Christopher is a lifeguard and surf instructor for 10 years in France. He is specialized in swimming, surf-life saving and long-distance paddleboard competition, and longboard and single fin specialist. Monkey Surfing, the first surf school of Nusa Lembongan, was his project and passion.
ISA-1 (Wave Surfing)
Planet grew up on the paradise island of Lembongan. When he was a kid, he always jumped on his dad’s boat to go fishing or surfing. He is an accomplished surfer and famous for his laid-back barrels. Planet has been surfing for the last 20 years, with four years spent in ISC circuit. The most versatile surfer, he can barrel on any kind of board.
ISA-1 (Wave Surfing)
From Lembongan, Dewa loves to challenge himself in hollow waves for the adrenaline. He understood since a young age that surfing is one of the keys to staying fit and healthy. He has a traveler’s heart and is dreaming of reaching one day the shores of foreign lands to discover new waves. He has been surfing for the last 15 years and always prefers shortboards and radical maneuvers.
ISA-1 (Wave Surfing)
Welcome back Samir ! His passion for surfing and teaching brought him from Biarritz to Nusa Lembongan. Samir has been traveling around the world and will be glad to share his experience with you.
Biarritz ISA-2 (Wave Surfing)
from Colombia, May 2018
I really liked the food, there were very good options - fresh fruit and veggies. I also LOVED the smoothies and juices. Excellent. The staff was friendly and accommodating.
from Australia, May 2018
"A fun social surf camp"
We loved our stay at Rama Garden. The surf lessons, yoga and food were all fantastic. We were really well looked after by Liz and Maria, they did a great job at organising everything from our pick ups to breakfast and extra activities. It was a lovley social place, so you could chat if you wanted to or enjoy time alone which was perfect for us. Make sure you opt in for a massage, it was amazing!
from United States, April 2018
"I had a fabulous time. Everything was excelent. "
I would highly recommend this place and events.
from Hong Kong, April 2018
I love that on the first day of my arrival the staff, Henry, was very welcoming and gathered a group of us for dinner. They step by step talk through my schedule with me clearly and showed me to my gorgeous room. I stayed in the sister hotel, Shipwreck, and has everything that was said. I would love to go there again or book other places to go to through bookyogaretreat. The beach was close and I met amazing people along the way. I caught my own wave because the coaches were really good and swam with dolphins while surfing.
from Kuwait, April 2018
Dewa pour le surf est excellent. Les locaux sont tres sympas
from United States, April 2018
The staff at Rama Garden were very friendly and helpful, particularly Kiki. The surf instructors were very good and informative. The yoga classes were very relaxing. Snorkelling with Manta Rays was an amazing experience. Rama Garden retreat has a great vibe and is very relaxed. The food and smoothies were amazing.
from Canada, March 2018
I had the most incredible experience! Everything was wonderful - the people, the food, the activities, the organization, the accommodation. I cannot say enough good things about my time here! I will be back.
from United States, March 2018
I had a really great time, everyone was so welcoming and it was a lovely place to stay. The surfing was so fun and the yoga was also great!
from Australia, March 2018
The food wad amazing and so fresh.
The people were also very friendly without being over the top
from Singapore, November 2017
"Great experience, absolutely loved it!"
The surf lessons and accommodation were great. Unfortunately I attended only one yoga class but was happy with it. Absolutely loved the island and the experience overall. Wish I could have stayed for a few more days.
Louise Winney Danger
from Hong Kong, October 2017
"Surf Sun Smiles "
The location is perfect, the island is really relaxed and beautiful, much more calm than the main island of bali. You can really relax here and enjoy quality time alone or with a partner/friends.
The transportation to get to the island is very smooth and professional.
The hotel staff are all so kind, as a female solo traveller I felt very safe and welcomed. All the guests were also so friendly, like minded, and it's so beautiful to be constantly surrounded by such warm smiles.
The hotel itself is so nice and authentic and the meals were really delicious, especially the smoothies and the shakes.
The hotel location is a short walk to the beach, along the beach there are many lovely bars/coffee shops which are the best place to have a mid morning coffee while you catch up emails (if you must) and to take evening strolls and enjoy the sunset.
