from United States, October 2018
"Best yoga/surf retreat!"
Loved the relaxed nature of the staff and instructors, but this did not affect the organisation of the week as everything was so well planned and thought out. All the staff wanted you to have the best time, were extremely accommodating to any request. Food was amazing too, overall such a lovely experience!
from Great Britain, May 2018
"Amazing location and food. We were well looked after."
The surfing and yoga were excellent. The food was amazing. Staff were very knowledgeable about their yoga and enthusiastic. Very good deal for what you pay. Also beautiful location.
from Iceland, May 2018
"Balili its place where I will come back ❤"
Food! Dinner make by Hana was amazing! The Surf lesson witch a guy's from the school just perfect!
from Ireland, September 2017
"Fabulous Location, Amazing Food, Great Experience"
The room was basic but overall loved the house, really quaint and amazing roof top views. Not a vegetarian but the food was gorgeous. Morning yoga on the roof was fabulous. Nice amount of free time between activities. Surf instructor was patient and helpful. Carment and Hannah who ran the house and taught yoga were so nice, helpful, chatty and genuine- Thanks for a great week guys :)
from South Korea, September 2017
"Budget-Friendly Retreat "
I loved the location on Baleal Island! I loved Carmen and Hannah! They were great host and yoga teachers! I loved our surf lessons! All the surf instructors were great! The rooms are clean!! The breakfast, lunch and dinner was absolutely delicious! Wish I could have had a cooking lesson of all the vegan dishes they put together. All the people at Balili House was welcoming, we met the few owners and they were super friendly, caring and made sure you were good in all ways.
from Germany, July 2017
The location of the place and the amazing people,food, my surf instructors, sand....it's a perfect place for surfing or chilling! !! Gorgeous beaches! House is very clean and has perfect location. I would like to be back soon. But definetaly not for yoga......surfing is the major activity. The people there are amazing!
from Germany, June 2017
"Happy place "
There are places where you forget your everyday life and immerse yourself in relaxation and happiness
Balili house is such a place. The sea right in front of the house, felt us wonderfully cared for and enjoyed every day the surfer life. We want to come back
from France, June 2017
"Great location, great people and atmosphere"
The team of surf instructor was the best. patient and friendly. The yoga instructor was also perfect on every level. The location of the camp couldn't be better. awsome view of the island and a 360° view from the roof top terrace
from Great Britain, April 2017
I enjoyed having a balanced day and week set out for us. Doing other activities helps support your body in surfing. The trip to Xe's Yoni surfboard place was great. I really enjoyed being in an international community of people who love the outdoors, good food and surfing.
The people were all nice and friendly and there's a real community who want you to enjoy and get better at surfing - especially Carlos and his van! It felt really inclusive.
There's also access to so many different beaches and waves. And the beach by the place is so long, you can run or walk there at certain times of the day and not see many people.
The accommodation is neat and clean. It's a gift to look through the window to check the surf conditions! Staff are often in the place hanging out so you can ask them for things if you need. They are really responsive.
from Germany, November 2018
"Chill, warm, lovely. "
My stay at Balili House was wonderful. The place is cozy and lovely decorated. The people working at Balili House while I was staying there, were incredibly warm hearted and careing. I enjoyed chatting with them. I'm especially greatful for the 1:1 Yoga Session with Angelika and the "Fly High Yoga" with Caro. I learned so many new things. Just wonderful. A big plus: The House is sooo close to the Beach - or better to two beaches. :) The food was prepered by either the people working there or a lovely woman from another little town. Here food was to die for. I can definitly recommend Balili House.
Audrey Van Buel
from Switzerland, July 2018
"We felt like we were at home"
The atmosphere at first, evryone in the staff were really nice and we have been nicely welcomed. The surf session were super nice.
The yoga was also good, a mix of Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin Yoga, in a beautiful place near by Obidos. Perfect time to end the day.
The only things we can say is a BIG THANK YOU to Balili and we highly recommend this place.
from France, May 2018
"merveilleuse semaine surf et yoga"
Super séjour, la maison est fidèle aux photos, la localisation est top. Etre sur l'ile de Baléal est vraiment un plus, le décor est magnifique.
Etant débutante en surf et en yoga, les cours étaient adaptés à mon niveau. Très bonne ambiance autant à l'école de surf qu'à la maison. Un grand merci aux 3 profs de yoga qui se sont occupées de nous cette semaine, leur petits plats végétariens étaient un délice, et on se sent très rapidement accueilli comme dans une famille. En bref, un séjour au top, on en ressort apaisé et ressourcé.
from United States, October 2017
"Very peaceful place with lovely and luminous people"
from Netherlands, October 2017
"Relax, Recharge, and Reconnect! Lekker!"
From the moment I arrived at Balili Surf House I felt very welcome. The vibe at Balili was great: relaxing, homely, positive, mindful...I enjoyed every second of it. Not to mention the location of the accomodation: the beach is right outside the front door! Being able to go out (early) to do some yoga/take a walk down at the beach or go surfing was great! Also, just watching the sun rise from the rooftop of Balili while looking out over the beach....WOW!
The yoga instructors, Carmen and Hannah, took great care of us all week with their positive energy, yoga classes, and delicious food (thanks girls! #lekker). Never before had I eaten a vegetarian diet, but I really enjoyed it! Also, the owners of Balili and the Surf School were amazing: great positive energy and making sure everyone had a great time. My jaw still hurts a little from all that laughing and smiling. Thanks Calili and João!
Although I had never done any surfing before, now that I've learned the basics from several great instructors and the fact that I really enjoyed myself while doing so, I'm sure I'll definitely go surfing again in the near future!
Other things I really liked about my stay were SUPing at the beautiful lagoon of Óbidos, going to that beautiful castle, and just meeting lots of amazing people!