Exploring Sidemen - Guide to Sidemen, Bali

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If you’re looking for a glimpse of rural Bali, Sidemen is the place to find it.

An hour’s drive east of Ubud, this quiet valley strings together traditional villages, rice terraces, and waterfalls.

And it’s relatively untouched by tourism. So, if the crowds and chaos of South Bali get too much, perhaps a country escape to Sidemen is in order.

Tip: Read our Sidemen experience here.

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Where to Stay in Sidemen , Bali

Slow development might mean fewer options, but there are still some stunning places to stay here!

Homestays, villas, and resorts are surrounded by lush greenery. Many boast infinity pools with a view, and prices are generally very reasonable. Some of the more upscale resorts have particularly beautiful lodgings with Bali-inspired spas on premise, too.

Luxury Hotels in Sidemen

Mid-Range Hotels in Sidemen

Budget Stays in Sidemen

Know Where to Go for Food and Drinks in Sidemen

Though you won’t find swish modern restaurants here, delicious local eats are easy to come by.

Warung (simple Balinese eateries) selling staples like mie goreng (fried noodles) and nasi campur (rice with assorted sides) offer views of rice paddies and jungle.

For more international fare, look within the hotel and villa compounds. You’ll find menus showcasing what’s local and seasonal, with vegetarian options alongside western dishes.

A couple of places offer good cocktails and sundowners in al fresco bars with rice-field views. Pure bliss!

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Things to Do in Sidemen

Most of the activities in Sidemen take advantage of the area’s natural beauty.

Rice field treks take in tropical fruit orchards, waterfalls, and temples. Many excursions include village tours with trips to see textiles being woven by hand on looms.

Others include workshops on anything from rice cultivation to basket weaving and making Balinese flower offerings. Take your pick!

Just over an hour’s drive north lies the active volcano of Mount Batur. If you’re feeling energetic, we highly recommend taking a sunrise hike to the top of Mount Batur. The views are astounding and eating eggs cooked on volcanic stones for breakfast is a lovely touch!

Tours and Activities in Sidemen

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