Surya Damai - Master terrace

Surya Damai


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.
Security guards

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.


Surya Damai - Nasi goreng

The menu

The excellent chef is highly capable of preparing a wide variety of Asian and Western dishes, from Vichyssoise soup and beef Bourguignon to local delicacies such as fish curry; not to mention teatime treats and whole rock lobster barbecues.  He can also easily accommodate children’s choices and special dietary needs.  Extensive suggestion menus are provided, but Nengeh is happy to discuss special requests.

The system

To give the cooks sufficient advance warning, it helps to select meal options 24 hours in advance (however staff are always willing to accommodate requirements when able).  While the kitchen staff are excellent, they do not have the capacity of a hotel or restaurant kitchen; thus it is very much appreciated if guests minimise the number of dishes ordered at each meal.

Surya Damai - Ribs
Surya Damai - A perfect villa for entertaining

Food and beverage charges

Groceries and beverages are charged at cost price plus 20%++ handling fee.  Staff will require guests to provide a cash float for groceries, they will then purchase the goods and present receipts when they tally up final costs.


Surya Damai - Indoor TV room

The family friendly advantages of a villa holiday are many, including access to your own private facilities and the freedom to use them whenever you want. Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too.

Villa Surya Damai is a great villa for families, however toddlers will need to be carefully supervised around the fish ponds and water features. Younger kids will love exploring the fairy-tale garden and big kids will enjoy having their own tennis court and taking over the upstairs games room/TV lounge. The two twin-bedded rooms are great for kids to bunk down together too, each with two extra pull-out beds.

The team of friendly staff at Villa Surya Damai will make children feel as welcome as adults, and having these willing helpers on hand gives guests plenty of flexibility and freedom to do their own exploring beyond the villa grounds (full-time babysitting incurs a small extra cost).

Although the equipped kitchen allows you to prepare meals for fussy eaters or babies with ease, staff will happily to do this for you – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or chef and they will take care of the rest. Banana pancakes by the pool for breakfast? Toasted sandwiches in the TV lounge for lunch? No problem. The chef can customise all meals to suit children’s taste buds.

And don’t worry about packing all that cumbersome kids’ equipment for your stay. Just let us know what you need; anything we don’t have in-house (villa facilities include a baby cot, high chair books, games and kids DVDs) we can hire on your behalf (click here to see list of available hire items).

And when the excitement of exploring the villa starts to wear off, check out our Things to do page; there’s plenty in the area to keep all of the family amused throughout the holiday.


Feel like a body scrub or massage? Just ask our staff to bring the spa to you! We can recommend deluxe treatments carried out in the privacy of your own villa by fully trained therapists from a reputable local spa (extra charges will apply). Here’s a sample of what’s on the menu:

Balinese massage
Release built up tension with a traditional Balinese massage. Using a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure and aromatherapy oils to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and energy around your body, you will feel totally relaxed in no time.
Foot reflexology
Foot reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet which correspond to every part of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes tension is relieved and circulation improved leaving you feeling balanced.
Body scrub
A full body scrub will exfoliate and hydrate your skin leaving it soft and smooth. A rejuvenating scrub combines an abrasive material such as salt, coffee, rice bran or pecan hulls with essential oils to remove any impurities and make your skin glow.
Our hands and feet work hard for us every day but rarely get the attention they deserve. Treat them to a manicure or pedicure, which usually comes with the added bonus of a quick hand or foot massage.
Surya Damai - Massage
Surya Damai - Spa

Concierge Experience

Staying at an elite haven comes with the innumerable benefits of Concierge services. Our able team is at your service to suggest, book and arrange for all those things which will go a long way in making your Bali holiday memorable. Get in touch with the Concierge for restaurant recommendations and reservations. If you want to try your hand at making local dishes, a cooking class can also be arranged for you.

