Great Mountain Views Villa Resort

East Bali’s Best-Kept Secret!

Welcome to Great Mountain Views

Great Mountain Views (GMV) is a family-run nature resort near Sidemen, Bali.

Established in 2008, our resort offers spectacular views of Mount Agung, Bali’s most important mountain and home to the island’s main temple complex, Besakih.

GMV is a unique resort and the perfect base for exploring Bali’s beautiful natural environment and culture. The tranquillity and charm of GMV’s location, immersed in the Balinese countryside, is the perfect accompaniment to the spectacular views of Mount Agung.

GMV is surrounded by traditional rice fields, yet our 8 villas (housing 12 rooms) – all with private verandas or balconies facing the mountain – offer all the comfort and facilities the modern holidaymaker expects.

Whether you’re seeking peace and quiet or an adventure-packed holiday, GMV is your perfect base for exploring East Bali in all its natural beauty.

melati view

A big thank you to all our wonderful customers

Nikhil P
Nikhil P
Exceeded Expectations with all the right ticks. Elegant and clean cottage rooms, breathtaking views of Mt. Agung and rice terraces from the restaurant and lovely staff make the resort an absolute choice to stay when in Sideman. Just sit back in the restaurant in the evening, order a pot of Honey Ginger tea and dupe your self in the beauty the surroundings have to offer. It’s an experience you cannot afford to miss. Breakfast spread at the restaurant is decent. All I can recommend is addition of new variety of food options in the restaurant menu for the guests.
Mountain Magic My time at Great Mountain Views and Sidemen was absolutely magical and incredible. Being a solo traveller, I will admit that, at first, travelling out to the resort was quite intimidating and overwhelming with the closeness of Mt Agung and the remote area. However, within half an hour of being there, the ambience hit, and I knew I was in for the once-in-a-lifetime experience I had hoped for. The resort is genuinely beautiful. You can tell a lot of detail, thought, care, and respect has gone into making it. The staff are so friendly and kind, and I felt so cared for, especially by Nyoman and Wayan, who made me feel like I was being welcomed into a luxurious home. I booked in for two experiences at the resort through Clare in reservations, who was incredibly accommodating, attentive and kind through the whole organising and booking experience, which added to such a wonderful experience. One was Wayan's Canang Sari class, which was truly special. Wayan was so patient and had a brilliant way of teaching. Learning the process and being taken to the temple was one of my favourite parts. I also did a Ricefield walk, which incorporated much more than I expected. My guide, Made was terrific, and his knowledge of culture, traditions, history, and customs was outstanding. I had a wonderful time talking, walking and learning from him. Clare also helped organise a visit and activities at Samsara Living Museum, which I highly recommend. The tranquillity of GMV, makes it a must-visit for those wanting to connect and learn about the natural and authentic Bali. Thank you to Clare, Nyoman, Wayan, Made and all the staff who made it an exceptional stay. I can't wait to return soon and bring my family back.
Un très beau lieu qui mérite d être un peu rénové Des paysages magnifiques dans un lieu très préservé seul bémol le mobilier et les structures d accueil bien vieillissantes qui méritent un bon coup de peinture et de rénovation Le personnel est très accueillant et possibilité de se restaurer sur place même si la carte est réduite
Extraordinaire Tout commence avec ce paysage à couper le souffle, le dîner était excellent, tout est très propre , literie confortable et yulia est une hôtesse d'une gentillesse avec un sourire inoubliable . La piscine au milieu des rizières était aussi un moment magique...j'ai adoré TOUT
The hotel, which is tastefully made If this place were a dish, I would describe it as a “delicious” one. Really, absolutely everything here has made tastefully, starting from the choice of location ending with dishes in the restaurant (we’ve had a soft spot for local Soto Ayam, in particular), and an incredible hospitality from the staff and owners’s side had become the cherry on the cake. And despite we had hardly seen a majestic Mt.Agung in all its glory during our two-days stay, we were really enjoying the time we spent here, at this fantastic place.
Sideman's amazing views This was a truly wonderful overnight stay. The view was incredible. The staff were so helpful and friendly. The food was great and reasonably priced for Bali. We could onky hear sounds of nature. The pool was in good condition and considering that Bali has been virtually closed off, the rooms were in good condition. The hot water was a bit old and limited but it worked. We will stay here for longer on our next visit as it a wonderful discovery.
Liling T
Liling T
Nice resort with great view! Room is big and spacious, have a spacious outdoor bathroom. The view from the resort is super!! With the paddy field and mount Agung view. Staff was welcoming and very helpful. There is no air con in the room but it’s ok due to cold weather in that area. Overall, good experience staying here!
Jeff T
Jeff T
Mountain Utopia Unreal location with a lovely view of Mount Agung. My wife and I stayed here as a staging area for climbing the mountain. Our experience was delightful. The entire staff treated us like family and our room was beautiful. The room had an outdoor shower and bathroom that was unique and wonderful (hot shower felt good after trekking in the rain). This is a must stay!!
Stone Table & Pagodas

What Is GMV?

Great Mountain Views Villa Resort (GMV) features 11 rooms, all of them provided with en-suite bathrooms and private verandas facing the mountain. We offer four types of villas – Melati, Frangipani, Jasmine, and Lotus – and several room types (twin, double, triple, and family).

Our Melati and Frangipani Villas boast spectacular panoramic views of Mt Agung, while our Jasmine and Lotus Villas offer beautiful vistas of our luscious Balinese garden.

The resort also features an attractive, Balinese-style restaurant and two pagodas for private dining. Guests are welcome to enjoy their breakfast (included in the price of the room) on their own, private veranda, or in the restaurant.

Being at GMV means living close to nature. Our garden is laid out with many types of flowers and trees, and the resort borders on traditional rice fields and a fruit plantation.

We were very fortunate in that GMV was built on land bordering the rice fields. This enables us to enjoy the stunning views of these rice fields (which form part of a UNESCO world heritage site) without being detrimental to them. 

Our Villas

GMV In a Nutshell

  • unique, family-run nature resort near Sidemen
  • charming villas with private verandas facing the mountain & rice fields
  • magnificent views of Mt Agung – possibly the best resort views (direct and unhindered) in the area of Sidemen
  • modest swimming pool & space for meditation and other forms of relaxation
  • range of activities (such as temple visits, mountain hikes, rice-field walks, waterfall tour, and massages) available
  • Balinese-style restaurant serving delicious food (Indonesian and European cuisine)
  • beautiful Balinese garden, featuring many different types of trees and flowers
  • fast internet throughout the resort (since 2022!)
  • pick-up and drop-off service from various locations (additional fee applies)
  • transport & car rental, incl. driver (additional fee applies)
gmv pool
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