Written by Beverley Lennon
Edited by Denise Tan
What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Canggu? The beach? The hipster cafes? Yup, from sipping coffees to suntanning on the beach, Canggu definitely has something for everyone!
The perfect vacay here starts from waking up to a beautiful beach view from your room, and heading down to the coolest cafes nearby for your favourite avo-toasts and Instagrammable smoothie bowls. Trust us, your entire day will practically fly by with a small dip in the ocean and snapping #foodporn photos from chic cafes!
Of course, that’s not all that this up-and-coming trendy spot in Bali offers. By night time, Canggu will transform into a party area where social butterflies can meet tons of friendly locals and surfers while bonding over drinks so grab your friends, dress up, and pop by one of those lively bars!
There’s truly so much to see and do in Canggu that it would be a waste to spend another minute having to travel back and forth to the different places (not to mention how tiring it would be…). That’s why, we’ve come up with our recommendation of the 9 best hotels in Canggu that are just a short walk/drive away from the most irresistible beaches and Instagrammable cafes in this trendy area to make sure that you can make the most of your time in Canggu doing what you love!
Note: This list of stays has been curated based on the hotels’ locations and proximity to the beach and trendy cafes.
The prices reflected below are the low season rates for the hotels and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
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1. Get your fill of Canggu’s beach with Santorini vibes: LV8 Resort Hotel
Water you doing in Bali if you aren’t at the beach? At LV8 Resort Hotel, you don’t just get to take photos of Bali’s spectacular beaches, but also experience a touch of Santorini, the absolute beach paradise, to fulfill all your Instagram fantasies!
Lazy travellers like me would rejoice for the fact that Berawa beach is right in front of the resort so you don’t even need to get out of the hotel to see the beach for yourself. Just soak up a little sunshine by the pool facing the ocean and indulge in a cocktail (or two!) for the ultimate beachfront experience!
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Beyond spectacular beach views, this Santorini-style resort is also really close to the trendiest cafes so you could always continue your photo-taking adventures without having to go far!
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In Canggu, night time means party time ;). Here at the onsite beach club where international DJs occasionally make a special guest appearance, you can dance the night away without having to step out of the hotel so you can simply head back to the comfort of your room right away after the party!
When it comes to the room options, our favourite is definitely the One Bedroom Suite (with pool) that comes with all the necessities and your own private pool to let you chill and relax comfortably so do give it a shot if you’re looking for a luxe Canggu stay, and don’t mind forking out a bit more for the suite!
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Great beach views, checked! Cool cafes nearby, checked! Sounds like this hotel would make for a great stay to experience Canggu, no?2. Luxurious beachfront villa escape to take your breath away: Morabito Art Villa (Special Mention)
Canggu is all about the fun and exciting adventures, but you definitely need a good accommodation to truly feel like you’re on vacation. That’s why we’re introducing to you Morabito Art Villa, where you can unwind luxuriously and savour Bali’s beaches in style!
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Designed by French jeweller, Pascal Morabito, the bright, airy villas blend together a mix of contemporary and historical artworks for guests to create an artistic atmosphere for guests. All you need to do is grab a coffee and you can have your own mini art tour here!
The villas will keep you connected with a variety of cafes in the vicinity (including Insta-famous Panama Kitchen & Pool), so you can make a coffee run or go cafe-hopping anytime you wish!
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With exquisite furnishings like Chinese porcelain sinks, outdoor stone bathtubs overlooking the majestic Indian Ocean, and luxurious beddings, each of the seven different types of villas here presents their own unique version of luxury to make you feel like an absolute king and queen!
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3. Dreamy ocean views from a chill rooftop pool: Aston Canggu Beach Resort
Think Canggu is just another typical surfer’s hideout? Think again.
Embracing the beach life doesn’t mean you have to settle for small bunk beds and simple hostels! The classy Aston Beach Resort will change your impressions of this vibrant spot with its sleek exterior and trendy rooftop pool offering enchanting ocean views.
Did we also mention that the rooftop pool offers a drop-dead gorgeous sunset view? The vast skies streaked with bright orange and pink hues creates a calming atmosphere for you to simply stop and bask in the moment of your trip, free from all worries.
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We promised to keep you close to your favourite cafe foods, and we’ll deliver. The hotel is of walking distance to popular cafes so that you could always satisfy your avo-toast and smoothie bowl cravings without having to travel out!
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Getting to the beach definitely won’t be an issue as well, as you’ll be a mere 2 minutes away from Batu Bolong Beach. If you really want to maximize your beach experience, you could choose to opt for the Suite where you can gaze at the Indian Ocean from your very own snazzy bathtub all day long while having your favourite drink by your side 😉
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4. Get a taste of luxury with a beautiful, spacious suite: The Haven Suites
From the architecture, design, and service to the relaxing atmosphere in the hotel, The Haven Suites is…well, heavenly!
