How did Wawa-wewe begin?

Wawa-wewe I began when our car was swapped for a piece of land in Lipah village, one of the first few businesses to be established in the Amed area in 1996. At this time the roads were rough and impassable in places, with no bridge over the river.

With the help of friends and family we cleared the land, keeping as many palms as possible, with respect for the land; one palm needed a special Hindu ceremony to ensure a new home was found for the good spirit living within it.

Eventually a raw, rustic successful bar, restaurant and four bungalows were created. Now Wawa-wewe I has a lively yet laid back tropical atmosphere with a sea breeze and a bustling local community on the doorstep.

Wawa-wewe II was built on a rustic slope leading down to Pupuan Beach. Since 1998 ten villas have been created, taking full advantage of the ocean and the Balinese gardens which have grown with the business. The Buddha shaped infinity pool merges into the blue sea, creating a total balance.

Wawa-wewe Rock further down the coast from Wawa-wewe I and II was established in 2010. The restaurant, bungalows and pool are majestically positioned between the bays of Aas and Banyuning where the locally renowned Japanese wreck lies, which present an excellent local snorkelling attraction.

The Rock has mesmerising ocean views from every aspect, of the bungalows, restaurant, garden and infinity lap pool which looks out to the horizon where the Gile Isles and Lombok can be seen. Dramatic, ancient volcanic mountains create a stunning scene behind The Rock.

Simply our aim is to provide a truly memorable Balinese experience at an affordable price.

‘The Wawa-wewe team are my family, we want to help them progress and develop in their life, as well as supporting and helping them to understand who they are and find their own strengths.’

Made Sudana (Dongek) - Owner