Where to stay in Canggu: The villas, guesthouses and hotels in Canggu are excellent. With the high quality also comes a higher price tag than other parts of Bali. You can find a nice romantic stay, a party hostel and every other kind of accommodation you can think of. Batu Balong is the place to stay, as that would be right in the heart of everything. You would be minutes from the beach and get to avoid any dreadful Bali traffic, which is always great.
It's slightly out of the way, but somewhere very good that we stayed was Wiras Village Canggu. It's a great room at a very good price and it was really sociable. We met some amazing people here.
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How to Get To Canggu From The Airport
From the Bali International Airport to Canggu, it's about an hour's drive. You can pre-book a taxi with your guesthouse, hotel or villa...or use Grab the moment you land. Grab is like Uber in Asia, and it makes it very easy to get between the main tourist spots.
Is Canggu the place for you?
Canggu is very different to other parts of Bali. It doesn't feel like you're actually in Indonesia while you're there because of the strong Western influence. It has its positives and negatives. On the one hand, it's great having a few days partying by the beach and eating similar food to back home. On the other, you don't want to fly all that way to feel like you're still in your home country.
We stayed in Canggu for one month and for us, that was enough. It's not very close to the waterfalls and best beaches, which is why we moved on to other areas like Ubud and Uluwatu. When we do return to Bali it is unlikely that we would return to Canggu, because we simply prefer other parts. You can still find some beautiful nature by driving around the rice paddies that surround Canggu. Other than that there isn't a bunch of the amazing out-of-this-world nature that Bali is known for. If you want to stay somewhere to party, where it's busy and thriving then this is your place.
We hope this Canggu Guide helps when you're planning your ideal Bali trip.