Located on the southern coast, just about 30 minutes from the airport, Canggu has now become a must-stop for holidaymakers and honeymooners. This coastal village is an alternative destination if you are into Bohemian vibes. The beaches in this area – Including Batu Bolong, Echo, and Canggu – have the necessary surf breaks that are extremely getting popular these days among surfers across the world. The area around the beach is also scenic in nature with well-maintained rice fields that make it one of Bali’s chosen expatriate regions as well as a surfing zone. Still heavily flocked by tourists as one of the hottest ‘must-visit’ places, Canggu is attracting a huge crowd looking to escape from the cluster of neighbouring Seminyak area.
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For some, no trip to Canggu would be complete without surfing. That explains a lot of scooters with surfer boards around the area. It is indeed a good place to surf for beginner to advanced surfers. Here, you can take a cheap lesson or rent surfboards in various sizes right by the beach. Surfboard rental is between IDR 50,000 to 100,000 per day, but you can bargain for a better deal for short hours renting. There are 3 popular beaches among the surfers; Berawa beach, Batu Bolong Beach and Echo Beach – all lie on the same stretch of sand.
Beach Time at Batu Bolong Beach
If you happen to be a beginner surfer, this greyish black sand beach is the perfect beach to practice some positions. To be considered as ‘an easy ride wave’ by most surfers, the wave is very fat with little power, thus making it easier to handle for surfers with a longboard.
Not only for those who are into surfing, but leisure travellers can also enjoy the natural beauty of the sea during a long stroll on the beach. The crowds normally start popping up at the beach after 8 in the morning, and then the beach stays quiet in midday leaving surfers dancing on the waves. The volcanic black sand gets incredibly hot in the daytime unless you want to tan on your body. On the other hand, an afternoon visit offers more beautiful scenery as the sun slowly fades between the horizon and the sea. This is marked by a huge number of visitors coming back to the beach for sunset.
Blessed with the best sunset in the neighbourhood, there are some cool places for sundowners on this beach. If you face the beach and walk to your right, you will soon notice some places to laze on the pillows or sun chairs.
Shop ‘till You Drop
The bountiful shopping opportunities and boutiques that dot the neighbourhoods of Canggu are some of the key magnets that keep pulling back travellers visiting Canggu. Much more than a bohemian beach style, the Bali fashion scene ranges from world-class handmade jewellery, high-quality swimwear, leather goods to chic resort wear.
Hovering Around on a scooter
There is just nothing better than driving around; hopping from one beach to another, exploring the famous shortcut, discovering cool cafes and temples on a motorbike. From Canggu, you can easily drive to Seminyak. Totally independent, free as birds, there is no better feeling! Simply get lost to discover hidden gems!
In Bali, everywhere you go, you see temples. Many temples are small, and as a traveller, you will hardly pay any attention to them. But there is the range of thousands of temples spread across the island, also a lot of temples that are worth a visit. Many of these temples are iconic to Bali’s architecture.
Bali is blessed with incredible healers and masters who can on your mind, body and consciousness. In the Batu Bolong area, you can experience the art of touch to promote healing and restfulness at Ruby Spa. Located inside Ametis Villa, Ruby Spa is dedicated to a customised programme of Zen healing and wellness practices. As for Reiki Healing, the therapists at Ruby Spa have been initiated by a Reiki master to transfer universal energy through a hands-on healing technique. During this treatment, you benefit from feeling deeply relaxed. For more info, visit ametisvilla.com
Bali’s breath-taking sunsets are world-famous for a reason! When sunset strikes, romance is in the air! Head over to Batu Bolong Beach in the late afternoon. Colourful bean bags and umbrellas, loud music – iconic characteristic of the area is an uplifting one, making this one stands out from the other. Alternatively, ask the staff at the villa you are staying in to arrange a nice candlelit dinner at the beach.
Sleep in a Private Pool Villa
Being in Canggu is not only about chilling out or partying. When you are taking a trip with your lover, most of the time you don’t want to be seen by people; creating intimacy between you two or enjoying a floating breakfast in the swimming pool of your private villa. You will want to have a private living space where the two of you can lounge and relax, watching movies or enjoying the services of a private chef and butlers. You want a comfy bed to sleep on and the possibility to jump into the pool from the bedroom.
Ametis Villa is a place to be considered if you are looking for peace of mind in the middle of crowds. If you are looking for a place to solitude, staying here you will hear nothing but the soft music of the trees and leaves brushing in the wind and the flutter of your heart as you lay eyes on the property.
For couples, staying at The Premiere Villa is the perfect selection. This adult-only resort is specifically designed for couples looking for a romantic venue to spend their honeymoon. There are so many love ingredients in the design and creation of the villa. Staying here is all about taking the time to chill out in style. It is a place to reconnect with the loved one without any outside disturbances.
However, for family travellers with kids above 12 years old, worry not as you can opt for Grand Villa. The sheer size of this villa, with its elevated swimming pool and smart upstairs living environment, lends itself to a privileged brand of tropical luxury on the island of Bali.
To make your stay as comfortable and relaxed, you can also consider adding on into the Luxury Benefits, which include returning airport transfer, personal butler service, 24 hours drop and pick-up service within the Canggu and Seminyak areas, a 30-minute relaxing massage, your preferred cocktail or mocktail for the welcome treats, daily breakfast, afternoon tea and sunset cocktail, complimentary mini bar, home-made snacks, coffee and tea, daily fresh fruit and flower arrangement, Daily Newspaper, 24 hours high-speed WiFi, and complimentary use of mountain bike.
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