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15 Days Get It All Pack Surf and Yoga Retreat in Bali

  • Pelan Pelan Retreat, Jalan Sempol, Munduk Batu Belah, Pererenan, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia


Surf and Yoga Retreat in Bali

Leave any stress behind and enjoy the tropical paradise of Pelan Pelan Bali retreat! This surf and yoga retreat is surrounded by rice fields, beautiful beaches and Hindu temples. If you are looking for a place that makes it easy to forget about everyday life, you have found the perfect holiday destination to relax, yoga and surf.


  • Six massage sessions
  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Weekdays surf lesson or guiding
  • Daily breakfast and weekdays homemade lunch
  • Two days half day trip around Bali
  • 14 nights of accommodation
  • Free airport pickup

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • 14 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be staying at the Pelan Pelan Retreat, Bali for this surf and yoga retreat. Their authentic Indonesian villas and big garden will provide you a real retreat experience. There is free Wi-Fi in the lounge area and all the rooms. We keep it small with only 8 rooms spread out over 3 terraces close to the river. Our suites at Pelan Pelan are pure luxury. One is situated right next to the river in a beautiful Indonesian Joglo. The other one on the second level with a view over the pool and a private garden. With both suites you'll get all the privacy you need with a beautiful semi outdoor bathroom. Perfect for a romantic get away! If you are more on a budget but still want to experience the luxury of Pelan Pelan our shared rooms is the perfect choice! With three single beds and a semi outdoor bathroom it perfect for single travelers or friends. With our single room you have all the privacy and comfort that you need! It's a bright room on the upper level of Pelan Pelan.

Pelan Pelan Bali retreat features 8 rooms, situated around a large outdoor swimming pool in the middle of a stunning Balinese garden on the river. It has plenty of peaceful spaces where you can relax, enjoy a massage at their outdoor massage room, sip from a fresh juice or meet other people from around the world.

Yoga and meditation

Different professional teachers give yoga classes and meditation sessions in their yoga sala down by the river. Their surf & yoga retreat is separated in 3 levels with the upper level containing a building with 4 single rooms, a middle one with the common area, pool and two rooms. Down by the river is their yoga sala, a nice garden, outdoor massage and a traditional Indonesian joglo with two rooms.

Professional surf school

To get the best surf experience, Pelan Pelan believes in lessons that fit your personal needs and wishes. At Pelan Pelan Retreat, they make sure that all their guests get exactly that customized attention. The staff of the surf school have years of teaching experience and have all the important local surf knowledge to provide the best possible surf courses in Bali. All the teachers grew up around Canggu and know all the waves of Bali by heart. Beginner or advanced, at Pelan Pelan Surf School you will catch your wave!

If you want to make any changes, feel free to ask and clearly explain what you wish to achieve!

Bali is an island of Indonesia. It is mostly Hindu and becoming more and more popular. The beautiful rice fields, mountains, and beaches make it a heaven for people loving nature. Besides nature, it is also a hotspot for artists, hippies, surfers, hipsters, celebrities, and the rich. Each village and area attracts its own people making it possible to see Bali from a lot of different angles.

The area around the retreat, which is close to Canggu, is known for its excellent surf, beautiful nature, and peacefulness. It is a nice getaway from the crowded areas in Canggu, Kuta, which are more hectic and include a lot of tourism and partying. It is the friendliness of the locals that make a lot of people want to come to Bali each year. The area around Canggu is one of the best surf locations in Bali and Pelan Pelan's surf school employs only the best local teachers. There are multiple surf spots with waves, ideal for both beginners and advanced surfers.

It is important to involve the local traditions and lifestyle in the retreat. Doing so, creates an environment in which you can learn from them and they can learn from you resulting in a lovely experience for everyone.

Nearby places

  • Echo beach - 15 minutes
  • Seminyak - 40 minutes
  • Ubud - 1 hour
  • Activities
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Massage
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • General
  • Beach nearby
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Services
  • Free Wi-Fi

You will be served with daily yummy and healthy breakfast and from Monday to Friday, with homemade Indonesian lunch. Not only that, there will be free coffee, tea (until 4 pm), water, and 2 fresh juices/day served.

Homemade lunch

Healthy, tasty food is an important part for a good holiday. From Monday to Friday, early morning, the Indonesian chefs will go to the market, to find the best fresh ingredients for your traditional Indonesian meals. And that's what you'll taste!

