A Guide To Canggu

Eat, drink, surf, relax and watch sunsets is how I would say everybody spends their day in Canggu. It was the starting point of our Bali adventure and I had no idea how much I’d fall in love with the place. We had 4 nights booked and all we can say now is that it wasn’t long enough!

When deciding on our Bali route, I reached out for recommendations on locations and I had many responses to say Canggu, Canggu, Canggu! We took the advice and avoided Kuta and Seminyak (too much party and tourism for my liking) and booked to stay at Lemon Guest House, a central budget guest house to Canggu.

As soon as we arrived we loved the chilled out vibe, the shops, the friendly people, the food and the stunning beaches.


It was clear that the number one past time in Canggu was to surf. If you can surf already, you can hire your own board, if you’re keen to learn then there are so many places that offer surf lessons, or if you’re like me you can order a drink from the beachfront bar, sit back, relax and watch the surfers do their thing. Our favourite beach to watch the surf and the sunset was Batu Balong Beach.  

We loved Canggu for its beautiful architecture, street art and greenery. It is a place where instead of taking a scooter to get from A to B, you should just walk the streets to discover its beauty. Like us, you might even stumble across a bazaar full of so many gorgeous things to buy – you can’t leave Bali without a Bali bag!


Another reason we fell in love with Canggu was because of all the UnBALIevable food and drink. Not only did every dish we order look to good to eat,  it was so cheap!

  • The Fat Mermaid (My favourite lunch spot – they have the cheapest Avo Toast, £1.49!)
  • Crate Cafe (the go-to social brunch spot)
  • Mad Pops (the best ice cream parlour, we visit 4 out of 4 days)
  • Old mans (for drinks and sunset)


Accommodation (Double Room with ensuite, Wi-Fi, Air-Con and shared swimming pool) – £107 (£26.75 per night)

Transport to accommodation from airport – £0 (included in hotel booking)

Breakfast – £0 (included in hotel booking)

Lunch – approx £4 per day (£12 for 3 lunches)

Dinner – approx £16 per day (£48 for 3 dinners)

All the extra’s (desserts and drinks) – £33

We spent approx £200 on our 4 night stay in Canggu. Thats just £100 each! I couldn’t and still can’t believe how cheap Bali is, it is no wonder why so many people travel there. Of course I have no doubt that you could budget even more by staying in a shared hostel or cutting out the everyday desserts but I have too much of a sweet tooth to do that!

I hope this blog helps in planning your Bali adventures. If you have any questions please just contact me!

Lots of love