Comfort and style at a great location

Swell Bali Surf Camp

A new, purpose-built surf camp in Bali for adults  in the center of Bingin, Bali. 

Swell Bali

social and comfortable

ideal for solo travellers

Our purpose-built Bali surf retreat is right in the heart of the popular surf village of Bingin.  Swell has the look and feel of a boutique hotel and retreat, but with the relaxed, social vibe you would find in a surf resort or  Surfcamp in Bali

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

At the heart of Swell is a big 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 Bali Surfcamp? Right in the centre of Bingin; we are a genuinely short walk to the surf, the beach and to great restaurants.

Did you know: The Bukit doesn’t just cater for advanced surfers, it also has some of the best beginner and intermediate surf spots in Bali, within walking distance from Swell Bali Surf Camp

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Great location

walk to surf

Steps from bali’s best surf spots like Bingin, Impossibles, Padang and Dreamland.

A Swell Bali Surf Holiday


Perfect for an active surf & wellness holiday

Forget Seminyak and Canggu. The Bukit Penisula in Bali (the southern tip) is Bali’s hotspot for:

  • Surfing (all levels)
  • Pretty beaches
  • Restaurants
  • Yoga
  • Retreats

It’s also a lot less busy on the road and on the beaches than in Kuta, Seminyak and Canggu.

Visit our location in Bingin, guaranteed that you’ll love it!

about swell

surf holidays for adults

We started Swell Surf Camp in the Caribbean in 2009 and with 6500+ happy clients later we are still rated the #1 Surf & Yoga holiday in the Caribbean.  So many of our guests desperately wanted a Swell in a second location and after years of searching, we decided that the best place to have another Swell is in Bali.

So why choose Swell Bali surf camp and Bingin as your choice for a surf camp holiday in Bali?

We looked at the surf beaches and areas where most surf camps in Bali are located, which is in Seminyak and Canggu.  But when we compared those places to Bingin, for many good reasons, we knew we had to be in Bingin.

Ideal for people who

Space is limited, contact us today with your dates. 

A social place to stay

good vibes

Ideal for solo travelers & couples between 25 and 55

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never surfed before?

learn to surf in bali

If you have never surfed before and are new to the sport of surfing, then a Swell surfcamp holiday is the perfect way to get familiar with the first steps of surfing in a safe and quick way. There are several surfing beaches nearby that offer perfect beginner surfing conditions.

With our partner surf school we can offer different lengths of learn to surf packages and both private and group surf lessons to suit your budget.  If you already have some surfing experience but want to take your surfing to the next level, we have great surf instructors to help you move your surf skills on to the next level.  

Intermediate and advanced surfers

superb waves

Learning to surf in Bali is great, but the Bingin – Uluwatu area is also bali’s hotspot for surfers looking to improve their surfing.

There are perfect waves within walking distance from Swell for those of you  that don’t need lessons, but are looking to surfing perfect left waves ( there are right handers too btw).

Stay at Swell,  meet new people and go on a surf trip with them. Surfing with mates is more fun than surfing by yourself.

For those looking for local knowledge and surf spot information we can also set our Swell guests up with guided surf trips to different surf trips in the area ( or even further away).

Swell is a social place to stay for people aged between 25 and 55 years old, who are looking for a clean, comfortable and stylish place to stay.

join us in Bingin

Swell Bali

for all levels of surfers

A unique Bali Surf Retreat Holiday: Great waves, good vibes & right in the center of the hippest surf village in Bali: Bingin

why choose swell ?

At Swell we have been doing things differently for years: we didn’t just wanted to start a surf camp in the Caribbean in 2009; we wanted to open and be the best surf camp.

6000+ clients later we felt Bali needed a a new type of surf camp retreat ; not a converted-villa-turned-into-a-hostel-type surf camp.

We offer a boutique surf retreat holiday experience. We hired the best Indonesian architects and set out the design and built the ultimate surf camp experience. As a result Swell is never going to be the cheapest place to stay. We want to offer a stay that makes you want to come back year after year.

At a superb location

We are genuinely located at one of THE best locations that a surf retreat can be at in Bali; a very short walk from beaches that offer great surf for surfers of all levels!

So if you are looking for the best Bali surfing camp experience we hope to welcome you soon at our little piece of paradise.

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Need help?

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

Booking a surf camp with Swell is easy. Send us a message with your dates and preferences and we prepare a custom quote for you in minutes. Swell does not sell surf camp packages in bali on any other sites like airbnb or so you know you are paying the best rate available.

Bingin, on the Bukit Penisula, is 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 other Surf camp in Bali or surf resort in Bali that is better located than Swell.

We know we are not the cheapest surf camp in Bali. If cheap is what you are looking for then Swell might not be your best choice in Bali for a luxury Surf Camp experience.

Just as we do with our other surf camp in the Caribbean, we want to do things right: Good food, quality new matrasses and sheets, clean rooms at a superb location. That’s why we aim to offer the best Surf Camp  / Surf Retreat experience in Bali, maybe not at the cheapest rate, but we do believe we provide excellent value at fair pricing to our customers.

It’s your surf holiday, let’s make it a good one!

Surfing and yoga are very popular here in Bingin, however we do not at the moment offer in house yoga classes since there are several places steps away from us that offer good yoga classes at various times per day.
Surfing? we can organize lessons, guiding and scooter rental if you need it. Or you can grab your own board and walk to several different surf spots and catch some good waves.

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 children so the minimum age for a Swell Surf Holiday is 16.

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. 

Swell Bali Surf Camp 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 center, places that offer yoga classes and surf shops and lots of local charm.

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.

Sure you can, some people come to Swell for 3 or 4 weeks. The longer you stay; the bigger the discount you recieve on your stay.

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See what sets Swell apart from any other surf camp accommodation in Bali

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See where we are in Bali, how to get here and why Bingin is the ideal base  for a surf trip.