Canggu villas in Bali, Indonesia

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.

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Villa Luwih

Villa Luwih

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

With a double-pool cascade among its many splendours, Villa LuWih is one of the most welcoming and beautiful villas we’ve escaped to in a long while.  Arriving late at night in a slightly dishevelled state, we were quickly restored to a relaxed frame of mind after being met by LuWih’s fresh-faced, smiling team who had prepared our airport transfer service, rooms and snacks exactly as we’d arranged in advance.  The sights and sounds of the night also provide a restorative ambiance, with the villa’s top-floor pool trickling into the big pool below, its soothing lighting and the whooshing symphony of the sea beyond.

After a peaceful sleep in our canopied beds, we awoke and stepped out into a bedazzling scene.  The sparkling green landscape Bali is famous for was in full view all around us, and if we looked further in the distance we could see a serpent’s tail of movement in the sea – a group of surfers riding the waves.

With bedrooms spread evenly over the three levels and a mix of king- and twin-bedded rooms, a group of couples or extended families will find it easy to organise themselves.  Those wanting more seclusion may find the two main-floor bedrooms a bit lacking in privacy, with the doors opening out to the dining and living areas.  But this is a minor quibble, since with their own ensuite bathrooms complete with double bathtubs it’s easy enough to leave the world behind once the doors are slid shut and the curtains drawn.  And they’re both just a quick hop from the big pool.

Now, about these pools … Staying at a hotel with two pools is always impressive, but staying at a private villa with two pools is truly an indulgent delight.  It was a first for us, and we had no excuses for not doing our daily laps.  The shallow section for kids in the larger pool is a thoughtful touch, too.  

With so many staff here, our only concern before arrival was having too many people around!  We were well taken care of, certainly, but never felt overwhelmed or over-serviced during our stay – they seem to have the balance of attention and discretion just right. Being pampered to the hilt is easy to get accustomed to.  LuWih, by the way, means “big” and “luxurious”. Leaving the villa was traumatic.
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Villa Mako

Villa Mako

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Villa Mako has a beautiful energy, probably because so much love has gone into the authentic Dutch Colonial design and antique furnishings. Unlike other villas that are monikered ‘colonial style’, we almost felt the need to don safari suits and complain loudly in Dutch about the damned heat! Conversely, the 21st century has a strong showing in the kitchen, bathrooms, TV room and dining areas. Comfort is by no means excluded in the desire for authenticity. The garden is shaded by a large grove of coconut trees providing tropical poolside relaxation you won’t want to leave. The villa’s rural village location allows you to interact with the friendly local people simply by ducking out the gate at the bottom of the garden.

The seafood dinner, prepared for six of us at short notice by the cook was fantastic, beautifully presented with faultless service. The 36 cushions on the huge antique plantation sofa in the hall had us swimming in softness, while the kitchen just cries out to be cooked in. There are see-through cupboards, acres of bench space and a collection of tableware and glasses for every occasion and tipple. The lay-z boy chair in the media room may cause a few fights to break out, so play nice.
 
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Villa Mana

Villa Mana

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

We absolutely loved Villa Mana. Not only were the views amazing, its openness liberating and the design super-chic – an architectural dream – but it was also very comfortable, with so many places to lie back and relax, even when the villa is full. Sofas and loungers seemed supersized, and were the perfect accompaniments to sleeping and reading or languidly watching the farmers hard at work in their paddy fields.

We enjoyed bathing in the master bathroom with its glass roof, river-stone walls and smooth circular tub that’s big enough for two. We felt the villa was excellently set up for the extended family, large groups or even a couple of families (but do note that using the showers in the ground floor ensuites involves climbing into the tubs, which might not be ideal for some elderly guests).

The twin bedroom is conveniently located opposite the entertainment room, which is a big self-contained space with squashy sofas that could be used as much as a playroom (there’s a box full of toys plus a pool table) as a home cinema room (plenty of DVDs supplied). Sliding doors open from here onto the enclosed rear garden where there’s a meandering 2ft-deep pool that can be enjoyed by little paddlers.

The lawn at the bottom of the garden is encircled by paddy fields and felt like the stage of a Shakespearean theatre. The garden is enclosed (parents sigh of relief), and kids will just love it here. Villa Mana's staff aim to please, and they succeed. The chef is excellent and the manager is efficient and knowledgeable. With the kitchen being at the centre of the villa, we were always aware of the staff and felt that total privacy was slightly compromised (at least on the ground floor).

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From $760 ++ Special 4br Rate

Bedrooms 6

Sleeps 8

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Rating 8.5
Guest Rating 8.8

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Villa Mana

Villa Mana

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

We absolutely loved Villa Mana. Not only were the views amazing, its openness liberating and the design super-chic – an architectural dream – but it was also very comfortable, with so many places to lie back and relax, even when the villa is full. Sofas and loungers seemed supersized, and were the perfect accompaniments to sleeping and reading or languidly watching the farmers hard at work in their paddy fields.

We enjoyed bathing in the master bathroom with its glass roof, river-stone walls and smooth circular tub that’s big enough for two. We felt the villa was excellently set up for the extended family, large groups or even a couple of families (but do note that using the showers in the ground floor ensuites involves climbing into the tubs, which might not be ideal for some elderly guests).

The twin bedroom is conveniently located opposite the entertainment room, which is a big self-contained space with squashy sofas that could be used as much as a playroom (there’s a box full of toys plus a pool table) as a home cinema room (plenty of DVDs supplied). Sliding doors open from here onto the enclosed rear garden where there’s a meandering 2ft-deep pool that can be enjoyed by little paddlers.

