Isla Indah Retreat and Monkey Surfing will help you catch your first wave or bring you to the next level with their team of experienced instructors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RYT - 500 His teaching is calm, peaceful, and very detailed with a lot of knowledge about postures, bandhas, mudras, chakras, and meditation. He is able to adapt the classes easily to the attendees’ skill level. Hatha, Yin yoga, Vinyasa, meditation and pranayama, therapeutic Thai yoga massage, Acro yoga. In his retreats, the students learn about all the yogic paths and about the yogic lifestyle so they will gain a lot of knowledge about how to deepen and intense daily yoga, meditation as the core practice of yoga.
from United States, February 2019
"Perfect home away from home."
I'm so pleased I booked this retreat as there were so many to choose from. Everyone at Rama Gardens go out of their way to make you feel like one of the family and ensure that you are having the best time. Lis is an absolute treasure and is amazing at looking out for all the guests and coordinating them for the activities.
Surfing: the team are really invested in sharing their passion for surfing and the water with guests, taking time to go over the theory before getting in the water. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly but a special shout goes out to Kal who makes it his personal mission to get everyone standing up on the board and riding a wave.
Yoga: the setting for the yoga is amazing and a variety of classes are available. I really enjoyed the classes here.
Free diving: I did this for something slightly different and thought it was a great addition to the program. Igor was extremely knowledgable and took the time to ensure I was confident before we headed out to sea. I struggled a bit with equalising but used my new found skills for snorkelling after the class!
Overall this is a fantastic place to go, I was travelling solo but never felt alone and met people that I know will be friends for life.
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.
from Myanmar [Burma], August 2018
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
from Malaysia, July 2017
"Terima kasi banyak Rams Garden! "
I loved everything! The food and shakes were absolutely delicious and nutrious.
from Australia, April 2017
Yoga was great at Serenity Yoga
from Netherlands, December 2018
"heerlijk week op Nusa Lembongan"
de sfeer, de kwaliteit van de activiteiten en de instructeurs!
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.
from Singapore, November 2019
"A great stay!"
Excellent value for money, everything organised for you, food was great and the staff are very friendly! Would recommend and will hopefully be back!
from Spain, September 2019
"Unforgettable experience! 100% recommended"
The experience is great in general terms, hotel's staff is very attentive, Simone the manager was absolutely helpful and the trips and classes included are awesome as well. I loved the tour to watch the manta rays!
from Australia, August 2019
"An awesome experience in an idyllic location"
We enjoyed everything about our time at Isla Indah Retreat. From the spacious room with the king-sized four-poster bed, to the delicious vegan-friendly cuisine. The staff were friendly, the yoga was awesome, and the surfing lessons a treat.
The jewel in the crown was snorkelling with manta rays.
Being a small exclusive resort the atmosphere was friendly and intimate - almost more like a home stay.
We will definitely be back for more.
from Indonesia, August 2019
Everything was perfect. The itinery was well thought out. The accommodation was in an amazing location and it was so easy to socialise and make friends. This is not something that's easy to achieve especially with somewhere so new. I'm so looking forward to coming back again in a few months.
from United Kingdom, July 2019
We loved everything about our week at Isla Indah. Everyone was so friendly and kind, the food was amazing, the room was spotless and the activities were organised perfectly.
from United States, July 2019
The staff was really attentive
from South Africa, June 2019
"A Most memorable Surf/yoga holiday"
Staff were super friendly - felt like home. Rooms were really clean, big and well laid out. Surfing staff were very attentive taking special care on safety first and making sure we had a great surf experience.
from Australia, May 2019
from United Arab Emirates, May 2019
i absolutely loved the retreat. place is very peaceful and full of friendly faces. this was my second time with monkey surfing and im sure ill come back again and again - instructors are very professional, always care about your safety and if you follow their instructions you will get better and better each day. they all have positive energy and are very cheerful. also yoga is very relaxing with professional teachers. if you go for freedive you will have an amazing experience with highly experienced trainer as well - also teaching you a lot about your own body and being there for you at all times.
i would highly recommend this retreat to everyone who is looking for active break from busy stressful life, and also relaxed evenings by the beautiful sunset on the beach.
from Ireland, April 2019
"Booking Scam... be warned!!!!"
Carroline was very helpful. The guys at Monkey Surf were excellent, great instructors and very friendly. Unfortunately this was the only positive thing about the whole trip.
from United States, April 2019
"toller Urlaub mit lieben Mitarbeitern."
Jeder war wirklich sehr bemüht, dass man sich rundum wohl fühlt und es an nichts fehlt. Meine Unterkunft war eine Art Baumhaus, super gemütlich und mit einem eigenen schönem Badezimmer.
from United Kingdom, March 2019
"Excellent retreat and great value for money"
Everything was so well organized.
from Spain, March 2019
The experience was great! Very nice people working there, Simone from Rama Garden was very attentive and the workers in general very friendly and happy. We spend very good time there the four days. The food in Rama Garden was very good. The Surfing lessons was very funny, nice instructors. Very nice experience in general.
from United States, March 2019
"Amazing retreat, excellent staff"
Everything was so well organised
Staff at Rama (Simon, Caroline and wanwan) couldn’t have been more helpful
Yoga and surfing was great and nearby
Really good value for money
Met lots of lovely people
from United States, February 2019
"Loved everything here"
Amazing food at Rama garden + had great fun surfing with Monkey Surfing’s instructors
from United States, January 2019
"This place us awesome!"
