November 6, 2016

A RISKY BUSINESS

               

We have a big coconut palm at our entrance. A couple of times every year a climber, Gede Mertayasa, comes  to harvest the coconuts. He does it for free but gets the coc...

October 18, 2016

I read an article on news.com.au. This is exactly what we are trying to offer our guests in Villa Sidemen --- The real Bali:

For many Australians, a trip to Bali equates to slurping cheap cocktails by the beach in Kuta, dodging banana-crazy monkeys in Ubud and shopping...

October 2, 2016

4 FAMOUS PEOPLE

Megawati, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Roman Polanski

What do these persons have in common?

The president of Indonesia, 2 of the world’s most famous rock stars and a well known film director?

Most of you would probably say: Not much!

And I agree. Not much! 

But...

September 13, 2016

BAT SOUP,  ANYONE?

One of the favorite activities in Villa Sidemen is our walk to the rice fields just below us where we tell you many interesting things about rice fields and the life in Bali. One of the things that our guests are most surprised to hear about is the ba...

August 24, 2016

OUR HOME THEATRE

We have a home theatre with a 103”  screen and 156 of the top 250 movies from IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/chart/top), all on a hard disc. Here is the list:

  • 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)

                    Subtitle : English...

August 7, 2016

TRADITIONAL BALINESE COOKING CLASS

Discover the secrets of authentic Balinese food right here in Sidemen. You will experience shopping at our local morning market, trek through Sidemen's rice-paddies with amazing views and surroundings and pick your own vegetables from...

July 24, 2016

BREAKFAST WITH A VIEW

The mornings in Villa Sidemen are the best time of the day. Usually you will be able to see Mount Agung in its full glory, without any clouds obscuring the view and the early morning mist makes the landscape  magical as if it was a painting by Walt...

July 3, 2016

WHITE SAND BEACH

Our favorite beach in Bali is Pasir Putih ( White Sand Beach ) that is set about 1 hour from Sidemen. This beach is nothing like the crowded beaches in Kuta or Sanur in the south. It's a hidden away beach that is mentioned in most guidebooks but few peo...

June 6, 2016

TELAGA WAJA RAFTING, with rapids class II – IV, is considered to be the best white water river rafting in Bali and is becoming more and more popular among white water adventure rafting seekers in Bali. You need take about 2.5 hours to complete the 16 kilometer trip. Th...

May 22, 2016

THE ULTIMATE PLACE FOR YOGA

I think that Villa Sidemen is the ultimate place for yoga and many guests take the opportunity to practice yoga when they visit us.

Our yoga teacher is Jero Mangku, he is both a priest and a professional yoga instructor and a very likeable per...

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