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Experience life in a tropical paradise where you can relax and forget about the busy life in the city. Live at the rhythm of the sun and enjoy the scenery and amazing sunsets. You will surely get the best time ever while improving your surfing and yoga skills. Just a few steps away from the beach, this is a relaxing retreat that will help you reconnect with yourself and the ocean.
Nestled in the heart of Lembongan Island, Rama Garden Retreat is ideally located just within a short walking distance from the beach and many activity centers. The garden bungalows offer all the comfort of western standards room, king size bed, air-conditioning, hot water, and Wi-Fi. The healthy food at Pisang-pisang especially caters surfers, free-divers, and yogis.
This retreat welcomes everyone from all levels of experience. Whatever your experience in surfing and yoga is, Rama Garden Retreat and Monkey Surfing knows that you have come to try your best and learn. They will make sure that you will have the greatest time during your stay.
Immerse yourself in the surfing culture and meet people who travel the world to surf and share their experiences. The instructors are International Surfing Association certified and the classes follow the association's standards. The groups are small, a maximum of 3 students for 1 instructor, to ensure that you will get the best learning conditions and for everyone's safety. There is also a 3-day evolution program for beginners and intermediates.
Yoga classes are taught in a fun and supportive environment, where laughter and smiles are welcome every single day and where you share each other's journey. The teachers will modify each class to suit the audience, making the classes both beginner-friendly and challenging enough for the more experienced yogi. All the yoga equipment, including mats, blocks, bolsters, straps, and water are available throughout classes.
Explore the underwater wonders of the island. The boat captain will take you for a 3 and a half hour trip around Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan, and Penida. If the conditions allow it, you will do a first stop to Manta bay to encounter the majestic manta rays. The second stop will be Crystal bay for its amazing clear water and beach, then a mangrove for the widest biodiversity of life, corals and fish of all kind, and colors you cannot even imagine.
A snorkeling trip around Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan, and Penida with stops at Manta bay, if the condition permits, Crystal bay, and a mangrove.
ISA-1 (Wave Surfing)
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)
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-2 (Wave Surfing)
Lyo knew early on that his passion was surfing. Learning on holidays in the South of France it wasn’t long until he took the world by storm and traveled to Morocco, Australia, India and Sri Lanka to name a few working various jobs all to catch the perfect wave and perfect his craft. Lyo later received his license in New Zealand. The freedom of surfing has captured his heart and he finds himself spending more hours on the water than on land.
Nusa Lembongan is a sleeping beauty, still uncrowded and peaceful. It is known for surfing, diving, and the love for underwater life. Many things are to discover off the beaten path like seaweed farming, Hindu ceremonies, and amazing landscapes.
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You will be served 6 fantastic breakfasts and lunches throughout your stay. Your meals will comprise of healthy yummy food with various gluten-free and vegetarian options. Unique juices and smoothies will also be provided.
2 pampering massage treatments are included in the package.
Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Bali. The transfer to Lembongan, pick-up from Bali and then a speedboat ride, is included in the price. However, far pick-up locations, such as Airport, Ubud, Canggu, or Amed might be subjected to extra charge.
PROS Pros: The people who work at Rama Garden and Monkey Surfing were so welcoming and nice! They made my experience absolutely wonderful!
PROS Pros: 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.
CONS Cons: If I were to be very fussy, I would have liked to be able to choose from more breakfast options and have options to try different yoga studios in my package.
PROS Pros: 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.
PROS Pros: 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.
CONS Cons: Het is echt aan te raden om een scooter te huren anders zie je niet veel van het eiland.
PROS Pros: 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!
Organizer response: Thank you for your stay with us and your positive comment ! Hopefully we will have some electric pushbike or so one day !
PROS Pros: 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.
CONS Cons: Die Mücken! Aber in den Zimmern zum glück fast keine☺️ Und mit Repellent gut fernzuhalten.
PROS Pros: -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
PROS Pros: 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.
CONS Cons: Check out could be later 11 not 10am.
PROS Pros: 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.
