Isla Indah Retreat and Monkey Surfing will help you catch your first wave or bring you to the next level with their team of experienced instructors.
Yoga Retreats (5)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Igor started freediving in 2012 in deep quarries of the Czech Republic and realized that he has quite good ability to dive on a single breath. In 2015 he decided to become a freediving professional and successfully finished instructor course on Koh Tao island, Thailand. His professional career began in Dahab, Egypt and then he has taught courses also in Thailand and Indonesia and helped many students from all over the world to become good freedivers.
from United Kingdom, July 2019
We loved everything about our week at Isla Indah. Everyone was so friendly and kind, the food was amazing, the room was spotless and the activities were organised perfectly.
from United Arab Emirates, May 2019
i absolutely loved the retreat. place is very peaceful and full of friendly faces. this was my second time with monkey surfing and im sure ill come back again and again - instructors are very professional, always care about your safety and if you follow their instructions you will get better and better each day. they all have positive energy and are very cheerful. also yoga is very relaxing with professional teachers. if you go for freedive you will have an amazing experience with highly experienced trainer as well - also teaching you a lot about your own body and being there for you at all times.
i would highly recommend this retreat to everyone who is looking for active break from busy stressful life, and also relaxed evenings by the beautiful sunset on the beach.
from Ireland, April 2019
"Booking Scam... be warned!!!!"
Carroline was very helpful. The guys at Monkey Surf were excellent, great instructors and very friendly. Unfortunately this was the only positive thing about the whole trip.
from United States, April 2019
"toller Urlaub mit lieben Mitarbeitern."
Jeder war wirklich sehr bemüht, dass man sich rundum wohl fühlt und es an nichts fehlt. Meine Unterkunft war eine Art Baumhaus, super gemütlich und mit einem eigenen schönem Badezimmer.
from United States, March 2019
"Amazing retreat, excellent staff"
Everything was so well organised
Staff at Rama (Simon, Caroline and wanwan) couldn’t have been more helpful
Yoga and surfing was great and nearby
Really good value for money
Met lots of lovely people
from Bangladesh, January 2019
"A wonderful place- Amazing people, place and experiences"
I would absolutely recommend this trip- it was fun, adventurous and I felt like I learnt a lot, while still having time to go and explore the island.
The staff were all really friendly and helpful, and made the whole travel experience feel easy, relaxing and fun! They really looked after us. :)
The surfing instructors were all really nice, and picked up on what you had to do to improve really quickly. I felt like all two of us that went improved so much during these days. The instructors were really good at what they did, and made the whole experience feel safe and so fun! :))))
The yoga instructor was really sweet, and it felt like there were options for everyone with all different levels to participate and get better!
from United States, January 2019
"Great people "
All the staff at Rama Garden were so friendly and helpful and the food was really good, lots of veggie and vegan options
from United Kingdom, November 2018
"Super friendly people, great food, lovely atmosphere"
People were extremely welcoming and kind..Liz and everyone else made me feel very comfortable there. Food is absolutely delicious and good choice to choose from. Accommodation was absolutely fine- I had a a/c in bungallow, was nice and clean and could request for sheets to be changed whenever i needed. Yoga teacher is nice and have a good knowledge about yoga teachings. Monkey surfing is certainly the best place to learn yo surf on the island. All instructors were very friendly, responsible and would always make sure you get most out of your surf lesson. Retreat itself was very well organised. I will definitely be coming back and I highly recommend this to anyone who are looking for yoga retreat in beautiful place
from Australia, October 2018
The smoothies and juices were amazing. Liz and Brilliant at Rama garden were lovely and very helpful😊
Amy the yoga instructor was great.
Lovely Yin practice 🙏
from United Kingdom, October 2018
"An amazing week in Lembongan! "
The yoga - which was offsite and organised in partnership with a yoga centre - was excellent, mostly yin yoga and quite focused on mindfulness, without being preachy. I felt like new after the 6 lessons. Worth pointing out that the instructors listed here are the surf instructors, not the yoga teachers (and sadly, I didn't catch the yoga teacher's name - needless to say she was great!)
All in all a really good mix of activities (surfing, yoga and an amazing massage), the staff at Rama Garden were just wonderful and very welcoming, and they did everything they could to make the stay memorable and help with special requests, in particular Liz.
I would highly recommend renting a scooter to explore the island, it's a great way to spend the time in between yoga and surfing.
It's nice not having to worry about breakfast and lunch, and the smoothies are really tasty.
from India, October 2018
"Best retreat for the value of your money!"
