Hidden in the hills of North-West Bali, Sumberkima Hill Retreat is the ultimate place for a relaxing getaway. Always dreamt of staying in a beautiful Villa overlooking the ocean in Bali? Sumberkima Hill Retreat is the place to do it! Winner of a World Luxury Hotel Award for Asia in 2018, this place are what dreams are made of.
The road leading to the retreat takes you through beautiful scenery no matter where you’re coming from. As you make your way up the hill through the local Sumberkima village where kids wave at you in excitement, you can start seeing the resort with its beautiful pink flowers against the contrasting brown and green mountains.
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How to get to Sumberkima Hill Retreat Bali
Sumberkima Hill is located pretty much as far as you can be from the Airport while still being on Bali. Located about three hours from Canggu and four hours by car from the Airport, it’s definitely worth the drive. The roads up to north Bali are incredibly scenic and there are many points of interest you can stop at including many waterfalls!
Sumberkima Hill will easily arrange pickup for you at the Airport, or if you’re a bit crazy like us, you can always take a scooter! We cut the journey in half by stopping by Munduk for a few nights. Trying to do the whole 150km in one drive is not recommended if you’re on a scooter.
Click on the map below for directions to Sumberkima Hill!
What to Expect at Sumberkima Hill Retreat
From the moment you step into Sumberkima Hill Retreat, you feel (and are!) miles away from everything you previously knew about Bali. Far from the hustle & bustle of Ubud or Seminyak, Sumberkima Hill Retreat feels like a hidden oasis where the atmosphere breathes serenity and calmness. Even though there are almost 30 villas on the property, you often feel like you are alone.
The best part is, Sumberkima Hill is located in a microclimate which makes it hot and dry all year long. It rarely every rains here as you’ll notice by the dry and arid terrain surrounding the retreat.
Nestled at the top of Sumberkima Village, at the border of West Bali National Park, the villas are strategically placed and built in order to conserve privacy and optimize views. Most importantly, you can choose from an array of villas with sunrise, sunset, ocean or volcano views. Each villa has a capacity going from 2 to 11 people. Above all, each villa at Sumberkima Hill either has a private pool or access to an amazing shared pool. It’s proximity from Bali’s neighbouring island of Java makes for incredible vistas over 3 of Java’s volcanoes.
Most tourists don’t make their way to the North-Western tip of Bali. In other words, this whole region is still relatively untouched compared to most places in Bali. The retreat is a 3h drive up from Canggu or 4 hours from Denpasar Airport. Sumberkima Hill Retreat is a great place to spend a few days relaxing and resourcing during your Bali adventure.
Each villa at Sumberkima Hill Retreat is uniquely designed to mix traditional Balinese style with luxury facilities. Ranging from Joglo-style to very mordern, everyone is sure to find a villa they love at Sumberkima. Click here to see all the villas.
We had the immense pleasure of staying in three different villas that all had very distinctive feels. Our personal favorite is called El Nido, perched at the very top of Sumberkima hill with incredible sunset views and beautiful design. We’re just about ready to move in!
Amenities at Sumberkima Hill
While you’re there, you’ll want to dine at one of the two delicious restaurants serving up fresh food with so many good vegetarian options. Suma restaurant boasts freshly homemade sourdough bread and a great assortment of food. It is sure to become a go-to during your stay. Their second restaurant, Senja, is the perfect place to wind down with a drink while watching the beautiful sunset over Java’s Volcanos. Both restaurants offer room service, which we took full advantage us because with the views we had, we didn’t want to leave our villas!
On top of having two delicious restaurants, Sumberkima has an on-location spa. It’s the perfect place to get all your standard day spa treatments! Having a massage in such a beautiful, relaxing environment is one of the highlights of our time at Sumberkima Hill Retreat.
They also offer yoga classes every morning for 100k per person in their beautiful wooden yoga shala.
What to do in North-West Bali
- Snorkel at Sumberkima Bay’s reef restauration project
- Explore West Bali National Park
- Take an overnight tour to Kawah Ijen in East Java
- Practice Yoga with beautiful views at Sumberkima Hill Retreat’s Spa
- Watch the sunset over East Java’s volcanoes
- Treat yourself to a massage
- Enjoy this HUGE Sumberkina Hill infinity pool (pictured below)