CHILL OUT

If it’s relaxing beach and beers vibes you’re after, then look no further than some of Canggu’s best spots to chill. From fake beaches to pool bars to the Gu’s best hidden beach shacks, you’ll have your feet up with a cocktail in hand in no time.

Alt Beach (Batu Bolong)

Seeking an uncrowded, white sand beach? Alternative Beach is the place for you. Located off Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong is a quiet lane called Canggu 78. It’s here you’ll find a ‘Alternative Beach’ overlooking the rice-fields. If you want to chill and relax, check this little corner of heaven out. Entry is adults only and limited, so you will not feel like you’re in an ocean of people or have kids running around. Parking is free, entry is free and sun beds 50K, just like on the beach.

The place has a Mediterranean feel with touches of Bali, great chill out music and an amazing thatched roof pool bar offering Bali’s best tropical cocktails. Part of the Gu Village you, also have options for accommodation, surf and ding repair shop, a wonderful restaurant, fitness studio, cycle house, yoga and spa facilities.

 

Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, No. 78, Canggu

The Shack (Berawa)

The Shack looks a little reminiscent of something the Lost Boys might have built in the movie Hook – bamboo buildings with straw roofing and bright flashes of colourful paint. It’s known for its BBQs (including BYOM – bring your own meat), spit-roasts and extremely laid back atmosphere. This is the perfect place to kick back on a sunlounger and enjoy some good food, great music and cold beers, all with the sand beneath your toes and an uninterrupted view of the surf.

 

Location: Jl. Pantai Berawa, Canggu

Finn’s Recreation Club

Finn’s (formerly the Canggu Club) is a world class venue and a one stop entertainment centre for the entire family. If you want to pack a lot of activities into one day but are worried about dealing with the infamous Bali traffic, then Finn’s is the place to go. Inside the club you will plenty of fun things to keep the kids (and grown ups) occupied including a find a waterpark and trampoline centre. There are also a variety of sporting facilities including a fitness centre, tennis courts and ten pin bowling. When you are done with all the physical activity, why not get a massage at the Body Temple Spa, or relax in one of the many bars and restaurants. All of this is situated in a beautiful 4 hectare estate with some prime beach frontage.

 

Location: Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu

SHOP

The shopping in Canggu offers everything from small marketplace trinkets and jewels to large wooden furniture shopping and modern, western style fashion. There are a number of shopping outlets including clothing, homewares, markets, jewelry, surf gear and more. The shopping strips around Bali are generally bunched together and in category. There are a number of markets in Canggu offering small trinkets and jewelry, unique clothing, organic produce and more. With fantastic prices and homemade items, you will be able to find some unique clothing and homewares items, souvenirs for the family and even fresh, delicious food for the duration of your stay.

MARKETS

Old Man’s Market

Once a month, Old Man’s host the biggest market in the GU. More than 50 stall holders gather to sell their wares for bargain prices. You will find designer and vintage clothing, beachwear, accessories, souvenirs, printed fabrics and surf gear aplenty. There is also a food section, allowing you to sample various Indonesian treats or maybe buy a bit of fresh produce from one of the local farmers.

 

Day: The last Saturday of every month

Time: 8am – 3pm

Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu

Samadi Market

Every Sunday, local farmers and artisans gather set up this vibrant and colourful market, that specializes in selling organic produce. A visit to the Samadi Market is a great way to give a little back to the surrounding community by helping to support the local farmers. This is also a great place to stock up on grains (organic, of course) and pick up a few clothes and souvenirs. Get there early to find the best fruit and veg and maybe enjoy a tasty breakfast at the Samadi Cafe.

 

Organic foods, whole foods, fresh fruit and vegetables

Day: Sundays

Time: 9am – 2pm

Location: Jalan Padang Linjong No. 39, Canggu

Love Anchor Market

Also known as the Love Anchors Boutique Complex, this market has a definite hipster vibe. The market, one of the most popular in Canggu, is within a funky wooden structure where you will find clothes, souvenirs, and beautiful jewellery made by local artisans. Its also a good place to be for a few tunes and a couple of drinks at the end of a day’s shopping.

