 4 individual bamboo villas and 1 traditional Balinese dwelling. The bamboo villas are where you will want to be and consist of the Suboya (the original), Butterfly, Pyramid, and Lotus houses. The construction is mainly bamboo and each villa has a unique offering.
You will undoubtedly want to get the classic hanging net shot here, so I would opt to book the Suboya house. It comes complete with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms including a fantastic outdoor shower, firepit, pool, and picturesque kitchen area.
WHERE | Camaya Bali, Indonesia
BUDGET | $$$
Samanvaya Luxury Resort and Spa
The luxury adult-only resort of Samanvaya is located in the heart of the Sidemen Valley. The property is made up of individual air-conditioned bungalow style accommodations, 2 infinity pools, cocktail bar, restaurant, yoga shala and spa. The service here is also impeccable. Samanvaya is one of my favourite places to stay in Sidemen Bali.
The bungalows come equipped with a mini bar, fridge, outdoor bathroom, cozy and comfortable beds and a small porch. As this is a luxury resort, the quality of the amenities are top notch. They also offer guided excursions to local waterfalls and rice fields.
Grab a cocktail at the bar at sunset and muse over the rice fields right out front of the resort. The cocktails are strong so beware! Then, book yourself a spa treatment, I recommend the Balinese massage and facial, and head off to lalaland.
BUDGET | $$$
Wapa Di Ume Sidemen
Just down the road from Samanvaya is the grounds of Wapa Di Ume Sidemen. If you are looking for a resort stay, Wapa Di Ume is a great Sidemen Bali hotel option. The resort houses 17 individual bungalows.
The resort also offers a lounge + bar, and a special local cooking class experience can be arranged with reception. An open-air spa overlooking the rice fields also offers the quintessential flower bath Instagram moment. This East Bali accommodation has a lovely wedding venue, as well.
Stay in their 1 bedroom private pool villa for a special occasion.
WHERE | Wapa Di Ume Sidemen, Bali
BUDGET | $$$
MID-RANGE EAST BALI ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
These mid-range hotels will give you the most value for places to stay in Sidemen Bali.
Along the same lines as Camaya, Hideout is one of those places you have to visit on any trip to Sidemen Bali Indonesia. This single bamboo villa is nestled in nature and has the lovely sound of a river flowing right out front.
A perfect place to get away with a loved one or to get some alone time and just listen to nature and immerse yourself in the authentic life of the Balinese.
The bamboo house comes complete with an open floor plan with one large bedroom upstairs and bathroom and kitchen on the group floor. Laze the day away in the hammock with a good book and a glass of wine.
WHERE | Hideout Bali, Indonesia
BUDGET | $$
Bird Hills Bamboo House
A simple, quaint dwelling in the hills of Sidemen, Bird Hills is the ultimate getaway for the poets, the calm seekers, and the couples looking for privacy.
The full bamboo structure features a large patio/balcony for looking out on the rice fields and hills of Sidemen. This Sidemen Bali hotel also comes equipped with a small kitchen and outdoor bathroom.
Wake up for sunrise and either sip your coffee on the balcony or Immerse yourself in nature and spend some time in the garden, lounging in the hammock.
WHERE | Bird Hills Bamboo House, Bali
BUDGET | $$
Patal Kikian Villas
Want the combination of Balinese hospitality and an epic view of Mount Agung? Patal Kikian Villas is your place. The individual deluxe villas here are constructed in a traditional Joglo style with Javanese wood and concrete features.
But, what makes this place truly special, is the large infinity pool with an unobstructed view of the mighty volcano. Sit at the water’s edge at sunrise and experience a quintessential Balinese experience that will stick with you forever. Spend the day lazing in the many sun loungers that accompany the infinity pool.
The restaurant here provides authentic Indonesian food, and breakfast is included in your stay.
WHERE | Patal Kikian Villas, Bali
BUDGET | $
This single bamboo villa is nestled into the rice paddies of the Sidemen Valley floor. It features a large 2 story bamboo construction that comes complete with a kitchenette, bathroom with shower facilities, and complimentary wifi.
Veluvana features a large stone pool for refreshing from a day of cycling around the quaint Sidemen villages or hiking through the rice fields. On a clear day, you can also spot the mighty Mount Agung, from the pool’s edge.
This Sidemen Bali hotel also has onsite breakfast available.
WHERE | Veluvana Bali Bamboo House, Bali
BUDGET | $$
Laputa ‘Bamboo Castle in the Sky’ Villa
Welcome to the best view in Bali and one of the top places to stay in Sidemen Bali. Laputa is a full bamboo construction built by a Japanese architect. Laputa means ‘castle in the sky’ in Japanese which is a perfect way to describe this villa.
The views from Laputa are absolutely epic. They consist of unobstructed views of Mount Agung, the entire Sidemen Valley, all of east Bali towards the southern coastline, and even the Bukit Peninsula. The villa has 270-degree views. Sunrise over the volcano and sunset over the peninsula are breathtaking.
The villa itself features a central open-air living room, with 2 separate open-air bedrooms. In true Balinese fashion, the bathroom is situated outdoors and has a shower.
Since this villa is located on the top of a mountain, the trip up is very steep. If you come on a scooter, one person may need to walk the distance if you have heavy luggage. There is also staff on hand to assist with this.
Indonesian food is served from a local warung and can be made to order whenever you please.
WHERE | Laputa Bali, Indonesia
BUDGET | $$
BUDGET EAST BALI ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
If you are looking to make your cash last, here are my recommendations on places to stay in Sidemen Bali that won’t break the bank.
Darmada Eco Resort
Darmada Eco Resort offers a unique experience for visitors to Sidemen Valley. The owners of Darmada believe in the philosophy of being in harmony with nature, and put sustainability at the forefront of everything they do.
The resort is located in the rice fields of Sidemen Valley and features a small variety of villas with views of the Unda River. You can also see the active volcano Mount Agung from the property. Named after the holy springs nearby, Darmada Eco Resort offers an onsite restaurant that can cook for Indonesian and western diets alike. Local activities such as trekking and rafting are available upon request.
As one of the budget options for places to stay in Sidemen Bali, it has great value.
WHERE | Darmada Eco Resort, Bali
BUDGET | $
Set in the hills of the Sidemen region of Bali, Sweet Escape is a great budget option. It offers a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and common area. A great spot for young travelers or those looking to spend less and be able to explore everything that Sidemen have to offer.
Spend some time hanging out in the garden reading a book or doing some yoga in the onsite shala.
WHERE | Sweet Escape, Bali
BUDGET | $
ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR EAST BALI TRIP
With any trip, it’s always a good idea to prepare and bring a few items that will make your experience better. Here are my recommendations:
DAY PACK | I travel with my WANDRD backpack, it comes with a compartment for your camera and tons of space for all your other goodies
MIRRORLESS CAMERA | If you want to invest in something other than your camera phone (the newest phones have great cameras by the way), I purchased the Sony A7iii with a Sigma 24-70mm 2.8 lens. Couldn’t be happier.
REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE | Let’s help save our planet from plastic pollution and carry around a reusable water bottle instead. I love my Swell water bottle as it stays cold for 24 hours and is lightweight. A LARQ water bottle would also fit the bill and has water purifying technology built right in.
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