Our family of 6 stayed for 6 nights in early October. This was our ‘relaxing’ leg of our bali trip after spending 6 adventurous days in ubud. This place is paradise! We didn’t venture far. A few walks along the beach to Pemuteran to snorkel. The majority of our time was taken swimming in the pool and really relaxing. The villa is beautiful. All 6 of us were able to spread out. Puspa and his staff were fantastic. We ate at the villa for every meal and the food was delicious. Gin took the boys out for a bike ride to the surrounding temples and even took them to his home. The kids loved the day. Gin was super friendly and hospitable. We even booked the boat for an afternoon snorkel not far from the villa. We all loved this too. The highlight was being involved in a Hindu ceremony held in the temple on the villa grounds. We hung back initially, not wanting to impose. Jane and Bernard, the owners, soon had us joining in. We found sarongs for the kids so they could enter the temple and the staff and their families were more than happy for us to take part. It was a truly joyful and magical experience. One that will stay with us. Thank you to Jane, Puspa, Gin and all the staff for making our time in Pemuteran extraordinary!!

My wife and I have stayed at luxury hotels and villas all over the world and this is by far the nicest place we have ever stayed. Every detail is thought of and the service and support of the staff were excellent. It is 1000x better in person and truly a very special place. It's 3.5 hours from the airport which keeps the tourists at bay. We felt like we had a unique Ball experience and explored lots of the recommendations in the villa's to-do guide. This place is truly amazing - I have zero suggestions or complaints! We stayed for 2 weeks and I could have stayed 2 more!

This luxury villa is the best place you can stay in Pemuteran. Villa is comfortable and quiet. Staff is discreet, nice and very available. Everything is possible from the house : breakfast, lunch and dinner and you also can plan excursion to Menjangan Island and other places from the villa (free bikes are available). You can also simply rest at the villa and enjoy swimming pool, jacuzzi and massage.

Villa Semadhi was amazing! It offers everything you could want to make a perfect holiday. The property itself is beautiful and spacious, with a stunning pool, jacuzzi and garden leading straight onto the beach. Sitting on the sun chairs at the end of the garden under the shade of the trees, watching the local fishermen at sea with a cold beer in hand is a memory that will last a lifetime. The Villa has amazing, friendly staff who make the stay effortless. They have a lot of local knowledge and can arrange anything you might want to try. The snorkelling around the bay at Pemuteran on the Bio-Reef is incredible, only to be trumped by the reef wall on the trip to Menjangan Island, which is only a 15 minute drive away. It was like swimming in an aquarium. The area of Pemuteran is quiet with a very local feel, so much more relaxed than a lot of Bali these days. Go, you won't be disappointed, that's for certain. I would highly recommend Villa Semadhi with no hesitation at all.

The manager of the villa could not have more welcoming, even though our arrival was later than expected. The staff cooked wonderful breakfasts and dinners for us, and the food was fresh and delicious. The manager arranged all our transport for our daily activity. The villa was so beautiful and serene that we spent every afternoon on the property just relaxing, having a massage, swimming and playing Pétanque. While we spent most of our time outside, the inside of the house is also wonderful: great beds and bathrooms and so clean. It was an ideal vacation.

"Can I live here?"

I can go on and on, but the truth is simple..... This place had the best views, best property, amazing staff, great accessibility for exploring (super close to the monkey temple and others), and the food was SO good. They also hooked us up with a guide, Made, for snorkeling and other adventures who helped us communicate with the locals and find the best reefs and spots of Pemuteran. If you want to relax, get spa treatments, dine and enjoy good company... This is the spot. There were four couples staying and we felt there was plenty of space, plenty of everything. We're all very active but this place sucked us in immediately. We will definitely return to this magical place on the ocean! Thanks, Bernard!

“Villa Semadhi: paradise found!”

We stayed for two weeks in Villa Semadhi and we enjoyed every single moment: the house is beautifully designed and furnished with a great eye and sense for detail. Beside that, it's very comfortable with its large rooms and bathrooms. For example: we enjoyed very much our comfortable outdoor, walled bathroom with an amazing tree and beautiful big plants.
During day- and evening time the garden is the place to be: for every moment of the day you can find several comfortable places to read, meditate or just relax in the shadow of flowering trees, such as the amazing 'frangipani' (Plumeria). Furthermore there's a lovely breakfast/lunch/dinner pavilion in the garden, surrounded by a pond full of fairy tale waterlilies and fishes. We just sat down, had a nice Balinese Bintang beer and waited for the wonderful Balinese 'cuisine' to surprise us! We were absolutely spoiled by the very friendly staff, not only with delicious meals, but also with a bicycle whenever desired and other small attentions.

I should not forget to mention the infinity pool, which is very well placed within this tropical paradise garden: we swam with a lovely view on the ocean at one side and the beautiful house on the other!