 

Clothing, souvenirs and jewelry

Day: Saturdays & Sundays

Time: 9am – 5pm

Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 56, Canggu

Deus Weekday Farmers Market

One evening a week, the Canggu staple, Deus Temple of Enthusiasm, hosts a food bazaar. Nestled away in the cosy confines of Deus’ courtyard, you will find a small selection of stalls selling fresh, organic produce from local suppliers. If you come between 6 – 7 pm, you can combine your shop with a happy hour drink (or two!).

 

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Location: Jalan Batu Mejan No. 8, Canggu

CLOTHING STORES

The Offering - Clothing

The Offering is a multi-brand boutique that carries some of the most popular Bali labels. This is the place for fashionistas to come and stock up on the latest summer and beachwear trends.  Women are not the only ones covered at The Offering, they also have a menswear collection and some cute threads for the little ones. Because this really is a one stop shop, they also sell an island inspired homeware range, skincare and gifts.

 

Open Hours: 9am – 8pm

Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 14, Canggu

Auguste the Label - Clothing

Auguste the Label, is a boutique Aussie brand, known for the bohemian and free-spirited style of their beautifully designed clothes, that have just a hint of vintage about them. Think gorgeous, floaty, floral print dresses and delicate camis.

To add to the appeal, 1% of all takings are donated to the Marine Conservation Society and the Orangutan Land Trust.

 

Open Hours: –

Location: Batu Bolong No. 97, The Slow Hotel, Canggu

Yoli & Otis - Clothing

Yoli & Otis will leave you not only looking good but also feeling great. Yet another Aussie brand that has taken root in Bali, this one has focus on eco-friendly materials and sustainability. The womenswear collection is simple but stylish, comprised of natural fabrics and soft, neutral tones. They also carry a range of environmentally friendly family accessories (bassinets and baby carriers, etc).

Open Hours: 10am – 4pm (Tuesday – Sunday)

Location: Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa No. 12a, Canggu

Afends - Clothing

The original concept behind Afends clothing was to combine punk, hardcore, surf, skate fashions in order to create a modern, stylish but laidback look. The Afends store in Canggu is a great place for guys, and girls, to come and pick up the latest trends.

 

Open Hours: 9am – 8pm

Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

ODD (Original Design & Delight) - Clothing

ODD, as its name would suggest, is a store with a difference, it is a multifunctional space, combining architectural, interior and graphic design and photography studios with a workspace, cafe and clothing store. The clothes sold in ODD are all handmade by Balinese and Javanese artisans. They also sell bags and other accessories.

 

Open Hours: –

Location: Jalan Raya Semat, Canggu

Bomba - Clothing

Bomba is famous for its fun tropical inspired clothing and homeware ranges. You will find plenty of bold prints, bright colours  and some great beachwear. This is also a great place for some unique decorative items and imaginative gift ideas for friends and family back home.

 

Open Hours: 9am – 10pm

Location: Jalan Batu Mejan No. 33, Canggu

Jungle Trader - Clothing

Although primarily a homeware store, Jungle Trader, also has their own range stylish clothing that is perfect for an island getaway. Think Floaty dresses, cool linen shirts and glorious kaftans.

 

The store itself is divided into three distinct sections, the first has a nautical theme, the second, a beach feel, and third aims to transport you to tropical rainforest. Basically taking you on a conceptual walk, all the way from the ocean to the jungle ,as you shop!

 

Open Hours: 9am – 7pm

Location: Jalan Batu Bolong No. 32, Canggu

Shop Love Child - Childrens

Shop Love Child is a trendy shop selling a multitude of goodies for yummy mummies and their little ones. There children’s line includes a range of tank tops, skirts and t-shirts that are sure to keep all little ones, looking adorable stylish. For the mummies, there are sandals, jewellery and a selection of makeup collections.

You will also find  a special range of skincare items for babies, organic baby wipes, non-alcohol hand sanitisers and paraben free soaps.

 

Open Hours: –

Location: Love Child Shop, Store No. 2 Gang 19, Jalan Raya Semat, Canggu

JEWELRY

Erika Pena - Jewellery

Erika Pena jewellery does not come cheap, but it is exquisitely designed. Some of her pieces have graced the pages of world famous fashion magazines (Vogue, Elle, etc) and she counts celebrities such as Beyonce and Rihanna amongst her fans! Her jewellery has a bohemian feel to it, chunky beads and natural materials and textures. The handmade nature of the designs means that every piece is a unique creation.