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We must say, it’s hard to imagine getting bored here even if you’re planning to stay in at the hotel. From pampering body treats at Luh Arum Spa, to savouring scrumptious Western and Asian dishes from Ketumbar Restaurant & Bar (while enjoying a pool view!), time spent here will definitely leave you feeling refreshed from your usual busy schedule!
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Once you’re ready to step out of the hotel, you will be absolutely pumped from all the fun stuff you can see around the area! There’s always different things to do, from eating, shopping, to cafe hopping around the trendy district – and you’ll never know if there’s a hidden surprise around the next corner!
If you’re travelling alone, the lively bars around the area would be perfect for meeting new people to hang out with and share some delicious cocktails! Yup, with some alcohol and live music, the atmosphere would be just great for starting up a conversation with those at the table next to you 😉
5. The perfect combination of superb beach views and scrumptious food: Legong Keraton Beach Hotel
Found right on Berawa Beach, you will always be accompanied by the soothing sounds of crashing waves at the Legong Keraton Beach Hotel. The relaxed beach atmosphere and wonderful views make this a welcoming home away from home!
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Being a beachfront hotel, you can experience the beach simply by stepping out of your balcony to enjoy the light breeze, sun, and expansive ocean view! Go on, open up the doors, and let the beach take your breath away!
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And of course, being in Canggu, you can’t miss out on the foodie adventures they have to offer. The hotel is conveniently located near rows of restaurants and cafes so go ahead and choose your first meal stop!
The hotel provides different room options, with the Beachfront Room being the best pick – a spacious room that comes with an en-suite bathroom, bathtub, and a balcony.
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When the sun sets, you can do it like the Balinese and savour the view by the coastline at The Kerang Restaurant, their modern all-day-dining cafe, while enjoying lip-smacking Indonesian and Continental cuisine 🙂
6. Celebrate every day like it’s a Friday here: FRii Hotel
If you’re here in Canggu for a memorable time with your friends, the affordable rooms here at Frii Hotel that comes with a superb pool or ocean view will be perfect for you guys!
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Not only are the rooms really budget-friendly, but the Frii Hotel also allows you to make the most of Canggu with its ideal location putting you near popular cafes like Roti Canai, Monsieur Spoon, and even a hidden spa salon called Therapy offering indulgent spa sessions at an affordable price tag!
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Since you’re reading this article, you might be a fan of water activities. Well, the aesthetic outdoor pool in the hotel will definitely meet your expectations for a splashing good time! Its clean waters and wide space is great for spending the afternoons when everyone just wants to chill and hang out or play around in the water!
Coupled with a strong casual and cosy vibe, the hotel also has a rooftop restaurant overlooking the city and vast paddy fields to make sure you get your fill of Canggu’s amazing sights.
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No frills or hidden charges here, just you and your friends hanging out at the beach and Instagrammable cafes to experience the lively Canggu that everyone is raving about!
7. The absolute steal with a penthouse, private pool, and ocean views: The Kirana Hotel Resto and Spa
We can’t help but gush over The Kirana Hotel Resto and Spa, be it for its convenient location, friendly staff, inviting pool, indulgent spa, or expansive rooms. Everything at this hotel is so wonderful that it even has loyal guests returning for another stay!
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Flanked by the beach on one side and the trendiest cafes, restaurants, and boutiques on the other, the hotel makes for a peaceful staycation right in the middle of everything you need from Canggu.
Once you step right in, you’ll get to enjoy true Balinese hospitality while being greeted with a view of mini rice fields between the lobby and The Koi Restaurant. A feast for the eyes indeed!
The best part? This hotel offers various room categories ranging from the Standard Kirana Room to the luxurious Penthouse (that comes with a private pool!), so there will always be an option that can fit your budget and accommodation needs.
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Helloooo water bug! The clear waters at Batu Bolong beach nearby will have you itching for a swim to cool off from the hot Bali weather so don’t bother resisting and just jump straight into the ocean!
Let’s also not forget the crazy nightlife you’ll get to experience in Canggu – you’ll definitely want to pamper yourself with a massage after a whole night of partying. For this, The Kirana’s got your back, literally. Their Kanaya Spa offering traditional Balinese massages at an affordable price will help you recharge and rejuvenate before your next party 😉
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8. Stay in a bungalow that makes you feel like you’re at Gili Islands: The Hideaway Canggu
Living up to its name, The Hideaway Canggu is the perfect hipster stay for those looking to see a side of Canggu that only few know about. We’re talking about glorious sunset skies, pool views, and more!
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Knock on the doors and you will open up to a magical world where the charming standalone wood terraces will make you feel as if you’re standing right in the famous, magazine-approved Gili Islands!
