Kis is the in-house cook of Pelan Pelan Bali. During your retreat, he will be teaching you how to prepare delicious Indonesian dishes.
I highly recommend Pelan Pelan. I had a fantastic time there. I spend 5 days in Pelan Pelan, but I could have stayed 10 days.
On the agenda: surf every morning (2 hour sessions, with an awesome teacher for 2 people), yoga class every afternoon (except during week-ends), 3 massages per week.
The place is really nice and quiet, in the middle of the rice fields.
Emma the owner and all the staff are so nice.
And the people I met there (I was traveling by myself) were very nice and fun.
If it's what you are looking for, go for it!
Marcela Supnet California
My husband and I enjoyed 8 days at Pelan Pelan Bali over the holiday season. Emma, the owner, personally arranged our stay, advised me what to pack, & helped me plan a tentative schedule. What my husband and I received from the lovely & hospitable staff far exceeded any expectations we had. Linha, the boss when Emma is away, made it so that we did not worry about anything. Chef Eny hooks up a delicious breakfast every morning. She & Chef Kis made our cooking classes fun. The food & juices are a whole other by themselves. From the moment Wayan picked us up from the airport there were no hassles or worries. Beautiful place with a staff that provides genuine quality to their guests. 10 rating isn't enough to grade our holiday at Emma's place. We returned home from PPB leaving baggage behind. All the heavy and bad energy we carried around was expelled through meditation, yoga and massages.
Sadi Steffl United States
Staying at Pelan Pelan was a dream come true. This was my first time traveling alone, Emma and her staff were so accommodating and by the end of the journey I felt like I was home.
Everything from surfing, massages and facials were five stars. Meeting other other people in the retreat was also live changing as many of them I will keep in contact for years to come.
Outside of the retreat I wish there were more people like Emma in the world, she has such a positive impact in her community and genuinely cares. I really hope one day to create an impact like hers.
Many thanks and would highly recommend.
Trudi Marriner United Kingdom
I had a fantastic time at Pelan Pelan. I booked the surf and yoga package for 7 days which includes 3 massages, a meditation session and a trip. I stayed there on my own in a shared room.
Pelan Pelan has moved to a new location surrounded by the rice fields. it was still easy to get to Canggu by taxi. There are take away options that deliver in the evenings if you want to stay in.
The surf lessons were great fun, the instructors were really good and as a beginner as I was very pleased how I got on.
Pelan Pelan has a lovely atmosphere and both the staff and people staying are so friendly. The breakfasts and lunches are really tasty Indonesian food.
The bedrooms are in 3 buildings and are beautiful, with many of the showers half outside. The pool and dining/ chilling area are also lovely.
The yoga is in an outside Pavillion down some steps, we had different yoga teachers for the 3 sessions and they were also excellent.
10/10 for service, atmosphere, surfing, yoga and food.
If you want a surf and yoga package I would really recommend Pelan Pelan.
I had a lovely time at Pelan Pelan Bali. There were a nice variety of activities and it was excellent value for money. There were only a few things I would change, I think the surf lessons should start off more slowly for beginners, I have surfed for many years (though not well or confidentially) and found the surf too big for me let alone a beginner. I also thought there should be fruit juice available after yoga but the yoga classes ended after the person that makes the juices had finished work. The yoga and mediation were good, the massages great, the food was delicious, the people friendly and the value for money unbeatable.
The hospitality of Emma and Putu and everyone works there is great. I loved how flexible they are as i had to change my massages sessions few times as well as my private meditation session.
Kis cooks amazing food and make great juices. Lensie cleans the rooms perfectly.
The yoga and meditation sessions were awesome.
There are few improvements that would have made my stay even better, the AC in my private room wasn't working well, and even after it was fixed it wasn't cooling properly. I think the property can use some Fans installed in the common areas as well as the room. the last 4 days were so humid and hot and it wasn't comfortable sitting outside.
Also the tour was included in the package, but i had to pay entrance and parking fees and didn't have a guide, it was just a driver taking us from a place to another. would have been great if i knew that in advanced in order to arrange for another tour with proper guide and also have a heads up on the extra cost.
