Canggu proper is a small village on the beach about 20 minutes north of Seminyak, half way to Tanah Lot. Canggu is widely used though to refer to a large coastal stretch of about 8 km, running north from the village of Berawa (just north of Seminyak) to the village of Cemagi (just south of Tanah Lot) taking in “Batu Bolong Beach”, Echo Beach, “”Nelayan Beach””, Pererenan Beach, Selasih Beach, Seseh Beach and Mengening Beach along the way. It is still a largely rural area away from the beaches, but is being developed fast.
The coast is undeniably a paradise for eager surfers.
Nelayan Beach (Fisherman Beach) is where you can still get fresh fish, lobsters, prawns etc every early morning. Five minutes walk between Berawa Beach and Batu Bolong Beach.
The area is popular with many expatriates who choose to live here, and a large number of the villas owned by overseas nationals are located here. Much of the area features quietly undulating terrain with the rice paddies that typify much of south central Bali.
The beaches have dark grey or black sand, they do offer some popular and challenging surfing spots. Surfers from all over the world gather to enjoy surf sessions with friends. Canggu also adds another spiritual dimension to surfing as savoring an exquisite sunset from your perch on a surfboard is of common practice. The 3 main beaches around are the Echo Beach, the Canggu Beach and the Brawa Beach. The beaches have dark grey or black sand and are not particularly good for swimming, but do offer some renowned and challenging surfing spots.
For non-surfers, it’s a nice sandy spot from where to watch the action.
Berawa Beach has a couple of surfer cafes by the pounding sea; the grey volcanic sand here slopes steeply into foaming water. Overlooking it all is the vast estate of fashionista Paul Ropp.
Nelayan Beach has a collection of fishing boats and huts marks the very mellow stretch of sand at the Beach that fronts villa-land. Depending on the river levels, it can be an easy walk from here to Prancak and Batu Bolong Beaches.
Villas & Hotels:
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Rental of beautiful private and luxury vacation villas at Canggu Area is very popular, so you can find more than 200 villas for rent in that area. From 100 USD per night till 5000 USD per night for the most luxury dream beach villa. Most villas are fully staffed leaving you free to make the most of every moment of your holiday while the usual daily chores and demands are taken care of on your behalf. As well as providing chefs, service and housekeeping staff as a matter of course, most villas also include a dedicated villa manager who will be pleased to arrange for private cars and drivers, babysitters, spa therapists, yoga instructors and more. Nearly every villa offers the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday, be it with friends or family, and many are also specially selected for their attractiveness and suitability as wedding and event venues. Find here our villas
Taxis can be hard to find in this area and most travel tends to be by private car or motorcycle. Consider booking accommodation with a complimentary airport pickup as this is the easiest way to get to Canggu. A cab should cost around 80K from Kuta.
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