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
My husband and I stayed one night at the Damai during our honeymoon in June 2019. Our one regret is not staying longer. The property itself is spectacular- beautiful and immaculate. The staff is unlike any we have ever come into contact with (even at far pricier establishments). We were absolutely charmed and will 100% be returning to this gem. Thank you so much for making our honeymoon so special!
I had a most wonderful stay and really did not want to leave. The staff were so friendly, helpful and attentive to any question or request i had. The atmosphere was incredibly relaxing, so peaceful and calm with an old school charm. The decorations and attention to detail were immaculate and added a very balinese touch. I also enjoyed the balinese treats i received in my room each evening that came in a beautiful palm leaf box. The food was delicious and varied and although it's not on the menu they will cater for many different dietary restrictions. I will be back soon!!
We had the most fantastic stay at The Damai.
Our villa was perfect, it had nice interior design and decorations, beautiful view, calm and always cleaned up and tidy due to the kind staff, who paid very much attention to this.
The hotel has an completely amazing restaurant with delicious food, drinks and once again very kind staff which takes very good care of you.
The hotel offers a luxurious spa with very professionel women who gives you an amazing massage, making you feel like you are in heaven.
Overall this was the best vacation we have ever had. We would like to thank the
kind and serviceminded staff, which made our stay so wonderful.