TOP 3 Best Things To Do in Canggu, Bali

TOP 3 Best Things To Do in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

If Bali is going to be your next beach getaway I say, Canggu is a pretty cool spot to hang loose and do things. Situated about 40 minutes north of Seminyak you can opt to spend one day here where everyone is seriously laid back, there is a carefree, easy going vibe that resonates with the surfer type locals and tourist that hang out here. With so much to offer you, this little place in paradise offers visitors some seriously good food, lots to drink and a pool side hangout spot for you to check out.

First Stop, Breakfast!

I have found two places for you to check out for breakfast so it all depends on your preference on how you would like to start your day

Avacado Factory 

Address: Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Situated next to a quaint rice field, this warm and welcoming joint filled my tummy and heart with some seriously delicious creamy avocado delights with a side of healthy. If you are an avocado lover this is the place for you. They have everything from avocado smoothies to smashed avocado to avocado fritters to avocado pancakes! It opens early so head here early so you can have a hearty breakfast to kick start your day. Expect to pay about RM40 (USD10) per person.

Avocado Factory, situated next to a paid field in Canggu bali
Avocado Factory, situated next to a padi field in Canggu, Bali
Avocado
The entrance is welcoming and has enticing fresh avocados and fruit on display
Me! enjoying my large breakfast!
Top Left to Bottom Right: Sourdough toast with Avocado Hummus and Slices of Avocado, Sweet potato Chips with Avocado Aioli, Avocado and Fruit Bowl with Coconut Yogurt and Avocado Nasi Campur
Left to Right: Avocado tropical Smoothie, Fresh Cococnut Water and Green Tea Latte

Parachute

Address: Jl. Subak Sari 13, Berawa Bali, Indonesia

This place has a lovely bakery that serves some seriously delicious pastries and their cream filled doughnuts, are to die for! You all know how much I love doughnuts! They also have an awesome range of salads and in house spreads and dips besides their awesome breakfast menu. It opens at 6am so you could get here bright and early and sit in the deck area and enjoy the view of the garden and rice fields. They also have an edible garden that grows everything from pumpkins to herbs to local greens. A slightly pricer option (About RM50/USD15 per person) for food but if your looking for something worth it then this is the place for you.

Parachute
The walkway to the entrance of Parachute
Rice fields
Beautiful Deck that over looks the garden and rice fields
Pastries and Bakery
The beautiful array of baked goods and delicious pastries on display (left) and a large salad bar (right)
Food
Pick your own salad (Corn, roast chicken salad, grilled courgettes, baked mushroom and roasted broccoli) with chive and garlic butter and house made sourdough with a side of cream filled doughnut and chocolate tart.
View form the Garden. A great place for kids to run around

Second Stop, Poolside Shindigs!

I couldn’t pick one pool side hang out place cause they are both super duper awesome so depending on your preference on the day here are my top two favs!

La Brisa

Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan Gg. La Brisa Echo Beach, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu

A dreamland for those who like that white washed pirates of the Caribbean feel with a splash of chic. This restaurant/ bar/ poolside/ beach side joint offers the perfect destination for you if you wish to have a nice cool off post breakfast and do some light tanning and drink lots of coconut water. If your keen to watch some surfers surf HUGE waves then this is the perfect spot for you. They also play some seriously  good music and if you hang here long enough, the sunset is so beautiful. Also, Get your hands on some PALETAS! It’s the best ice cream on a stick you will ever have. Best flavor Banana Nutella and Watermelon! they serve them here all day everyday!

