Bali has always been special to us and having stumbled upon the Sidemen Valley a few years back, never did we imagine that it would play such an important part in our lives. It was just a chance encounter on the rice terraces, that's all it was; and so a new chapter began in our eclectic lives, entitled 'Samanvaya'.
Although challenging and frustrating at times, we proudly opened the doors of Samanvaya to guests at the end of July 2012. In 2014, we welcomed guests to 'Rice' which adjoins Samanvaya. It's a concept new to the Sidemen Valley and derived from our wish to blend naturally with this delicate environment.
We are also lucky enough to have a wonderful team to look after ourguests (7 lodges in Samanvaya and in 2015, 4 lumbungs in 'Rice' ), 23 full time and several part time staff, all from the local village. Their enthusiasm and commitment is in abundance and they are a joy to work with! Guests and staff alike, for us, they are all VIPs, as one doesn't work very well without the other!
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