These beachfront hotels feature guestrooms and villas overlooking the beach so you can keep a constant lookout for the best swells, and enables direct access so you can grab your board whenever you see the surge and feel the urge.
From amongst the many fine hotels that line the coast, we have selected a handful of the best hotels in Bali for surfers. Our choices are noted for their exotic locations with great surf, their range of facilities and, most importantly, for their focus on catering to wave-riding guests.
Komune Resort & Beach Club Bali
Bali’s Komune Resort is the brand’s second exotic surf location in the world, hugging the eastern black sand coast of Keramas in the Gianyar regency. The resort faces the wide-open ocean with the Nusa Lembongan Island on the horizon and the persistent surf break of Keramas right on the doorstep. The beach club here features towering soccer stadium-grade floodlights, which turn on for its regular night surfing spectacles (as if day surfing weren’t enough!). A selection of rooms and suites suit most budgets and it’s a great option for experiencing a shared sense of surf and beach culture.
Blue Point Bay Villas and Spa
Overlooking the secluded surfers’ playground of Suluban Beach - aka ‘Blue Point’ - this namesake villa resort offers surfers’ accommodation on the luxurious end. Its 57 guestrooms and suites and 29 lavish villas offer a calming and elegant vibe and are also perfect for honeymooners, with a cliff-top chapel making for ocean-backdrop dream weddings. It’s an amazing location to stay in, and it also features a freeform pool, restaurant, spa and offers surfing lesson tours. The location is great for pro surfers looking for a central location between Bali’s best surf breaks, namely Uluwatu, Suluban and Padang-Padang.
Batu Karang Lembongan Resort and Day Spa
Batu Karang Lembongan Resort and Day Spa offers four-star accommodation on Lembongan Island, Bali’s offshore destination a 45-minute boat transfer southeast of the mainland. Lembongan features a set of persistent swells and among the best surfing spots, with names like ‘Playgrounds’, ‘Lacerations’, and ‘Shipwrecks’. The resort features spacious thatched villas overlooking the waves, with air conditioning or ceiling fans, TV with satellite channel selections, mini-bar and broadband internet access. The resort also features an onsite restaurant, freshwater infinity-edge pool and a spa offering a range of soothing treatments to help relax muscles after a thrilling day out on the waves.
Puri Dajuma Beach Eco Resort and Spa
The best resort on the remote western side of Bali is Puri Dajuma Beach Eco Resort and Spa, a four-star resort that overlooks the quiet, black sand surfing haven of Medewi Beach. Great for surfers who also have a penchant for overland adventures, Puri Dajuma is within easy reach of Pekutatan Beach, which offers great diving, snorkelling and rice field trekking. Its collection of cottages is spread around a small cape, which enable impulsive surfers to go ahead whenever they please. Beginners are also welcome, as lessons are available at Medewi’s sandy break, just 50m from the resort.
Premier Surf Camp
Another favourite surf spot is the joint coastal area of Pererenan and Echo Beach on the island’s south-western shores, with the three-star Premier Surf Camp offering a great place to stay for surfers. Premier Surf Camp features eight fully air-conditioned rooms set around a tropical garden, a swimming pool with pool bar, and offers surf lessons for all skill levels, as well as board rentals if you didn’t bring your own. A combination of close proximity to great sunset seafood dining, two exciting surf spots, a remote location and reasonable price make this a top choice for surfers north of the Canggu proper.