What Makes Canggu so Effortlessly Cool?

What Makes Canggu so Effortlessly Cool?

This previously sleepy coastal community has transformed into one of Bali’s hippest destinations…without the crowd factor. Although it’s located just a 20 minute motorbike ride from Seminyak, the prices are still ‘Bali’, the dress code is casual and the vibe is definitely low key hipster.

Canggu gives you a taste of all the best bits of Bali in one laid back location. So whether you’re coming for the surf, the shopping, the swimming or the sunsets… Canggu really has it all.

Canggu has become THE destination for in-the-know expats, many of whom were lured here for a holiday by the sensational surf, stunning scenery, small-town vibe and savvy shopping, but they never went back home!

So be prepared to fall in love with edgy, interesting, alternative, “Insta worthy” Canggu.

10 Reasons Why You’ll Love Canggu

10 Reasons Why You’ll Love Canggu

1.Unspoilt relaxed vibe

Canggu’s small-town vibe is effortlessly artsy, edgy and interesting…all without being pretentious. Basically, it still has that relaxed Bali charm that the main tourist destinations of Bali had before they were loved to death.

2. Sunset at Echo Beach

Okay, so it’s not the Echo Beach from that famous 70s song (did you realise that song isn’t about an actual beach anyway?) but we reckon if that song was about a beach, this would be it. With its fine black sand and 180-degree seascape the sunsets at Echo Beach are absolutely breathtaking.

3. Sensational surfing

Ah yes, that incredible surf. Canggu generously offers conditions for both beginners and advanced surfers, including a right hand river mouth with a reef/rock bottom, a left hand sand bar with a sand bottom, and a left hand reef break that can be surfed all year round. Best conditions are usually found in a north/north east wind and mid to high tide.

4.Verdant rice fields

Is there anything more quintessentially Bali than rows of rice paddies? Generally the best time to visit the rice paddies is early morning or late afternoon during the dry season, and in the countryside that surrounds Canggu you’ll find some of Bali’s best and most easily accessible rice fields.

5. Splah waterpark & Finns Beach Club

At just 2,400sqm Splash Waterpark is not the biggest Bali has to offer but its well designed slides include the Giant Racer, where four of you can race each other down the slide at the same time and track your race time on an inbuilt speedometer. For people watching and partying there is nowhere better than Finns Beach Club

6. Fabulous food

Looking for hipster vegan offerings or authentic traditional Balinese food? Canggu is the place to be. There’s a huge range of delicious, well-priced warungs, with trendy and healthy Western cafes and restaurants popping up everywhere.

7. Hidden treasures

Because Canggu’s so hot right now with the arty crowd there are plenty of shops with hidden treasures to be found. Whether you’re looking for clothing, children’s wear, homewares, souvenirs or surf gear, Canggu offers affordable, interesting quality pieces you won’t necessarily find elsewhere.

8. Cool Cafe scene

Canggu’s cafes are not just about the coffee…although the coffee here really is excellent. They’ve become the new place to work for hot-desker expats and travellers searching for super fast wifi. Canggu’s cafes are also the places to go for super healthy breakfasts after your first surf or swim of the morning.

9. Iconic Tanah Lot Temple

Located just a short a ride from Canggu, Tanah Lot is Bali’s most famous temple, and if you visit it at sunset you’ll get the best views of the day. This iconic pilgrimage site is built on a dramatic rock formation in the sea so it’s best to visit at low tide. And don’t forget your camera!

10. Canggu Markets

Canggu Markets are held every Sunday at Love Anchor Canggu and also on the last Saturday of every month at Old Man’s, a hip beer garden near the dark sand beachfront of Batu Bolong Beach. This popular and vibrant market offers great deals on clothing, jewelry, artwork, swimwear, local produce, food, and beach gear.

Our Cool Bali Villa in Canggu

Our Cool Bali Villa in Canggu

Sleeping up to 6 people, Villa Bea is an contemporary villa, with lovely bedrooms and sparkling pool.

Villa Bea is very centrally located, just minutes from the Finns Beach Club, and walking distance to numerous restaurants and warungs featuring local and western food, as well as the Finns Recreation Club and  and the bars and restaurants of Cosmopolitan Canggu.