Buckle up, and let’s start with this guide on where to stay in Canggu!
I am lucky enough to have lived in Canggu for a couple of months and I absolutely love it there! I still come back once in a while as I have friends there and it is just a fun place to be!
In short, Batu Bolong Beach is the best area to stay in Canggu if you are visiting for the first time!
Packed with sandy shores and countless restaurants, these places are the heart and pulse of Canggu! But the party doesn’t stop there! All the 4 areas that I cover in this post have a special atmosphere!
You should read this post because I did extensive research and compared all the available accommodations to curate a list of only the top-rated ones! I ordered them from most to least expensive, so you can easily pick and book your favorite in a couple of clicks!
Before we dive in, remember that Canggu is one of the most popular places in Bali, especially recently it became suuuuper crowded! So I recommend booking your hotels in advance!
If you are in a hurry
Here are the best Canggu hotels in Batu Bolong Beach & Canggu Beach!
- If you are in a hurry
- 1. Batu Bolong Beach – for the first time
- 2. Echo Beach – for relaxation
- 3. Berawa – the coolest area to stay in Canggu
- 4. Perenenan – where to stay in Canggu for local experiences
- BONUS: 4 best villas to stay in Canggu, Bali (by price!)
- BONUS 2: Best beachfront hotels in Canggu
- BONUS 3: Unique places to stay in Canggu
- FAQs about where to stay in Canggu, Bali
Watch my video, it will give you a visual explanation of all the areas:
Here’s a map that will help you visualize all the areas that I’ll talk about in this post:
1. Batu Bolong Beach – for the first time
Batu Bolong Beach is basically the heart of Canggu, and the minute you arrive here, you’ll fall in love with all the cool cafés, surf schools, and trendy restaurants as well as countless beach bars!
Batu Bolong Beach is personally my favorite place in Canggu, where I really like to sit in one of those beach cafes on a pouffe chair watching the surfers and beautiful sunset views! That’s when I’m not at Amo Spa chilling in their sauna!
Cafés in Canggu are known for being the most instagrammable ones in the whole of Bali, so get ready to take lots of cool photos! These places not only have great designs but also an amazing selection of foods from local to international dishes.
If you need some suggestions check our post with the best restaurants in Canggu! We’ve got so many unique places there!
Canggu is also famous for being a surfers’ paradise – it has excellent surfing conditions, with waves suitable for beginners and experienced surfers alike. This is a perfect place to take your first surf lesson, so why not give it a try?
After all, surfing is one of the top things to do in Canggu!
Everything in Canggu is within walking distance, but in some places, there are no proper roads for pedestrians, so I highly recommend renting a motorbike/getting a taxi or a motorbike taxi to get around Canggu easily (both options are very affordable and you can use apps such as Grab or Gojek to hail a ride).
Batu Bolong/Canggu Beach has tons of great hotels, but since it is a very popular area, they can get booked out so quickly. That’s why you should make sure to make your reservation in advance.If you’re looking for something a bit more unique or simply need more options to plan your trip, check out this post for the best Airbnbs in Bali.
This Canggu hotel has a fabulous location and some incredible rooms where you’ll have your own private pool and terraces. You’ll also find a very nice bar with ocean views, a spa where you can have a traditional Balinese massage or use the hot tub, and free parking. Look forward to enjoying local as well as international foods at the hotel’s on-site restaurant with a stunning view!
Other accommodation options in Batu Bolong & Canggu Beach
This Canggu accommodation has a nice pool surrounded by palm trees and traditional Balinese-style rooms
One of the best budget hotels with eco-friendly private double rooms, a pool, a spa, and a large yoga area
Located in the heart of Canggu, this Airbnb features spacious rooms, a large garden, and a swimming pool
Since this is the most popular area to stay in Canggu and the hotels I gave you above are the best of the best, they may book out quickly. For those of you like me who aren’t quite so organized, here are some other great options in Batu Bolong Beach & Canggu Beach:
- Luxury: Aston Canggu Beach Resort – chill by the infinity pool of this hotel, that has a spa center and a bar.
- Mid-range: Theanna Eco Villa and Spa – a great place that offers an outdoor swimming pool, a spa and a restaurant.
- Budget: Ecosfera Hotel, Yoga & Spa – start your day with some yoga at this hotel that comes with pool-view rooms and a bar.
- Villa: Blossom Eco Luxe Villas – this fabulous villa has a great style and it offers a private pool and room service!