Everything was very well organized when I arrived. I couldn't believe everything that was included with the price I payed.
The staff are very friendly and the food is delicious and healthy :) The location is great, really close to the beach and restaurants/bars/markets/main road. Renting a scooter was super easy and also cheap and it's easy to get around with on the island! Thank you Rama Garden for my stay with you! I will highly recommend this to other people!
from Indonesia, September 2018
"Would very much recommend!!"
Perfect accommodation and location, scrumptious food, friendliest and most helpful staff. Retreat was very well organised and activities were EPIC! 💯 DO IT you won’t regret it!!
from United States, August 2018
"Yoga and surf in Nusa Lembongan"
Really pleasant stay and great yoga and surf experience (as a relative newbie to both). Instructors for both were professional and very knowledgable. Nusa Lembongan is also a great place to relax so works perfectly for this type of retreat.
from United States, August 2018
The pros of this place is that the accommodation is fairly comfortable and the food and juices are amazing. Liz, one of the managers, tried to help me as best as she could. Even her smiling face made me feel better during tough situations. The beach is your backyard and you have a handful of restaurants that have beautiful sunset views. The surfing is great, each day gets more and more advice but awesome for beginners with 3 people max for 1 instructor. My advice for the retreat is to have a message board in the restaurant about the boats if they may or may not be cancelled the next day to avoid confusion and chaos. Treat your guests as family or as a community especially if they're traveling solo. business structure and overall retreat needs massive improvements when it comes to their advertising and customer service.
from Norway, July 2018
"More than expected"
The food, accomodation, surfing, yoga and location was super good! Lis made the stay perfect. Super nice and helpful, made me feel like home. Close to a bar with two biljard tables, pingpong, dart, and swimming pool (3 monkeys) and the beach.
from Indonesia, July 2018
I loved everything about this retreat. The staff are great! They all very accomodating and put 100% to make you feel welcomed and ensure that you have an amazing experience.
The food was great. Especially, the smoothies - they were a real treat.
I loved the additional activities such as the massage and snorkeling. Every day was full of adventures.
Learning to surf was a whole lot of fun with experienced surf coaches who make sure you will stand up! The surf location is a great spot to learn and conquer any fears. The coaches were very friendly and made sure you were having a good time.
The yoga classes were the right amount of challenging. It was great to be able to focus on areas that you want to learn or overcome. The instructor was great and ensured that all students received attention, as well as, including a little bit of fun. It was a great way to start off or end off your day.
The overall staff really made this experience an amazing one. Thank you!
Overall, I had a great time!
from New Zealand, June 2018
"Awesome week away"
The staff at Rama Garden, monkey surfing, and yoga shack were amazing and so nice. The activities were fun and got to meet some great people on the island. I didn’t want to leave!
from Philippines, June 2018
All activities were high quality
from Malaysia, June 2018
"Excellent surf lessons"
The surf lessons was excellent! The view is breathtaking from the waters, you can see right through the waters to the reefs. Though we would have known better to wear long surf pants to cover against sunburn.. for a person who burns easily even with multitude layers of sunblock. Smoothies were yummy and Liz from Rama Garden had everything organized perfectly for us. We had an amazing time meeting people and doing activities together!
from Australia, May 2018
The food was fresh & tasty. The ppl were friendly & helpful. The location was close to everything. The instructors were very knowable & patient. Didn't want to leave & I plan on going again.
from United States, May 2018
The food, the place, the location, the yoga classes and surf lessons, the staff is super friendly.
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 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 Kingdom, 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 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 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 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, February 2019
Das Team von Rama Garden ist unglaublich freundlich und man fühlt sich wie in einer Familie, die Lage ist super - nur wenige Minuten zum Meer. Yogakurs war der beste den ich je hatte in einer tollen Atmosphäre. Kann dieses Retreat nur weiterempfeheln
from United States, December 2018
"Stage de 10j surf yoga snorkeling"
Le lieu est idéalement placé. Proche de la plage et à l’ecart de la rue principale. Tout peut aisément de faire à pied. La flexibilité pour décaler des activités est appréciable. La nourriture très bonne et l’equipe Très sympathique
from Germany, September 2018
I liked that it was close to the beach. The surf was well organized and pretty good for beginners. The woman who organizes everything and sits at the “reception” is extremely friendly and kind and speaks English pretty well. I also liked the huge choice of juices and smoothies!
from France, September 2018
"Don't know the names of the yoga teachers, all were great!!"
Fantastic smoothies and food in Rama Garden, very nice staff, fantastic yoga+surf teachers.
from France, August 2018
"Simplement parfait !"
