Darmada is the most exciting place I've experienced in many Bali trips. It is the first step in a local sustainability and social development project. The owners want to assist local farmers to farm sustainably to grow their community, rather than selling their land to developers. This is but one of their plans. They are embracing permaculture principles in their organic vegetable gardens, which supply some of the produce for their riverside restaurant, also used for after school programmes for local school kids.
We loved the very reasonably priced food, and became return customers. The black rice pudding was the best I've had and I was able to get a lesson! Not just after school education.
Darmada's evolution will be enriching to watch and I'll certainly be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Darmada. Situated on the ridge of the river Unda, in Sidemen Valley. Darmada was created to preserve nature and a holy spring. Darmada is an unique Eco resort offering 7 bungalows on one and half hectare of gorgeous, natural land. We have a spring fed swimming pool and an open air dinning space with spectacular views of the river and mountains.The design of the rooms brings together,old Dutch and Balinese elements. Each room has either a king size or 2 single beds with mosquito nets. The bathroom is half open and has a hot water shower. All rooms have gorgeous handmade cement tiles.Relax and enjoy the stunning views from both the front and the back terrace. Warung Melita is our outdoor dining area. We serve local and some western food with a local touch. Here you can enjoy your breakfast,lunch,dinner or just a snack with the sound and views of the river Unda. It is also possible to order take away lunches or snacks. Come in for a cup of coffee or tea with a muffin or some Balinese offering cakes. Let us make you a picnic basket and be surprised. We buy our organcic ingredients locally. We use local grown coffee, cocoa, pineapple, vanilla, eggs, coconuts, vegetables and meat. We have also started our own organic garden and will serve this, when available.There is also free natural spring water available for refilling your drinking bottle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Darmada Eco Resort Sidemen, Bali