I booked the surfing package, but i only took one lesson as i got panicked in open water unfortunately . It would if been good to know if i can't get a refund, that way i would have booked by lesson.
I was also mislead in terms of the location of pelan pelan in terms of accessing the beach and a cafe, i was told its 5 mins walking distance. but it was 10 mins by car so commuting around was a bit of a challenge specially that i don't know how to ride a scooter.
Overall my stay was beautiful and i met amazing people in the retreat.
Jess Thompson Australia
I don't have enough words to express how amazing Pelan Pelan is!
Every single member of staff is absolutely incredible. Emma and Putu run the place so well and have the kindest hearts, we felt so at home! All of the surf instructors are great and make you feel very safe in the water! The breakfast and lunch prepared by the beautiful cooks Lisna and Kis is beyond good and a great variety! Not to mention the other little babies that occupy Pelan Pelan, Tyson and Angel Emma and Putus adorable pups, always up for a cuddle and very well behaved, some of the luckiest dogs in Bali!
I would recommend this retreat to anyone that is looking for a relaxing holiday! Surfing, delicious food, massages in your very own room, afternoon yoga classes and beautiful puppies to lighten up your day even more! What more could you want!
Perfect get away and I cannot wait to get back there!
Niels Ulrik Ottesen Denmark
I had some truly lovely days in a nice and cozy atmosphere. All guests were very friendly and we shared our lunch at the same table.Small and cozy.
Nuno Dos Santos Netherlands
Pelan pelan was great! Love the whole vibe of the place and the hospitality! I think that the yoga can be better. The teacher is great but the place where it is given is not that great.
Anita Sawyer Vasan United Kingdom
Our time in Pelan Pelan has been absolutely wonderful. Emma and her staff have gone above and beyond, to make us feel relaxed and at home here: my daughter and I will return to London refreshed, inspired and with many happy memories.We also met many lovely fellow guests here at Pelan Pelan and enjoyed the flexible 'relax' programme with them: our yoga and meditation teacher was the best I have ever experienced.Our rooms were beautiful and we were just a short distance from the beach: twenty minutes picturesque walk by foot, or five to ten minutes by scooter.Wifi enabled us to keep in touch with home, whilst experiencing the Balinese culture, surrounded by a delightful mix of rural fields, the coast and pretty villas and temples.I would like to thank Emma and all at Pelan Pelan for a magical stay. We will recommend it to all our friends and hope to return again soon!
It was the perfect holiday within a friendly and relaxing ambience. Its a little outside of Changgu, but they have scooters for free which you can use to go anywhere - maybe thats also part of the beauty, to be in the middle of ricefields, it feels much more autenthic. At the time there were mostly female single travelers, a testament to how safe the place feels. Every morning starts by going surfing with cool and capable instructors, spit into levels - it almost feels like private lessons. Then, a home cooked and healthy lunch is followed by afternoon yoga sessions in a little pagoda in the garden, very meditative. Absolutely reccomendable, and we are looking forward to be back!
I went to Pelan Pelan three times last year and I just love the place, it feels like my second home. Emma, Putu and their staff are just so loving and caring. I would highly recommend to stay with them in Canggu, you will just fall in love with the lovely surroundings and wonderful people and will want to go back for sure! Lots of love for these beautiful people. Keep up the good work!