The surfing classes were really fun, good for all levels of ability, as a complete novice I learned a lot and felt very comfortable in the water and relaxed while learning. The yoga was also really good and the teacher was very kind.
Cannot recommend this place enough and I will definitely be back.
from Great Britain, October 2017
The rooms had all the comfort whislt keeping simplicity and eco nature. I loved the restaurant pisang pisang excellent food made me curious to wsmt to try everything. Healthy and tasteful. Also an extensive original intriguing fresh list of fresh juices and smoothies. I felt and wanted to be healthy, it was invigorating. The staff are so friendly and nake you feel at home. It felt like being in my family very cosy.
from Great Britain, September 2017
"Exactly the relaxing and recharging break I was hoping for"
Rama Garden is lovely accommodation, in a quiet relaxed setting set back from the beach but within easy access of anything you want to do. The treat of having a shower in the secluded outdoor bathroom and the food and smoothies are outstanding. Rosa and the other staff are all friendly, welcoming and knowledgable. Organising motorcycle hire, giving me a map and explanation of the island and introduced me to other solo travellers also staying and doing the yoga/surf lessons. The surf/yoga schedule allowed me to settle into a great rhythm of physical activity and relaxation/exploration and left me feeling pleasantly exhausted at the end of every day. My first attempt at surfing and the instructors had me up standing and gradually improving every day. The yoga was also good, especially the yin classes with live handpan music accompaniment. The whole package felt like a great treat and a welcome change from mainland Bali, in that everything is more relaxed and and the pace of life is more chilled. Also the beach bar at the end of the gang is the perfect spot for a sundowner - away from the louder more brightly lit bars and the staff there also quickly get to know you. As a solo late 30s female traveller, I recommend it and it has inspired me to do more similar things in the future. Terima kasih!!!!
Upasana Nattoji Roy
from India, September 2017
"Surfing with a kid"
The warmth of the people like Rosa, Trinity, Lisa (yoga shack), Planet and Diasa (snorkelling trip) and special care they took for us as a family and first time surf learners.
from Australia, September 2017
Very friendly and supportive staff. The surfing lesson we couldn’t attend one day was kindly replaced by massage. Flexible time for breakfasts and lunch. Very relaxed atmosphere.
from Turkey, September 2017
"Nice place, beautiful people"
I'm a 35+ solo female traveler and I must say I didn't know what to expect from Lembongan which turned out to be a relatively less touristy spot around Balinese islands. This retreat turned out to be a good mix of disconnect and recentering on a quiet island - surrounded by like-minded and friendly people. Staff make sure you have a good time while in Lembongan, yoga classes are good, food was very healthy and tasty... I also had surf lessons in my package which I had to forego (turns out I'm not made for surf :)..
from United States, September 2017
"Rama Garden/Monkey Surf"
It was so well organized and well timed. The accommodations are great, food is wonderful. Rose is amazing. I felt so welcome and had the BEST time.
from Great Britain, August 2017
"An amazing retreat"
Everything exceeded our expectations based on the price - the quality of the yoga and surfing instruction - the accommodation - the snorkelling - the food - the friendliness of the staff... we loved this reatreat and felt super chilled and relaxed throughout. Such a great experience!
from Great Britain, July 2017
Awesome experience..spent just few days there with my friend but was evth we needed for that short time. Food is amazing, healthy, vegan, organic..surf and yoga locations are 15 min away from the accomodation. You can also rent bikes or motorbikes and go explore the island.
Staff were helpful and polite.
from France, May 2018
"Surf et lieu superbes!!"
L'équipe du monkey surfing étaient au top! des locaux souriant, agréables.
L'équipe du Ram est très serviable et très accueillante, c'était un séjour superbe !
Le lieu du yoga était parfait, murs, sols et plafonds en bambou, c'était très ressourçant et très apaisant.
from Netherlands, April 2018
Wat een verademing! Rustige mooie plek. Duidelijk aandacht voor de meer sustainable opties. Heerlijke sapjes en smoothies. Got to try them all! Ook de surfinstructeurs waren goed en geduldig.
from United States, October 2017
"Awesome people, Yoga, Surfung, Snorkeling, good food!"
