Surf + Yoga + Wellness Retreat in Rote Island

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Imagine a week on a peaceful tropical island, surfing lessons, daily yoga, healthy meals, ocean views and endless sunsets! If this sounds like your kind of heaven - why not join Chris for a SwellWomen Surf, Yoga and Wellness Retreat in Rote Island this July - and you’ll return with some great memories and a renewed bliss for your life, family and even your career.

Rote Island - the way Bali used to be decades ago

Rote Island is the southern-most island of the Indonesian archipelago. It’s a remote, island paradise with white sand, palm trees and a sparkling blue ocean - often described as “the way Bali used to be years ago”.

Apart from your daily fix of surfing on this women’s only retreat, there’s also time for yoga, meditation and massages. Plus you can choose from other activities including boat trips to uninhabited islands, snorkelling, stand up paddling, SUP Yoga or tours around Rote.

One of our Travel Architects, Chris, attended the SwellWomen retreat in Sri Lanka last November. You can read more about her experience in Sri Lanka here, and you’ll understand why she’s heading up to the SwellWomen retreat in Rote Island this July. Why not join her?

“There was time away from surfing to lay around by the pool and read a book, receive relaxing massages or venture out on short excursions” ~Chris, Travel Architect and SwellWomen Alumni

Surfing for all levels

Surfing lessons at Rote Island are for all levels - ideal for beginners wanting to learn something new through to intermediate/advanced surfers wanting to explore new surf breaks.

And the daily yoga classes are quite gentle and restorative - helping to open and strengthen the muscle groups used for surfing and restore the body after a day of surfing. Even a first timer can expect to relax and melt into the yoga poses.

SwellWomen retreats are just for women. However we can organise private retreats for men and women, and your family members too. Get in contact and we’ll help you plan your perfect retreat.


This SwellWomen Surf & Yoga Retreat in Rote Island is the perfect opportunity to relax, rewind and renew! Our 6-night program presents you with a unique opportunity to learn to surf and practice yoga in a beautiful environment.


  • 6 nights accommodation in the beautiful Nemberala Beach Resort

  • Four-plus healthy meals per day (yes really, at least four!)

  • 5 x 2 hour surf lessons with professional, patient and knowledgeable surf instructors

  • Unlimited transportation to the more advanced surf breaks in front of the resort by boat, at any time of the day, as many times as you would like.

  • Daily yoga classes that focus on opening and strengthening the muscle groups used for surfing & restoring the body after a day of surfing.

  • Daily meditation, journal work and transformative exercises

  • 3 x 60 minute massages designed to rejuvenate your surfing muscles and bring relaxation to the body.

  • 3 x day trips to be decided upon by the guests.

Upcoming Retreat Dates

  • July 21-27, 2019

  • October 6-12, 2019

  • October 13-19, 2019


Rote Island, Indonesia

Getting there

If you’re traveling from Sydney, we’d recommend flying through Bali. Travel Architects can help to arrange the flights and even a stopover in Bali on your way.

  • Sydney to Bali (flying time: 6.5 hours)

  • Bali to Kupang (flying time: nearly 2 hours)

  • Kupang to Rote Island (flying time: 15 minutes)

Note: due to flight connections, you may need to overnight in Bali on your way to and from Rote Island. We can recommend hotels and resorts for your entire trip.

VIDEO - Island Hopping, Nemberala Beach Resort, Rote Island

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Book your bliss today and be transported back in time to the ultimate SwellWomen experience!

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Call Cathy Thorpe - 0414 561 645‬

Call Christine Ritchie - 0411 084 374‬