Kis is the in-house cook of Pelan Pelan Bali. During your retreat, he will be teaching you how to prepare delicious Indonesian dishes.
I highly recommend Pelan Pelan. I had a fantastic time there. I spend 5 days in Pelan Pelan, but I could have stayed 10 days.
On the agenda: surf every morning (2 hour sessions, with an awesome teacher for 2 people), yoga class every afternoon (except during week-ends), 3 massages per week.
The place is really nice and quiet, in the middle of the rice fields.
Emma the owner and all the staff are so nice.
And the people I met there (I was traveling by myself) were very nice and fun.
If it's what you are looking for, go for it!
Marcela Supnet California
My husband and I enjoyed 8 days at Pelan Pelan Bali over the holiday season. Emma, the owner, personally arranged our stay, advised me what to pack, & helped me plan a tentative schedule. What my husband and I received from the lovely & hospitable staff far exceeded any expectations we had. Linha, the boss when Emma is away, made it so that we did not worry about anything. Chef Eny hooks up a delicious breakfast every morning. She & Chef Kis made our cooking classes fun. The food & juices are a whole other by themselves. From the moment Wayan picked us up from the airport there were no hassles or worries. Beautiful place with a staff that provides genuine quality to their guests. 10 rating isn't enough to grade our holiday at Emma's place. We returned home from PPB leaving baggage behind. All the heavy and bad energy we carried around was expelled through meditation, yoga and massages.
Sadi Steffl United States
Staying at Pelan Pelan was a dream come true. This was my first time traveling alone, Emma and her staff were so accommodating and by the end of the journey I felt like I was home.
Everything from surfing, massages and facials were five stars. Meeting other other people in the retreat was also live changing as many of them I will keep in contact for years to come.
Outside of the retreat I wish there were more people like Emma in the world, she has such a positive impact in her community and genuinely cares. I really hope one day to create an impact like hers.
Many thanks and would highly recommend.
Trudi Marriner United Kingdom
I had a fantastic time at Pelan Pelan. I booked the surf and yoga package for 7 days which includes 3 massages, a meditation session and a trip. I stayed there on my own in a shared room.
Pelan Pelan has moved to a new location surrounded by the rice fields. it was still easy to get to Canggu by taxi. There are take away options that deliver in the evenings if you want to stay in.
The surf lessons were great fun, the instructors were really good and as a beginner as I was very pleased how I got on.
Pelan Pelan has a lovely atmosphere and both the staff and people staying are so friendly. The breakfasts and lunches are really tasty Indonesian food.
The bedrooms are in 3 buildings and are beautiful, with many of the showers half outside. The pool and dining/ chilling area are also lovely.
The yoga is in an outside Pavillion down some steps, we had different yoga teachers for the 3 sessions and they were also excellent.
10/10 for service, atmosphere, surfing, yoga and food.
If you want a surf and yoga package I would really recommend Pelan Pelan.
I had a lovely time at Pelan Pelan Bali. There were a nice variety of activities and it was excellent value for money. There were only a few things I would change, I think the surf lessons should start off more slowly for beginners, I have surfed for many years (though not well or confidentially) and found the surf too big for me let alone a beginner. I also thought there should be fruit juice available after yoga but the yoga classes ended after the person that makes the juices had finished work. The yoga and mediation were good, the massages great, the food was delicious, the people friendly and the value for money unbeatable.
The hospitality of Emma and Putu and everyone works there is great. I loved how flexible they are as i had to change my massages sessions few times as well as my private meditation session.
Kis cooks amazing food and make great juices. Lensie cleans the rooms perfectly.
The yoga and meditation sessions were awesome.
There are few improvements that would have made my stay even better, the AC in my private room wasn't working well, and even after it was fixed it wasn't cooling properly. I think the property can use some Fans installed in the common areas as well as the room. the last 4 days were so humid and hot and it wasn't comfortable sitting outside.
Also the tour was included in the package, but i had to pay entrance and parking fees and didn't have a guide, it was just a driver taking us from a place to another. would have been great if i knew that in advanced in order to arrange for another tour with proper guide and also have a heads up on the extra cost.
I booked the surfing package, but i only took one lesson as i got panicked in open water unfortunately . It would if been good to know if i can't get a refund, that way i would have booked by lesson.
I was also mislead in terms of the location of pelan pelan in terms of accessing the beach and a cafe, i was told its 5 mins walking distance. but it was 10 mins by car so commuting around was a bit of a challenge specially that i don't know how to ride a scooter.
Overall my stay was beautiful and i met amazing people in the retreat.
