Swell Bali surf retreat

A new surf retreat in the center of Bingin, Bali

Walk to Bali’s best waves:

Bingin, Dreamland, Impossibles and Padang padang

A Swell Bali Experience

Great Food Surf Vibes location !

Swell has the look and feel of a boutique hotel retreat, but with the relaxed, social vibe you would find in a surf resort or surf camp in Bali.

In designing our surf hotel from scratch, our thought was to create the perfect surf resort for solo travellers or sociable couples and friends to get together with other surfers.

At the heart of Swell is a big, airy, open communal area with sunken sofa/fire pit, pool table, games area, huge dining table and a bar.  A ping pong table stands at the end of our massive swimming pool and deck.

And the location of Swell? Right in the centre of Bingin; we are a genuinely short walk to the surf, beach and great restaurants.

Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend


We started Swell in the Caribbean in 2009. 

6500+ happy clients later and having been consistently rated the #1 Surf & Yoga holiday in the Caribbean,  we finally found our perfect location for another Swell hotel.

Swell Bali is the ideal set up for solo travellers, sociable couples and groups of friends that want to meet new people on their holiday in Bali.

After all, going out for a drink post-surf is far more fun in a group than by yourself!

Swell Bali offers a unique lodging/holiday experience: We provide high-quality boutique hotel accommodation right in the centre of Bingin, walking distance to Bali’s best surf spots.


But Swell Bali is not just about providing a hotel bed for visiting travellers: We are all about providing a social stay in a boutique surf hotel setting.

What does that mean?  

Well, we allocated a large part of our building and budget to our huge communal area where our guests can chill, relax, socialise, work, eat and play games.
Our dining table seats 18 people and we provide daily healthy breakfasts, but lunch and dinner meals can also be ordered from the bar. We can cater to vegans, vegetarians and cope with most dietary restrictions.

Swell is the ideal place both for solo travellers and for sociable couples / friends who want to meet other interesting people on their Bali holiday; Play some pool or a game of Ping Pong or Darts or sit at our specially designed games stations for one of the many board games we have at Swell.

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superb location

walk to waves restaurants beaches bars yoga sunset viewing

There is no need to hop on a scooter or get into a taxi when you want to surf Bingin, Impossibles or Dreamland beach.

Just a short walk to the cliff edge and you can see most of the Bukit’s waves on the west coast.

There are waves for surfers of all levels, from people who have never surfed before to intermediate and expert waves.

Swell can set you up with surf lessons, advanced surf coaching and or surf guiding catering to your level of surfing.

Restaurants, spa’s, fitness centres and surf shops are within 100 meters from Swell.

Don’t want to surf? The white sandy beaches of Bingin and Dreamland are perfect for lazy days at the beach.

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superb waves

There are waves for experts, intermediates and beginners in the bingin area

Got Questions?


Below are some of the frequently asked questions about Swell Bali, if your question is not answered, send us an email, we’ll get back at you in no time.

Send us your dates and we’ll send you a price and availability quote within minutes. Reservation can be safely made online via credit card.
If you have any questions: we are always here to help, so send us a message.

Our boutique accommodation is located in Bingin, on the Bukit Penisula,right in the centre of the best waves in Bali and Swell is very deliberately placed so that you only have a short walk (250m) to the beach.  Restaurants are all around us and Yoga, a gym, a mini-mart, a spa and even a laundry are all within a very short walk. There is no  surf resort or surf hotel  in Bali that is better located than Swell.

See the package pricing page for details on the different surf holiday packages we offer with Swell

We are the most centrally located hotel in Bingin, and lots of people come to Bingin for the world-class waves. However, Bingin is also a great destination for people who don’t surf: Several white sandy beaches are a short walk from us. Love healthy and tasty food? There are over a dozen quality restaurants in our area serving all different kinds of cuisine.

So yes, people that do not surf are also very welcome at our Bingin hotel.

The average age of Swell clients varies from week to week. 

General speaking we cater to clients between 25 and 60 years old. Since we are not the cheapest surf hotel in Bali we tend not to get many 18-21 year olds who are on a super tight budget. Swell is not a stuitable place for young children so the minimum age for a Swell Surf Holiday is 13.

Traveling by yourself? You couldn’t have picked a better place to stay ! 
At our Surf Retreat in the Caribbean, we are the #1 destination for solo / single travelers who want to meet new people on their adventure surf holiday.

70% of our clients travel to Swell solo. The way we are set up means that it is really easy to meet fellow travelers. We have breakfast together, we surf together and go out for sunset drinks.

The large communal area which is at the heart of our surf camps/hotels is the central meeting hub to socialize, play a game, and enjoy meals and drinks in the company of others. 

At Swell we can cater for surfers of all levels. From complete beginners who want to learn to surf, to intermediate surfers who need surf coaching. And we can set up expert surfers with surf guiding, so you can get local surf knowledge and tips from one of the local pro’s.

Swell is a luxury surf  retreat  experience, for clients  who want to sleep & eat well and make the most of the surf conditions on their Bali surfing holiday.

We started our  Luxury Surf & Yoga Retreat in the Caribbean in 2009. Clients loved the concept of the luxuries of a boutique hotel with the social aspects of a hostel.

Swell in the Caribbean has ideal learning to surf conditions for people who have never surfed before. After looking for a location for a second Luxury Surf & Yoga Retreat, with detours in Mexico and Costa Rica; we finally made it back to Bali after 20 years.

Yes, some things have changed in Bali, but a few things remained the same: the surf is world-class and the locals are still as friendly and smiley as ever.

We looked for a good location in Bali; Seminyak (too busy), Canggu (too busy), finally we made it to Bingin and we realized that it ticks all the boxes: Stunning beach – Awesome surf –   restaurants, bars, fitness centre, places that offer yoga classes and surf shops and lots of local charm.


Bingin boutique accommodation: stay in comfort & style


Different waves for different levels of surfers


Pictures of swell and the stunning scenery in bingin

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A Swell Bali surf holiday can only be booked through our own website.

We do not sell our room rates on any other external website or via an agent, so you are guaranteed to pay the best price!

Send us your dates and we will get back to you in no time with a price and availability quote

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