There are some travellers who simply want to put as much distance as possible between their work life and vacation, but there is a growing number of individuals who want to find means to stay connected with others as they travel the world. One sure-fire way to do that is through meeting and working alongside other travellers as well as local entrepreneurs.
Canggu is, without a doubt, one of the best locations that I have ever lived in as a digital nomad. The main reason being it is home to my favorite co-working spots in the world.
Imagine an offshore “office” situated one minute from a mesmeric beach, a workspace that resembles a tropical tree house restaurant where you take off your shoes before entering, acai bowls and coconuts being delivered right to your desk, and enjoying the company of other digital nomads cranking out work on their laptops alongside you.
Here are Canggu’s finest co-working spaces to check out;
The Dojo Community
Dojo in Canggu is as awesome as the incredibly talented nomads it attracts. From app developers and bloggers to bikini designers, artists, and jewellers, Dojo is the go-to community hub for the town’s young and aspiring nomads.
Facilities are amazing and ample, expect a 3 sound-proof Skype booths, air-conditioned conference rooms, 6 business grade internet optic lines and many more high tech facilities. On top of this, Dojo boasts a restaurant, hot showers and even a glittering swimming pool with lush tropical grounds.
Where? No. 88 Jl. Batu Mejan No. 88, Echo Beach, Canggu
Drive past this hypnotic co-working space and you will see hundreds of Canggu’s travellers and expats enjoying a healthy salad or making their way toward an upstairs office workspace with a MacBook in one hand and a fresh smoothie in the other.
District Canggu also features three floors with distinct concepts on each; a mouth-watering bar and café on the first floor, an attractive co-working spot on the second floor and a spectacular rooftop hideaway on the topmost balcony with the best views over the rice fields.
Should you find yourself looking for a spot for the day, we recommend settling in for the day and having a taste of the affordable, organic food, smoothies and juices. Better yet, you can make District Canggu your second home with the monthly, weekly or hourly co-working memberships. Facilities include lockers, a super fast optic broadband, showers and after 5 pm, the site crawls with cocktail crowds. You have no reason to ever leave.
Where? Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa No. 9090, Berawa, Canggu
Eat me is a cafe in the newly opened Canggu Village, right in the heart of Canggu on Batu Bolong. It has delicious food and drinks, a fantastic wifi connection as well as plenty of fan-cooled spaces and quiet corners.
The best part? The entire cafe overlooks an enormous swimming pool and beach lounging area! Feeling a little hot? Jump off the platform from the cafe straight into the pool, then head back upstairs to pump out another hour of work.
Where? Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No. 78, Canggu
The Mocca Café
Situated in the heart of Canggu, The Mocca café is a calm, tropical and open-air restaurant boasting lots of comfy seating both downstairs and on its upstairs patio. The food is delicious, the Wi-Fi is fast, and the décor is eclectic.
Where? Gg. Nyepi, Canggu
Bungalow living is a small coffee bar situated in the back of a beautiful interior design store in Berawa. The spaceonly has 4 tables and minimal plugs but I guarantee you will love its gorgeous design. Better yet, the hotel’s Wi-Fi is extremely fast, the coffee tastesreally good, and its staff play chill diverse songs.
I call this marvel my Canggu’s secret gem.
Where? Jl. Pantai Berawa No. 35A, Canggu
This co-working gemstone situated in both Ubud and Canggu has been referred to as “the working space Google would construct if they were to open a co-workingspace in Bali). I know, that is quite a claim, but fortunately for laptop troopers on the island, this café lives up to this proclaimed awesomeness.
With its engaged, productive and vibrant community of doers as well as awesome amenities that power up your productivity, Outpost is one of the best spots in the world to get your geek on.
At both cafes in Bali, you will find a robust internet connection, Skype rooms, standing desks, outdoor gardens, indoor hubs, and even onsite masseuses to ease every keyboard elbow aches you may have.
And in case you do not feel like switching off, there is a Co-Living accommodation where you can shack it up with other night owls and CEOs who intend to work around the clock.
Where? Jl. Raya Semat No.1, Canggu
Finns Recreation Club
This club is so much more than just a simple coworkinglocation. Finns Recreation Club is a lifestyle club that also just so happens to boast one of Bali’s most all-inclusiveenvironment for a work-lifebalance. Staying true to the co-workstyle, there is every sort of workspaceand meeting rooms you could imagine.
Even better, this hub boasts high-speedWi-Fi, a fancy business center, regular seminars, a library, and a spacious hall where a Montblanc pen and collared shirt would not be out of place.
Stretching across hundreds of hectares of space, you can break up your working day with a hit of tennis, a round of boxing, a splash at the waterpark, or evena session at the gym.
Where? Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu