“Simply Wonderful!”

Our stay at Villa Semadhi was the highlight of a month long trip to Bali. The spacious villa was perfect for our family of five adults and two children. We took a trip to Menjangan Island and also went horseriding. The rest of the time was spent luxuriating in the serene atmosphere at the villa!

Pemuteran is a nice quiet place, but with plenty of activities if one so chooses. A special mention must go to Putra the manager who has the perfect blend of friendliness and discretion. We never felt pushed to do anything other than relax!

I am a fussy traveller and don't write reviews as I rarely stay somewhere twice! I can truly say that I cannot wait to return to Villa Semadhi to stay longer next time.

Our 7 days at Villa Semadhi was the dream that we had hoped for our family Christmas holiday with 3 children in their early 20s. We were looking for somewhere to spend quality time in a relaxed atmosphere and the Villa provided the perfect location.


The Permuteran district is laid back and friendly allowing easy access to local villages, markets, farming, snorkeling and travel to the nearby mountains. However, the highlight was the hospitality of Putra and his staff at the Villa providing a delicious selection of traditional Balinese dishes and organising cooking lessons, massages, yoga, boat and bike rides, sunrise walks, various trips and filling every need unobtrusively.


The relaxing Balinese huts, infinity pool, serene beach, clean and spacious rooms, perennial warmth and afternoon thunderstorms provided the ideal variety for a memorable holiday. A special memory will be the family boat ride at sunset on Christmas night. We will definitely return with the extended family soon. A huge thank you to all at Villa Semadhi as well as Jane for having the Villa available for all to appreciate.

The villa is very lovely. It is beautifully decorated, the grounds are immaculate. Putra, the manager, does a great job. He helped us plan several excursions. About 2 km from the villa my boys were able to set sea turtles back in the sea. They are still talking about it, although it didn't take very long. In Lovina about 45 minutes away you can swim with dolphins at a local hotel. We went on a wonderful trek though the local farms, it was not only lovely, but very educational.

My boys also make a camp fire on the beach. They are 9, 7, and 4. They all said what a wonderful vacation they had. I would not hesitate to stay here again. It is a ways from the airport, but from what I saw of Kuta it is well worth the drive. The house is very clean. The rooms are huge, each with a king sized bed and a trundle bed. The outdoor bathrooms were great. Loved taking a shower in the morning with the birds chirping and the sun shining. The food was great and very reasonable. Thanks again to all the staff for making our stay wonderful.

“Absolutely perfect”
I don't even know where to begin my review of this property, but I'll try.

I went to Villa Semadhi for 4 days with some friends. We thought we had lucked out because when booking our trip, the villas we had originally wanted were full, so to us, Villa Semadhi was the next best thing. Well, little did we know.

I have been living in Jakarta for 2 years and have travelled a fair bit around Indonesia. I am always gob smacked by the price of accommodation and wonder what I'll be getting for my money. More often than not, I am disappointed. Villa Semadhi definitely restored my faith in the Indonesian holiday.

The minute we stepped into the grounds, we were all speechless and we were struck by the idyllic beauty of the property. There was something so special about the place that truly for the first 30 minutes or so, I couldn't speak. It was really really something.

Semadhi is a private villa, the rooms are wonderful each with an adjoining walk in robe and further ensuite and outdoor shower. They are big and roomy and very very comfortable. The garden has a lovely Zen quality I guess with numerous places and daybeds to relax on. The horizon pool beside the ocean is stunning and long enough to do laps in, the beach is safe and gorgeous. Putra and his staff are friendly and ever so helpful. The villa is so low key but tasteful and beautifully appointed. The youngest in our party was 6, the oldest over 60 and there was something for everyone. No one was bored. You can hike, visit temples (by foot), snorkel nearby, enjoy the restaurants, kayak using the villa's kayaks.... I tend to need a lot of action and adventure on a holiday but for the first time, I didn't want to leave the villa. I just wanted to soak it all in and relax.

We unfortunately only had 3 nights at Semadhi. We all agreed that if we hadn't prebooked flights and accommodation to Gili Trawangan, we surely would have extended our stay at the Villa. I cannot wait to return for another holiday to Villa Semadhi. It can't come soon enough.