Adventure-seekers will love white water rafting, snorkeling or scuba diving in and around the island. We can rent equipment on your behalf, book a training session (if required) and make all necessary arrangements. Experience the outdoors by joining a bike tour or taking a surfing lesson. For a touch of indulgence, hire a luxury yacht to go sailing in the high waters, with decadent refreshments served on board. Or just spend a satisfying day on the greens, teeing off at one of Bali’s top golf courses

Experience and witness the Baliniese way of life by booking a Concierge-curated Cultural Experience. The full day Tabanan tour drives you through Bali’s picturesque rice terraces and includes visits to the famous Batukaru Temple and Taman Ayun Temple. A special Balinese lunch in a magical setting, not open to the general public, is included in the tour. Or you could head towards the cultural capital of Ubud which gives a glimpse into the local lifestyle as well as the art centre of Ubud. It allows photo-ops at Tegalalang Rice Terraces as well as a stop at the gorgeous Batuan Temple. A must-do for art-aficionados. 

The Concierge can also arrange for a range of services at your villa. Pamper yourself with a massage by the pool by a professional therapist or work on those abs with a personal trainer. Whatever it is that gets you going, it can all be arranged. From small things like your favourite foods and beverages pre-stocked in the villa when you arrive to traditional Balinese performers or even street artists putting up a show for you, at elite havens, we go the extra mile to ensure all your wishes are fulfilled. 

Guest Reviews

  • January 5th, 2019 - January 12th, 2019

    Everything here was fabulous - food, staff and villa. Loved Bali and will be returning again soon. Had some great days out too - Ubud, potato head, Finns, Sardine and La Laguna and all would be recommended. Also in house treatment and massage at the villa. Thank you to all Surya Damai for making this family holiday so memorable.

    Johannes D, Singapore
  • December 26th, 2018 - January 2nd, 2019

    This is not good bye, its will see you again. Thanks for making our holiday a home away from home. We've all had the most amazing time and cannot speak more highly of all of you, we will miss you very much. We are very lucky to have stayed here, the grounds, facilities and the way we've been treated has been magical. Can't wait to come back and thank you to the chef - our food was wow wow wow .

    Adam M, Australia
  • May 3rd, 2018 - May 10th, 2018

    We were impressed with the villa and beautiful service from the second we walked in. The immaculate grounds, pool, our rooms and common rooms were always perfect. We enjoyed many meals in the villa, the traditional Indonesian food and the hash browns were a hit! Most of all, the smiling faces of the staff made our stay so special. We can't wait to come back and stay here on our sixth visit, this is easily our favorite villa we've stay in.

    Anika W, Australia
  • April 20th, 2018 - April 30th, 2018

    Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Villa Surya Damai. We have all had a fantastic holiday, one which will not forget. Hope we can all revisit this wonderful place.

    Maiko N, Australia
  • March 30th, 2018 - April 6th, 2018

    Thankyou very much for a such a wonderful stay. The staff were amazing and the food was gorgeous! The villa was beyond our expectations. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you . It was wonderful.

    Jann Barr R, United Kingdom
  • January 27th, 2018 - February 4th, 2018

    Thank you for helping me celebrate my 60th birthday with my family. We were looked after so well in this beautiful villa. Nothing was too much trouble and you quietly went about providing everything we needed. Wayan and the owner should be very proud of their staff. Thank you Chef for wonderful food and adapting to our food requirements. We all had wonderful and relaxing stay at the villa.

    Karen L, Australia
  • December 26th, 2017 - January 6th, 2018

    Thank you for looking after us so well and making our holiday so special. The staff, food and villa are second to none. As a travel advisor from Sydney I will highly recommend Surya Damai to my clients.

    Ally K, Singapore
  • December 20th, 2017 - December 24th, 2017

    Thank you so much for our fabulous holiday. You have made everything so perfect - meals, our rooms and your service. We will remember your smiles for along time..until the next holiday.

