Jasmin Braun Germany
Mondo is paradise! It's a beautiful village with very friendly staff, lovely and clean rooms. It's furthermore a perfect place for single travelers because it is so easy to get in touch with new people. Yoga, surfing and martial arts made a lot of fun and the teachers were amazing people. I will definitly come back!
Absolutely loved my time at Mondo!!! My friend and I booked on a whim and were not disappointed. The accommodations were gorgeous, the pool was amazing. I had a surf and yoga package which meant yoga in the morning, breakfast (a yummy smoothie bowl for me) and then we'd head out to surf. The surf instructors/ staff are literally the best part of mondo. They absolutely made the experience what it was. I would highly recommend this package and mondo in generally to anyone I know coming to Bali. Also, the Canggu area has been my favorite location to stay in my trips to Bali. Thank you mondo surf for an unforgettable week!
Rebecca Murray Canada
I've just returned from an amazing week at Mondo and I'd highly recommend this place to anyone! It was my first time in Bali and I was travelling alone. From the moment I arrived, I felt so welcomed by all staff and other guests. The location is beautiful, the program is very well organized, and I was so lucky to meet a group of really incredible people. The morning yoga classes were such a nice way to start the day, and I very much enjoyed both the surfing and Muay Thai lessons. Without doubt, I would rate Mondo a 10 out of 10...and hope to go back again next year :)
I had enjoyed every single second of my stay at Mondo! it's such an amazing place. great place to stay: comfortable and clean rooms, friendly staff, amazing garden , cool swimming pool with a fancy unicorn, nice morning yoga sessions and the best surfing instructors. i'll be back once again pretty soon.
Julia Haking Sweden
My week at Mondo was just wonderful. It was my first time going on vacation alone and I couldn’t have felt more welcome. My initial aim was to only do yoga but then I decided to try surfing as well. Thanks to the great surf instructors, I’m officially hooked on surfing and can’t wait until my next board meeting :D. Moreover, the yoga in the morning was truly refreshing followed by a yummy breakfast. Every new friend is a new adventure.. the start of more memories.
I've had the best week with you guys, everything was just wonderful. I loved waking up with yoga and after a nice breakfast either go surfing or have a Muay Thai training. After four years of kickboxing I enjoyed learning new techniques from Arvid and to do this at your wonderful workout location was just the best. The staff was great, Antonio and Birru really made everything of possible and it shows that the three owners are really dedicated and very kind. Thanks again to all of you!
Joanna Griffin United Kingdom
My time at Mondo couldn't have been better - everything about it was perfect. The camp was gorgeous and such a pleasure to stay in, with clean rooms and the most beautiful paddy fields surrounding it. The food was delicious and the bar/ swimming pool setup was the perfect layout to make it the relaxed sociable place that it is. Starting the day with yoga was so brilliant every morning, and the teacher was great for all levels. The surf was absolutely fantastic, the instructors were all brilliant and very patient! Lovely management and a wonderful place to meet people from all walks of life. Couldn't recommend this place more, thank you for an incredible time.
Stacey Anderson Whistler BC Canada
I had an amazing week at Mondo Surf and Lifestyle Village! First of all, the staff are incredible. So friendly and helpful. The grounds are kept in immaculate condition and the rooms are very nice. The yoga instructor Daniella was super as were the surf instructors. All of the breakfast options looked delicious. I only had the healthy start but it all looked great.
I had never surfed before and didn't think I would even be able to get on the board after one week. With the help and reassurance of the the instructors I was up and riding waves in short order! I can see why people sell everything they own, live in a van and become surfers. It's incredibly addictive!!
I cannot recommend Mondo highly enough. It is a little off the beaten path but it's worth it and you will not be disappointed.
