Frequently Asked Questions
Following are some of the more common questions we are asked about the Escape Haven retreat experience. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our women's surf camp in Bali.
- What is Escape Haven and what happened to Surf Haven?
- What's included at Escape Haven Bali surf and yoga spa retreat?
- How much does it cost?
- How do I get to your women's wellbeing retreat?
- What's the weather like in Bali?
- What time is check in/check out?
- What is the food like at Escape Haven Bali surf camp and yoga retreat?
- Is alcohol available at Escape Haven retreat in Bali?
- What spa treatments can I choose from?
- Is it mandatory to participate in all the wellbeing retreat activities?
- What is a typical day like at Escape Haven retreat?
- What age and nationality is a typical guest at this surf retreat? What about solo travellers?
- If I want to stay in a shared room, can I come to Escape Haven alone?
- Do you have internet access at your women's surf resort?
- How much money should I bring?
- Is there shopping nearby?
- Do I need to rent a car?
- Is there an age minimum?
- Do you offer discounts?
- Do I need to know how to surf before coming?
- Can I bring my own surfboard?
- I have never done yoga before. Is it difficult?
- Do I need to be a good swimmer?
- Do I need to know Indonesian?
- What should I pack?
Escape Haven has evolved out of industry leading Surf Haven Bali as it expanded into Byron Bay and introduced additional packages as well as its surf and yoga week. It is a luxury women’s surf and yoga spa retreat. It's a wellbeing retreat for women who want to surf and be pampered too! Escape Haven is a women’s surf camp and yoga school set in the tropical locations of both Byron Bay and Bali. It was designed for women by women, who believe that surfing, yoga and luxury can go hand in hand. It offers a complete wellbeing program that covers nutrition, spa, yoga and surf activities that support the mind, the body and the soul. It is now also a fitness and detox retreat with a new programme on offer helping those who want a healthy reset and to get in shape.
You’ll enjoy a 7 day all-inclusive surf, yoga and wellbeing spa retreat package at Escape Haven women’s retreat in Bali. A luxury surf camp and yoga retreat that includes luxury villa accommodation, daily surf lessons, gourmet cuisine with most meals provided including snacks, beverages, daily yoga retreat activities, spa treatments and more. There are no hidden costs. Excludes three meals to allow guests to sample some of Bali's fantastic eating experiences
List of what’s included in your all-inclusive surf and yoga vacation spa retreat package
With an all-inclusive vacation surf spa retreat package, there are no hidden costs at Escape Haven Bali. Luxury has never been so affordable with all inclusive packages starting from just US$2,495 per person. Current rates at Escape Haven Bali surf camp and yoga retreat.
The airport code is DPS - Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.We provide complimentary airport transfers to retreat between the hours of 11am – 8 pm on the first day of the retreat and 8am - 9pm on the final day of the retreat.
If you are arriving from or departing to other accommodation in Bali, we are able to provide a complimentary transfers to the following local areas only - Seminyak, Kerobokan, Kuta, Legian, Umalas, Petitengit and Canggu.
For guest arrivals and departures outside our transfer times and range, it will be necessary to organize your individual transport to or from the retreat at your own expense, which can range from $10 - $25 USD approx.
We have 2 distinct seasons here in Bali where the temperature for both is around 90° F or 30° C. ‘Dry’ season, April – November, is beautifully sunny and warm during the day and refreshingly cool at night (no less than 25°C). ‘Green’ season welcomes a daily shower which keeps Bali beautiful and blooming with greenery! These showers are nothing to fret over, in fact, they can be a blessing in disguise! A great time to indulge in some pampering or shopping!
We want to be as flexible as possible at Escape Haven Bali. Check in is from 2pm. Our first activity, yoga, at our women’s surf camp, starts on day one at around 5pm, followed by our welcome meeting and our famous candle lit, poolside opening night banquet. The retreat finishes at 12pm on the last day of the retreat and we offer a complimentary check-out of 2pm. For late transfers, we offer a shower and changing room to freshen up and also to store your luggage. You have full access to this until your transfer leaves (up to 10pm)
It’s fabulous and something we are incredibly proud of! We have been fortunate to have on staff a leading Therpeutic Chef. As part of your all-inclusive surf retreat package, you’ll enjoy healthy organic cuisine that is absolutely delicious. Check out our trip advisor reviews to hear praise of our food from our guests. It will definately be a highlight of your week with us.
