SIDEMEN & EAST BALI

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Make a difference in Bali by doing what you like best

Just like many other holiday accommodations around the globe we hardly have seen any visitors this year but, as probably many accommodations in Bali, we too have received a few messages from bloggers and influencers which offered to us their collaboration. Today let us turn that around, so read on to find out what we are offering to all those lucky enough to be in Bali these days. Your stay can make a difference to some of those lovely balinese people that are one of the main reasons we love this island so much. … Read More

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Rice fields in Sidemen with Mt. Agung in the background - 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

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Balinese children playing in the river near Villa Uma Dewi Sri - Cabins for rent - Sidemen - Bali - Indonesia

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

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Painting of two balinese women by Miguel Covarrubias and the first page of his book "Island of Bali". First published in 1937.

“Island of Bali” – Our favourite Bali Books

The Mexican painter Miguel Covarrubias visited Bali with his wife Rose two times in 1930 and 1933. His paintings and writing, together with his wife’s photographs reveal an intimate look into the live of the Balinese people and are testimony to the paradise that Bali was in those days. … Read More

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Rainy days rice field view in Sidemen

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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Trekking Sidemen - Sangkan Gunung Temple Circular Walk - Villa Umah Dewi Sri

Trekking Sidemen – Circular walk to Sangkan Gunung Temple

A wonderful, self guided trekking tour that starts directly from our holiday accommodation in Sidemen leading you through Balinese villages, along temples and rice fields and through shaded jungle. … Read More

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