 

Open Hours: 9am – 5pm

Location: No. 4, Jl. Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Kabupaten, Badung Regency, Bali 80351, Indonesia

House of Alaia - Jewellery

The House of Alaia is a small studio set up by jewellery designers Christy Feaver and Nea Hildebolt. Their designs incorporate a lot of natural symbolism and through this it is hoped that their pieces will help to inspire the wearer and make them aware of the interconnectivity of all life. This lofty goal has led to the creation of several stunning collection from both artists. Particular favourites are the Four Agreements Reminder bracelets from the current collection: simple bangles and cuffs stamped with some good life advice.

House of Alaia also runs a silversmith training course. So if you feel inspired by the beautiful work of Christy and Nea, why not stick around and have a go at making something yourself?

 

Open Hours: 8am – 6pm

Location: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.27B, Canggu

SURF SHOPS

Deus Ex Machina - Surf Store

The Deus Ex Machina in Canggu is one of the flagships store of the well known Aussie brand. This is a true concept store, a combination of restaurant, bar, hangout and sports shop. Handcrafted boards (of both the skate and surf varieties), custom made motorbikes and its artistic atmosphere are what has given Deus its rightful reputation as one of the trendiest venues in the Gu.

Come for the vast array of brightly coloured surfboards, Deus custom clothing and vintage bikes (if that’s your thing), stay for the great food, custom cocktails and creative vibe.

 

Open Hours: 8am – 9:30pm

Location: Jalan Batu Mejan No. 8, Canggu

Journey Surf - Surf Store

Journey Surf is mostly known for its custom surfboards, which are lovingly designed and handcrafted by the store’s founder Markus Gneist. Using his background in physics and chemistry, as well as first-hand knowledge of surfing, Gneist set out to create the ultimate board. The main ingredient in one of Gneist’s boards is usually a foam composite, of his own invention, but, a variety of exotic woods are also used in their creation, which, along with some very striking paint jobs, makes each one a unique work of art. Journey Surf also runs surfing lessons and organises taylormade retreats.

 

Open Hours: 10:30am  – 7pm, closed on Tuesdays

Location: Jalan Pantai Sentosa, Echo Beach, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Boardriders Echo Beach - Surf Store

The Canggu branch of Boardriders, owned by Quiksilver, opened in 2015. This is a great place to come if you are looking to stock up on gear from some of the most famous surf brands (Roxy, DC, Quiksilver (obviously), etc). The main feature of the store is a carousel of 50 surfboards (with many more to be found on the shop floor), designed to give shoppers a chance to inspect the boards up close. They stock boards from some world renowned manufacturers, including Channel Islands, Hayden Shapes and Chilli.

At the instore cafe you can watch live sports whilst enjoying a healthy (or hearty, if you prefer!) snack and a cold beer. There is also hangout lounge (with free wi-fi) and even a barbers, where, if you are brave enough, you can go for a cutthroat shave!

 

Open Hours: 8am – 9pm

Location: Echo Beach, Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu

HOMEWARES

Bungalow Living - Homewares

Bungalow living is well established in the Canggu shopping scene; it started life as a cafe more than ten years ago and has since grown to include a homeware store and art gallery.

The collection is inspired by the owner’s travels around Asia, especially India and, of course, Bali. Beautiful old children’s toys, wooden furniture, lace, soft furnishings and funky objets d’arts – not a piece of tourist tat in sight. This place has a chilled out atmosphere that exudes soul and is an absolute must for anyone looking to take a little bit of Canggu charm back home.

 

Open Hours: 8am – 6pm

Location: Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa No.35, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Bali, 80361, Indonesia

Beyond Borders - Homewares

This is a seriously stylish shop selling beautiful furniture and home decor. The downstairs has areas for all the different parts of a house (bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen etc),  the furniture is all made from natural materials and much of it has a classic, but rustic, appearance. It’s also a great place to buy smaller items and gifts, such as pillow cases, throws and candles.

Upstairs is dedicated to children’s furniture and toys. You will find carved wooden bunk beds, cute animal paintings, toys (both wooden and soft) and perhaps most impressively of all an amazing indoor treehouse that will immediately become the heart’s desire of any child that sees it.

 

Open Hours: 9am – 5pm (closed on Sundays)

Location: Jalan Subaksari No. 90,

Billies - Homewares

If you want to take a slice of tropical life back home with you, a trip to Billie’s is a must. This is a fun, colourful little shop specialising in island kitsch (meant in the very best way). Looking for a pink Buddha, glam tropical prints or a pineapple bowl? This is the place to come. They also a sell their own line of tropical scented body care items and, for any aspiring Ariels out there,  a range of mermaid tail blankets!