Mmm…just imagine yourself snoozing on the bean bags in the rustic wood terrace, listening to your favourite indie beats while enjoying your lunch that was delivered right to your room (yep, their sister restaurant, Red Salt, offers delivery services!) – now that’s a real holiday!
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Otherwise, you could also drop by the restaurant itself to fill your tummy, where you can enjoy a comforting meal while admiring the abundant rice fields! Definitely worth a visit, if we must say 😉
To be honest, nothing makes the trip better than experiencing a bit of local hospitality! Here, the warm owners, Nicole and Wayan, stay on the premises so they are always available to help you out, and they might even be up for a short chat about what’s happening in Canggu!
This place is called The Hideaway, but it’s not an obscure place that’s cut off from civilization. In fact, you would only be a short 15-minute walk away from the beach with quite a few cafes in the area so there’s plenty of exciting things for you to see once you step out!
With all the hustle and bustle of Canggu, and chill vibes within the stay, The Hideaway seems to have successfully combined the best of both worlds – just send us there already!!
TripCanvas Tip: This place offers car and bike rentals as well, so you have more transport options to explore Canggu (in case you’re not into walking ;))
9. Bask in Ubud’s views while having fun in Canggu’s cafe and beach scene: Canggu Beach Inn
Rumour has it that back in the old days, Canggu and Ubud had a lot in common and attracted a somewhat similar crowd. Fast forward to today, Ubud has turned into a yogi community while Canggu is now a paradise for surfers and hipster cafe lovers.
However, at Canggu Beach Inn, the homey stay gives a different spin to the usual Canggu street scene by offering a quiet respite with bits of old Bali. You’ll know what we’re talking about when you get there, as you walk down the corridor with a view of Bali’s iconic rice paddy fields!
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As promised, this place offers you amazing beach views and tons of nearby trendy cafes, but we aren’t stopping you if you want to whip up a few small dishes in the well-equipped kitchen to have a picnic by the beach 🙂
Now, we’ve talked about the great atmosphere at Canggu Beach Inn, but the rooms and facilities here definitely deserve a special mention as well – simple and clean rooms with inviting pools at a really affordable price. Now you can spend more of your budget on your Canggu adventures!
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Furthermore, the friendly staff will always be happy to help you out, and can even help you arrange for rental transportation so you can just head out to play without having to worry about planning everything yourself!
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Special Mention 1: Live out your Malibu beach life in a tropical Canggu stay: Koa D’Surfer Hotel
Snap away with your camera at Koa D’Surfer Hotel! We guarantee that you’ll be the envy of all your friends when they see your aesthetic shots flaunting your holiday 😉
One of the must-go photo spots here is the cute Baywatch-inspired lookout here where you will simply fall in love with its pastel pink hues! And of course, don’t stop your photoshoot journey there – the cafes nearby offer whole new sets of photo backdrops that you can use to add on to your collection of memorable photos.
With the surfer theme and rooftop pool at the hotel, there’s plenty of beach-goers here who are always keen on making new friends and hanging out together so don’t be surprised if a stranger comes up to talk to you! Who knows? You might even get an exclusive invite to a surfer’s gathering or party!
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The colourful restaurant by the pool is also a great place to enjoy both local and international cuisine while admiring the alluring sunset sky (and of course cute surfers ;)) so don’t forget to drop by in the evening!
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Prefer staying in? The hotel recreates the beach (minus the crowds!) with sand floors, hammocks, bright beach chairs, and tons of other tropical decorations so that you won’t miss out on all the perks that the beach offers!
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Stepping into the rooms, you will be greeted by a spacious and clean interior with hints of the beach concept found outside to make your resting space a little cosier! Psst, you can even use the surfboard decoration in your room as a cool photo prop 🙂
TripCanvas Tip: This place is highly recommended for young travellers looking to mingle and mix with new friends!
Special Mention 2: Work, play, and drink in this deluxe Canggu resort: Eastin Ashta Resort
Out of the many resorts that showed up in Bali in 2018, Eastin Ashat Resort is definitely one that deserves special attention, both for its appearance and location.
The resort is practically a wonderland to fulfil all your needs – be it a conducive gym to get that beach bod, or a restaurant with a pool view to reply your emails and get some work done, there are all sorts of facilities to ensure that you have everything you need at your fingertips!
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If you’re looking to treat yourself, book their suite that offers a pool view from your very own bathtub (we bet you’ll love it)!
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Outside of the resort, you will find Batu Bolong beach (approximately a 9-minute walk away) and many other cafes on the streets nearby to let you experience the hip and trendy Canggu! Yum, yum, and more yum!
The fun doesn’t stop even when the sky turns dark – head over to the pool bar and you will find unique cocktails like Lost in Canggu and Island Babe, made especially for your night here! Go on, take a chance, and let the night adventures begin!
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