Nicky is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience in yoga with others and has guided students who have come to Bali from right around the world in the ancient art of yoga practice. Students testimonies speak for themselves of the respect that is held for Nicky’s teachings in how to live a life of integrity, balance and inner peace through the practice of yoga and meditation.
McKall's passion for life is focused on everything from yoga, resistance training, to overall wellness, in everyday mindful living. She takes pleasure in paddle boarding, riding jet skis, body boarding, and is honing her new skills as surfer at Balian beach break. She loves to cook (then eat!) while following a healthy plant protein based lifestyle.
Yoga Works (Yoga)
Oliver's philosophy is to maintain balance in life through exercise. He has also developed a course that develops strength, relaxes the body and uplifts the spirit.
from Spanish State, September 2017
Nicky es genial, da unas clases adaptadas a todos los niveles de yoga. Consigue mantenterte sin salir de la clase ni un segundo, y te recarga las pilas. En sólo siete días notas una mejora más que notable en tu práctica de yoga.
from Thailand, September 2017
"A great place to rest and recharge"
Location was perfect, and there were only a few tourists. The staff was accommodating and friendly. The vibe was calm and relaxing.
from Great Britain, September 2017
"Yoga und Blick aufs Meer super, Undterkunft mittelmäßig"
Yoga sehr authentisch, nachmittags für jedermann, vormittags eher fortgeschritten
from Republic of South Africa, July 2017
"Pondok pitaya - a little piece of paradise"
The staff are extremely polite and kind and I thoroughly enjoyed engaging with them. The vibe is peaceful yet vibey. I loved it and my kids loved it. It was just what we needed
from Great Britain, June 2017
"Very special part of the world"
from Hong Kong, April 2017
Fully relaxing with beach view. Enjoy the yoga class. Feeling connected with nature.
from South Korea, July 2017
Alles in Allem hat es mir sehr gut gefallen. Ich habe die Freundlichkeit und Flexibilität der Angestellten sehr geschätzt, sie gaben sich wirklich grosse Mühe, wenn ich einen Wunsch oder ein Anliegen hatte. Die Yoga Lektionen waren gut und das Essen ebenfalls.
Tyler H. New Jersey
I have just finished 45 days in Balian and loved every minute of it. Everyday the surf is almost perfect if not perfect and the smiles and vibes throughout the village makes you feel way more welcome than at home. When you step onto the property of Pondok Pitaya you are first stunned in awe with how perfectly situated you are in front of great waves with the most immaculate landscaping and ocean front pool. The staff at Pondok Pitaya go over and above what they can do to accommodate you and makes everyone feel extremely relaxed. There landscapers are absolutely incredible. Any and all meals that I have had were excellent and my last go to meal was the Chicken Schnitzel sandwhich was incredible and you never have to worry about a shortage of drinks at there beautiful bar which can accommodate from a simple beer to some fancy western cocktail umbrella style drinks... they have you covered. If anybody out there needs a solid family friendly resort this is it! Nothing but solid words of recommendation to anyone out there looking into booking here for your next Bali experience. The smiles, the giggles, the great waves...Im already missing this place. TylerStayed May 2015, traveled solo
Love this place. Great beachfront cabins at reasonable price. Very good food and bar area with delightful staff. Four or five days is probably enough if you are not surfing. It is very good with kids as the pool and lawn area is just in front of the cabins and right on the beach. Tends to be a mix of families staying there along with surfers off all ages. Just a few minutes walk up to the main village where you can eat great local food for 'next to nothing'.
Stayed for two nights at the best location on beach at the end of the road in Balian. If you are a surfer, then definitely look no further.
Friendly staffs all around from the gardeners, housekeepers, and the restaurants. I also met the General Manager, Mr. Darius Sadeli who I believe might know every single in-house guest as he chits chats from one table to another during dinner time. He definitely has a great personality and customer service skilll!
Excellent food - if I could suggest, try the Tower Burger! Ahhh-mazing!
And don't forget to try the Jitu apple cider!!
Will definitely come back before the end of the year!
Thank you Pondok Pitaya!
David M. Australia
We stayed at the Pondok Pitaya for 5 nights. The hotel has a Balinese feel and is located right on the beach at the end of a road that runs through the local village. A local river also runs into the sea adjacent to the hotel. Balian is very quiet and being a rural area, has no ‘nightlife’ or shops. If you’re not into surfing or yoga, bring a good book ........ or perhaps several – and it can be a very relaxing holiday.
Balian is approximately 2 hours up the west coast from Legian. It is primarily a surfing spot and this hotel has tended to cater for that market through comfortable but basic rooms for surfers. However it appears to be attempting to expand its appeal and now also has more comfortable accommodation behind the basic beachfront units. We stayed in this newer accommodation (known as the ‘River Suites’). There are Ground and First Floor Levels - and they’ve been constructed of timber recycled from old fishing boats. It’s a clever bit of eco-friendly building work and looks great. Ensuites come with each room and these are open air with privacy walls. Our room was large and airy with good ventilation and A/C if required. No fridge or kettle is provided.
Yoga is held in the morning and afternoon at the hotel. The classes are conducted in a pavilion in the middle of the well maintained gardens adjacent to the beach.
The hotel has a café and bar area and the food is quite good and not expensive. Breakfast was included in our tariff and we had a set choice of a ‘Healthy’, ‘Local’ or ‘Western’ breakfast. We had the ‘Healthy’ each morning and it was fresh and enjoyable. The hotel also has an attractive pool area and sun lounges adjacent to the beach.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Across the road from the hotel and overlooking the beach is the café, ‘Sushi Surf’. Good sushi; not expensive and a great view of the surf.
Just up the hill about 50 metres from ‘Sushi Surf’ is the more traditional ‘Deki’s Warung’. Good local food at very reasonable prices in a friendly casual atmosphere – and again, with a great view of the surf.
The costs were reasonable and I’m happy to recommend this hotel if you’re going to Balian.
Pondok Pitaya website
Everyone here was so helpful and kind, they all made me feel so at home, give all the girls at the front desk a raise.
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