Canggu is a beautiful resort village on the southern side of Bali. This picturesque village is surrounded by iconic rice paddies and beaches. And, being so close to some of Bali’s best attractions, Canggu is the ideal place for you to settle yourself for your dream Indonesian vacation.
This Bali village is just minutes from the Seminyak resort area, where you’ll find high-end boutiques, shops and restaurants. And a little further South is the fun beachside town of Kuta, which has the best Bali nightlife.
Just north of Canggu is also one of Bali’s most popular Hindu Temples, Tanah Lot.
In other words, if you’re staying at one of these amazing Canggu Bali boutique hotels, you’ll be close to everything you could want for an epic Bali vacation. And if the surf is what you’re after, you don’t need to go any further than Canggu’s own beaches.
Where to Stay in Canggu: Neighborhoods
Canggu Bali isn’t a large town, so wherever you stay, it’ll be easy to get around. But if you want to stay in a space where you can just walk outside your door and be in the central busyness and Canggu’s amazing restaurants, Batu Bolong is the area for you.
If you’re staying in Batu Bolong Canggu, you can easily pop into the craft market, and then to Deux Ex Machina for a unique cocktail.
Old Mans is also just down this road, and it’s an institution of its own. Just try to get to Old Mans Canggu early enough to grab one of the seaside tables or couches.
If you’re hungry, walk down to I Am Vegan Babe. The name might not suit you, but their jackfruit nachos will. The homemade snickers bars at this Canggu restaurant are also out of this world. You’ll remember them long after you leave the shores of Indonesia.
Berawa Beach is also a great choice of neighbourhood. You’ll be close to Seminyak and the famous Finn’s Beach Club. So if you’re looking for a high-end area where you can shop and then lounge around in your swimsuit with a perfect cocktail in hand, this is the spot for you.
And then at the end of a day of fun, you can go home to your gorgeous Canggu villa or resort. Head straight to the spa, or call the in house masseuse. After all, Bali is a classic spa break.
Canggu Resorts and Hotels for a Perfect Bali Vacation
When you think of Bali accommodation, you think of spacious villas, unique authentic ornaments, a blue pool, and being surrounded by lush greenery. But all of your expectations will fall short of these places.
The Canggu Resorts and hotels offer floating breakfasts, in-house masseuses, balconies, bicycles and incredible service. Whatever it is that you know will make your vacation perfect, you’ll find it in one of these Canggu hotels.
So to make your holiday planning process as stress-free and successful as possible, I’ve done the research on Canggu villas, resorts and hotels for you. Keep reading my list of the best places to stay in Canggu, to find the best option for you.
Theanna Eco Villa and Spa
If you’re looking for privacy and romance, Theanna Eco Villa and Spa is perfection. You can even order a delicious floating breakfast to your private pool. This Bali villa also has a bar on-site, so you can have a cocktail in hand at any time of day.
And if you’re looking for something special (even more so) you can book a villa at Theanna Canggu with a barbecue, fireplace, hot tub, or terrace. There are lots of lovely options to choose from, to make sure that all your Bali vacation dreams come true.
Theanna Eco Villa and Spa also has a free shuttle to the surrounding areas, which is very popular with visitors. And if you want to be a bit more active, you can hop on one of their bicycles.
These gorgeous Canggu villas are in Batu Bolong, just 1.7km from Batu Bolong beach, and 1.9km from Echo beach. When you come home after a long day of sun and surf, you can get a relaxing massage at the spa.
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If you want luxury, spaciousness, and tons of privacy, you couldn’t do better than the stunning Villa Sally. Whether you’re in a group of friends, on a romantic getaway, or going solo, you’ll find an option that suits you perfectly at Villa Sally Canggu.
The villa’s location is ideal for anyone looking for a little peace and quiet, while just a stone’s throw from the activity It’s only 1.3km from Berawa Beach, and a scenic walk too. And while you stroll to the water’s edge, you can pop in at one of the gelaterias in Canggu to cool down with something sweet.
Amongst the variations of available villas, there are open bathrooms, hot tubs, views of the rice fields, or just drop dead gorgeous rooms for a romantic honeymoon. And since Villa Sally Bali does floating breakfasts, you can capture all this beauty in a classic Bali Instagram post.
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These breezy villas look out onto the rice fields from tropical gardens and terraces. At Komea Villa you can stay in a one or two-bedroom villa, with your own private pool to spend your days in.
Stretch out on one of the deck chairs and take it all in while you dry off from a swim under the sun. Or read a book under your outdoor pavilion at Komea Villa Canggu, settled comfortably in one of the couches.
You can even ask for your complimentary breakfast to be brought to your pavilion. The banana pancakes are particularly scrumptious.
Komea villas Bali also have open-air bathrooms, which is the absolute dream. After a long day of adventures, or just lounging by the pool (both a great way to spend your day), you can soak in the stone tub and look out at the greenery and the star dotted sky.
