Villa Surya Damai’s team of 14 staff reflect the relaxed, family ambiance that makes the villa so special. All staff members are experienced and well trained hotel school graduates with a decent command of English.
Although villa manager is not located at the villa full-time, he will be there to welcome guests on arrival and is always contactable. A savvy and experienced manager, he has a great command of English and is a mine of local information, helping guests with anything from hunting down vintage wines to arranging surf lessons.
Our experienced chef has previously worked in hotels and restaurants on the island. He impresses with a broad repertoire of Western and Asian dishes and adaptability to suit guests’ varied tastes.
The villa’s housekeepers also double as kitchen assistants and waiting staff. They are ever-cheerful and happy to help in any way they can.
The team of male security guards work a joint night-time shift, ensuring security and peace of mind during your villa stay.
Our gardeners do a fine job maintaining the lovely villa grounds and keeping the lawns immaculate.
Villa Surya Damai is a sublime introduction to Bali villa living that will embrace you in its charm and make you never want to leave. Built as a family home this delightful five-bedroom property is uniquely infused with touches of colonial elegance, high-quality interiors and furnishings and all the modern creature comforts required for the perfect tropical villa holiday. Here, classic good taste is mixed with understated simplicity and our ever-happy team of staff are further evidence that this is indeed a relaxed ‘home away from home,’ welcoming you with a warmth and informal hospitality that will melt away your stresses and tensions.
Set amongst 2,750sqm of mature, riverside gardens overflowing with tropical flora and water features, we designed the villa as a series of charming thatched buildings in the style of a traditional Balinese family compound home. At Villa Surya Damai you will find spacious bedroom pavilions with comfortably furnished private terraces and pretty ensuite garden bathrooms, encircling a welcoming, open-sided living pavilion that faces the centrepiece 18-metre pool. Sun loungers, outdoor and indoor dining areas and an additional lounge/TV room on a wide upstairs veranda, provide more than enough options for both private and social moments. Recreational facilities include three TVs and DVD players, iPod docks and a tennis court.
Beyond the enchanting gardens and across a small river lie terraces of verdant rice fields and a grassy pasture complete with grazing cows. It’s a quiet spot where days blissfully blur together. But if you do feel the urge to venture out, the villa is just a three-kilometre drive (or a 20-minute walk) from the beach, as well as lots of world-class restaurants and stylish bars in nearby Petitenget and Seminyak.