Searching for a place to stay in Bali is actually not that easy. The options are overwhelming. Just search on Google for “Bali accommodation” for example. Not such a good way and for sure not efficient. After looking at different Surf Camps, reading some reviews on trip advisor and comparing prices Bea concluded that Kima Surfcamp is again the place to be. Since the first time she visited Bali a couple of years ago Kima changed a lot. Well, basically it just got bigger. There are now a couple of Kima surfcamps spreaded all over the island. One of them based in Canggu. Which was the camp of choice for Bea and the crew.
Unfortunately the dorms and private rooms where already sold out, therefore there was no other option left than booking one of the Kima surf villas. For swiss measures still affordable, equipped with private pool and countless other amenities – the perfect place to get the jet lag of and get back into surfing, after an amazing swiss winter in Grindelwald.
If you are up to it, you could join 3 surf shuttles a day (there are day trips to Medewi and other surf spots a bit off the beaten track, too). All the trips are rated with stars from 1 (absolute beginner), 2 (starting to surf green waves), 3 (take off and bottom turns should work sometimes) and 4 (safe take off and bottom turns, longer paddle outs).
The Kima guides check the swell, wind and tide forecast and have a tonload of experience, therefore we didn’t have to bother and had always a sweet wave to surf. Sometimes the Kima surf shuttle crew (up to 6 clients and always 2 amazing guides) where the only surfers arround.
At this point we need to thank the guys bigtime. The kima surf guides in Canggu – all locals – where/are as good as (in our opinion) a surfguide can be. Super friendly and motivated. Explaining always perfectly all what matters about the wave, such like channels, underground, currents. They warn you when there are bigger sets / outsides coming, they stoke you and they watch out and help catching waves (shouting when you should paddle). All in all they provide a service that you might not need anymore but you are far better of enjoying all the perks you get when surfing with them.
The Kima guides took us to the following surfspots during the first 6 days of our Bali trip:
- Old Mans
- Batu Balong
- Green Ball
Thanks for the amazing time guys!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Green Room Canggu is situated at Bali's west coast, about 15km north of Seminyak, only a stone's throw away from the beautiful Canggu beach.You have a great sea view from the upper floor, and some nice bars and restaurants in walking distance. The famous surf spot Echo Beach can be reached in a short walk. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Green Room Canggu Bali