Rama Garden Retreat and Monkey Surfing

Rama Garden Retreat and Monkey Surfing will help you catch your first wave or bring you to the next level with their team of experienced instructors.

Instructors 5

Christopher

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

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)

Dewa

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)

Samir

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)

Igor

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.

Reviews 125

Charisse Renee

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.

Thibault Duchaine

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 😉

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, October 2018

"Productive visit to nusa lembongan "

Plenty to do and see, everyone was very friendly and helpful!

Michelle Chng

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.

Megan Nary

from Spain, September 2018

"Lovely"

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

Allison Spitzer

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!!

Teresa Pires

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.

Katie Helps

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!

Jose Gonzales

from United States, April 2018

"I had a fabulous time. Everything was excelent. "

I would highly recommend this place and events.

Cecile Wong

from Hong Kong, April 2018

"Wonderful!"

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.

Sylvie Zotoff

from Kuwait, April 2018

"Ok"

Dewa pour le surf est excellent. Les locaux sont tres sympas

Alicia Brown

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.

Jordan Gibbins

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.

Alice Green

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!

Luke Kirkaldy

from Australia, March 2018

The food wad amazing and so fresh.

The people were also very friendly without being over the top

Anonymous

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.

Lucie Scheyvaerts

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.

Anonymous

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.

Svetlana Ostrovsky

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.

Burcu Copuroglu

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 :)..

Megan Price

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.

Olivia Swann

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!

Andrada Bucur

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.

Marit Cieremans

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.

Chloé Vega

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.

Isabel Häke-oelrich

from Germany, June 2018

"Super Urlaub! Wiederholungsbedarf :)"

Super freundlich, hilfsbereit und zuvorkommend. Man fühlt sich direkt willkommen und wohl.

Lea Fort

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.

Tessel Vossenberg

from Netherlands, April 2018

"Top"

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.

Jennifer Oetliker

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....

Bianka Rehn

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.

Renske Teppema

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.

Anonymous

from Germany, July 2017

Das Santosha Shala liegt direkt am Strand und man hat einen fantastischen Blick aufs Meer während man Yoga macht.

Harita Ozola

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

Anonymous

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 🙏

Ines Suchomel

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.

Matilda Ek

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!

Anonymous

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.

Tess Opie

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!!

Anonymous

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.

Emma Walton

from Myanmar [Burma], August 2018

"Relaxing retreat"

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!

Celine Nguyen

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.

Aneta Johnsen

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.

Megan Chantler

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!

Byron Elliot

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!

Maaike Bosch

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

Thomas Cullimore

from Philippines, June 2018

All activities were high quality

Wendy Lim

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!

Margot Cooley

from Australia, May 2018

"Fabulous vibe"

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.

Luis Arevalo

from United States, May 2018

The food, the place, the location, the yoga classes and surf lessons, the staff is super friendly.

Katie Vogel

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.

Lauren Broomall

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.

Lubica Polacikova

from Slovak Republic, 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 ;)

Rhiannon Fletcher

from Australia, April 2018

"Love"

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!

Angelina Devito

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

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

from Kenya, March 2018

Village ambiance

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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.

Beata Hejnowicz

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.

Sofia Jarnstrom

from United Kingdom, December 2017

"Very good package"

I loved surfing and the Rama garden, especially the food and smoothies there were exceptionally good.

Alan Tate

from Australia, November 2017

"Great week"

Well organised and Henry helped with everything- worked like clock work and would go out of way to help

Amanda Vowles

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. ❤️❤️❤️

Max Sjölin

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!

Sara Fitzpatrick

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.

James Todd

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!

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Karen Gravenor

from Australia, August 2017

"Great little getaway"

The yoga was amazing. Smoothies and juices delicious. Very friendly, helpful staff. Everything very close by.

Anonymous

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!

Paula Pereira

from Malaysia, July 2017

"Terima kasi banyak Rams Garden! "

I loved everything! The food and shakes were absolutely delicious and nutrious.

Hannah Webster

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!

Ina Sammler

from Hungary, July 2017

"Amazing stay"

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.

Rachel Scott

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.

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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.

Ellita Thomas

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.

Linda Kim

from Australia, April 2017

Yoga was great at Serenity Yoga

Jenny Gibbs

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.

Letizia Lerose

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!

Carine Lebrun

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.

Agathe Prunevieille

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) !!

Miguel Gough

from Indonesia, August 2018

La comida, la profesora de yoga que era australiana y muy buena, no recuerdo el nombre

Pauline Desjacques

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 :)

Cheers!

Joanna Polzhuber

from Germany, May 2018

"Fantastic experience!"

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!

Anonymous

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

Clémence Bonnet

from United States, March 2018

"Cours particulier hyper efficaces! "

Sympathie

Efficacité

Volonté de les élèves reussissent

Alejandra Encalada

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.

Babette Huisman

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

"Mooie plek"

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!

Michaela Bucher

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

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