CONS Cons: The only thing I would have changed was my freediving class on my schedule. I was unaware it was a half day activity and they scheduled it for my last day. Unfortunately I had to miss half of it because I had to make the boat back to the mainland at the same time the class was. If that activity was switched with a surf lesson for that day instead the experience would have been absolutely perfect! Hehe
PROS Pros: I loved everything! The food and shakes were absolutely delicious and nutrious.
CONS Cons: Um mit dem surfen anzufangen ist Nusa Lembogan nicht geeignet.viel zu hohe Wellen.Leider wurde sich sich nicht wirklich viel Zeit für Erklärungen genommen.10Min Introduction und wir fuhren schon auf das Meer. Ein Retreat ist es auch meiner Meinung nach nicht wirklich, da man für alle Aktivitäten mindestens 10min laufen muss,da diese sich nicht im Camp befindet.
PROS Pros: Das Santosha Shala liegt direkt am Strand und man hat einen fantastischen Blick aufs Meer während man Yoga macht.
PROS Pros: 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.
CONS Cons: They overbooked the accommodation so they put me in a place further down the road. The standard was not the same and online I can see it's cheaper.
PROS Pros: Yoga was great at Serenity Yoga
"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."
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"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. "
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"We arrived to Rama Garden on Monday just before the day's surfing. Trinidad, who was in charge of the accommodation, made us feel really unwelcomed because we had some obscurities with our accommodation. These could have been solved in a relaxed and friendly spirit but instead of that, we felt unwelcomed by her the entire time we stayed at Rama Garden. Also, it would have been nice to go thru the schedule and the transportations to each place before the activities began. We felt quite abandoned time to time because we didn't know when we had a transportation and when we didn't, and we needed to ask how things work out instead of getting the information from the seller. "
"Yoga lessons were excellent and we enjoyed reef surfing and snorkeling as well."
"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!"
"We ended up stranded in mainland Bali on the first night we were meant to stay here, but the manager kindly arranged to extend our stay free of charge for an extra night, despite us letting them know at very short notice. "
"The food and shakes here are really excellent; in particular there are many brunch and lunch options, so perhaps a shame that only a limited menu is offered for the complimentary breakfast. "
"The rooms are well equipped, and although we had trouble with the A/C, the staff were happy to move us to a room where it was working. The gardens are lovely, and they make a lot of effort such as lighting incense in the evening. "
"As other reviewers have mentioned, they offer snorkelling and surfing packages at slightly inflated prices, but they weren't too pushy. "
"The location is perfect, very close to the beach, shops and other restaurants. Be aware the beach is quite long, so if you're dropped off at the southern end where most of the boat companies operate from, it is a bit of a trek to Rama Garden. "
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"A very friendly and professional surf shop. Small groups only which make the lesson so much efficient."
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"Super Surf School . I can only recommend for everyone who is on the island !!!"
"Thanks again for the great price when I come back I'll come over."
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"Very good experience.The instructors are very involved . Present in the water to help us improve our technique, help us position ourselves in relation to the waves and even give the little momentum to take the wave if we come not yet strong enough to row on the first sessions ."
"The spots are chosen for their accessibility for beginners and you always feel safe.Finally, after three days, I could get up and make some turns."
"If you want to surf on Lembongan , go to Monkey Surfing :)"
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"They have a very good knowledge of spots and waves of the island and surf conditions depending on the size of swell and the tides"
"Courses in English and French"
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"Booked to stay 3 nights , I extended one day more ! So of course this island, and raised in my hut ! very warm welcome, staff always available, everything is clean and tidy the place is quiet ! A 3min from the beach ... and scooters for rent at very good prices. They organize all the activities we want : surfing, yoga , snorkelling (see their interesting packages !!) . In short, they take care of everything, and we were only has to enjoy!"
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"Thanks to all the lovely staff at Rama Garden especially Nyoman who was so helpful and kind. Everyone was so attentive, fixing me up with a pushbike and suggesting some amazing little spots to visit on the island. I even has a lovely massage right under my room organised for me. The food here is delicious and the smoothies and juices healthy and yum. Loved my little balcony for reading books and gazing at the garden. Perfect stay :)"
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"Great breakfast (we had the vegetarian plate and fluffy pancakes), great smoothies, good coffee (if you are a fan of vietnamese coffee, they have it), good location and great vibe! (+ the cutest staff!) We heard only good things about the accommodation here."
