A new type
surf hotel in bali
Our purpose-built Bali surf resort is right in the heart of the popular surf village of Bingin. Swell has the look and feel of a boutique hotel, but with the relaxed, social vibe you would find in a surf resort or Bali Surf Camp.
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 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.
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a social place
ideal for solo travelers, groups of friends or couples
ideal for solo travelers
meet new people
We started Swell in the Caribbean in 2009.
6000+ 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.
Surf, Yoga, Wellness, healthy food and chill vibes are what Bingin is all about.
Swell Bali is the ideal set up for solo travellers, couple and groups of friends that want to meet new people on their holiday in Bali.
Surfing going out for a drink is more fun in a group than by yourself!
On the accommodation page, you can see images of how cool our new place looks.
We are located right in the center of Bingin, with restaurants, beaches, Yoga and a fitness center just steps away!
stay in comfort & style
Swell Bali offers a unique lodging/holiday experience: We provide high-quality boutique hotel accommodation right in the center of Bingin, walking distance to Bali’s best surf spots. But Swell Bali is not just about providing a hotel bed for visiting travelers. 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 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.
Surfing with Swell Bali: We are not a traditional Bali Surf Camp. We don’t only cater to people who want to learn to surf. In fact, Swell Bali is perfect for intermediate and advanced surfers too: Anyone who wants to be social on their Bali surf holiday. We can set you up with surf lessons, advanced surf coaching and or surf guiding catering to your level of surfing.
Have any questions? We’d love to hear from you; send us a message.
walk to surf
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. It’s not just expert surf spots that are on offer close to Bingin, there are ideal surf spots for beginner and intermediate surfers too.
Swell can set you up with surf lessons or surf guiding.
Expert surfers? Walk to Bingin and enjoy the barrels on offer!
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any of your questions about the local surf conditions, we’ll give you honest advice.
No, non-surfers are also very welcome to stay at our Bingin Boutique Hotel. Surfers love Bingin and Swell for its proximity to the beach and the access it gives to a variety of different surf spots within walking distance from us. But in the last few years, Bingin has also been ‘discovered’ by non-surfers for its stunning white sandy beaches, turquoise water that offer great swimming and snorkeling when the tide is high.
Love your food?
You will love the large and ever-expanding choice of restaurants that are in and around Bingin; healthy restaurants that cater to vegans, vegetarians and everyone else that loves healthy and fresh organic food.
What else is there to do in the Bingin area:
It is not just Bingin Beach that has a great beach. Balanga, Thomas beach, and further south (15-minute scooter ride from us) are Pandawa and Nyang Nyang.
Bingin is still very much a local Balinese village. Local warungs sell fresh fruits and delicious Chicken Satay by the side of the road.
Uluwatu Temple is also a must-visit destination: High on top of the cliff is one of the most sacred Balinese temples.
Health & Wellness:
Yoga classes in all different varieties are given at various places within walking distance from us. Sauna & hot and cold therapy, there are a couple of places where you can enjoy a steam sauna followed by a cold ‘Wim Hoff’ style ice bath and Infrared sauna’s. Highly recommended!
For fitness enthusiasts:
there’s the Bali Training center just a 2 minutes walk away. Daily fitness classes for high-intensity workouts. relaxing more your thing?
Let us organize a relaxing massage for you. So if you are looking for a Boutique Hotel experience in Bingin we think you are going to love Swell Bali
A short walk from Swell Bali you will find the world-class wave of Bingin. Bingin is a machine like a left-hander that breaks over reef, however on the higher tides and smaller swells it’s also a great wave for beginners and intermediates.
Impossibles is another wave that Swell guests can walk to, without the need for a scooter or taxi. It’s a long left-hander that is suitable for intermediate and expert surfers. For long rides, it’s best on a bigger swell and can easily hold waves up to 4-5 x overhead.
On smaller waves, you can still enjoy Impossibles but don’t expect the waves to connect all the way through.
Looking for mellow intermediate waves? Walk to Dreamland and enjoy mellow waves. Dreamland is best on the lower tides.
Overall if you want to enjoy the best waves that Bali has to offer, you could not be better located than in Bingin with Swell Bali Surf Resort
More info on surf spots can be found on this page
Bali is the ultimate Surf & Yoga destination. so yes we can put togther a yoga surf retreat package for you. Just send us a message and we will get back to you in no time with a price and availability quote.
Traveling to bali solo? You couldn’t have picked a better place to stay !
At our Surf Camp 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.
More info about solo travel to bali can be found here
Swell is not a suitable place for children, so we have a minimum age restriction of 16 years old
We started our Luxury Surf & Yoga Camp in the Caribbean 10 years ago. 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.
Swell Bali does not have in house surf instructors, unlike at Swell Surf Camp in the Caribbean. What is the same?
The same good vibe, ideal for solo travellers. The standard of accommodation is also the same: super comfortable rooms, mattresses, linen, and very tasty and healthy food.