I had a perfect stay at Rama Garden. The room was clean and cozy, the food (breakfast and other meals, especially the smoothies!) was delicious and the employees were very friendly and did everything to make me feel comfortable.
Its a nice place to meet people and make new friends! I would definitely recommend Rama Garden and would love to stay there again one day....
from Germany, October 2017
"Schöne Zeit auf Lembongan"
Die Angestellten und Surflehrer waren sehr nett und man hat uns überall hingebracht und uns gut versorgt.
from Netherlands, September 2017
"Great fun & Food in the sun"
The Location of Rama garden is perfect if you dont ride a motorbike like me. You can walk to all the activities in 15 mins. The Food and juices served at the restaurant pisang-pisang are amazingly good! Its a Nice place to meet likeminded people. Many people I met were also travelling solo. The staff of Rama garden/pisang-pisang knew all the names of the guests staying there; that was such a warm feeling!
Transport to the island and back was really good organized.
The surfing teachers were Great! They really took time to learn you everything and Again, they also knew all of our names! The groups were small So you could really prachtige your skills.
Yoga at yoga shack was also relaxt and doable for a beginner.
from Germany, July 2017
Das Santosha Shala liegt direkt am Strand und man hat einen fantastischen Blick aufs Meer während man Yoga macht.
from Poland, May 2018
"I was really pleased with this experience. "
There was a lot of time to rest but also many activities and great food included in the package. I liked the bungalow and resort location even though it wasn't on the water. I liked the pool and amenities. I enjoyed all of the staff smiling and friendly. Plenty of towels and my room made up each day. I liked being transported to and from locations rather than walking in my sandals.
from United States, May 2018
"Rama Garden Surfing and Yoga retreat"
Everyone was super friendly and helpful, the location is great, and I enjoyed the little bungalow that I stayed in. The meals were delicious, and I couldn't stop drinking the smoothies! I wish more smoothies were included in the package, but I totally didn't mind paying extra for all that deliciousness :P
The surfing was super fun, and it was great to have some coaching. I've been surfing for about 4/5 years already, so once the instructor was familiar with my ability level, he was able to really give me some good feedback and tips. The yoga instructors were nice, and taught a different style than I normally gravitate towards, so it was good to experience something different.
from Slovakia, May 2018
"Week full of activities"
The location of Rama Garden is very good, people were very friendly and helpful. People on retreat were very friendly, every activity was in walking distance. Massage was very great. Dave - surf teacher was excellent. I definitely recommend the place. And it's very close if you want to see sunset from the good spot ;)
from Australia, April 2018
Completely loved all of this experience. I woke up every day feeling happy and refreshed- each meal was beautifully prepared and healthy and made me feel
great. There were so many activities available and the community was inclusive and amazing. I miss it already!
from United States, April 2018
"Very relaxing once your there"
The food and drinks were so delicious and healthy and fresh
The vibe in general was wonderful
Yoga was amazing
I’m bad at surfing but the instructors were good
WiFi in room was pretty good
I like that someone sits down with you and goes over your schedule
from Australia, March 2018
"Relaxed surf and yoga"
Very nice location and friendly and welcoming staff. You feel directly at home.
The food is very nice specially for vegetarians.
Good atmosphere also at Yoga.
from Kenya, March 2018
from United States, February 2018
"Brilliant five night stay at Rama Garden"
Everything was well-organised - airport/boat transfer, transfer from the boat to accommodation, drop off to the first activity etc. Rama garden is in a good location, just off the main street so it's quiet and a stone's throw from the beach. They also helped me with scooter rental so I didn't have to go anywhere to get one or return it.
Room was very clean and spacious and had shelving so you could unpack your suitcase and there were plenty of hangers and a rail to hang things up. Pisang Pisang was absolutely fantastic, I loved all my meals there but I especially loved their smoothies. All staff made sure everyone was well looked after at all times.
from Indonesia, January 2018
"Great place for surfing"
Nice hosts at Rama Garden! I felt very well looked after. Super nice smoothies at the cafe.
from United States, December 2017
"Relax and surf"
Loved the easy going atmosphere and the food was amazing!
Staff was very friendly and helpful.