Liz C New York
This is truly a magical place. Emma, Putu and the whole staff at Pelan Pelan have effortlessly created something very unique and special in their little corner of Bali. There is no detail missed when it comes to creating your most relaxed and fun vacation here. The rooms are spotless and taken good care of everyday with housecleaning. The meals are a perfect combination of local cuisine, variety as well as offering a healthy and nutritious diet. All the staff as well as the owners create a relaxed but homey ambiance so you can truly sink into that feeling of just no worries. But they never lose sight of
their guests needs at the same time and will not hesitate to help you
with anything you might need assistance with. From calling cabs,
offering local KOA, ordering take-out or just sharing jokes and
pouring wine, they add so much more to the experience. The activities
and packages offered at Pelan Pelan are of high quality and will make
even the most active traveler feel satisfied with their vacation. And
with this perfectly concocted ambiance you and the other guests
staying at Pelan Pelan will share together truly a once in a lifetime
experience. I will always remember my time in Bali fondly and I give
credit to Pelan Pelan for making that happen. Thank you Emma, Putu and
the rest of the staff at Pelan Pelan, I will be back soon :)
a traveler United Arab Emirates
I just got back from the most fulfilling trip ever at Pelan Pelan: excellent yoga, incredible people from all over the world, friendly atmosphere, fantastic Balinese food, great rooms/bathrooms, awesome location in the middle of the rice fields in the magical town of Canggu. The purpose of my trip was to disconnect, relax and come back refreshed - which is exactly what happened after staying there! DEFINITELY going back - Emma, Putu and everyone I met there from staff to guests became family, and made me feel at home! Pelan pelan means take it easy.. and I for sure learnt how to do so after that trip :)
a traveler Switzerland
I spent one week at Pelan Pelan and I wish I could have stayed longer! Everything about this place is perfect, but most importantly the people who run it and the guests are the friendliest people you can imagine. I am so grateful to have met so many amazing humans there and I am sure some of those friendships will last a lifetime!
Emma and Putu, the hosts are always there to help and to have a chat, they even helped me organise a trip to an island nearby. The room was very clean, bright and spacious and is situated in a paradise-like, lush green garden.
In terms of activities I can absolutely recommend doing the surf and yoga package, I had the best time on the board and on the mat! All of the teachers I had are very friendly, they speak English very well and they make sure you get the most out of the experience while always being up for a good laugh and a chat!
One of the highlights of Pelan Pelan is without doubt the homemade Balinese food that is freshly prepared every day for Lunch. Simply incredible!
Never in my life have I felt so welcome and at home as I did at Pelan Pelan, it was definitely a once in a lifetime experience (until I return, which I will do 100%!)
Thanks to the staff of Pelan Pelan, the three cute dogs and the fantastic people I met there for making this holiday so wonderful! See you next time :)
Pelan Pelan was an awe-inspiring, super relaxed and truly joyful
experience. The beautiful and stunning green setting is a peaceful,
magical place. It's home to the super nice and friendly Pelan Pelan-
family. Emma and the team are very welcoming and supportive to each of
the different guests and their holiday needs. This family-like
atmosphere makes the retreat such a real treat; it's a place that soon
feels like home; with very comfortable (recently build) accommodations
and superb service, guests from all over the world tune in to the
relaxed and laid-back vibes. Besides plenty of time for pampering,
massages and great home-cooked food, you can practice amazing yoga and
awesome surfing classes. Other highlights for me and my 3-year old
daughter: swimming & playing in the pool and the freedom of riding a
scooter through the magnificent green landscapes. We feel so fortunate
to have spend 3 weeks at this special place: we're looking back to a
very valuable time and inspiring place, and looking forward to come
back again! Thank you very very much Pelan Pelan!!!
"Pelan Pelan" means "Take it easy" and that's exactly why I can really recommend this place if you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern life. I travelled on my own and spent 2 weeks at Pelan Pelan for relaxation and contemplation before travelling to Ubud and Nusa Lembongan. I did come back to Pelan Pelan because for 2 night at the end of my trip because I liked it so much!
Emma, Putu and Lina are great hosts and manage to establish a family-like atmosphere. Most of the other guests were from Europe, North America and Australia and also travelled alone. If you wanted, you could easily find companions for eating out / going shopping in Canggu, having dinner / beers in Pelan Pelan, travelling to Ubud, Uluwatu, etc. Although there never was any pressure to participate.
The facilities are beautiful: the rooms, the pool, the breakfast / lunch area and the yoga facilities. The food and juices were excellent, prepared fresh every day by Kis and Eny. We had lots of fun with the surf teachers, they are really good as is the surf equipment. Yoga / meditation teachers - Sida, Maria and Serena - were equally good, each with their own style. Massage 3x per week was super too!
