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Bali offers an experience like no other, recently establishing itself as the go-to destination for adventure-seekers, foodies, fashion addicts and those alike. With luxury boutique hotels, high-end restaurants, vibrant beach clubs and quaint fashion markets popping up left, right and centre, Bali is considered the ultimate destination for a minibreak.
Canggu is establishing itself as one of the upcoming hot spots for trendy travellers worldwide. Get over there and be inspired, before everyone beats you to it!
Moments away from the famed Echo Beach, set on the banks of the ‘sungai’ (river), sits Villa Sungai. The brand new villa boasts a stunning swimming pool and stylish interiors. Think neutral, luxe fabrics, stunning tiles, lush palms and lots of bamboo. It’s the ultimate Bali abode, which you won’t want to leave.
A visit to Bali is incomplete without stepping foot into Shady Shack, a quaint vegetarian and vegan oasis. Organic and nourishing, Shady Shack offers everything from vibrant salad bowls to luscious smoothies. The Japanese-inspired nori salad bowl is a must-have and is a locals’ favourite. You’ll fit right in here with our ljcdesigns ‘Lizzie’ linen shirt, cut off denim shorts and a pair of Birkenstock sandals.
Jl. Tanah Barak No.57, Canggu
A great breakfast spot! Don’t miss the Naga bowl made from fresh dragon fruit, this bowl is hot pink and full of goodies.
Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.60, Canggu
If you’re hankering for a star-lit dining experience, Dandelion will be your tranquil destination. Once you have delved into the Indonesian-inspired cuisine, take in the beauty of your surroundings. Overlooking rice fields and surrounded by gardens, Dandelion is renowned for its nature-infused atmosphere.
Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No.8 +62 896-2296-5413
The Naked Coconut
Sit in a bean bag, bintang in hand and watch the surfers as the sun sets. Live music on Sundays!
Directions – Walk onto Brawa Beach and turn right. Walk for 5 mins down the beach and you will spot a little beach shack with painted tree’s and beanbags. Feast on a smoothie bowl or stay for dinner and order the green chicken curry. Simple, cheap and delicious.
Lacalita Bar y Cocina
Lacalita Bar, sister to Seminyak's Lacalaca Cantina Mexicana and an evolution of modern Mexican dining brought to Canggu. Such a cool place full of colour and good vibes. Don’t miss out on the fish tacos and an icy cold delicious margarita won’t go down badly either!
Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No.68, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Milk & Madu
The BEST breakfast around! Choose from the Nalu Bowl menu full of fresh smoothie and acai bowls packed with fresh fruit and crunchy granola OR the café menu with some of the best breakfast dishes you ever will see! Now open for dinner too, this place won’t disappoint. PLUS signature revolver coffee.
Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa No.52, Tibubeneng +62 851-0278-1872
Bottega Italiana Bali
If you’ve just about had enough of the nasi goreng and chicken satay, head here for a western fix! Great light pasta dishes and don’t leave without trying one of their nutella filled donuts!
Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.77, Canggu +62 822-3611-1011
If you’re after a beachfront cocktail experience, La Laguna is the perfect destination. With a luxe vibe, inspired by Moroccan interiors, La Laguna offers an endless cocktail menu filled with delicate and delicious signature drinks that are considered to be amongst the best on the island. It is, as the name suggests, the ultimate tropical beachfront bar.
Jalan Pantai Kayu Putih, Banjar Tegal Gundul, Canggu, Brawa +62 812-3638-2272
You can always rely on Old Mans for some good tunes, icy cold beer and good times. This place is always bustling at sunset – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don’t miss happy hour from 5-6pm daily!
Jl. Batu Bolong Beach, Canggu 80361, Indonesia
A DESIGNER’S DREAM
If you desire to add a hint of Balinese-inspired décor into your abode, it is essential to explore the luxurious homewares that Bungalow Living has to offer. Take it all in while enjoying a coffee at it’s very own café.
Don’t forget to get lost exploring Jl. Batu Bolong strip, while strolling in your ljcdesigns ‘Ari’ off the shoulder linen dress. This row of trendy shops includes Shakuhachi, The Deus ‘Temple of Enthusiasm’ and one of my faves, Les Basics. They stock June swimwear and Lack of Colour hats.
HOT TIP: Be sure to stock up on some LJC summer essentials before you head over OR place and order and get it delivered to your hotel!
This should keep you busy for now. Grab some girlfriends and enjoy the perfect mini break!