 

Open Hours: 8:30am – 6:30pm

Location: Jalan Pantai Berawa No. 150, Canggu

Casamayor - Homewares

Casamayor is owned by French interior designer, Marie Schmidt. Inside you will find a curated collection of handicrafts, furniture and soft furnishings in range of materials, including leather, rattan and cast bronze. Schmidt has managed to imbue Casamayor with a sense of classic European style with a little bit of retro thrown in, that somehow remains true to its Balinese setting. Particular favourites are the beautiful range of ceramics and decorated candles.

 

Open Hours: 10am – 8pm

Location: Jalan Pantai Berawa No. 6, Canggu

STAY ACTIVE

For the adventurous traveller, Canggu has a number of fantastic options. Whether you’re into the skating scene, horse-riding scene or even bouldering scene, Canggu has options for you, all within a short travel from your accommodation.

BOULDERING

Bali Climbing Centre

Bali Climbing Centre, located in Canggu, specialises in bouldering – this is a type of climbing that is done without the use of ropes. The facility has multiple climbing walls, with routes suitable for all levels of climbing ability. The centre also contains a gym and a cafe which is open for breakfast lunch and dinner. A number of classes are offered including both child and adult climbing classes, open gym and personal training sessions. As well as this, the centre offers private and group retreats, which include accommodation and outdoor climbing excursions around Bali.

 

Class schedule

Open Hours: 7am – 9pm

Website: bali-climbing.com

Location: Jalan Munduk Catu, Batu Bolong, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Bali 80361, Indonesia

HORSE RIDING

Kuda P Stables

Kuda P is an Australian run stable, whose owners have more than 50 years experience caring for horses. They have a variety of rides on offer, including pony rides for children and rice paddy, beach and village rides of either long or short duration for older riders. Kuda P also provides group and and individual riding lessons and therapeutic riding for those with disabilities. All safety gear is provided by the stables as well as light snacks and refreshments. Prices start at IDR 75,000 for a child’s pony ride and top out at IDR 800,000 for a 2 hour ride (as of July 2018).

 

Location: Gang Sabana, Canjar Kang Kang, Pererenan, Canggu

Website: kudapstables.com

Email: kudapbali@y7mail.com

Royal Sporthorse Bali

The Royal Sporthorse have the same village, beach and paddy field tours that all the riding schools around Canggu offer but the they also have a Kids Pony Camp and private lessons for both grownups and children. The camp can be booked for half a day to 4 full days depending on your schedule, children will be taught, not only how to ride (from dressage to jumping), but also, how to tack up a horse and care for them once the ride is over.

 

Additional attractions include a petting zoo (comprised of mainly rescued animals) and a cafre overlooking the main riding arena. Prices start at IDR 200,000 (150,000 for a child) for a 15 min village ride and top out at IDR 1.800,00 for the full pony camp experience (as of July 2018).

 

Location: Jalan Pura Dalem Lingsir No. 15, Banjar Pengembungan Pererenan, Canggu

Website: horseridinginbali.com

Email: royalsporthorsebali@gmail.com

Bali Equestrian Centre

The Bali Equestrian Centre is an elite horse riding school and the only one on the island with an International 5 star accreditation. Private lessons and day long camps for children take place on a beautifully landscaped estate of 2.5 hectares. Family rides through the surrounding rice fields, village and beach are also popular. Other facilities include a playground, pool, cafe and boutique selling riding gear and designer accessories.

 

Location: Jalan Karang suwung, Berawa, Canggu

Website: baliequestriancentre.com

Email: info@baliequestriancentre.com

Bali Horse Adventure

Bali Horse Adventure  is great place for children to learn the basic skills of horse riding, ponies as well as horses are stabled here meaning that even very little ones can join in the fun. Family rides take place in paddy fields and villages and along the beach. Private lessons, including dressage and jumping, are taught by experienced instructors at stables in Pererenan.

 

In addition to tours and lessons, Bali Horse Adventure runs a ‘horse hiring’ service. Several of their horses, (specially trained to deal with crowds and loud noises, and accompanied by a trainer) can be booked to appear at events such as weddings.

