“Just metres from Cemagi’s glistening black sandy shores and a stunning hindu sea temple, villa Maridadi treats guests to a slice of the ‘real’ Bali.” FRV Travel, Edition 8.5 Feb-Mar’12
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, 18-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 dramatic Tanah Lot sea temple 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.
“Just metres from Cemagi’s glistening black sandy shores and a stunning hindu sea temple, villa Maridadi treats guests to a slice of the ‘real’ Bali.” FRV Travel, Edition 8.5 Feb-Mar’12
August 13th, 2019 - August 18th, 2019
Thank you very much for giving us another amazing stay here. Thank you for the yummy food - never disappointed and all the wonderful staff here just make us feel at home. Will miss you all and hope to see you again. This is another wonderful stay in this stunning Villa. Thank you for all your sunshine smiles and first class services.
Made W, Indonesia
July 2nd, 2019 - July 12th, 2019
To the wonderful staff of Villa Maridadi, thank you for providing us with an exceptional holiday experience here in Bali. The service was excellent and the food to die for. Everyone was too kind and attentive to our needs. We have to visit here again one day. We really had a good time.
Mogens H, Canada
June 24th, 2019 - July 1st, 2019
We have loved every minute of our stay here at this beautiful place. We won't forget the views of the crashing waves, the temples and the sunset in all of its variations each evening. The lush lawns and garden, the magnificent pool and the rice fields all around. Most of all, we will remember the smiling faces and warm welcome on our arrival and the most wonderful hospitality from each and every member of the villa staff - our Villa Maridadi friends. Thank you for feeding us with a delicious foods and for putting up with us carrying on in and out of your kitchen at regular intervals. Thank you for your everything. We hope to return again one day and see you all again in this little slice of paradise.
Rob W, Australia
June 15th, 2019 - June 21st, 2019
To the lovely staff of Villa Maridadi. Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality. We were looked after very well and definitely be back again. We had a beautiful six nights in your villa. Thank you so much and we will be back again.
Samantha W, Australia
May 25th, 2019 - June 4th, 2019
Thank you for your good service.
Tommy T, Australia
April 13th, 2019 - April 22nd, 2019
Thank you so much for our wonderful visit. We really enjoyed our stay and was made more memorable with the delicious food and fantastic service you gave to me and all my family. I look forward to seeing you all again.
Katy C, United Kingdom
January 6th, 2019 - January 18th, 2019
Villa Maridadi...amazing. A beautiful location and a truly beautiful villa. I will carry the Villa Maridadi sunset with me forever. Thank you to all the amazing staff at Villa Maridadi. You have been so attentive, generous and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, our family vacation has been so much better as we have shared it with you all.
Melinda B, Australia
October 11th, 2018 - October 14th, 2018
Fantastic few days. The villa was perfect. The grounds are beautiful. Very friendly staff, amazing food. Wow we had an amazing holiday. Thank you for making our stay perfect. Hope to be back soon.
Adam M, Australia
October 5th, 2018 - October 8th, 2018
Struggling to find the words to express how much we enjoyed our 4 day stay at villa Maridadi. From the minute we arrived we were greeted by the fantastic staff...to our very sad farewell, we were looked after and cherished. The food was tasty, varied, exciting and beautiful. Each day brought new gastronomic wonders and variations of well known standards. Our rooms were beautiful and magically kept that way during the whole stay. How an earth can we return to normality. Thank you everyone. As we say in Aberdeen-Bon Accord - happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again.
Lorna M, United Kingdom
September 27th, 2018 - September 30th, 2018
Thank you, this was the best holiday ever. I hope we can come back some day. Thank you so much for making this the most relaxing and memorable holidays ever. Words cant express our wonderful holiday.
Peta S, Australia
September 23rd, 2018 - September 26th, 2018
What an incredible villa and what a wonderful stay. The deepest and warmest thank you to the most fabulous group of people who work here who made our stay - we are so grateful for everything you do. Thank you for looking after us with so much care and of course thank you Gusti for keeping us well fed.
Helen B, United Kingdom
September 19th, 2018 - September 23rd, 2018
Thank you to all the staff at Villa Maridadi who made our stay unforgettable and perfect in every way. Amazing food, sunshine and people.
Ellie S, United Kingdom
September 7th, 2018 - September 9th, 2018
Everything was just perfect. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. Amazing food, great surroundings. Very relaxing indeed. Wonderful few days. We had a wonderful stay, a very relaxing villa and staff were great. Thanks so much for a special time.
Madie D, Australia
August 29th, 2018 - August 31st, 2018
Thank you for everything. Absolutely fantastic food, brilliant service and amazing views. We hope to come back soon. Thanks to all the staff for looking after us in paradise.
Jess and Max, Indonesia
August 9th, 2018 - August 25th, 2018
Nous avons vraiment passe des vacances de rêve a la Villa Maridadi. Merci au staff pour sa gentillesse el son professionalisme un petit coin de paradis defficile a oublier.
Isabelle R, France
July 18th, 2018 - July 22nd, 2018
Thank you to the wonderful staff of Villa Maridadi, we have all had a wonderful stay, lots of laughs, great food, swimming and sun. What a piece of paradise Villa Maridadi is, the peace and tranquility was just divine. We will be back.
Cheryl G, Australia
July 11th, 2018 - July 16th, 2018
Thank you to the wonderful staff at Villa Maridadi for such a wonderful stay. We all had a fabulous time in a beautiful location with excellent food and service. It was a very special holiday for all of us.
Stephen M, Australia
July 6th, 2018 - July 11th, 2018
Many thanks to Ayu, Gusti and all the staff for a most memorable holiday. A beautiful location to enjoy the fabulous weather. We will be back.
Jo R, Australia
May 31st, 2018 - June 16th, 2018
This villa is the perfect holiday package, lovely grounds and wonderful, attentive staff. Many thanks to Gusti, Putu and Made for making this such a memorable week. Also Agus and Komang for both great contributions. We hope we back.
Peter R, Australia
May 6th, 2018 - May 12th, 2018
Our very special thanks to all the staff who made our week stay extra special in many ways. The chef especially, we thank for all delicious meal he cooked for us all. Wish we could take him home to Australia. Everyone of our family enjoyed the beautiful surrounding the villa, great workouts on the tennis court, the little kids loved playing ball. The highlight was all of us being able to relax the week together plus the beautiful tasty meals each day. Hopefully one day we will all return for another gorgeous experience in Bali at Villa Maridadi. It is very sad we all leave today and go in different direction back to Australia. Many thanks again everyone.
Natalie P, Australia
April 19th, 2018 - April 23rd, 2018
Dear Villa Maridadi staff, thank you or the magnificent dream villa. I have to go back to reality but I will keep an imperishable memory of my stay here.
Claire C, Australia
April 7th, 2018 - April 15th, 2018
To everyone who has made our trip so enjoyable, thank you so much for such a lovely stay. The weeks has been wonderful, so much sun. We have had so much just relaxing in the villa, surfing, mountain trekking. The food has been delicious, you are fantastic chef. So sad to leave this relaxing place, hopefully we can return for more happy memories.
Sally M, Indonesia
March 28th, 2018 - April 4th, 2018
We have had such a wonderful time here. The villa is so beautiful and everyone has been so kind. Thank you for looking after us so well. Hopefully we will be back some day.
Jenni G, Australia
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, Indonesia
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, Hong Kong
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, Malaysia
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!