All in all a great experience. I don't normally travel to the same place twice, but am seriously thinking of making an exception for Pelan Pelan! A big thank you to Emma, Putu, the team and my travel companions for making this and unforgettable experience. Suksma!
I spend two weeks at Pelan Pelan in January. I fell completely in
love with this place, the gorgeous rooms, the beautiful settings in
the ricefields and the relaxed vibe. The food is excellent, my
favourite was the porridge and watermelon juice for breakfast. Great
coffee too! The yoga classes, meditation sessions and massages was amazing! As a
beginner my yoga improved radically during the two weeks, and I felt
like a new person after my stay at Pelan Pelan. What make this retreat special is the people and the atmosphere. Emma
and Putu have created a little gem which I'm grateful to have found.
As a solo traveller I was happy to find both the staff and the other
guests at the retreat to be welcoming, open and easy to get a long
with. Quickly I felt part of the Pelan Pelan-family.
Penny Mcleod New Zealand
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Pelan Pelan is amazing. I find myself thinking about it so often. Few places I've traveled to are relaxed, comfortable, cultural, elegant, mindful, active and enchanting all in one. An amazing find when I needed it the most. Counting down months and weeks until I can return and see the new premises.
a traveler Germany
My wife and me stayed with Pelan Pelan for a week. For both of us it
was a wonderful stay! The team is super attentative and nice!
Breakfast and lunch are great! And off course surfing and yoga lessons
were very well done and so much fun!! On top of it Pelan Pelan has a
superb location in the rice fields! Overall it was an awesome retreat
a traveler Thailand
I have been wanting to do a surf and yoga retreat for years and I am glad I waited. My stay at Pelan Pelan was the highlight of my time in Bali and I am already trying to figure out when I can go back. Pelan Pelan is tucked deep in the rice fields by Tenah Lot. I thought this location was perfect, we were out of the crazy, tourist crowds, we got to experience local Balinese culture and food, but we were just a short ride in Canggu if you wanted some more action. The rooms were simple, yet beautiful. The best part were the people - the staff, the surf instructors, and the other guests. In your short time there you develop a strong sense of community with the people you are with that makes it a perfect destination for solo travelers.
Through the planning of our trip Emma was there every step of the way. My husband and I arrived for the holiday in the early morning and were blessed with the most beautiful sunrise against the villas backdrop of tropics and surrounding rice paddies. We will forever miss breakfast surrounded by nature, peace, and tranquility. Pelan Bali could be rated A+ alone for the home cooking that C Linha handled our navigation throughout our stay. She made it easy for us to totally relax.
Our room was beautiful;complete with a four poster bed and romantic white net. The bathroom was equally stunning with an open rain shower. Fresh flowers accented the pillows and shower everyday. The inside compound is kept beautifully landscaped to promote a totally chill atmosphere.
Meditation, yoga, massages, and their pool were exactly what our mind, body, and soul were craving. Our stay at Pelan Pelan was a dream come true. We returned home in the new year relaxed and recharged counting down the time till our granddaughter arrives this summer.
Thank you for a trip of a lifetime. Best Wishes Pelan Pelan. Until we meet again.
Floor Smit Netherlands
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I can highly recommend Pelan Pelan! Its situated a bit outside of the busy Canggu in the middle of the ricefield. There was a very nice calm atmosphere, not a partyparty atmosphere, felt like a family there! We were with 6 guests all from different countries. The swimmingpool was fantastic and also the surroundings, yoga place, massage place, chill out couches and the most important for me:great hospitality!!!! Emma and Putu where so nice. Lie Na can give you good tips for restaurants and can just call a taxi for you. The authentic indonesian lunches cooked by Kis were soooo good. I was looking forward to it every day. The personnel is very kind. In the evening we got a taxi to Changgu or ordered food. One evening we stayed in the swimmingpool, haha, so much fun! One evening we went to the village of Putu to celebrate he first bday of the surfing company. Putu and Emma are supporting a whole group of young guys to become surf instructors. We had nice food and the boys were playing guitar and singing all night long. I was totally relaxt after one week of Pelan Pelan and can give you the recommendation: go go go, you wont regret it! Thanx Emma, Putu, Lie Na, Kis and the rest of Pelan Pelan, including Angel and Tyson, the friendly cute dogs!
