Sanda Plantation Hideaway

Sanda Plantation Hideaway

An Escape to Authentic Balinese Country Side

A little private Hideaway, on the slopes of sacred Mount Batukaru. The Sanda Plantation Hideaway is a productive plantation in the small traditional village of Sanda, Pupuan, in Tabanan, in the mountains of central Bali.

We offer guests an opportunity to experience authentic Balinese country side and life, while staying in comfort in our unique semi-luxury safari-style canvas tent or wooden house. The tent and wooded house are both tucked away in the plantation on an elevated wooden deck, offering spectacular views over the green Balian river valley, surrounding plantations and rice fields, against Mount Batukaru as backdrop.

Our hideaway resort lies 700 meters above sea-level, assuring fresh air and pleasant temperatures throughout the day and cool evenings and nights.

Some travelers stay with us only 1 night, as a stop-over between the north and south of Bali. Most of them regret their short stay… So spend at least 2 nights with us, to really enjoy the place and experience. And go on a jeep tour! We have plenty of guests staying a week or even longer, read their reviews!

We hope to welcome you soon!

Toine & Mega

accommodation

In October 2022 we have launched our unique safari-style canvas tent, in the middle of our plantation.

The location, views and overall experience staying in this tent is something you’ll not find anywhere else and won’t forget…!

 

In August 2023 we have added 2 “normal” polyester premium tents, next to each other also in our plantation. Perfect for a family or group of friends, or for the kids of a family where the parents prefer to stay in our more luxury tent!

 

In December 2023 we have decided to also make our wooden house available for guests; a place particularly suitable for people looking for a longer stay. The house is tucked away in a corner of our plantation overlooking the river valley, and has a closed bedroom, an open living room and bathroom and it’s own fully equipped kitchen.

what to do

Sanda has plenty to offer for those who enjoy the outdoors and fresh clean air. You can walk and explore many well-maintained trails, leading through spectacular rice fields and lush green plantations, following clean mountain streams and rivers and sometimes to waterfalls well off the beaten track.

Bali’s second highest mountain, the ancient volcano Mount Batukaru, is still covered with some of Bali’s most pristine rain forest. Mount Batukaru is a sacred place for the locals and several good trails lead through spectacular forest to the summit, home to a small sacred temple.

If you enjoy cycling, bring your bike! There are many small roads, tracks and trails. Some perfect for a road bike, others require a mountain bike. If you prefer a trail motorbike you have plenty of options as well.

Places to explore a bit further away include several spectacular waterfalls, a Buddhist temple, traditional coffee roaster, Lake Tamblingan, Bratan and Buyan, Lovina beach on Bali’s north coast, Soka Beach in the south, the famous surf beaches in Southwest Bali and of course the spectacular UNESCO listed Jatiluwih rice fields. All reachable within maximum an hour and a half beautiful drive.

Wildlife enthusiasts and photographers don’t need to travel far. The plantations are home to a variety of birds, bats, squirrels, civets, porcupine and other small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects. As a wildlife enthusiast and photographer myself I’ll be happy to give you some inside tips!

Walk Around

Sanda and the larger Pupuan area offers some of Bali’s most spectacular and authentic rural scenery and is a hiker’s paradise.

Direct from our plantation you can walk as long as you want, following the quiet plantation roads and trails. You will enjoy great views over the rice fields, plantations, valleys and Mount Batukaru. And what about taking a dip in the river below, or a nearby waterfall?

If you plan to go off the concrete trails deeper into the plantations you better use good hiking shoes, as it may get slippery.

Coffee & Waterfall Jeep Tour

A must-do, make time!

Pupuan is famous for its high quality coffee, which is grown throughout the region.

Go on a private tour by open-air jeep and explore the coffee plantations, valleys and rice fields on the slopes of Mount Batukaru, and visit a traditional coffee roasting facility. Taste for yourself what Pupuan coffee is all about!

On the way back you will visit a nearby waterfall along the way. A wonderful place for a swim.

This tour takes about 3-4 hours and needs to be booked in advance.

IDR 500,000 / jeep (maximum 4 people).

Walk Around

Sanda and the larger Pupuan area offers some of Bali’s most spectacular and authentic rural scenery and is a hiker’s paradise.

