Canggu: Bali’s SoHo
Canggu has long been known as a bohemian surf town that is mostly free of the clubs and bars of neighbouring Seminyak and Kuta. In recent years some wonder if it will also head in a similar direction given Canggu has experienced a flurry of new development that has spread across the island. Although Canggu is one of the island’s desirable locations for property purchases, rampant development comes with some traffic issues. Still, amongst the narrow lanes, trendy restaurants and enchanting shops, provide a lifestyle that has ensnared many.
Just beyond the residential district visitors understand the other true virtue of the area, its beaches: Canggu is located north and west of Kerobokan with the majority of growth along the coast and the seemingly endless fringe of wave tossed sand. Canggu conjures up a variety of different images but it’s the three main beaches where you’ll find a mix of locals, expats and visitors lounging in the cafes, surfing the breaks or taking in sunset with a drink amongst friends. It’s no wonder property investment is robust here where cloistered homes and villas set in lush gardens add to the lifestyle for long-stay residents.