FAQs

Where is Samadi located?

We’re located in Canggu, which is a large coastal area that stretches about eight kilometers north of Seminyak. Our address is Jalan Padang Linjong 39, Echo Beach, Canggu, Bali.

How long it takes from the airport to Samadi?

It depends on the traffic but on average it takes an hour.

How can I get from the airport to Samadi?

We can arrange a driver to pick you up at the airport. You can also take a regular taxi from the airport. There is no public transport from the airport.

What is the best way to get around?

You can walk around in Canggu area all is relatively nearby, beachfront is 2 km walk from Samadi.

It is possible to rent a bicycle or a scooter, which is the easiest way to get around. Always put your bag inside the scooter to keep your valuable belongings safe.

If you rent a scooter make sure you have an International one.

You can also use local transport (taxi) to get around

  • Canggu Transport +62 819 161 92625

What is the closest beach and how far is it?

Echo Beach and Old Man are the main beach attractions and a famous surf spot in the Canggu area. It takes approximately 15-20  minutes by foot, 2 km to Echo Beach from Samadi. If you’re just looking for a place to swim or want to learn surfing, walk to the next beach, Old Man’s area where the waves are far more calmer.


  

How about other beaches in the area?

To escape the crowds head to Pererenan beach. A quick walk over the rocks from Echo Beach drops you onto a nice quiet beach, stretching for kilometers on no end – perfect walk for sunset. Pantai Brawa is a nice beach and the area offers a large variety of cafes and restaurants.  It can also be a great surf spot given the right conditions. Batu Bolong is the main street of Canggu leading to the beach, where you find hip venues like Deus, Monsieur Spoon bakery and Old Man’s, the vibrant bar on the beach.

  • The Beaches
    • Pantai Berawa is a black sand beach that landscapes the largest lagoon along the Canggu coastline. Here you can find nice cafes and restaurants and great surf given the right conditions.

  • Batu Bolong is the high street of Canggu where you find loads of healthy cafes and restaurants, shops, hip venues and the happening bar where the road meets the ocean, Old Mans. This beach is a favorite for long boarders and is a great place to learn how to surf.

  • Echo Beach is the main beach attraction in the Canggu area. There are many little beach shacks where you can order a coconut and some food, chill on a bean bag and watch surfers on this world class wave spot. Though it often gets very windy here, this spot is busy with surfers from all around the world. If you’re looking to swim or just want to learn how to surf, walk south to the Old Man’s area where the surf is far calmer.

  • Pererenan Beach is another place to escape the crowds. Pererenan is a quick walk over the rocks leading you to a nice quiet beach, stretching for kilometers with no end – a perfect walk for sunset and a place to interact with the local community.

  • Seseh Beach is further west and is much more secluded offering horse riding tours for a sunset beach ride. This beach offers a similar vibe to Pererenan Beach with black sand and a chance to hang with the locals.

 

Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?

We have yoga mats you can borrow without any extra charge.

And we also sell high quality yoga mats in our Samadi Shop

 

I’m a beginner. Can I still join all the yoga classes?

Beginners are more than welcome to join all the classes.

Only Mysore class at 7 am requires you to be a Mysore style Ashtanga practitioner, we cannot take beginners in this class.

 

How do I sing up for a yoga class?

We don’t have a pre-booking system.

Show up 15 min before the class starts to register at the reception which is open between 06:45 am- 9 pm classes.

 

What type of yoga styles do you have and how many classes

per day?

We have a variety of yoga style, the main style we offer is Ashtanga Mysore style yoga, 5 days a week 7:00 am, we also have hatha, yin , vinyasa yoga, hatha tantra, fly high yoga, restorative. To read more about the styles please visit the web site under yoga, yoga styles on www.samadibali.com

 

Private Yoga classes, do you offer that

Yes we do, you can book your own private teacher, classes can be scheduled either in Samadi or at your Villa.

Our yoga teachers have various specialties and together combine over plenty of practice and experience. They all have followed extensive studies in India and around. Enjoy the benefits of a yoga session tailored specifically for you at Samadi Bali.

Send an email to yoga(at)samadibali.com for more information

 

How is the 4 & 8 day retreat schedule?

Our retreats are individual and tailored to each guest’s needs and preferences so there is no group setting or fixed starting dates or schedule. Together we’ll make a plan for your stay. You’ll have free time to go to the beach and explore the area.

 

What about your Residency?

We have 10 beautifully designed rooms for single or  double occupancy with Kingbeds or Double twin, which of you can stay alone or share with a partner or friend.