They arranged everything for us which made my life much easier.
from Great Britain, December 2017
"Very good package"
I loved surfing and the Rama garden, especially the food and smoothies there were exceptionally good.
from Australia, November 2017
Well organised and Henry helped with everything- worked like clock work and would go out of way to help
from New Zealand, November 2017
Nusa Lembongan is an awesome chilled place, I loved it. Yoga was fab, surfing great fun, massages very good. Snorkeling awesome. ❤️❤️❤️
from Sweden, October 2017
"Wish it could be forever"
My stay at Rama Garden was absolutely phenomenal! Henry, the manager was helpful from day one and has such an amazing spirit, connecting everyone and everything! Food was great, the people that was staying was great and I would absolutely love to come back again! Great place with great staff! Very recommend!
from United States, October 2017
"Great time, thank you! "
All instructors were great, friendly, and very helpful. The accommodations were clean and a short walk to the beach. Freediving was my favorite activity and I will continue lesson back in the states. The food was healthy and delicious and I recommend this retreat for those who want a simple, active, quiet getaway.
from Australia, August 2017
"Good times are endless!"
I've had many high level team sports coaches in my time and the coaches at Monkey Surfing are now among them, they are very personalable and driven to help you make the most of your time on the water. Even though I had the same instructor each day I had lessons each instructor took the time to give me feed back or encouragement at some point, it just goes to show that they are all invested in making your time on the water a very enjoyable time and although I had some previous experience on the water surfing each day I gained more confidence and increased my ability through their guidance. I can't rate these guys high enough, you will have a ball and many laughs! I will be back regularly
Rama garden has a great vibe and amazing food on offer! The manager Rosa and her team were great! She's very involving but also respects personal space, she has a great knowledge of the island and great at organising activities and logistics of your trip. I felt very welcome and made many new friends!
from Australia, August 2017
"Great little getaway"
The yoga was amazing. Smoothies and juices delicious. Very friendly, helpful staff. Everything very close by.
from United States, July 2017
The food was excellent. The location and facility was clean and very comfortable. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this facility!
from Malaysia, July 2017
"Terima kasi banyak Rams Garden! "
I loved everything! The food and shakes were absolutely delicious and nutrious.
from Australia, July 2017
The people who work at Rama Garden and Monkey Surfing were so welcoming and nice! They made my experience absolutely wonderful!
from Hungary, July 2017
I felt very warmly welcomed by the Rama Garden team. It feels like family and special thanks to Rosa. This woman is amazing. She helped me with everything. I also highly recommend the surfing with monkey surfing. They really took great care of me. The food is so delicious as well. It was the perfect way to start my holiday.
from Canada, June 2017
"Great experience. "
I very much enjoyed the hospitality of the people and beauty of the space. The personal touch and connection to the staff and other people was wonderful. They made a special effort to take us on adventures. I felt very lucky to stay at Rama Garden and would recommend it. Easy to get necessary services (laundry et) on site.
from United States, June 2017
"Very nice people"
Rosa, who runs the place in day time is so nice, so helpful, organized, so patient, helped me with rescheduling, getting a scooter, helping me access my email as my phone was broken, took time to print my plane ticket for me and making sure I got to the boat and to the airport on time. Very accomodating staff. They'wa and Planet(sp?) were really good surfing teachers. As well as Anna who taught yoga. Awesome place. Definitely would come back. Wish I could've stayed longer. Everyones super nice.
from Australia, May 2017
"Happy monkey at Rama Garden!"
The team were incredibly helpful and friendly- made everything easy and fun.
The accomodation was really comfortable, I loved the hammocks, and the food served was delicious, easily catered for a vegan diet! Location is unbelievable, only a minute walk to the beach.