    David M, Philippines
  • October 22nd, 2017 - October 28th, 2017

    Thank you for a pretty wonderful space and place for us to relax and chill out.

    Simon H, Singapore
  • October 8th, 2017 - October 15th, 2017

    Thank you for making my 40th birthday so special! The staff at this villa are amazing people, the chef is 5 star! Everything was absolutely perfect! We will be back! Thank you so very much!

    Amanda A, Australia
  • October 2nd, 2017 - October 7th, 2017

    Thank you so much for making our holiday so lovely and memorable. We had such a fantastic time!

    Maiko N, Australia
  • August 9th, 2017 - August 29th, 2017

    Terima kasih! to the staff who hosted us for these lovely view weeks. The villa is really perfect for having such a great location and being very beautiful. All our guest have a fantastic time.

    Andrea D, Italy
  • August 3rd, 2017 - August 9th, 2017

    The villa simply beautiful, staff are lovely. Thanks so much, we will be back

    Sofia B, France
  • July 22nd, 2017 - July 29th, 2017

    Thank you all very much for the hospitality and wonderful holiday. We wish we could come again.

    Camila A, United Kingdom
  • April 8th, 2017 - April 15th, 2017

    A great place to relax and unwind, Thanks for lovely holiday.

    Toland S, Indonesia
  • January 27th, 2017 - February 2nd, 2017

    I really enjoyed staying at the villa. Thank you for everything you done to us.

    Nathalia T, Singapore
  • August 4th, 2015 - August 10th, 2015

    We had 3 families staying in the villa who visit Bali several times per year. This was by far one of our best villa experiences. The staff were excellent, always attentive whilst still managing to respect our privacy.Every request we had the staff were able to deliver on (scooters, nannies, drinks, last minute food orders, organising taxis, transfers etc). The tennis court was a great addition to keep the kids active and you don't often find them in villas close to Seminyak. The villa was very well kept and the location was so convenient to access nearby cafes, restaurants and shops. Two of the bedrooms had an additional lounge room which was excellent for the kids to relax and watch dvds and for the younger children to sleep in with their parents. We easily accomodated 8 children and 5 adults. Highly recommend this villa if you want a property that has a lot of open space and beautiful gardens but also has great proximity to the beach and all that Seminyak/Pettitenget has to offer.

    Kym M, Mauritius
  • May 15th, 2015 - May 18th, 2015

    The villa was beautiful - definitely a great place to stay with a group. We especially loved the outside bathrooms!

    Tahlia H, Australia
  • August 31st, 2014 - September 6th, 2014

    great place to stay & relax !! very helpful & friendly staff ! the place is exactly as you see and as is described on the website; FANTASTIC

    Marnix Peelman, Belgium
  • July 13th, 2014 - July 19th, 2014

    We enjoyed a fantastic holiday at Villa Surya Damai with 2 other families. The staff were welcoming, gracious and considerate. The villa was amazing, beautifully landscaped with plenty of outdoor space for 6 active children. Keep in mind that you may not want to leave the villa to go exploring as it has everything you could ask for. In particular the outdoor bathrooms were incredible. We shall return....

    Amelia L, Australia
  • December 3rd, 2013 - December 10th, 2013

    One of the best holidays I have had.. Next time I plan on never leaving the villa! Great service great food great accommodation. it literally could not have been any better.

    Sarah Dennithorne, Australia
  • September 4th, 2013 - September 9th, 2013

    From the moment we set foot at Surya Damai we were made to feel comfortable. The staff consistently looked after us and never complained about is popping into the kitchen to ask for things when we could have rung the buzzer (which we forgot about). The bathrooms and rooms were beautiful and while the villa is luxurious, it has a lovely lived in feel which made us feel instantly at home. We had a young child with us and he too was well looked after and it was never a problem for him to have his meals at different times to the adults ie, earlier. We all had a great time and didn't really want to go out of the villa while we were there. We ate Indonesian food all week and it was lovely. We will definitely be back and recommend the villa for families and groups without hesitation.