Coconut Water
Fresh young and cold coconut water to cool you down on a hot Balinese day
Pool Side
Take a dip in their pool which sits right at the heart of La Brisa
Hammock
The beautiful garden section has lovely hammocks where you can hang loose and forget your worries away
Paletas – The best ice cream to enjoy!
Canggu Beach
La Brisa is situated right by the beach front of Canggu, where you can watch surfers ride the waves

The Lawn

Address: Jl. Pura Dalem, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

A beautiful pool side, beach side restaurant and bar area with a lawn where you can lay and hang out. This is a seriously nice place to spend the day just lounging. You can opt to get a table on the lawn itself or in the restaurant. There is also a rooftop terrace but it only opens after 5pm. The food is so so but you are really here for the ambiance, music and awesome drinks. Expect to spend around about RM100 – RM150 (USD 20 – 30) per person but you get to hang here all day if you want to.

Sunshine
Beautiful Lawn area for people to lounge and enjoy the sun
Bar
The area on the right is one of the many bars that are made available to all guests who head here
Pool
The pool area over looks Canggu beach front
Me, super excited to hang with a bunch of Malaysians who are seriously thinking about moving to Bali
food
Top left: Tuna and watermelon salad, Duck Pizza and Corn fritters with sambal

Late Lunch or Dinner

When it comes to good food in Bali I couldn’t pick so I narrowed it down to these two places and cause your so busy lounging Late lunch could also be early dinner 🙂 

Moana

Address: Jalan Raya Batu Bolong No.28, Canggu, Badung Regency, Bali, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Possibly my favorite poke bowl place in the WORLD! Super fresh ingredients, seriously affordable food (about RM30 per person for a drink and a poke bowl) I had more tuna in my beautiful Maui Bowl than vegetables and rice. They have an array of different fish type dishes (raw, semi grilled or cooked) but if your going to have the freshest Tuna in your life please go for the poke bowls. You can choose from brown or red rice and black (kicap manis) or golden sauce (oyster sauce) – I prefer the latter just cause oyster sauce is LAIFE! and finish up your food with a sugar cane and jamu drink (sugar cane aka tebu, fresh ginger, fresh turmeric and local herbs) and my gosh the best meal ever. It was so delicious I came here twice in a row! Also you must enjoy the chilled coconut cheese cake (creamy cheese filling with a light toasted coconut taste on a biscuit crust and palm sugar drizzle and a side of vanilla ice cream) I died and went to Hawaii heaven in Canggu Bali!

Canggu Bali
Look out for this sign when you are driving down Jalan Raya
Canggu Bali
Seriously cozy interior and it feels like your in Hawaii as appose to Bali
Close up of the BEST poke bowl in the world! served with Sugar Cane Jamu. Heaven!
Dessert
Finish your meal with a chilled coconut cheese cake with palm sugar drizzle and a side of vanilla ice cream.
Night
Moana at night

Fat Mermaid

Address: Jl. Nelayan No.33, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

This is a brand new restaurant/bar situated in Canggu. I had the privilege of going here for their press launch and was really impressed by the food and drink. You must try their surf and turf, tuna nachos and panna cotta. Something about the high ceiling and the tropical vibes that get you grooving to the ambiance. It’s super accepting of all that is beautiful and fabulous that they even have 3 toilets to cater to all of gods creations and there is a sense of confidence to this place that allows you (whoever you are) to be whom ever you wanna be. I personally can relate to the majestic Fat Mermaid mural painting on the front of this building, its bold, curvy and beautiful. The menu is super cute because they name all of their drinks and food after ‘known’ mermaids/merman. Do come here to chill out and listen to good music as well as to enjoy the vibe. Put your phone down and stop with the picture taking and just enjoy being in Bali and in the Fat Mermaids presence because she is so on point.

Fat Mermaid Bali entrance and yes, they celebrate all thing fabulous
Thats me, enjoying my drink whilst basking in the beautiful interior
That Surf and Turf was so good!
Some of the amazing people I met at the launch of this great establishment

There is just so much that Bali can offer you that you sometimes need to go out of your comfort zone and try new things. I hope this article on Canggu helps you enjoy a different side to Bali, the place we all wish to escape to, a paradise here on earth.

Much love,

Ili xx

To find out more or if you wish to suggest more places for me to visit email us at dishbyili@gmail.com

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