It is a known fact that Bali is paradise for surfers in South East Asia. This beautiful island attracts thousands and thousands of tourists who come here to dance on the waves of Bali.
We know how troublesome it can get when you’re with a bunch of friends, and all of you want to go surfing – but you have to awkwardly maneuver the Bali traffic with a board on the side of your scooter.
And if you choose to drive a car for its convenience, don’t forget the hassle of finding parking and getting stuck in traffic!
So instead of going to all that trouble just to be able to surf, why not stay at these hassle-free beachfront accommodations that will bring the surf right to your door step!
Wait – have I mentioned? These convenient beachfront accommodations are also super affordable at under $100 for two people!
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
1. Surf’s Up with the Best View – Mick’s Place, Bingin Beach
Raved about by honeymooners and people traveling in groups, Mick’s Place is the perfect place for a relaxed holiday. Perched on the cliff of Bingin Beach, 7 beautiful Polynesian-style bungalows are positioned for one of the best views of Bali.
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Imagine yourself floating in an infinity pool with a Bintang in your hand, overlooking the cliff and watching the surfers go at it with the waves. Or, you can take a 5-minute stroll to Bingin Beach and join in the madness yourself!
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There are no carpet floors or 100-count thread sheets (some bungalows aren’t equipped with air-conditioning either) – but do expect exceptional service, a cozy, eco-friendly room and all the basic essentials.
Some of these essentials comprise an in-room safe to keep your important documents, a shower (outdoors!!) and bath, towels, mosquito net – and most importantly, a panoramic view of the ocean and surf below.
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Surf right at your doorstep when you stay at the Komune Resort and Beach Club!
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From serene and spacious resort rooms to an infinity pool, covered café (for when it rains), to the impressive and majestic Keramas surf break – Komune Resort is a community within itself.
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Keramas Beach serves as the backdrop to Komune Resort, and is the surfer’s dream. This is the only place where you can surf at night!
You may have to share the beach with locals, but that will only enhance the experience- what’s a little surfer’s competition to you?
Other awesome facilities include an outdoor cinema, a gazillion restaurants, a Health Hub with a yoga center, 25-meter pool, fitness center, and many more.
You’ll be guaranteed a constant flow of entertainment and activities when you stay here with your friends or family.
3. Surf, Turf, and Shopping! – Grand Inna Kuta, Kuta Beach
If you’d like to stick with the air-conditioning, 32-inch TV and a lovely buffet breakfast then Grand Inna Kuta is the place to be.
The luxury doesn’t stop here – the famous Kuta Beach is just a two-minute walk from the resort. Simply pick up your board, or take your pick at one of the rental shops nearby and head to one of the hottest surf spots in town.
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This 4-star hotel is situated just 3 miles away from the airport, and you’ll still be in the midst of all the happenings in Kuta.
There’s a great nightlife scene for those who like to stay up late, art markets for the creative, and of course, shopping.
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4. Home away from home: Milo’s Home (from US$81 per night)
This villa may be called Milo’s Home, but at the end of your stay, you’ll wish it’s yours too.
With a small group of 8 bungalows modelled after ancient barns, Milo’s Home has a familial and cosy atmosphere that will quickly have you warming up to its group of staff. This comfortable atmosphere permeates throughout the complex, and is guaranteed to make you feel right at home.
Other than the pretty rooms built from bamboo, Milo’s Home also has beanbags and chairs for you to chill on the breezy terrace. And who can forget the infinity pool, which offers the best vantage point for watching the sunset?
Views from the bungalows look like beautiful paintings, with one of the bungalows even overlooking the entire ocean.
If you ever get tired of just standing at your balcony and staring out to sea – we sure won’t – you can always head down to the Uluwatu Temple or Balangan beach for a surf too! (It’s just a 5-8 min walk! So you don’t have to lug your surfboard around)
One thing’s for sure – you definitely won’t be missing home during your stay at this little haven!
Write up for Milo’s home contributed by Ng Jia Yi
5. All about the Surfing – Balangan Beach Bungalows, Balangan Beach
A little more secluded and more on the quiet side, these independently-owned Balangan beach bungalows are great for those who are looking to disconnect from the city noise and de-stress.
Depending on which bungalow you stay at, it’s a 3-5 minute walk to Balangan Beach, a beautiful secluded area that is only accessible by car or motorbikes.
With the long sandy beach, the right side is perfect for swimming and the left is perfect for surfing. There are also cheap warungs set up on the beach for a perfect view of the sunset!
Go back to basics as these bungalows do not have hot water nor air conditioning. But, there is a fan, wireless internet, a much-talked about continental breakfast (included in the price) and a 12-meter swimming pool with sunbeds.
You’ll even have your own front porch where you can relax and drink the night away. And if you choose to stay here, there is probably a 90% chance that you’ll rent a car – good news, there is free parking!
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6. Surf at Three Different Beaches! – Rock’n Reef Bali, Impossible Beach
It may not be the most accessible accommodation in Bali, but once you get past the 80 or so (slippery) steps, you will literally be 10 steps from the ocean.
Rock’n Reef boasts 6 private bungalows, all with hot showers, mini-fridges, and air conditioning. Each bungalow has a cute little theme, whether it is with some quirky rock formations or calm, wooden interior.
The views from the bungalows have also been described as serene, breathtaking, and superb; and the staff (Bruno and the girls) as accommodating and friendly.
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Perfect for couples and friends who love to surf, ya’ll probably wouldn’t want to leave Rock’n Reef. Ever. You’ll have three amazing beaches within a paddle’s reach- Impossible, Padang Padang, and Bingin.
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From top to bottom: Padang Padang, Bingin, Impossible Beach
Wind down after a day of riding the waves by playing pool with the other surfers, or opt for river rafting on your rest day.
Rock’n Reef is located in the south-west of Bali, far away from the regular hustle and bustle of Bali – if that’s just the thing you’re looking for.
Ps: We know, the price ($105) is a little over $100. But this special mention was a must because of its convenient access to 3 different beaches to surf at!
7. Watch the Rip Curl Surf Competition – Le Sabot Bali, Padang Padang Beach
Started by an Indo-Belgian guy whose dream was to surf, live on the beach, and be surrounded by the Balinese culture, Eric built 2 beach huts in Padang Padang Beach in 2004.
Eric believes in living green and helping the local economy, thus not only are his huts eco-friendly but he is also in joint ventures with the locals.
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Now with a total of 4 huts that are all literally a minute walk away from the beach, you have the best of 3 worlds – you can paddle to Padang Padang Beach, Impossible Beach, or take a 5-minute ride and you’ll be at Uluwatu Beach.
These cliffside huts* are equipped with ceiling fans, mosquito nets, a safety box, and a large deck for you to watch the annual Rip Curl surf competition. Oh also, the beach that Eat, Pray, Love was filmed on is just a couple of minutes walk away!
Watch this flyover at Le Sabot!
*You’ll have to walk down some steps to get to the beach.
Special mention: Go green: La Joya Biu-Biu (from US$121 per night)
This tiny bungalow in South Kuta is a great choice for the environmentally-friendly traveller – it’s located within the La Joya Biu-Biu resort complex, an eco-friendly establishment.
The loft-style housing, completely built from native materials such as limestones from the area, is a cute alternative from the usual type of architecture.
And the infinity pool offers a sweeping view of the secluded Balangan beach. This beach is also blessed by several surf breaks close at hand that is demanded by all surfers in particular for experience up to professional surfers.