Mia Hengy Norway
My stay at Mondo was the best! Thumbs up! Lovely staff, great food, great yoga AND I learned how to surf. I will absolutely highly recommend to everyone. This was also for me, since I traveled solo, a great way to meet new Friends and meet people. And i will absolutely be back. :-)
Louise Best Australia
Great yoga classes, Awesome surf lessons with great teachers and a beautiful resort in a beautiful location and an awesome atmosphere. I had a fantastic week and met some lovely people through Mondo. Highly recommend!
First of all the team at Mondo were very responsive and flexible with clarifying all my questions and doubts as this was my first trip to Bali. Things were organized as requested. As I arrived there, the place had the same aura as I expected from the pictures shown. The people were warm and welcoming. Antonia (The Manager) was very helpful in giving me a mini tour of the place before I settled in my room. Good mix of activity options are available on request and gives you the flexibility to choose whatever you feel like doing that day. From surfing, yoga, kickboxing to day trips and barbecues. You have everything to make your vacation fun filled. I met some really nice people at Mondo during my stay there and made new friends. It was like a small family. I would definitely recommend Mondo Surf & Lifestyle Village to anyone who is planning a trip to Bali. There is so much to explore and this is a perfect place to start with.
Thanks to Mondo and team.
Asif Malik Canada
The package was listed as a "Surf and Yoga retreat", but upon arrival I learned "my package" was only a yoga retreat with "local surf tips" (iow. 6 days of instruction). They updated the website package the next day to show this which is great for future bookers, but unfortunately not me. I was asked for 200 extra euros for 5 surf lessons if I wished to upgrade my package upon arrival.
Misunderstandings happen sometimes which still isn't great, but what was inexcusable was the ensuing 45 minute argument from Quico and subsequent 30 minute angry, drunken and explicitive filled lecture from the owner. I admit in a moment of frustration I did reach out to what turned out to be their sister surf school with a remark about how this was a scam (my mistake)
However, it was borderline frightening as a solo backpacker to be pulled from my room right before sleep to see the threatening way the owner with beer-in-hand raised his voice to me until he was satisfied he won the argument.
It's too bad because the place is indeed quite beautiful and I'm sure when they are not so temperamental they might be nice guys, but would I recommend a friend or a female solo traveller to stay there? Control your anger and drinking around guests boys! Even if you claim they are trying to get "free" surf lessons from you (?!?!?).
Response of Mondo Surf & Lifestyle Village
We truly regret that there was a misunderstanding between the package inclusions stated on the BookYogaRetreats website and your interpretation and/or expectation. After our attempt to clarify the misunderstanding, we did try to find you a solution to make you happy and unfortunately, for the reasons you know, this was not achieved.
If you read all our reviews we are proud to have a standard 10/10 with constant references to our accommodating and professional culture especially from the manager and the owners. We don't take it personal on the serious and false accusations you're directing to one of the owners.
Once again, we regret the misunderstanding and we have also confirmed with Book Yoga Retreats that the inclusions sent were clear and that this was an unfortunate situation.
Mondo's Management Team
Megan Clark South Africa
I loved staying at Mondo, the surf lessons were great value for money as it was at least 4 hours of surfing per lesson.
The photography class with Arvid was an absolute treat and I would recommend this package!
There was great variety with yoga as there were three instructors that would rotate.
It is pretty amazing there! And also a lot cheaper than MOST of the other retreats..a lot more value for money
Thank you Quico, Arvid and all the staff for making my stay wonderful!
My time at Mondo was fantastic! It was a perfect mix of being taken cared of and feeling right at home. From just a couple of JuiJitsu sessions and photography, I learned more than I could have ever expected. The agenda was always created according to whatever was best for my interests and with generous time allotment. I have all the room to grow and improve. Mondo was the perfect place to get a confident foundation to do all the things I've always wanted to do - surf, yoga, scooter, capture the moment, and MMA. Next time around maybe, I'll try the detox too!
