The surfer beach town of Canggu is located just about 20 minutes north from Seminyak. You will find in this Balinese hipster town all the tendencies of the movement. Coming to Canggu without eating organic and locally grown products, driving a custom bike and surfing, is not really coming to Canggu! Below is the top 10 of the things to do in Canggu.
Things to do in Canggu #1 – Yoga and eco-friendly villages
You will find some habits breakers genuine green villages, where the Balinese smiles are the foundation. Spend a day in one of these places and rethink the way you live your life forever.
Desa Seni is one of the pioneers of the local yoga scene. It was built in a way that ensures that the village does not alter the natural land structure and local waterways. It is interesting to note that 40% of the lands are used to grow organic food for the restaurant. We recommend you to attend at least one of their world class yoga classes if you don’t have time to try them all. Swimming pool, fields, eco bungalows and good vibes are what you’ll find there.
Make the most of Desa Seni by spending a complete day of wellness including yoga, organic lunch & massage. A must in Canggu!
+62 361 844 6392
Jl. Subak Sari No.13, Canggu, Bali
You will also find the Samadi where radical well-being and self-empowerment are the spearheads of the village. Find one of the very best Ashtanga yoga institution of the island. If your long flight to Bali gave you a horrible back pain, head to Samadi, or just join the family style brunch every day from 8 to 3pm. Samadi gets its renown from their Sunday organic market, where organic and locally grown coffee, food but also handmade clothes and goods are kings.
Jl. Padang Linjong, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Opening hours: 8am – 10pm
Things to do in Canggu #2 – Bike & Surf at Chillhouse
Whether you know Bali like the back of your hand, or it’s your first time on the island, chilling at the Chillhouse is always an incredible moment where good riding vibes are reigning.
Meet people with the same interests for adrenaline experiences such as surfing or biking, in the heart of Canggu – a place for adrenaline seekers, and riders of all kind.
Do check out their full day tour including rice field coached mountain bike, followed by a sunset surf lesson, a must-do for any sportsman that wants to enjoy the beauty of Bali’s nature.
+62 812 3958 3056
Opening hours: 8am – 10pm
JL. Kubu Manyar 22 , Br Pipitan, Canggu, 80361 Bali
Things to do in Canggu #3 – Attraction park & Family time at Canggu Club
Here is the first entertainment and sports place in Canggu, 4 hectares of enjoyment: hit the gym before heading to the swimming pool, share a couple of exchange in family on one of the many tennis courts available, enjoy the spa, the waterpark and our favourite for sure: the bounce trampoline centre. There is everything to make the family happy in here 🙂
Open daily from 6am to 10pm, and if you wanna rest, a kid club is available to take care of the youngest of us. Don’t forget to book your day pass at the Canggu Club, here.
Opening hours 6am – 10am
Jl. Pantai Berawa, Banjar Tegal Gundul, Canggu, Badung, Bali
Things to do in Canggu #4 – Canggu dining experience
We strictly recommend you to try one of the excellent burgers and juices at Betelnut café. A selection of wraps and Mexican dishes is also available. Not only the food is great, but also the vibes and the staff. A must-do in Canggu, for sure.
Opening hours: 7am – 10pm
Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.60, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
When in Canggu, If you are looking for typical Balinese food, go to the Dandelion warung. Enjoy great local food in an incredible atmosphere.
Opening hours: 4pm – 10pm
Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No.8, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Go for a fish barbeque at Echo beach from 6pm, only 2 meters from the Indian Ocean, you won’t regret it. We also suggest you not to choose the last tables on the big swell days, a word to the wise is enough 😉
Lastly, those looking for some romance can contemplate a beautiful sunset from a picnic bed where an aphrodisiac dinner will be served. Lovebirds, don’t forget to book your 18th-century antique bed, illuminated by oil lanterns and a red, dusky sky, solo on a private beach.