These gorgeous villas are located in a quiet neighbourhood a little bit out of the hubbub of Canggu. If you’re getting around with a scooter, which is the most popular form of Bali transportation, it’ll be easy to get wherever you’re wanting to go. That is, if you ever want to leave the comfort of Annupuri Villas.
You can choose a private pool villa, or simply stick with the slightly more communal pool at Annupuri Villas Canggu that you can dive into nicely. Whichever option you choose, you’ll have a private balcony where you can sip your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine from.
Annupuri Villas Bali has a bar on-site, so you can have your favourite drink in hand whenever you choose.
The rooms at these villas in Canggu also have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, so if you’re a fan of settling in for the night in front of a good movie, you’re catered for. There is also a desk, if you need to get a little work done mid-relaxing.
Tapi Tepi Kali
If you love the bright colours of Bali, but would prefer to return to muted colours and minimalist decor after a day of vibrancy, Tapi Tepi Kali is ideal for you.
From the colours of the rooms to the pebbled pool, everything at Tapi Tepi Kali Canggu helps the guest to unwind. Which is sometimes exactly what one needs in a foreign country.
There is an on-site restaurant at Tapi Tepi Kali Bali that serves Indonesian, Chinese, and American cuisines, so you don’t need to leave your bubble. And the excellent chef offers cooking classes if you particularly love some of their dishes and want to take them home with you.
There are also yoga classes available if you really want to get into the Bali vibe. Or if you’d prefer to head to the beach, Echo Beach is 1.8km away, and Batu Bolong is 2.3km. You can easily take a scooter taxi there (which is very much a thing here, as daunting as that might feel).
Exotica Bali Villa
These villas are simple but sweet, with teak wood furnishings and a warm vibrancy throughout. And if you want a particularly luxurious stay, you can book the Exotica Bali Villa suite. It has an open-air bathroom with a stone bath and rainfall shower. Dreamy.
The location of Exotica Bali Villa is perfect if you plan on being active in Canggu, as it’s on the main road. However, guests have reported that although it is so central, the environment is quiet and peaceful. Perhaps it’s all the lush vegetation that muffles the outside world.
There is, of course, also a pool for guests. Canggu, Bali accommodation wouldn’t be complete without a blue pool to sink into during the heat of the day.
Things to do in Canggu
Canggu is a hot spot for digital nomads and is quite hip. The most popular beach for surfing in Canggu is Batu Bolong Beach. If you’re not staying there you won’t want to miss a visit to this iconic Bali beach. There are also loads of shops and restaurants nearby.
Canggu Bali is a great place to experience a classic Indonesian massage. For the ultimate luxurious spa experience head to COMO Uma Canggu.
Don’t miss the sunset whilst you’re in Canggu – which is of course best experienced with a drink in your hand! The Lawn is a fantastic place to have a drink and watch the sunset.
For dinner on the beach front you’ll be hard pressed to beat The Lawn. And all of their cocktails have a balinese twist.
For traditional Indonesian food head to Ulekan. They have a tasting/sampling menu and Balinese dancing 3 times a week.
The Slow is Asian-Western fusion and all about seasonality and sustainability. It is one of the most popular restaurants in Canggu.
For Ocean views and amazing Japanese food head to Ji Restaurant. Ask for a table on the Ji Terrace.
How to Get To Canggu
After you have your bags head to the official taxi office desk. A taxi from Denpasar Airport to Canggu will take about 30 minutes and should cost around USD$10. Do check with your hotel as they may well be able to offer a better rate.
How to get around Canggu Bali
Cycling is one of the easiest and nicest ways to get around Canggu. It is easy to get to the best places to visit in Canggu on two wheels. There are many places in Canggu to hire a bike.
Canggu is also filled with local drivers so most tourists take taxis everywhere. The cost is generally quite inexpensive.
When is the best time to visit Canggu?
The temperature in Canggu is quite steady across the year. The warmest times to visit tend to be November, December and April. July to September tend to be the dry season and are considered by most to be the best time of year to visit Canggu.
Do you need a Visa for Bali?
Residents of most countries, including the USA, UK and Australia, will have to get a visa for Bali. However, you can obtain the Visa once you land at Denpasar airport – it isn’t necessary to get it ahead of time.
At the time of writing this post the cost of the Indonesdian visa was US$25 and it was required to be paid in cash.
Last Words on the Best Canggu Accommodation
Whatever it is you’re looking for, one of these incredible resorts and hotels in Canggu Bali are sure to fulfill your every wish. And while there is so much to see and do here, fantastic accommodation in Canggu, Bali is what will make your trip truly idyllic and memorable.
This little town is so beautiful in and of itself, with lush green views wherever you look. If it’s not rice paddies or untamed jungle, it’s the waves on Canggu beaches dotted with enthusiastic surfers.
And the gorgeous Canggu Bali hotels and resorts in this list are set amongst the most picturesque places of them all. You can take in the beautiful views and great vibes from your own patio, or from within your private swimming pool, or from the deck with a cocktail in hand.
Whichever place you choose to make your dreams come true, it’s sure to make your heart very happy. And while there are many amazing places to stay in Bali, Canggu is certainly one of the best.
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