Tout a été parfait ... le personnel est adorable, l’organisation super, le logement (locomotive hôtel) parfait, la nourriture est très bonne et les activités au top !
Très bons profs de surf, parlant français et anglais, super cours de yoga, excursion sympa ... et l’île est juste magnifique ! Beaucoup mieux que bali qui est bondé à cette période ... bref je reviendrai sans faute !
Mention spéciale pour les smoothies (surtout le ginger detox) et le café vietnamien (café sua da) !!
from Indonesia, August 2018
La comida, la profesora de yoga que era australiana y muy buena, no recuerdo el nombre
from New Zealand, July 2018
"great place but it's not really a retreat"
I spent 7 days in Nusa Lembongan with rama Garden retreat center. I had super great time. The island is amazing, the place to stay is really good, even if you choose the cheapest one (bungalow), Lisa, the host, is always there to help you.
They book every activity for you (yoga class, surf lessons, snorkeling tour and massage), which is really good because you don't need to think about anything and you just have to follow the schedule they made for you.
The whole time I was really happy with my stay, yoga class are really good (at Yoga Shank), surf lessons are nice (the best lesson I had during the 3 days was the one with Christopher who explains very well), snorkeling tour is amazing as you'll normally see Manta rays, and massage is really relaxing after your week of surfing with tight shoulder blades :)
I will definitely recommend that place, but just be aware it's not really a "retreat" in the common sense of it :)
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 Netherlands, February 2018
"Prettige plek in een paradijsje"
De sfeer in het complex, de yogalessen, surflessen en het snorkelen.
Eva Loise Chaudron
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
from Indonesia, August 2019
Everything was perfect. The itinery was well thought out. The accommodation was in an amazing location and it was so easy to socialise and make friends. This is not something that's easy to achieve especially with somewhere so new. I'm so looking forward to coming back again in a few months.
from United States, July 2019
The staff was really attentive
from South Africa, June 2019
"A Most memorable Surf/yoga holiday"
Staff were super friendly - felt like home. Rooms were really clean, big and well laid out. Surfing staff were very attentive taking special care on safety first and making sure we had a great surf experience.
from Australia, May 2019
from United Kingdom, March 2019
"Excellent retreat and great value for money"
Everything was so well organized.
from Spain, March 2019
The experience was great! Very nice people working there, Simone from Rama Garden was very attentive and the workers in general very friendly and happy. We spend very good time there the four days. The food in Rama Garden was very good. The Surfing lessons was very funny, nice instructors. Very nice experience in general.
from United States, February 2019
"Loved everything here"
Amazing food at Rama garden + had great fun surfing with Monkey Surfing’s instructors
from United States, February 2019
"Perfect home away from home."
I'm so pleased I booked this retreat as there were so many to choose from. Everyone at Rama Gardens go out of their way to make you feel like one of the family and ensure that you are having the best time. Lis is an absolute treasure and is amazing at looking out for all the guests and coordinating them for the activities.
Surfing: the team are really invested in sharing their passion for surfing and the water with guests, taking time to go over the theory before getting in the water. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly but a special shout goes out to Kal who makes it his personal mission to get everyone standing up on the board and riding a wave.
Yoga: the setting for the yoga is amazing and a variety of classes are available. I really enjoyed the classes here.
Free diving: I did this for something slightly different and thought it was a great addition to the program. Igor was extremely knowledgable and took the time to ensure I was confident before we headed out to sea. I struggled a bit with equalising but used my new found skills for snorkelling after the class!
Overall this is a fantastic place to go, I was travelling solo but never felt alone and met people that I know will be friends for life.
from United States, January 2019
"This place us awesome!"
The place itself, the friendly staff and awesome surfing instructors
from Hong Kong, January 2019
The coach from Monkey surfing , they are very professional and friendly.
from Singapore, December 2018
"Brilliant trip! "
Loved the yoga classes, surfing lessons and Rama garden. Everyone was really friendly too.
from United States, November 2018
Had a great short holiday. Everything was good. Thank you to all the staff at Rama gardens, Monkey Surfing and Booksurfcamps! Cheers
from United States, November 2018
"Perfect surf retreat for health-minded, active people!"
I’ve stayed in several of these yoga retreats, and this one is my favorite.
Very short walk to the beach or the main road. Quiet at night so no issues sleeping.
Single-standing units, which were colorful, clean, and lovely. Bathroom smelled a little, but they all do in this part of the world and a little air circulation/incense cleared the air.
Food: Excellent and very healthy. I eat mostly paleo and was happy there were a lot of veggie/meat options for me to choose from. The smoothies were amazing!
