Why Honeymoon in Canggu?

Canggu is the most hip and up-and-coming location on the island of Bali. Not too long ago, only surfers knew about this black sand beach village. In a few years, it has become the most popular destination for a hip, young crowd of digital nomads and surfers - and it’s definitely not a small village anymore. Canggu has an amazing food culture, is a great place to learn and improve your surfing skills and perfect for boutique shopping. If you would like to have a party during your honeymoon in Canggu, or visit a beach club with your partner, the options here are endless!

Explore Canggu

The two main areas in Canggu are Batu Bolong and Berawa. Batu Bolong is the most popular place to stay for visitors. It has the most beach clubs and restaurants. The black sand Batu Bolong Beach is the best for surfing. Here you can watch surfers or try to catch some waves together with your partner. If you are new to surfing this is a great place to start? Some parts of Batu Bolong beach offer gentle waves that are great for beginner surfers, and most board rental shops offer lessons. For more advanced surfing try Echo Beach, just a few hundred meters further northwest.

La Brisa on Echo Beach is our favorite beach club in Canggu. La Brisa on Echo Beach is our favorite beach club in Canggu.

Why not take it easy for a day on your Canggu honeymoon? The Lawn (Batu Bolong Beach) and La Brisa (Echo Beach) are two great beach clubs to relax together overlooking the Indian Ocean. At the Lawn you have a great view of the waves and it is a great spot to watch the sunset. At the lovely styled La Brisa, you’ll find simple Spanish food, tasty cocktails, palm trees swaying, and a hot soundtrack that plays well with the sound of the waves in the background. If you are staying on the Berawa side of Canggu, a fancy beach club to consider visiting is Finns.

After midnight, visit the party at Sand Bar to experience the ultimate Canggu vibes with your partner. A simple wooden shed on Batu Bolong Beach that sells drinks during the day, turns into a spectacular beach party after midnight. Imagine partying barefoot on the beach, feeling a cool breeze and hearing waves smashing against the rocks.

As you drive around Canggu, you will see many restaurants offering great healthy food. Canggu is all about conscious and healthy living, which is why many expats and digital nomads love Canggu. Crate Cafe is a Canggu favorite with industrial-chic interiors, bold murals, and great affordable lunch options. It’s on a quiet lane just off Batu Bolong, but the place can get crowded (you might need to wait in line for a seat).

Canggu is also the only place on the island with a craft beer culture. If you and your partner love high quality craft beers, visiting Black Sand Brewery is a great idea!

Most roads in Bali run north to south. A result of the ridges running in that direction due to the volcanic nature of Bali. Going from Batu Bolong to Berawa is therefore not super easy. To get to the Berawa area from Batu Bolong, you can drive or walk through the rice fields on a narrow shortcut. There is a 15-minute detour that cars have to take because they can’t use the shortcut. This part of Bali is a little quieter, but it has a lot of great restaurants and is an excellent place to stay if you want to combine Canggu with Seminyak.

A simple surf shop on Berawa Beach. Most offer beginner lessons. A simple surf shop on Berawa Beach. Most offer beginner lessons.

In both Batu Bolong and Berawa, there are markets and boutique stores that are great places for shopping. Canggu is a very fashionable place - people are very conscious of the way they look and dress. It explains why there are so many great boutique stores around town.

We want to end with a little warning. Canggu has been growing a lot in the last few years, and it’s one of the most crowded places on the island. There used to be a lot of rice fields near Canggu, but the area is urbanizing fast. We love Canggu, but think it’s important to know what to expect. Old articles online talk about Canggu being a little fishing town - those days are over!

Honeymoon Hotels in Canggu

Canggu has excellent luxury resorts and romantic hotel options suitable for a honeymoon, which are more reasonably priced than the most fancy hotels in Seminyak. We recommend staying near the beach, either in the Batu Bolong neighborhood, which is the most lively, or in the Berawa area, which is a little quieter and conveniently positioned between Canggu and Seminyak.