 

Location: Perumahan Canggu Asri, Jl. Karang Suwung, Brawa, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali

Website: balihorseadventure.com

Email: stablehagia@gmail.com

Bali Horse Riding

Bali Horse Riding operates in the rice fields and beaches around Canggu. Their quiet and well trained horses, make them a great choice for novice riders and children (the trainers can be relied on to lead children if necessary). Hotel transfers and light refreshments are included in the price of  a ride.

 

Location: Jalan Nelayan No. 29, Canggu

Website: balihorseriding.com

Email: info@balihorseriding.com

SKATE

Konkrete

Not just a skate bowl, Konkrete, is a casual, open-minded hangout, that provides a friendly welcome to all comers, skater, or otherwise. There is a cafe serving hearty fare (think gourmet pizzas and tasty soups) and a merch selling store. The bar sells wines (included imported), beers and cocktails all at an affordable price and in the evening, it is not unusual to hear the melodic strains of local indie rock bands echoing across the complex.

 

Location: Jalan Pantai Berawa No. 99, Canggu

Website: knkrt-bali.com

Pretty Poison

Although, still relatively new, Pretty Poison is one of the most famous (or should that be infamous?) underground bars / skate parks in Bali. The founder is a longtime Bali resident and the place is one of the few places on the island where you will get a truly great mix of locals and tourists. Depending on which night of the week you visit, you may find Pretty Poison has transformed into an indie cinema, a live music venue, or a tattoo parlour, what does not change though is that it is always packed and always has great tunes. Oh and, of course, don’t forget the skating (!), the bowl is right next to the bar, meaning skaters don’t have far to go for a Bintang when they are done and drinkers can get a great view of a few kickflips. This really is a unique venue and ‘must do’ place for anyone on night out in the Gu.

 

Location: Jalan Subak Canggu

Website: prettypoisonbar.com

Deus

In addition to their bike clothes and, surf shops and their cafe, bar, and barbers (seriously is there anything they don’t do?) Deus has a full sized halfpipe in their backyard, making it a popular hangout for local skaters. During the daytime there is a friendly family vibe, but, after dark it gets a little rowdier with great music, good food and cold beers making this a great place to come for a late skate.

 

Location: Jalan Batu Mejan No. 8, Canggu

Website: deuscustoms.com

Amplitude

Perhaps not so well known as some of the similar venues around Canggu, Amplitude is a massive skate (and bike) park with obstacles suitable for all levels of ability. There are multiple grinding rails, a pump track, and a 270cm bowl (for experts only). Lessons can be booked in for beginners, or those who simply want a little help improving their technique, and there is an all day cafe that helps makes a this fun place to come and hangout.

 

Location: Jalan Raya Br. Semer, Gang Nata Kav No. 0-5, Kerobokan

Website: raceamplitude.com

CULTURE

For those that are hoping to look beyond the beaches, Bali has a rich and fascinating culture – it’s not known as the ‘Island of a Thousand Temples’ for nothing. Whilst Ubud is usually considered to be the cultural heart of the island, Canggu itself has a myriad of incredible options for those who want to learn a bit more about this amazing place. From culinary adventures and traditional craftsmanship to ancient temples, this more sedate side to Canggu has something to offer for all comers.

COOKING CLASSES

Hotel Tugu

A cooking a class with Iboe Soelastri is must for any foodie that finds themselves in Canggu. Born in Malang (East Java), Iboe Soelastri developed her love for traditional Indonesian recipes by learning from her grandmother as a young girl. The love for tradition is reflected by the kitchen in which she teaches her classes. You will not find a gas stove, blender, or a modern implement in sight; instead spices are hand ground, meat is cooked on open coals and rice is steamed in large terracotta pots over earthen pits. The day starts with an early morning visit to Pasar Badung, one of the largest markets in Denpasar. En route you will be asked to choose five dishes out of a possible ten and then shown how to source the ingredients necessary for the day’s menu at the market.

 

Once at the kitchen, you will be given step-by-step guidance in how to create your chosen dishes. The day culminates in a well-deserved lunchtime feast where you, and your fellow classmates (classes vary in size from 1 – 10 people), can sit back and enjoy your delicious homemade Indonesian food, served, of course, on traditional wooden plates and banana leaves.

