The 10 Best Things to Do in Sidemen, Indonesia

July 25, 2017 Stefan Strunk

Discover the best top things to do in Sidemen, Indonesia including Southern Dreams Diving Club, Sidemen Tour and Trekking, Geko Dive, Wayan Darta Mount Agung Trekking, Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Andre Bali Spa, OK Divers, Mangku Mastra, Tirta Gangga, Water WorxX Dive Center Bali.
Restaurants in Sidemen

1. Southern Dreams Diving Club

Jl. Pantai Buitan | Candidasa, Karangasen, Manggis 80871, Indonesia
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5 based on 148 reviews

Southern Dreams Diving Club

Southern Dreams Diving Club, a certified and affiliate scuba diving school, is located in the secret beach of Buitan, South of Candidasa, an strategic place for scuba diving, just in the heart of the best dive sites in Bali. In 2016, Southern Dreams Diving Club reopened its doors with new international team, French and Spanish Diving Instructors, brand new and rigorously service equipment and international safety standards. Our highly trained Instructors and Dive Masters have decades of experience in guiding certified divers and teaching diving courses to all levels. We organise daily diving and snorkelling trips. We offer valued diving packages in Bali and Nusa Penida and teach diving courses to all levels. From Try Dive for beginners to Open Water Diver, Scuba Review, Advanced, Specialty Courses, like Deep Dive and Enriched Air (Nitrox), Emergency First Responder, Rescue and Dive Master.

Reviewed By jvhk2014 - Geneva, Switzerland

I could not speak more highly of this club. They came recommended by the owner of another dive center. Ludo and Patricia are not only extremely professional, but also warm and friendly. They only dive with small groups (in my case, I was spoiled diving alone with Ludo and Marina, who also works there as an instructor). The prices are reasonable and the rental equipment in excellent state. And last but not least we had a good laugh, thank you to the team!

2. Sidemen Tour and Trekking

Jl. Raya Sidemen-Tabola, Sidemen, Karangasem 80864, Indonesia
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5 based on 102 reviews

Sidemen Tour and Trekking

Trekking in Sidemen to see beautifull rice Terrace

Reviewed By Katharina1968 - Utrecht, The Netherlands

Pick up at our hotel at 0800 in Candidasa. 50 minutes drive in a beautiful landscape. Almost 3 hour tour with Komang was informative, comfortable and also funny. We saw also wildlife.
My son of 17 was very enthousiastic because it is a little bit challenging to walk, a lot of information and he and the guide talkes also about the live at Bali, house music and DJ's
Tip: you cross rivers, are walking at very small paths. Dont take children along too little and have a little bit nerve and condition.
Wear Teevas by example

3. Geko Dive

Jl. Silayukti, Padangbai 80872, Indonesia
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5 based on 367 reviews

Geko Dive

Geko Dive first opened in June 1997. It is the longest operating dive centre in Padang Bai. Geko Dive has been a PADI Resort since 1998, and is now a PADI 5 Star Resort and TecRec facility. We are fortunate to have one of Bali's best dive staff. Together, the Geko Dive Team can guide and teach in Balinese, English, French, German, Spanish, Indonesian and Japanese. All of our dive guides are excellent divers, with years of working experience on Bali's dive sites. At the same time, SCUBA remains a passion first and foremost. Diving with Geko Dive has always been fun and serene. To make sure that it stays this way, we are not planning to get any bigger than we already are. Dive factories and diving in large herds are not things that the Geko Dive Team enjoys. Diving should be a personal experience! We therefore keep dive groups small (4 max and often less), with similarly experienced divers together. We believe all our guests deserve the ultimate diving adventure with utmost enjoyment and safety.

Reviewed By Pierre S

We just passed our nitrox certification with them and it was perfect. Cedric our instructor for the courses was really professional and didn't hesitate to teach us more than the basics required for the exam. The welcome was really warm fully.
Made our Divemaster for the 2 dives was kind and managed our dives perfectly. The crew on the boat were really nice.
Thank to the team!