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It's been almost a year since I've visited Pelan Pelan and I still think about my time there every day. It was the highlight of my travelling and I cannot wait to go back. I would recommend it to any traveller, solo especially. Staying with Emma and Putu was like being with family and the surfing....well that was something else! I'm am so in love with this place!!! Xx
Wendy and Chris
Having three teenage boys, this was the ideal holiday for us. The surfing lessons were excellent and lots of fun for us all. The yoga lessons were relaxing and energizing and ideal preparation for surfing. The setting at Pelan. It is beautiful with lovely tropical plants and birds, with a very inviting swimming pool which was used many times a day by our family when we weren't busy with the other activities. Our rooms were ideal for us with an upstairs and downstairs for the kids. One of the highlights was the incredible food, healthy and delicious lunches and amazing breakfasts. Two of our favorites being the mango/yogurt and banana pancakes were so good! And most importantly, the people. Genuinely friendly and interested and always happy to help. Thank you Emma and Putu for a brilliant holiday!
We had a perfect stay at Pelan Pelan! Emma, Putu, and the rest of the staff make your stay there as relaxed as possible. They help you with anything. The yoga and surf teachers are very emphatic and will help you overcome fear or take all the time you need while practicing. Everything is clean and it really feels like home. All the guest are on the same page. Especially great is the food. Perfect banana pancakes and great lunch which is served on the big table with the rest of the guest. In two months Pelan will move with their staff to another place. We are confident the new location will be even better as it looks already wonderful. Cheers Marijn and Sophie.
I loved everything at Pelan Pelan. The owners, Emma and Putu, are so nice. It felt like hanging around with friends. The food is more than delicious and I met so wonderful people there. The surf lessons, the yoga and the meditation were also really great. I went back after two weeks, because I missed it so much! And another big plus is that I had to extend my visa and they helped me to organize it. I really want to go there again!
Excellent personalised service, great food and an amazing environment. Emma en Putu have created a jewel in an already very relaxing area!
Whether you want to go surfing on your own or join the organised tour, the environment of Pelan Pelan has much to offer on only a scooter's ride distance, while the retreat itself is located in the middle of characteristic rice paddies.
The food, both breakfast and lunch, deserve a special recognition as its quality is superb!
a traveler Texas, USA
Pelan Pelan is one of the favorite places I've stayed in all of Southeast Asia! The surf and yoga packages they offer are perfectly balanced and so much value for what they are charging. The food is amazing and they easily accommodated my vegan diet! If you are new to surfing the instructors give personalized attention to help you feel comfortable. You will catch waves on your first day! Just watch out for that shore break ;) Yoga classes are the perfect balance to the surfing to stretch out your sore shoulders. The location is a bit away from the main strip which means it's quiet and secluded. Rooms are simple and have everything you need, including air con (must have in Bali!!), comfy beds (I slept so good here!), beautiful pool, free water available so bring your bottle to refill, there's not much else I can say but Go! Trust me. Perfect for solo travelers or couples. You'll meet some of the nicest people from all over the world here.
With no idea what to expect when I turned up o was absolutely blown away from the get go on my arrival to the resort. Friendly faces greeting me first thing and an instant relaxing vibe throughout the resort. Over the next few days I found myself challenging my fitness levels and having the time of my life learning to surf and at the same time entering the most relaxed state of mind I have ever known. Amazing location, phenomenal service, friendliest staff and a very homely feel. Highly recommended and I will definitely be returning
a traveler New York
Wake at the crack of down to surf on a pristine nearly secluded beach surrounded by greenery and distant volcanoes. Relax under a palm tree drinking water from a coconut. Return to Pelan Pelan where an amazing freshly made Balinese feast and papaya juice are waiting. Indulge in a relaxing massage. Take a dip in the pool. Sit on a private veranda reading a book. Join group yoga on the terrace. Hop on a scooter to drive through the rice fields and explore a bit in town. Find your beanbag or swing on 'the lawn' to watch sunset. Sip bingtang and feast on seafood while listening to the waves and gazing up at the stars. fall asleep happy in your beautiful suite.
