JOURNEY TO THE NORTH
Located in the north region of Bali, The Damai may be hard to find but the drive to the resort will reminds you why the island charms visitors from around the globe since the old days. Leaving the busy streets of South Bali, you will find some of the most iconic attractions of the island, like the serene highland region of Bedugul, home of Bali’s three sacred lakes Tamblingan, Buyan and Bratan and the iconic botanical gardens.
On your way to The Damai, opt to go through Munduk, a small farming village in the highlands behind Lovina that is still waiting to be discovered by the general tourist visiting the island. The picturesque town, which hugs verdant mountainsides,surrounded by coffee plantations and chrysanthemum farms, almost brings to mind the legend of Shangri-La.
The Damai sits on the jungle-clad hills of Kayuputih village, on the back of Lovina beach, the famed black volcanic sandy beach of Singaraja. The beaches are some of the prettiest on the island; most are wide and undisturbed, with majestic palms framing the dark sand and the gentle tropical sea. The villages along the beach are famous for their dolphin trips. Every morning at sunrise a handful or more of converted outrigger fishing boats venture out in search of the pods of dolphins that roam the calm waters of Lovina bay. Most often a few dozen dolphins are sighted, playing and somersaulting in the wake of the boats, but just as often you can be lucky to see groups of hundreds as the sun rises over Bali’s green mountains. Maybe the early morning expeditions are the cause of the quiet, easygoing nightlife of Lovina, with guitars on the beach rather than discotheques.
CELEBRATING LIFE AT THE DAMAI
Arriving at the resort, you will be greeted by unobstructed views of the coastline and the green hillside of the village; while the intimate setting of the lobby instantly makes you feel at home.“
We aim to create that feeling of familiarity, of being at home without making it too cliché,” said Christy Guna Desa, the General Manager of The Damai,“From the moment you arrive, the resort exudes the feeling of peace thus the name Damai, Indonesian word for peace, It is the reason why our guests chose the resort the luxury of peace beckons them to revisit The Damai year after year.” The resort offers 15 serviced villas ranging in size from the intimate to the palatial surrounded by lush gardens. Guests can opt to stay in the beautifully decorated Garden Villas that offer simplicity and elegance with wonderful open-air bathrooms or at the Pool Villas with their magnificent interiors, expansive spaces and collections of local antiques and ethnographic as well as private pools.
During stay, guests rejuvenate at The Spa at Damai that combines Eastern and Western philosophies with traditional Balinese massage therapy into a variety of bodytreatments ranging from the pampering to the therapeutic. A full range of beauty treatments is also available, as are the signature Bali Shanti treatment pampering bath treatments in the privacy of the villa by one of their skilled therapists. Both private and communal yoga sessions are available with a certified yoga instructor.
The award-winning restaurant in Damai offers simple and delicious cuisine based onlocal ingredients. Experience new versions of classic Balinese dishes and western favorites with a tropical twist. The Damai Restaurant has for decades been recognised as one of the regions finest and has been the subject of both cookbooks and magazine articles.“
What makes staying at The Damai a unique experience is our staffs,” explained Christy, “Many have been working with us since the very beginning. Most are from Kayuputih, Damai’s village, or the neighboring villages. All will welcome you with the typical grace of Balinese hospitality, just as they would if you were a guest in their homes.”
The Damai has recently won the Asian Leading Resort’s Asian Lifestyle Tourism Award 2017 as Best Spa Destination in Indonesia and Best Honeymoon Destination in South East Asia.