Direct from our plantation you can walk as long as you want, following the quiet plantation roads and trails. You will enjoy great views over the rice fields, plantations, valleys and Mount Batukaru. And what about taking a dip in the river below, or a nearby waterfall?

If you plan to go off the concrete trails deeper into the plantations you better use good hiking shoes, as it may get slippery.

Coffee & Waterfall Jeep Tour

A must-do, make time!

Pupuan is famous for its high quality coffee, which is grown throughout the region.

Go on a private tour by open-air jeep and explore the coffee plantations, valleys and rice fields on the slopes of Mount Batukaru, and visit a traditional coffee roasting facility. Taste for yourself what Pupuan coffee is all about!

On the way back you will visit a nearby waterfall along the way. A wonderful place for a swim.

This tour takes about 3-4 hours and needs to be booked in advance.

IDR 500,000 / jeep (maximum 4 people).

Upcoming Events

Immerse yourself in local culture and attend one of the upcoming events! Reach out to us for more information. 

Paon Gubuk

We have recently launched our new Paon Gubuk. “Paon” in Balinese means “kitchen” and “Gubuk” is a shack in a plantation or rice fields. When we bought our plantation it had a traditional old farmers’ shack. We lived there the first year, under pretty primitive conditions. But the location and views made up for any lack of comfort. We have now renovated the shack and turned it into a little Warung, or cafe, with a fully equipped open kitchen. We now prepare all our meals here, and you can also enjoy meals or a drink on its terrace. If you want to cook for yourself you can also use the kitchen and we can assist with necessary shopping. 

Here some photos of the old shack, the renovation and blessing of our new “Paon Gubuk”:

guest reviews

guest reviews

"The location on the plantation is unique and there is so much nature to discover!"

The location on the plantation is unique and there is so much nature to discover! Mega and Yusuf are great hosts who take care of all the wishes and serve both a first-class breakfast (included) and dinner (on request for a small fee)! We were even allowed to use the scooter for rides into the place, which was really helpful. We particularly liked the cozy bed, the fabulous view and the really nice and tastefully designed bathroom 👍 There is even an electric coffee grinder, kettle and whole coffee beans to make yourself a fresh coffee at any time and a fridge with cold drinks (including beer)! The property is of course located a little away from the hustle and bustle of Bali, but is ideally suited to switch off properly and be able to! Highly recommended 👍
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Lucas

Germany

"The week I spent here was like living a dream."

The week I spent here was like living a dream. The craftsmanship gone into the tent and the surrounding scenery are simply beautiful, creating the perfect setting to kickback and enjoy life at your own pace. I am particularly grateful to Yusuf and Mega who were extremely accomodating hosts, prepared amazing meals, and helped to organise adventures during my stay. Memories of fireflies dancing around the tent at night and trekking the nearby mountain with a local guide I will have for a lifetime.
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Marc

New Zealand

"Vistes espectaculares en un entorno idíllic"

Vistes espectaculares en un entorno idílic. El personal molt atent en tot moment. Menjar espectacular i en abundancia.
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Nuriar

Spain

"Hidden gem!"

What a wonderful experience. Lovely people, great environment. The tent is so beautiful and clean, with a really good view! Dinner with the hosts was so nice and good. Breakfast is amazing!
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Mandy

Netherlands

"Beautiful location"

Beautiful location and very cozy atmosphere especially at night. Lots of fun activities around including a waterfall 15 minutes away. Overall a really enjoyable stay and would recommend for anyone looking for a getaway from their busy lives.
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Dwioo

Netherlands

"Everyone wants to wake up with a view like this"

Had a great stay of 3 nights. A beautiful view in a very nice environment. You want to wake up and shower with such a view every day. Nice place to relax and have a nice walk. A very nice and friendly host and hostess who are ready for you for breakfast or for delicious local dishes in the evening.
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wikkie12

Netherlands

"Hide away on Bali"

A rare authentic natural Indonesian experience ... Staying at Sanda is a real hideaway in a beautiful Balinese environment full of mountain views, sawas, outdoor activities in nature. Unique stay in a bamboo tent .. comfort and hospitality provided! Well done Yusuf and Mega know what "less is more" means while maintaining a premium level experience hospitality and personal approach!
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Floris G.

Netherlands

"Unique experience!"