Besides surfing and relaxing at the pool, you can do a lot of things that will make your time in Bali even better. Choose the things you want to do at our retreat and have the time of your life.

Balinese fishing experience

Price: 25 EUR

Go fishing with Putu at the beach, between the local fishermen.

Cycling around Ubud

Price: 45 EUR (whole day)

Learn about the beautiful Bali culture on the bike. Your guide will show you the beautiful villages around Ubud.

Get fit

Price: 40 EUR per private training

With an MSc in Human Movement Science, Emma will give you a personal training that fits your needs plus a professional lifestyle advice on sports and nutrition.

Guided private meditation

Price: 20 EUR (1 hour)

We experience inner peace, when concentration is increasing and the mind is silent. Meditation teaches you to be peaceful and attain calmness. It allows you to empty yourself to the endless hyperactivity of you mind.

Jewelry making class

Price: 40 EUR (3 hours)

Get creative and make your own silver jewelry to have something to remind you of your time in Bali.

Luwak coffee and Tanah Lot

Price: 30 EUR

Visit the coffee Luwak plantation and see one of the most popular places of interest in Bali - Tanah Lot temple.


Price: 12 EUR (1 hour)

With your Balinese massage stress and body aches are released while your spirit is lifted.

Rice fields

Many trips to be booked at the retreat. Trips that show you the best of Bali.

  • 14 nights of accommodation
  • 10 surf lessons or guiding (Monday to Friday)
  • 6 yoga sessions
  • 6 massage sessions
  • 2 meditation sessions
  • 2 half day trip and 1 free scooter
  • Airport pick-up
  • Daily healthy breakfast and weekdays homemade Indonesian lunch
  • Free coffee, tea, water and juices

Arrival by airplane

You have to book a ticket to the international airport of Bali called Denpasar. Have a look at skyscanner.com for cheap tickets.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookSurfCamps.com reviews

  • A
    Review by Ana Hoyos from Norway
    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

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  • Review by Guenièvre from Australia

    "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!"

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  • Review by Marcela Supnet from San Diego, 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. "

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  • Review by Sadi Steffl from USA

    "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."

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  • Review by Trudi Marriner from London, UK

    "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."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "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."

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  • Review by Deena Almansoori

    "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."

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  • Review by Jess Thompson from Melbourne, 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!"

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  • Review by Niels Ulrik Ottesen from Copenhagen, 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."

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  • Review by Nuno Dos Santos from 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."

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  • Review by Jess from Dublin, Ireland

    "Fantastic stay!"

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  • Review by Anita Sawyer Vasan from UK

    "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! "

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  • Review by Penny Mcleod from Wellington, New Zealand

    "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."

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  • Review by Floor Smit from Netherlands

    "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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  • Review by Charlie Martin

    "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"

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  • Review by 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! "

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  • Review by Marjin V.

    "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."

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  • Review by Christina M

    "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!"

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  • Review by Ralf-Geert

    "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!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Dallas, 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."

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  • Review by Samool A.

    "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"

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  • Review by a traveler from Brooklyn, 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."

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  • Review by a traveler from Melbourne, 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! "

    "Highly recommended"

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  • Review by Veronika S from 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."

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  • Review by Jessica V from Amsterdam, The 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."

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  • Review by Sophie K from Greater London, UK

    "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!"

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  • Review by Karlijn K from Nijmegen, The 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!"

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  • Review by Gakyel from Dubai, 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."

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  • Review by a traveler from Seville, 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."

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  • Review by Lian Heinhuis from 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."

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  • Review by a traveler from Perth, 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."

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  • Review by Frank from Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    "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."

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  • Review by Drew from London, UK

    "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."

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  • Review by a traveler from 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."

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  • Review by a traveler from Amsterdam, the 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 :)."

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  • Review by a traveler from 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."

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  • Review by a traveler from Hamburg, 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."

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  • Review by Anne from Europe

    "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!"

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  • Review by Shel from London, 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!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Amsterdam, the 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!"

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  • Review by a traveler from London, UK

    "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!"

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  • Review by Jorgen from the Netherlands

    "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!"

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  • Review by Lucy from Europe

    "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!"

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  • Review by Cornelia Manderscheid from Deutschland

    "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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Canggu, Indonesia

Pelan Pelan Bali offers surf and yoga retreats surrounded by rice fields, beautiful beaches, and Hindu temples.

Speaks English

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15 days / 14 nights

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