Thinking back to our time in Bali, Canggu was one of my favorites. It’s north west of Kuta, the city where planes fly in and vendors know all of the tricks to trap the tourists. Canggu is so fresh and calm by comparison. The sky was so blue! And the beach just stretched on forever. You could walk along the sand all the way to the next town, Seminyak (which is known to be a bit swankier with lots of good expensive foreign food). Canggu had a nice small town vibe with restaurants and shops lining one main street. The town is surrounded by gorgeous green rice paddies. I also really enjoyed the quirky graffiti around town.
Echo beach is a well-known section of the town a little bit North-West along the coast, with the fancy Echo Beach Club restaurant right on the water and a nice temple next door also right on the beach. There were some local and chain shops selling beachwear. There were a couple of places there to do yoga. I went to a fun session in a hotel- we practiced moving through the poses like a wave was moving us, which was cool imagery since we could hear the actual waves throughout the session. If I were to go again (which I might this Spring!), I think I would check out Serenity Eco Guesthouse or Desa Seni for yoga.
We liked Old Man’s so much that we went twice. It was a chill outdoor restaurant with a nice view of the beach. There were showers on site and some cozy places to curl up for an afternoon. It wasn’t too expensive. The food was delicious, and a little different from some of the other local options. It would be a good place for a casual drink too.
Tanah Lot (above) is a famous temple a short drive from Canggu. It’s perched on a rock in the sea. It’s a key photo-op. We went there on a motorbike and had amazing roast pig for lunch on the way back.
We stayed at Koming Guest House. It was brand new with only 4 rooms open. We had the pool almost all to ourselves and it was an easy walk to the beach.