In the past few years, Canggu has made its name as the trendiest area in Bali. It is a town of epic waves, raw and vegan food stores, infinity pools, grungy, yet hip bars, stunning beaches and great food. Yogis, digital nomads and surfers all flock here to be a part of the scene, and one such scene is simply hanging out during the day. We’ve made a list of the best places to kick back and relax in Canggu.
Theanna Eco Villa and Spa
Theana Eco Village and Spa is one of Bali’s luxurious gems. The place is designed with Japanese and Indonesian influenced the architecture, so it looks very unique. It was designed by architect Ketut Arthana with the idea to blend seamlessly into nature. The structure incorporates bamboo and has a very natural feel and offers a 20-meter infinity pool overlooking rice paddies and bamboo forests. The staff are friendly and strive to provide each guest with a pleasant experience. After taking in the blissful Balinese view, indulge yourself at Theana’s restaurant. They specialize in healthy and delicious Indonesian. This stunning venue is also available to host parties and honeymoons. The cost of entering Theanna Eco Villa and Spa is 150,000 IDR for day visitors. This includes access to the infinity pool, sun lounge, outside shower and wifi.
Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 25A, Canggu
The Lawn Canggu
Not all of us relax by lounging by a pool. Some find their inner peace by letting it all out on the dance floor. For those who wish to have a few drinks followed by a boogy – The Lawn Canggu is for you. It is located near Batu Bolong beach with amazing ocean views. The Lawn is open from 11am – 11pm every day. Come in the morning to just hang out next to their epic pool and bask in the sunshine. Gaze out upon the azure horizon while sipping your delicious cocktails or visit in the evening when the party starts. Music enthusiasts will love this place and should note that the venue features Jazz Tuesdays. Environmentalists will be pleased to partake in The Lawn Canggu’s weekly beach clean up. It starts at 8 AM every Sunday. Participants will start at The Lawn and make their way towards Echo Beach. Snacks are provided for all those who join. Do your part to keep Bali clean!
Location: Jalan Pura Dalem, Canggu
Now this is the place to sip a cocktail in paradise. Alternative beach offers a fun slide, diving platform, fitness studio, awesome restaurant, scenic outdoor Jacuzzis and a million places to get the perfect Instagram shot. Wade in the swimming pool or catch some rays on the sun deck, there are even floating bean-bags! Yes, this is the place you want to be! Alternative Beach offers daily happy hour from 3pm-6pm (as of March 2019), so it’s a perfect spot to catch the sunset with martini in hand! On Mondays head to their outdoor cinema for movie night. It starts at 7PM. Chill out on a bean-bag, munch on some popcorn, and enjoy a movie under the stars. Alternative beach even offers modern private rooms and hostel accommodation for travelers seeking a place to stay.
Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 78, Canggu
We all love to wade in Bali’s majestic ocean and this is the perfect spot to do so! Many beaches in Canggu have strong waves, good for surfing, but not so much for swimming. This beach is different. Usually it is calm and the currents are weak. It is also one of Canggu’s least developed beaches, so you can enjoy some privacy as you explore the beautiful, vast Indian Ocean. Catch the sunset here and just hang out! It is located between Batu Bolong and Berawa, which are both much more popular. Nelayan is 350 meters long, so you’ll have plenty of room to stroll across the mystical black sand. For those seeking a nice, relaxing beach in the hippest part of Bali, look no further than Nelayan.
Milk & Madu
This is a real cozy spot. Milk & Madu is a cafe that caters to families and young travelers alike. Tropical vibes will remind you that you are in paradise. Everyone will find something to enjoy here. For the younger crowd tune into live acoustic music 6pm-9pm on Sundays and Tuesdays. These nights they also offer two for one pizzas, so bring all your friends and make it a party! For families, share a puzzle, a game, or just let the little ones play on the playground. Free crafts are available every day starting at 7am. Children will love origami and paints and hopefully draw inspiration from the beauty of Bali! Relax with a fantastic cup of coffee while your kids are busy with crafts. Milk & Madu has it all. Enjoy a fresh breakfast, or come in later in the day for the best pizza in Bali, which is baked over lava stone. This is the perfect spot to snuggle up and enjoy the sounds of a rainstorm if you’re ever visiting Bali in the rainy season.
Location: Jalan Pantai Berawa No.52, Canggu