Things to do in Canggu


Things to do in Canggu Bali

Canggu (often misspelled as “Canguu”) has it all – the friendliest people, the most beautiful beaches, the coolest places to go to and its own crazy lifestyle and unique character that is attracting travellers from all over the world. We hear you asking yourself “what to do in Canggu?” and will help you to explore this ‘surfers-paradise’ with fun ideas to do and must-see places to go to.

Canggu shopping

The vibe here is completely different to most of Bali, likewise with the shopping. Do not expect one big mall but expect trendy boutiques and a lot of retail spaces. You will discover them located sparsely throughout Canggu. Very cool, very earthy and different for those seeking something special.

Deus Ex Machina

Located between the rice fields of Canggu Bali this “temple of enthusiasm” shop is selling the latest collection of their own merchandise. Varying from the hippest shirts and sweaters, to their own scrambler/café-racer motorbikes and custom-made surfboards. Besides the merchandise people crash here for their post or pre-surf meal in their famous bar.

Address: Jalan Batu Mejan No.8, North Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Canggu Indonesia

Open every day 07:00AM – 12:00AM 

Board Riders Echo Beach

A 500sqm surf and café store accessible by three entrances decorated by over 50 surfboards. The 15th boardriders café in the world owned by Quicksilver but offering more brands than its own. Boards made by famous shapers like Chilli, Channel Islands, Hayden Shapes, Mark Richards and others can be found in the back-side of the shop.

Address: Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu

Open every day from 08:00AM – 21:00PM

Canggu Beaches

Echo Beach

The official name ‘Pantai Batu Mejan’ is completely overshadowed by its nickname echo beach. This clean, black-sandy beach is mainly dominated by surfers during the day due to its perfect waves. However, when the sun sets the atmosphere changes to one of the most romantic ambient dining scenes in Bali.

Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu Bali

Batu Balong Beach

By far the most famous beach of Canggu, this mellow-waved surf-spot is both attracting surfers as people who rather watch everything with their feet in the sand. When thinking of “what to do in Canggu”, you should try learn to surf here if you cannot already. Feel the Canggu groove by renting your own board and getting in the water!

Price for sunbeds: 50.000 IDR

Price for surfboard rental (1HR): 100.000 IDR

Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Balong, Canggu Bali

Things to do in Canggu at night

As soon as the sun has set the atmosphere in Canggu changes. Where the cozy boutiques and earthy surf shops have closed their doors, the trendy restaurants and booze-filled bars are just opening. The list underneath will show you exactly what to do in Canggu at night!

Go to Old Man’s

This bar is right in front of Batu Balong beach. With happy hour every day from 5 to 7 it is the perfect place to have a post-surf drink. Go back to your hotel, dress up and come back again. Good food, international DJ’s a very Instagram-able and loads of drinks make this place such a hotspot. This hipster hangout hosts beer-pong events every Thursday, and next to that it is worth going there since ‘every day feels like a Saturday’ in Bali.

Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.117X, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Open every day till 01:00AM 

Go to Sandbar

As the name probably already indicated; this is a chilled-out sandy beach bar. Enjoy the live music in the oversized bean bags with a Bintang in your hand. A perfect location to watch the beautiful sunset that Canggu has to offer while the friendly local staff will make you feel at ease. This sandy-bar will remain open till 3AM, whereas most people only come after Old man’s closed its doors. You might not even remember you have been here, but the black sand between your feet will suggest you did the next morning.

Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Balong, Canggu Bali

Opening Hours: 16:00PM – 04:00AM

Pretty Poison


This bar is emulating the skate-scene-house party’s that everyone has heard of – think of cheap drinks and a grimy dance-floor. Local, tattooed and pierced staff will be serving you with a smile. The skate-bowl is the center of this punky household, surrounded by dozens of people. Cheers and hollers coming by every minute when the skaters nail a trick. If you are a good skater, come by to show Canggu how its done. Otherwise get a drink and enjoy the show.

Address: Jalan Subak Canggu, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening Hours: every day till 01:00AM

La Brisa

This sustainable beach club has one of the most breath-taking decors of Canggu. Built from over 500 old fisherman’s boats, you could say this must be one of the trendiest establishments of Bali. Irrespectively of their love for sustainable and local products, the delicious food and drinks are still affordable. When going to La Brisa you do not merely go for some drinks or food, you will have an amazing experience.

Location: Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening Hours: every day 07:00AM – 23:00PM

The Lawn

This breezy yet chic venue is located right between Echo beach and Batu Balong beach. Enjoy the beach-overlooking infinity pool while you watch the sunset. Ensure you are aware of the parties they are hosting, since they are not very frequently. However, when they are there, they attract the most beautiful people with beachy deephouse/techno tunes.

Address: Jl. Pura Dalem, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: every day till 23:00PM (With an exception when they are hosting parties).


Now that you are familiar with all the exciting things to do in Canggu Bali, it is time to book a ticket and go to this happening area of Bali. Go shopping, learn how to surf, enjoy the nightlife since you know what to do in Canggu!


Matt Davison
Matt has done marketing for travel and tourism for over a decade. His first love is SEO, with entrepreneurship hotter on its heels than a girlfriend. When he is not looking up flights back to his next destination, you can find him in the garden, making excuses to walk Rusty, strategizing with the team and tinkering on sites until the early morning.