Villa Canggu rests in the village of Nelayan in the sleepy, yet increasingly popular, district of Canggu about three kilometres from the main Canggu Road. The rolling surf of Echo Beach (Batu Mejan) is just a five-minute drive or a 20-minute walk along the seashore, and this is where you will find a a good choice of local restaurants including Skallywags, which serves a daily barbecue. The trendy shops, restaurants and nightlife of Petitenget and Seminyak can be found within 10km.
Canggu has become the collective name for a number of villages (including Berawa, Tegal Gundul, Tiyingtukul, Pererenan, Nelayan and Babakan), which, until very recently, could still be described as a sleepy coastal locale. It's now one of Bali's coolest districts.
Here, amongst the rice fields which extend all the way down to the beach, you will not only find some of the most luxurious private residences on the island, but also a great selection of eclectic restaurants, cafes, bakeries, boutiques and beach bars – especially along Jalan Batu Bolong, which runs right down to the beach. Popular spots include Finns Beach Club, Old Mans, La Laguna, The Lawn and Ji @ Bale Sutra.
Canggu is also an area that most surfers will know about, with reef swells that are larger than those you will find further south in Kuta and Seminyak. Swimming isn’t advisable however as the rips can be dangerous, but there are plenty of other things to do from horseback riding to cooking classes. Finns Recreation Club (for which many holiday villas in the area include guest membership) offers social and leisure amenities, including Splash waterpark, Bounce trampoline centre, Strike bowling, a state-of-the art gym, a 25m swimming pool and a tennis and squash centre.
Along the coast to the north of Canggu is Pura Tanah Lot; a sea temple perched high on a craggy wave-lashed rock and probably the most photographed sight in Bali. Sophisticated Seminyak, a few kilometres south of Canggu, lays claim to the highest concentration of independent fine-dining restaurants on the island, including Sarong, La Lucciola and Ku Dé Ta, together with a wide choice of chic cocktail bars, exciting nightclubs, lavish spas and elegant boutiques.
Bali is Indonesia’s most popular tourist location and is considered one of Asia's premier tropical island destinations. Steeped in history and renowned for its artistic way of life, Bali is a peaceful contrast to some of the more frantic destinations Asia has to offer.
The inner peace and creative talents of the Balinese has attracted artists the world over fascinated by local dancers, silversmiths, wood carvers, potters and painters that seem to pervade throughout the island. The abundant verdant fields and surrounding sea have long supplied Bali with an easy surplus of food leaving time for life’s more artistic past times. As a result everything in Bali has a creative and religious element centred around the local Banjar (residents association) – little, adorned temples are everywhere, doors are covered in intricate carvings, huge kites ward off evil spirits and colourful roadside ceremonies bring traffic to a standstill.
Bali is a popular destination principally from Australia and Asia but also from all over Europe. The island welcomes thousands of visitors each year to a relaxing lifestyle, stunning beaches, world class surf, vibrant villages, and spectacular scenery all with an exquisite tropical climate. Located approximately two hours’ flying time from Singapore the island is serviced by an international airport at Denpasar with direct flights to and from many major cities in Asia, Europe and Australia and many more via Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital.
The island offers an impressive range of leisure and lifestyle amenities including world-class golf courses, wonderful seascapes for surfing, diving and snorkelling as well as luxurious spas, chic boutiques, tropical forests, towering volcanoes and international cuisine.
The two-storey villa comprises two air-conditioned bedrooms, a large L-shaped living and dining space incorporating a small guest kitchen, as well as a private 8-metre swimming pool bordered by a timber sun deck furnished with loungers and umbrellas and surrounded by a retractable garden wall.
Located upstairs, the bedrooms (both furnished with king-size beds that can be converted to twins) are equipped with 21-inch satellite-channel TVs, DVD players, iPod docks and a safety deposit boxes, and each is adjoined by its own private bathroom fitted with a rainshower. These rooms are decorated with striking hand-painted murals, and are interconnected, making the villa a perfect choice for a family with younger kids.
The L-shaped living and dining room is furnished at one end with a table for eight next to a small, integrated guest kitchen (a professional staff service kitchen is situated in the adjoining building). At the other end of the living and dining room is a comfy sitting area with sofas arranged around a TV and DVD player. This room is completed with some funky lamps, and some captivating artwork, including a huge suspended installation of a flying steam ship, complete with moving parts. Sliding glass doors lead from here to the sundeck and pool.
When Villa Canggu North is rented in conjunction with Villa Canggu South, the garden can be opened up to create a luxurious space with two pools, two living and dining rooms and interconnecting doors.