When I'm burnt out from work I get the Darmada feeling. It's the perfect place to recharge. I always come away with a feeling of calm & all challenges ahead of me become minor. Staff make everything simple, easy. Exceptional staff, location & service.
Darmada is a hidden eco-conscious resort that is designed to be part of the surrounding landscape and community. Nestled on the side of the river and tucked under the mountains, the resort sits on a large plot of land managed through permaculture principles and based on the Balinese ideals of Tri Hita Kirana. Based on these principles, the owner has limited the number of buildings so it really feels as though you are surrounded by space and privacy. Walking the grounds you can check out the various crops and plants cultivated on the land, which are used in the home-cooked food at the open air dining/kitchen area. Or wile away an afternoon by the river and enjoy meeting some folks from the surrounding village. And enjoy one of the most refreshing swims you can imagine in clear in the clear, cool spring water fed pool surrounded by trees. Our room was beautifully designed and comfortable, with a front porch area, large bed with mosquito net canopy, outdoor shower and a great back porch space with a hammock by the stream for more lounging and reading time! Internet is only available from the hotel in the common areas, but the Telkomsel signal is strong - would be a great place to work remotely or for writing retreat.…
Beautiful little resort, good attention to detail in all aspects. Cleanliness and the service at the resort are excellent. The surroundings of the resort with the river and the rice field nearby are amazing. Activities available through the hotel.
On a recent 2 week trip with friends to celebrate a 60 th birthday we had our last few days at this very relaxing resort. Rooms very private setting with creek running at front balcony where we could read in a hammock. Back balcony provided area to enjoy our morning tea/coffee tray with peaceful view to nature. Restaurant meals small selection but all western & Indonesian tried we could not complain about. Pool on site very peaceful place. Staff extremely welcoming & supportive, arranged massages of fantastic quality. Walk to Sideman central an interesting 40 min on incline & 20 min return trip. Unfortunately not enough time for trekking & rafting offered by resort but we will return with more time next time.
We didn’t stay at the resort but came here for lunch on the recommendation of one of my partner’s customers. The food was excellent - we ordered the Nasi Campur. The flavours were great and not toned down. Our driver had the Gado Gado and said it was delicious too. Recommend this restaurant if you are in or around Sidemen. The location next to a river is very tranquil and the stuff were really friendly.
We visited Sideman to get out of the busy streets of Bali and get back to nature. Well it didn't disappoint and Darmada Eco Resort was definately a highlight for us. We were only there 2 nts but felt like we had been there for many days as we were so relaxed. The surroundings are beautiful and we loved our Colonial style room. They have one restaurant that serves lovely food and it was a nice surprise to wake up and find a pot of hot water and tea and coffee which had been left outside our room. I took many pictures here and around Sideman..so beautiful and picturesque.
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Darmada Eco resort last week. The staff were unbelievably friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them - we always felt so well looked after. Delicious, organic food made daily, spotless room and great activities to book all made for a wonderful trip. We also met some great guests there too! Thanks Darmada for making our time in Sidemen so special :) Justin and Annika x
From the moment we arrived, we fell in love with this place. The gardens are very well maintained: this place has a high level of cuteness. The room we had was big, with a musquito net, and two (!) balconies: one in the front, where they bring daily complimentory tea, and one on the riverside with a hammoch to enjoy the water rushing by. The bathroom is outside and also lovely. We did a massage and it was great! We also rent a scooter and all is perfectly well organised. The food in this place is just superb. Whether it’s indonesian food or western: it’s very very good and tasteful. (Try the chocolate cake!) The people at Darmada take such a good care of their guests. They always think along with you and are very friendly. If you want to stay at a place close to nature and with good food; this is the place to be! …
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Darmada. We love staying in Sidemon and decided to stay somewhere where we hadn’t stayed before. Spring fed pool, beautiful natural landscape, river views and access from the grounds. The staff were wonderful also.. highly attentive, and caring. The restaurant was great too., we ended eating here for most of our meals even though we had rented a motorbike.. Five Stars!!
If you need to unwind, this is the place. A tranquil tropical paradise with a burbling river and croaking frogs, with beautiful gardens and wildlife. This resort is full of natural beauty. There is no need to leave as everything you need is here but they have friendly drivers and guides if you wish to explore the area. I can’t wait to return.