As for the surroundings of the villa, they are also worth a close look: we found some interesting temples and even attended a service in one of them. Furthermore there are several beautiful resorts at about 10 min. cycling. We were very welcome to walk around and take a look and pictures and to have a nice lunch or dinner at the beach. Every resort has its own character, so we visited them all! We also found some nice little giftshops and small 'warungs' (little restaurants). At last we made a very special trip to Menjangan Island by boat, where we went snorkling and saw the most amazing fishes and other creatures.

Last but not least we were truly touched by the unbelievable friendliness of the Balinese people: everybody smiles, says 'hello' or even asks where you're from and if you like Bali. Never before we met such friendly and open people!

No surprise: we truly and very enthusiastically recommend this villa and give it five stars!

“Love at first sight”

We were completely wowed when we first arrived and with each passing day we loved the villa and Pemuteran even more. My recommendation is to stay for as long as you can. It keeps getting better and better as you completely relax and settle into the vibe of the area.

The entire staff is lovely and they take care of everything for you. They prepare beautiful meals and arrange for transportation, tours and massages. The food was always fresh, nutritious and delivered with a smile. There are a number of other dining options in Pemuteran and some provide transportation. We had all but one dinner at the villa, it was just too hard to pull ourselves away.

Originally I chose Pemuteran because we love to dive/snorkel and were eager to explore the waters around Menjangan island. The villa manager organized trips to the island for us and Menjangan definitely lives up to its reputation. We went out with Sea Rovers and highly recommend. We also enjoyed going on Villa Semadhi's boat to snorkel the nearby Bio-Rock project.

We were surprised to learn that Pemuteran has more to offer than a launching point for great diving and snorkeling. There are 4 interesting temples nearby (2 within easy walking distance and another 2 a short drive away). We were virtually the only tourists at these temples and enjoyed observing local traditions and ceremonies. The 2 closest temples (Puri Pulaki and Pura Pabean) are also home to many monkeys. Pura Pabean overlooks the picturesque coast and we walked there one evening and watched a beautiful sunset. The villa driver took us to Melanting temple which is large and impressive. We also went to a beautiful small temple in the jungle which is shaded, cooler & an ideal spot for meditation & relaxation. They probably don't see many tourists here but we were warmly welcomed.

We were fortunate to meet Bernard (villa owner along with his wife Jane). He is developing a new residential/resort community in a neighboring village. Construction is underway and we toured the site. We are very impressed with his vision for the community and the surrounding area. The project is called Sumberkima Hill. The location is beautiful offering ocean, mountain and valley views. I recommend visiting if you're in the area and/or checking out the website sumberkimahill.com

Bali is an interesting and gorgeous island and we particularly love this northwest corner. We rarely repeat a destination but will return here again and again.


We were a group of 7 adults. All had been to Bali quite a few times and decided to do something different and take a look at another side of Bali other than Kuta. Villa Semadhi arranged a driver, Made, to pick us up at our hotel in kuta. From the moment we arrived at Villa Semadhi we were in for the treat of our lives. The Villa is just spectacular. All bedrooms have their own special appeal, also being very clean and spacious. The grounds are very well kept and the attention to detail everywhere is second to none.


Putra, the manager was always happy to oblige any request. He took us at 5.30am for a walk to the top of the mountain to see sunrise. He arranged Babi Guling for us, which was cooked in the local village and Putra then carved it for us. Jero is an amazing cook and we were very satisfied after our meals. Putra arranged for us to go to Mengangin Island snorkeling. We also found time to have massages in the massage pavilion at the Villa and just sit and relax around the horizon pool and ponder. We only stayed 4 nights, but would love to stay more so we could have done more in our time.

We quite literally just returned from Bali and the Villa Semadhi yesterday - we booked our return next year before we even left. What can I say - bidding everyone at the Villa a fond farewell was rather difficult and I do say we shed a few tears. We spent 15 days at the Villa, it was everything we had expected and MORE ---- way way more. It was decided that we wanted to stay away from the south side but feared everything would be a "trek" but took the chance and went with it - we could not have been happier with our decision. Every day brought renewal to our souls, whether trekking through the rice terraces or doing absolutely nothing but reading and being a lounge lizard - there was never a moment that went by that we did not thoroughly enjoy.
We have stayed at a variety of different types of establishments but nothing compares to the hospitality and generosity the staff shared with us. Putra, the villa manager - was amazing - he never failed us and many times went beyond the call of duty to ensure our stay was comfortable - evening waking up at 5:30am personally, to take us on a hike to watch the sunrise (well - that got postponed due to the rain but STILL)! Jero is an amazing cook and she kept up with all the various request without ever blinking an eye and a smile on her face. The girls in the house - OUTSTANDING!!! We just fell in love with their bright cheery smiles and when one of my guest decided to get a little playful, they merrily played along with us. Made our "Drive Master" became a fast friend who we will miss dearly.

The villa was spacious and clean, beautifully decorated and you feel completely at home. I could just go on and on...but this is one experience you would not want to miss. We look forward to returning year after year.