Bali Surf Hotel

Stay in Comfort & Style

A New Surf resort

Steps from the best surf in Bali

Surf - Stay - Socialize

Located right in the center of Bingin, the small town with one of the best waves in Indonesia right out in front, and for the non-surfers one of the prettiest white sand beaches you'll find anywhere in Indonesia.

A handfull of other world-class waves are a walk or short drive away.

The Concept: All the comforts of a hotel with the good vibes of a surf camp and the tranquility of a surf retreat!

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Our Guests

A Social Place

Ideal both for people who travel by themselves, or for social couples who don't want to spend their holiday surfing by themselves. Breakfasts and meals at Swell are all taken together, whilst seated at our huge dining table to enjoy good vibes and share stories

Active People

Perfect Location

In the heart of Bingin, we are steps away from one of the world's best waves for expert surfers and one of the best spots in Bali for beginners and intermediate surfers. Baby Padang-Padang, Dreamland and Balangan, all with perfect mellow waves, ideal for learning to surf in Bali, are close by

A Boutique

Surf & Culture

It's not just world-class surf that Bali offers; a short day trip and you can visit temples, enjoy some traditional Balinese dancing and music, visit rice fields and enjoy world-class snorkeling and diving. A surf holiday to Bali has all the ingredients for the trip of a lifetime.

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Social

A great way to meet new people

At our other Swell surf resort in the Caribbean (open for over 10 years), around 70% of the clients are solo travelers. That's why Swell Bali follows the same social concept: a large, loft-style living room where our guests can relax, socialize, drinks beers or shoot some pool and get to know their fellow guests. We have visitors from all over the globe, usually in the age ranges 21 to 55 years.

Social

Swell is unlike any other hotel; we are all about getting to know each other. We surf together, we have meals together and if people want to, we organize day trips all over Bali

Think of it as a hostel for professionals, or a co-working, or co-living place on your surf holiday to Indonesia.

We provide fast, fibre-optic internet for people who still want (or have to) get work done

Want to go a guided surf trip around Bali? We can organize a surf guide or surf instructor for you, so you get to enjoy the best waves Bali has to offer

About Bingin: Swell Bali surf hotel is located right in the center of Bingin; this small community is missed by lots of visitors to Bali; there's no mass-tourism here. Small organic cafes, a strong local Balinese Culture and an absolutely stunning beach with perfect barrelling waves right in front

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SOME QUICK QUESTIONS

WHAT MAKES SWELL DIFFERENT?

Swell Bali, just like Swell Cabarete, will be one of the few purpose-built Surf & Yoga Retreat / hotels in the world. Designed by renowned architects, Arkana, every care has been taken to create a really comfortable, stylish and enjoyable environment.

When it comes to food, we love to eat good, healthy and tasty organic food, so that is what we serve our clients.

Surf lessons? Our partner surf schools are offering quality surf lessons in a structured manner from surf instructors who have a passion for teaching people how to surf, rather than for surfing themselves.

The Swell Promise to:

  • Provide high quality surf lesson courses for beginners, progressive and intermediate level.
  • Provide our guests with super-comfortable, clean and stylish rooms.
  • Make sure that even though you may arrive alone, you won’t be for long.
  • Serve tasty, fresh home-cooked meals.
  • Have friendly and knowledgable staff.
  • Create a friendly, social and welcoming environment.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Swell is located in the heart of Bingin village, 300m from the cliff edge and the charming stairs down to Bingin beach. We are central to access Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Impossibles, Bingin, Dreamland and Balangan surf breaks. Click on this link to see how good our location is.

ON WHICH DAY SHOULD I ARRIVE?

At Swell we don’t have a fixed arrival day. You can arrive any day of the week, as long as we have space for you. Check our availability by contacting Clare.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE SWELL?

Off course we are biased in our answer, but if you have doubts on whether a Swell hotel is the best choice for your surf holiday; have a look at the 100’s of reviews that our clients have posted on external sites like TripAdvisor, Facebook or Google.

When we planned Swell we had 1 goal in mind: to make a surf hotel we would want to stay at.
To achieve that goal again, just as with our first hotel in Cabarete, we have designed our building from scratch to be everything you need, and more. We also employ the best staff to look after you and prepare excellent food. We take the fact that you have chosen us very seriously and we won’t let you down!

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WHAT IS THE AVERAGE AGE AT SWELL?

The average age of Swell Bali Surf & Yoga Retreat clients varies per week, but generally speaking, the people who come to stay with us on their Bali surf vacation are aged between 25 and 50. That’s not to say that in certain weeks there’s more people in their 20’s than 40’s (or the other way around). Our clients come from all of the world and everyone has one thing in common, they want the comforts of a surf retreat, combined with the social aspect of a surf hostel.

IS THIS SUITABLE FOR A FAMILY SURF CAMP EXPERIENCE?

Generally speaking, we get more solo travelers and couples without kids than we do families. We have set our minimum age at 13, so that our guests can enjoy mainly adult company.

