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The Top Surf Resorts in Bali with Access to World-Class Waves
September 24th, 2019 + Wayfarers Atlas

A slip of an island stuffed with luxury surf resorts and pounded with pristine waves; it’s no small wonder that Bali is considered one of the best places in the world to surf. While Bali isn’t a big island at just 95 miles wide, those touching down with families and partners won’t want to spend hours cruising from beach to beach in search of the best breaks. Fortunately, world class waves can be found within striking distance of some of the best surf resorts in Bali…

Como Uma Canggu

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Canggu is all chill, sitting between sophisticated Seminyak and Tanah Lot, it’s a popular spot for family surf holidays in Bali, digital nomads, and surfers looking for longer laid-back stays. The COMO Uma Canggu Resort is all minimalist chic with a happening beach club bar, flickering firepits, and Shambala spa treatments. There’s an incredible kids club and a tailored dream program from Tropicsurf.

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In terms of surf access, you couldn’t ask for a better position. Echo Beach is 100m to the right of the resort offering one of the best tubes on Bali’s west coast and provides plenty of challenge even for the most experienced surfer. To the left you have the rolling grace of Old Man’s at 50m, the beginners break that makes Canggu one of the best destinations to learn to surf in Bali.

Surf Resort Bali COMO Uma Canggu luxury family surf resort

COMO Uma Canggu

 

Suarga Padang Padang

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The Bukit Peninsular is the poster child for Bali’s surf scene. This is where you will find those temples clinging to cliffs and some of the biggest names in the Balinese surf scene; from Impossibles to the islands very own Pipeline. Suarga Padang Padang is intimate, modern, and takes a sustainable approach to boutique living.

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Suarga is a sublime choice for a luxury surf holiday thanks to its prime position right on Padang Padang. Just 50m from the resort, take the stairs for access to the beach and marvel at the best left hander on earth.

Suarga Padang Padang Ulin Pavilion and surround gardens

Suarga Padang Padang

 

Hotel Komune

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A family favourite on the lesser explored eastern shores of Keramas, Hotel Komune is simple bliss. For those who like their luxury served without pretension, this laid-back place is one of the best surf resorts in Bali and makes the most of easy breezy surfer moods. Organic dining, night surfs, a skate bowl, and a fully-fledged kids club keeps everyone happy, and with Ubud only 45 minutes away, you can blend a surf heavy holiday with a cultural stay.

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Keramas is literally on your doorstep and surfers who are well equipped for the high-performance right hander will love the direct access to one of the best surf spots in Bali. Hotel Komune also makes it possible to surf Keramas at night thanks to their specially designed floodlights.

Hotel Komune family friendly Bali surf resort on Keramas surf break

Hotel Komune, Keramas

 

Anantara Uluwatu

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High class at every turn, Anantara Uluwatu lives and breathes luxury making it one of the most tantalizing surf resorts in Bali. Making the most of its Bukit Peninsula location, this resort is carved into the cliffside offering tempting ocean views, epic surf access, and endless entertainment for non-surfers who stay behind. Cooking classes, artistic activities, spa treatments, and a daily program for kids keeps spirits satiated.

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Ride the elevator down the cliff for direct access to Impossibles surf break – a legendary left hander perfect for experienced surfers. To the right Bingin booms and the powerful Balinese Pipeline of Padang Padang is just to your left. The resort also offers shuttles to nearby sands.

View of Anantara Uluwatu villas and pool

Anantara Uluwatu overlooking Impossibles

 

Six Senses Uluwatu

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Warm and welcoming for family surf holidays in Bali yet retaining a sophisticated grown up mood, Six Senses Uluwatu is all sprawling ocean views, elegant villas, and Mediterranean moods that expertly weaves in eco-friendly practices. Terraced swimming pools spill down the cliffside location, the restaurant makes brilliant Japanese barbecue, and the local crew can curate excellent itineraries.

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With a driver at your disposal, hitting up the nearby breaks of Bingin, Padang Padang and Uluwatu will be a breeze. While access isn’t direct, surf trips tend to last four hours, leaving you plenty of time to blend barrelling adventures with balanced family time at one of the most spectacular surf resorts in Bali.

Six Senses Uluwatu luxury bali surf resort

Six Senses Uluwatu

 

Alila Villas Uluwatu

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An award-winning infinity pool, cutting edge villas, and indigenous inspired journeys mark Alila Villas Uluwatu on the map for those surfers and families wanting a fully-fledged stay that goes beyond the usual salt and sand narrative. Nestled right in the heart of surrounding temples and surf breaks puts you well placed to enjoy the best of Bali.

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A private driver and professional surf coach come together to ensure you get easy access to the Bukit Peninsulas best waves. With Uluwatu and Padang Padang only a 15-minute drive away, those sunrise and sunset surfs are certainly possible at the best surf spots in Bali.

Alila Villas Uluwatu luxury surf resort bali

Alila Villas Uluwatu

 

Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay

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Set aside at the edge of Jimbaran Bay, The Four Seasons always seems to go that extra mile. A resort carved from volcanic stone, restful surroundings, and a novel thick offering of extra-curricular activities both on land and sea keep the broods busy from dawn until dusk. The Spa Village is one of the best on the island and the bars and boutiques of Seminyak are only a 30-minute ride away.

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Four Seasons makes the most of its world class status to offer epic adventures for all kinds of surfers. Guided boat transfers from Tropicsurf ensure easy access to the best surf breaks in Bali including Uluwatu, Bingin, and the perfect pipe of Padang Padang. For those riders seeking a fully remote surfing experience, the resort can also arrange heli-tours to take you and your board over to G-Land for the day.

G-Land day trips offered at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay

Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay – G-Land day trips

 

Friends can stay salty all day, parents have plenty of chance to paddle out, and partners find perfect balance between romance and play at this selection of the best surf resorts in Bali with easy access to world-class waves.

 

If you are looking to travel to Bali with kids check out our Mini Guide to Your Bali Family Surf Holiday.

Or DOWNLOAD out full Wayfarers Travel Guide to Bali for our favourite places to STAY, PLAY, EAT, DRINK & SURF.


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