Good surf, great vibes, awesome location

Experience the best of Bali

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with Swell, bali’s  newest surf retreat

A Swell Bali surf retreat Experience

a new surf retreat in bali

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  surf camp in Bali In designing our place, 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 Uluwatu surf retreat 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 Surf Retreat? Right in the centre of Bingin; we are a genuinely short walk to the surf, the beach and to great restaurants.

Surf retreat for woman?

There are many surf retreats in Bali for woman only. Swell is not one of those. We think mixing men and woman, old and young from different parts of the globe is more fun. We all share the same passions: travel, surf, healthy food and good vibes. We do have a minimum age of 13 years old. Did you know: The Bingin / Uluwatu area doesn’t just cater for advanced surfers, it also has some of the best beginner and intermediate surf spots in Bali, a short walk from Swell Bali.

Learn to surf & Yoga

Interested in learning to surf? join us at Swell Surf camp For a Unique surf retreat


We started the first Swell in the Caribbean in 2009. 

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

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 Surf retreat offers a unique lodging & surf 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 surf retreat 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, and vegetarians and cope with most dietary restrictions.

Swell Surf Retreat is the ideal place both for solo travellers and for sociable couples/friends who want to meet other interesting people on their Uluwatu Surf 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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Surf, Adventure and Good Vibes

superb location

walk to surf

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 Bali Surf retreat,  meet new people and go on a surf trip with them. Surfing with mates is more fun than surfing by yourself.

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.

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 surf  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.

Swell have selected the best professional surf instructors in Bali, with years of teaching people how to surf in a safe, quick and fun way.  

If you already have some surfing experience but want to take your surfing to the next level, we can organize surf guiding here in Bali for you to help you move your surfing skills on to the next level.  


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"Bali truly is one of the best places in the world for surfers of all levels."

Brand new  boutique surf retreat in Bali

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Tropical / modern architecture around a social communal area.

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Superb location !

variety of waves 

There are waves for beginners, intermediates and experts a short walk from swell


FAQ Swell bali surf retreat

Your questions answered

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 Uluwatu  Surf retreat with a better location than Swell.

We started our  first Surf retreat  in the Caribbean 13 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 and is also a good choice for a retreat.  But after looking for a location for a second surf resort, with detours in Mexico and Costa Rica; we finally made it back to Bali after 20 years.  Both Swell’s are designed with a social aspect as the focus and that’s what makes both venues a great choice for groups.  We haven’t forgotten the comfort level either, so our rooms have A/C, (and mosquito screens at the windows if you like sleeping with fresh air), natural latex mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets, and very tasty and healthy food.  

Bingin is a very cool & quaint little Surf, Yoga & fitness village in the SW corner of Bali.  Bingin is unique in that it is still a real Balinese village. There are no high rise buildings or massive hotels. Instead, you will likely have the local cows wandering down the street (they are as chilled out as the villagers).  The beach is really charming with bright white sand.  The surf is world-class at Bingin and on the different tides, suitable for beginners, intermediate and experts surfers.
There are restaurants who cater to vegan, vegetarian and all food choices; we even have a French bakery opening in October 2020, just 150m from our front door. 
Several places offer Yoga and fitness classes. Bingin is the ideal base for a Bali Surf & Yoga Holiday.

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 retreat

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.  

She 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.

If you are hosting a retreat, the best way is to send Clare a message .  Let her know how many nights, how many guests you will have and what you would need us to provide in the way of meals/surf lessons etc.  Please note though retreat-organisers, it’s not cheap to rent Swell Bali entirely; a 7-night rental of all 9 rooms starts at $5000 USD.  The final price you will pay will depend on the number of guests you have and what you need us to provide for your retreat.

Have a look at this page where you can see our unique Bingin retreat accommation and facilities we offer

Swell Bali is open for Men and woman, so if you are looking for a woman only surf retreat in Bali, Swell Bali Surf retreat is not the right place for you.

more info about a swell bali surf holiday


Boutique Bali retreat accommodation in the center of bingin


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!

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