The lawn at the bottom of the garden is encircled by paddy fields and felt like the stage of a Shakespearean theatre. The garden is enclosed (parents sigh of relief), and kids will just love it here. Villa Mana's staff aim to please, and they succeed. The chef is excellent and the manager is efficient and knowledgeable. With the kitchen being at the centre of the villa, we were always aware of the staff and felt that total privacy was slightly compromised (at least on the ground floor).

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Villa Manis

Villa Manis

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Villa Manis is a beautiful, quiet and peaceful villa, yet at the same time we could just imagine it to be the perfect venue for a wedding or a party.  We spent a lazy afternoon by the pool being lavished with ice cold drinks and fresh fruit. Wonderful!  The only time we moved was for our massage in the on-site spa, and then again when it was time for dinner.  Being right next to a mass of rice fields is a rare treat these days, even in Pererenan, and at night as we sat on the wraparound balcony of the enormous master bedroom, all we could hear was a croaking serenade of frogs under a wonderfully starry sky.  The delightful staff took great care of us and left us wanting for nothing.  The chef is a bit of a genius, just quietly, and amazed us with some delicious meals.  It was a real pleasure to eat at Villa Manis.
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From $1,090 ++ Special 6br Rate

Bedrooms 8

Sleeps 12

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Guest Rating 9.4

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Villa Manis

Villa Manis

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Villa Manis is a beautiful, quiet and peaceful villa, yet at the same time we could just imagine it to be the perfect venue for a wedding or a party.  We spent a lazy afternoon by the pool being lavished with ice cold drinks and fresh fruit. Wonderful!  The only time we moved was for our massage in the on-site spa, and then again when it was time for dinner.  Being right next to a mass of rice fields is a rare treat these days, even in Pererenan, and at night as we sat on the wraparound balcony of the enormous master bedroom, all we could hear was a croaking serenade of frogs under a wonderfully starry sky.  The delightful staff took great care of us and left us wanting for nothing.  The chef is a bit of a genius, just quietly, and amazed us with some delicious meals.  It was a real pleasure to eat at Villa Manis.
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Villa Pangi Gita

Villa Pangi Gita

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Pangi Gita is one of our favourite small villas of all time. We were amazed to find out it was built in 1999 – it's been staggeringly well maintained. All the surfaces are carefully polished by the staff and absolutely everything works (it’s not often you can say that in Bali). The flow of the villa from entrance down to river is very easy, giving lots of little areas to disappear off to, helped by wonderfully mature gardens.

The staff are charming although not all speak perfect English. The food we had was beautifully presented and great value for money. The master suite is incredibly romantic with its canopied bed and huge bath. Great villa – one of the best in its size and category. Coming back to check the villa again five years after our original review, everything is still meticulously maintained and presented, and that river keeps on a-singing as it passes by this most beautiful spot.
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Villa Simona Oasis

Villa Simona Oasis

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Villa Simona Oasis is a delightful villa in a lovely peaceful location.  Clearly the original owner was as passionate about his villa as he was about his wife to whom the villa was a gift.  The level of detail and finish throughout the property is excellent.  Equally passionate is the villa manager, who is always keen to make sure his guests have a good stay.  He speaks excellent English which makes up for the lack of English from one or two of the other staff.

The food we were served was nicely presented in the open-sided living/dining room – a great place from which to admire the villa grounds.  The pool is a delight and the sunken garden in front is perfect for a party or barbecue.  The bedrooms are very generous and the highlight for us was the huge ensuite garden bathrooms, particularly the master room, which is outstandingly romantic.  A great villa for parties, groups, families and yoga retreats.
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Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa

Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa lies right beside Pererenan surf beach, 10 kilometres north of the downtown Seminyak beach scene, so it‘s very private, very secluded and very much all yours.  An organic boundary of trees and shrubs, instead of the usual high stone walls, makes a pleasant change, and there is plenty of space, greenery, and wide open vistas of the ocean.

 Our stay at this villa was blissful. We enjoyed the comfortable informality, not only of the staff but also the layout of the villa and garden.  The staff were keen to please; they indulged us with delicious home-cooked goodies, freshly squeezed tropical fruit juices and service that came from their hearts.  The swimming pool is free-form and fun but also long (and deep) enough to do as many laps as you deem appropriate.  We lazed in the garden balé and hung out poolside until just before sunset, when we headed upstairs to have a couple of beers and a game of pool in the open air lounge.  The west coast of Bali is renowned for its magnificent sunsets, and this lounge has to be one of the best places to watch it happen.
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From $1,095 ++ Special 4br Rate

Bedrooms 6

Sleeps 8

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Rating 8.2
Guest Rating 9.1

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Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa

Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa lies right beside Pererenan surf beach, 10 kilometres north of the downtown Seminyak beach scene, so it‘s very private, very secluded and very much all yours.  An organic boundary of trees and shrubs, instead of the usual high stone walls, makes a pleasant change, and there is plenty of space, greenery, and wide open vistas of the ocean.

 Our stay at this villa was blissful. We enjoyed the comfortable informality, not only of the staff but also the layout of the villa and garden.  The staff were keen to please; they indulged us with delicious home-cooked goodies, freshly squeezed tropical fruit juices and service that came from their hearts.  The swimming pool is free-form and fun but also long (and deep) enough to do as many laps as you deem appropriate.  We lazed in the garden balé and hung out poolside until just before sunset, when we headed upstairs to have a couple of beers and a game of pool in the open air lounge.  The west coast of Bali is renowned for its magnificent sunsets, and this lounge has to be one of the best places to watch it happen.
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