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All You Need to Know About Canggu

Canggu is undoubtedly the go-to area for tourists these days. There’s a reason for it. It used to be more secluded than the neighboring areas such as Kuta and Seminyak.

Small roads cutting through rice fields and villas, stretches of beach where fisherman boats occasionally can be seen.

But..It’s Bali..Things can change very quickly here, thanks to social media. Since it’s getting more and more exposed, more development happens in the area and now, and now, Canggu becomes the most sought-after destination for domestic and international travelers – from honeymooners to digital nomads.

So, if it’s your first time in Canggu, you’re welcome to check out some of the things you can do:

Explore the beaches

Canggu beaches are known for their waves. I’ve heard many compliments from my surfer friends.

While I’m not into surfing myself, I love to chill on the beach, especially during sunset. Luckily, we’re on the west side of the island, which means it’s a great spot to catch the sunset.

Along the dark volcanic sand beaches, you’ll find plenty of options to sit and dine.

Make sure you check out the favorite beaches:

  • Berawa Beach – a great place to relax while enjoying the calming sea views and laid-back ambiance.
  • Batu Bolong Beach – the name, meaning ‘holed rock,’ is named after a large iconic rock formation with a hole at its base, a defining feature of the beach. If you’re looking for a great place to surf, this place is a good option because it has barreling waves.
  • Echo Beach  -formerly known as Batu Mejan Beach. But, it’s now known as Echo Beach, thanks to a famous beachside restaurant named Echo Beach House. With its numerous surf breaks scattered across Bali, Echo Beach reigns supreme as one of the island’s most popular surfing destinations, drawing wave riders from around the globe.

Atlas Beach Club

I think one of the coolest experiences that can’t be missed is visiting the beach club. I could easily spend a whole day just chilling, dipping into the water, drinking beers (yes, I’m more of a beer person), and snacking here and there.

Among the many beach clubs in Canggu, Atlas Beach Club stands out as ‘One Destination for All’.

It has great music and different areas of the pool and luxury lounges to relax.

What’s also unique about Atlas is the daily Balinese Dance performance. At night, the beach club beams with cool DJ sets,  cutting-edge sound systems lighting, and people just dancing on the floor, having the best time of their life.

Make sure to check out the schedules, there might be a world-class DJ performing that night!

Address: Jalan Pantai Berawa No. 88, Desa Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kab. Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
WhatsApp: +62 811-1908-2168
IG: @atlasbeachclub

atlas beach club

Check out some markets

It’s always fun to check out some markets around Canggu, even though they’re not your typical local markets. You can find great stuff from local artisans.

Every Sunday, the Samadi Market comes alive with a vibrant mix of food stalls, organic produce, and handcrafted goods. It’s a popular gathering spot for locals and visitors alike, offering a glimpse into Canggu’s community spirit.

And for those looking to indulge in some retail therapy, the Love Anchor Market is a must-visit. You’ll find one-of-a-kind handmade souvenirs, upcycled fashion pieces, and wearable artwork, all skillfully created by local designers and artists.


You won’t be short of caffeine options here in Canggu. There are many cool cafes with different themes, whether you’re looking for vegan options or just some comfy spots to work on your computer.

While you could explore a new cafe every day, a couple of my personal favorites are: Hungry Bird and Crate Cafe.

Some other popular cafes that you might wanna try are:

  • Milk & Madu – an Instagram-worthy cafe exudes a cozy and modern vibe, their menu features an array of burgers, pizzas, pastas, and their signature Madu Poke Bowls & Sandwiches.
  • Milu by Nook –  tropical Balinese atmosphere at Milu by Nook, where stunning rice paddy views await. Opt for their outdoor seating to fully embrace the serene surroundings. Their menu features a delectable fusion of Balinese and Western cuisine, catering to every palate.
  • Penny Lane – an European-inspired cafe with a touch of Balinese charm, offering a delightful blend of Balinese dishes and light bites.
  • The Shady Shack – a semi-open space cafe exudes a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

Stay in shape

Maintaining your fitness routine while in Canggu is a breeze. Whether it’s yoga on the beach, hitting the gym, or trying out a new fitness class, staying active here is both fun and rewarding.

Samadi Bali is a favored choice, offering daily yoga classes, sound healing, meditation, and reiki sessions.For a more diverse range of classes, check out Canggu Studio, where you can find everything from belly dancing and barre to Muay Thai and boxing.

Body Factory is also quite popular where you can join some classes and lounge in the recovery area once you’re done.

You should definitely try Balinese Massage!




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