Our story

A place to unwind.


I don’t want to protect the environment, i want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protecting!


The hosts, Ben & Xio believe in the values of sustainable living. In 2016 the couple decided to follow their dreams & build an off grid ecolodge.

We came across el limon on our search through the Dominican Republic & fell in love with the landscape, beaches, waterfalls & the natural Dominican village.

Later, we found our land we wanted to call home & started building. Every stone, crop and flower has been laid by Ben, Xio or volunteers. Every stick, piece of palm roofing or wood has been bought locally putting money back into the community & giving jobs & opportunity.

After two years of hard work we had finally created a place peaceful & quiet where customers can switch off & get closer to nature.

The lodge is completely independant with solar panels, wells & fresh spring streams running through the land. We have a farm area with an abundance of fruits & veggies & spices growing. Everyday fresh food is bought from the land, to the kitchen and served to our customers, you can’t get more organic than that.

Samana Ecolodge is an authentic ecolodge, meaning everything here is built with natural materials, even the natural pool is made from stone. We believe in leaving minimal impact on the environment, this is important to us & the philosophy of our business.

With the dream of not only having a natural life out in the beautiful caribbean island, we built this creative place with love, and hope to inspire those that come, to also live a more conscious lifestyle when returning home.