Looking to live it up in Canggu? Here are our fave hotels and resorts for your next vacay in Bali's up-and-coming boho neighbourhood.
A refreshing change to the urban sprawl of Seminyak and a world away from the luxury enclave of Nusa Dua, the beachside boho vibes of Canggu make this once-sleepy town the hippest ‘hood in Bali. Its healthy cafes, designer boutiques, cool bars and tropical spas put this island destination on the top of every savvy traveller’s itinerary (not to mention the breathtaking sunsets and magnificent black sand beaches) but it’s also the spectacular range of hotels that makes staying in Canggu so picture-perfect.
But which Canggu hotel is best in this cool coastal town? The options are as endless as the Indian Ocean’s horizon. From bohemian hotels in Pererenan to swanky pads hidden beneath swaying palms in Berawa – here are the best hotels and resorts in Canggu for every budget.
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1. Hotel Sages – best for Instagram-worthy nooks
You’ll love it because… Hotel Sages is an adults-only boutique Canggu hotel that’s all about privacy, beauty, and breathtaking interiors. So much so, that it could easily be mistaken for a private five-star villa. But Hotel Sages is actually a collection of designer rooms that look out over the glittering pool, fringed by a warm and cosy communal space. It’s filled with tropical green plants, Moroccan-style architecture (hello white-stone archways!) and all the gorgeous knick-knacks you normally only find in a villa. Think house-made ceramics, luxurious textiles and Pinterest-worthy nooks everywhere you look. And psst – you’ll want to join one of the workshops at the hotel’s very own pottery studio and art space…
2. Vassani Stay – best for a boutique studio stay
You’ll love it because… Vassani Stay is home to breezy 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 heart. Like your very own 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.
Location: Echo Beach
3. Citadines Berawa Beach Bali – best for apartment-meets-hotel vibes
You’ll love it because… Citadines Berawa Beach Bali isn’t quite a hotel, nor is it an apartment – it’s an aparthotel, AKA a serviced residence that gives you the best of both worlds. Inside your contemporary and sleek abode, you’ll find your very own living room and kitchenette, while outside of your studio, suite or apartment, you get access to super handy amenities and all the home comforts you need (hello fitness centre, rooftop lounge and laundry room!). All of this, and that’s before we mention the glittering pool, the breathtaking sea views, and the address that’s just footsteps from Berawa’s best bits. Whether you’re a nomad staying longer in Bali, or you simply want the feeling of your own beachfront apartment, we couldn’t think of a better place to call home. And bonus – it’s even pet-friendly!
4. Shore Amora – best for easy breezy living
You’ll love it because… Shore Amora is an urban lifestyle resort that fuses different aesthetic elements with its very own in-house rice field. Just footsteps from Pererenan Beach, the hotel’s address couldn’t get much better, and the same can be said for the contemporary suites, villas and breezy poolside restaurant. We could spend hours, days and weeks just floating from the plunge-pool villa, to the hotel’s Jani Spa and grazing at the poolside Boheme restaurant. There’s even a rooftop chapel to say your “I dos”, a nomad space for Canggu’s remote workers, and a rooftop lounge to mix, mingle and watch the sun go down…
5. Masmara Resort – best for beachside living
You’ll love it because… Masmara Resort is mere footsteps from Pererenan Beach, surrounded by Balinese culture and tropical flowers. It’s made up of modern, luxurious suites and lofts with simple, high quality designs, all with sustainability at the core. Add to that its homely, boutique vibe, and you’ve got yourself a resort that’s oh-so welcoming and truly authentic. The hotel’s restaurant is another standout, as is the never-ending opportunities when it comes to planning surf lessons, spa treatments, boat trips or trekking – all with the help of the friendly Masmara staff…
6. White Goose Hotel – best boutique hotel
Cosy, quint and oh-so contemporary, White Goose Hotel is a great option for an affordable boutique hotel in buzzing Berawa. With just 19 suites, you know you’ll get a personalised and ultra relaxed stay here, topped off by the fact that this hotel is all about living the laid-back island life. We love the mix of both modern and rustic elements, and don’t even get us started on the free-standing bathtubs, dreamy arched doorways and whitewash interiors. Top tip: stay in one of the standard suites for an affordable escape, or up the budget for the Premier Sunset Suite with its own pool and ocean views too. And psst – use the code HONEYCOMBERS15 to score 15% off!
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
Location: Batu Bolong
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10. 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.
Location: Batu Bolong
11. 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.
Location: Batu Bolong
12. 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. Top it all off 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-bedroom COMO Penthouses, complete with their own rooftop infinity pools and A-Lister luxuries….*sigh*
Location: Echo Beach
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13. 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.
14. 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.
Location: Echo Beach
15. 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.
Location: Echo Beach
16. 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.
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