High above Lovina, Damai offers secluded and luxurious bungalows in lush tropical jungle grounds.
Classically elegant with hardwood furniture, rich fabrics and textures and local antiques plus all the mod-cons needed for a comfortable stay, this high-end boutique hotel has got it just right.
Widely spaced and varying in size from quite large to enormous, some rooms enjoy spectacular sea vistas and private infinity swimming pools, while others lack the views, but are surrounded by flourishing gardens. Magnificent outdoor bathrooms accommodate tubs and / or rain showers, some equipped with Jacuzzis. The swimming pool overlooking the valley is splendid but on the small side, however that’s a minor quibble, and if you go for a room with a private pool it won’t be a concern.
Innovative fusion cuisine is served at the outstanding restaurant, which is really worth visiting even if you’re not staying. It offers a daily set menu as well as a la carte (plus free pickup from the Lovina area) with fresh produce from the hotel’s own garden. Indulge in traditional pampering at the spa or get out and explore — local excursions can be arranged. Staff at Damai are friendly and professional. This is one of Bali’s best and we can’t fault this place, as it delivers more than it promises. It’s exceptional and worth every rupiah if it’s within your budget — you won’t be disappointed.
Address: Jalan Damai, Kayuputih (head inland at the 5-way intersection in Kalibukbuk)
T: (0362) 41008; F: (0362) 41009
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º2'39.32" E, 8º10'53.51" S
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Room rates: over 2,500,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
Seaview villa: US$310/$375.
|Private pool villa||US$410||US$485|
Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.
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