Things to do in Batu Bolong & Canggu Beach
- Get a suntan and drink coconut at the Canggu Beach
- Have a cocktail & enjoy the views at The Lawn
- Take a surf lesson at Batu Bolong Beach
- Try local foods at Warung Local
- Chill at the sauna at Amo Spa
- Check out the beautiful cafés at Pantai Batu Bolong Street
- Enjoy the live music Old Man’s bar
2. Echo Beach – for relaxation
Echo Beach is located just next to Canggu Beach and is a great place to stay if you’d prefer a more tranquil atmosphere.
This is a very long stretch of beach dotted with cute local cafés. Unfortunately, it is not suitable for swimming, but you can still enjoy sunbathing and watching the surfers all day long.
I’m positive you’ll also love the friendly beach vibe here as much as I do, with people walking their dogs, having coconuts, or simply enjoying a sunset stroll.
For those who are into yoga, in the Echo Beach area, you will find more than enough great yoga studios. When it’s sunset time, join the beach parties and have happy hour drinks at a beach club. I really liked the friendly atmosphere here with a decent amount of crowd and good music. I am sure you will have fun too!
Como Uma Canggu is located right on the beach and boasts a gorgeous design. This 5-star hotel offers an epic rooftop pool overlooking the ocean, a fitness center, a bar where you can have nice cocktails while watching the sunset, a restaurant with international cuisine, and spacious rooms with a balcony. Lastly, don’t forget to pamper yourself with a nice Balinese massage in their glamorous spa!
Other accommodation options in Echo Beach
This resort offers beautifully decorated, spacious rooms, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and a bar
This Canggu hotel has a nice garden, an outdoor swimming pool, air conditioning, and a great location near the beach
This centrally located place features spacious rooms with a balcony, a swimming pool, and a kitchen
Things to do in Echo Beach
- Go for a sunset walk at Echo Beach
- Visit the beautiful Batu Mejan Temple
- Take yoga classes at The Practice
- Grab a coffee at BGS Bali
- Have a delicious breakfast at Avocado Factory
- Go for a swim with an ocean view at La Brisa
3. Berawa – the coolest area to stay in Canggu
Berawa is just 3 km (1 mile) south of Canggu and is home to numerous cool cafés, fancy restaurants, and live clubs!
Berawa Beach is just a short distance away from another trendy and luxurious place in Bali – Seminyak and so it took a bit of vibe from its bigger brother. If you want to head there, check our post with the best places to stay in Seminyak, you’ll find the right spot ASAP!
There are so many cool cafés in Berawa, you can go to a new one every day and not run out of options!
Start your day by heading to the actual beautiful Berawa Beach for a morning walk. Then pick one of the trendy cafés to have an amazing breakfast.You will see that the breakfast here is next level! I never skip having a smoothie bowl and a nice coffee when I’m in the area. When it gets dark, you can check out the lively clubs around town. Some of my favorite beach clubs are Atlas Beach Fest and Finns, check them out too!
This luxury resort is just a few minute’s walk from the beach and offers a nice swimming pool, a fitness center, a bar, and free parking. The beautiful Canggu hotel has spacious deluxe rooms and bungalows with private pools. You can even rent a bike from the resort to discover the surrounding areas of Canggu.
Other accommodation options in Berawa
A cozy place that has a comfortable bed, an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a spa center
This boutique hotel has a great location close to the beach, spacious rooms, 2 swimming pools, and a fitness center
Here’s a great room that has a fab design, a balcony with a beautiful view, and offers access to a gym
Things to do in Berawa
- Have a coconut and watch the sunset at Berawa Beach
- Check out the stylish shops at Tamora Gallery
- Go for dinner at Bottega Italiana Bali
- Have a very good breakfast at Ruko Cafe
- Join a beach party at Finn’s beach club or Atlas beach club
4. Perenenan – where to stay in Canggu for local experiences
When you say Canggu, rice fields are one of the first things that come to mind!
Perenenan is the place where you will be able to see those lush rice fields beautiful landscapes, and experience local culture, all within a 5-minute scooter ride from Canggu, Bali.
Perenenan is also the location where I used to live, and if you are looking for a place to stay longer, I highly recommend this area.
As I was planning to live here long-term, I decided that this area was the best place. It is a very laid-back area, but you are also a few minutes away from the action. Plus, I am obsessed with those beautiful rice fields!
