The monsoons seems to be over, the sun shines every day and the beaches are getting cleaner (yay!) which means the High Beach Season is back in Bali! You don’t need much to be ready: just a pair of new bathers, maybe, and off you go to have all the “fun under the sun”. Our guest blogger The Snowy Palm Trees is on the mission to find the best bikini in Canggu, where a swimsuit is your to-go uniform from AM till midnight. We follow her path.
A BIKINI SHOPPING GUIDE TO CANGGU
Dear girls (or boys – who knows), I feel you – getting the right bikini from the first try might seem like a fairy tale. But I made my way trough Canggu, on the mission to get the bikini for each need of mine, and here is what I’ve got for you. This is not a guide to a bikini body, though, as to get one might be a bit tricky in the food heaven number one, which Canggu is. But at least we’ve got you sorted finding the right piece of cotton to rock at Old Mans’s happy hour ? Let’s get started!
The all-rounder: Da Beach Shack
What I am: the little black dress of the bikini world
What I can do for you: the freedom of wearing the all-time classics. Wherever, however.
This small colourful boutique will provide just the right bikini for your basic needs without blowing your budget. Find different colours and styles to match. No matter how picky you are, you’ll find the right bikini here.
Where you find me: Da Beach Shack, right next to Betelnut
The one you can trust: RU:GU
What I am: your partner in crime while hitting the waves
What I can do for you: no matter how big the waves are – you can rely on me!
Stop at RU:GU if you never want to experience an awkward nip slip on your surfboard again. They get you and your ladies covered. And their wear can also be used for yoga or any other sports activity. Win-win!
Where you find me: RUGU Active, Jl. Echo Beach
The Curves-Hugger: Twenty One Degrees
What I am: Your savior in the hour of need
What I can do for you: I’ll sweet-talk your curvy hips
Twentyone Degrees is not the cheapest option, but their cuts will make you fall in love…with yourself! Either fancy patterns or classy blacks will turn you into a fashionista while hiding some of your little extras. Well, you know.
Where you find me: Twentyone Degrees:, Jl. Batu Bolong
Your Bermuda triangle: The Beach Store
What I am: Paradise in print
What I can do for you: I’ll simply pimp up your life!
The Beach Store in Batu Bolong will fulfill your inner palm tree dreams. Tropical happiness and a simple triangle cut combined will make your perfect camouflage in every paradise you step in.
Where you find me: The Beach Store 1: Batu Bolong – next to Gold Dust
The Trickster: The Beach Store 2
What I am: mix and match to heat up your Instagram feed
What I can do for you: ease up your beach life
There are rows of tops and rows of bottoms, in all imaginable shapes and colors. Buy a few of each and you’ll have heaps of combos to play with: bandeau with shorts in the am, metallic triangles with high-waists in the pm, now switch your fantasy on and try all the other combinations. Throw in a couple of basics – voila, you won’t need to worry about your beach wardrobe for months!
Where you find me: The Beach Store 2 , the shopping lane right at Echo Beach
One -piece wonder: Wanderlust
What I am: your personal adventure pathfinder
What I can do for you: I’ll make you look steaming hot on those Insta snaps
Whoever follows trends on Instagram has seen those trending one-piece pictures. So the auspicious name Wanderlust doesn’t only invite us to dream about future adventures but also provides the perfectly fitting swimsuit for it. Two-piece lace-ups are a killer too!
Where you find me: Wanderlust, Jl. Batu Bolong, in front of Little Flinders cafe
? About the author: Johanna Prorok is the founder of Snowy Palm Trees, the blog about traveling the world and enjoying every bit of the ride. Follow her travels to Middle East, Australia, Africa and wherever the next adventure leap takes her!