Extra bed for children upon request.

 

Is there a safety box to leave my valuable belongings?

There is a safety box in the room where you can store your valuables.

Night TIme

Our night security is on watch from 21:00 – 07:00 and provides safety for our guests during the night time. Please do not hesitate to call if there is a problem or you may need assistance. He stays above the kitchen. Your safety is our priority.

What do you offer at Samadi Kicthen café

As children of the earth we believe in the power of natural food to heal your system and power your activities.  Samadi kitchen lab, provides you with healthy foods for happy bellies. We constantly experiment evolving, and fusing sunny world cuisine with ayurvedic gourmet and vegan dishes.  Our kitchen lab alchemists artfully combine ingredients into ‘Gourmetarian’ creations that surprise your mind and take your taste buds on an adventure!

We support fair-trade exchanges and practices.

Samadi is certified by the Slow Food Movement and is 100% vegetarian.

MEALS: Certain cold meals can be provided and put in the fridge when the kitchen is closed. Let the Samadi Kitchen staff know in advance and they will prepare it for you.

If you have certain allergies please mention this to the staff, so that they can when possible modify your food.

We are MSG free.

All our take away boxes and mugs are made by Avani Eco, 100% recyclable.

Can you cater for special dietary needs?

Our food is all vegetarian and much of it is  gluten free and mostly local and organic. We have vegan and raw dishes on the menu. Please inform our staff if you have any special dietary needs such as certain diet or allergies and we are happy to cater for you.

What time is the check in and check out?

Check in is at 2 pm and check out at 11 am.  These times can be flexible on request.

Do you have WIFI?

Yes we have WIFI in the café as well as in the rooms.

Do you have a Spa?

Not only do we have a Spa but we have holistic options on our menu.

At Samadi Bali we bring together therapies and treatments we found helpful on our paths to support you in your radical well-being and self-empowerment. Our therapists are highly trained and experienced in their field and hold themselves to the highest standards of quality, ethics and care.

We offer a broad variety of holistic wellness sessions, treatments and coaching ranging from Balinese massage, to therapeutic bodyworkchakra balancingcranial-sacral Therapy, osteopathy, trauma, acupuncture, nutritional counsellingstress release and life and relationship Coaching.

To book an appointment please contact the reception.

 

What other activities are available?

Special events at Samadi

If you happen to be around when we have weekly or special events you are more than welcome to join the fun.  Some of our regular events are the Sunday Farmers Market, Wednesday Movie Night, Ecstatic Dance on Thursdays, and ongoing workshops, talks, check our event page.

Surfing

Canggu beaches offer famous surf spots. Surfers of all levels can find waves to catch on. We can help you to book surf lessons.

Shopping

Samadi shop offers an interesting mix of yoga clothes, accessories, books, jewellery and other gift items. Or stroll the streets of Canggu, head down the street from Samadi then walk over to Batu Bolong and Echo beach for some selected few fashion boutiques in Canggu.

 

Jalan Kerobokan is lined with shops supplying cool artwork, indoor and outdoor furniture, home decor, and landscaping. Seminyak and Legian are the places if you are looking for trendy clothing, accessories and jewelry shops. Also take a look in Samadi’s gift shop to treat yourself or

 

Sightseeing

Tanah Lot means “Land in the Sea” in Balinese and refers to the sea temple which stands on the rocks west of Canggu in Tabanan. These rocks are shaped continuously by the ocean tide to create one of the holiest sites in Bali. This temple was built by priest Nirartha and has been a part of the Balinese mythology for hundreds of years. Venomous sea snakes are believed to guard Tanah Lot from evil spirits and unwanted intruders.

In order to reach the temple, you need to hire transport or a scooter for a 30-minute ride. This is a beautiful spot for sunset on a clear evening.

Jatiluwi is one of the more spectacular rice field views in Bali, covering over 600 hectares of land, a nice get away from the crowded southern beaches of Bali. Appointed as one of UNESCOs world heritage for its traditional water management cooperative known as “subak” which dates back to the 9th century.

Evening time

Canggu is a surfers’ and yogis’ hang out, so evenings finish fairly early I MUST BE LIVING IN A DIFFERENT CANGGU!!! to get ready for the next early morning. However, if you head out after sunset and don’t want to venture far away, you will find Deus ex Machina and Old Man’s having regular live music events. Old Man’s Happy Hour is a good place to hang out for sunset and watch the Canggu crowds. 

 

Drinking Water

At Samadi we offer free drinking water from our water filters.