 

Traditional indonesian Gastronomy Cooking Class

Taught by Iboe Soelastri

Location: Hotel Tugu, Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu

Website: tuguhotels.com

Email: bali@tuguhotels.com

Balinese Cooking Class at The Santai

Cooking classes at the Santai run twice a day for two hours everyday of the week. As with most cooking classes in Bali, the lesson begins with a trip to one of the local markets to source ingredients. The Santai has several experienced local chefs who will then guide you through the cooking process. At the end of class you will be able to kick back and enjoy the rewards of your labour. Classes run from 11am – 1pm, and 3pm – 5pm and cost IDR 550,000 per person (as of July 2018).

 

Location: The Santai, Jalan Bumbak Dauh No. 88a

Website: thesantai.com

Email: bliss@thesantai.com

Primo Organic Chocolate Factory

Primo Organic is a small, family owned, operation that has a reputation for producing some of the best chocolate in Bali. They currently have two different packages on offer for visitors. The first is a a four hour trip ($50 – with lunch included) into the hills to visit their chocolate plantation. As you walk through picturesque scenery, local farmers will teach you the intricacies of cacao production. The second, is a 1 – 2 hour chocolate making class ($40) in their Kerobokan factory where you will witness traditional chocolate making practices and receive hands on guidance in making your own bar – maybe not as scenic as the first option, but you do get to take your chocolate home at the end of the day so really there are no complaints!

 

Location: Jalan Bumbak Dauh No. 130, Kerobokan

Website: primobali.net

Email: gusdeverdacchi@gmail.com

TEMPLES

Pura Batu Bolong Temple

Pura Batu Balong is a small temple located on a rocky promontory about 200m down the coast from Tanah Lot (there is only a few minutes walk between the two temples, so both can easily be visited at the same time). Although not as well known as its more famous neighbour, Batu Bolong is beautiful in its own right and can be a good way to escape some of the crowds at the bigger temple. Over the centuries the ocean has carved a natural bridge between the mainland and the Batu Bolong (which translates to ‘stone with a hole’) and created yet another stunning Balinese photo op. Much like at Tanah Lot, the best time to visit Batu Bolong is at sunset.

 

Location: Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali

Tanah Lot Temple

If you only have time to visit one temple whilst in Bali, Tanah Lot is a great, albeit busy, option. The temple is one of the most important on the island and its silhouette, against a backdrop of the sun setting over the ocean, is one of the most famous images associated with Bali.

The main structure, situated on a dramatic rocky outcrop rising out of the waves, and believed to have been built about 500 years ago, is, unfortunately, not open to the public, but, for a small donation, you can receive a Hindu blessing and pay your respects to a holy snake. In the area leading up to the temple you will find rows of souvenir stalls, bars, cafes, smaller temples and viewing areas.

As is to be expected with one of the most popular tourist spots in Bali, there is a small entrance fee to the site. Thousands of people visit Tanah Lot everyday, with sunset, obviously, being the busiest time – so make sure to get there well in advance so you can secure the best spot from which to enjoy the spectacular view.

 

Location: Jalan Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kediri, Kabupaten, Canggu

Pura Hyang Api Tanah Lot

Believed to have built as far back as the 9th century, Pura Hyang Api is dedicated to the worship of the fire god Dewa Agni. Hyang Api lies only a couple of miles from Tanah Lot, but, as an inland temple, can give the uninitiated a much clearer understanding of the layout of a traditional Hindu temple. As with all Hindu sites in Bali, it is a good idea to bring a sarong with you when visiting this temple (you may be asked to wear one if you wish to explore the temple) and expect to be asked for a donation.

 

Location: Pura Hyang Api Tanah Lot, Beraban, Tabanan Regency, Bali

Jero Kandang Temple

Pura Jero Kandung is one of a cluster of temples situated within the Tanah Lot complex. It can be found about 100m down the coast from the main temple and is dedicated to the worship of Dewi Sri (Goddess of prosperity). It is also a place to pray for the protection of animals and plants.

 

Location: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Canggu

SILVER SMITH CLASSES

Canggu Jewelry Classes - House of Alaia

Already the purveyors of some beautiful jewellery, the House of Alaia are now looking to share a little of their expertise. They are offering a variety of classes, suitable for both children (7+) and adults, that will teach you the basics of silversmithing and jewellery design. Prices start at $50 (including 5g of silver – although more can be purchased if necessary) for a half day course. All you need to bring with you is a little inspiration, House of Alaia, and their expert teachers will provide everything else you need.

