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.
Saster J, New Zealand
17 Aug 2019
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
05 Jul 2018
MBS was a wonderful experience - the days are well organized, the villa is stunning, and all the meals were delicious. I came having never surfed before, and Deduke was a kind, patient, and passionate teacher with a great sense of humor. The yoga on the retreat is at posh studios around Canguu, where all the instructors were great and very knowledgeable. Sarah is a great hostess, who welcomes you with warmth making you feel so at ease. By the end of the week, I learned to surf, learned about the Balinese culture, and felt like I had gained a new great friendship with Sarah and Deduke. I hope to return to MBS and Bali again and again
Hailey H, Ohio
02 Jul 2018
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!
09 Oct 2017