Canggu - Bali

Known as surfers central, Canggu is another awesome backpacker town on the south coast of Bali. Located just 10km north of Kuta, Canggu boasts great bars and restaurants and offers the perfect conditions for the more intermediate surfer.

If it is the waves you are after, but still like a beach scene with plenty of places to grab a bite to eat and some drinks, then head to Echo beach. But if you prefer a more deserted vibe then head just a little further afield to Pererenan beach. This pretty crescent of sand is far less touristy and crowded, and gives you the chance to ride the waves without fighting for them. Be warned though, the sand is far from powered white and instead a dark grey or black colour.

It’s not just the surf that Canggu has got going for it though. The incredible rice field views and the stunning private villa rental opportunities are another reason visitors flock here. Given the great accommodation, the area is popular with many expatriates and a large number of the villas are now owned by overseas nationals who choice to holiday in the area. Much of Canggu features emerald rolling landscape that is typical to south central Bali, so views from most villas are breathtakingly beautiful.

Away from the beaches Canggu is still a largely rural area away, but it is being developed and fast. So if you want to see Canggu before it ends up on too many people’s radar then now is the time to go.