For a laid-back beach escape, Canggu is the place to be in Bali. With its café culture, fantastic surf break and uber chic style, this is one of the coolest spots in Indonesia right now. Located twenty minutes north of Seminyak, Canggu spans from just north of Seminyak to south of Tanah Lot. In Canggu you’ll experience sweeping rice fields, incredible food and even better customer service. Welcome to Connco’s Ultimate Canggu Travel Guide
Our perfect location in the Batu Bolong area means everything you need is reachable by foot from our co-working space. If you’re after an unbelievable sunset or a great bite to eat, you can’t go past.
WHERE TO EAT
Ninety One Café
The first thing you will see before ascending to Connco is Ninety-One. The restaurant offers various selection of Middle Eastern inspired dish. Aside from enjoying their scrumptious meals, you can also dip in their pool when the heat reaches its peak.
Do you want to taste the authentic Indonesian food and experience the ambiance of a local eatery with local price? Just less than 2 minutes walking away from our co-working space, this warung (Indonesian word for a little restaurant) displays their menu where you can pick what to go with your white, brown, or yellow rice. Their yellow rice is definitely to die for!
Luigi’s Hot Pizza
You’re vegan but still craving for a melted cheese on your pizza? Luigi’s has the answer. Cater to those who want to share their pizza (they have pizza by meter, by the way) Luigi’s atmosphere is certainly stand out from any pizzeria in Canggu. With long tables and chairs, enjoying pizza has never been better.
Designed like those diner you usually see in the movies, Plant Cartel is the healthy version of fast food since their menu is 100% plant based. Whether you want to take away or dine-in, the quality of their food is top notch. Who says vegan food is not tasty?
Voted 1 of 18 Best Restaurants in Bali by Condé Nast Traveler in 2019, Mason succeeded in creating the mediterranean ambiance that makes people stay longer after their plate of Organic Charcoal Chicken is finished. With their homemade cheese, smoked meats and delicious wine, Mason proves that quality and atmosphere can go hand in hand. It’s the kind of place you will come back to again and again.
WHERE TO STAY
Located next to our co-working space, this 4-star hotel will surely give you a memorable stay. Not only that, their mini rice field is an attraction of its own where you can also get your feet dirty during the planting season. Their Kanaya Spa is a perfect choice when you need to relax your muscles after a long day of surfing or walking around Bali.
Dreamsea Surf Camp
Combining surf, yoga, fitness, and accommodation in one establishment, Dreamsea is without a doubt the place you’re looking for in Canggu. Pick your favorite activity from the arrays of their program and your holiday will not only be fun, but also healthy. Talking about the balance of mind, body, and soul in one place!
Hotel Tugu Bali
Combining the Indonesian heritage with a prime location, Hotel Tugu Bali not only offering their beautiful suites, but also a chance to experience the ancient royal dining. Hotel Tugu has created a series of cultural dining where you will experience a long-go Indonesian traditions complete with the ritual from a hundreds of years ago. Definitely a unique way to spend the evening!
The Farm Hostel
The Farm Hostel has three large air-conditioned rooms all with en-suites, one of which is an 8 bed female room and the other 2 are 10 bed mixed rooms. Located close to the rice field, this hostel definitely has a unique atmosphere, something you’re looking for in Canggu.
WHERE TO PARTY & WINDING DOWN
Part beach club, part accommodation, Alternative Beach is your place to go if you’re looking to spend the day chilling out by the pool with cocktails in your hand. They regularly invite up and coming Dj’s for an intimate afternoon session. Go there as early as you can because they have entry limit to avoid overcrowding!
Old Man’s Canggu
This beachfront beer garden has been famous as a hang out and party place in Batu Bolong for years. The laid back setting and location which nestles right in front of the famous surfing spot in Canggu, Old Man’s is the place to be when day is ending as the sunset view is simply stunning. And they’re only 500 meters away from our co-working space!
If beachfront cocktails & shabby tropical vibes sound like your thing, then head to La Brisa. The decor is incredible, the pool is cool and the view is spectacular. Don’t miss a sunset here, and try the fresh Sushi!
A little more about Canggu!
Language: The official language in Bali is Indonesian, but you will also hear Balinese (or Bahasa). English is the “third” language of Bali and is widely accepted by the locals.
Currency: Bali uses the Indonesian rupiah as the local currency.
Credit Cards and Banks: Cash is everything in Bali. Always carry a handful of 10,000 to 100,000 notes (100,000 IDR is about $7 USD) for daily expenses and purchases. There are ATMs everywhere! (1 min walk from Connco)
Climate: All year-round you’ll find Bali is the Island of the sun—be mindful of the rainy season, January to April and October to November! Majority of the time, the sun is shining here!
Water: Be sure not to drink the tap water in Bali. Many tourists experience “Bali Belly” (severe stomach issues and indigestion) when traveling through Indonesia.
If you need any more tips about Canggu, come see our team. See you at Connco Work hub!