Samakanda brims with opportunities for nature lovers including:

Nature walks:

  • to the river – where a delightful plunge pool and mini waterfall await
  • to the banyan tree – a great spot for meditation or quiet reflection
  • over the hill – raise your pulse rate and see the extraordinary views


Hugh enjoying Samakanda

Hugh enjoying Samakanda



  • our local chefs at Samakanda make incredible vegetarian curies in traditional clay pots – join in
  • learn how to make sambal, cook with coconut milk and pick what you cook
  • for large groups we can fire up the pizza oven and run pizza workshops – great fun!




Cycle trips down to the coast can be arranged:

  • swoop down the hill through paddy fields and past temples
  • don’t worry – we have checked the brakes!


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The ride to the coast

Bird watching, botany and wild critters:


  • a vast array of birds live in the canopy around Samakanda – what will you spot?
  • the nature walks go though pristine rainforest – prepare for a real jungle experience
  • giant squirrels, mongoose and naughty monkeys will keep you company up on the hill


The "Bowl" features a paddy field and hundreds of fruit trees

The “Bowl” features a paddy field and hundreds of fruit trees