Villa Maridadi – Cemagi Beach 5 bedroom beachfront villa, Bali Villa Maridadi – Cemagi Beach 5 bedroom beachfront villa, Bali

The word maridadi means beautiful in Swahili, and Villa Maridadi more than lives up to its name.  This stunning five-bedroom residence with traditional alang-alang thatched roofs, lush tropical gardens, generous green-stone swimming pool, lavish living spaces and spectacular ocean views exudes beauty from every pore.

Set on 5,000 square metres in the sleepy seaside village of Cemagi on Bali’s south-west coast this family style villa offers an authentic Balinese experience.  Bordered by rice fields on one side and glistening black-sand beaches on the other, and with the sea temple of Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus punctuating the horizon, guests at Maridadi are not only treated to stunning panoramas but also to the most enchanting and exotic of Balinese traditions.  It is through observing the rice farmer tending his fields and witnessing the elaborate ceremonial processions at the temple that the true essence of this Island of the Gods is revealed.

Thoughtfully designed for relaxation and comfort, this spacious and welcoming home mixes traditional architecture and artefacts with easy modern living.  Throughout the villa, splashes of vibrant red – in the soft furnishings, the bright parasols and the magnificent flowering heliconias – contrast beautifully against the teak wood furniture and the green of the well manicured lawns.  Five large air-conditioned bedrooms with luxurious garden bathrooms provide guests with total peace and privacy; two of them include twin roll-out beds, making the rooms ideal for families.  Options for leisure and entertainment are endless with a games room, shared tennis court, 20-metre swimming pool, open-sided living and dining pavilion, massage balé and an adorable thatched rice barn, or lumbung, overlooking the ocean and perfect for sunset cocktails.

A treasured ingredient of a stay at this villa is the warm and friendly staff.  From the attentive butlers to the experienced in-house chef they will gladly attend to your requests with a minimum of fuss, whether it be arranging a spa service or preparing your favourite meal.

The added beauty of Villa Maridadi is that although you may well choose not to leave this sumptuous oasis, the world famous surf breaks of Echo Beach, the Nirwana Bali Golf Course and an exciting choice of places to eat, drink and shop in up-and-coming Canggu are just a 10-minute drive away, while cosmopolitan Seminyak, with an even greater choice of restaurants and boutiques, can be reached in about half an hour.

Villa Maridadi

Things to do

Your villa manager, Yola, will have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. If you would like to go diving or white water rafting, bookings can be made with a tried and trusted company who pick up and drop off at the villa. Do also ask the staff about the local area; most of them live nearby and will be able to give an insight into some of the fascinating aspects of Bali life.

  1. The villa is close to the famous sea temple at Tanah Lot (9km). Although renowned for its sunset vistas, going early in the morning provides a better idea of the power of the location and the chance to see it undisturbed, apart from perhaps an offering ceremony.
  2. A nice sunset alternative is to head down to Echo Beach (11km) where a number of cafés offer good sunset views and cold beer. Hotel Tugu, a very stylish and eclectic boutique hotel a few minutes further down the coast is also a good sunset spot. Note that the beach along this section of the coast is dark volcanic sand and the waters are better suited to surfing than swimming.
  3. Fashionistas, trendies shop-a-holics and foodies should hot-foot it down to Seminyak, Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave. Here, you can indulge for hours in the glut of stylish, chic boutiques and international restaurants and bars including, Potato Head Beach club, La Lucciola and Bali’s infamously trendy Ku Dé Ta. For furniture, antiques and homeware stores go for a wander around the streets of nearby Kerobokan.
  4. Play a round at the unbelievably scenic Nirwana Bali Golf Course. Bordered by ocean and rice fields and just down from Tanah Lot sea temple, no wonder this championship-standard course (designed by golf legend, Greg Norman) is frequently voted number one in Asia.
  5. Drive westwards to explore the charming Tabanan Regency, revealing terraced rice fields of emerald green, volcanic mountains and black-sand beaches dotted with fishing communities. Or head north to explore the volcanic lakes near the mountain town of Bedugul, including Lake Bratan with its photogenic and stunningly positioned Pura Ulun Danu – one of Bali’s most important temples.
  6. Colourful processions to the beachside Hindu temple at the neighbouring village of Seseh (1km walk along the beach) are frequent. On special festival days, thousands of devout Hindus wearing ceremonial dress will converge on this important temple to perform cleansing rituals beside the ocean.
  7. Explore the scenic rice-field landscape and rural villages by bicycle; a great way to get under the skin of the ‘real’ Bali. Stop off at a local warung (café) to sample some basic Balinese fare or cool off with a cold drink.
  8. With its warm seas, almost year-round season, relatively uncrowded beach and reef breaks and suitability for all levels of experience, Bali surfing is world renowned. Canggu (11km) is known for its world-class surf breaks, offering an exposed reef break with consistent surf. May to October (dry season) is the favoured time for waves. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights—in fact, Canggu presents one of the few right-hand waves on the west coast of Bali.
  9. If you are a bold and brave bargain hunter, a spree within the heart of Bali’s bustling provincial capital is an exciting and rewarding experience. Visit the vibrant Denpasar markets, where everything and anything is available.
  10. Explore Bali’s backroads, lakes, volcanoes, forests and beaches on the back of a Harley Davidson bike with Island Biker Tours. Full day Harley tour, customised tours or shorter joy rides can all be accommodated.

