Canggu

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Ji is a box of curiosities starting from the first steps. How to enter it, which door to pick – the Gate of Heaven, the Gate of Hate or the Gate of Love? Choices, choices…one thing you need to know for sure, whichever entrance you choose, you gonna end up in paradise anyways! Once you … Continued Read more...

There are weekends in Bali and there are Bali Weekends. Those ones that eat you alive and spit you out, soul lost to the pretty lights and pretty people and too many fake-boozy cocktails. By Sunday morning, your body is the mangled wreckage of a dozen new hazy friendships and at least as many Bintangs. … Continued Read more...

We all know these days there are more cafes in Canggu than seeds in a papaya. The most hyped ones flood your Instafeed: as a result, you see their smoothie bowls more often that your ex-lovers cruising the glassy waves of Batu Bolong. We do follow the hype too, yet we love to discover our … Continued Read more...
Canggu has nearly as many villas as people, so choosing the perfect holiday abode can be tricky. Set in a private tropical garden tucked away in a quiet lane, Villa Casa Luna is located on one of Canggu’s coolest neighbourhoods, just moments away from the beach, restaurants, boutiques and spas making it an ideal base. … Continued Read more...
The first time I read the description of a Balinese Cream Bath (Indonesian women’s secret to sleek, lustrous locks) on a spa menu, I swear I heard harps playing and birds gayly chirping in the background about what sounded positively heavenly. Two years of living full-time in Bali, I still haven’t tried it out. So … Continued Read more...
When you’ve been living out of a suitcase for the last three years, you learn to downsize your wardrobe the hard way (hello epic baggage allowance fail!). You also tend to let go of that fast fashion promise that the more you have, the happier you are and (try to) apply the golden rule of … Continued Read more...
After Petitenget and Seminyak, Spring is finally here in Canggu. It may be located on busy Batu Bolong road but once you’ve stepped inside Spring, it feels like a world away. Everything is stunning and immaculate, from the limestone-panelled reception to the clean lines of the central water feature. On each side, the individual treatment … Continued Read more...
Lunchtimes are a terrible trial. On the one hand, all anyone really wants is a fat sandwich, but who’s got time for the afternoon carb lull? Not to mention the pervading guilt that comes with these dark days of clean eating. Enter the poke bowl! By now you’ve probably heard and even had your fair … Continued Read more...
This is not your average sushi joint, and that’s a good thing! Tygr Sushi specialises in just-made hand rolls, each individually prepared in front of you with warm, melt-in-your-mouth vinegared rice, super crispy nori and the freshest fillings. Verdict? We’re hooked! Because good things come in small packages, Tygr Sushi only cook their rice in … Continued Read more...
You know that saying about the Phoenix resurrecting from the flames and being even more beautiful than before? Well the same goes for In The Raw which has relocated from the late La Dunia to their new digs next to the beach down on Batu Bolong. Welcome to In The Raw Beachgarden!  Sit in the garden, … Continued Read more...
You haven’t really eaten in Bali until you’ve tasted the rich flavors of Nasi Campur found in local warungs. But if you’re vegan or on an organic diet, you might be struggling with traditional warungs using MSG or taking the same serving spoon for meat and vegetable dishes alike. Well, Vinny’s Warung will chase your … Continued Read more...

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When Bali seems like a bustling metropolis (namely on that Canggu shortcut nowadays, hot damn!), what’s your best bet for a little tropical relaxation? Say it with us now: Nusa Lembongan! And as it’s an easy 30-minute boat ride away, Lembongan can make for a quick weekend getaway or a lengthy castaway experience — it’s … Continued Read more...
Bali certainly has no shortage of boutique hotels. And no shortage of tranquil spas. And definitely no shortage of yoga studios or chic eateries. But the brand new REVĪVŌ Wellness Resorts aims to bring them all together under one tent—or rather, one jaw-droppingly gorgeous patch of sunny, breezy heaven in the hills above Geger Beach in … Continued Read more...
The pursuit of beauty is a never-ending process. Even if we’re diligent in our beauty regimen, stress, the weather and our diet can do a number on our skin. That’s why we need to subject ourselves to the expert hands of a professional every now and then. Eden Life Centres is Seminyak’s newest holistic health … Continued Read more...
Ji is a box of curiosities starting from the first steps. How to enter it, which door to pick – the Gate of Heaven, the Gate of Hate or the Gate of Love? Choices, choices…one thing you need to know for sure, whichever entrance you choose, you gonna end up in paradise anyways! Once you … Continued Read more...