Planning on booking a surf and yoga retreat in Sri Lanka? As travel becomes more accessible we’re all starting to search for the next adventure and we’re taking more and more holidays each year. When it comes to choosing a surf and yoga retreat there are a few things to consider. In this quick tips guide, we’re going to cover a few key comparison points to help you weigh up booking a surf retreat in Sri Lanka vs Bali.
Sri Lanka’s a year around destination for surfers as it sits close to the equator in the Indian Ocean.
Sri Lanka’s South Coast has year round surf in select locations but the main season runs from late October to April
Sri Lanka’s East Coast’s main surf season runs from April to October
Bali’s surf season runs from May to September during the dry season on the West Coast. Like Sri Lanka’s there’s a wet season and there are locations where you can surf year round.
Sri Lanka’s a country that’s recently come onto the map after going through a civil war for the best part of the last two decades. People who surfed Bali back in the ’90s and early 2000s constantly claim that Sri Lanka has that buzz of a country that’s still got that back in time feeling. If you don’t visit soon, that classic adventure feeling will be lost forever as the country modernises .
Bali is packed with culture and now’s popular beach towns like Canggu are becoming more and more popular with Digital Nomads and Aussies who are flying in and out of the area year round. Bali is now growing as a luxury travel destination with new beach clubs, bars and luxury hotels popping up every year.
Sri Lanka’s got to be on the top of your Surf and yoga retreat destinations for 2019 and 2020. By 2021 it will be a very different place.
Like so many of our guests, part of the surf and yoga retreat experience is learning to surf. Some of our guests have surfed before and many will be complete newbies. The great thing about learning to surf in Sri Lanka is that we can pretty much take you out to learn to surf all year round from our luxury retreat in Ahangama. Sri Lanka’s South West coast has some of the best surf breaks for learners in the world and we know the best locations and times to take groups and individuals out for surf lessons.
As your surf holiday goes on during the week and you get more experience and confident, we can take you to different locations and breaks to develop your surf skills.
Bali is extremely popular with new surf and yoga retreats popping up all the time and yoga is also a big part of everyday life for many locals and travellers who choose to settle here.
At Nirbana we offer year round surf and yoga retreats and we’re the only retreat to have a full stock of Stand Up Paddleboards and world class international instructors .