    Suzy V, Australia
  • June 14th, 2013 - June 17th, 2013

    My whole family had a great time at the villa. We were there for a 3 nights stay and all of us could have just stay in the villa the entire trip! The pool keeps the kids entertained, the food is delicious, the staff are accommodating and always welcoming, the tennis court allows something different to do. Overall, very relaxing and peaceful.

    May Win W, Malaysia
  • May 19th, 2013 - May 29th, 2013

    Ive been to Bali many times. In addition, I spent a number of year living in the Umalas area. Im very familiar with the benchmarks of what is average, below and above. Villa Surya Damai is amazing. The staff are the very best of the best. They are kind, gentle, unobtrusive, professional and so much more. It would be impossible to fault any of them. They are there but they arent there. Its the perfect balance. Anything you need and they have probably anticipated it. You never feel as though they are in your way. I could go on and on about them.... So amazing! The villa is stunning. The photos do the place very little justice. It is much better in real life. 5 great rooms, 3 of which act as grand master rooms. But really, all of the rooms are great and is suitable for 5 couples or any configuration thereof. The living pavilion located in the centre of the grounds is perfectly located and is an amazing chill out area for both day and night for all to hang out in. There are a few other private chillout areas attached to the 3 master rooms which also work for privacy. Pool area and size is perfect, with really comfortable pool lounges. Great pool towels. Bathrooms are great, showers are perfect, everything supplied including soaps and amazing towels. Plenty of towels....... so good!!! The dining areas is so great. It is attached to the kitchen and functions as the meals area. This naturally raises the topic of meals: The cook is 10 out of 10. I do love eating out in Bali. There are so many amazing restaurants. But, having this quality of chef in the house, 80% of our meals were taken in house on this trip!!! In a way, I hate making such a glowing review, because next time i go to book, this villa may be rented out by you as a result of reading my review!!! But have to should from the top of the mountain, if you are thinking of going to Bali and considering staying at Villa Surya Damai, do it!!! Every single person in our party of 9 adults were completely blown away by the place. The location is perfect for those wanting access to both Canggu and Seminyak.

    Jason F, Australia
  • March 10th, 2013 - March 14th, 2013

    Villa Surya Damai far exceeded our expectations. The villa and staff were exceptional nothing was too much trouble for the truly beautiful staff. They were attentive but in the background and unobtrusive and the villa driver was most patient with us. :) I must commend the Villa chef, every meal we had was superb, breakfast was a delight and dinners sublime. The cappuccinos served in the early morning were an added bonus and a lovely surprise (can't start our day without a decent one) the villa itself was outstanding..our family have stayed in several different villas on our many trips to Bali ..but Villa Surya Damai surpasses them all. relaxation...I could go on forever. We were indeed sad to leave this beautiful haven. Thank you for giving us long lasting beautiful memories...we will be back.xx

    Liane Flatman, Australia
  • November 3rd, 2012 - November 10th, 2012

    Great accommodation (we rated it 5 star), the staff were just wonderful - couldn't do enough for you, always happy and very discreet. The food couldn't be faulted, and the grounds and facilities were great for families. As a family get together it was fantastic, and we all agreed that we would love to return in the near future.

    MM, Australia
  • October 28th, 2012 - November 3rd, 2012

    Villa Surya Damai is great value for money. The food prepared was great and the staff excellent. The layout of bedrooms (all separate from each other) was definitely a bonus and one of the reasons we chose this villa.

  • June 11th, 2012 - June 14th, 2012

    The welcome drinks and warm, delicious spring rolls of the vegetarian type (specially made because one of us is a vegetarian) were thoughtful and marked a great start to what was a very nice stay at the Villa!

    LW, Singapore
  • May 21st, 2012 - May 30th, 2012

    On entrance be prepared to live the world behind. This place is paradise. The Gardens , the pool, the view and location - all magic!The staff were beautiful,kind,accommodating and friendly. We didnt want to leave and certainly plan to return.