Anna Demming Singapore
Mein Aufenthalt im Mondo Surf & Lifestyle Village fing mit einem kleinen Schock an, als ich erfuhr, dass ich die kommende Woche zusammen mit einem mir unbekannten Herrn verbringen würde. Glücklicherweise hatte ich einen sehr sympathischen Zimmergenossen, der sehr rücksichtsvoll war und mir wenn nötig die erwünschte Privatsphäre einräumte. Ansonsten hat mir mein Aufenthalt sehr gut gefallen, was vor allem an den freundlichen Leuten, sei es Surf-Instruktor, Yogalehrerin, Besitzer oder Angestellten des Village lag. Man fühlte sich insgesamt sehr gut aufgehoben, das Frühstück war vielseitig (man konnte täglich zwischen verschiedenen Gerichten wählen) und lecker, die Zimmer sauber und die Anlage wunderschön und vor allem ruhig, ein wenig weg vom Schuss gelegen. Ich hatte das Surf & Fotographie Paket gebucht, was mir die nötige Abwechslung zwischen Action und ein wenig Entspannung ermöglichte. Besonders gefallen hat mir der Fotographie-Kurs! Ich hatte 3 privat Stunden bei einem der Besitzer des Village, der mich nicht nur durch sein professionelles know-how bereichert hat, sondern auch persönlich sehr inspiriert hat! Der Yoga-Kurs war nach meinem Geschmack etwas früh, jeden Tag um 7.30am, ergänzte sich aber als guter Ausgleich zu den Surfstunden. Die Surfinstruktor-Crew war nicht nur amüsant unterhaltsam, sondern hat sich auch intensiv um einen im Wasser gekümmert. Einziges Manko war, dass eine Theoriestunde erst am Donnerstag gegen Ende meines Aufenthaltes erfolgte, welche am Anfang doch recht hilfreich gewesen wäre.
Im Großen und Ganzen würde ich 9 von 10 Punkten geben und das Village auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen!
I spent two weeks at Mondo and can only praise Antonio and his team. The place is not only beautiful but he and his staff are super friendly and very accommodating. My room was very comfortable and always clean. Every meal was freshly prepared and the menu caters to a variety of tastes. The Yoga sessions vary from day to day, so that getting up early in the morning was never boring. The surf lessons can take up the whole day. As the surf instructors are always looking for the best conditions for the group, I got to visit a lot of beautiful beaches in the area. I highly recommend having a massage. The massage area is situated in the middle of the garden and listening to the nearby stream and the sound of nature during the massage is just heavenly.
From start to finish everything was wonderful. We were greeted by very friendly staff and a tour of the property. The rooms are spacious, very clean and the room decor was beautiful. They left some nice fruit in our room and decorated our bed for our honeymoon, it was a very sweet gesture. They have a great pool, sun beds and self service bar. I also booked an hour long massage on-site down by the river. It was one of the best massages I've had in Bali.
My husband and I booked the Surf and Sun and Surf Fight package for a week at Mondo. Everything was very well organized. The instructors for yoga, martial arts and photography are all very knowledgable and gave great one on one attention. The surf instructors were a lot of fun, had a ton of energy and really cared about getting everyone up on waves and surfing. When my husband was out surfing, I got to relax by the pool and have a delicious lunch. The breakfast was really delicious too! Especially the Healthy Start Smoothie bowls.
Overall we had a great experience, met some really cool people (including everyone who worked there) and enjoyed our days in Canggu. If we make it back to Bali soon, we will be back.
I loved every bit of my Mondo experience! The accommodation was beautiful, located in a tropical paradise with awesome facilities - huge pool and heaps of chill out space! It was such a relaxing environment and it was so clean, so nice as cleanliness was not something I'd come to expect in Indonesia!
I had surfed a few times before but nothing like the waves in Canggu so it was very reassuring to have the instructors helping us - they were awesome! It was my first time trying Yoga and I was a bit apprehensive but the vibe was amazing and got into it so quickly - I had such a fun time with everyone there!!
I couldn't recommend the Surf and Yoga package any more - it was such an amazing experience and I met so many awesome people! A big shout out as well to the incredibly friendly staff, especially Antonio - you're an absolute legend! I'll see you guys again one day!
