Medewi is a hidden hot spot. The town is an international hub of surfing buried in an underdeveloped, little visited area of Bali. Medewi gives the best idea of ‘Old Bali’ before mass tourism of all the Bali Surf Camps. Fishermen also find their paradise here, and here both activities exist peacefully away from the hustle-and-bustle of tourists.
Both left and right hand waves are produced at Medewi, making it a gem for those who prefer quieter trips when surfing. In fact, the area is home to the longest left-hand wave in Bali!
Waves at Medewi also break over a reef, but it more appropriate for beginners than Keramas or Uluwatu being a smoother surface. Beginners and experts alike should check out our favourite Medewi Surf Camps below:
|Number of surf spots||3|
|Water Temperature||April-October: 25 to 28°C (77 to 82°F)
November-March: 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F)
|Swell||Narrow swell window being in the shadow of the Bukit Peninsula. Still can receive more powerful, longer period swells from the southwest that wrap around the peninsula.|
|Nearest Airports||Banyuwangi Airport is just 52.9 km away, and Ngurah Rai International Airport is
53.6 km away (2.5 hour drive).
Medewi Secret SurfCamp
Medewi Beach is only a 10 minute stroll from this surf camp, where a sunlit garden and terrace awaits surfers after a day on the waves. Guests can fully immerse themselves in Bali traditions and culture. Rambut Siwi Temple is under 5km away, a traditional Balinese place of worship that maintains the atmosphere more touristic areas such as Kuta lack.
Secret SurfCamp has many facilities to create a comfortable, relaxed and healthy atmosphere in the hotel. Many of which are unusual for a property so remote. Massages are available, as are personal trainers. Free and secure parking is provided for guests who drive from the airport, as is a shuttle service for those who don’t. Laundry and a TV lounge are further extras enjoyed by guests at Secret SurfCamp.
Accommodation here is most suited to pairs. Budget, standard and deluxe double/twin rooms are available for booking. Free wifi, and daily maid service are just some of the amenities included in the upfront room cost.
Medewi Hady SurfCamp
Natural beauty is what brings surfers to this property. Just 2km from the hostel is Medewi Point, a stunning viewpoint that overlooks the sparkling sea. Traditional temples, buildings and food are in arms length of Medewi Surf Camps. This helps visitors combine a desire to surf with the ability to truly engage in Balinese culture .
Car and bike rental can be sorted from reception, helping guests remain connected to the town and it’s attractions. Airport shuttles, laundry and full body massages are other services that Hady SurfCamp provides it’s guests, ensuring they have a smooth, hassle-free visit.
Villas with two bedrooms can be booked, with one containing a double bed and the other a single. Budget and Standard twin rooms can also be booked. For slightly more a larger twin room with a sofa can be booked. Each room has free wifi, air conditioning and a sun terrace to soak up the rays before the day ends, these overlook the garden. Guests can also expect a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a bath or shower.
Medewi Beach House
This property caters for perfect surfer’s day. A à la carte, American or Asian breakfast can be enjoyed daily, with panoramic views over the ocean. There is then an easy access path to the beach from the seafront property, and a sun terrace for guests to retire to and watch the evening sunset from. The world-class surfing beach is so close you can hear the peaceful sound of waves crashing from each room.
The hostel offers unique activities other Medewi Surf Camps lack. For example, on site water sport facilities, as well as canoeing, fishing, hiking and bike rental. Whatever you choose to do, you can be confident that staff will do all they can to make your stay unforgettable.
Single bedrooms can be booked for those travelling solo, for which Medewi Beach House is rated 8.6/10 as a destination. Budget and Deluxe rooms are available, one with a standard double and the other with an extra-large double bed. Guests also have the option to hire rooms with a sea view.
Sea Medewi Resort
Those looking for a luxury surf getaway will find all they’re looking for at Sea Medewi Resort. Yoga classes, massages, spa facilities and packages are all at hand; and cooking classes, tours and water sports available add an extra dimension to any surfing trip.
Breakfast is available every morning, and includes continental, buffet and Asian options. After a hearty breakfast, guests can head to the beach – just a minutes walk away, and enjoy the incredible waves that Medewi has to offer.
This resort occupies a tremendous area, and gives guests a modern, open layout with multiple areas to spend their time. This could be in the yoga pavillion, the satellite TV lounge or panoramic restaurant, to name but a few.
Whatever the chosen room, it can be opted for in a sea, garden or pool view, depending on individual preference. Twin, Double, Queen and King rooms are available for booking. Guests can expect free wifi and daily maid services.
Medewi Bay Retreat
A more peaceful place can not be found amongst Medewi Surf Camps. Surrounding the property are rolling hills, cloud-touching mountains, and working coconut plantations. Guests can lose themselves in Bali’s natural beauty, and make the most of Mother Natures natural conditions through the surfing and wind-surfing available on Pekutatan Beach – just 10 minutes walk away.
Medewi Bay Retreat is an hour’s drive from West Bali National Park, where guests can spectate the rich wildlife and see truly rural Indonesia. Staff at the hotel will assist in helping you hire a car, or partake in other sightseeing opportunities. If you’re a surfer who loves inland as well as coastal environments, this is the right Medewi Surf Camp for you.
Two and three bedroom villas can be booked, these sleep four and six respectively on double beds. A variety of studios are also available in standard, deluxe or with a pool view. These contain a large double and a sofa bed each. Each studio or villa offers a private balcony/terrace with garden views, as well as a living room and dining area. Kitchenware, a minibar and tea/coffee-making facilities are provided in the kitchenette.