What We Love
- Butlers/concierges mean seamless, intuitive service
- On a clear day, you can spy Javanese volcanoes across the shimmering Bali Sea
- Tours of the property’s temples and tales of its resident spirit, Dewa Ayu
What To Know
- Each villa is unique and holds from three to six people
- Three-hour airport transfer available for a surcharge
- Beaches are black sand and the nearest is a 10-minute drive away
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This intimate country inn’s award-winning formula is equal parts service, setting, and style: Six private villas — four of which have infinity pools — hide guests away in the jungle hills overlooking Bali’s north shore. Verdant grounds offer a pool, spa and tropical-garden patches while the plush, eclectic interiors and private verandas brim with Balinese antiques and handcrafted furniture. In the foodie destination of a restaurant, three-course daily-changing menus plumb the bounty of the on-site organic garden and nearby farm for modern riffs on Indonesian classics.
In the Area
Lovina may be famous for its dolphins — just try to dodge the touts and tchotchkes — but Bali’s scruffy, still-developing north shore offers plenty of the natural serenity that first drew backpackers to its black-sand beaches. The Damai can arrange guided temple tours and village trekking in nearby Kayu Putih’s terraced paddies. Or you can go it alone, following your nose to fragrant spice plantations and to Banjar Hot Springs, where carved stone dragon mouths spit soothing sulfurous water into two soaking pools. Golfers shouldn’t miss Bali Handara Kosaido, an iconic 18 holes inside an extinct volcanic caldera.
How to Get There
We stayed in Damai 12 days this year - last year one week, and we will come back!
The food is excellent - super breakfast and really great dinner - probably the best in Bali. The poolvillas are very beautiful and in the middle of a very beautiful nature. Very luxurious. Very quiet and you feel that you are almost alone in this luxury. Great place for children as well if you like to be together. The staff is very nice and give great service.
With over a 1,000 reviews for The Damai, anything I could add would probably be superfluous..but I guess everyone has their own perspective. Set in the slopes above Lovina, The Damai consists of villas discretely spread out over the grounds. We took a two bed pool villa, and it was (unpretentious) luxury personified, bar a couple of small hiccups with the air conditioning. The paths to get around may be tricky, given the relatively steep slopes, but a buggy service is available. Food ranged from good to excellent, sometimes a tad too salty but with some innovative tastes. Breakfast was from a menu, with more than enough choices to please. The spa was a simple yet functional structure built along the lines of a village house, with natural ventilation. And service was exceptional, with absolutely everyone warm, friendly and welcoming. The Damai is a little off the beaten track, but worth the sojourn.
In Denmark we go very much into "hygge", when we have to explain what that means, the word coziness is probably used most, but it is certainly what you get as a guest at the Damai. Even if you know there are other guests, you feel like you are the only ones who matter. the staff knows your name and is there for you without being on your neck. The food is quite something for itself, a Danish master chef has started the kitchen, but they still keep it at the highest level. So if you want luxury and Danish "cosiness" then this is the hotel for you
This hotel is a truly gem in Lovina beach with beautiful vilas, superb room and breakfast, and very friendly and helpful staff.
It is located 10 min ride from the Lovina beach and the hotel arranges feel shuttle during the day (at your service). As it sits a bit high up in the hill, we enjoyed all the greenery with a bit of sea from the villa.
The villas sit individually, with a private small garden. This level of facilities are comparable to any 5 star hotels yet at half of their prices!!
The breakfast was by set menu (not buffet) and the quality is TOP! Bread, fruits, coffee and omelet are all delicately picked and prepared.
We went on a dolphin trip in the early morning at 5:30am (if you stay far from Lovina, you need to wake up at 3am to see the dolphins) and came back for the beautiful breakfast. What an amazing day!
Would definitely recommend it to anyone who plan a quiet and beautiful stay in north Bali!
Outstanding place, warm smiling staff and probably the best kitchen in Bali - can’t want to go back. Stayed for 3 days in one of the pool villas. Uninterrupted view to the sea in the lush jungle. Spa is highly recommended