Welcome to Canggu – a mecca for surfing, relaxing, yoga, gastronomy, culture and fun! Existing only as verdant rice fields and a few small villages a short ten years ago, it’s beautiful black sand beaches and popular surf breaks and made this once quiet area of Bali a bustling surfing, yoga and health food mecca. It offers surf camps, restaurants, health food cafes, yoga studios, graffiti covered walls, bars, beach breaks, co-working spaces and much more. It is the chosen destination for digital nomads and surfers alike and is the ultimate spot to watch Bali’s epic sunsets! Only a short motorbike ride away from Seminyak and just 45 minutes from the International Airport, Canggu truly is the place to be.
Known for its beautiful rice fields, epic beaches and surf breaks, relaxed atmosphere, chilled out vibes and delicious food options Canggu offers a myriad of accommodation options. Whether your after a basic spot to rest your head, an accommodation option that has surfing and yoga as a part of your stay or something to make you feel like a king (or queen), Canggu has the place for you.
Canggu is a large place, and so it’s important you choose somewhere suited to you. There are three main areas in which you can stay; Batu Bolong, Pantai Berawa and Pantai pererenan. If you don’t mind a bit of a walk or have a scooter, then some of the accommodation options on the outskirts of Canggu are fantastic. Alternatively, staying in town and closer to the beach will allow you to be able to explore many of Canggu’s beaches, cafes, restaurants and shops by foot.
FOOD & DRINK
Morning time at the cafes in Canggu brings out every traveller type, from the yogi’s to the digital nomads and even the extremely-hungover. Your breakfast options in Canggu are ten-fold. From freshly made, tropical smoothie bowls to a smashed-avo on toast (that won’t cost you your house mortgage), there is certainly no shortages of an epic breakfast in Canggu. Find vegan & vegetarian options, authentic indonesian cuisine, burgers to cure that pounding headache and even a coffee that will make you feel as though you’re in a Melbourne cafe.
The surf in Canggu is great, unfortunately it also attract a huge amount of crowd in most days. Waves vary from slow, fun breaks at Batubolong beach to faster paced breaks around Berawa, Eco Beach and Pererenan. Although, Canggu is good for beginners having a year or two of experience, its not suitable for a total novice. On a bigger day it can also be dangerous if you don’t really know what your doing.
Fortunately there are surf schools and surf camps as well as a myriad of local instructors that can help you pick the right time and tide to practice the basics.
For the more experienced surfer, Echo beach is the best bet. If you’re lucky, on the right swell and tide, you will get a perfect left hander off the point or some epic shore-breaks on the sand bar.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Canggu attracts a very health conscious crowd of surfers, health food lovers, yogis, crossfit enthusiasts and more. As a result, the area has adapted to facilitate for this crowd. The cafes have even adapted to the various vegetarian, organic, paleo, vegan and healthy requests. On top of this, exercise facilities are plenty with gyms, crossfit studios, yoga and pilates studios, surf schools, even dance classes and a bounce facility!
With the growth of Canggu, has come the growth of the number of activities and sights that canggu has to offer. There are options for kids, couples, yogis, backpackers, girls getaway groups and more. Beyond, surfing, eating and drinking, there are endless activities to occupy you during your stay; chill out on some of the areas incredible beaches, explore the areas fantastic markets and shops, try your hand at horse riding or silver-smith classes, visit some of the islands most famous temples and more.