If you are interested in joining our Bingin Surf & Yoga Retreat with your family, if your children are 13 and up, make sure to contact us asap, since spaces are limited and these popular holidays fill up a while in advance.

I AM TRAVELLING SOLO, IS THAT OK?

About 70% of the clients who come to Swell Bingin Surf Retreat for surf & active holiday, travel solo. As a result, we’ve made it very easy to meet like-minded travelers from all over the world, to surf, eat and chill together. If you are looking for a social  Bali surf holiday, then a stay at Swell will definitely be the right option for you.
Have a look at our reviews on external sites like Tripadvisor and you will see the social aspect at  Swell Bali as the no.1 recurring theme.

ABOUT SWELL

About Swell :

After opening our first surf camp in the Dominican Republic in 2010 with such a positive response from our guests, we’ve been searching for another ideal location to build our second surf hotel.  The search was not easy; we bought land in Costa Rica and spent a long time in Mexico whilst we searched for a location we knew our guests would love.  We gave up on both of those locations eventually, either because the waves were not quite good enough, or because outside of surfing, there were was nothing else to do, or nowhere decent to eat a nice meal out.  Jeroen, co-owner of Swell and my husband from the Netherlands, had always loved Bali and so he went back 3 years ago to see if it was still the beautiful island he remembered.   He found it so and convinced me, Clare, (originally from the UK) to come and see for myself.   Initially, I didn’t like Bali too much as we started in Seminyak and Canggu; I found to be busy places with too much traffic.  It was when we drove out to the Bukit Penisula that I fell in love and most particularly with one of the most stunning beaches I had ever seen, right in the least spoiled, quiet Balinese community of Bingin village.

We were already experienced in running a successful surf hotel and know exactly what our clients need; a stylish, safe and social place to stay whilst they surf, learn to surf, or just chill.   Swell Bali was born of all our experience so far for the best Bali surf & yoga retreat experience, and has been designed and built especially to cater to all your needs: A comfortable room with a divine bed, A/C and ensuite, a large communal space to hang out with fellow guests, a beautiful swimming pool and superb staff to look after you, all just a few minutes walk to the surf.  We know about food too and you will have a great breakfast to set you up and some simple, tasty dinners at the surf hotel to get to know your fellow guests a little better.  Our great location also means you are a short walk to lovely restaurants like the Cashew Tree or Casa Asia.

 A Luxury surf camp/surf hotel

We hired well-known architects to design Swell Bali, our 2nd stylish, Bali surf camp retreat.   Tremendous planning and thought has gone into every aspect of Swell Bali’s design.

Because of the world-class waves in Bali, we are not only catering to people who want to learn to surf in Bali; we also welcome intermediates and expert surfers at our custom-built Bingin surf hotel.

If you are new to surfing, we will set up your surf lessons with an excellent surf school who can either teach you to surf right here at Bingin beach, or at beautiful Balangan beach.

If you are an intermediate surfer, we can set you up with a surf guide who will help you find the right wave for your level of surfing.  We can also arrange progressive or intermediate surf lessons for you to suit your skills with our partner surf school.

If you are an expert surfer who wants quality accommodation and people to hang out with, look no further than Swell Bali.  Bingin, a world class barrelling wave is 200m from our front door.  Impossibles can also be reached by foot and a paddle.  Balangan, Padang-Padang and Uluwatu are all less than 10 minutes by scooter, or, with a surf guide we can set up for you.

If you are into Yoga rather than surfing and want a sociable place to stay, Swell surf hotel in Bingin has a wide choice of Yoga classes on offer locally.  You could take Yoga classes at the Bali Training Center and Temple Lodge, both of which are a charming walk away.

Since opening our first surf camp in 2010, we have hosted more than 7000 guests and taught 1000’s of people how to surf in a safe environment.  Our first hotel won multiple awards and has 100’s of excellent reviews from happy guests. Swell Cabarete continues to be one of the top destinations for couples, groups and solo travelers to go to as the #1 luxury surf holiday.  Now, Swell Bali will offer the same level of comfort, friendship and style to surfers of all levels.

Swell Bali offers package surf holidays that take all the hassle out of the planning, with airport transfers included in our week-long packages, transport to the beaches and much more, all Swell guests can enjoy a stress-free holiday right from the start. You just have to book your flights, and we take care of the rest!

With so many daily flights available into Denpasar (DPS) from all over the world, you will find it very easy to get to Swell Bali!

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  • “Swell Bali sets a new standard for surfers looking for a super stylish & comfortable place to stay. No more roughing it in insect infected rooms. Stay Right in the Centre of Bingin, at Swell Bali Surf camp with one of the world’s best barrel machines within a couple of minutes walk. Swell Bali is a new type of Surf hotel: The social aspect of a surf camp, with the comforts of a luxury surf hotel.

    Never surfed before? Swell can organize learn to surf lessons for you. Want to discover semi-secret surfing spots of the beaten track: surf guiding can be organized too with our Bali Surf Camp Guides.

    Swell Bali: The comforts of a hotel, the vibe of a surf camp!”

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