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"We did our very first surf lesson there and we don't regret it. Our teacher was just super cool. He explained everything very well and the surfing experience was just memorable. We will definitely continue surfing !"
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"I did some surfing lessons with them and it was great, i had surfed for one week like week before so I would consider myself as a beginner and the instructors where great, every tip they gave my on how to improve helped me get better, they were very professional and i loved it there."
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"Before leaving home I booked an inclusive package with Chris - including accomodation, boat transfers, 3 surfing lessons, 3 yoga classes and a snorkeling trip. After a long year I really wanted someone else to arrange for everything and all I needed to do was show up and have enjoy myself!"
"Chris was very helpful through all email correspondence prior to arriving on Nusa Lembongan. Once I arrived everything ran very smoothly, Chris was very helpful - even helping me to arrange to extend my accomodation after deciding to stay for longer to do some yoga classes (Caroline at Serenity Yoga Lembongan was absolutely amazing!)."
"Dewa - my surfing instructor - was very helpful and very patient! Within the first 2 waves I caught I felt significant improvement from my previous surfing ability!!! My safety, fun and progress were always at Dewa's attention - although it was fun to watch him practice handstanding on his board on waves when I needed a rest!"
"This trip was exactly what I had wanted, and all at a pretty reasonable price considering all inclusions! I would not hesitate to recommend to book this again (although I would go with the 'upgrade' package next time as the food and juices at Rama Garden were so delicious I ate there most days!)."
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"Me and my girlfriend Giulia got a package deal of 3 days, where surf and yoga lessons, accommodation, transfers from Bali, and meals were all included. What I should say, the best surf camp I've ever done. Super friendly staff and amazing vegan / healthy meals. Chris and Planet are amazing instructors, they will explain to you all the basics, technique in a very simple way and most important they will make you confident on a reef break (which you can hear around that is quite dangerous, this is not.) Lacerations is a beginner spot up to intermediate and you can try it even if you try surfing for the first time. The reef is absolutely stunning under your feet, as you can see colorful fishes swimming all around you. I had a pretty gnarly session in Bali a year ago and I got injured, but Chris is always there is something gets wrong. Chris's safety standards are very good. Oh, and the spot is not crowded at all if you go in low-mid season. Padang Padang and all surfing spots in Bali are super crowded (Rapture surf camps, Padang Padang surf camp, Kira surf camp.) You can go there in Bukit peninsula spots at 5 a.m. and there are already 3 surf schools with students chasing 1 break. Monkey surfing in my opinion is the best surf school in Nusa Lembongan, go there from Bali even if it's a merely 1 hour boat ride and avoid expensive surf camps in Bali. If you are experienced surfer you should check Mahan Point, Nusa Ceningan, is a super cool left hander with a cool bar with music and an infinity pool, less crowded than Uluwatu."
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"This was so much fun and I learned so much in three days. Chris and his staff, Dewa and Planet, are all excellent teachers and driven by what they do. You get a lot of theory, they're careful but also dare you to take a wave further. You get the perfect feedback, if you're willing to listen and the spots are amazing. Don't look any further, this is the best surfing school in Bali!Thanks guys, because of you I rocked Canggu, hope to see you soon some sunny day!"
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"A fantastic week surfing at Monkey. Great coaching and guide from Chris and the guys, does massive help to my confident as I starts to catch waves more consistently on a reef break. If you are keen to get some surfing action going, this is the place to be.Plus I have an awesome time snorkeling with manta rays within touching distance. Totally a life time experience. Sure to be back in the coming months. A place filled with laughter."
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"Very thoughtful guides, they really want you to catch a wave and improve your skills. You can have a feedback right after all your tries with them, they are not here for their own pleasure.Theory and practice out of water is really interesting and useful, how to analyze waves and channel, how to avoid trouble. Really good session with them, thank you!"
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Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia
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.
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