The Sidemen Valley
Despite the overdevelopment on Bali the Sidemen Valley in east Bali still has the feeling as if not much has changed. The small villages are surrounded by rice fields and agricultural land while people still tend to their fields, prepare ceremonies at the temples and head to the rivers for a bath towards the end of the day. All under the watchful eye of theimpressive and sacred volcano Mount Agung, the highest point on the island (3,031 m). The Balinese believe that Mount Agung is a replica of Mount Meru, the central axis of the universe and that the gods will descend to Bali from this mountain. You will have an unforgettable view of this the holiest mountain in Bali directly from our villa.
More and more travelers are discovering this tranquil place with it's stunning scenery, particularly nature lovers. Bali hiking trails and paths take you along rice fields, mountains, through the valleys of the Unda river and many coffee and cocoa plantations which dominate this area.You will find it very easy to just go for walks along the many paths and see things such as a duck herd guiding his flock, women carrying offerings to the nearby temple and children walking hand in hand from school. This is the real Bali!
The quickest way to reach Villa Sidemen is driving through Klungkung and from there taking the road to Sidemen. Another option is to take the steep road from Manggis to Putung with beautiful views of Candidasa and Padangbai. If you are coming from the east (Amed or Amlapura) then follow the signs to Selat and Besakih and then take the turn to Sidemen. Just give us a phone call or email us if you need help tofind us.
With all the rivers flowing through this area it is not surprising that Balis best rafting can be found here. Most of the rafting adventures start of at the nearby village of Rendang just 30 min from us. Rafting will give you the opportunity to get an exciting day but also to see Bali from a different angle.