    GM, Australia
  • April 14th, 2012 - April 22nd, 2012

    We went to Surya Damai after a glowing recommendation but it still exceeded our expectations. Even with 7 children between us we managed to have the most relaxing holiday we've ever had. The house was perfect and the staff were attentive but unobtrusive. The food was amazing.

    VK, Australia
  • March 18th, 2012 - March 25th, 2012

    A stunning traditional balinese property, set in a quiet rural area, giving us solace from the busy streets of Seminyak. The staff went over and above to make our stay unforgettable. They were professional and efficient, forever accommodating and friendly. The food that the chef prepared for us was better than many of the restaurants we tried. I would have no hesitation in staying at this villa again.

    RN, Australia
  • February 9th, 2012 - February 19th, 2012

    Perfect! Everything was absolutley perfect. The grounds were beautiful, the rooms were luxurious, the staff were gorgeous, the location was perfect, far enough away to get some peace and quiet but close enough thats its just a short drive to Seminyak etc and it was still close enough to walk to local things like a massuer, a shop and resturants while saying hi to friendly locals on the way. We had 5 kiddies under 4 with us and we all felt safe around the pool with them and we had a great time just hanging out at the villa. Lots of grassed areas for the kids to play away from the pool. The staff were great in every aspect and we had the best drivers to take us anywhere we wanted! My whole family would highly recommend this villa. We will be back next year for sure.

    Joanna Hands, Australia
  • December 3rd, 2011 - December 6th, 2011

    The villa is very well maintained. Staff are very friendly & helpful. We love the spacious feel, with each individual bedroom villas separated from one & another, it gives enough privacy & yet everyone are still within same compound. Will highly recommend to my friends.

    SJ, Singapore
  • November 30th, 2011 - December 3rd, 2011

    From the time of arrival to the time of departure, we were greeted with service that was second to none. Despite the last minute order in our meal, the staff still served us with manners & delicious local food. Despite us being messy & indecisive in our plannings, the Villa still treated us like royalty. Despite the fact that we were all students, there was no discrimination towards our status. With the design & ambiance of the Villa put together with the service of the staff, it was an incredible relaxing experience. The chef were really skilled in what they do, I've never tasted such heavenly cooking. All in all, we really felt at home with the freedom to roam around the Villa as we pleased, to blast music through your first class sound system & even allowing us to cook our own meals. THANK YOU SO MUCH for showing us the first class Balinese experience, we hope to see you in the near future. warmest regards, the G6 designers

    OF, Malaysia
  • November 17th, 2011 - November 23rd, 2011

    We cannot fault the villa or the staff in any way. The villa had the original Balinese charm with all the contemporary luxuries. The staff were polite, helpful and discrete. We were treated as kings and queens and nothing was too much trouble. The gardens were beautifully kept and the pool water was pristine. We had been hoping to be by the beach but now we have had views of the rice paddies this will be our prefered option in future. The proximity to Seminyak was perfect and with the car and driver it made getting anywhere easy. I would highly recommend this villa to anyone wanting to be near the hustle and bustle of Seminyak but being able to return to a tranquil oasis within minutes.

    Rachel Wilson, Australia
  • September 16th, 2011 - September 19th, 2011

    Our stay at the villa was enjoyable from the beginning to the end. Especially the very friendly staff and the great chef enriched our time. Nobody was missing anything and we all would love to come back one day.

    VH, Germany
  • June 25th, 2011 - July 2nd, 2011

    Pure luxury and total relaxation. The staff were exceptional and there was so much space for our 3 familes to share yet have privacy. We LOVED it!

    MS, Singapore
  • June 12th, 2011 - June 19th, 2011

    Lovely place where you feel at home, pampered by wonderful and friendly staff with great food.

    KS, Indonesia
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