Let me tell you that surf and yoga retreats in Bali are a lot of fun. It’s not just about the amazing surfing and very much-needed yoga classes after surfing… It’s also about the Balinese surfing community, the activities they organise and the incredible food! In this guide, I’ll tell you why Bali stands out among surf destinations, the best time to plan your retreat and a curated list of the top surf and yoga retreats exclusively designed for female solo travellers.
Are you ready? Let’s roll!
Why you should go to a surf and yoga retreat in Bali
- The location is perfect and can be adapted to all levels of surfing
- They are very affordable. I don’t know if you’ve ever checked prices for a surf retreat in Costa Rica or Portugal. Don’t do it then, because we are talking double to quadruple the price in Bali!
- Balinese surf instructors are experts. You can trust them with your eyes closed!
Best Time to Go to Your Retreat in Bali
I know what you’re thinking, you want to go during the dry season. While this is a good idea if you want to make sure there is absolutely no rain, there are a few pros and cons to consider if you go in the dry season which is between June and September:
- No rain
- Great waves for both beginners and advanced-level
- More expensive than the wet season
- More tourists
- More traffic
- Missing out on the perfume from the plants during the rainy season or of the forest if you visit Ubud.
I’ve been surfing in January and had the best time! That was the wet season which goes from November to February. Although it’s an amazing time to visit Bali, you can always risk having rainy days, so unless you are staying for a long time (1 month at least) I would advise going in the dry season.
Surf and Yoga Retreats in Bali
#1 Surf & Yoga Bali
Surf & Yoga Bali offers a blend of surfing and yoga experiences including delicious meals and extra activities (such as Kecak dance and Balinese purification).
Prices: All-inclusive packages start from $887 per week. By all-inclusive we are talking meals, yoga and surf classes, video analysis and much more!
Location: Jimbaran area which is between Uluwatu and Canggu.
#2 Surf Lodge Limasan
Surf Lodge Limasan invites female solo travellers to a haven where surf and yoga meet local culture. With a focus on personalised experiences, this retreat promises an adventurous journey of self-discovery.
Prices: All-inclusive packages start from $702 per week. The all-inclusive package also mentions transfers from and to the airport, which is a nice add-on!
Location: Located in the vibrant community of Seminyak, Surf Lodge Limasan offers easy access to Bali’s surf scene and the cultural richness of the surrounding area.
#3 Goddess Retreats
Goddess Retreats’ Surf Retreat is designed exclusively for women seeking a blend of surf, yoga, and feminine empowerment. Dive into the waves and find your inner goddess through expert guidance and a supportive community.
Prices: Check out the website for different options and add-ons!
Location: Set in the amazing location of Uluwatu, Goddess Retreats provides a breathtaking backdrop for your surf and yoga journey.
#4 Rapture Camps
Rapture Camps offers a unique surf and yoga experience with a focus on community and adventure. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer, their expert instructors ensure a memorable and safe experience.
Prices: Visit their website here for detailed information on package prices, including accommodation, surf coaching, and relaxing yoga sessions.
Location: Situated along the coasts of Padang Padang, Rapture Camps offers a perfect escape to the heart of Bali’s surf culture.
#5 Bali Surfing Camp
Bali Surfing Camp welcomes solo female travellers to a haven where surfing and yoga blend with the rich Balinese culture. Unwind and explore the waves under the guidance of experienced instructors.
Prices: Starting from $1039 for a week.
Location: Located in the serene setting of Uluwatu, Bali Surfing Camp ensures a peaceful retreat with easy access to Bali’s surf and cultural attractions.
#6 Pelan Bali
Pelan Bali offers an immersive experience for solo female travellers, combining the thrill of surfing and the tranquillity of yoga. Discover the beauty of Bali’s coasts and unleash your inner adventurer.
Prices: Starting from $1183 per week
Location: The stunning Bingin Beach in Uluwatu. Pelan Bali provides a fun escape while keeping you close to the heart of Bali’s surfing community.
Surf guides to Bali:
If you want to try out Lombok instead of Bali, take a look at this blog post
You can also learn how to surf without joining a Surf camp, read more here
Yoga guides to Bali:
Best Yoga retreats in Ubud here
Best Yoga retreats in Nusa Lembongan here
5 cool Bali tours for female solo travellers here (including yoga ones)
Embarking on a surf and yoga retreat in Bali is not just a getaway; it’s a fun experience where you improve your surf/yoga skills but you can also meet other lovely travellers, Bali offers a unique blend of surf culture, yoga sanctuaries, and the warmth of the Balinese community. I hope this blog post has been useful for you and I hope to see you there!
Ciao for now,