“Just Wonderful!”

We stayed at Villa Semadhi for four nights as part of a family trip to Bali to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday.
I have to say that Villa Semadhi was the highlight of that trip!

We were a group of four adults and two teenagers; there should have been another couple and their daughter who did not make it due to the Air Australia/ Strategic Airline debacle. We had the whole Villa to ourselves and it really was a piece of paradise.

Villa Semadhi is right on the beach, surrounded by a beautiful walled tropical garden. The main villa has three bedrooms all with ensuites; the main suite is huge with a separate dressing room and a large outdoor bathroom with a huge sunken bathtub. There is another building with a beautiful semi open dining area surrounded by a lotus pond and a pavilion room upstairs with beautiful views over the garden and the Bali Sea. The pavilion room has wooden shutters on three sides that open right up to take full advantage of the views and sea breezes.

There is a lovely infinity pool at the bottom of the garden adjacent to the beach. Behind the pool is a beautiful bale with a large day bed, ideal for reading, relaxing and massages. Also in this section is a cool water Jacuzzi, which is very refreshing on a hot day! Just in front of the pool is bale/gazebo with a table and seating which is right next to the beach; we had our breakfasts served here most mornings.

The villa looks beautiful in the photos on the website and on TA but it is one of those rare places where the reality is actually much better than the pictures. The old adage "the photos don't do it justice" is certainly true in the case of Villa Semadhi.

The staff are wonderful. Ketut and Kadek looked after us particularly well always smiling and nothing was too much trouble. Jero the cook is fantastic. The food was amongst the best we had in Bali; very tasty, beautifully presented and reasonably priced. We had the vast majority of our meals at the villa because it was so good, tasty and convenient. We were given a complimentary evening meal on our first night which was very much appreciated after our long trip from Sanur that day. The gardeners did an excellent job, the grounds were immaculately clean tidy and manicured. The lawn was extremely soft, springy and green.

Putra, the villa manager was very pleasant and could arrange anything you need during your stay. He speaks excellent English.
There is plenty to do in the Pemuteran area (if you can drag yourself away from Villa Semadhi's beautiful grounds!) especially if you are into scuba diving or snorkeling. Some of our group did Scuba diving at Pemuteran Bay then a day trip to Menjangan Island with Reef Seen Diving for more Scuba diving and snorkeling. Reef Seen also have a Turtle Hatchery and release programme which is worth a look.

Another worthwhile activity is a visit to Atlas Pearls pearl farm about 5 km east of Pemuteran. They have a pearl jewelry showroom, a theatre that shows the process of pearl farming and an actual demonstration of seeding an oyster and harvesting pearls from an oyster. You can also walk out on the long jetty to see where the oysters are actually farmed in the bay.

We also enjoyed massages on site at the Bale near the pool, thanks Dewi you are a great masseuse! We even enjoyed a Yoga session in the beautiful gardens overlooking the Bali Sea, I could not imagine a more perfect location for this activity and the ambience was amazing!

The villa has a boat that can take you out for sailing or snorkeling, we did not use this but we did use the kayak provided for early morning paddles as the sun came up.
We booked the stay through Villa Semadhi's own website and had prompt and friendly communication with Jane, one of the owners via e-mail. Jane was very kind, helpful and obliging during the booking process. Jane arranged drivers to get us to Pemuteran and back to Ubud.

All in all Villa Semadhi is just wonderful! Thank you to all the staff once again. We will be back!

Our recent stay in Villa Semhadi was a chance to catch up with friends from Germany, our party which consisted of four adults and one 20 month child were greeted on arrival by Putra and as we walked to the villa through the gate into the gardens we were transported into a garden haven. The villa and gardens are beautifully kept and a delight to stay in.

The staff were so helpful and nothing was a problem, from food for our toddler to our own Gin and Tonic at 5.30 which arrived every evening.

I would suggest eating in at Villa Semhadi as the food is great, with a great variety, which can sometimes be a problem when staying in villas, but not at Villa Semhadi, the BBQ is great and eaten on the beachfront as the sun sets is pure indulgence and the making of memories.

I would stay again tomorrow if given the chance.
Once again thanks to Putra and all the staff, including Komang the boat captain for a truly great time.