Things to do in Canggu #5 – Nightlife
You had a great day and it’s time for the crowning touch. Canggu hosts the best live bands gigs of the island so far. Take some good rest on Monday night because the schedule of all the other nights is pretty busy!
If you are more of the musician type, head to Pretty Poison on Tuesday for the open mic session, you’ll meet the local skateboarding scene in a youthful punky atmosphere. On Thursday and Saturday nights, skateboarding and unusual cocktails are here to distract you.
Pretty Poison: https://www.facebook.com/Pretty-Poison-407326266122996/?fref=ts
Oldman’s parties on Wednesday and Friday nights are the most popular in the area: By the end of Batu Bolong road, a cosmopolite night, all type of music, food, beers and so on: the place to be (live music on Fridays).
Old man’s: https://www.facebook.com/oldmansbali/
We can’t talk about Canggu’s nightlife without mentioning DEUS, the temple of enthusiasm. Live band every Sunday, great vibe, incredible place. All Canggu is heading there. Saturday nights are quieter, acoustic music and chill in the fat boys.
Unfortunately, all these places are closing by 1am, but don’t worry, the sand bar at Echo beach is open every single night, to make your party till dawn.
Less renown and more typical, many places to chill in small bars like the Q-Garage or the RezzMatazz where there is live band several times a week, where you will meet more locals.
Things to do in Canggu #6 – Enjoy a Healthy Breakfast
Yogis and Hipsters are, in their healthy lifestyle quest, responsible for the opening of many healthy food places. Here, seeds, plants and veggies are on your plate on a reg. From the Hipstar at the Crate café to the Chia bowl in a Canteen, without forgetting the Nalu Bowls on the way to Echo beach, get on powering breakfast to enjoy Canggu at its best for the rest of the day.
Things to do in Canggu #7 – Go for a surf
Canggu might be the trendiest surf destination on the island, along with the Bukit Peninsula where is the mythical wave of Uluwatu.
Canggu caters to all kind of surfers from long and smooth wave for longboarders and beginners at Batu Bolong beach (in front of Old Mans). While Echo beach is probably the best option for skilled surfers, you’ll find there a typical Balinese barreling left on a shallow reef, a rippable right-hander and beach breaks barrels on its best days in between.
Not to be forgotten, Berawa beach offers two nice right handers on a reef. You’ll find good waves around with any swell conditions, which makes Canggu area a dream for surfers. A dream you’ll have to share with all the surfers around, which makes catching a wave sometimes a bit tricky.
You can rent a board in small shops on all these beaches. Surf lessons over 2-3 days are also available.
Things to do in Canggu #8 – Chill at one of Canggu’s beach Club
You must know that Bali is famed for its beach clubs, and if you haven’t read our top 50 best beach clubs of Bali, here are some of the ones you must visit in Canggu.
You will be happy to hear that the famous Finns beach club, world-famous surf beach clubs seating on top of the Uluwatu cliff has just opened its new beach club facing the beach of Berawa, also with light spots allowing night surf session and good vibes.
The Lawn @ Echo Beach has it all. With its laidback vibe, hammocks, big pillows sitting in the sand, a swing to make perfect pictures and videos over the sunset, you will understand why it is a family favourite.
Things to do in Canggu #9 – Ride a custom bike
Canggu is well known worldwide for its surf and bike lifestyle. From the famous’ Deus, Malamadre and Bad Boy Bikes to the small local garages, everyone is customizing bikes in here. You can find a bike on one of the many shops on Batu Bolong. Rent it for a day or buy it for a lifetime, riding a custom bike in Canggu must be on your Bali bucket list, in a place where Jap style and Café-Racers share the throne.
Things to do in Canggu #10 – Horse Riding
Just a few minutes away from Echo beach, nestled in the rice-fields of Pererenan, you will find a world renowned Equestrian Centre. The horse school has been designed for families including children programs, tours and top-notch facilities. Do check it our if you travel to Canggu with your kids, and if you love horses!
Article written by Jul