 

Guest Reviews

  • May 26th, 2017 - June 4th, 2017

    Thank you for this beautiful vacation! We were very blessed with all of you and are grateful for you sharing your beautiful culture with us. The setting was gorgeous, the food scrumptious, your kindness and attention present at all times. We will keep this beautiful experience as a memory in our hearts. We wish blessing to you all!
    Max P, United States

  • April 13th, 2017 - May 1st, 2017

    Three generations of our family (grand parents, son + daughters with partners as well as 3 grand children spent two wonderful weeks here in our Bali paradise. Villa Maridadi is an exceptional place which can hardy be topped!! Yola, Gusti and all your amazing team, all of you are very kind to make our best holiday so special and make us feel so comfortable. You are an extraordinary chef and an outstanding and talented host!! We will remember all your delicious dishes and also your unexpected meals. TERIMA KASIH to all of you we will be back.
    Willi M, Switzerland

  • January 9th, 2017 - January 19th, 2017

    I'm interior designer and really have so good feeling to stay at Maridadi Villa because the interior and landscape decoration. Thank you Yola, Gusti for having us in the villa. Thank you architect how do that wonderful place for rest and relax you do your best really! I'm surprise and exciting because of planing the room, master bedroom, swimming pool. I see that the woman how did it have a talent! If I will buy the land here, I will ask her for sure! Its first time of my life went I see some design work and understand that I can trust my own home to the person how do that. Thank you!! I really have rest, my baby have place, my husband have peace and everybody happy! I realised how I want to create my own home. You admired by me!
    Kaspars K, Estonia

  • December 28th, 2016 - January 8th, 2017

    We are young.. We are free.. We are love to stay at Maridadi. Specially eat the food made by GUSTI. Thanks to Yola, Gusti and all the team. PERFECT as ever...
    Sally M, Indonesia

  • December 23rd, 2016 - December 26th, 2016

    Absolutely enjoyable stay .. thank you!!!
    Songjie Y, Singapore

  • December 15th, 2016 - December 22nd, 2016

    WOW, what a week we had. Thank you to the whole team at Villa Maridadi for making our stay so wonderful. We are feeling very lucky to have had such a wonderful holiday. Thank you for the beautiful food and the amazing grounds. Thank you for looking after the children so well and making lots of honey sandwiches! All the best closer for 2017!
    Megan Mitchell B, Australia

  • November 24th, 2016 - November 30th, 2016

    Once again such a wonderful time in such a special place with lovely staff and delicious food. The batteries are re-charge and we are ready to face winter in the frozen North! The memories will get us through until next time!!!
    Brian & Judy, Singapore

  • November 18th, 2016 - November 22nd, 2016

    Terima kasih.. we had a lovely stay! Amazing food and very well looked after. As always, absolutely lovely. Location is stunning. We will miss you all. Until next time.
    Angus M, Australia

  • October 16th, 2016 - October 22nd, 2016

    Thank you all for a wonderful week at Villa Maridadi. This is our second time here and we were not disappointed with our choice to come back. Yola, Gusti and all staff looked after us so well. We're now fully recharged and ready to face the hectic place of life in Hong Kong... until we meet again.
    Dipti C, Hong Kong

  • October 12th, 2016 - October 15th, 2016

    The perfect ending to a great holiday! The villa is simply stunning and we could not fail to relax! Staff were great very friendly and the food amazing.
    Alison A, UK

  • October 3rd, 2016 - October 9th, 2016

    To the wonderful team at the "fun" villa. What an incredible week!! Amazing service, stunning setting and awesome food. You are the best. We will never forget but definitely repeat again in the future.
    Mandy H, South Africa

  • September 23rd, 2016 - October 2nd, 2016

    Thank you so much to Yola, Gusti, Made and all the other amazing staff for your wonderful hospitality. We were all looked after so well and had an incredible time staying here. You're all such beautiful people and we thank you for caring us so well over the past ten days. We hope that you all stay well and hopefully we will see you again. Stay lovely & happy!
    Rebecca M, Australia

  • August 28th, 2016 - September 4th, 2016

    To Gusti and Yola and all the fabulous staff - thank you for the most magical holiday. You warmth and hospitality made this trip so special for us. We will be back!!
    Robbie T, Australia

