The Perfect Surf & Yoga Retreat in Canggu, Bali

As you may already know, we are absolutely in love with Bali and definitely felt the powerful healing energy of this Paradise island so when we came back home after our first visit last year, we decided to book the tickets for our second visit immediately! This colorful, blissful island is unlike anywhere else we’ve been in the world. There is something so special about it! How could we resist?

The people are so kind, loving and always so helpful, the weather is so warm, the sun always shining bright and the love is everywhere! All that unique Balinese vibe has stolen our hearts.

We had an idea that we would love to come back to Canggu first, as this small beautiful still not so touristic village is the perfect place to surf, go to the beach and relax, watch breathtaking sunsets, explore all those fabulous cafes and restaurants this village has to offer, eat very delicious and healthy fresh food, stay at your villa to enjoy the pool, chill and just rest. So we started our research in internet for the best hotels and villas in Canggu and we found a very special one!

We’d heard about this unique eco-conscious, tropical lifestyle retreat that is The Chillhouse Surf & Yoga Retreat in Canggu and agreed that it is exactly our kind of place that will take us to the next level of experiencing the tropical lifestyle retreat that offers stylish accommodation and delicious organic meals, along with yoga sessions, surfing, body and soul treatments, and a wide range of cultural and healing activities. The retreat is surrounded by green rice fields and beautiful beaches that stretch for miles. It is the perfect spot to unwindand appreciate the natural beauty of the area. With all this uniqueness, this place is second to none.

Here’s our experience staying at The Chillhouse Surf & Yoga Retreat in Canggu!


That unique place offers a stylish tropical accommodation for all types of travellers! You can meet so many down-to-earth people there who are looking to chill out and enjoy the best of Bali.

They are few different luxury types of accommodation including the following room types: 1 Three Floor Deluxe Loft, 11 Deluxe Rooms with twin beds and 6 Standard rooms with single beds. They are also 2 houses available: The Commune – 3 bedrooms, kitchen and pool – perfect for families and the Yoga House – 5 with bedrooms that is perfect for retreats.


Few steps from your front door is the bright and breezy yoga shala, perfectly placed near the sundeck and swimming pool.

The guests of TheChillhouse receive complimentary cards to visit 2 yoga classes everyday. There are a variety of classes for all levels ranging from Yin Yoga, Vinyasa, Hatha Flow and Kundalini and guided meditation is offered once a week. Sounds perfect, right?

You know how much we love yoga and this place was the best option for us, as we never missed our daily practice and we even did it twice a day! You know how hard can be sometimes when you travel to do your daily practice, so this place is perfect for you if you are that kind of person!

By the way, we also had the chance to shoot a yoga video which is perfect for surfers at this lovely yoga studio and you can check it out here:

You like my yoga outfit? It’s from my WBL Activewear Collection. You can check it here:


The Chillhouse is known to work with the best certified surf instructors in Bali. This was definitely a game changer for Zhivko, as he is so into surfing already, he even wanted to take his surfboard on that plane and try it with the Bali waves, but later he changed his mind as we were going to move to many places and it would have been super hard to to it with that board with us.

From this retreat place it takes you only five minutes by car or bike to reach a variety of different waves suitable for all levels and all spots in their vicinity have most suitable conditions for all surf levels. This means inside mostly sand bottom shallow enough to stand, no rocks to get hurt, waves small enough not to get scared, and white water strong enough to get you going. So the conditions are just perfect for you if you are beginner or never tried surfing before. The ISA(International Surfing Association) certified surf instructors teach you the right technique from day one and correcting you in and out of the water. Yes, that’s right! This is your place!

Outside on the fringing reefs are the famous heavy punchy Canggu barrels are reserved for those who really rip. Echo Beach, Brawa, Batu Bolong, Old Mens’, Pererenan, and the Canggu Left and Right are all within 10 mins with the motorbike from The Chillhouse. These breaks are so diverse, and surfers of all levels will be stoked.

Food & Drink

We totally felt in love with the food that the stunning poolside eatery, Cassava has to offer. They serve only delicious, organic wholesome food. Each dish is internationally influenced, plant based and gluten free which made us so happy! You know how important for us the wholesome food is, so we definitely appreciated the rich choice of delicious goodness there. The most important thing is that all ngredients are locally sourced to support the community, agriculture and farmers in Bali. And to make things even better they converted the rooftop into a permaculture garden, growing fresh herbs and produce. So yeah, definitely number one restaurant recommendation for Canggu!

Activities Around Canggu

Unlike chaotic Kuta, Canggu is an area known for its relaxed vibe. While it is slowly becoming one of the most popular hangouts in Bali, it still holds its charm.

Canggu is also home to a thriving community of expats and surfers who want a home away from the concrete jungle of Seminyak. It is the perfect place for all the down-to-earth people, searching for a lifestyle retreat, yoga retreat, meditation or surf activities.

And The Chillhouse is the complete relaxation package, promising tropical charm and good vibes while enjoying Balinese hospitality!

Special thanks to The Chillhouse Surf & Yoga Retreat Canggu for hosting us during this stay. As always, all opinions expressed are entirely our own and we only ever recommend brands and places that we personally love and believe our community would love too!

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  1. December 27, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    Wow, thanks so much for the amazing review! All your phots are stunning too!

    • annastoykova
      January 3, 2019 / 10:19 am

      Aww, you’re welcome! I am so happy that you liked the review! Our stay at your place was unforgettable and I can’t wait to come back someday!
      Have an awsome New Year!

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