Your Staff

Pondok Bidadari

Catering to your needs

Pondok Bidadari is proud that all our staff are also members of the local community. You will have five wonderful people to look after you while you are at Pondok Bidadari and normal staff hours are:
7.00 A.M – 8.30/9.00 P.M.

The People of Pondok Bidadari

Pak Ida Bagus

Villa manger extraordinaire and responsible for the day to day running of Pondok Bidadari, Ida Bagus’ friendly, easy-going nature and his focus on guest satisfaction make him one of Bidadari’s greatest assets. Father of three children, Ida Bagus lives in nearby Margayu Village and was educated at the local school. He speaks great English and will do everything possible to make your stay at Bidadari wonderful. If there is anything at all you need during your stay just speak with Bagus.

Gusti Ayu

Creator of superb Balinese cuisine and responsible for the wonderful flavours that are produced in the Bidadari kitchen. Gusti Ayu was born and raised in Sidemen village, is a mother of five and incredibly still finds time to dedicate herself to her work. You are welcome to spend some time with Ayu in the kitchen and learn some Balinese cooking techniques.


A modern day superwoman who takes responsibility for keeping your villa neat and clean and the villa accounts in good order. She does all this while raising her two young children (Putu & Kadek) while her husband works away. Iluh married into the area and lives only a five minute walk from the villa. Iluh’s family has worked at Pondok Bidadari since it was first built in 2007.


Pondok Bidadari’s most recent recruit is responsible for creating and maintaining the Bidadari garden, he was born and went to school in the immediate Kebon area. Kadek is currently head of the local Banjar and has recently become a father to his third child and first boy.

Pak Tunas

Father in law to Iluh, grandfather to Putu & Kadek and Pondok Bidadari’s longest serving staff member. Pak Tunas acts as caretaker and is available to ‘camp over’ at night for those guests who feel more comfortable with a local being nearby at night.

Staff & Your Privacy

Although it is lovely having staff to look after your needs, some guests prefer Pondok Bidadari to themselves.  If this is you, please let Ida Bagus know or send me an email prior to your arrival.  The staff hours are flexible and they are happy to start later or finish earlier.  Most of your staff live very close by and can go home during the day for an hour or more if you request privacy – just let them know when you would like them to return.