When holidaying with family, everyone needs their own space. Set within our tropical gardens, these large and versatile, three-bedroom villas are perfect for both multi-generational family vacations and special gatherings with friends. With multiple indoor-outdoor lounging corners, a private pool and oversized living and dining areas, there’s plenty of space for everyone in your party to find the quiet – and fun – they seek.
Canggu provides for those craving a holiday destination that offers a blend of privacy, ease of access, seclusion and serenity while being a short walk from restaurants, shops and the beach. It’s the understated, slightly more relaxed version of neighbouring Seminyak. Imagine it as a sophisticated older cousin, nonchalant and confident while being hip enough to hang with the cool kids.
In the 1970’s, adventurers arrived to surf the waves and take in the landscape. Cut to the 2010’s and the coastal village has turned into a see-and-be-seen area, managing to keep its local vibe and laid-back ambiance. The number of expats living here is significant, and new bars and restaurants open everyday. While neighbouring Seminyak can be crowded, Canggu still has areas that are sparsely populated. Rice fields dot the landscape and there are many shortcuts you can take through them. Uluwatu is close by, with wild waves that excite pro-surfers.
Canggu’s Echo Beach is hailed as the most popular surfing area in this surf-crazy town and the main area to discover cafés and restaurants. The beach has a 180-degree seascape and advanced reef breaks with cafés up and down the shore. If you don’t surf, simply relax and chill with a drink in hand. Wander around and discover street art which the village is known for.
Other beaches in the area are Batu Bolong Beach, Berawa Beach, Perenan Beach and Nelayan Beach. All are known for their spectacular sunsets so keep them in mind for end-of-the-day selfies.
If you want some fun for the whole family, head out to Finns Recreation Club, where a water park and an indoor trampoline area will keep your children entertained. Adults can check out La Laguna Gypsy Market, which has over 150 stalls selling organic products or the Love Anchor Canggu market in an open-air shopping centre next to Monsieur Spoon, an artisan French bakery. The Samadi Bali market is flocked by Canggu locals and the nearby neighbourhoods of Seminyak, Umalas and Kerobokan.
If cultural sights are more up your alley, go to the Pura Tanah Lot Temple, which is a 30-minute motorbike ride away. Located on top of a rock formation, this is another place for resplendent sunsets and enviable photos.
Most of all, if you’re a foodie, you’ve come to the right town. There are over 300 cafés and restaurants, many of them havens for gourmet eats. Of course, you can always ask your villa chef to whip up something spectacular. That way, your meal is customised to your preferences and you get to enjoy it in the privacy of your own villa.
Here, we suggest five 3-bedroom villas for the ultimate holiday in Canggu.
Luxurious rooms that remind of you of traditional Balinese huts dot the garden at Villa Pangi Gita. Each space is decorated with both locally and internationally-sourced antiques and furnishings. The sun and sky reflect on the intimate swimming pool and the river nearby. With its own little compound, the Pangi Gita ensures absolute privacy. Fantastic meals can be whipped up by the Villa Chef and service is at its best.
“We have truly enjoyed our time here, with 3 generations of our family together. The environment is like paradise and the food’s quality and taste beat the top restaurants’. We did not want to go out for dinner because every night Chef Gus served great meals. The kindness of the Pangi Gita team at all times, ready to help, made our stay enjoyable. Our grandchildren Vanessa and Marvin had a fantastic introduction to Indonesia/ Bali.”
-Erling M, Denmark, November 2018
At Bendega Rato, you get the best of both worlds: modern Balinese style mixed with the five-star comforts of home. Bendega means ‘fisherman’ in Balinese and Rato means ‘sunset’ in Maori, referring to the stunning sunsets you can witness from the villa’s rooftop terrace.
The decor is a mix of east and west, from the antique bar to a large dining table and spacious bathrooms. Not to forget the welcoming pool and lounging areas, which serve as a backdrop for the elegant surroundings.
“You all went above and beyond to attend to our every request. We loved the villa and surrounds. There was plenty of space for every one – in fact we did not even get the chance to use all the beautiful facilities and space around. A special mention to the villa staff, friendly, polite, respect and beautiful smiles made our stay here most enjoyable. Thank you so much for setting up and decorating the dining room for a special birthday celebration here – it looked amazing. Thank you for looking after our 82 year old mother. We are truly grateful for your willingness to help in every way. We loved the villa and our stay.”
-Claudelle M, Australia, October 2018
Touches of orange and rust dot the scene at Villa Boa at Canggu Beachside Villas. These little details all add up to an elegant look, with lots of space to relax. An alfresco lounge and open-plan kitchen complement each other and the bedrooms are all stylishly outfitted. Café del Mar and Lalaguna are 100 metres from Villa Boa, ensuring you have the best of both worlds: privacy inside, and a vibrant scene outside.
Villa Boa is part of the Canggu Beachside Villas, a complex of several beautiful villas.
“The villa has been an absolute delight to stay in. It is very comfortable, well maintained, fabulous outdoor area and the pool is great. We – including the children have had a great time. A big thank you to the chef and all the villa staff who have been extremely helpful with everything we have asked for. Their service has been perfect. We would like definitely recommend staying here to anyone and are looking forward to coming back again one day ourselves. Thank you for giving us such a fabulous place to stay.”
-Daniel J, Singapore, January 2019
For the ultimate experience in luxurious Bali living, Villa Amy is the place to be. Walls and surrounding surfaces are made of traditional brown wood that exudes a local vibe. Open-sided living and dining pavilions are the perfect match for the swimming pool and poolside bale, all making for an elegant garden area. A mere five-minute walk to Berawa Beach, Villa Amy promises guests an authentic and luxurious Bali experience.
“The villa and the staff are very nice and friendly. The villa is breathtaking and we would definitely come back. The food is lovely. The staff as mentioned has been amazing and very welcoming. Thank you.”
-Daniel E, Australia, December 2018
Set in a real ‘hotspot’, Villa Levi can be reached via paths amidst rice fields. The location makes for a very peaceful environment, where nature beckons and welcomes guests. Only local houses and other private villas are in the immediate vicinity, as well as a few small grocery stores. Echo Beach is about two kilometres away. The villa, lush with greenery, has been designed by Alberto Cortes and Yvinne Hulst, who also designed The Purist in Ubud and The Residence in Ibiza.
“We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful hospitality and service you have provided us during our 10-day stay. Your attention to detail and friendly manner were always appreciated, and also your welcoming nature. We have loved the beautiful Villa Levi and our holiday here. Thank you all! We hope to see you all again for another visit.”
-Bridgette C, Australia, August 2018