Swell Bali 


Swell Bali is located in the hotspot of bali for

Fitness, wellness, yoga , healthy food and surfing

More than just surfing

get fit / stay fit

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.

A place like Swell means that if you are travelling alone, you won’t be alone as soon as you step through our door.  Swell bali offers complete package holidays that include surfing lessons for people that have never surfed before, or surf guiding for advanced and expert surfers from qualified local surf pro’s.

Want to get fit or stay fit on your Bali holiday? Bingin is the place to be. Years ago Bingin was a place only surfers would visit because of its perfect waves, however, in the last couple of years, several yoga and fitness centers’s have popped up in Bingin.

Bingin has several different gyms and fitness centre’s with short walking distance to Swell. 

Want to eat healthy? Bingin is your place; several new restaurants have opened doors in the last 2 years, offering healthy organic meals. Vegetarian and vegan options are also abundant.

Fitness retreats in Bingin bali



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 retreat in Bali.

In designing our boutique hotel from scratch, our thought was to create the perfect retreat 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.

about swell

social holidays for adults

The first Swell was opened in 2009 on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. Located in the town of Cabarete. Considered the action sports capital of the Caribbean, with excellent: surfing, kite, wind and wing surfing conditions.
In 2020 the second Swell was opened at the best surfing location in Bali, Bingin

superb location

WALK TO stunning beaches

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.

Surf lessons and/or surf guiding with the best instructor team on the island are included in Swell packages.  Whether it’s beginner, intermediate or advanced lessons, our team will make sure that they are catering to your abilities.  

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.

Bali fitness retreat holidays

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


Bingin boutique accommodation: stay in comfort & style

surf lessons

Learn to surf in Bali from professional instructors

surf guiding

Don't need surf lessons but want to surf the best surf spots?

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.

Booking with Swell Bali is easy: Have a look at the package pricing we offer for our Bali surf holidays.  We offer some discounts for longer stays (depending on the season).  Just send us a message using the contact us form.

We will get back to you quickly with a price and availability quote. Once we have given you the availability, you will be paying a 70% deposit using our 128 bit secure online credit card payment system.

Our surf packages are here.

Our boutique surf camp / resort accommodation is located in Bingin, on the Bukit Penisula, right in the centre of the best waves in Bali.  We chose our location carefully: Swell is very deliberately placed so that you only have a short walk (250m) to the beach.  Restaurants are all around us and Yoga, two gyms, a mini-mart, a spa, a French bakery, 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.  

When we decide to do something, we do it well.  We wanted to have the best surf instructor team in Bali so we found them and they have put together a package exclusively for our clients.  That includes having smaller groups, a dedicated photographer/videographer to be able to carry out the all-important video analysis and surfers who can teach at all levels (including expert by the way).  If you are looking for a bargain, that’s not our place, it’s not how we operate and it’s not worth contacting us.  There are plenty of other places where you can stay and lots of independent surf instructors in Bali, along with other, cheaper surf camps.

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 65 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 suitable place for children so the minimum age for a Swell Surf Holiday is 15.

Yes, Yes, Yes!  Thats why our place is designed the way it is (it’s not an accident).  Our communal area is deliberately set up to encourage our guests to speak to each other, get to know their fellow surfers and hang out.  Don’t chose our place if you want to stay in your room all the time; it’s not a good choice.  Our rooms are lovely and comfy, but there’s deliberately no TV or wifi in them to encourage everyone out into the social spaces. 

At Swell we cater to surfers of all levels. From complete beginners who want to learn to surf, intermediate surfers who need surf coaching, or expert surfers who need guiding. 

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

We started our  Luxury Surf & Yoga Retreat in the Caribbean in 2009. Clients loved the concept of the luxury of a boutique hotel with the social aspects of a hostel.  It’s ideal for people travelling alone but because of the facilities in our place, and its location, it’s also ideal for a group of good surfers to stay too.  

We placed it in the best location in Bali;  Bingin.  It ticks all the boxes: Stunning beach – Awesome surf –   restaurants (including   Mexican and Frencha, a French bakery, just a few metres from us), bars, 2 fitness centres within a short walk, places that offer yoga classes, surf shops and lots of local charm. 

Our surf instructor team include Blackie who is arguably the best surfer on the island.  He and the rest of the surf team, have been surfing breaks like Uluwatu, (real) Padang Padang and Bingin along with many other lesser known surf breaks for years.  Well-respected surfers like this can make sure you get your waves and can also give you advanced surf coaching techniques to take your surfing to the next level.

More info about our Bali surf guiding is found on this page

Booksafely & quickly online

Join us in bali

A Swell Bali Surf Holiday can only be booked through our own website.  We do not sell our rooms on any other external website or via agents.

This way you know you are paying the best available price.

You can use our online booking system on this page or send us your dates and we will get back to you in no time with a price and availability quote

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