Perenenenan is a nice tucked-away place to stay if you want to have a relaxed holiday, as some of the places at the heart of Canggu can be very loud at night.
Here, however, you will have the best places to stay, surrounded by nature overlooking beautiful rice fields. Plus you’ll be pretty close to some iconic spots like Tanah Lot, a popular Balinese temple set on a small island. Doesn’t that just sound so dreamy?
Set by the rice fields, this luxury hotel is a stone’s throw away from the Pererenan beach. This gorgeous resort offers 2 kinds of rooms: deluxe rooms and private villas. Private villas even have personal pools where you can enjoy swimming with views of the rice fields.
Other accommodation options in Perenenan
A great Canggu hotel has air-conditioned rooms surrounded by palm trees, an outdoor pool and a bar
Here’s an affordable place that offers rooms with a balcony, an outdoor pool and a daily breakfast
This Canggu accommodation has an amazing ocean view, a convenient location, a spacious room and a beautiful balcony
Things to do in Pererenan
- Go for a sunset walk at Pantai Lima
- Go for dinner at Pescado Bali
- Try many kinds of croissants at Monsieur Spoon
- Go for a stroll at Pererenan Beach
- Have a sunset drink with an ocean view at My Warung Pererenan Beach
|👑 Luxury price:
|💵 Mid-range hotel:
|📍 Best area:
|Batu Bolong & Canggu Beach
|🛎️ Best luxury hotel:
|Hotel Tugu Bali
|🧳 Best mid-range hotel:
|Villa Del Mar
|👛 Best budget hotel:
|Ecosfera Hotel, Yoga & Spa
BONUS: 4 best villas to stay in Canggu, Bali (by price!)
I don’t know if you noticed earlier, but Canggu does not really have huge hotel chains. It is more about smaller hotels, local guest houses, and, you guessed it – villas!
Staying in villas, particularly private pool villas, is a great option for families and groups of friends but also for couples on their honeymoon or singles, as you can find some really amazing deals, especially if you’re planning to stay more than a week.
That’s why I wanted to make this bonus with the best villas that I’ve already ordered from most to least expensive!
Luxury: Own Villa Bali – this Canggu villa is a 15-minute drive to Canggu’s center and beach clubs. You’re going to fall in love with the design of this place, which is so Instagrammable, especially the interior decor and Balinese-style open bathroom surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers in your villa room. There is 1 shared swimming pool, a nice dining area, and free parking.
Mid-range: Lalasa Villas Canggu – wake up in paradise in this amazing place that offers stylish villas with a large private pool and is surrounded by lush greenery! All the villas here come with a private bathroom, a garden view, and a terrace where you can enjoy your morning coffee. Then you can head to the spa center on-site and enjoy some “me time”!
Budget: Premadhan Cottage Canggu – looking for a budget accommodation villa in Canggu? Then check out this one that offers direct pool access! This means you can jump straight from your private balcony into the stunning swimming pool! Now that’s a great wakeup call! Each villa is beautifully decorated with Balinese aesthetics, and you’ll also find a private garden for guests only and get a yummy breakfast each morning!
Airbnb: Cliff-Top Villa Surrounded by Tropical Greenery – if you are looking for unique accommodation in Canggu, this villa will exceed your expectations! The cliff-top Canggu villa has a huge living room overlooking the beautiful trees where you can watch the most beautiful sunsets. There are also 2 beautifully decorated bedrooms, very luxurious bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen.
BONUS 2: Best beachfront hotels in Canggu
Want to wake-up to a view of the ocean and sip your coffee while feeling that breeze? Then this section is for you!
I’ve made sure to add the most incredible options after comparing lots of options and already ordered them from most to least expensive, so let’s check them out!
1. Udara Bali Yoga Detox & Spa
Practice yoga or enjoy a massage with an ocean view at this incredible hotel that hosts live events and has gorgeous rooms with a garden view! After a day of chilling on the beach at practicing yoga, head to the on-site restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal.
2. Bali Natha Beach Front
Boasting an infinity pool overlooking the ocean where you can relax and sip on a cocktail at sunset, a private beach area, and stylish fully-equipped bungalows that will make you feel right at home , this place is surely a keeper!
3. Canggu Beach Apartments
Book the room with an ocean view and enjoy that salty breeze every morning! This hotel comes with spacious apartments that boast a kitchen, a balcony and a dining area. Canggu Beach is just a short walk away!