4. Wayan Darta Mount Agung Trekking

Jl. Raya Besakih, Besakih 80862, Indonesia
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5 based on 52 reviews

Wayan Darta Mount Agung Trekking

Wayan darta muunt agung trekking is day tour to explore beauty of volano Agung. Its is one of the biggest Mountain in Bali and well know as the holy mountain id Hindu believe. Mount Agung popular by the adventure in the Mountain, its Mount Agung trekking. Most of people who come to Bali to do adventure they come to do this trip. We are Wayan darta mount agung trekking proudly offer mou

Reviewed By WestAustralianDad - Albany, Western Australia

I write this to recommend the excellent service of Wayan Dartha. This guy is absolutely first-class. He was very upfront about the weather conditions and the likelihood of cloud. He thought there was a high possibility of cloud and so we didn't end up going. This was very gracious of him, he gave up our business for the sake of ensuring our best interests. We will try again when next in Bali and we will book with Wayan again, he is an honest and very capable person putting even potential clients first.

5. Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Tembuku 80671, Indonesia
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Reviewed By Wiryawanb - Denpasar, Indonesia

Coming for the first time, we're not lucky due to the rain. It highly recommended to visit in sunny day. You need to walk about 15 minutes from the parking area to reach the waterfall.

6. Andre Bali Spa

Jl. Raya Buitan | Candidasa, Karangasem, Manggis 80871, Indonesia +62 363 42093
Excellent
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4.5 based on 198 reviews

Andre Bali Spa

Welcome to Andre Bali Spa, our experienced and well trained staffs are here to give you soothing and luxurious treatments. We offer physical & spiritual healing, spa beauty treatments and excellent service. Please come and try out our skills and pamper yourself in a beautiful and relaxing place with Andre Bali Spa Candidasa or Andre Bali Spa Manggis.

Reviewed By Natalie C - Perth, Australia

I had a fabulous Balinese massage and organic facial , two hours of bliss! Ratna did an excellent job. The pick up and drop off service was very convenient with a friendly driver, no waiting at all. Easy to book via a phone call.

7. OK Divers

Jl. Silayukti no. 6, Padangbai 80872, Indonesia
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5 based on 507 reviews

OK Divers

Our PADI Five star dive centre is one of, if not the finest around and if scuba diving in Bali is your thing then OK Divers is the place for you. After being in Padangbai for already ten years the dive centre has been fully re-furbished and has only recently re-opened making our facilities are second to none. Boasting a brand new training pool which was built for beginner divers, large equipment room able to accommodate for more than twenty divers and their equipment, relaxing hammocks looking over a beautiful beach view and our own local restaurant, we are able to cater to nearly anyones needs. Our facilities are all very clean and our staff are more than happy to help you with anything you may need to make your holiday in Bali more enjoyable. We offer the full range of diving courses starting with a one day Discover Scuba Diving experience, maybe your Open Water Course or we can even take you all the way through to Rescue Diver and Divemaster. Our highly qualified instructors are able to speak English, Spanish, Czech and Slovakian and we have learning materials in seven different languages including German, Spanish, Dutch, Korean, Indonesian, Chinese and Russian. Our instructors not only dive because it is their job, we dive because we love diving and make it our Mission to pass on that love to every guest and make you part of the diving family. Part of our PADI dive centre at OK Divers includes an air-conditioned classroom to do all your studying in, even giving you a view through one of our two viewing windows into our training pool or if it suits you relax in a bean bag and get some sun while you learn about your next scuba diving adventure.

