Midway between the rice fields in the beautiful Sidemen’s Valley, charming boutique hotel Samanvaya. Here you can enjoy the peace and the prospect of rice terraces in one of Bali’s most beautiful areas.
Samanvaya is built and operated by the British couple Christine and John. They fell head over heels for Sidemens unique nature and village society’s strong culture and traditions, after which they opened the Samanvaya in 2012. And just that close ties to the local community and nature has been a driving force in page then.
It marks clearly Samanvaya is driven by passion, when you arrive. The staff, who are all from the immediate area, meets you with sincere smile and interest.
The close contact to the local community has also done, that we are able to offer a range of unique experiences to the Valley’s villages, small temples and wonderful natural scenarios – off the beaten track with a unique insight into the Balinese culture. Discover it on foot, on bicycle or on a breathtaking ride on the back of a scooter.
Subsequently it will be in the mood to pamper yourself with a session in the Spa, which offers both traditional massage and more spiritual treatments. Yoga and meditation with specially trained teachers are also possible.
CLOSE TO NATURE
From both the pool, restaurant and most of the villas, there are beautiful views of the rice terraces. Do not be surprised if the local peasants are going on the ground not far from you. It is part of the charm of staying here. The sound of croaking frogs and insects from the paddy fields is intensified when the day goes on luck and the Sun disappears behind the horizon down.
RESTAURANT AND POOL WITH VIEWS
Samanvaya has just opened his new restaurant in 2015 “Rice” – a spectacular bamboo building that takes advantage of its location in the middle of the rice terraces in an optimal way. The name gives just really make much sense, when sitting here and experience the fantastic panoramic views. Menu cities on a good mix from East and West, so there is something for everyone.
The pool belongs to that sort of thing, where you can hang on the edge for hours and just enjoy the Shat to rice paddies, mountains and jungle.
ONLY 11 BUNGALOWS
Samanvaya has 11 bungalows distributed between 7 lodges and 4 lumbungs. All are constructed from sustainable wood and bamboo and covered with thatched roofs, so that their outer harmony with rice fields. Objection is the simply but deliciously decorated with quality beds, air conditioning, safety-box, mini-bar, semi-open bathroom, wifi, tea and coffee making facilities and not least terrace overlooking the rice paddies.
All lodges are different in size and design. A few of them have space for families. All located close to the pool with views of the rice fields.
The 4 lumbungs that has just opened in 2015, is beautifully designed in bamboo covered with straw. They are designed as traditional, small cabins, originally used for storing rice. The largest of them are in two floors and can accommodate up to 4 adults.