Canggu, bordering Seminyak to the north, has recently become more and more popular with visitors and foreign investors alike, which resulted in develpments of new hotels in Canggu Bali, as well as numerous Canggu villa complexes and private homes.
To get to some of the best villas in Canggu Bali and Canggu Bali hotels, head north on the main road from Seminyak towards Canggu. One first passes a series of roadside stalls selling decorative garden arts, such as fountains, planter boxes and flower pots. Furniture shops can be found here as well. There are two roads leading towards Canggu, both turning to the left (west) from the main road. The first is a "shortcut" which winds its way through countless shops, eateries, design and furniture establishments, before leading back to the second alternative, a wider road coming from Denpasar, the Badung regency`s capital city.
The Canggu area has expanded rapidly over the past few years and it has become a very trendy neighborhood with luxury Canggu villas mushrooming everywhere amidst the lush paddy fields. The Canggu Club can also be found here, on the way to Brawa Beach, offering extensive sporting and dining facilities, as well as an international school. This area can also be reached by another "shortcut" from Jl Petitenget, passing by the Grand Balisani Suites Hotel in Batubelig. Private residences and vacation rental villas are concentrated around the areas along the roads to Pantai (beach) Brawa, Batu Bolong, Pererean and Seseh. From the greater Canggu area it is not far to the famous Tanah Lot Temple, which offers dramatic views at sunset time (weather permitting). Even at other times of the day it is worthwhile to stop here and enjoy the scenery and the souvenir stalls. A refreshment of young coconut rounds off the experience and is highly recommended.
For areas further to the west of Bali, please see the West Bali page, which covers such interesting areas as the West Bali National Park, Medewi surfing beach and the rice terraces of Jatiluwih in Tabanan regency and its surrounding areas. All of them are best visited either on a Bali round-trip or on day excursions from the southern tourist areas.