Canggu’s charm growing, Bali’s south remains more popular:, Google

File photo of a popular beach club in Canggu area. Photo: Unsplash/Cassie Gallegos.
File photo of a popular beach club in Canggu area. Photo: Unsplash/Cassie Gallegos.

Apart from a few setbacks recently (the latest being the controversy surrounding “booming” noise from beach clubs), Canggu’s upward trajectory in terms of popularity remains strong, according to travel app and Google Indonesia.

In a virtual press conference about travel trends in Bali yesterday, the two companies also said that the southern part of Bali has endured the pandemic and is still desired amongst sun-seekers on the Island of Gods.

“Currently the focus is on recovery [from the pandemic]. Interestingly there are several [areas in Bali] that recover faster such as Canggu,” said Gaery Undarsa,’s co-founder and chief marketing officer.

Gaery added that, based on data, Bali’s southern regions remain the most popular among tourists. The southern hotspots in Bali also include Kuta, Legian, Nusa Dua, and Uluwatu.

Interestingly, another travel website,, recently listed Uluwatu as the seventh best surfing destination in the world.

Google Indonesia travel industry analyst Vania Anindiar said that traveler interest towards the northern part of Bali, including regions like Ubud and Kintamani, is relatively lower.

“The main searches are in Denpasar [and] South Kuta. The biggest volumes are here because the travelers enter [Bali] from [these areas],” she said.

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