Reviewed By BarbBarbora - Bratislava, Slovakia

I was alone diving with three man :-) very high brave! :-) I like the willingness and openness of a common agreement-how communicate better. I do not know speak English well and I do not even heart it. Perfectly fine-tuned, there was a magic scuba diving up to the cave, a beautiful coral garden and a shark.
Now: please... I pray, I and we clean the magic Sea world for future generations. Thanks :-)

8. Mangku Mastra

C/O: Samanvaya Resort | Bjr Tabola, Sidemen, Karangasem, Indonesia +62 821-4710-3884
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Mangku Mastra

A unique opportunity when visiting Sidemen is to encounter Mangku Mastra, (Mangku meaning 'Holyman'). This unassuming and jovial Mangku was born and raised in Tabola Village. Mangku Mastra is a Healer, Yoga and Meditation Instructor, but his 'Chakra' Massage is without doubt, a unique spiritual and emotional experience for those that seek him out. The Chakra Massage is designed to open the 7 main energy centres of your body using mantras (a series of chants which create thought-energy waves). These, together with herbs and oil (created by Mangku Mastra himself) are not only used to realign your bodys energy, but also to transfer energy. Many have witnessed Mangku Mastras energy first hand and for sure, some has said that 'he definitely has connections higher than others! Maybe as an outsider, one has little understanding or even acceptance of Balinese beliefs and this may even seem imaginative to some, but these beliefs are deeply imbedded in the very structure and value of daily life in Bali. To experience a Chakra by Mangku Mastra, you can connect with him at Samanvaya Resort in Tabola, Sidemen. Also, if you wish to take part in Yoga and Meditation, Samanvaya has a new Yoga and Spa centre which is scheduled to open this summer 2014.

Reviewed By talkingbean - New York

Mangku Mastra is not for everyone, but he is TOTAL MAGIC and deeply gifted for those who "get it" and are open to receiving what he has to offer. There's not much more to say, as I imagine each person's experience is supremely unique, but I did approximately 4 hours with him in one day (split between "yoga" - which is amazing and not what you'd think, ideal for advanced practitioners, but open to beginners too - and chakra massage), and...I haven't been the same since. No idea why he's wearing the funny side-turned baseball cap in this photo, as it doesn't relay the right image of who he is, but...he is real. And he is amazing. Not to "dumb down" the experience, but kinda felt like Karate-Kid-for-a-day if you know what I mean...wax on, wax off...was not easy...was so SO worthwhile. Go if any of that/this speaks to you. One of the best things you can do for your Self in Bali.

9. Tirta Gangga

Jl. Abang-Amlapura, Karangasem 80852, Indonesia +62 878-6224-0233
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Tirta Gangga

The former royal palace of Tirta Gangga (which means water of the Ganges, Hinduism's holy river) features tiered Fountains, Gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into bathing pools. Just outside the palace grounds, the views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali are stunning.

Reviewed By carvang01 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What a transformation! I was in Tirta Gangga before the renovation and can't believe what has been done. Incredible. Such a wonderful place and obviously taken care of with insight, inspiration, knowledge and love. The combination of Balinese culture, landscaping and activities makes the place very special. Either meditate, wander and get inspired by all the stories told through sculptures and Fountains, take a swim in one of the beautiful pools, feed the enormous fishes or just enjoy. It is a work in progress and I'm looking forward to visiting again to see the new developments.

10. Water WorxX Dive Center Bali

Jalan Silayukti, Padangbai 25124, Indonesia
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5 based on 83 reviews

Water WorxX Dive Center Bali

Water Worxx Dive Center is located on Bali's tranquil east coast in Padang Bai, a typically small Balinese fishing village with gorgeous white sand Beaches where Bali is still Bali. Fortunately, the best dive sites of Bali are on our front doorstep!

Reviewed By oldexpatdiver - Seoul, South Korea

Back again with the WW team, and the quality of service remains as good as it ever was. Friendly dive and office staff, plus hands-on management by the owners, make for a wonderful experience. Diving as good as it gets, despite the poor visibility on...MoreMany thx for the compliments! I gave it to all our staff and you brought them a big smile in their faces....... Cheers and hope to see you back soon! Your Water WorxX Team

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