Before I came to Canggu, I had only heard that it was the party place for Australians and that hardly anywhere else were there as many digital nomads as in Canggu. In hindsight, I can probably confirm that. Because in Canggu I did one thing above all: partied and met digital nomads.

Accordingly, there is a lot going on in Canggu. The many people cause a construction boom and gridlocked traffic. But despite all this, you can still find rice fields and unspoiled nature in Canggu. The beaches are also never overcrowded. And if you like surfing or want to learn, then Canggu is the right place for you with its many surf camps and good waves. What's more, the mass tourism does have one good thing: lots of cute boutiques and good cafés.

As there is so much going on in Canggu, it is a particularly good place to start your trip to Bali. You can get to know other people here, with whom you might even be able to continue your journey or meet up again.

What to see

I didn't even see that much in Canggu as I preferred to enjoy my time with my new friends. Nevertheless, I have a few tips for you:

Canggu has endless beaches. The black sand may make them look a little dirty and not so appealing at first glance. However, appearances are deceptive. You can also explore the beaches in Canggu on foot. For example, start at Seseh Beach, a small, quiet beach, and walk south from there via Pererenan Beach to Batu Bolong Beach. This is particularly popular with surfers. If that's not enough for you, you can walk further to Berawa Beach.

One temple you should definitely see in Canggu is the Tanah Lot Temple. It stands on a rock in the middle of the sea. The sea temple is particularly popular at sunset. If you want to avoid the crowds of tourists, you should therefore come here in the morning.

For a little wellness break, you should head to the Tonic Day Spa & Botanicals. There you can choose between various massages at good prices. You can also book manicures, pedicures and facial treatments.

Where to Eat

I ate well everywhere in Bali. Canggu was no exception. Although I tended to go to cafés here. However, they were all super good. I particularly liked the Give Café, a vegan café that donates 100% of its profits to organizations for those who need it most. I also had a good breakfast at Honey and Monsieur Spoon. The best pastries are at BAKED. You should also definitely pay a visit to KYND Community.

If there's one thing I did in Canggu, it's party! I particularly enjoyed the beach bars, and I really liked Sol Rooftop for relaxing during the day. La Brisa also has a relaxed vibe during the day and in the evening. Finns Beach Club is a bit more party-oriented, but you're more likely to come here for day drinking. For a party in the evening, Sand Bar, Old Man's or XBar are the places to go. A slightly different address for a drink is the clothing store Deus Ex Machina with its adjoining bar.

Where to sleep

I spent the night in Canggu at the Lushy Hostel. I ended up there because a friend was there at the same time. So I ended up in the absolute party hostel. I hadn't actually planned that at first, but in hindsight I was actually quite happy about it. Because I met the loveliest people at the Lushy Hostel! If you are traveling alone like me, I can recommend staying here at the beginning of your trip to meet other travellers. Maybe you can travel on together afterwards.

Although the Lushy Hostel is a party hostel, I can still recommend it. The beds were very comfortable and the pool was relaxing. The location is also quite good, as you can easily reach the most important places in Canggu from here. There are even single rooms and a co-working space. However, if you want to experience the digital nomad lifestyle, a friend recommended the Lost Creator House to me!

I have put together a list of all the places on Google Maps.

You can find the list here.