 

Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 27b, Canggu

Website: canggujewelryclasses.com

Email: baliclasses@gmail.com

GENERAL

There are plenty of taxis around Canggu. Catching taxis in Canggu can be a daunting task, however there are few main things to remember that will ease the process for you.

  1. Try to only catch the light blue taxi’s with a bird image on them know as the Blue Bird Group. They are generally the most reliable (and comfortable) and are known for not trying to haggle prices (please note – there are even fake Blue Bird Taxi’s, real bue birds have their website printed across the side).
  2. Before you get into the taxi, check that they are going to use their metre. If they say no, or want to barter a price, it is generally because they are trying to get more money, just say no thank you (tidak terimakasih) and move onto the next taxi.
  3. Always have small change ready, some taxi drivers may say that they don’t have any change (which is often true) meaning that if you don’t want to over pay, you’re better off having the exact amount on you.
  4. Should you need to catch a taxi to or from the airport, the driver will generally want you to pay a set price. This is because of airport taxes as well as the price of the trip. Check before you leave with where you are staying vs what people have paid online. To give you a general idea, the airport to Seminyak costs around 200k (Kuta less, Canggu more).
  5. Finally, there are some other options if the above still seems daunting to you. Go Car (under the GoJek brand) is basically the Indonesian version of Uber. You book the car from your phone and they come to you. This is certainly a better option if you are going a longer distance as the travel is tracked through your phone. There is also a BlueBird App that allows you to order a Blue Bird Taxi online.

Scooter  hire in Canggu is easy and can often be a case of walking a few metres from your accommodation before you will find a scooter hire place. We recommend doing your research and figure out some general pricing prior to hiring a motorbike/ scooter as some companies may have much higher prices or want you to barter a price. Generally speaking, scooter hire is about 50,000Rp per day and 7,000,000Rp per month (as of July 2018).

Post offices in Canggu are known as ‘Kantor Pos’. Delivery from bali generally takes around 2 weeks to the US and Australia and 3 weeks to the UK and the rest of Europe. International express companies including CHL, FedEx and UPS operate within bali and offer a fast and reliable service at an increased price. It usually costs around $50 for the first 2 kilograms and then an additional $15 per additional kilogram to send a parcel EMS (Express Mail Service) via the Indonesian Post Office and tracking options are available.

 

The official postal website in Indonesia is:

ems.posindonesia.co.id/

 

For bigger postage such as shipments of furniture etc, you will need to find a proper shipping company. We’d recommend not using the post services in Bali for anything of much value or importance. Kantor Pos locations in Canggu include;

 

Kerobokan Pos Office

Location: Jalan Raya, Canggu

Open Hours: Unknown

 

Kantor Pos Arjuna

Location: Jalan Raya Anyar No. 24, Kerobokan

Open Hours: 8am – 6pm, Monday – Saturday

 

Post Office Batu Bolong

Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 19, Canggu

Open Hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday – Saturday

 

Agenpos Kia

Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu

Open Hours: 9am – 6pm, Monday – Saturday

If you’ve decided that the exchange on money on your trip to Bali is your best option, then there are a number of options for you. You will find reputable money exchange facilities at both the airport and throughout Bali, however there are a few in Canggu that may be more convenient (and competitive), for you.

We advise that you do your research before getting money exchanged in Bali, checking advertising rates and making comparisons. Always count the money you have received.

Bali Maspintjinra (BMC)

An authorised money changer in Kerobokan that has been in operations since 1993. They have branches in Kerobokan, Legian, Sanur and Ubud.

Open Hours: 8am – 9pm

Location: Jalan Raya Kerobokan No. 50/87, Kerobokan

Generally speaking, the most common reason for needing to visit a police station in Bali is due to a stolen phone to get a police statement, however should you need to visit for any other reason, it is a good idea to have an idea of where each of them are located. It is also a good idea to keep your eye on the ‘Bali Tourist Police’ Facebook page for any warnings.