Stayed at Mondo with my friend and we did the surf and sun package for a week. Had an amazing time met lots of new people and learned how to surf and do Yoga. The surf instructors are great fun and very patient and the yoga instructor is fab. I enjoyed every minute of it. The staff are super friendly and the place is really clean. Food is YUM! Would highly recommend if you are seeking an active holiday.
If you want to meet lots of nice people, have lots of fun doing all the different activities, being taken care of, this is the place to be! The amazing team will take such good care of you that you will regret not having booked for longer than 1week :-) Thumbs up Mondo, keep going like that!
Although we didn't stay long, we had such a good time here. We slept in a beautiful big bungalow in the middle of green nature and next to the beautiful pool. The staff was very friendly. The yoga was a perfect way to get up in the morning. The surf lessons were great, the teacher were very professional and so friendly. I can highly recommend this place to everybody!
I spent 8 days in the resort! Every morning you can join the yoga class at 7.30 and at 10 am we left to the surfing class. It was a great experience! The resort is beautiful and calm. You will meet a lot of nice and interesting people. The age is very mixed, what I really enjoyed!
CBianca88 United States
I don't know where to start. The manager Antonio was a gem! I made so many friends and they were all doing different packages but everyone got along so well. Surf and Yoga, Detox Healthy, martial arts and surf, you can even do surf and learn photography. This spot is very special. I have two friends booking for the healthy package and one for photography soon. Thank you Mondo for a great holiday. You will be full forever!!!
Beautiful setting with incredibly friendly staff. The yoga in the morning was so relaxing followed by a no fuss but healthy and delicious breakfast before heading off to the surf with fantastic surf instructors. The instructors taught you the basics if you were new to the sport and they trained to you to become good, confident surfers, not just one time surfers. Don't expect them to clap you for standing up for 3 seconds with a dramatic fall at the end, expect them to tell you well done but this is what you can do better to prolong and improve your surf. The accommodation was comfortable, clean and quiet. Don't expect too many party animals here, you're away from the hustle and bustle surrounded by paddy fields. I couldn't recommend this place more.
jeLLiBaBe South Africa
This place is a little gem. Simply put no frills no fuss just great packages. It attracts great people from Nicci the amazing yogi to Codi the no nonsense surf instructor. Yes it's not the Hilton, but if your complaining your too old, unfit and fuddy duddy to appreciate what this place offers.
It's nearby great beaches such as Old Man and Echo beach. You'll need to scoot there 7-12 minutes, safely. More suitable for experienced surfers. Codi's team will decide which beaches are the safest and least crowded to enjoy your surf. Boards and transfer they will arrange. Hence it might not be nearby.
The Sunday tour is a must do to explore nearby tourist delights. Luckily only one day of cringing snappies and tourist queue's.
The property is beautiful. Very traditional Balinese. The rooms have aircon, beautifully decorated, breakfasts are modest (buffet pigs will be disappointed) but perfectly designed for an active holiday with fresh foods daily. Antonio is a great host. The vibe is laid back trusting that your an adult who hows how to have a great time. The staff are honest and hard working. Expect a sincere smile dashing off to tend to work.
It's an active holiday, they give you the scooters, the local recommendations, great yogi, great surf school, great box instructors, master photographers... What's not to like.
I don't think I can say enough amazing things about Mondo and it's staff. If you have a short amount of time in Bali or you're just starting a longer stay, spending time at Mondo the best decision you can make. The accommodations are beautifully set in the middle of the rice fields. The daily morning yoga classes are a perfect way to start your day before the delicious breakfast - all outside. And the daily surf trips are a fun way to spend the day - checking out different beach breaks around the island and spending time with the locals. The staff host BBQs and trips to other parts of the island. And if there's something you want to know more about or see, just ask - someone will know someone who can help you.