If you don’t like moving around, Canggu can be a great base for your holiday. It is possible to explore the rest of the island through day-trips starting and ending in your Canggu Hotel.

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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    COMO Uma Canggu

    5 starSplurgeBeachfrontBatu Bolong (Echo Beach), Canggu

    COMO Uma Canggu is a luxury beachfront hotel on Echo Beach, offering panoramic views of the smooth volcanic sand and...

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    Hotel Tugu Bali

    5 starAffordable luxuryBeachfrontBatu Bolong Beach, Canggu

    Affordable romantic option. Beautiful rooms with a romantic bathtub or even a private pool! The Hotel Tugu is known for...

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    Aston Canggu

    4 starOn a budgetBatu Bolong Beach, Canggu

    This four-star Canggu hotel is just a five-minute walk from Batu Bolong beach. A very lively area right in the...

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    Lv8 Resort Bali

    5 starAffordable luxuryBeachfrontBerawa Beach, Canggu

    Right at the beach in Berawa, close to both Canggu and Seminyak. Affordable 5-star hotel. Some rooms offer private pools,...

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    The Haven Suites

    5 starAffordable luxuryBerawa Beach, Canggu

    Good option in Berawa, close to both Seminyak and Canggu. Reasonably priced. The Haven Suites is located next to Berawa...

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Honeymoon Activities in Canggu

How to spend a romantic honeymoon in Canggu? We’ve highlighted our favorite activities for couples in Canggu below. Highlights are the surf beach, shopping and nightlife. But there is more to explore around Canggu, and it’s a convenient starting point for day tours throughout the island.

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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    Day at a Beach Club

    BeachClubMultiple locations around Canggu

    Spending a day at a beach club in Canggu can be very relaxing! Two of our favorites are The Lawn...

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    Tanah Lot Temple

    BeachCulture20m drive northwest of Canggu

    Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most well-known and photographed hindu temples in Bali. It is located around 20...

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  • Explore Canggu Nightlife

    ClubNightlifeAll around Canggu

    Canggu has some of the best nightlife globally, with beach bars, clubs, and chic destinations scattered around the coastal area....

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  • Shopping around Canggu

    ShoppingBatu Bolong Street, Canggu

    Believe us when we say that shopping in Canggu is great! As Canggu is very fashion-conscious, many unique boutique shops...

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  • Surf at Batu Bolong Beach

    ActiveBeachBatu Bolong Beach, Canggu

    Why not try a new sport together during your honeymoon? Batu Bolong is the ideal beach for beginner surfers -...

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  • Around $95 PP

    PRIVATE Ubud Highlights tour starting in Canggu

    NatureCultureDaytripPrivate tourPickup from your Canggu Hotel

    Easiest way to see the best Ubud has to offer in a day: the Sacred Monkey Forest, Tegallalang rice terraces,...

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    Operator rated 5/5 with 900+ reviews at Viator. →
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    Ayung River Rafting from Canggu

    ActiveNatureStart & Finish at your Canggu Hotel.

    Explore Bali from a river! A raft takes you down Ayung River, through rice fields and jungle in some of...

    Private Rafting tour with hotel pickup
    Rated 5 at Viator. →
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  • Around $79 PP

    Best of East Bali Tour from Canggu

    NatureCultureDaytripPrivate tourStart & Finish at your Canggu Hotel.

    East Bali is a beautiful region away from the crowds, under the shadows of the massive Agung Volcano. Here, you...

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  • Around $78 PP

    Day Trip to Nusa Penida Island from Canggu

    NatureBeachDaytripGroup tourStart & finish at your Canggu hotel

    Visit Nusa Penida in a day! Nusa Penida is a tranquil island with spectacular cliffs and beaches, located in the...

