Written by Beverley Lennon
Co-written by Afina Najib, Dionne Lee, Candice Neo, Keith Tan and Nadia Crowe
Edited by Beverley Lennon
Welcome to Canggu. Oh wait, you’re only allowed in the Gu if you pronounce it correctly. So repeat after me: “Chan-goo”. Now, you’re set!
This hip little coastal village in South Bali has long been a surfers’ hideout but is now so very distinct for its unique quirky personality, titling itself as “Bali’s hipster central”.
As some of our team members are real Canggu lovers, we sure have cool stuff to tell you about this area that is just full of swag and hot shirtless surfers walking around with their equally good-looking ladies (sadly!).
Typically, a hip hotspot requires quirky smart cafes, boutiques and delis selling the now-obligatory avocado on (sourdough) toast (but now probably replaced by “Kombucha”) – which seems to have become a byword for hipster culture. And that is obviously what Canggu masters! Once you’re here, you get to indulge in its superb coffee and foodie offerings, cool retail, artsy vibes and, of course, a density of well-groomed beards showing off on dirt-bikes.
From 7am coffee to cure your hangovers to evening cocktails by the pool, here are some incredibly cool things to do in Canggu (including places to hang out with the kids)!
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