  • August 13th, 2016 - August 20th, 2016

    To all the amazing staff at Maridadi, thank you very much for such a fantastic week in Bali!! The food was superb and the staff were beautiful, gracious people. We will always remember our wonderful time spent here. If you ever come to Australia lets us know! Thanks again. We love Villa Maridadi.
    Clive T, Australia

  • August 3rd, 2016 - August 11th, 2016

    Thank you for making us feel so comfortable in beautiful Villa Maridadi. As those before us mentioned, the food was exceptional - who needs a menu when Gusti can make anything and it is all so delicious!!! In 8 days we only ate out ONCE. Truly, it was really a lovely stay we will not forget. Gusti, please let us know when you decide to write a cook book with details of all your creations. Thanks again to all Maridadi team. Love and Laughter.
    Sonia T, United Kingdom

  • July 9th, 2016 - July 14th, 2016

    Attentive and impeccable service from all staff. From feasts prepared by Gusti to the Kopi's from Putu, Komang, Agus and Made in the mornings our stay has been perfect!! Its has been wonderful!!! More time required Love this place and love to come back! Thank you.
    Harry S, Indonesia

  • June 8th, 2016 - June 15th, 2016

    Thanks to all the staff - amazing. Many thanks for a wonderful week! Beyond expectations - stunning.
    Judith R, Australia

  • May 20th, 2016 - May 23rd, 2016

    What a wonderful place made extra special by the staff!! Thank you for making Lien's birthday very memorable. Thank you so much again, it was fantastic.
    Alex S, Indonesia

  • May 12th, 2016 - May 15th, 2016

    My husband and I came here with a close group of family and friends to renew our 10th year wedding vows. The staff have been absolutely amazing. From the moment we arrived until the very end they welcomed us with open arms and have made this place feel like home. Thank you so much to everyone at Villa Maridadi for making our special day ever more fantastic. We will definitely be back and will tell all of our friends what a wonderful time we had. Thank you ..thank you ... thank you ... from the bottom of our hearts.
    Belinda H, Indonesia

  • April 10th, 2016 - April 17th, 2016

    To everyone at Villa Maridadi, we have had a fantastic time with. So many happy memories for us all. The highlight for our week was a fantastic Balinese feast prepare by chef Gusti. All the staff were very attentive and friendly and nothing was ever any trouble for them. The week we spent here exceeded our expectations and we would love to return one day.
    Aylwin H, Australia

  • March 24th, 2016 - March 29th, 2016

    Thank you for a fantastic stay! The food was wonderful and the service was perfect! 5 Stars... for Gusti, the Putu's and the entire Villa Maridadi team.
    Bill M, Indonesia

  • March 18th, 2016 - March 24th, 2016

    This place truly the "heaven on Earth". LOVE the place! LOVE the food! LOVE the staff!. They are all-excellent especially the Chef - food is fantastic!!
    Sally M, Indonesia

  • January 23rd, 2016 - January 30th, 2016

    For our first family holiday together in over 10 years we had an amazing trip, the villa staff ensured that we had a relaxing wonderful time with nothing to worry about! The girls enjoy the batiks! The staff are excellent.
    Graham I, Singapore

  • December 27th, 2015 - January 10th, 2016

    WOW!!! To all staff thank you for making this holiday magical - food, service, friendship - above and beyond! Words cannot convey how perfect it all was!!! Awesome, Fantastic, Amazing... Thank you for a wonderful holiday. The villa staff were warm, welcoming and felt like family. Gusti food's was delicious. Rest and relaxing also fun. Spectacular view and sunset, all make this 2 weeks we'll never FORGET!
    Rob P, Canada

  • December 21st, 2015 - December 27th, 2015

    Beautiful villa, amazing staff and incredible food! Gusti is a fabulous cook. Perfect few days with family. Thank you.
    Sally M, Indonesia

  • September 26th, 2015 - October 3rd, 2015

    Great chef who cooked excellent Indonesia food! We loved the house, the pool and the massages, the drinks as well the staff... everything was PERFECT!!. We will come back.
    Patrick B, Canada

  • September 18th, 2015 - September 23rd, 2015

    The villa, view, and staff was so amazing and beautiful we didn't want to leave. Our family of 9 including a 3 year old stayed 5 nights for our sister's 50th birthday. The expansive grounds and rooms were always kept pristine by the staff. They made sure our stay was pleasant and comfortable from the chef, to the attendants, to the grounds staff, to the driver and security. Chef Gusti created delicious dishes from Western to Asian fare. He ran the villa very efficiently including bringing in massage therapists as requested. Looking forward to a return visit.
    Muriel B, United States