4. Pelangi Bali Hotel & Spa
Here’s another great option, that’s set in Seminyak (around 30 min away) but right on the beach! The hotel offers a large swimming pool with sun loungers and a swim-up bar. Start your morning with a free breakfast and then head to the spa to relax!
BONUS 3: Unique places to stay in Canggu
This area in Bali is famous for its unique lodgings and accommodations! Most have such stylish designs or super authentic decors that will make you fall in love with the place and never leave!
These places are luxury and mid-range and I’ve already ordered them from most to least expensive:
1. Ametis Villa ($$$)
Loving the fabulous design of this villa that is super spacious! Jump from your bed straight in the pool in true Balinese style and then learn how to cook traditional meals with the staff! There’s also a spa center where you can enjoy massages, yoga classes and beauty treatments!
2. Desa Hay Canggu ($$$)
Immerse yourself in the jungle while staying at this unique place that has walls made out of glass overlooking the private plunge pool, and gorgeous stone aesthetics, including a stone deep-soaking tub! Order some room service and enjoy it in bed while admiring the views!
3. The Bohemian Bali ($$$)
Perfect for interior design lovers, this place has one of the most beautiful decorations I’ve seen! You’ll feel serene the minute you enter its doors! Your suite has an outdoor terrace with a private pool and a fab living area where you can relax!
4. Grün Canggu Garden ($$$)
Ever wanted to stay in a modern tree-house? Now it’s your chance! These woden-made treehouses have large windows boasting amazing views, a private kitchenette and a terrace where you can drink your morning coffee!
5. Modern Villa ($$$)
How cool is this villa? Not only is it super spacious but its bedroom has large windows that will offer you a fab spot for catching the sunrises (if you’re an early bird)! Afterwards head down for coffee and a quick swim!
FAQs about where to stay in Canggu, Bali
🗺️ What is the best area to stay in Canggu, Bali?
Thanks to their proximity to the beach and main attractions, Batu Bolong and Canggu Beach are the best places to stay in Canggu if you are visiting for the first time.
🌴 Is Canggu better than Seminyak?
✨ What are the best hotels to stay in Batu Bolong?
🏘️ What are the best villas to rent in Canggu, Bali?
💆🏻♀️ Where to stay in Canggu to relax?
🏠 Which are the best places for a long stay in Canggu, Bali?
If you’re staying for 2 weeks or a month, then Perenenan and Berawa are the best places to stay in Canggu as they’re pretty tranquil and offer a good location to the beach.
⏳ How long should I stay in Canggu?
It depends on your preference. If you have limited time in Bali, 2 days would be enough to discover the main part of Canggu, but if you stay longer, you can have local experiences, enjoy the beaches, and discover good restaurants!
🔝 Is Canggu a good place to stay?
Yes, visit Canggu, and you won’t regret it! Its beaches are amazing, the hotels will make you never want to leave, and you’ll find countless amazing restaurants.
💃 Is Canggu a party town?
Absolutely! Once the sun sets, you’ll find numerous beach clubs and bars where you can dance the night away!
👪 Is Canggu good for a family holiday?
Yes, there are lots of kid and baby-friendly cafés and restaurants, and although there are no big resorts here, you’ll find a much cheaper replacement. All the Canggu villas, like Lalasa Villas Canggu, are super affordable.
🚶 Is Canggu easy to walk around?
Yes, Canggu is a walkable area. However, you might need to rent a scooter or a taxi to get to certain places!
I am sure you will have a great time in Bali’s trendy area of Canggu, the place where I frequently stay!
I hope I helped you decide where to stay in Canggu with the area guide and handpicked accommodation options for every budget and taste!
Thanks to having beautiful weather all year round, Canggu is super popular! That’s why I highly recommend booking your hotels in advance!
If you need some help, here are my top 2 favorite Canggu hotels:
- Hotel Tugu Bali – one of the best luxury hotels in Canggu with a great location, private pools, and amazing ocean views.
- Villa Del Mar – a great Canggu villa that is surrounded by palm trees and has private pools and a sun terrace.
As I said earlier, this is the town I’ve been living in for a while now, and I really hope you love it as much as I do. Who knows, we may bump into each other while trying to capture the same pinkish sunset photo! 🙂
If you have any other suggestions or questions about Canggu or Bali don’t be shy and leave a comment below. I’ll be happy to help you out as much as I can!
Enjoy your time in Canggu,
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