We highly encourage you to have your own drinking bottle to use and not buy plastic bottles.

You can download the RefillMyBottle mobile app, to find out which other locations in Bali offers this service. DO NOT DINRK WATER FROM TAP OR SHOWER..

Mosquitos

Yes we have mosquitos in Bali, and yes they bite, some have reported dengue, mainly during rainy season, (it depends on the year) hence we strongly recommend you to use mosquito spray in the evening time especially around dusk.

 

Money

There are plenty of ATMs in Canggu, but best is to use the ATMs inside the supermarkets, or inside a bank, there has been reports on ATM scams where they skim your card.

You can also use the money exchange places,they are all over Canggu,

Be warned! If you see a sign with a higher rate then anywhere else, be aware. A good tell tell is when the desk they stand behind is rather high, and you cannot see if one or two notes happened to “fall” behind the desk.

Make sure you are the last one to count the money before you leave the place.

 

Hospitals

The two more well known International hospitals in Bali are

Siloam & BIMC.

 

Bali Med Hospital 
Jl. Mahendradatta no 57X
Denpasar
Tel: (+62-361) 484748
Fax: (+62-361) 484748

BIMC Hospitals
Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No. 100X
Kuta 80361
Tel: (+62-361) 761 263 – Fax: (+62-361) 764 345

Kawasan BTDC Blok D
Nusa Dua 80363
Tel: (+62-361) 3000 911
E-mail: info@bimcbali.com
website: www.bimcbali.com

BROS Hospital
Jl. Tantular No.6
Renon, Denpasar – Bali Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 247499

Kasih Ibu Hospital 
Jl. Teuku Umar 120 Denpasar
Tel: (+62 361) 223 036
Fax: (+62 361) 268 690

Prima Medika Hospital 
Jl. P Serangan 9x, Denpasar
Tel: (+62 361) 236225

Sanglah Public Hospital 
Jl. Kesehatan Selatan 1
Sanglah Denpasar
Tel: (+62 361) 227 911 – 15 / (+62 361) 232 603 (VIP rooms) / (+62 361) 247 250/5 (Super VIP rooms)
Fax: (+62 361) 226 363

Siloam Hospital 
Jl Sunset Road No. 818
Kuta, Badung
Tel: (+62-361) 779900 – Fax: (+62-361) 779933
E-mail: Info.bali@siloamhospitals.com

Surya Husada Hospital 
Jl. P. Serangan 1
Denpasar
Tel: (+62-361) 233787 or 235041
Fax: (+62 361) 231177

Medical Clinics

There are three medical clinics that cater almost exclusively to foreigners in Bali. Both are western owned and operated, and are well located for access from Kuta, Nusa Dua and Sanur.
Clinic contact details:

BIMC Hospitals
Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No. 100X
Kuta 80361
Tel: (+62-361) 761 263 – Fax: (+62-361) 764 345

Kawasan BTDC Blok D
Nusa Dua 80363
Tel: (+62-361) 3000 911
E-mail: info@bimcbali.com
website: www.bimcbali.com

International SOS 
Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai No. 505X
Kuta 80361
Tel: (+62-361) 710 505
Fax: (+62-361)710 515
E-mail: baliassistoperation@internationalsos.com
website: www.sos-bali.com

  • Consulates
  • British Consulate +62 21 235 65 200
  • Australian Consulate +62 361 2000 100
  • US Consulate +62 361 233 605
  • Consular Agency of France + 62 361 285 485
  • German Consulate +62 361 288 535
  • Consulate of Italy +62 361 701 005
  • Consulate of Netherlands +62 361 761 502
  • Royal Danish Consulate +62 361 701 070
  • Norwegian Consulate +62 361 701 070
  • Consulate of Sweden/Finland +62 361 282 223
  • Consulate of Japan +62 361 227 628
  • Swiss Consulate +62 361 751 735
  • Chinese Consulate +62 361 239 001
  • Consulate General of India +62 361 259 500/502

What kind of Visa do I need?

Best thing to do is to check with the Indonesian embassy what kind of visa you will need for your travels.

Here are some EXAMPLES!

  1. No Visa required. Free stay of 30 days. Free entry cannot be extended. (45 countries on the list)
  2. Visa on Arrival (VoA) for 35 USD$ for 30 days stay. It is payable at the airport. Can be extended for another 30 days. (30 countries on the list)
  3. Longer Visa needed. Apply before arriving in Indonesia.

To have longer visas as an option please contact the Indonesian embassy in your country.