Living with Nature
Being eco-conscious, we grow our own herbs and vegetables in the villa’s organic farm, and fruits, coffee and spices on the estate. Our guests can harvest them according to their choice and get it cooked to their liking. Amid the beautiful landscape, you could observe several species of colorful chattering birds. Guests could see and experience the activities of the workers at the estate including the milking process at the farm.
The Villa has its own biogas facility to supplement its energy needs. Electricity is generated through solar energy.
Organic Fruits & Vegetables
Mount Havana boasts of its own farmland to organically grow crops and raise cattle that provide 30% of the products needed for the villa which are prepared for guests. Crops include leeks, carrots, potatoes, beans, cucumber, bananas, papaws, watermelons, jam fruit and seasonal fruits such as mangosteen, nelli, star fruit, uguressa, durian, grapefruit, rambutan, sapodilla, custard apple and lovi-lovi which grow splendidly at the farm.
Cattle that were rescued from the abattoir, are raised in the farm which is also open for guests to feed and get close to them. The love and care given to them is obviously seen in the milk produced here, which is supplied fresh for in-house guests daily.
Herbs and Spices
It’s a wonderful escape if you’re tired of the busy life in the city. The tropical Spice Garden, set amongst a lush nature conservation area, boasts of a number of small scale local herbs and spice cultivations that add spice and flavor to of our dishes. Produce include oregano, parsley, rosemary, basil, lemongrass, cardamom, cloves, black pepper and nutmeg in addition to medicinal plants.
Taste raw bees honey in the comb at our honey bee farming center. The Garden is also home to a variety of birds and insects.
Bird Watching / Butterfly Garden
Take some time out of your schedule to get in touch with Mother Nature right within the resort’s precincts, home to several species of colorful birds. Spend your morning walking among free-flying migrant and endemic birds in their natural habitat, watching and listening to the crescendo of a myriad of birds singing and twittering. See butterflies of every hue and tint flutter about in the butterfly garden.