Staff: Top notch. Some of the nicest people I’ve met, and really made the retreat for me as their energy really sets the tone. They were really nice, helpful, not uptight, and don’t fuss about what classes you didn’t make it too like other places I’ve stayed.
Surf was great. If you want to learn to surf a reef-break, this is a great place to try it as its gentle. The instructors were great, even if they did seem a little impatient with my overweight, middle-aged ass at times.
Yoga also excellent. The walk there is brief and a great way to get to know the other people at the retreat.
I had a really easy time making friends here and know I made some friends for life. I can’t wait to come back.
from Japan, October 2018
"A pleasant though slightly disappointing retreat"
Rama Garden Resort is quiet and peaceful with comfortable rooms and very good, healthy food.
The surf instructors true hard to help us progress during our three day course.
from Indonesia, October 2018
"the must to do camp!!!"
so so great.
i will force myself to be short because it could be very long to write down all my experience.
instructors are top! they know your name, they explain you surf with simple words, and the most important: they manage to make you get the wave!
the place is amazing!
i was so sad to quit the island.
and the top of the top: people around you at the rama garden 😍... they care about you and they let you space at the sale time, they give you smiles and good vibes.
thank you all the team!
petit plus pour les français qui ne seront pas dépaysé 😉
from United Kingdom, October 2018
"Productive visit to nusa lembongan "
Plenty to do and see, everyone was very friendly and helpful!
from Singapore, September 2018
"Great introduction to surfing"
More of a surf retreat then a yoga retreat, which was fine for me. Bumpy start for the yoga portion as the instructor took emergency leave and there was no replacement but Rama Gardens kindly refunded me the cost for the yoga sessions so I could book elsewhere. Location is great - just a few minutes walk to the beach (amazing sunsets every evening!), 10 min walk to the yoga place and surf place. The snorkeling trip was awesome (but maybe not for those who get seasick easily).. seeing the manta rays up close is something I won't forget. Just a side note, it might be cheaper to book an accommodation and book your activities separately, but for the convenience of having the schedule planned out was fairly worth it for me. Accommodation is as illustrated in the photos. The check out was early on the day I had my last surfing lesson as the next customers were checking in early, but I was allowed to shower in one of the rooms that was empty, so that was a nice touch of flexibility.
from Spain, September 2018
Such nice staff and a great place to stay. Location was great. It’s no frills but you don’t need them on this island. Would definitely recommend
from United States, August 2018
"Everyone should do this surf/yoga retreat!!"
The manager at rama garden was extremely friendly, accommodating, flexible, approachable, helpful and kind - all outstanding qualities in someone managing this sort of retreat. We made many friends at rama garden both with fellow attendees and others staying at the hotel as well as the yoga/surf instructors who we will remain friends with after we’ve left. The yoga classes at yoga shack were perfect; the surf lessons with monkey surfing were outstanding and really fun, the accommodations were adorable (we loved the little bungalow shacks) and the food... was the best on the island! We happily ate every meal at rama garden and it was a good congregating point. We also absolutely loved the Balinese massage at puri nusa. Our hostess arranged transportation to and from Bali for us and helped us customize our visit perfectly to include a tour of nusa penida- our every need was met. Everyone should stay here!!
from Myanmar [Burma], August 2018
Rama garden was perfect for myself and daughter. Liz does an amazing job organizing everything and everyone! Very sorry to leave but will be back!
from United States, June 2018
"Great location, great people"
I really liked the place, the staff and the activities. Everything was taken care off and I had a great time
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 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 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 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 United Kingdom, 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 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 United Kingdom, 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 United Kingdom, 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 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 Malaysia, July 2017
"Terima kasi banyak Rams Garden! "
I loved everything! The food and shakes were absolutely delicious and nutrious.
from United Kingdom, 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 Australia, April 2017
Yoga was great at Serenity Yoga
Marie Laure Perez
from Australia, May 2019
"Excellent séjour !!! Je recommande fortement!"
Très chaleureux accueil et sens de la bienveillance. Un logement de grande qualité et de confort, tout neuf!!
Une restauration raffinée et "healthy"avez des délicieux smoothies!
Personnel à l'écoute et attentionné.
Excellente prestations des profs de surf ( Planet) et des cours de yoga !
