CANGGU!! This up and coming neighborhood is quickly becoming the place to be. Like most of Bali, this place has a surfer style, boho vibe. It’s located just a short 15-30 mins north of Seminyak. I love this neighborhood because it has more cafes and fewer tourist shops. For now at least. If you haven’t been to Bali before then here a few things to know beforehand:

Basic Info:

1. Currency- Bali uses the Indonesian Rupiah. 100,000 IDR = $7.50 USD roughly
2. Language- The official language spoken is Indonesian but don’t worry, most speak English too.
3. Money- Cash is key. You’ll pretty much only be able to use your card to get cash from the ATM, online, and a few convenience stores.
4. Weather- Bali is either warm or very warm all year round, and the rainy season is from January-April and October-November (still warm :)).

How To Get Around:

Getting around Bali is easy. Yes, there is a lot of traffic but that’s why most people drive scooters. I recommend you rent one too. It’s the cheapest and best way to get around, plus its a lot of fun. You can rent one for about $6.00 USD a day. If you don’t feel comfortable driving a motorbike yourself, then use the GO-JEK app or Uber. Ubers can be kind of hard to get sometimes though because of some weird monopoly the taxi drivers try to hold. If you want to get a taxi then I recommend you use Bluebird to ensure you don’t get scammed.

Where To Stay:

As I’m sure you’ve seen on EVERY social media app, Bali has some BEAUTIFUL villas and a lot of them. Some of these villas can be surprisingly affordable. Seriously. I know those Instagrammed villas look like they cost $800 a night (some do) but most are totally affordable. I’m talking 2/3 bedrooms with a pool for 60$ a night. So if you’re traveling with a group DEFINITELY do this for at least a couple nights. You can find some great villas on airbnb.com

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If you’re traveling solo or just looking for more budget-friendly accommodations check out Hostelworld.com Here are a few great options in Canggu: Waterborn Bali, The Tipsy Gypsy, and The Hideout Hostel.

What To Eat:

There’s a lot of great options all around town. Try an Acai Bowl or some avocado toast (my favorite) for brunch. For lunch and dinner make sure you try some local Balinese food like nasi goreng!

Check out:
The Shady Shack: Here you’ll find a breezy, vegetarian cafe that overlooks the rice fields of Canggu!

La Laguna: This gypsy-inspired “rustic chic” spot has a beachfront bar and a restaurant you will definitely want to try.

Cafe Organic: This cafe serves amazing breakfast and lunch all day, as well as fresh smoothies, juices, and acai bowls.

Tugu: For a bit, fancier dinner check out this place serving up top quality Indonesian dishes and they even have cultural dance night on Thursday’s from 7:30-9:00pm

>>Check out my BALI ON A BUDGET guide for more Bali tips!<<

What To Do:

Spend some time relaxing at Echo beach or Batu Balong.
Go surfing! Check out Berawa, Old Mans, and Batu Balong beach.
Yoga-There are endless options for yoga in Bali
Sunday Market- Canguu has a market on Sunday with food, art, crafts, everything!
Spa it up! Check out the Goldust Beauty Lounge
TuguCulturall Evening-check out the local music and dancers.
Hangout at The Lawn- a beachfront grub hub awesome for an afternoon chill or an evening out. Try the coconut mojitos.
Hire a driver for a day and take a trip up to the monkey forest, see a traditional show, explore temples, rice terraces, and more.
Plan some activities like hiking a volcano, water rafting, or ATVing
Check out Finn’s Beach Club: they offer beachfront daybeds, 2 pools, 6 bars, live DJ’s, a restaurant, and a spa!
Old Man’s- this is my favorite place for a night out. Check out the food, drinks, and music.

Planning a trip to Bali? Check out my ‘Top 5 Things To Do in Bali” blog for some inspo!