Seminyak, Canguu & The South West

Sophisticated Seminyak and Canguu are a combination of modern style resorts with trendy places to eat and drink. The area has a great selection of elegant hotels which are particularly suited to young couples who like to get out and about during a beach holiday. Canggu is the funky, hipster side of Bali that you may not expect to find: beautiful, laid-back, and just removed enough to be sprinkled with a handful of really cool spots. Though it’s home to a small contingent of expats and has its share of surf shops, veg cafes, and beach bars, the five-mile stretch of coastal villages that make up the district still maintain plenty of old school charm. It’s a place where surf beaches meet pastoral hills, and the of frangipani incense, urban vapours, and burning rice fields mingle in the narrow streets. It’s a place where toffee-coloured cows laze at the edge of the road and farmers in traditional bamboo hats pause to wave and smile as you pass. One of the newest go-to towns for travel on Bali, Canggu is rapidly becoming one of the trendiest hideaways in paradise. With the same artsy charm as Ubud and hip dining scene as Seminyak, only with a quarter of the crowds, we love this area for many reasons and highly recommend staying for at least a couple days.