Looking to live it up in Canggu? Here are our fave stays to get your snooze on in Bali's up-and-coming boho neighbourhood.
While its perfect waves lure surfers from around the world, it’s the designer boutiques, cool bars, tropical spas and healthy cafes that put this island destination on the top of every savvy traveller’s itinerary – and that’s before we even mention the breathtaking sunsets and picturesque paddy fields overlooking the magnificent black sand beaches…
But where to stay in this cool coastal town we hear you cry? The options are as endless as the Indian Ocean’s horizon. From bohemian villas and humble island abodes to swanky pads hidden beneath swaying coconut palms – here are the best hotels and resorts in Canggu for every budget.
MID-RANGE HOTELS IN CANGGU
Hotels with a lavish vibe that won’t break the bank
Vassani Stay – best for a boutique apartment
You’ll love it because… Vassani is home to breezy and humble private lofts and studios, just a quick two-minute scoot ride away from one of Bali’s most popular surf spots. This modest complex of just seven apartments come with sexy, minimalistic and earthy designs, some with kitchens, workspaces and mezzanines, and a shared swimming pool at its core. Like your own little humble abode (or bachelor pad, maybe?!) in the heart of paradise, you’re just steps away from Canggu’s best bars, spas, boutiques and cafes.
Vassani Stay, Jl Munduk Catu No. 1, Echo Beach, p. +62 821 4444 4062, e. [email protected]
Canggu Village Accommodation – best for tropical vibes
You’ll love it because… the tropi-cool Canggu Village Accommodation is a chilled out stay experience at Alternative Beach – Canggu’s Instagram-worthy replica beach that’s awash with bright white and baby blue hues. With direct pool or rice field views, the boutique rooms at Canggu Village Accommodation are a sleek blend of the Mediterranean and local Bali vibes. Clean and bright interiors meet crisp white linens and light wood finishings – sitting in prime position of the oh-so social pool club, where you can graze on summery bites on the sun-deck, people-watch the cool crowds or sip on poolside cocktails. You’ll also find an open-air jacuzzi here, as well as a wild water slide, daily happy hours and even the Kosone Hostel for Bali’s backpacker crowds.
Canggu Village Accommodation at Alternative Beach, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No. 78, Canggu, p. +62 361 9069 622, e. [email protected]odation.com.
Desa Seni – best for wellness lovers
You’ll love it because… Desa Seni is a wellness resort that’s dedicated to nourishing your mind, body and soul through daily yoga, peaceful abodes and tropical surrounds. Clean and organic food, holistic spa treatments and other wellness packages just add to your spiritual and mindful stay. This blissful “village resort” also gives you a taste of Indonesian heritage – from the sprawling assortment of original antique-style wooden houses (some with peaked roofs) to the display of exquisite artefacts dotted throughout.
Desa Seni, Jl Subak Sari No.13, Pantai Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 361 844 6393, e. [email protected]
Aston Canggu Beach Resort – best for sleek sunset views
You’ll love it because… at Aston Canggu Beach Resort, you can watch the sun dip down in to the deep blue-sea from the famous Batu Bolong beach that’s right on your doorstep, or from hotel’s very own picturesque rooftop infinity pool. You can also fill your grumbling tummy with some gourmet bites beneath the clouds at the resort’s rooftop dining resto, and just FYI, every single room here features a private balcony for you to soak up that fresh ocean breeze every damn day.
Aston Canggu Beach Resort, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No. 99, Kuta Utara, p. +62 361 302 3333, e. [email protected]
Sense Canggu Beach Hotel – best for both worlds
You’ll love it because… Sense Canggu Beach Hotel offers both rest and play on the outskirts of Canggu in peaceful Pererenan. It’s hidden away from the madding crowd of Canggu’s more touristy destinations, yet it’s just a short five-minute stroll to the buzz of Echo Beach and its ever-expanding wining, dining and beach clubbing scene. A four-star hotel with 39 modern suites set around a pool and plenty of hangout spots, it’s a breath of fresh, playful air.