Yes, alcohol is available at an extra charge. We have a range of alcohol available to purchase from our onsite bar which has a delicious range of cocktails’ (including our famous signature cocktail ‘Mojito Mango Mama’) and wine. You are also welcome to bring a bottle of your favorite tipple and one of our staff can whip you up your favorite drink upon demand. We are a bit partial to cocktail hour, late afternoon, in our gorgeous pool!
As part of your all-inclusive vacation spa retreat package, you will receive up to 8 hours of spa treatments. 5 on the revive surf package, up to 5 in the renew* and up to 7 on the refresh* yoga and spa package.* if the additional 2 hour spa treatment is chosen.
All our spa retreat activities at Escape Haven Bali are optional, so it’s up to you how much or how little you do. You choose the level of activity or rejuvenation to fit your goals and ideals. After a week-long surf and yoga vacation, you’ll feel recharged and ready to face the world again!
This depends upon which package you choose –renew, revive or refresh.
- 7:30am Yoga
- 9:00am Fresh, bountiful breakfast
- 10:00am Chosen package activity eg. Surf lessons OR spa treatments
- 12:30pm Delicious lunch
- 1:30-7pm Afternoon free to follow your bliss - activities vary in the afternoon and include;
- afternoon excursions, spa treatments, yoga class, shopping, or simply lounging by the pool or beach.
- 7:00pm Dinner and Dessert
- *Schedule and times may change
Typically, our guests range in age from mid 20's - to late forties. However, we have had many younger and older guests. What unites guests at Escape Haven surf and yoga vacation spa is not so much their age or nationality; but rather, their fun loving attitude and spirit for adventure and the wisdom they share.
About 70% of our guests are solo travellers and meals are served communally. Most of our guests make firm friends, staying in touch long after their surf camp and yoga retreat finishes. Escape Haven Bali is a safe and ideal place to stay as a solo woman traveller.
Yes, of course! If you are traveling solo, we will match you up with a great roommate with a compatible profile. Many friendships have been formed at Escape Haven.
We have complimentary WiFi available at Escape Haven Bali. Please bring your own laptop. Alternatively, there are numerous cheap internet cafes close by.
As this is an all-inclusive vacation surf spa retreat, the only things you will need to pay for are any incidentals (such as alcoholic drinks, phone calls, extra spa treatment services) and the 3 meals not included where you get to explore some of the fabulous restaurants nearby.
If you wish to do any optional extra activities or go shopping while staying at Escape Haven Bali, there are plenty of ATMs available nearby, where you may withdraw money.
Yes, Bali is reknowned for its amazing array of shopping from markets through to beautiful boutiques at affordable prices. Many are just a short stroll from our villa.
No, we drive you to all scheduled activities. On your free time you can wander on foot from the villa which is located nearby all the best shopping, spas, restaurants and the beach. Taxis are very cheap and affordable starting from $1 for other areas.
Yes, guests must be 18 years or older to attend Escape Haven Bali unless otherwise agreed to by management and under supervision of a guardian.
We do offer Escape Haven discounts for early reservation and for groups of four or more. Check out our current rates. We also offer a discount for our treasured previous guests (alumnae).
No. Our specialty is teaching beginners how to surf right from step one. We'll start with the basics and you'll be riding waves by the end. We also cater for many intermediate and advanced surfers as well. Bali has many breaks to choose from so this coupled with our small group sizes, allow us to cater for all levels of surfers.
Although Escape Haven has a great range of soft top and expoxy surfboards for you to choose from, if you are more comfortable with your own board, please bring it along.
Note: Don't forget that airlines charge extra for surfboards so please make sure you check with your airline prior to arriving at the airport.
Yoga is one of the most wonderful forms of exercise and complementary to your surf program. Not only will you be experiencing countless benefits of yoga during your wellness retreat, but you can carry on your yoga practice at home and throughout your life. Our yoga classes are suitable for beginners through to advanced and our instructors will adapt classes to suit all abilities.
Although beginners will be learning at a gentle break, it’s important that you feel comfortable in the ocean. All our surfing happens in the ocean, close to shore. For a fulfilling and positive surf experience, we ask that our guests be competent swimmers and in reasonably good physical condition.
No, most Balinese speak English and love speaking it with foreigners. All our staff are fluent in English as are the guides we partner with. Our staff are also able to speak Balinese and can assist if needed when out and about.
Here are some suggestions: several swim suits, sunscreen, running shoes, hat for sun protection, a dress for a night out, sandals, beach towel, yoga clothes, light comfy pajamas, personal toiletries. We provide bath towels, all surf and sporting equipment. Book your surf spa retreat using our secure booking system