Why Canggu should be top of your Bali bucket list

Why Canggu is the next Ubud

By Grace Koelma | Dare List Mama

First, it was Seminyak and Kuta, then Ubud, and now Canggu is set to be the next up-and-coming hotspot in Bali. Boasting two wide sandy beaches, a sweet surf break and some of the best modern, organic and vegan cuisine I've ever eaten, Canggu has it all! And best of all, it's still relatively undiscovered compared to the rest of Bali.

Canggu is unlike much of Bali's well-known destinations because it still has that lazy-small-town vibe, mixed with just enough action to keep you entertained. We visited Canggu for the weekend with our 2-year-old and met up with another couple in their late-twenties. In our experience, it's a great destination for solo-travelers, couples, groups, and families with kids - there truly is something for everyone in Canggu.

How to get around

Canggu is a maze of rustic little streets that lead to the two main beaches, Echo Beach and Batu Bolong Beach. A narrow river divides the region into two key food and entertainment areas, which means a long round trip out to the main road and back again. To reduce your journey, keep an eye out for the shortcuts through the rice fields or ask a local.

I wrote this post as a guest for iamdanelson.com. Read the rest of my Canggu wrap up here.

Grace Koelma

Grace is a writer, designer, digital nomad, mum (otherwise known as toddler chaser), slow traveller, wild things appreciator, culture immerser, coffee opportunist... She frequently uses big words (some of which are definitely made up), likes long walks and even longer books, and her focus on wellness in 2017 means she is learning to obey her FitBit. Except when she's glued to her computer!

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