Tell Me About Canggu

The area we now call Canggu was originally just a group of small fishing and farming villages on the southwest coast of Bali, around 10 kilometres north of the more well-established Seminyak and Kuta areas; it includes Batu Bolong, Batu Belig, Berawa, Pererenan, and Echo Beach.

In recent years, these ‘quiet villages’ have transformed into one of Asia’s most sought-after destinations with the influx of tourism and Canggu now stands as a trendy and vibrant coastal enclave renowned for its relaxed and Bohemian ambience, attracting surfers, expatriates, digital nomads, and tourists alike while offering fantastic ocean views and fabulous sunsets.

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Canggu – A former surfer town turned digital nomad heaven

The Canggu lifestyle embodies the essence of coastal Bali living, bringing together laid-back beach vibes, active pursuits, and holistic well-being. Surrounded by rice paddies and black sand beaches, Canggu is a magnet for surfers, yogis, and digital nomads alike.

The Canggu Lifestyle

Ultra-hip and trendy, Canggu offers a lifestyle like no other – mornings start with sunrise surf sessions, followed by hearty breakfasts at trendy cafes. Days are filled with yoga classes, padel matches, exploring street art, and outdoor adventures. Evenings offer vibrant sunsets, beachfront cocktails, and a thriving social scene.

With a strong sense of community and a focus on health and creativity, Canggu’s lifestyle is a celebration of balance, nature, and cultural diversity and deserves the reputation as Bali’s most ultra-hip and trendy neighbourhood. It attracts a crowd that appreciates the finer things in life without compromising on the island’s laid-back charm. This is where you’ll find three of Mirah Investment & Development’s projects; Nila Residence in Berawa; Kiara Ocean Place between Seminyak and Berawa; and the newly opened Secana Beachtown on Berawa Beach.

Surfing Culture

Surfing is at the heart of Canggu’s laid-back, beachy-vibe lifestyle. Consistent waves and world-class surf breaks draw surfers from all over the world. A variety of surf breaks suitable for surfers of all levels, make it an ideal destination for surf-school beginners and experienced surfers alike. The main surf breaks in Canggu include Echo Beach, Berawa Beach, Batu Bolong Beach, and Pererenan Beach.

Yoga, Wellness and Healthy Living

Many visitors come to Canggu to recharge, detox, and explore their spiritual side, and for good reason. Yoga and wellness aficionados have plenty to choose from, with numerous yoga studios, wellness centres, and spas offering a wide range of classes, workshops, and holistic treatments.

There’s a strong emphasis on healthy living in Canggu. You’ll find an abundance of health-conscious cafes and restaurants serving organic, vegan, and gluten-free options. Fresh fruit smoothie bowls, cold-pressed juices, and nutritious salads are staples on most menus.

Active Lifestyle

Beyond surfing and yoga, Canggu encourages an active lifestyle. Many visitors rent scooters to explore the area, and there are opportunities for horseback riding, cycling, and even Muay Thai and MMA training. The area’s natural beauty from lush green rice paddies to black sand beaches are all just waiting to be explored.

Top International Schools

Families seeking a tranquil yet educationally enriching environment will find top international schools in Canggu. These institutions provide quality education, making the area a preferred choice for expat families.

The most popular international schools in Canggu include Canggu Community School serving Pre-K to Year 13, leading to IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme; Montessori School Bali, for kids from six weeks to 12 years of age; ProEducation School for early years to Year 13 following the British Curriculum and international accreditation through EdExcel, Primary School Achievement test, IGCSE and A Levels.

In nearby Kerobokan you have The Sunrise School for children aged 18 months to 14 years following the International Early Years and Primary Curriculums, as well as the National Curriculum and Lycée Français de Bali, which takes kids from preschool through senior high school and is accredited by the French Board of Education, partnering with the Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Étranger (AEFE.)

Nightlife and Social Scene

While Canggu is generally laid-back during the day, it comes alive after dark with a vibrant scene of beachfront bars and live music venues. It’s a place where you can enjoy sunset cocktails by the ocean, rub shoulders with influencers in chic coffee shops and cafes, and later dance the night away in stylish clubs. It’s shores are home to some of the best beach clubs including Finns Beach Club, Café Del Mar, La Brisa, and more.

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Nila Residence – Bali’s Premier Luxury Residential Complex

About Mirah Investment & Development

As Bali’s leading property developer, Mirah Investment & Development is well established as the market leader with years of experience in bringing luxury developments to the most sought-after locations across the Indonesian archipelago. An extensive in-house team of locals and expatriates offer end-to-end services from architecture and design to professional property management as well as legal, taxation and immigration support.

Four of Mirah Investment & Development’s projects are in Canggu:

Nila Residence in Berawa, an exclusive residential complex with nineteen private pool villas for sale, within walking distance from the beach, now with only three units left.

Kiara Ocean Place, with 62 apartments in Canggu, is just steps away from the ocean with a gym, a business centre, a pool and a poolside bar; sold out in just 6 months.

The newly opened Secana Beachtown on Berawa Beach, a unique and iconic lifestyle concept with 90-serviced residences together with the Saya Club; a high-tech gym, spa and co-working space along with a Pilates and dance studio; three Food & Beverage outlets in Attiko, a sleek Japanese fusion rooftop open-air lounge; A La Folie a poolside Mediterranean-inspired rooftop day-club, (both in partnerships with Dubai’s Sunset Hospitality Group,) and the Beachtown Grocer a one-stop destination for quality groceries and beverages.

Lastly, encompassing Bali’s top luxury villas for sale is the Exclusive Villa Collection – a collection of top-tier luxury villas in Bali.

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