Canggu is full of inspiring, energetic vibes; with a combination of traditional Balinese culture and western modern-day development, it’s growing in popularity with digital nomads, backpackers, families, surfers, travellers, and fashionable influencers.
Neighbouring with Seminyak, Canggu used to be a sleepy surfer village, but in the last few years it has become the hot spot for an enviable lifestyle that is spoiled for choice for restaurants, parties & events, fitness classes, trendy cafes, beach clubs, family activities, partying, shopping and of course the best sunset views in Bali.
If you’re visiting Canggu Bali on a holiday, or if you’re here long-term, here’s our list of the top things to do, to take advantage of everything this beach, fitness, and social scene haven has to offer.
Add this one to your bucket list! Without a doubt, the best thing to do in Canggu is to visit a beach club… and we’ve got the BEST in the World.
Welcome to FINNS Beach Club – The World’s Best Beach Club! Book your daybed or sunlounger, and get ready for a fabulously fun day. Bring your swimsuit, take a dip in the pool, grab yourself a cocktail and order some delicious bites. With 170m of beachfront, with 4 pools (including 2 infinity pools overlooking the ocean, 7 bars and 2 swim-up pool bars, 3 on-site restaurants, daily DJs, and the best sunset views in Bali, you have endless options to enjoy this little piece of paradise. If you’re looking for a more exclusive experience, check out FINNS VIP Beach Club, which is located just next door, as part of FINNS Beach Club.
2. Bali surfing at Canggu Beach
Bali is famous for its exceptional surfing, whether you’re a beginner looking to learn or you’re a swell expert, Bali’s coast caters to all surfing levels. The perfect way to learn or refine your surfing skills is through lessons from FINNS Surf Academy located in Berawa Canggu, offering private or group sessions the professional coaches provide land training, pool training, and beach training. So grab your board and let’s go ride some waves.
3. Try an oceanfront yoga class Bali
People travel from all over the world to Bali to try Yoga, whether it’s for mind, body, or spirit, it is a magical place to go and enjoy your practice on The Island of the Gods. At FINNS Beach Club in Canggu, we offer Ocean Yoga Classes for all levels, every morning starting at 7:15 am. Our unique oceanfront setting allows for calming breezes and the sounds of the waves, with options for flow, alignment, and power yoga. Each session has been carefully designed by the yoga experts, so that you’ll leave feeling awakened, relaxed, and refreshed for your day.
4. Bali Beach for your dose of Vitamin-Sea
It doesn’t matter what time of day, a visit to Bali’s famous beaches is always an excellent idea. Start your day with an early morning beach walk, you can start outside FINNS at Berawa Beach and enjoy a stroll up to Batu Bolong Beach, or go even farther to Echo Beach. You can also head to the beach for lunch or an afternoon beach day, where you can haggle with the local warung owner for a lounger, umbrella, lunch, and coconut all for one low price.
5. Rent a bike to explore like a local
We only recommended this tip IF you have experience driving a motorbike AND you have a valid Indonesian or international driver’s licence. That being said, there is no better way to explore Canggu than spending a day driving around, stopping at local cafes and warungs, seeing the greenery of rice paddies, shopping at the boutiques or Sunday markets, and finishing with a Bintang at a beach bar for sunset.
6. Have a treatment at a Canggu Spa
Among all the excitement and hustle n’ bustle, Canggu also has no shortage of relaxing spas, to massage, soothe and pamper you. At Body Temple Spa at FINNS Recreation Club, from the moment you walk in you’ll immediately feel the tension slip away. Each one of the treatments has been carefully designed to help you leave feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, or detoxed. Best Spa Bali treatments include massages, facials, body treatments, hair care, nail, and eyebrow techniques, and a selection of kids pampering treatments.
7. Wet n’ wild water slide action at Splash Water Park Bali
While you’re in Canggu, the wettest and wildest fun for all ages is Splash Water Park, located at FINNS Recreation Club. There are slides for everyone, depending on your need for speed and adrenaline rushes, plus areas for kids to enjoy a water playground. Splash Water Park is designed for parents, family, and friends to book daybeds and cabanas, and not lose sight of the little ones as they play throughout the park. Whether you’re on holiday, travelling, working online, or living in Bali, book a day pass at FINNS Rec Club and check out Splash Water Park.