Endroit zen et très amical pour passer un superbe séjour !😁🤙
from Netherlands, December 2018
"heerlijk week op Nusa Lembongan"
de sfeer, de kwaliteit van de activiteiten en de instructeurs!
from Netherlands, November 2018
"Paddle paddle up up up"
Super toffe eerste surfervaring met de mannen van Monkey surfing. Goede instructeurs en ook nog eens hele leuke gasten. Ze helpen je met alles en voorkomen de nodige 'wasmachines'. Heel fijn :) Ik zou zeker terug gaan.
from New Caledonia, August 2018
"Super retreat! Top "
Un merveilleux accueil souriant et disponible. On garde un super souvenir de notre première expérience en surf, l’encadrement est professionnel et l’equipe est super. Il faut essayer tous les jus qui sont délicieux. Excellente adresse de massage. Cours de yoga accessible à tous. L’ile est magnifique et reposante. A refaire sans hésitation.
from Germany, June 2018
"Super Urlaub! Wiederholungsbedarf :)"
Super freundlich, hilfsbereit und zuvorkommend. Man fühlt sich direkt willkommen und wohl.
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 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 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.
We felt like we walked into a welcoming community. Rama Garden, yoga shack and monkey surfing all work together to accommodate us with ease and personal attention. And the location is breathtakingly beautiful. Rama Garden is so comfortable and we always looked forward to the food and smoothies. Monkey Surfing tailored to our needs when we got tired or had questionable weather conditions. All of the staff at both locations became our friends and we were sad to leave them. And the yoga shack was beautiful and completely made of bamboo. We want to go back.
Having now spent a few days at rama garden I wanted to raise the following issue.
When I was booking this it was important to me that the hotel had a pool, having sent messages asking about this I was told if I paid more for an air con room I would be able to use their pool. ..They don't have a pool or access to one, meaning if I want to use a pool i would have to walk to another hotel and buy something to use the pool. This is quite disappointing, also I was under the impression that the activities like yoga were on site which they aren't meaning I have to try to get to them on my own, again when booking had I know this then I would have stayed elsewhere, given this is my first time travelling alone I was hoping I could explore in my own time. Which brings me onto being given a timetable of activities, again this was not made clear when I booked, I hoped it would be a lot more flexible, it is not relaxing having to stick to a regime
I would like to say the staff and food and accommodation are lovely, but I am disappointed in the advertising of this and the fact I was not told the truth about the pool etc.
I had a great time at Rama Garden.
They give you a nice welcome and all the information you need. You can choose the food from a card with about 10 menus. I tried almost everything they offered and it was delicious. The smoothies alone are a reason to visit again. The staff is helpful and friendly. The room is big and has AC and 3 windows to get some natural light. The surf teachers are professional and helpful and I did see about 10 manta rays on the snorkeling trip. I would definitely recommend staying there rating the experience a 10/10.
from United States,
Rama Garden Retreat and Monkey Surfing was the perfect holiday this Christmas! There was a really good mix of scheduled activities (yoga, surfing, snorkeling, massages, and scuba diving that I was able to arrange on my own) with lots of downtime. There was a nice beach about a 3 minute walk away, or some people rented bikes/scooters to explore the other beaches. The food in the restaurant was amazing. I think this is the only holiday that I have come back healthier than when I left! My room was nice and comfortable and the bed was big and soft. The staff was so welcoming and helpful. There were several of us solo female travelers and they really made sure that we had company whenever we wanted it. I really was sad to leave! Booking the retreat on BookYogaRetreats.com was easy from start to finish and I will use them again next time I want a relaxing holiday!
I had such a wonderful time in Rama Garden surf/yoga retreat. The location on the island is perfect and the island is quieter and more chilled out than the mainland. The place is beautiful and clean and the people are so friendly, accommodating and helpful. I would recommend this retreat to people who want to relax and have lots of fun! The surf instructors are very knowledgable and have helped take my surfing skill and confidence to a new level (I booked extra surf lessons because they are so good). The yoga was fantastic and the yoga teacher was able to accommodate all levels of yogies! I also booked extra massages and tipped them because I have never had such a good massage before. No problem as a solo traveller as I have made new friends and we went on island scooter adventures together! I rate the experience 9/10 for value for money (one point deducted as the breakfeast included, although tasted great, was the same every day). All together a well worth trip that I will recommend.
I had a great time at Rama garden. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The price for the package totally worth it. The hotel is just a short walking distance from the beach and all the activities was organized for me. My room was spacious, clean and every day I had my bed made. The bathroom is very special. It has an open garden in it. The only down point is the shower head. It is old and very little water come through. Loved my yoga classes, massages and snorkeling. The surf instructors would benefit from a little more patient with people who has never surfed before and was facing huge jet leg effects. Internet signal wasn't great and because of the rain we had some power cuts. That was the main inconvenient. But apart from that everything else was great. Loved Nusa Lembogan and would love to go back and take my family with me next time.