The place itself, the friendly staff and awesome surfing instructors
from Bangladesh, January 2019
"A wonderful place- Amazing people, place and experiences"
I would absolutely recommend this trip- it was fun, adventurous and I felt like I learnt a lot, while still having time to go and explore the island.
The staff were all really friendly and helpful, and made the whole travel experience feel easy, relaxing and fun! They really looked after us. :)
The surfing instructors were all really nice, and picked up on what you had to do to improve really quickly. I felt like all two of us that went improved so much during these days. The instructors were really good at what they did, and made the whole experience feel safe and so fun! :))))
The yoga instructor was really sweet, and it felt like there were options for everyone with all different levels to participate and get better!
from Hong Kong, January 2019
The coach from Monkey surfing , they are very professional and friendly.
from United States, January 2019
"Great people "
All the staff at Rama Garden were so friendly and helpful and the food was really good, lots of veggie and vegan options
from Singapore, December 2018
"Brilliant trip! "
Loved the yoga classes, surfing lessons and Rama garden. Everyone was really friendly too.
from United States, November 2018
Had a great short holiday. Everything was good. Thank you to all the staff at Rama gardens, Monkey Surfing and Booksurfcamps! Cheers
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.
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
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 🙏
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.
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!
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 😉
from United Kingdom, October 2018
"Productive visit to nusa lembongan "
Plenty to do and see, everyone was very friendly and helpful!
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.
from Spain, September 2018
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
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!!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
from Philippines, June 2018
All activities were high quality
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!
from Australia, May 2018
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.
from United States, May 2018
The food, the place, the location, the yoga classes and surf lessons, the staff is super friendly.
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.
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.
from Slovakia, 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 ;)
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.
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!
from United States, April 2018
"I had a fabulous time. Everything was excelent. "
I would highly recommend this place and events.
from Australia, April 2018
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!
from Hong Kong, April 2018
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.
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
from Kuwait, April 2018
Dewa pour le surf est excellent. Les locaux sont tres sympas
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.
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.
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.
from Kenya, March 2018
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!
from Australia, March 2018
The food wad amazing and so fresh.
The people were also very friendly without being over the top
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.
from United Kingdom, December 2017
"Very good package"
I loved surfing and the Rama garden, especially the food and smoothies there were exceptionally good.
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.
from Australia, November 2017
Well organised and Henry helped with everything- worked like clock work and would go out of way to help
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. ❤️❤️❤️
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)..
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.
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!
from Australia, August 2017
"Great little getaway"
The yoga was amazing. Smoothies and juices delicious. Very friendly, helpful staff. Everything very close by.
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!
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!
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.
from Hungary, July 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marie Laure Perez
from Australia, May 2019
"Excellent séjour !!! Je recommande fortement!"
Très chaleureux accueil et sens de la bienveillance. Un logement de grande qualité et de confort, tout neuf!!
Une restauration raffinée et "healthy"avez des délicieux smoothies!
Personnel à l'écoute et attentionné.
Excellente prestations des profs de surf ( Planet) et des cours de yoga !
Endroit zen et très amical pour passer un superbe séjour !😁🤙
from Germany, February 2019
Das Team von Rama Garden ist unglaublich freundlich und man fühlt sich wie in einer Familie, die Lage ist super - nur wenige Minuten zum Meer. Yogakurs war der beste den ich je hatte in einer tollen Atmosphäre. Kann dieses Retreat nur weiterempfeheln
from United States, December 2018
"Stage de 10j surf yoga snorkeling"
Le lieu est idéalement placé. Proche de la plage et à l’ecart de la rue principale. Tout peut aisément de faire à pied. La flexibilité pour décaler des activités est appréciable. La nourriture très bonne et l’equipe Très sympathique
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.
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!
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.
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) !!
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.
from Indonesia, August 2018
La comida, la profesora de yoga que era australiana y muy buena, no recuerdo el nombre
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 :)
from Germany, June 2018
"Super Urlaub! Wiederholungsbedarf :)"
Super freundlich, hilfsbereit und zuvorkommend. Man fühlt sich direkt willkommen und wohl.
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.
from Germany, May 2018
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!
from Netherlands, April 2018
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.
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
from United States, March 2018
"Cours particulier hyper efficaces! "
Volonté de les élèves reussissent
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 😚
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....
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.
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.
from Germany, July 2017
Das Santosha Shala liegt direkt am Strand und man hat einen fantastischen Blick aufs Meer während man Yoga macht.
Blanche Van De Stolpe
from Netherlands, June 2017
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!
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
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.
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.
from United States,
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.
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!