Bali Travel Tips

Best Restaurants in Sidemen: Asri Dining by Samanvaya

  Tucked away in the verdant landscapes is one of the best restaurants in Sidemen Valley. Asri Dining at Samanvaya Resort beckons you to embark on a culinary journey like no other in the area. Stepping into this gastronomic haven, … Read More

Your Essential Guide to Sidemen: Answering Your Top 5 FAQs

Welcome to the charming village of Sidemen in Bali, where you can experience beautiful rice terraces, cultural traditions, and peacefulness. As you prepare for your journey to this captivating destination, we want to help answer in this essential Guide to … Read More

Birds eye view from a ferry boat from Bali to Nusa Penida

How to Get to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan from Sidemen

The three islands, Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan, are special places in Indonesia that’ll give you all the beauty of Bali with half the crowds. The good news is that getting there from Villa Uma Dewi Sri in Sidemen is a walk in the park! So, let’s check out how to get to each island (and back) and what you can expect! … Read More

The river in Sidemen winding through the pristine jungle in Bali is one of the things to do in Sidemen

5 Best Things to Do in Sidemen, Bali

  Ahh, Bali! Year after year, travellers from around the world flock to the island for a chance to experience pristine beaches, lush jungles, and vibrant culture. Although Bali is a popular tourist destination, you can still find off-the-beaten-path locations … Read More

Infinity Pool at one of the best places to stay in Sidemen.

Where to Stay in Sidemen Bali: A Guide to the 5 Best Places to Stay in Sidemen

A trip to Sidemen, Bali is not complete without booking a stay at one of the best Sidemen, Bali hotel options. This guide offers five options that the everyday traveler can enjoy, from charming resort-like stays to relaxing options for … Read More

Rice fields in Sidemen with Mt. Agung in the background near Villa Uma Dewi Sri - Places to stay in Sidemen - Bali - Indonesia

Instead of Ubud go to Sidemen

The only regret that most people have that come the first time to Sidemen is that they haven’t stayed longer.

Since not long ago Sidemen used to be a one night stop for many that did go to or came from the Gili Islands via the harbour in Padang Bai. Yet Sidemen has so much to offer and many locals and Bali experts say that Sidemen is what Ubud used to be a 30 years ago. … Read More

Balinese children playing in the river near the hotel Villa Uma Dewi Sri in Sidemen

Bali off the beaten track

The fact that Bali is one of the world’s most famous resort islands doesn’t seem to make it a good choice for those wanting to escape the crowds. It indeed is a very touristy destination, attracting nearly 10 million visitors per year. But the big majority of the tourists that come to Bali only visits the hot spots. … Read More

A dark rainy day over the green rice fields in Sidemen. Rain clouds hanging over the dense jungle in the background.

How is the weather in Bali?

The short answer is: Bali is an all year round destination.

There are two main seasons in Bali. The dry season and the wet season. Usually dry season starts from April till late October and the wet season from November till March. … Read More

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