  • August 7th, 2015 - August 12th, 2015

    The most Idyllic residence I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. A superb location, a garden both tranquil and filled with life, exhaustive facilities and a group of timeless & welcoming staff are just some of the pleasures of this wonderful villa. Thank you to all the staff for making this outstanding vacation. We will miss everything...
    Gitte E, Australia

  • July 24th, 2015 - July 31st, 2015

    A big Heaven on Earth!!! After 3 weeks in Bali and Gili Trawangan we are heading home. To end our trip here at VIlla Maridadi has been like a fairy-tail. The people, the culture, the food, its all amazing, and we have made new friends here. Thank you so much to all staff at Villa Maridadi, for making our stay that much better. Your warmth and hospitality will NEVER be forgotten. You are amazing people and we are sad to leave you. A big smile and hug from Norway!
    Marianne A, Norway

  • July 18th, 2015 - July 23rd, 2015

    An exciting accommodation experience in my life. Warm hearted host, everything arranged perfect! Thanks all of the staff effort. We are appreciated so much!
    Jinna L, China

  • July 10th, 2015 - July 16th, 2015

    Most beautiful island live ever visited, made more so by the lovely people, smiles, architecture, celebrations, food, etc. Thank you for making our family vacation so special. The staff made us feel at home and we were well cared for. Awesome villa, wonderful staff, fabulous vacation. Many thanks, love it!
    Paula G, United States

  • July 3rd, 2015 - July 9th, 2015

    Thank you to the staff for making our stay so enjoyable. Delicious meals, beautiful gardens and accommodation 1st class! Peaceful and very relaxing. An amazing stay. A wonderful holiday!
    Hayley P, Australia

  • June 6th, 2015 - June 13th, 2015

    This is the best place I have ever stayed. The staff are outstanding and made the week a great holiday. Can't wait to come back. From the moment we walked in we were in our own world of paradise. The staff were exceptional and very obliging. The food was great. We are very sad to be leaving but Villa Maridadi will be forever etched in our minds. Thank you for making our Bali holiday incredible. The children had a ball as did the adults. Thank you Thank you Thank you!
    Caroline P, Australia

  • June 4th, 2015 - June 6th, 2015

    OMG... the Villa is so nice I want come here next time. Thanks!
    Nien-Tsu H, Taiwan

  • May 19th, 2015 - June 2nd, 2015

    Two weeks of the warm smiles of Balinese..the humor..the graciousness... the sunset view of Tanah Lot quietly demanding the reverence of what it is. The sweet smell of the fallen frangipani seemingly every second...Thank You!
    Kimberly R, United States

  • May 10th, 2015 - May 17th, 2015

    A truly amazing experience! Enjoyed every moment, sunsets at the tree house are not to be missed. Our fave Gusti foods: Seafood sate on lemongrass, marlin fish curry and fish cakes. Thank you Komang, Agus, Putu and Made, and all Maridadi Gang, Yola! A wonderful week, fantastic friends, wonderful staff!! What can be said when you are surrounded by sea, good food, a few drinks and smiles as big as the great outdoors - perfect in every way.
    Sarah D, Australia

  • December 27th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015

    The villa and the staff are magnificent. We were a group of 3 families and there was enough space for us to all enjoy the villa. The kids loved everything about it. The chef is absolutely marvellous and so accommodating. The food was of a high quality and was excellent. Our every needs were attended to by the staff who were extremely friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend the villa to other guests.
    Louise M, Australia

  • August 19th, 2014 - August 26th, 2014

    The villa was amazing, great pool & living areas with awesome view. Nice to be away from the chaos of Seminyak. Lots of room for kids & adults to play, felt like we never had to leave the villa. Chef Gusti was great and he ran the house very well and no request was a problem and the food was amazing.
    Daniel Jaritz, New Zealand

  • December 6th, 2013 - December 8th, 2013

    Much nicer than pictures suggested!
    Pei T, Singapore

  • September 28th, 2013 - October 5th, 2013

    such an amazing villa the staff were wonderful could not fault anthing .such a beautiful outlook to the temple out front.gusti your meals were superb thankyou to all the staff you made our stay so memorable
    Helene M, Australia

  • March 23rd, 2013 - March 28th, 2013

    Great villa. Lovely staff and amazing location.
    -F, Hong Kong

  • February 3rd, 2013 - February 8th, 2013

    To the lovely staff, after 5 fantastic days in pardise we are leaving today - unfotunately. We appreciated your friendliness, hospitality and warmth very much. We want to say 'thank you' to everybody who made us a time we willnever forget. Special thanks to the worlds best chef Gusti who highlighted every day with his excellent cuisine. Unforgettable will be the seafood BBQ at the lumbung. This BBQ is much better than seafood at Jimbaran Beach! We will keep this paradise in our mind and heart. We are leaving in the firm hope of returning soon. Thank you very much. Your first german guests. See you!
    GM