Sense Canggu Beach Hotel, Jl Munduk Kedungu No.55s, Pererenan, Canggu, p. +62 361 906 3888, e. [email protected]
Eco Gypsy Houses – best for bohemian luxury
You’ll love it because… The Eco Gypsy Houses presents a new kind of modern day bohemia, located in the relaxed seaside village of Seseh. Just a hop, skip and a barefooted jump away from Seseh’s secluded beach (and about 10 minutes from central Canggu) this eco-luxury abode features three beautifully styled white joglo pavilions, intricately hand-carved by local artisans. Reflecting a bohemian, barefoot travel ethos, this is a tranquil, eco hideout away from it all, with nothing to distract you from the pristine grounds and charming interiors except peaceful, meditative vibes.
The Eco Gypsy Houses, Jl Pantai Seseh, Desa Cemagi, p. +62 821458 90676, e. [email protected]
SPLURGE HOTELS IN CANGGU
Extravagant hotels and villas that are worth every penny
The Slow – best for artsy, boho-botanical vibes
You’ll love it because… The Slow is all about laid-back island living, just a few lazy steps away from Batu Bolong’s crashing surf and black sand beach. Achingly hip with a rebellious, rock ‘n’ roll soul, The Slow is an immersive, multifaceted boutique island stay that’s full of art, culture and Californian touches. It’s home to just 12 gorgeous suites – some with their own plunge pools – as well as a botanical restaurant and bar, a rooftop space for sunset cocktails, as well as an art hub and a chic interactive retail spot.
The Slow, Jl Batu Bolong No. 97, Canggu, e. [email protected]
Hotel Tugu Bali – best for culture
You’ll love it because… Hotel Tugu is a far cry from your typical cookie-cutter hotel. Instead, this luxurious museum-like boutique hotel is where you’ll want to stay for a cultural and vintage escape. You can wallow in the art, soul and legends of Indonesia’s most romantic and sacred antiquities, beautifully depicted through the vast collection of ancient Indonesian artefacts that adorn the many faces of the hotel. Stay in one of the many suites surrounded by tropical gardens just footsteps from the beach, and treat yo’self to some cultural dining experiences or spa treatments influenced by bygone kingdoms and spiritual rituals.
Hotel Tugu Bali, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, p. +62 361 473 1701, e. [email protected]
RedDoor Bali – best for nature lovers
You’ll love it because… RedDoor Bali is a tropical sanctuary blessed with fresh, earthy air, tucked behind fragrant Frangipani trees and surrounded by lush foliage in Canggu’s serene village of Pererenan. It’s hard to imagine a hideaway as beautiful as this eco-chic villa, with the sounds of the nearby trickling river and melodious wildlife as company, surrounded by traditional Balinese features and contemporary styled interiors. Able to sleep up to 10 guests, you can round up the family for peaceful getaway, or reserve just one or two suites for a romantic stay, complete with exclusive access to the entire property.
RedDoor Bali, Jl Raya Pantai Perenan, Mengwi, p. +62 811 386 6041, e. [email protected]
Mandala. The House – best for Instagrammers
You’ll love it because… Mandala The House is the ultimate dream home, with spectacular views of Canggu’s famous rice fields, five spacious king en-suites spread over 6,500sq.ft, two infinity pools (one on the rooftop and one with its own swim-up bar), a fully equipped gym and even a mini cinema, wine cellar and secret library. It’s an award-winning architectural paradise and an Instagrammer’s playground, with all of your holiday needs under one roof – floating breakfasts included!