8. Stay fit and have fun at Bali’s best gym
One thing you will notice in Canggu is that, overall, the population likes their fitness. And with the multitude of gym and fitness options, it’s no surprise. If you’re looking to stay fit while on holiday, we’ve got everything you need at Finn’s Recreation Club. We have a complete, state-of-the-art fitness centre that includes a 25m lap pool, field, sports ground, tennis courts, classes for boxing, surf lessons, a dance studio, a cycling studio, and recovery with sauna and ice baths. Kids can also join classes at our popular Junior Sports Academy. Book a day pass or enquire about our membership options.
9. Jump, flip and fly at Bali’s only Trampoline centre
If you have kids, or even if you don’t, we highly recommend stopping into Bounce Trampoline Centre at FINNS Recreation Club. The air-conditioned, indoor centre has huge trampolines and mats where everyone can literally bounce off the walls! Are you up for the challenge of a dunking contest? Or a playful day of flipping and flying? it’s great fun for everyone and you’ll be surprised what a workout it can be too.
10. Tanah Lot and Bali temple tour
Your Bali visit wouldn’t be complete without visiting a Balinese temple, and just north of Canggu is one of the island’s most iconic. Tanah Lot temple is a rock formation on the west coast of Bali, and the Hindu temple (Pura Tanah Lot) that sits among the rocks is a sacred spot that hosts not only Balinese rituals and ceremonies, but also epic ocean and sunset visuals. Visit for the afternoon and visit the local markets, or book a car and driver for a day trip to other temples, such as the beautiful temple on the lake, Taman Ayun Temple.
11. Coworking space Bali for all the digital nomads
In recent years, Canggu has become synonymous with the digital nomad lifestyle. Coming from all over the world, entrepreneurs and digital specialists have captured the ultimate work-life balance, being able to work from anywhere in the world, and they’ve chosen Bali as their base. The coworking culture is booming, and if you need a place for fast WiFi, air-conditioning, good coffee, meeting spaces, and a collaborative vibe, stop into our Coworking Hub at FINNS Rec Club. While you are here, members also have access to all the sports and recreation facilities too.
12. Go plant-based or vegan
Canggu is all about the latest trends, and the food scene is no different, as many in Canggu have opted for diets of gluten-free or dairy-free, vegetarian or plant-based, and vegan. And why not, when the local cuisine includes so many choices for tempehs, tofu, fresh veggies, rice dishes, and more. At FINNS, we cater to all choices across our selection of restaurants, and that also includes our vegan menu at FINNS Beach Club and FINNS Recreation Club as well.
13. Bali’s best sunset spots can be found in Canggu
Canggu has arguably some of the best sunset views in Bali. Whether you’d like to walk along the beach, stop at a local spot for coconut or Bintang and grilled corn, or join us at FINNS, you’ll be able to find the perfect spot to watch the sky light show. The sunset hour is the best time to visit FINNS Beach Club and FINNS VIP, because as the sun goes down, our parties can really heat up. You can enjoy the view from the sun loungers or daybeds, or grab a tablet in Flippas Bar or St Tropez’s Rooftop. Thanks to our unique design, every spot in the venue are the best seat in the house to see the epic sunset views.
14. Bali’s biggest parties at St Tropez and events
Canggu’s day party and nightlife scene have become legendary, with a flurry of bars, restaurants, and hot spots having events, live music and bands, happy hours, and DJs every single night. Spend the day with us at FINNS Beach Club, or join us for our sunset happy hours, and stay into the night to dance with our nightly DJs and vocalists. Bali’s biggest party of the year is Finn’s NYE party, with the biggest artists in the world and an epic countdown to the New Year on our 170m of beachfront space.
Our list of the best things to do in Canggu could go on and on, with options for shopping, dining, and also getting a taste of local culture from our favourite Indonesian warungs, shops, and temple tours. Canggu can simply not be beaten as a destination for enjoying the best of Bali, from beach clubs to restaurants, activities, shopping, and more. To enjoy everything we have to offer, ask our team about our day passes or memberships.
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