Bali's best side!

This was our fourth trip to Bali, the second with our entire family of five, and Villa Semadhi offered the best combination of relaxation, luxury, and activities we ever experienced.

After a 4 hour car ride through the centre of Bali, we arrived at Villa Semadhi a bit worse for wear. As we walked into the compound, we were amazed at the lovely vista - the gardens and infinity edge pool, and the sparkling ocean edged by a black sand beach with views of the volcanos of Java beyond.

Putra and his lovely staff took care of us extremely well. Putra helped us plan and arrange our days, which were a mix of activity and relaxation. This included hiring of a scooter, massage, snorkelling off the villa's boat, at the bio-reef to see the reef recovery project and its amazing progress first hand, diving with an excellent local dive shop, Kubuku. The diving with Putu at Mengangan Island was the highlight of the trip for my daughter and I, while my wife and other two children snorkelled.

We enjoyed the cooking immensely and ate almost every meal at Semadh - so fresh and creatively cooked with a range of local spices. Putra even arranged a birthday cake and candles for my 14 year old daughter's birthday, with only a day's notice. It was a lovely touch.

Our itinerary was for one week at Villa Semadhi, followed by a second week in Ubud. We found ourselves wishing we planned for two weeks at Semadhi as we truly were able to relax and unwind. Even my wife, who dragged her work with her, was able to handle e-mails in the morning given the excellent internet access, and then participate in the activities of the day, including exploring some of the local temples by scooter, or just reading a book in the bale.

Permuteran, Mengangan and Villa Semadhi, along with the sister villa, Wilali, are literally on the "other side” of Bali, but this relatively less well known part of Bali is truly worth exploring. We will go back and will plan to stay longer next time.


Perfect place for those who look for a confortable and relaxing atmosphere, in a quiet area of Bali.
Don't expect to do some shopping there, just see nature.

You have a range of activities/tours to do, arranged by the manager. You can either choose to have a walk by the beach to Permuteran village, where you have some resorts where you can have a drink or even lunch. The area is dryer than other parts of the island, so in Bali National Park side there is more mangrove (seaside) or tropical dry forest - for those who like trekking. Staying at the villa is a good choice for those who like snorkeling and diving - Permuteran, Mejangan Island (where the coral is really fantastic).

The villa is fully serviced, depending on your needs, the team is very kind and helpful. We highly recommend the food, which is one of the best and more tasty we had in Bali.

Best relaxing holiday experience!

This July, we stayed at villa Semadhi with 2 families. We had done a lot of research on the internet last year and booked early as we wanted a care free holiday.

I can say we are very happy with our choice.It was my third trip to Bali and this is by far the best place we have been. The villa and grounds are large and have a wonderfull atmosphere. Putra the manager is great at organizing whatever you need and also great fun. Jero is an excellent cook Each day we discussed what we wanted for dinner and all meals were little events. The staff is very warm and pleasant, You simply feel welcome and at home. Rooms are very clean and I very much enjoyed our huge outdoor bathroom.

We used the boat several times to go snorkeling and fishing. The biorock project in the bay is amazing and excellent for snorkeling. There are nice spots on the beach there to relax and have a drink. On one late return by boat, we had a beautifull sunset. Magical to see the sun going down behind the vulcanoes on Java and watch the mountains from the sea. We will be back .

“Above (high) expectations”
We organized a family trip (10 adults & 6 children from 6 months to 6 years old) to Pemuteran and rented Villa Semadhi & Villa Wilali which are only separated by a wall with access through the beach and shared staff.

I only received 1 complaint about this trip to Pemuteran: why did we stay only 4 nights???
Could have spent 2 weeks here.

Gorgeous villas, on the beach (which is beautiful), great pools & gardens (haven for families with kids!). Lots of things to do (diving / snorkeling at Menjangan, day trip to Kawah Ijen in Java, and... just enjoy the villas). Great staff (Hi Pak Putra!!!) and best food during our whole 4-week trip. Super nice baby sitters came every day, massages by the beach... just paradise!

Thanks again and kind regards to Jane & Cisca (the owners who really helped organize the trip & make sure you enjoy every day of it).