It was an absolute pleasure to spend a week with the team at MBS Bali. If you’re thinking about doing a retreat in Bali and researching MBS Bali - Do it! It was an incredibly relaxing and memorable holiday. It totally exceeded my expectations and I felt incredibly cared for and well looked after. Sarah and Deduk are lovely genuine people who really enjoy what they do and sharing beautiful Bali with visitors. As such, they make wonderful hosts.
As a solo traveller I felt very safe and welcomed. At the retreat I met some fantastic like-minded woman who I really enjoyed surfing with. Unlike my fellow surf-sisters at the retreat; I wasn't up on the board on day 1, but I did get up (in my own time) and felt that amazing buzz of surfing a wave.
Im now hankering for the NZ summer to arrive to get back out in the water and practice my ‘pop up’.
The accommodation was really comfortable and I’ve never eaten so well! Every meal was tasty and nourishing. I returned from my holiday in Bali feeling relaxed and buzzing from my amazing experience with Mind Body Soul Bali.
I stayed at MBS for the women's surf and yoga retreat. My 2 friends and I had the most amazing experince! Sarah was great at arranging everything for us and she really made our trip special. None of us had ever surfed before and by the end of our stay we all felt like we could go home and try it on our own. The villa was so special and felt like a little oasis! I hope to come back one day and I will make sure MBS is where I stay! I felt like I left Bali with new found friends an there is not one day that goes by that I don't think about my time there and the things I learned.
Absolutely loved my stay here. This is a gorgeous family run retreat in Canggu; beautiful people, delicious fresh food, clean rooms, nice pool. Wonderful Sarah and Made are amazing hosts. I was really well looked after throughout my stay, getting everything organised and changes in my plans managed seamlessly.
A perfect balanced combination of surfing, yoga, messages, Bali exploration and chillaxing. The surf areas were away from the big crowds and the instructors are very motivated to get you the best possible surf experience according to your skills and to help you progress and develop further. The patient instructors constantly keep a safe eye on you, help you in the line up and give valuable feedback. A special thanks to Deduk for the amazing experience at Kuta Reef - will never forget!
Yoga in beautiful salas and massages in the room were amazing. I also had great opportunities to experience and learn about the authentic local culture.
Absolutely best place to take a step back and rejuvenate yourself. Matur suksma! <3
Nothing but great things to say about my time in Bali with MBS Surf Bali - it will be a memorable trip!
This started out as a solo trip, with my sister later on deciding to join as well. We had so much fun!
The location of the villa was great - close to the beach, many shops, restaurants, cafes and lounges. Everything was spotlessly clean and comfortable, including the outside facilities such as the pool and dining area. So peacefully relaxing after a day of surfing! I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts prepared each morning for us, they were filling and delicious. We also enjoyed two Balinese-inspired dinners on two evenings in the villa with Sarah and Jana, they were also delicious! Basically all the food in Bali is amazing.
I was very happy to see that the schedule included surfing each day, perfectly spaced by yoga classes with Kirsten to attend to sore spots and free afternoons everyday. Deduck was awesome as a coach, so much so that I set up another two lessons in my travels after the retreat :) I loved that Jana came with us each day to capture our surfing on camera and then reviewed all the pictures the following morning at breakfast. Such a great idea. Sarah would kindly help us figure out where to visit and sightsee in our free time, also arranging our drivers.
Overall this was an amazing adventure in Bali and so happy I found MBS for this experience. The whole team was amazing and kind and left such a great impression on everything Bali-related! I will hopefully be back in the near future and would highly recommend a retreat with MBS any day!
I decided to join my sister on an unforgettable surf adventure in Bali and because of MBS I am so glad I did! Sarah, Dudek, Jana and the whole team were amazing from the time we arrived until we left. The villa was a beautiful, spotlessly clean little escape which made it easy to unwind and relax after a day in the sun and waves.The surf instruction was the best I've received as Dudek was encouraging, positive and a blast in the water. Sarah was kind enough to arrange drivers for our day trips, transfers from hotels and airport as well as helping us plan our week. Jana accompanied us for breakfast each morning and on all of our surfing adventures and was kind enough to capture our surfing adventures on camera each day. The villa is located in a great location with many lounges, restaurants, shops, the beach, and entertainment right at our doorstep. I also loved that MBS is run by locals and you will not only learn how to surf, but with MBS you also get the opportunity to experience true Balinese cuisine as well as have the opportunity to learn about the culture.I can't forget to mention that the yoga was great, straightforward and I loved the scientific twist rather than spiritual that our instructor offered.I wish I could remember her name as she was such a lovely and informative lady! We had such a great time that we are already planning on returning next year. Thanks to the whole team for an unbelievable week in paradise :)