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Matra Bali Surf Camp

Family-run surf camp in the heart of Canggu focusing on surf-crafting and yoga. Come and enjoy true Balinese surf experience of a lifetime.

Welcome to Matra Bali Surf Camp, family-run business set in the heart of Canggu only a few minutes' distance from surf breaks such as Brawa Beach, Batu Bolong Beach, Old Man's or the world famous Echo Beach.

Enjoy the luxurious accommodation offering spacious bedrooms with queen-sized beds, hot shower, air-conditioning, high-speed wi-fi connection, flat-screen TV and a safety box. Take a dip in the pool or just chill in the bean bag with a cold one.

You can find a cafe on premises, overlooking Bali's beautiful, bright green rice fields and serving delicious nutritious food, both western and local. Breakfast will be ready for you every day after you finish your surf lessons.

Daily surf-lessons and surf clinic classes are held by a very experienced team. We offer three different types of lessons depending on your level of experience and also a very unique "EXPLORER" programme, taking you to the best breaks around the island or even further. If you prefer a one on one lesson or you have a child keen to learn, we can always provide enough professional tuition and attention.

For your days off surfing we can also arrange trips around the island for you, freediving course, snorkelling trips, fishing trips, culinary classes or anything else you fancy.

Come and check out Matra Bali Surf Camp!


  1. Surfing and surf workout sessions
  2. Beach knowledge and safety sessions
  3. Traditional Balinese Yoga and Meditation
  4. Healty locally sourced food
  5. Motorbike / pushbike / car rental
  6. Visa extensions
  7. Culture and religion learning trips around Bali
  8. Surf, SUP, freediving or fishing boat trips
  9. Tickets to and from Lembongan and Gili Islands
  10. Surfboard rental

Kind words from customers

I've stayed at Matra Bali Surf Camp over the course of a month in Bali, with a small hiatus to go to Lombok. The rooms are big, and more important very clean. They have a nice pool that really helps fight the heat on those days there is little to surf, and loads of sunlight. facilities like a fully equipped kitchen and water are provided and the WiFi is good. the staff is very helpful in arranging all kinds of stuff (they even helped me retrieve my bank-card that was swallowed by the ATM) and arrange transfers from and to the airport.

- Bas

I really enjoyed my stay at Matra Bali Surf Camp. The accommodation is clean with very comfy beds and in a beautiful setting with views over the rice fields. The staff working there are all really friendly and happy to help out with any questions that you may have during your stay, they organised a rental scooter for me to use to get around and recommended the best places to visit in the area. If you are looking for a laid back place to relax in between surfing and yoga then look no further!

- Gemma

Had a great time here with my boyfriend and friends! Waking up and jumping in a pool with a view on the rice fields, really nice beds with clean white sheets, friendly staff that makes you feel at home. The guesthouse is situated in a nice neighborhood where some friendly Balinese families live. You can take trips from here to anywhere very easily. We visited Ubud, Uluwatu, dinner in Jimbaran, shopping in Seminyak. From the airport it is a 30 minute ride (if its not extremely busy), you can ask them to pick you up if you don't want to bargain with all the drivers at the airport. Staying here is way better than in the western fancy (expensive) hotels, but offers you the same comfort. The rooms are very comfortable with airco, fridge, tv with dvdplayer and a big bathroom with a rainshower.

- Didi

Staying in Matra is always a pleasure. The surfcamp was open for a week when we stayed there and it was lovely! The rooms are very clean, have a fridge, ac, hot water shower and dvd/flatscreen so there is no lack of comfort in the rooms. The atmosphere is very nice and the view on the ricefields is beautifull. The swimming pool is perfectly sized and a nice temperature. The beanbags next to the pool are a good place to chill. There is a fully equiped kitchen with larger fridge, free drinking water, coffee and tea. You can also cook food here if you wish.

The location is close to Batu Bolong, Berawa and Echo/Pererenan (10min drive). There is a supermarket(coco mart) 3 mins away which is open 24hrs for your midnight cravings or need for soda's/ice cream. Bintang is available at the surfcamp, just ask the staff.

The staff is very helpfull and very nice.

I really enjoyed my stay and will come bacl for sure!

- Boas

I really enjoyed my stay at the Matra. Staff is amazing, they make you feel like you're at home, always there to help you if you have any questions. The rooms look new and very clean and the view from the 3rd floor is breath taking. Ive only stayed there for a couple of days but this is totally a good place to stay a couple of weeks !!! Nothing bad to say about it, it was perfect !!!

