Pondok Pitaya - Balian

From AU$783

for 5 nights


Solo Travellers
Surf and Yoga

Intermediate Waves
Family Surf Holidays

Surf Skill

Learning - Advanced

Star Rating


Price Range

AU$157 - AU$182 per night


January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December



Pondok Pitaya impresses from first sight. Overlooking a stunning volcanic black sand beach, Pondok Pitaya is a haven for yoga lovers and surfers seeking a recluse far from the tourist hordes and overcrowded beaches of Bali. Located 90km from Seminyak, Pondok Pitaya offers guests the chance to stay in traditional-style Indonesian lodging, replete with classic Javanese architecture and the best of Balinese hospitality. Sign up for their yoga classes, hit the surf or just kick back and enjoy some down time on the beach.

Quick Facts
    •  Indigenous Javanese homes
    • Yoga classes
    • Surfing opportunities

Pondok Pitaya is the place to stay for anyone who wants to see a side of Indonesia you won’t find in the tourist bars of Bali. This is a place for peace and tranquillity, for seeing the real Bali. It’s a place that’s as much for getting in touch with yourself as it is for experiencing authentic Balinese life. Located 90km from Seminyak, Pondok Pitaya can be found right on the edge of a beautiful volcanic beach, with year-round surf and some of the best sunsets anywhere in Indonesia. Get up early for a sunrise yoga class, before hitting the waves. In the afternoons, you’ll have a pretty tough choice: explore the mountains behind you, or kick back on the beach with a cold one. It’s the hardest choice you’ll make during your stay, with the great staff of Pondok Pitaya treating guests like family, looking after your needs without making you feel like a stranger. Sample their great Indonesian cuisine while staying in an almost-century-old Javanese home. At night, don’t forget to head down to the beach for the mind-blowing star gazing.

Along with surfing and yoga, other available activities include hiking, coffee tours, fishing and other water sports. Accommodation is suitable for everyone from singles to couples and small groups. They also cater for special events.


All of Pondok Pitaya’s accommodation options feature classic Indonesian architecture. Most of the buildings are refurnished indigenous Javanese homes, many of which date back to the 1930s. Options range from small, twin bungalows to sprawling, breezy homes perfect for surf groups who want plenty of space to stretch out. The options are as follows:


Surf House

Pondok Pitaya’s surf homes are designed specifically for surfers who plan on spending a lot of time on the waves. They come in two varieties, Type A and B. The Type A homes are three storey Javanese cottages capable of sleeping up to four surfers. They have large lounges downstairs and cozy loft retreats above. Their full list of features includes:

4 single beds completed with mosquito net.

Safety box

Pedestal fan

Bathroom completed with hot and cold shower

Bath towel


Electric kettle


The Type B is actually a part of the larger surf house, but is separated from Type A by a bulkhead. The room is designed for a single traveler, with everything the lone vagabond needs to get by. The room features:

1 double bed completed with mosquito net.

Safety box


Electric kettle

Bathroom, completed with toilet, hot and cold shower

Bath towel.


The Joglo

This stunning bungalow ups the luxury, with its breezy open floor plan and classic timber construction. Right in front of the surf, the bungalow features a large, covered patio out front; the perfect spot for that afternoon beer. It has two private double rooms, each with an en suite bathroom. The Joglo can sleep a maximum of four people.

The full list of features includes:

2 double beds in private room


Mosquito net

Bathroom completed with hot and cold shower.

Bath towel

In - room safe

electric kettle

Non – smoking room


Happy House

As its name suggests, this place is pretty lively. A larger version of the Joglo, the Happy House can sleep up to eight guests, and comes with a covered balcony with beachside views, along with a large lounge area. The full list of features includes:

2 x King size bed private bedrooms

4 single bed in lounge

Mosquito nets

2 Hot & Cold Water Bathrooms


Bath Towels

In-room Safe

Non-smoking rooms


Bading Kayu

A traditional style Javaese home, the Bading Kayu is perfect for groups of up to five people, and has great views of the beach. It also features:

2 x King size bed

1 x single bed

Hot & Cold Water Bathroom


Bath Towels

In-room Safe

fridge, electric kettle

Non-smoking rooms


River House

Much like the Surf House, the River House is designed for surf or yoga groups looking for a bit of space and privacy. This home is located at the far end of the premises, and has its own private terrace. Other features include:

4 king single size beds

Hot & Cold Water Bathroom

Bath Towels

In-room Safe

Pedestal Fan

electric kettle

Non-smoking rooms


River Suite

Pondok Pitaya’s premier option, the River Suite combines the best of traditional Bali with modern luxury. Constructed with teak and reclaimed boat timber, the two storey suite is designed for couples who want the perfect Balinese escape.

The suite’s facilities include:

1 double bed completed with mosquito net.

Safety Box


Bathroom completed with hot and cold shower.

Bath Towel

Non Smoking Rooms

electric kettle


Surf & Other Activities

With Bali increasingly becoming one of the best destinations in the region for yoga, Pondok Pitaya combines yoga with Indonesia’s beloved surf. Located right on the beach, Pondok Pitaya offers year-round surf, along with opportunities like other watersports. The surrounding area is also known for its high quality coffee, and farm tours are available. Further inland, the mountainous terrain is a hiker’s paradise, with enough trails to keep the avid explorer occupied for months. Along with organizing outings, Pondok Pitaya also offers yoga/surf packages, including all-inclusive options.

The Perfect Wave runs a Surf Center at the resort. We employ a resident  surf guide and yoga instructor, and they run a team of local surf guides and surf instructors.

All Perfect Wave surf guides are certified and have vast local knowledge. They will take you to the spots that best suit your surf level as well as the wind/tide conditions on any given day.
The maximum number of surfers per surf guide or surf instructor is 3. You will not find such a low ratio of surfers per guide anywhere in the world (outside of private lessons, which can also be arranged upon request).
Room type
Travel dates
5 nights River Suite (Air Con) (1 person) Package AU$783 One time fee 01 Jan-01 Jan
5 nights River Suite (Air Con) (2 person) Package AU$908 One time fee 01 Jan-01 Jan
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Inclusions Yoga Retreat :

  •  3 days and 2 nights accommodation at river suite air con for 2 persons.
  • 1 session Balinese Massage for 2 persons.
  • 2 session yoga class ( incl matt and complimentary drink ) for 2 persons.
  • 1 x Welcome Drink for 2 persons
  • 2 x Breakfast for 2 persons.
  • Meal voucher IDR 500.000 for 2 persons.
  • Pick Up & Drop Out Transport. ( destination : kuta, legian,seminyak,ubud,sanur,canggu,airport,jimbaran )

*inclusive 15 % government tax & service charge*

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