A day in the life of Pelan Pelan. Curated perfectly by the lovely and accommodating Emma.
a traveler Australia
Hi stayed at Pelan Pelan in April in one of the private rooms and could not have been happier! The facilities were great, the hosts were welcoming, the food, service, everything was delightful.
We did the surf & yoga retreat which was fantastic, and loved waking up to a delicious breakfast, then a guided surf (my wife went from being afraid of the ocean to fully surfing properly in 3 days) followed by a delicious lunch, massage, yoga class then a cold drink watching the sunset in the evening.
I will be going back for sure!
Veronika S London
My dream for a tropical restorative adventure came true at Pelan Pelan. Here they really care about guests having quality experiences and that at the end of each day you're smiling.
It goes without saying that the rooms and social areas are clean and comfortable. The freshly made authentic Balinese food by the friendly staff is delicious. The surf lessons are also good quality and you will always have one instructor for no more than two people. They will teach you about the art and science of surfing, and the social aspect..which waves you should catch and which belong to others so you can have good manners even out at sea ;) The yoga nicely compliments the surf lessons and the massages here are deeply relaxing - the girls are well trained.
Pelan Pelan is well priced for the quality and range of experiences you get. But to top it off this place has a good energy and this is why I'm coming back in two weeks to end my trip on a high.
Jessica V Netherlands
First I booked for one week at Pelan Pelan, but because of the good vibes I booked another week. Putu was always looking for the best waves and I really made progress as a beginning surfer thanks to him. Emma was the greatest host and Lisna and Kis made the best homemade Indonesian food I ate during my three month stay in Bali!
Love to come back to this peaceful place in Canggu to catch some more waves.
Sophie K United Kingdom
Pelan Pelan is an absolute paradise, we had the most amazing time here, emma and the team took such great care of us.The room was spacious clean and peaceful. The perfect spot to unwind and relax either by the pool or on the balcony looking out over the quite. The beach is a short scooter ride away or easy to walk to with some gorgeous little restaurants serving delicious traditional food on the way. The yoga classes were some of the best I've ever had, and we had some amazing trips arranged trekking mountains and visiting hidden beauty spots made this trip very special. The food is INCREDIBLE....traditional and delicious made with love. I can't recommend this place enough it really is very special and you feel the love from the moment you arrive to the last day. I'm already planning a return trip!
Karlijn K Netherlands
I had a really good time at pelan pelan, it's a beautiful place to retreat, relax, surf, yoga, massage... the staff makes you feel at home and offer really good food & fruit juices . Would love to visit again!
Gakyel United Arab Emirates
I was lucky enough to spend about 10 days in Pelan Pelan last November. The package Emma is offering is truly unique and worthwhile.
As soon as you enter Pelan Pelan you can feel the tranquility and beauty of this place. I as a female solo traveler felt very safe and at home; because this place definitely won't make you feel like a tourist. Pelan Pelan offers a range of scooters that one can rent for a really reasonable price too and driving down the rice paddies in the mornings or for a sunset surf is probably one of the best memories you will collect.
The food is so so good!! It will make your tummy dance. The in house chef creates everyday fresh dishes of your choice from the menu and delicious smoothies too! The surf lessons are fun and Putu and the other surf instructors are very supportive, I found that my surfing skills improved a lot after that surf retreat. Also the meditation classes were one of the best one's I have ever taken! Don't miss out on the great massage offer either!
I truly loved spending my days at Pelan Pelan. Emma is such a kind person and you will find her always with a pretty smile and so helpful. Go see it yourself people. This place is magic.
a traveler Spain
All the staff is wonderful. Good food, massages, surf and yoga lessons and very kind environment.
