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Canggu is actually a small fishing village, but has become the collective name for a number of villages (including Berawa, Tegal Gundul, Tiyingtukul, Pererenan, Nelayan, Babakan ) which, despite lying within a developing area, can still be described as a sleepy coastal locale. Here, amongst the rice fields which extend all the way down to the beach, you will find some of the most luxurious private residences on Bali. It is also an area that most surfers will know about, with reef swells that are larger than those you will find in Kuta further south. Nearby sporting facilities include the Canggu Club (of which many holiday villas in the area include guest membership), offering social and leisure amenities, including a state-of-the art gym, a 25m swimming pool and a tennis and squash centre.
If you do not want your beach to be crowded, head to Berawa. This quiet stretch of beach lies before the busier Echo Beach in Canggu and it is the perfect spot for a relaxing early morning or sunset stroll.
North Canggu is the district of Canggu which represents mostly the typical Balinese way of living. Whereas most of the areas of Canggu, like Seminyak or Berawa, start to attract more and more tourists due to their increasing growth, North Canggu on the contrary, remains a place which reflects the traditional and quiet lifestyle of Bali. Indeed, North Canggu spreads in the lands of the island, where houses are surrounded by rice fields and the landscape reflects a green and peaceful atmosphere, away from the crowd of tourists and surfers. You won’t find a lot of upmarket or trendy restaurants but mostly typical Warung and little places where you can enjoy the view of rice fields while eating typical food. Even if this area is a little bit far from the famous and animated places of the others districts of Canggu, you won’t have any difficulties to reach them with a distance of 15 or 20 minutes by driving. North Canggu is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for quiet environment and beautiful landscapes. This area is full of amazing villas surrounded by rice fields and dense vegetation.
Pererenan is a coastal village and own 10 km beach on the south coast of Bali. This pleasant village in north Canggu is an area where one still finds that beautiful and traditional Balinese atmosphere which is a more relaxing for dining, cultural and beach activities but yet close enough to Seminyak to enjoy the hustle and bustle of that area. Pererenan is within a 45-minute transfer northwest from the main hub of Seminyak, and only 10 minutes from Canggu’s Batu Bolong and Berawa. Pererenan beach : Pererenan beach is a famous black sand beach with great and powerful waves that make it as the favorite spot for both surfers from local and foreign countries and one of the best surf points in Bali. The beach is blessed by the breathtaking view and spectacular sunset at the late afternoon that creates the romantic atmosphere makes all visitors love to stay longer. This is also the favorite location for horse riding tours, often as part of sunset beach rides.
Most of the island’s best restaurants are found in this area, and most happen to be on a single popular dining street. It’s also a shopping paradise with many designer boutiques and brand shops around. A few kilometres north west of Kuta, Seminyak is a hip and happening district which has long been the lure of bohemians and jetsetters. This is Bali’s late-night party land, laying claim to the highest concentration of independent fine-dining restaurants and beach clubs on the island, including Ku Dé Ta, Potato Head, Mozaic, Cocoon, La Lucciola, Sarong, Métis and Sardine. Seminyak also boasts a plethora of chic cocktail bars, sumptuous spas and fashionable boutiques. Seminyak Beach is the place where the local and expat communities gather every evening at sunset. A playground of the rich, the famous and the bon vivants, the vibrant nightlife and luxurious accommodation of Seminyak draws a sophisticated crowd of ‘beautiful people’, especially Europeans. Nearby sporting facilities include the Canggu Club (of which many holiday villas in the area include guest membership), offering social and leisure amenities, including a state-of-the art gym, a 25m swimming pool and a tennis and squash centre. For horse lovers, three riding stables are located at nearby Canggu – Kuda P, Tarukan, and Bali Equestrian Centre. Nirwana Golf Course – designed by Greg Norman and renowned as one of the best golf courses in Asia – lies about 20km up the coast beside the dramatic, waved-lashed sea temple of Tanah Lot. Seminyak is also convenient for all of Bali’s main shops, shopping malls, Waterbom Park, and many tourist attractions.
Petitenget has evolved from the unknown northern Seminyak’s neighbour to the independent luxe location with its fascinating hangouts that managed to catch fancy of many: Potato Head, Woo Bar and Metis. Petitenget entertainment, accommodations and relaxation cater to those holidaymakers who put the comfort and style at the first place. Petitenget has its own charm, and you would notice the unparalleled atmosphere of chic and elegant beach clubs, restaurants, shops and accommodations. Petitenget Beach is just like the one at Seminyak, featuring with lesser crowds and offering great empty waves for those in search of active leisure.
Located between Seminyak and Canggu, the area known as Kerobokan, which includes Umalas village and Banjar Semer, is conveniently close to Seminyak’s trendy restaurants and designer boutiques, yet is promoted as the peaceful option because these flat plains still encompass acres of rice fields and distant mountain views. Development, however, is happening fast, and this group of rural villages is now home to numerous rental villas and private residences, with plenty of cheap ‘n cheerful Western-style cafes cropping up in the most unexpected of places, offering surprisingly good food and home/villa delivery services. Although there are very few shops as yet, there are a number of local supermarkets, bakeries, garden centres, simple spas and fitness centres, as well as three riding stables at nearby Canggu – Kuda P, Tarukan, and Bali Equestrian Centre. Visitors will also find ATM machines and reliable taxi services. The main road leading north of Seminyak to Kerobokan is lined with furniture stores and workshops offering “antiques made to order.
Umalas is a peaceful area located between Petitenget and Berawa area. On this strategic location, you can reach easly the famous surf spot Berawa Beach and also Petitenget beach within a 10 minute by motorbike! Besides, you can also have a good time at night in famous clubs at Seminyak, shopping clothes and decorations or just chill in high-level spa. You can find in Umalas two high ranking school, the French international school and also the Montessori school, perfect to raise a family. This quiet sector is surrounded by nice rice field and there is less traffic than the average in Bali. A lot of expat lives in this place because of the nearness to their companies whereas they still can enjoy an authentic and peaceful atmosphere. In addition, the rent price is above than the average of the other sector in Bali. For a rental investment or for settling down in Bali, Umalas is a great location!