From the Blog

Rice Field Planting

At Villa Kropak the rice has just been planted. Our rice terraces are located on the land immediately beneath the main building which slopes down towards the river. The tiered terraces are ploughed, shaped and planted by hand just as they have been for generations. The baby rice plants are[…]

“Sidamen is the real Bali”

Sidamen is truly the real Bali, it is breathtakingly beautiful. Villa Kropak is a jewel amongst the crown of Sidamen. The property is gorgeous, and small enough to have a lovely family feel. The staff are so friendly and attentive. The infinity pool is stunning, and the icing on the[…]

Picture Postcard Perfect

Villa Kropak It was with some trepidation that we booked a short holiday to Bali. My last visit had been nearly 40 years ago, as a carefree student, where $30.00 bought me a months accommodation in a family owned guesthouse. Street vendors pushed their food carts along lanes, bells tinkling[…]

A ‘Once in A Lifetime Special Day’

It’s just on 2 weeks since I was lucky enough to be invited to a ‘Blessing Ceremony for a New Villa’ in Sidemen in the eastern part of Bali. Sidemen was and is the centre of one of Bali’s great weaving traditions. Very intricate multi-coloured silk cloths are woven using[…]