For reservations please call or send an email to Ketut’s son I Madé Berata.
Madé Berata’s WhatsApp:
+62 (0) 812 3956 1165
Email: berataoffice (at) gmail (dot) com
Or write to:
I Madé Berata
Banjar Kalah, Peliatan
2 thoughts on “Contact”
I had the good fortune to stay at Ketut Madra’s Homestay twice, during nine months in 1978-79 and again during almost two years in 1981-82 when I occupied the original pondok, always my favorite place. I look back to my stay there as the best time I had in Bali during the 40 odd years I have been coming to this extraordinary island.
I have a huge hole in my heart from the news of Ketut’s passing. A great loss of a great friend. There’s never been a more gracious host and happy human being than Ketut Madra. I visited him (before he had his homestay in 1975 when I lived in Pliatan) and sat and listened to his Ramayana stories while he painted and I pretended I had any talent. I felt like the most important person in his life as he did with all people coming to him with an open heart. I treasure the time together and his teachings. I revisited on our honeymoon in 1989 and when I fulfilled another Ketut’s (Alon the woodcarver) mandate that we return when we had children. 20 years later we returned to the new Generation of Madra’s family and once again felt the love of wonderful people with, seemingly, the key to satisfied lives. A big tear.