Totally recommend this retreat, specially if you are a woman traveling alone. The place is safe and they make you feel very welcome. And as I mentioned before the package is a great value for money.
It was great staying there. The staff around Chris, Rosa and their team was really warm, friendly and helpful. I've had some problems with my credit card and they accepted to pay later without any troubles. On my last evening Rosa (the Manager) organized an original Balinese dinner and she also joined us to go there. If I could, I would Five Rama Garden 12 out of 10 points. See you, and "easy, easy" when you do surfing.
I had 7 lovely days at the Rama Garden Retreat. Concerning the Rama garden itself: the food and smoothies were amazing, staff was nice, the room spacious and clean. I especially like that they seem to be very mindful of the environment.
Concerning the activities:
- the yoga was good though I only could make one out of five classes because of a twisted ankle.
- the snorkeling was good even though we didn't see Manta rays, but the coral reef made up for it
- best surf instructions I have had, but be mindful not to go in the water under the midnight sun EXCEPT if you are covered with clothes fully: sun cream won't help, believe my (painful) experience
- the rubik's cube is fun but already solved now :P
Would I go back? Certainly! I twisted my ankle and had bad sunburns, yet I still managed an amazing vacation. Only magical places can cast that spell. You can't really fail to enjoy yourself there.
I enjoyed my time with the yoga and surf retreat. The surfing instructors were friendly (though could offer more useful instruction to beginners), the yoga was led by very knowledgeable instructors, and the snorkeling and massage trips were much better than I thought they would be (the massages were a really nice surprise - so good in fact that I booked 2 additional visits outside of the retreat package). The food and juices at the Rama Garden Retreat's restaurant, Pisang Pisang, were delicious and mostly fresh, though the portions were quite small and the prices higher than surrounding places. Let's just say I'm glad breakfast and lunch were included, because I wouldn't want to pay the prices for a meal outside of the package (reviews about the restaurant say the same thing on other review sites). The local staff were also friendly and welcoming, and the bed and room were comfortable and reasonably clean. However, the bathroom left a lot to be desired, especially given the price of the package - it looks like the owners have spent little to no effort on upkeep and maintenance over the years.
If I enjoyed my stay overall, then you might be wondering why I've given such an average score. This is due to the feeling of being severely ripped off by Rama Garden Retreat. I found out after partaking in the various activities that if I had booked the same number of nights, paid for 6 breakfasts and lunches, and all the transportation and activities as described in the package, it would have cost me almost half of package price that Rama Garden Retreat charges. Now I understand that organizing everything deserves compensation, and would've even been okay with them charging and above average fee for this service (since it does save you time), but the current rate is just beyond being greedy.
Because none of the activities take place at the Rama Garden Retreat (the farthest activity being about a 25 min. walk away), Rama Garden Retreat simply acts as a place to stay and as the initial organizer, but takes no responsibility or care in whether you follow or make it to their prescribed itinerary. For the price they charge, I would have at least expected included transportation to all instances of the activities (they would still be making a ridiculous profit with this included).
But live and learn. I will most certainly not return to this property in my future travels to Bali.
** Response from Rama Garden Retreat and Monkey Surfing **
Thank you for taking the time in sending us your review. We are happy and will take it into consideration.
First and foremost, we are proud to be the first and only one on this island to even offer packages to guests who are unfamiliar to a small island travel like yourself.
As we know that this island is just now popular and new to most travelers who visit Bali, we try to make it convenient to enjoy the island and its full potential during your visit.
There is more to this island than what you do and see during your full activities that have been organized for you.
This island is much more expensive compared to Bali. As far as transport, food deliveries to the island and rentals.
Rama Garden Retreat takes pride in being the best in this place in terms of providing good service for the guests convenience and comfort.
Our rooms are cleaned daily and with big spacious comfortable bed and cold aircon.
We have a nice and relaxing garden to enjoy your smoothies and juices to your hearts desire.
We are the only one that opens at 7am for breakfast and serves healthy meals all day. All our prices includes taxes.
Our staff are here to cater to your needs anytime you ask with no problem. As we are on a smaller island people here are more laid back.
We have successfully entertained and welcomed many guests in the past who enjoyed the small island feel and understood the cultural differences.
We are a place to connect and make new friends. And I think these are the reasons why you enjoyed all the services and activities we provided and planned for you.