I really wish I could live there forever. Thank you to everyone at Mondo!
cidalian2015 United Kingdom
We had an amazing time at Mondo, the place is amazing and all the staff, managers and owners received us has part of their own families. We stayed for 17 nights and we would stay more if we could.
The Yoga and surf teachers were awesome, the breakfast options are very healthy and delicious and the lunch and dinner options are also very yummy (I miss already the Capcay).
There's bikes available to ride what makes it very easy to get to the closest beaches.
The internet is very speedy. The swimming pool is fabulous and the scenario is breathtaking.
Hope to go back again soon.
Mondo was incredible. By far, my favourite part of my 1 month Bali adventure. The staff were awesome, always asking about your day and making sure your happy at all times. The resort itself is super homey and chill while being surrounded by the most craziest landscapes of rice fields (puts Ubud to shame). From yoga to surf, everything was five stars. Great teachers, very accommodative.
I stayed in dorm room and it was so pleasant. Strong air con, speedy wifi, daily cleaning services. Also,breakfast was delicious and healthy! Hope to be back soon, miss it already.
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A little green paradise in Bali and so much more than just a room! On top of clean and cozy bungalows, there is a large pool. What makes it really unique is its beautiful architecture and a huge, well-maintained garden with lovely flowers as well as the friendly and fun staff. All in all, it has an amazing atmosphere. It is probably hard to find something alike. We had a great time!
eighthsamurai United Kingdom
This might be one of the best places I've ever stayed. Very chilled, amazing quiet surroundings, helpful staff, clean and friendly. It felt like home for a week or so, which is a tough ask. The surf lessons were great - it was my first time and I was doing well by day 4. The yoga, which I wasn't even interested in before I got there, was incredible. The teacher, Carl, had mad skills. I met some amazing people while staying there. Antonio, the manager, is a dude and very hard working. The only reason I wouldn't recommend Mondo is so it's not fully booked out the next time I want to stay there.
Such a wonderful week at Mondo Resort. Peaceful place, beautiful nature, great people.
Very comfortable bungalow, healthy food, the best massage.
The staff is very kind and try to fulfill all our desires.
Beaches around are nice for surfing and the resort has yoga classes and other like jiu-jitsu.
Luxurious vegetation, good yoga and surf teachers made our stay in Mondo Resort unforgettable. Our days were well filled with yoga in the morning and surf after. The bar next to the pool is also very welcoming and a nice way to get to know the other guests.
I consider myself a seasoned traveler, and throughout the year I've learned to treasure the value of good hosts, and damn...what amazing host did I find at Mondo. Always helpful and willing to let us in to the "locals only" Bali secrets.
Eco beach is just down the road and the evenings by the pool with a cocktail were just amazing.
Had the opportunity to pick-up on my surfing which was pretty rusted with the help of their instructors and even brought home a nice pic to remember how it feels to get shacked.
My girlfriend, who's into martial arts was able to work on her jiu jitsu with some of the island's best.
Thanks Mondo, we'll see each other soon.
Lucas Brown California, USA
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Best place I stayed in Bali. Friendly and warm staff. Close to amazing restaurants and beautiful beaches. Loved my stay and would recommend it to anyone staying near Canggu.
This place is just amazing! Best trip of my life. Surf, yoga everything in one place! This place have a big pool, and separate house. Super clean and staff amazing. If possible I give 10 stars to this place. Soon Im back.
Maite Caparros Spain
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Very fairly priced option in Bali. The rooms are big, clean and with a really good taste in decoration. Very good garden and pool where you can drink fresh coconut and drinks. This place has surpassed my expectations. You cannot miss take a shower in the open plan bathroom!
Anna Marteau Germany
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Amazing place with lovely stuff. We stayed 4 nights and everything was nice. Good breakfast, beautiful rooms with stylish furniture and a nice pool in the green.
Joao Figueiredo Portugal
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I have stayed at Mondo and everything was perfect. The house, the room, the staff. Congratulations for bringing up a project that will make the difference, for sure. See you all next year.
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