Sidemen is an absolute gem, a beautiful village surrounded by lush rice fields in the shadow of one of Bali’s highest mountains Mt. Agung. You’ll find yourself completely transported to another world here.
Vast green rice terraces, incredible views of the volcano Mt Agung and total peace and tranquillity is what you will experience in Sidemen.
The magnificent views and scenery that can be found here are incredible, but what really takes this location over the top is the chance to experience a completely different culture.
Sidemen Village is located in the Karangasem regency of East Bali tucked away in the mountains, just a short drive from the main tourist areas. It takes about an hour and a half to get to Sidemen from the international airport or one hour from Ubud.
The cheapest and best way to explore Sidemen is by scooter however the roads are less developed, windy and hilly so take extra caution. Since Sidemen is remote you cannot get GoJek or Grab out there.
If you prefer not to ride a scooter the only way to get around is by hiring a driver and your hotel can arrange this for you.
Wapa Di Ume is the best place to stay in Sidemen! Located amongst stunning lush rice terraces with a mountainous backdrop, this 5-star boutique resort has been rated the No. 6 Best Picture-Perfect Hotel in the World in 2021!
During our stay in Bali, we had the pleasure of experiencing the Lanai Room at Wapa Di Ume, which proved to be among the most exceptional accommodations we’ve encountered. These opulent rooms offer a regal king-sized bed, an indulgent deep-seated bathtub with awe-inspiring views, and a serene private balcony that overlooks the picturesque valley.
Not only do you get free breakfast you also receive a welcome drink, daily fruit basket, daily afternoon tea, a one-hour morning rice field trek and much more! Book your stay at Wapa Di Ume here.
Treat yourself with a spa package at Kapha Spa: you’ll never feel so relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated!
For a truly enchanting experience, indulge in the exquisite flower baths at Kapha Spa, where you’ll be immersed in an idyllic setting. Behold the breathtaking views of the lush rainforest and majestic mountains while surrounded by the soothing sounds of nature.
Wapa Di Ume Resort offers an optional morning trek through the beautiful rice fields, which is sure to be a highlight of your stay.
The walk takes place every morning at 7 am and lasts about an hour. It’s not difficult, but it does require some walking on uneven ground.
You’ll be led through the rice fields by a local who will explain the history and traditions of this important crop in the region. You’ll see how the locals grow their crops and harvest them, so if you’ve ever wanted to get a peek into how rice is grown, this is a great opportunity!
For the best Indian food and restaurant views in Sidemen dine at Ati’s Restaurant only a 6-minute walk from Wapa Di Ume Resort.
Apart from Indian, Ati’s Restaurant serves Western, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Balinese food. They offer a large selection of meals on their menu and choices for vegetarians and vegans.
Gembleng Waterfall provides a serene and secluded atmosphere due to its lack of popularity among tourists. The waterfall’s surroundings offer tranquil rock pools and stunning vistas of the jungle and rice paddies.
To reach the top, you’ll need to climb 60 stairs adjacent to the waterfall. Be cautious when navigating the rocks as they can be slippery when wet.
The waterfall features two rock pools, with the one located in the center offering the best view. Additionally, there are stairs leading to a concealed viewpoint at the top of the waterfall, providing breathtaking views of Sidemen.
La Montagne overlooks beautiful rice terraces with the volcano Mt Agung as an epic backdrop!
The view is breathtaking, especially when the clouds clear and you can see the outline of Agung in all its glory.
Sideman is an enchanting village surrounded by green rice fields and mountains. Experience a special world where you’ll find peace and a relaxed pace, among lush green rice terraces, and rainforests. With the above list of things to do in Sidemen, you will have the most magical experience there!