Mandala. The House, Jl Pemelisan Agung Gang Anggrek, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, p. +62 811 398 8841, e. [email protected]
COMO Uma Canggu – best for the luxe adventurer
You’ll love it because… COMO Uma Canggu is the crème de la crème of beachfront stays. It was one of the first big-name luxury hotels to sweep the pristine, wave-sung sunset beach of Canggu, putting a sophisticated twist on Bali’s laid-back surf culture. Aside from having the hip and happening surroundings of Echo Beach at your doorstep and direct access to a surfer’s nirvana, you’ll find the chilled-to-horizontal COMO Beach Club here, and the resort’s utterly lovely lagoon pool to loll your Canggu days away, with endless, panoramic and picturesque Indian Ocean views as company. If you really want to splash out here, go for one of the 12 three-bredroom COMO Penthouses, complete with their own rooftop infinity pools and A-Lister luxuries….*sigh*
COMO Uma Canggu, Jl Pantai Batu Mejan, Echo Beach, Canggu, p. +62 361 302 2228 e. [email protected]
The Palm House – best for large crews
You’ll love it because… The Palm House is a luxurious, modern-day oasis tucked away amidst terraced rice paddies and coconut trees. It’s set up to make you and your besties feel like island royalty, with five-bedrooms that can house up to 16 peeps with oodles of space to run amok. Spend your island days lounging in the open-air living room bordered by a large stone fire pit, or sunset dip in its 40m pool while gulping down refreshing cocktails at the Jacuzzi corner (all thanks to the villa’s in-house barman). Check out the in-villa gym, yoga pavilion and spa services, and catch glimpses of the mystical Batukaru volcano in the distance.
The Palm House, Jl Raya Tumbakbayuh No. 64, Tumbak Bayuh, p. +62 811 399 9786, e. [email protected]
Ametis Villas – best for homely luxury
You’ll love it because… Ametis Villas promise a luxury home-away-from-home experience with all the VIP perks you’d expect from a splurge stay. For one, you get your very own around-the-clock personal butler, as well as complimentary massages, in-villa treats, 24-hour pick-up and drop-off services, daily afternoon tea and cocktails, and island adventures aplenty. Choose from three different adult-only villa types, from one- to three-bedroom abodes, each with their own private pools, outdoor dining areas and stylish designs with meticulous, cultural details. You’re bound to feel like a star the moment you step into these ultra-luxe villa sanctuaries…
Ametis Villas, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, p. + 62 361 844 5567, e. [email protected]
EVERYDAY STAY HOTELS IN CANGGU
Comfortable choices in Canggu for under $100 a night
Eastin Ashta Resort – best for modern simplicity
You’ll love it because… Eastin Ashta Resort is the perfect fit for young travellers, couples and families looking for a place to crash that’s elegant yet easy on the pocket. Life’s simple yet luxury pleasures are the name of the Eastin game, like top quality bedding, spacious suites and a daily flexi brekkie that includes gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. The resort also features a large pool, fitness centre and restaurant, and is just a short stroll from Batu Bolong’s famous black sand beach. This is modern and affordable hotel living done right.
Eastin Ashta Resort, Jl Munduk Catu No. 8, Canggu, p. +62 361 6200 888, e. [email protected]
FRii Bali Echo Beach – best for solo travellers
You’ll love it because… Frii Bali Echo Beach is a funky boutique hotel that’s just metres from the attractions and shores of Echo Beach As a solo traveller, safety, convenience and affordability are essential to your vacay, and FRii Bali Echo Beach hotel ticks all those boxes. Winning the hearts of solo beach buffs everywhere, you’ll also find a humble rooftop bar and lounge on the fourth floor with staggering 360 degree views of Canggu’s best bits: the glittering ocean, lush padi fields and Bali’s distant, majestic volcanos.
FRii Bali Echo Beach, Jl Munduk Catu No. 32, Echo Beach, Canggu, p. +62 361 8469 178, e. [email protected]
Koa D’Surfer Hotel – best for surfers
You’ll love it because… Koa D’Surfer Hotel offers the perfect pad to crash after taking on Canggu’s crashing waves. This cosy boutique lodge is super close to Berawa’s glistening sands and some of Canggu’s most famous beachfront venues, cafes and dining spots (including the iconic Finns Beach Club). Chic, convenient and cheap – with its own rooftop bar and infinity-edge pool – Koa D’Surfer Hotel is indeed a surfer’s paradise.
Koa D’Surfer Hotel, Jl Pantai Berawa, Sri Khayangan No. 88, Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 361 474 1328, e. [email protected]hotel.com.
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