A super relaxed and awesome experience surfing and doing yoga. All the staff is wonderful. Good food, massages, surf and yoga lessons and very kind environment. Very recommendable also for solo traveller. Many thanks to Emma and Putu for their hospitality.
Lian Heinhuis Europe
What a charming and welcoming place! Had the best time staying here and will definitely come back! Was only there for a few night, but felt at home straight away. Great people and atmosphere! If you are looking for a special get away, I would highly recommend going here.
a traveler Australia
Emma and Putu and the staff were great hosts, surf guides, and very helpful in setting up a bike tour near Ubud for us. The food was great with family style dining with a small sociable group of beginning to intermediate surfers, and the rooms and grounds/pool were clean and well kept. Tucked away in a quiet area north of Kuta in Canggu, away from the congestion of Kuta, and just a short motorbike or taxi ride to Old Man's and Echo beaches and other good beginner to advanced surf breaks.
In April 2015 I came to Surfana Bali, after hearing excellent stories from a friend. Initially, I was planning to stay for one night. However, after meeting the incredibly warm and welcoming hosts (Emma and Putu), and seeing what a true paradise this venue is, I decided to spend most of my two weeks holiday here. I cannot remember ever being as relaxed as during my stay here. It is where I experienced the slow life - taking the time to surf (several times a day), read a book, enjoy yoga and have relaxing massages. Putu is an astonishing teacher who made me very passionate about surfing. I could highly recommend Surfana Bali to anyone going to Bali to surf and/or relax, and hope to return soon myself.
Drew United Kingdom
I had a very cool time at Surfana surf retreat, all the staff where very friendly and welcoming. Putu, the surf Guru, was an excellent teacher. He took me to many different breaks to find perfect waves. Emma, the manager, was also very helpful and makes sure all guests are all together having fun, relaxing, yoga, massages, whatever takes your fancy. Surfana had a very chilled vibe about it, great location, close to everything, just a short scooter ride away, cool restaurants and bars or the main beach stripe. I most definitely recumbent Surfana whatever you are looking for in a retreat, I can't wait to go back in the near future.
a traveler Europe
I had the best time at Surfana. The place has a fantastic energy provided by the amazing host Emma and the incredibly friendly staff. The location is perfect for a peaceful time, yet close enough to grab bars and restaurants. I cannot not recommend this place enough. Absolutely perfect for either a group of friends or solo travellers.
a traveler Netherlands
The word that springs to mind when I think of Surfana Bali is happiness! Whatever you do, surf, eat, relax, everything is possible and everyone is so lovely. It doesn't matter if you come alone or with a friend, you will feel like home at the Pelan Pelan resort of Surfana Bali. When you are a surfer than would this be the most perfect chance to learn and improve. You really learn better and make more progress when the circumstances are good as Surfana's circumstances. The friendly staff, the food, the care and the rooms, everything is just perfect. I would highly recommend this place to all of you. Just visit it and be happy :).
a traveler Europe
Bali is a great place to surf, but it can be crowded in some places. So for those who look for a quiet place, Surfana Camp (formerly Pelan Pelan, which means slowly) - this is it. Run by a young and charming Dutch (Emma) and a warm hearted local Balinese and surf guide (Putu) everything is so well organized, you can just relax and go surf. You will be taken at the right time to the right beach for the best waves. Scooters to rent are available too. If you want to go to party, it is easy as well. Famous Deus Ex Macchina is like a 10 to 15 minutes drive by scooter. And, not to forget and for me the most important: Lisna and Kis! The two locals take care of rooms, breakfast and lunch. When I stayed there, every guest that left, wanted to take them home. Because they are pure souls, because they cook breakfast and lunch that should be getting an award, because they are just great. You can go surfing in Bali for less money but this place is worth it.
a traveler Germany
Best place to go if you want a super relaxing surf holiday. The whole staff is just wonderful, the food is awesome and the rooms are super clean due to a daily clean up. The surf guide will search for the best waves for you and makes sure, youll get them. I will for sure go again and cant wait for it.
We had six nice and relaxed days at Surfana! The room was clean and spacious. All the people were friendly and helpful! Surf spots are all close and easy to reach with a scooter. You wont regret to stay at this place!
