Written by Beverley Lennon
Edited by Candice Neo
Once known as Bali’s hipster haven, Canggu has transformed into a lively party destination, drawing crowds in search of beach clubs and trendy cafes. This coastal enclave now pulses with a vibrant atmosphere, offering a fusion of contemporary culture and modernity, complete with Instagrammable cafes and stylish beachfront venues.
Enthusiasts of the digital realm, party-goers, creative minds, and avid surfers convene here, creating a dynamic and diverse community. While a day trip to Canggu provides a glimpse into its allure, immersing oneself over a couple of days reveals the true essence of this trendy hub.
To enhance the experience, choosing the best accommodation in Canggu is paramount. The selection of boutique hotels, some perched right on the beachfront, caters to the desire for an authentic yet luxurious stay.
For those wondering where to stay in Canggu, we’ve put together a list of the best luxury beach resorts, private pool villas and cool boutique hotels where comfort seamlessly merges with the breathtaking natural surroundings.
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, 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.
Berawa Beach: With its tranquil ambiance, black-sand Berawa Beach is perfect for leisure walks, sunbathing and surfing (surfers, don’t miss the surf schools and surf camps here!). It’s also perfect for chilling by the beachfront cafes and restaurants at sunset!
Echo Beach: Another loved surf locale by those that head to Bali, the waves here are powerful and not for the inexperienced. The stunning landscape features black sand shores, crashing waves, and palm trees. And it’s not just about the surf. You can soak in the chill vibes at beachfront cafes that serve up mouthwatering seafood and refreshing drinks.
Batu Bolong: Perhaps the most happening beach in Canggu, Batu Bolong is a vibrant area at the heart of Bali’s coastal culture. It’s a surfer’s paradise with constant waves and a bustling beach scene. The streets are lined with trendy cafes, bars, and boutiques, creating a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Don’t miss the sunset – the beach transforms with vibrant bars and restaurants.
Canggu Beach: Canggu Beach, an extension of Batu Bolong Beach, offers a captivating mix of sun, surf, and beach culture. It’s a hotspot for surfers, with numerous schools for all levels, and it boasts trendy beach bars and cafes serving both local and international delights. It’s the perfect place if you want to soak up Bali’s eclectic coastal charm.
Pererenan Beach: Yet another black-sand beach in Canggu, Pererenan is renowned for its scenic beauty and seamless blend of modernity and tradition. You’ll find a mix of expats, surf enthusiasts, and locals all living it up together, surrounded by cool cafes, yoga spots, and artsy hangouts.
1. California-inspired luxury right in Canggu – COMO Uma Canggu (near Echo Beach)
Canggu might stand out as Bali’s hippest district – it’s whimsical, colourful and above all Instagrammable (especially the cafes!). But if you look closely enough, you might find a different side – one that screams glamour.
For a taste of ultimate luxury, check in at the remarkable COMO Uma Canggu. The 119-room luxury beachfront resort sits in one of Canggu’s trendiest spots.
Adding to its rooms and suites, there are 12 luxury penthouses, each with a private pool, unobtrusive butler service, and some of Bali’s most epic ocean views. The food and the service are also impeccable, with a focus on local, carefully-sourced produce from across the archipelago.
But most of all, the resort is home to one of Bali’s best beach clubs! COMO Beach Club blends the buzz of beachfront fun with exceptional, healthy food by day, and cocktails by night.
Start your day with a cold-pressed juice or smoothie at their Glow Juice Bar, enjoy an Asian-inspired therapy at the spa or try out surfing with the knowledge of an expert, there’s no short supply of incredible things to do in Canggu.2. Luxury among lush rice fields – Plataran Canggu Bali Resort and Spa (near Batu Belig Beach)
Spreading across Bali’s lush green paddy fields, the stunning Plataran Canggu Resort resides within tropical gardens, alongside a river.
While centrally located, the hotel feels utterly remote. Guests stay in upscale villas, ranging from one to two bedrooms, most of which feature a private pool.
Their decadent dining options include the ever-popular Plataran At Canggu, a tasteful five-star restaurant housed in a Joglo, serving delicious Indonesian fare.
In addition to lounging by the resort’s main pool, guests can take advantage of their luxurious Padma Spa where you can experience a variety of therapeutic and beauty treatments designed to balance mind, body and soul, and reignite the inner glow.
3. A romantic option for the bohemian couples! – Shore Amora Canggu (near Pererenan Beach)
There’s something so peaceful about watching as the paddy fields sway in the wind. Accompanied by the soft chirping of birds, the light howl of the wind, and the warm touch of the sun, a private pool could get no more peaceful than this!
If swimming gets a little too tiring, transfer over to your swinging lounge chair, and get your partner to give you a gentle push while you two enjoy each other’s company. Being in the heart of Canggu means you can also hop out for a quick bite around the several hipster cafes or stroll in between cuddle sessions!
Here at Shore Amora, there are many relaxing and artistic activities that couples can do together. Take part in their pottery or perfume workshop, enjoy “Sip and Paint” sessions, yoga classes, surfing, or even boxing lessons! You will never run out of things to do!
4. Find Palm Springs in Bali – The Cali Villas (near Canggu Beach)
Beyond its reputation as a haven for Instagrammable cafes that concoct art on plates and in cups, the canvas of Canggu has expanded to include a collection of aesthetically-pleasing villas and hotels.
Located within 10 minutes walking distance from Batu Bolong Beach, The Cali Villas stands as a mesmerising oasis, a harmonious marriage between the allure of Palm Springs and the island’s natural charm.
With interiors as pristine as the clouds, each villa boasts a signature touch of elegance with its white-washed walls. Cacti, standing as stoic sentinels, bring a touch of desert whimsy to the surroundings.
