Sanda Plantation Hideaway

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get to Sanda?

Sanda is located in the district of Pupuan, along one of the roads connecting north and south Bali. This generally excellent road connects Soka Beach in the south and Seririt in the North. It’s a very scenic road, twisting through plantations, small traditional villages and some of Bali’s most spectacular rice fields and leading over the western slopes of Mount Batukaru, Bali’s second highest mountain.

Sanda is 20 kilometers and about 25 minutes driving from the turn-off from the southern road connecting Gilimanuk and Denpasar, and about an hour from Seririt. From the airport it is 69 kilometers and takes about 2 – 2.5 hours, depending on time of the day.

How is the access road to the Hideaway?

The road to Sanda is very good, and very scenic. From the centre of Sanda a small concrete road leads into a valley, and from there it is about 600 meters via a traditional two-track concrete road. This “plantation road” is fairly narrow and is not suitable for cars with a relative wide wheel-basis. Cars such as Avanza, Terios, Rush and APV can get to our place though.

In case your car is too wide for the road you can park your car within about 600 meters from our plantation, and you will certainly enjoy the walk to our place. Alternatively we can organize a car locally to get to and from the plantation, or pick you up on a motorbike. 

If you have doubts, please ask us in advance!

Do you have Wifi?

Yes we do. Most of the time. As there is no cable wifi available yet we use a wireless modem. We have one in the Wani Tent. Signal is usually quite decent, but subject to weather conditions. But hey, if you come here, Wifi shouldn’t be that important…?! Enjoy the environment!

Do you serve food & beverages?

Yes we do. We offer a limited choice of mostly excellent and often unique local dishes, which are prepared by the local community. Some dishes you won’t find anywhere else in Bali! We often complement the local dishes with some decent home cooking.

For breakfast we usually serve fresh home-made bread, fresh fruit and juice and yoghurt with muesli, complemented with some local delicacies.

For beverages we have limited choice, but we do have a variety of tea, (local!) coffee, fresh fruit juice (for breakfast), soft drink, beer, local wine and arak.

How about bugs and other insects?

We are in a plantation, we are nature. That comes with bugs and other insects and critters. We love that, and discover new critters every day, some very unique ones..! We do take precautions to keep accommodation clean though and beds in the villa come with mosquito nets, but in open spaces insects and other critters are a common sight.
If you cannot stand insects and the likes then this is perhaps not the right place for you…?!

Are there many mosquitoes?

Actually not many at all and often none..! There are actually fewer mosquitoes in our area compared to many other parts of Bali, due to the cooler climate and because all water in the area is flowing and comes fresh from the mountain springs. Mosquitoes do not like to breed in this type of water. We provide natural insect repellent. In the Wani Tent you’ll most likely hardly see any mosquitos.

Do you have air-conditioning?

No we don’t. Simply because this is not necessary with our climate. During the day it rarely gets above 30 degrees celsius, while in the evening and at night temperatures drop to a very pleasant 18 to 22 degrees, and sometimes it simply gets cold. Lowest temperature we’ve measured is 16 degrees… Brrr…. Bring a sweater! We provide sufficient blankets and a fan, which may sometimes be useful during the day.

Is your place suitable for small kids?

It depends how old they are, and on you. We love kids, and love to have them stay with us. The Wani Tent is located a little inside the plantation, and you’ll have to walk a couple of stairs down to get there. The tent’s terrace is 4 meters above the ground, and does not have a child-safe fence around it. Very small kids can therefore not be left out of sight. We therefore generally accommodate up to 2 adults in the tent, but if you would like to bring a child let us know in advance, so we can discuss. Also check out the photos of the Wani Tent!

We will soon have 2 additional “normal” camping tents. They are not elevated and suitable for kids. So if you plan to bring kids consider these tents, or if you have older kids you could book the Wani Tent and one of these new tents for the kids. They are located close to the Wani Tent, but also assuring privacy for all.

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…!