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! The accommodation is well designed, super confortable, very thoughtful equipments and amenities, located in a fantastic location, surrounded by jungle, rice fields, coffee and vanilla plantations. A unique experience in total harmony with the Nature. The owners are so kind and they go above and beyond to please you. They cooked us some amazing dinner and breakfast, served on the terrace overlooking the jungle. Simply wonderful.. We will be back for sure ! Thank you for this unforgettable experience.
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Alexandre

France

"Just amazingly unique and making new friends!"

Everything!!! its was even better then expected! the view, the house/tent and the hosts are the nicest! the best thing was that they got diner for us from the village. it was so good and nice to sit with them and talk. at night you hear the jungle. i never slept that well. oh and the breakfast was sooooo good! 1.000 stars for that bamboo house.
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Rebecca

Germany

our location

The Sanda Plantation Hideaway lies in the middle of plantations and rice fields in the Balian River valley, about 750 meters from the village of Sanda. It can be reached from there by car or motorbike, or a pleasant walk down a traditional two-track concrete plantation road through a spectacular scenery of rice fields and plantations, and Mount Batukaru as backdrop.

Sanda is located in the central Bali’s Pupuan district, along Bali’s north-south road connecting Soka Beach in the south and Seririt (and Lovina) in the north. It is a 1.5 to 2 hour scenic drive from Bali’s southern tourist hub, Lovina as well as Munduk and the lakes around Bedugul.

Note: cars with a relative wide wheel-base might have a challenge navigating the plantation roads. If you’re not an experienced and confident driver we recommend to contact us in advance. We may either accompany you from the main road, or make an alternative arrangement to get to the Hideaway.

about us

During the pandemic we decided to leave the south of Bali and find ourselves a new place to live, away from the crowds and immerse ourselves in nature and authentic Bali. We fell in love with the area around Pupuan and eventually bought ourselves a little productive plantation in Sanda, a small village on the slopes of Mount Batukaru. We love our new lifestyle; slowly learning to develop and manage the plantation and blending into the local traditional Balinese community.

We decided to open our home to those seeking an escape from the crowds, or those who want to experience authentic rural Bali.

We hope to welcome you soon!

Toine & Mega

PS: We help local farmers we personally know if they want to sell some of their land. If you’re interested in buying land in the area, check out our website:

Wani Tent

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Wani Tent

Size: 30 square meter wooden deck and 11 square meter canvas tent.

Bedding: Queen size double bed with quality King Koil mattress and high quality linen and pillows. 

Maximum number of guests: 2 adults.

Facilities: a covered wooden terrace with 2 comfy bean bags and dining table, minibar, water-heater, coffee & tea making facilities, bottled water, universal power plugs and USB chargers, wardrobe, slippers, umbrellas, “sarongs”.

Coffee making facilities include an espresso machine, coffee grinder, French Press coffee maker, filtered coffee drip and other amenities to make sure you can enjoy the famous local Pupuan coffee at your liking!

Bathroom: A unique semi-open air bathroom made from wood and a lot of bamboo, with toilet and spacious walk-in hot shower. The bathroom is accessible via a wooden stair-case from the tent’s deck and offers probably THE best bathroom views in entire Bali, and beyond! We provide 100% natural and biodegradable soaps and shampoo, bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo tissue and toilet paper, and much more…! 

Plantation Villa

Size: 50 square meter.

Bedding: Queen size double bed with quality King Koil mattress and high quality linen and pillows. 

An elevated extension, for kids only due to its height of only 140 cm, provides space for up to 3 extra mattresses.

Maximum number of guests: 2 adults & 3 children maximum 140 cm tall (to avoid bumped heads)!

Facilities: in-room dining table, covered wooden terrace with lounge chairs / bean bags and a private plantation garden, minibar, water-heater, coffee & tea making facilities, bottled water, universal power plugs and USB chargers, wardrobe, slippers, umbrellas, “sarong”.

Coffee making facilities include an espresso machine, coffee grinder, French Press coffee maker, filtered coffee drip and other amenities to make sure you can enjoy the famous local Pupuan coffee at your liking!

Bathroom: Semi-open air, with separate toilet and spacious walk-in hot shower. We provide 100% natural and biodegradable soaps and shampoo, bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo tissue and toilet paper, and much more…!