Inside, the promise of indulgent relaxation awaits, with velvety bedding that beckons like a gentle cloud, inviting guests to unwind and dream amidst the luxurious comfort. And as the day unfolds, the private pool glimmers in invitation, offering a refreshing sanctuary to bask in Bali’s eternal summer.
Offering a choice between two to three-bedroom villas, each villa is equipped with modern amenities, including air conditioning, Bose sound systems, a fully furnished kitchen, and an abundantly stocked mini-bar upon arrival. Additionally, the villas offer the assurance of 24-hour gated security, ensuring a safe and serene retreat for all guests.
5. Stay right in the middle of Canggu and Seminyak – Komea Villas (near Kayu Putih Beach)
Nestled between Bali’s trendiest beach towns, Canggu and Seminyak, lies Komea Villas — a serene retreat boasting just seven elegant villas.
Each villa seamlessly extends into a lush garden oasis, complete with its own inviting swimming pool. Whether you’re a couple seeking an intimate escape or a family in search of quality time, Komea Villas offers a choice between one-bedroom and two-bedroom villas to suit your preference.
And while you’re not within the confines of a traditional resort, there’s no need to worry about missing out on luxurious experiences. Guests of the villa are treated to a tranquil one-hour session of pure indulgence — a Balinese massage that sweeps from head to toe, all within the opulent seclusion of their private villa.
Especially tailored for couples, delight in the exclusive pleasure of a romantic dinner for two, set in an intimate ambience aglow with candlelight. The swimming pool adorned with delicate flower petals forms the heart of this enchanting scene.
Throughout the evening, a devoted butler will attend to your every need, presenting a meticulously crafted three-course menu that caters to your unique taste preferences. This enchanting dining experience under the starlit sky promises an absolutely magical and entirely personalised affair.
6. You’ll eventually want this to be your permanent home – OXO Townhouses (nnear Berawa Beach)
Introducing a new benchmark for contemporary living in Canggu, OXO Townhouses elevates the standard. Boasting an array of private villas that range from one to two bedrooms, OXO Townhouses emerge as the ultimate haven for both couples and groups of friends alike.
Each studio unit presents an open-plan design, marked by spaciousness, a designated home office area, and an individual garden along with a refreshing plunge pool. These elements blend seamlessly, crafting a lush and tropical haven where relaxation and revitalization take centre stage.
With expansive sliding doors, the living room effortlessly merges with the outdoor expanse, forming an ideal setting for hosting guests or finding personal solace. The open-plan kitchen boasts a sleek, functional aesthetic accentuated by top-tier finishes and premium appliances.
Conveniently located within walking distance to Canggu’s finest cafes, restaurants, recreational facilities, and the beach, OXO Townhouses Berawa ensures that every moment of your stay is characterised by convenience and access to the best that the area has to offer.
7. An unbeatable location – ZIN Canggu Resort & Villas (near Canggu Beach)
Nestled at the heart of Canggu, ZIN Resort & Villas offers an exceptional advantage – a mere one-minute stroll to the beach. This proximity grants you the ease of leisurely walks along the sandy shores and seamless access to renowned beach clubs like The Lawn, Echo Beach Club, La Brisa, and others.
As you arrive, the prominent ZIN Café greets you at the forefront, positioned along the road. A discreet driveway on the right directs you to the villa reception area, concealed discreetly behind the café. The villas extend gracefully down the landscape behind the café’s structure, adorned with picturesque pathways bordered by trees, winding through the property.
The ZIN Canggu property encompasses an array of accommodation options, including four exquisite teak private pool villas, two private pool bamboo villas, 24 deluxe rooms, and six junior suites. Each unit is thoughtfully furnished, offering a choice between king or twin size beds, a cozy lounge or sofa area, complete air-conditioning, ceiling fans, smart TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a refrigerator.
Guests at ZIN can freely access the co-working pavilion, ZIN@work, and savour some of the finest coffee in Bali, freshly roasted on-site. The venue presents an enticing selection of dishes that blend international and local ingredients and recipes, hosted in a stunning setting. Whether you visit the Rooftop for Mediterranean delights or opt to unwind by the riverside pool bar, relaxation and enjoyment are ensured.
For those inclined towards an active vacation, ZINFIT fitness studio beckons with offerings like circuit training, martial arts, dance, and boxing classes. And when it’s time to unwind, the riverside spa provides an exquisite retreat for relaxation.
8. Dreamy ocean views from a chill rooftop pool – ASTON Canggu Beach Resort (near Batu Bolong Beach)
Think Canggu is just another typical surfer’s hideout?
Embracing a simple 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.
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!
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 maximise 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.
9. Work, play, and drink in this deluxe Canggu resort – Eastin Ashta Resort (near Batu Bolong Beach)
This 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!
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)!
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!
10. Oceanfront or pool access, you choose! – Swarga Suites (near Berawa Beach)
Located gracefully on the shores of Berawa Beach, the resplendent Swarga Suites Bali Berawa presents an exquisite haven of opulence.
The stay features a variety of 60 sleek suites, most of which offer views that are hard to beat. Some of these abodes grace you with panoramic ocean views, while others offer the luxury of stepping directly into the embrace of the pool’s azure waters.
Awaken to the promise of a delectable breakfast each morning, a prelude to the day’s adventures. Should the desire for an intimate dining experience arise, a simple request opens the doors to in-room dining. The on-site Ketumbar Bistro & Bar stands ready to delight, a culinary voyage spanning the spectrum of Asian and International flavours.
Open from 7am to 10pm, their infinity swimming pool is the place to be before escaping to their Luh Arum Spa for a holistic Balinese treatment.
11. Stay in a bungalow that makes you feel like you’re at Gili Islands – The Hideaway Canggu (near Pererenan Beach)
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!
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!
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 ;))