I had the most incredible week at Rama Garden yoga retreat.
from New Zealand, May 2017
"A week at Rama Garden"
I loved everything about my time at Rama Garden - the people I met, the staff and volunteers, the activities, the accommodation and the food. It was perfect for a solo traveller like myself and I would definitely recommend Rama Garden.
from Australia, April 2017
Yoga was great at Serenity Yoga
from Thailand, April 2017
"Great balance of activities and relaxation"
Perfect getaway for solo traveler. Easy to meet and hang out with similar minded people. Chilled out and flexibility to change activity schedules. Transport arranged from airport to island and was very efficient.
from Germany, May 2018
My husband and I had a wonderful week with yoga, surf, snorkeling and massages! The staff is super friendly, the yoga teachers were very nice and the surf was fun, too!
from Switzerland, April 2018
Food + juices at Rama Garden were very good, nice staff, helpful & friendly, all activities organised in advance and switchable if needed, big rooms, lovely garden
from United States, March 2018
"Cours particulier hyper efficaces! "
Volonté de les élèves reussissent
from Indonesia, March 2018
"The best teacher!! "
La atención, muy buen organizado todo el paquete con flexibilidad de horarios, buena onda de todo el staff en general y la comida muy rica. Agradecimientos especiales a Cris por la atención, la paciencia y por arreglarnos las mejores vacaciones y a los profesores Igor y Dewa.
from Netherlands, February 2018
"Prettige plek in een paradijsje"
De sfeer in het complex, de yogalessen, surflessen en het snorkelen.
from Indonesia, November 2017
"Une retraite inoubliable "
Les profs étaient excellents , l'ambiance familiale était géniale et la cuisine aussi ! On a pu rencontrer pas mal de gens et découvrir un côté de Bali moins touristique donc très sympa !
La cuisine était délicieuse, et on nous a aidé et assisté à chaque instant :)
Merci pour cette semaine 😚
Blanche Van De Stolpe
from Netherlands, June 2017
Vriendelijk personeel, altijd bereid om mee te denken. Het strand is echt op loopafstand. Het eten is echt heerlijk, vooral de lunches! De snorkeltoer was ook echt ontzettend mooi!
from Switzerland, May 2017
"Einfach die perfekte Wahl um als Alleinreisende das Meiste herauszuholen! "
-die super herzlichen Gastgeberinnen Rosa und Leysan
-die tollen Bekanntschaften mit den anderen Gästen mit welchen das Surfen, Yoga und Schnorcheln sowie das selbständige Erkunden der Insel doppelt soviel Freude machte.
-das super zusammengestellte Programm welches gerade genug aber nicht zuviel Platz für Zusätzliches offen liess um immer genug-und wenn man wollte- noch mehr zu tun zu haben.
- das leckere frühstück und Mittagessen
- die unkompliziertheit
- mein grosszügiges und saubere Zimmer mit halboffenem Badezimmer und praktischer Kommode um sich einzurichten
- super Massagen in s.u.b
- beste Surflehrer ( Planet und Dewa) von Monkey surfing und Yogateacherin Lisa im Yoga shack
- gratis Wasser zum nachfüllen rund um die Uhr
We ended up stranded in mainland Bali on the first night we were meant to stay here, but the manager kindly arranged to extend our stay free of charge for an extra night, despite us letting them know at very short notice.
The food and shakes here are really excellent; in particular there are many brunch and lunch options, so perhaps a shame that only a limited menu is offered for the complimentary breakfast.
The rooms are well equipped, and although we had trouble with the A/C, the staff were happy to move us to a room where it was working. The gardens are lovely, and they make a lot of effort such as lighting incense in the evening.
As other reviewers have mentioned, they offer snorkelling and surfing packages at slightly inflated prices, but they weren't too pushy.
The location is perfect, very close to the beach, shops and other restaurants. Be aware the beach is quite long, so if you're dropped off at the southern end where most of the boat companies operate from, it is a bit of a trek to Rama Garden.
A very friendly and professional surf shop. Small groups only which make the lesson so much efficient.
Super Surf School . I can only recommend for everyone who is on the island !!!
Thanks again for the great price when I come back I'll come over.
Very good experience.The instructors are very involved . Present in the water to help us improve our technique, help us position ourselves in relation to the waves and even give the little momentum to take the wave if we come not yet strong enough to row on the first sessions .
The spots are chosen for their accessibility for beginners and you always feel safe.Finally, after three days, I could get up and make some turns.
If you want to surf on Lembongan , go to Monkey Surfing :)
They have a very good knowledge of spots and waves of the island and surf conditions depending on the size of swell and the tides
Courses in English and French