- Daphnee stayed in July 2014

This beautiful place with a magnificent view of the rice paddies is hard to leave behind. The management and all the people working for and with Matra Bali make you feel welcome and relaxed. Tip your toes in the pool and drink a cold beer at the end of a perfect day with surfing, amazing food and stunning sunsets.
This place is what makes you fall in love with Bali.

Terima kasih!

- Fleur Kruithof July 2014

Staying at the Matra Surf Camp is very relaxing, who wouldn't want to come home to a swimming pool and rooms with a sunset over the rice paddies. The rooms are very spacious, with a very comfy bed, and the best crew. The Surf Camp is located within a nice neighbourhood, close to shops and restaurants, and a local food market. This time we ended up staying there twice, and I will definately go there next time I'm in Bali.

- Marloes July 2014

After having traveled around Bali for four months I have to say Matra Bali Surf Camp is truly the best. Owned by a local Balinese family and nestled in amongst the rice paddies there is a really special vibe around this place. Rooms are big, bright, tastefully decorated and cleaned daily. I always say, the little things are the big things in the end: they provide four pillows, bed side lamps, a shower that always has hot water and just the right amount of pressure. The view from my bed was terraced rice paddies and there wasn't any noisy traffic nearby to disturb the peaceful setting. There is a communal kitchen that's fully stocked with a French press and everything you could ever need should you get the urge to cook. Since there are also good size fridges in every room it was nice to keep some muesli and fruit on hand so I didn't have to go out for breakie every morning. I think the photos speak for themselves on this place but what can't be shown in photos is the way this place makes you feel: at home, comfortable, clean and at peace. Highly recommend.

- Kate September 2014

Petra made my stay very easy, as she came to collect me and took me to the hotel. The Surf stay itself is brand new with beautiful views over the rice paddy and the beds were clean and especially comfortable, I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to my friends. Thank you.

- Aislin August 2014

It is a really beautiful and quiet place in an absolutely non-touristy neighborhood. The perfect place to relax! Amazing view over the rice paddies and nice rooms, especially the rain shower we enjoyed! You'll need a scooter to get around but you can rent one on the spot. It's not far away from the main road where you can find everything you need. Petra organized our surf lessons with Daniel who did a great job. She was also very helpful with everything else! We really enjoyed our stay there and would definitely come back!

- Birte July 2014

This is an amazing place to stay. Truly has a different vibe since you wake up surrounded by rice fields. Very peaceful and the best part it, the staff are very accommodating. Manager, Petra was very kind enough to patiently provide instructions as to how to reach the place as it was already very late in the evening when I arrived. The following day, the management also took care of the necessary arrangements for 2 scooters so my friend and I can explore the surf spots. The establishment is very clean and the staff are very respectful and accommodating. Arrangements were also made on the transfers and everything was done with no delay.

- De Mo August 2014

We have spent our last 3 days at Matra Bali Surf Camp in Canggu and it was the perfect choice! Because we were amazed how beautiful and stylish the rooms were for this small price! Petra was very helpful, always smiling and arranged everything we needed. (motor bikes, the laundry services, she borrowed us her helmed, gave us tipps where to go etc.) the whole staff was very nice and the rooms were very clean. it's only 10 minutes from echo beach. please have a cheesecake at coffe beatlenut. It's soooo delicious! :)

- Coco August 2014

The place is a little paradise in the rise fields. Everything you need is taken care of. From scooters to get around to taxi rides. Good place to get away from busy streets.

- Daniel September 2014

"We stayed at Matra as a couple, and since we got there we felt a different vibe from the other places we've been! It's really close to the three main surf spots (takes a couple minutes) and they can provide surf lessons too if you want! But even for the ones that don't surf, it has a breath taking view over the rice fields, the rooms are always super clean. The staff is super nice and always try to be helpful! There you have a nice swimming pool too if you just want to chill. We can only be thankful for everything they did, including the other guests. We can't wait to be back! Thanks again for everything Petra, Ani, Yogi, and even the security (i don't know his name) for being so nice to us!"

- Gastao and Mel October 2014

Matra Bali guesthouse is definitely one of my favourite places to stay in Bali! All the staff is really helpfull and the facilities are great! If you need a good stay in Bali for an affortable price? i'll recommend this place! You'll love it for sure!

- Jorn July 2014

We spent almost one week in Matra in Canggu! Wonderful location and nice and clean rooms! Also the staff was very kind! We highly recommend it!

- Alessandra August 2014