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    Hotel pickup and ferry included. 5/5 at Viator. →
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  • Around $75 PP

    Mount Batur Sunrise Hike + Hotsprings from Canggu

    ActiveNatureDaytripGroup tourStart & Finish at your Canggu Hotel.

    Hike up to Mount Batur for a spectacular sunrise with breakfast, and enjoy a well-deserved hot spring swim after your...

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    Hotel Pickup + Guided Climb + Hotsprings 5/5 at Viator. →
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    Private Uluwatu Sunset Tour from Canggu

    CulturePrivate tourStart & Finish at your Canggu Hotel.

    Convenient option with hotel pickup. A private driver will pick you up at your hotel with his air-conditioned car, and...

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Romantic Dining in Canggu

The food culture in Canggu is amazing! Canggu is known for it’s “hipster” healthy food - but there’s great options for anyone’s taste. Here’s our favorite romantic restaurants that could be great during your honeymoon in Canggu:

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    Fine diningJapaneseBerawa, Canggu

    Japanese fine dining, romantic vibes. If you like to try amazing sushi, you should visit Indigo, which is considered to...

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    Casual diningItalianBatu Bolong, Canggu

    During your honeymoon, you will spend most of your time together. Sa'mesa is different; here, you are seated at a...

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  • IVY Lounge

    Fine diningCocktailsBerawa, Canggu

    IVY Lounge is the place to go in Berawa for fine dining, superb cocktails, and tapas in a high-end setting...

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  • Casa Tua

    Local favoritesIndonesianBatu Bolong, Canggu

    Casa Tua is a cozy place where you can get unique but non-pretentious Indonesian food in a romantic old wooden...

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  • Crate Cafe

    Breakfast & lunchBatu Bolong, Canggu

    This hipster coffee shop is always full of the coolest people in Canggu. This is a sure sign that this...

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  • Gypsy

    Local favoritesBreakfast & lunchBatu Bolong, Canggu

    Gypsy Kitchen & Bar is a cool and modern place in Batu Bolong. It serves some of the healthiest and...

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How to get to Canggu

It only takes one hour to get to Canggu by taxi from the airport, however this might be slightly longer due to traffic. Being quite close to the airport, Canggu serves as an excellent beginning point or ending destination for your honeymoon. It is easiest to schedule a taxi transfer with your hotel or make a reservation in advance (slightly cheaper than most hotel transfers). On the other hand, if you arrange a taxi on the spot at the airport, you will almost always be charged more money.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Canggu?

Canggu is located on Bali's west coast in Indonesia, approximately one hour drive from the airport. It's a bit further up from Seminyak.

How to get around in Seminyak?

If you stay near Batu Bolong beach, you may walk. Renting a motorbike is the best way to get around, but traffic can be crazy. It's not the best place to learn! Taxis are cheap and easy to find all over.

How far is Canggu from Bali Airport?

By driving, it will take approximately one hour, but due to traffic this can take longer sometimes. If you need to catch an international flight, make sure to leave in time. It's most cost-effective to book a taxi in advance.

Is Canggu a good Honeymoon destination?

It’s the most popular area in Bali right now. If you don't mind the crowds, you can have a great time in this place. It could be a great starting point to explore less discovered parts of the island through day-trips.

How long should we stay in Canggu?

We suggest you staying for two to three nights. Alternatively, consider making it your base and do some day tours to the rest of the island from Canggu. In that case you can stay longer!

Next destinations

If you’re looking for more (advanced) surf, are done with black sand, and want to see some stunning cliffs, head south to Uluwatu, a 1.5-hour drive south. Enough beach, fancy some jungle vibes? Proceed to Ubud, which is about an hour north.

Are you looking to get away from the crowds? Make your way to Nusa Penida Island. Getting to Sanur harbour to catch a ferry to Nusa Penida takes 45 minutes. Even calmer: the tranquil Bali dive town of Amed, which is about a three-hour drive north. Want to swim with dolphins on your honeymoon? Consider lodging at Lovina, which is around a three-hour journey north.