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If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that I’m very much into ways and means to obtain balance of mind, body and soul. I’m all about finding a sense of zen, prioritising ourselves and self-care. So, when I was approached to publish an article about Canggu in Bali that offers all of those things, I didn’t hesitate! I haven’t yet been to Bali but it is most definitely on my wish list. I know many who have been and they love it and go back again and again! I’d love to visit with a group of friends and stay in one of the Villa’s mentioned, in order to experience some authentic Bali life. I hope you enjoy learning about Canggu and all it has to offer.
Bali is a surreal, tropical escape into resplendent nature with pristine beaches, bustling beach towns and cultural experiences. A pioneer in sustainable living, Bali offers its visitors a chance to live in an eco-friendly, mindful and environmental manner with vegan cafes, beach cleaning drives, minimal use of plastic and similar initiatives.
Canggu is one of the most popular areas in Bali as it is an amalgamation of the thriving beach life of Seminyak and the laid-back, cultural part of Ubud. It has everything from health cafes to stunning beaches offering the best surf breaks in all of Bali. You have spas and wellness retreats to recuperate and rejuvenate your senses, rice fields for leisurely walks and of course, infinite sunsets to look forward to.
Here are 6 soulful activities to keep in mind for your trip to Canggu!
1. Private yoga classes to start off your day
Ubud may be the hub of all cultural and mindful activities but Canggu is not far behind! Travellers flock to the area for activities like surfing, yoga and exploring the hip café scene. There are many upcoming yoga studios that offer private classes in Canggu such as Samadi Bali and The Practice for beginners and pros alike. The almost zen-like setting and the welcoming ambience is truly remarkable for the soul. You can even book a private yoga class right at home if you are renting a villa for the group!
2. Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
It is no secret that a healthy mind is the culmination of a healthy body in more ways than one. Canggu takes this extremely seriously with an array of cafes serving healthy, vegan, non-vegan food dotting the streets. Places like The Loft, Milu by Nook and Nüde offer delicious, locally-sourced and organic food options for vegans and non-vegans alike. Try a fresh fruit bowl at Bali Bowls & Smoothies or a breakfast burrito at any one of these places that are located around Echo beach and Batu Bolong to also extend easy access to sandy shores.
3. Try a beachside restaurant for stunning sunsets
When in Canggu, you cannot possibly miss the mesmerising sunsets along the beaches. The best way is to enjoy a hearty meal while relaxing on a beanbag beside the dazzling ocean. A beachside restaurant you must try out is The Lawn Canggu, where ‘sun, sand and water’ resonates more than ever. Sunset cocktails are a magnificent end to your day with some fresh bites, live music and beautiful panoramic vistas.
4. Attend ‘Ancient Dances of Bali’ at Tugu Hotel, Canggu
A bit of culture is sure to put you on the right path when in Bali. There is so much to experience besides the usual suspects and if you can have a taste of the local culture and traditions, then why give it a miss! As a testament to preserving the arts of Indonesia, Hotel Tugu in Canggu presents live Balinese dance performances with music and vibrant colours. The performance is open to the public and residents of the hotel so everyone can witness the sublime beauty of Balinese history as presented by true artists.
5. Enjoy the comfort of a private villa
Everyone at some point in their lives needs their own, private space where they can do as they please without any interruptions. Staying in a private villa in Canggu definitely has its perks. The best part is that you will enjoy the utmost privacy! You can lounge all day, all night by the pool, enjoy a delicious BBQ courtesy of the staff, book a private massage in-house or even a yoga class and immerse yourselves in the luxuries of having your own slice of paradise in serene Canggu. To make it all the more exciting, request for a private chef who will delight you with scrumptious feasts packed with local flavours.
6. You can never go wrong with a traditional Balinese Massage
To feel utterly rejuvenated, you have to indulge in a relaxing massage at one of the many amazing spas and wellness centres in Canggu. One of the most popular places is Therapy. It extends a luxurious and extensive spa menu with healing treatments, detoxification, Balinese body massages, etc. that will leave you feeling ‘vibrant and supple’. Other spas include Spring Spa, which hails from New Zealand, in Batu Bolong with luxurious amenities like a fully-stocked health bar, DJ and a wide range of services delivered by trained therapists.
Looks good doesn’t it? Are you mentally packing your bags already like me? So, who wants to come with me?!
Ciao for now,