Jess Thompson Australia
I don't have enough words to express how amazing Pelan Pelan is!
Every single member of staff is absolutely incredible. Emma and Putu run the place so well and have the kindest hearts, we felt so at home! All of the surf instructors are great and make you feel very safe in the water! The breakfast and lunch prepared by the beautiful cooks Lisna and Kis is beyond good and a great variety! Not to mention the other little babies that occupy Pelan Pelan, Tyson and Angel Emma and Putus adorable pups, always up for a cuddle and very well behaved, some of the luckiest dogs in Bali!
I would recommend this retreat to anyone that is looking for a relaxing holiday! Surfing, delicious food, massages in your very own room, afternoon yoga classes and beautiful puppies to lighten up your day even more! What more could you want!
Perfect get away and I cannot wait to get back there!
Niels Ulrik Ottesen Denmark
I had some truly lovely days in a nice and cozy atmosphere. All guests were very friendly and we shared our lunch at the same table.Small and cozy.
It was the perfect holiday within a friendly and relaxing ambience. Its a little outside of Changgu, but they have scooters for free which you can use to go anywhere - maybe thats also part of the beauty, to be in the middle of ricefields, it feels much more autenthic. At the time there were mostly female single travelers, a testament to how safe the place feels. Every morning starts by going surfing with cool and capable instructors, spit into levels - it almost feels like private lessons. Then, a home cooked and healthy lunch is followed by afternoon yoga sessions in a little pagoda in the garden, very meditative. Absolutely reccomendable, and we are looking forward to be back!
I went to Pelan Pelan three times last year and I just love the place, it feels like my second home. Emma, Putu and their staff are just so loving and caring. I would highly recommend to stay with them in Canggu, you will just fall in love with the lovely surroundings and wonderful people and will want to go back for sure! Lots of love for these beautiful people. Keep up the good work!
Liz C New York
This is truly a magical place. Emma, Putu and the whole staff at Pelan Pelan have effortlessly created something very unique and special in their little corner of Bali. There is no detail missed when it comes to creating your most relaxed and fun vacation here. The rooms are spotless and taken good care of everyday with housecleaning. The meals are a perfect combination of local cuisine, variety as well as offering a healthy and nutritious diet. All the staff as well as the owners create a relaxed but homey ambiance so you can truly sink into that feeling of just no worries. But they never lose sight of
their guests needs at the same time and will not hesitate to help you
with anything you might need assistance with. From calling cabs,
offering local KOA, ordering take-out or just sharing jokes and
pouring wine, they add so much more to the experience. The activities
and packages offered at Pelan Pelan are of high quality and will make
even the most active traveler feel satisfied with their vacation. And
with this perfectly concocted ambiance you and the other guests
staying at Pelan Pelan will share together truly a once in a lifetime
experience. I will always remember my time in Bali fondly and I give
credit to Pelan Pelan for making that happen. Thank you Emma, Putu and
the rest of the staff at Pelan Pelan, I will be back soon :)
a traveler United Arab Emirates
I just got back from the most fulfilling trip ever at Pelan Pelan: excellent yoga, incredible people from all over the world, friendly atmosphere, fantastic Balinese food, great rooms/bathrooms, awesome location in the middle of the rice fields in the magical town of Canggu. The purpose of my trip was to disconnect, relax and come back refreshed - which is exactly what happened after staying there! DEFINITELY going back - Emma, Putu and everyone I met there from staff to guests became family, and made me feel at home! Pelan pelan means take it easy.. and I for sure learnt how to do so after that trip :)
a traveler Switzerland
I spent one week at Pelan Pelan and I wish I could have stayed longer! Everything about this place is perfect, but most importantly the people who run it and the guests are the friendliest people you can imagine. I am so grateful to have met so many amazing humans there and I am sure some of those friendships will last a lifetime!
Emma and Putu, the hosts are always there to help and to have a chat, they even helped me organise a trip to an island nearby. The room was very clean, bright and spacious and is situated in a paradise-like, lush green garden.
In terms of activities I can absolutely recommend doing the surf and yoga package, I had the best time on the board and on the mat! All of the teachers I had are very friendly, they speak English very well and they make sure you get the most out of the experience while always being up for a good laugh and a chat!
One of the highlights of Pelan Pelan is without doubt the homemade Balinese food that is freshly prepared every day for Lunch. Simply incredible!
Never in my life have I felt so welcome and at home as I did at Pelan Pelan, it was definitely a once in a lifetime experience (until I return, which I will do 100%!)
Thanks to the staff of Pelan Pelan, the three cute dogs and the fantastic people I met there for making this holiday so wonderful! See you next time :)
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