 

Bali Police Headquarters

Address: Jalan WR Supratman, Denpasar

Phone: (0361) 227 711

 

Badung Police Headquarters

Address: Jalan Gunung Sanghyang, Denpasar

Phone: (0361) 424 245

 

Bangli Police Station

Address: Jalan Nusantara, Bangli

Phone: (0366) 91 072

 

Buleleng Police Station

Address: Jalan Pramuka, Singaraja

Phone: (0362) 41 510

 

Denpasar Police Station

Address: Jalan Ahmad Yani

Phone: (0361) 225 456

 

Gianyar Police Station

Address: Jalan Ngurah Rai, Gianyar

Phone: (0361) 943 110

 

Jembrana Police Station

Address: Jalan Pahlawan, Negara

Phone: (0365) 110

 

Karangasem Police Station

Address: Jalan Bayangkara, Amlapura

Phone: (0363) 21 220

 

Klungkung Police Station

Address: Jalan Untung Surapati, Semarapura

Phone: (0366) 21 115

 

Kuta Police Station

Address: Jalan Raya Tuban

Phone: (0361) 751 598

 

Nusa Dua Police Station

Address: Jalan By Pass Nusa Dua

Phone: (0361) 772 110

 

Sanur Police Station

Address: Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai

Phone: (0361) 288 597

 

Tabanan Police Station

Address: Jalan Pahlawan, Tabanan

Phone: (0361) 811 210

 

Ubud Police Station

Address: Jalan Raya Ubud , Ubud

Phone: (0361) 975 316

There are a myriad of supermarkets spread throughout Bali. For western foods, you are best visiting either Bintang supermarketing in Seminyak or a Carre Four or Pepitos which have multiple locations. Please note, the aforementioned supermarkets have higher prices than many of the other marts throughout Bali. Smaller marts such as Circle K and Mini Mart are dotted throughout the island, you’ll find one every few hundred metres in the busier parts of the island. Finally, for fresh produce and indonesian foods, you are best making a visit to your nearest local market. It’s a fantastic experience and the prices are much more reasonable.

Whilst Bali is known as a fun, tropical mecca, things don’t always go as planned. There are a myriad of accident and illnesses that are common in visiting tourists and include travellers diarrhea (Bali belly), mosquito borne illnesses such as dengue, road and motorbike accidents, sunburn and heatstroke and slips, trips and falls. It is important that you address all of the above in a timely manner and with the proper care. if you or a family member get sick or worse, it’s vital to know where the nearest hospital or medical care is, here are some of our recommendations;

 

RSUP Sanglah Hospital

Address: Jalan Diponegoro, Dauh Puri Klod, Denpasar Barat, Kota Denpasar

Contact: +62 361 227 911

 

BIMC Hospital Kuta

Address: Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 100X, Kuta, Denpasar

Contact: +62 361 761 263

 

BIMC Hospital – Nusa Dua

Address: Kawasan BTDC Blok D, Nusa Dua

Contact: +62 361 3000 911

 

Siloam Hospital – Kuta

Address: Jalan Sunset road No. 818, Kuta

Contact: +62 361 779 900

 

Kasih Ibu Hospital – Denpasar

Address: Jalan Teuku umar No. 120, Denpasar

Contact: +62 361 223 036

 

Surya Husadha Hospital – Denpasar

Address: Jalan P. Serangan No. 1, Denpasar

Contact: +62 361 233 787/ +62 361 235 041

 

Sanglah Public Hospital – Denpasar

Address: Jalan Kesehatan Selatan No. 1, Sanglah Denpasar

Contact: +62 361 227 911

 

Canggu Medical – Canggu

Jalan Subak Sari No. 108XX, Canggu

+62 361 4740 141

 

Private Clinics:

Bali Clinic – Seminyak

Jalan Laksamana No. 54, Seminyak

+62 361 733 301

 

Toya Medika Clinic – Ubud

Address: Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud

+62 361 978 078

 

Ambulance service: 118

General emergency service: 112

Bali Tourist Police: +62 361 759 687

Australian Emergency Consular assistance:+61 26261 3305

Getting a SIM card in Canggu is relatively easy. You will need to visit a local vendor selling them. XL and Telkomsel are the better providers and a sim can usually be purchased for around $20 (200,000Rp). You will need to buy credit for the sim, and unless you are making calls, you a better buying just data. (download whatsapp so that you are still able to make phone calls but using your data). 15GB will cost you around $13 (130,000Rp). Finally, a new rule has come into Indonesia that the SIM card will need to be registered. This can be done by either using the ID of a local friend (must have an Indonesian ID, only 2 sims can be registered per ID) or by registering as a foreigner and handing over a copy of your passport (can only be done with Telkomsel).