Shel United Kingdom
Surfana is a little paradise on a paradise island. Every finishing touch is in place to chill out or be as active as you wish to be. The rooms, bedding, etc. are clean and fresh, the breakfast is made to order-best banana pancakes ever, lunch also made daily with tasty ingredients. I tried surfing for the first time with surf lessons, Putu is an excellent teacher. Excellent yoga classes are on offer or you can swim / sit by the clean blue pool or in the shaded outdoor soft seating area. Emma, Putu and staff cannot do enough for you - they were friendly and always smiling. We'll be back without a doubt!
a traveler Netherlands
The retreat is situated in a beautiful surrounding. It's somewhat hard to find but as soon as you enter the place you know you're able to relax and feel at home right away. The garden is beautiful a spacious. They have the most amazing dog named 'Angel' and she is always happy to play or you can take her out for a stroll on the beach. The rooms are big, super clean and relaxed. The crew is amazing and make you the best breakfast and lunch and the surf instructors will take you to the best spots where no one is around. I've stayed for 3 weeks and I did not want to leave. Now being back home I certainly miss the place a lot and can't wait to go back!
a traveler United Kingdom
Absolutely brilliant hosts! We stayed here for nine days and loved it. The hosts - Emma and Putu - are just great. Emma makes this place feel like a spot of relaxed luxury in an unspoiled spot. In my few years of surfing, Putu is the best surf instructor / guide I've come across. This place comes highly recommended by us!
Surfana Bali is a great place to stay. You can do, as you like - it really feels like home. Only thing is that you now enjoy everything you do; take a great surf lesson, enjoy the delicious breakfast and family lunch and take a dip in the swimming pool. The rooms are great and clean, also when you share one with other guests. The staff is really helpful and kind! It's also great that you can rent a scooter to drive around, take a relaxing massage and arrive and leave any day you want. In short, great stay with great people and great food and superb surfing. I will definitely come back!
The whole experience was super easy, Emma is a great host and sorted everything for us, from the booking, the hotel transfer, arranging a bike for transport and recommending places to visit. The B&B is in an amazing location, peaceful, quiet and with amazing surroundings. Canggu is a really cool unspoiled place o stay in Bali, close to the busy area of Semniyak and far enough away to enjoy the cool one-off cafes, bars and chilled out environment. The room was spacious and as there are only 4 rooms it's like a private getaway, which is hard to find. The pool is beautiful and there's a common area for eating and chilling. Overall, I would recommend Pelan Pelan for anyone wanting to visit Bali for a relaxing holiday, close to the beach for surf and yoga classes - Emma even offers surfing and fitness classes too! Thanks again - we will definitely be back!
Cornelia Manderscheid Germany
Die Anlage ist sehr schön und man bekommt jeden Wunsch erfüllt, auch das tägliche Mittagessen (frisch gekocht) war sehr lecker. Ich hatte das Yoga+Relax-Paket gebucht, aber mir war das Yogaangebot zu wenig, der Schwerpunkt von Pelan Pelan liegt auf Surfen. Es gibt nur eine Yogastunde nachmittags um 16 Uhr und das auch nur 3 mal unter der Woche. Montags ist Meditation und Mittwoch gibt es einen Ausflug zum Tanah Lot Tempel. Massagen bekommt man den ganzen Tag mit Anmeldung direkt vor Ort, das war toll und in meinem Paket waren 3 Stunden drinnen. Die Anlage liegt ein Stück weg von Canggu und das letzte Stück Weg dorthin ist nur noch über einen Feldweg zu erreichen. Nach Canggu kann man sich einen Roller nehmen (+Helm inkl) oder man sagt Bescheid und bekommt ein Taxi. Zum Schwimmen am Strand muss man ebenfalls bis Canggu fahren (zwischen 5 und 7 Euro pro Fahrt) der Surferstrand war für mich nicht so schön, ich bin einmal mitgefahren dorthin. Ach ja und es gibt 3 Hunde dort, auch das muss man mögen ;-)
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