A new type of surf resort 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 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.
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good vibes and
walk to surf beaches
several different surf spots within walking distance
ideal for solo travelers and friends
a social stay
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!
On the accommodation page, you can see images of how our new place looks; it’s all about chilling in beautiful and comfortable surroundings.
We are located right in the centre of Bingin, with restaurants, beaches, yoga and a fitness centre just steps away!
stay in comfort and style
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.
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. Swell 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.
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Booking a surf retreat holiday with Swell Bali is easy: You can either use our online booking engine by clicking on the Pricing tab above, or send us a message by filling in our short form with your preferred dates and we will let you know about availability and cost very quickly. Swell does not sell rooms on any other sites like Booking.com so you know you are paying the best rate available. Have any questions before booking a Swell holiday? We are here for you, drop us a message
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 snorkelling 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. Balangan, 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 of different disciplines are given at various places within walking distance from us. For sauna & hot and cold therapy, there are a couple of places a short scooter drive away where you can enjoy a steam sauna followed by a cold ‘Wim Hoff’ style ice bath: Highly recommended!
For fitness enthusiasts:
The Bali Training Center is just 2 minutes walk away. Daily fitness classes for high-intensity workouts.
If relaxing is more your thing, let us organise a relaxing massage for you. 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
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 suitable place for children so the minimum age for a Swell surf holiday is 13.
Traveling to Bali alone? You couldn’t have picked a better place to stay ! At our sister-Surf Camp in the Caribbean, we have been the #1 destination for solo / single travelers who want to meet new people on their adventure surf holiday for the last ten years, with 70% of our clients travelling to Swell alone.
Now we have brought the same friendly vibe in awesome surroundings to Bali. The way our places 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 and food together.
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 13 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, but what is the same?
You will find the same good vibe, ideal for solo travellers. The standard of accommodation is also the same: Super-comfortable rooms, mattresses, high-quality linen, and very tasty and healthy food.
Our place is ideally set up for people to host their own bali yoga / wellness retreats. Just contact us for details and pricing. Keep in mind that certain weeks can fill up months in advance.
Swell is an ideal place to stay for surfers of all levels. If you have never surfed before we can organize surf lessons for you, so you’ll learn to surf in a quick and safe way. Intermediate and expert surfers can sign up for surf guiding if the want to. Or you walk out of Swell to the nearby 3 different surf spots yourself.
“Even 5 decades after the first surfers discovered Bali as their favorite place to be, it still offers the same magic & perfect waves these days as it did back then”
– Surfers journal magazine