CANGGU

Canggu is the hippest hood in Bali—as in the hipsters are taking over! Dotted with cafes, boutiques, and galleries, there’s something new popping up on every corner on a daily basis as development spreads northwards from Kuta and Seminyak. Gorgeous rice paddies and a famous intermediate-friendly surf break has made the town a settlement for expats seeking new beginnings and a slower pace of life. The Gu’s got that surf town vibe but is also becoming a destination for coworking-space-loving digital nomads and entrepreneurs, as well as for hippie (or should we say gypsy?), yoga-loving vegans.
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VIDEO: Bali tourists drive their motorbike into pool for fun

VIDEO: Bali tourists drive their motorbike into pool for fun

A viral video, posted on @balilivin, shows a pair of tattooed young men deliberately drive their allegedly rented motorbike into a swimming pool. The Jackass-style stunt is...

VIRAL: Travel vlogger poses on a trash-filled Bali beach

VIRAL: Travel vlogger poses on a trash-filled Bali beach

An aerial image of a girl lying amidst piles of rubbish on Batu Bolong Beach has gone viral after influencer Jordan Simons posted it to his instagram account, @thelifeofjord,...

Two Fingers: Berawa spot serves up Cali-Mex food & booze like babi guling tacos and jalapeño-infused tequila in a jazzed-up dive bar space

Two Fingers: Berawa spot serves up Cali-Mex food & booze like babi guling tacos and jalapeño-infused tequila in a jazzed-up dive bar space

Two Fingers isn’t your typical Mexican restaurant outside of Mexico. No bright colors, no sombrero-wearing, mustachioed men. No mariachi music. None of that stereotypical (and...

Review: Mason, the Canggu newcomer that produces in-house cured meats, cheeses, and (stiff) cocktails

Review: Mason, the Canggu newcomer that produces in-house cured meats, cheeses, and (stiff) cocktails

Mason, which opened just last month, is a project of the Brett Hospitality Group, the same people behind the popular Batu Bolong seafood spot Fishbone Local (we haven’t tried it...

Experience seaside brunch and sunset drinks at Ji Restaurant!

Experience seaside brunch and sunset drinks at Ji Restaurant!

| Coconuts Bali x Ji Restaurant | Paradise in food and drink form.

Two Trees Eatery in Bali’s hip Berawa has got some serious vegan substitution skillz

Two Trees Eatery in Bali’s hip Berawa has got some serious vegan substitution skillz

Searching for healthy food in Canggu is like looking for fast food in America. It’s everywhere. At every turn, there’s promise of another cafe offering “avo...

Bali motorbike taxi driver arrested after ‘borrowing’ passenger’s phone to check Google Maps in Canggu

Bali motorbike taxi driver arrested after ‘borrowing’ passenger’s phone to check Google Maps in Canggu

A “conventional” motorbike taxi driver (meaning one not working for a ride-hailing app) was arrested on Saturday after stealing a phone from one of his passengers in Canggu,...

Jetty project feared by surfers to wreck famous Canggu wave was ‘misunderstanding’, says village head

Jetty project feared by surfers to wreck famous Canggu wave was ‘misunderstanding’, says village head

Talk of a jetty being built in Bali’s Canggu that had hundreds of surfers and local community members protesting one week ago was all centered on a big “misunderstanding”,...

The end of Echo Beach? Surfers paddling out to protest jetty construction at famous Canggu break

The end of Echo Beach? Surfers paddling out to protest jetty construction at famous Canggu break

Surfers will be paddling out this evening at Pererenan Beach to protest the alleged development of a jetty that would cut through Echo Beach, one of Canggu’s most famous and...

‘Go-Jek drivers must wait outside’: Sign at Canggu Italian restaurant sparks outrage

‘Go-Jek drivers must wait outside’: Sign at Canggu Italian restaurant sparks outrage

An Italian restaurant in Bali’s hip Canggu area has been facing the wrath of netizens after a sign on display at the restaurant has gone viral, asking drivers from the...