These days, Canggu really is the place to be in Bali. From a thriving surfer scene to new restaurants popping up on the daily, Canggu is buzzing. Want to see what all the fuss is about without spending your whole holiday in Canggu? Here’s how to organise a day trip to Canggu.

How to Get There

Canggu is located on Bali’s southwest coast.

Depending on traffic, Canggu can be reached in about

  • 30 minutes from Seminyak and Legian
  • 1 hour from Ubud, Jimbaran and Nusa Dua

As there is no public transport to speak of, the easiest way to get to Canggu is by private car. Ministry of Villas has made this super simple.

Ministry of Villas offers guests a car and driver priced at USD $55 for eight hours a day. Our concierge team can help you arrange the transport for your day trip to Canggu.

Another option is to book one of our villas with a car and driver included in the daily rate. With these villas, guests have complimentary use of a car and driver for up to eight hours a day, excluding the price of petrol.

Priceless Bali Car Beach

Things to Do in Canggu

Canggu has long been known as one of the best surf spots in Bali and to this day, the neighbourhood maintains a laid-back beach bum vibe. The area is seeing a real boom of new restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques, and thanks to a steady stream of expat families migrating to the area, Canggu is also offering more and more family friendly facilities.

Here are some fun ideas for things to do and places to see on a day trip to Canggu.


Beloved by surfers, Canggu offers long beaches with volcanic black sand and stunning sunset views. The most popular beaches include Berawa, Batu Bolong and of course, the famous Echo Beach. These beaches are easily accessible and lined with beach bars and restaurants selling cold drinks and full meals once you start feeling hungry.


Speaking of food – Canggu is fast becoming a real foodie destination. The area is dotted with cute coffee shops and health food restaurants offering a very Instagram friendly setting for dining. There are also plenty of family-friendly options – a few Canggu restaurants even offer “kids eat for free” promotions! We love Satu Satu Coffee Company for coffee, Milk & Madu for brunch and Ji Restaurant for evening meals with epic ocean views.

bali canggu milk & madu restaurant

Finns Recreation Club

A Canggu day trip with the family? Finns Recreation Club it is! Finns Recreation Club (previously known as Canggu Club) is a one-stop destination for family-friendly fun in Canggu. The huge club complex includes a water park, fitness centre, tennis courts, trampoline centre, pool bar, spa, kids’ club, multiple restaurants… and more! You can purchase a day pass to the club or choose one of our villas with a club membership included in the daily rate.


Canggu is home to some of the best weekend markets in Bali. If you’re doing a weekend day trip to Canggu, visiting at least one of them is an absolute must. The biggest and most well known market is Canggu Market, which takes place at Old Man’s beachfront restaurant on the last Saturday of every month. Samadi Bali yoga studio and Love Anchor both host a weekly Sunday market.

Beach Clubs & Pool Bars

After a day exploring the neighbourhood, it’s time to settle down with a cold drink and take in the views. Canggu offers some great beach clubs for doing just that, including Finns Beach Club, Arboon Beach Bar and the newly opened La Brisa Bali. The beachfront swimming pool at The Lawn was recently named one of the dreamiest pools in Bali by Vogue. If you prefer jungle views, you can also try Loop Pool & Bar or head to Panama Kitchen & Pool to enjoy Santorini vibes right here in Bali.

Tanah Lot

While not precisely located in Canggu, you could easily include a visit to the stunning Tanah Lot temple into your Canggu day trip. Tanah Lot is one of the most photogenic spots in Bali, with the majestic temple appearing to rise form the salty waves of the ocean. Tanah Lot is extremely popular during sunset, so make sure to get here early. The temple is located about 30 minutes from Canggu.

Bali Canggu Loop Pool Bar
Bali Tanah Lot Temple Sunset

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