The island already has enough cars and motorbikes on the road, we believe (and previous guests believes too) that walking 15 mins to go to your surf class is greatly encouraged not only to prevent traffic but to exercise. Please do not forgot that we dropped you on your first day of activities and if you really don’t want to walk the staff can always drop you too.
I feel saddened that you were unhappy and found everything we provided and did not all worth it. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion and we do respect that. We will continuously hear our guests thoughts and improve where it is needed and continue where we excel at.
Rama Garden Retreat in Nusa Lembongan was everything I hoped it would be and so much more.
The retreat I was looking for was not meant to be solely for the yogi mind, but to break down my nervous walls and step out of my comfort zone.
This very retreat allowed me to do just that. My retreat was 5 nights and 6 days. Both breakfast and lunch were included along with 5 yoga courses, 3 surfing lessons and 1 snorkeling tour. My first night in my accommodation was very hard because there was no air conditioning but the following day for an extra fee, they happily moved me into an air-conditioned fee and I had the best sleeps after that. The food was so delicious and the smoothies were spot on in flavour.
The yoga courses were one of my favourite yoga experiences in the world. The teachers at Serenity yoga were absolutely incredible. The classes were small, diverse, and so enjoyable. The classes are given under what one might call a large open-air hut with classes ranging from yin to flying-high (something to experience).
Never in my life did I think I would be taking a surfing lesson with my fear of the ocean, but the beginner course at Monkey Surfing allowed me to do just that. The waves were perfect size, the teachers were both entertaining and very helpful when it came to technique, and although it took me a while to find my balance, I was able to catch a wave on my own by the third day.
The snorkeling tour was more of a free for all as in people staying at multiple hotels joined. We weren't really given any instruction, just a pair of flippers and snorkeling mask and goggles and were told to get on a boat. I honestly had no idea what I was in for until we arrived at our first location and one of the two employees yelled MANTA pointing at a dark object in the water. Again, my fear of the ocean did not disappear over night, in fact it all came rushing back to me when I saw the fin of a mantaray appear out of the water for a second. When I finally mustered up the courage to jump in the water, it was absolutely breath taking and all i wanted to was float there for the rest of the day. The mantaray sighting was both terrifying and beautiful and I could never forget it. The tour brought us to four different places, each one more beautiful then the next.
I would highly recommend this retreat and possibly consider going back!
I had such a blast in Bali thanks to Rama Garden Retreat and Monkey Surf School!
I currently live in Okinawa, Japan where the waves are fairly flat. So it was such a relief to finally go on vacation to Bali, where the waves are heavenly! It has been 2 years since I have touched a surf board, and it was like I was rekindling my love for surfing. I can honestly say I love it more now, than ever before! So Thank you!
Upon my first day, I thought it was so very convenient for my transportation to and from Lembongan to be pre-coordinated. It was well organized, and I appreciated it.
The staff at Rama Garden were so welcoming, and the instructors at Monkey Surfing School were so fun and helped me out so much. I can honestly say I have become a better surfer with their help.
I felt a bit rushed on my first day. I had to run over to a surf lesson within 20 minutes. I didn't really get a chance to figure out where the locations of the yoga place and SUP. So I kinda had to wander around a bit. That would be the only negative experience I had. Everything else was perfect!
Overall, It was such a great atmosphere and I wish I could have stayed longer. I definitely would LOVE to plan another trip to Nusa Lembongan again (for a longer stay too!) with Rama Garden and Monkey Surf School.
Thank you for everything! One of the best experiences of my life! I LOVE Bali!
I highly recommend this retreat.... Were an amazing holidays with the BEST.
Regarding Rama Garden I can only say it is the best: Good facilities (clean, comfortable and very very beautiful) and amazing staff. People are there to solve any problem that you have. Super friendly, helpful, always ready to help you. The retreat program was well thought out and is super organized. Activities are not excessive, you don't have to think where to fit all the activities that are included in the retreat, but on the other hand is super flexible going against your own will during your stay.
Regarding the Monkey Surfing, the instructors are the best. A teaching method that puts you to surf in 3 classes that can only be the best. The lessons are well planned, organized and comprehensive and every day you feel an evolution both in theoretical and practice. The fact that the instructors are at your side in the water provides security and enables immediately feedback on what you should change to be able to have better results.
With regard to Yoga, the partner chosen is without any doubt the best. Serenity Yoga is a combination of yoga, spirituality and peaceful vibe. The adaptability of classes at various levels is fantastic and unforced. The teacher is the best. She could take you to another level of spirituality in an absolutely natural way. It was an incredible sensory experience that I will always remember.
I also need to congratulate to your service (bookyogaretreats), it is without any doubt the best travel platform I've ever used. Simple, user friendly with a lot of available retreats around the world which allows to easily choose the right holidays to everyone. It is certainly a service that will continue to use and will recommend to all my friends.
from United States,
This retreat went above and beyond any expectations I had before arriving to Nusa Lembongan. The staff was amazing upon arrival up until the second I left. They were very welcoming and helpful with any questions or concerns I had. This was my first time every traveling alone (21 year old female) and they helped everything to flow smoothly. The location was great, just a 5 minute walk from the beach and very close to everything else walking or by scooter as well. The yoga instructor was so great and really tried to learn everyone's names in the short time we had with her. Even though I quickly figured out surfing wasn't my sport, the lessons were still so great. The instructors made you feel safe and confident and everybody (but me :p) was standing by the end of the lessons. There were different instructors for all skill levels so everyone was accommodated to. The rooms at the retreat were beautiful and large. I do wish I had spent the extra money for AC as it was really hot and humid but the huge ceiling fan worked really well. When I got to the island they were there ready to take us to the hotel and also helped me arrange transportation to Gili Trawangan. I will be recommending this retreat to all of my friends looking for the perfect island getaway. By the end of the trip I felt that the island and retreat was like my home and was very sad to leave. Thank you for all of the experiences! I hope to come back in the future.
from United Kingdom,
I stayed at Rama Gardens for 5 days in July 2016. A last minute decision that was one of the best I have made in a long time. The place is small, clean and friendly. There is a constant flow of travellers staying so you do not stand out if you are travelling alone and the staff are very considerate of any requests which they nearly always manage to meet. Food is especially good. The understanding and options for Vegans and food allergies is second to none. The whole menu can be 'Vegan'ed - happy to discus tofu or tempi variations and coconut or soya milk substitutions in smoothies is normal. And on top of that it was delicious :D
The best Vegan food on the island.
The surf coaches were very patient with a complete novice and gave powerful pushes so 'catching' the wave was not something to be dealt with until later! I also tried Flying yoga (again first time) which was a little bizarre to be honest but I managed one of the upside down poses so tick there too!
This was not a beginners class however so more experienced yogi will get more out of it, no doubt.
The whole trip exceeded my expectation when there were many Manta Rays around me when snorkelling on the included excursion. A graceful inspiring experience I will treasure for ever.
So if you are considering a trip to Bali, go here and don't hesitate!
J'ai adorée mon expérience sur l'ile Nusa Lembongan et tout particulièrement à Rama Garden. J'ai réservé une chambre originale conçue comme une maison dans les rizières. Tout est fait ici avec le bon gout et très pratique d'utilisation. Au RDC de cette maisonnette vous avez une sorte de grande terrasse avec 2 hamacs - excellent pour la sieste, vous avez aussi une Salle de douche et WC extérieurs cachés derrière les parois très hauts. La chambre à coucher est donc à l'étage avec une literie très bonne et les draps propres.
La chambre dispose de quelques mobilier - tout ce dont on a besoin quand on est en voyage. Une petite terrasse très mignonne avec une table et deux chaises est suspendu au-dessus d'un jardin. L'ensemble de l'hôtel est très bien entretenu y compris les espaces extérieures. Le service est souriant aimable et très bienveillant. Le restaurant Pisang Pisang, accolé à l'hôtel où j'ai pu prendre le petit déjeuner et déjeuner (compris dans la formule) est juste excellent : le menu est top, les portions généreuses, les ingrédients du premier choix, les smoothies et les cocktails detox sont les meilleurs de l'ile, le service ... tout est juste excellent. La formule de mon séjour comprenait également les cours de yoga à l'école Yoga Shark. L'école est non loin de l'hôtel, ce cours s'adresse à tout les niveaux de pratique de yoga, la professeur est passionnée et très professionnelle. La salle de cours se trouve dans une sorte de construction en bambou ronde en plan. Un cadre inoubliable. Les cours de surf et une demi-journée de snorkeling faisant également partie de la formule de mon séjour. En 4 jours de cours de surf j'ai énormement appris grâce à des excellents professeurs qui savent vous communiquer leur passion. En une-demi journée de snorkeling nous étions dans une baie où nous avons vu les Manta Ray de largeur 2.5m nager tout près de nous. Cette expérience est aujourd'hui la plus marquante de ma vie. Par mon commentaire, j'aimerai dire encore mille merci à Ricardo, Rosa, Christophe, Dewa, les gens qui travailles au restaurant Pisang Pisang, tous ceux qui m'ont reçu aussi amicalement!