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Canggu or Uluwatu : Which More Worth to Visit in 2024?

uluwatu cliff

Canggu or Uluwatu? When it comes to this challenging question,it will only be fair if we dig a bit deeper in the unique & distinct characteristics of both spots, shall we?

Canggu: The Hipster Haven

Being on the upper side of Kuta and Seminyak, Canggu have developed as a bustling part of the Island. Stemming from a blend of indigenous and foreign cultures where the atmosphere is casual and welcoming. 

Here’s a list on some of Canggu’s features.

1. Surfing Haven

surfing in canggu

Canggu's popular surf spots include Batu Bolong, perfect for beginners, Berawa Beach, a choice for both novices and seasoned surfers and Echo Beach, which challenges more experienced surfers. There are numerous surf schools and rental shops available for those looking to improve their skills or simply enjoy a day on the water.

2. Wide variety of eatery and Beach clubs

finns beach club

There are abundant trendy cafes and eateries where health-conscious travellers can enjoy smoothie bowls, avocado toasts, and organic coffee. Many places offer dishes that range from gourmet burgers to fresh seafood, reflecting both international and local flavours.

As night comes, popular beach clubs like The Lawn, Café del Mar Bali, Atlas Beach Fest, and Finns Beach Club become the go-to spots for enjoying cocktails with live DJ performances.

3. Wellness ,gyms & fitness centres

gym in canggu

Being a hub for wellness and fitness enthusiasts, the area is dotted with top-notch gyms like Bali Fit and Avenue Fitness. Wellness centres like The Practice and Serenity Eco Guesthouse & Yoga offer holistic health experiences, including yoga, meditation, and spa treatments, so visitors can balance workouts with relaxation and rejuvenation.

4. Digital nomad and creative workers hub

co-working space in canggu

Many co-working spaces available offering modern facilities with high-speed internet, comfortable workstations, and networking events, fostering a collaborative environment for remote workers. Regular meetups, workshops, and social events further enhance the sense of community, making Canggu an ideal place for those seeking a balance of productivity and leisure.

Uluwatu: The Cliffside Retreat

Uluwatu is a peaceful, stylish, and off-the-beaten-path spot in Bali. The steep peninsula on Bali's southern point is a surfer's paradise, with world-class surf breaks. Uluwatu has some of Bali's most gorgeous beaches, with azure blue waves, white sand, and limestone cliffs.

Here’s a list on some of Uluwatu’s unique features.

1. Surfing Paradise

surfing in uluwatu

When it comes to surfing Uluwatu is famous for its world-class surf breaks. Spots like Uluwatu Beach, Bingin, Padang padang beach Balangan, and Impossible beach (arguably as one of the most beautiful photogenic waves in the world).

2. Most Beautiful Beaches

uluwatu beach

Home to some of Bali’s most stunning beaches, known for their crystal-clear waters and dramatic cliffs, here are some of the best beaches in Uluwatu area:

  1. Bingin Beach.
  2. Padang Padang Beach.
  3. Uluwatu Beach.
  4. Balangan Beach.
  5. Thomas Beach.
  6. Green Bowl Beach.
  7. Nyang Nyang Beach.
  8. Suluban Beach.
  9. Melasti Beach.
  10. Dreamland Beach

3. Uluwatu Temple

kecak dance in uluwatu

This iconic sea temple perched on a cliff offers breathtaking sunset views and traditional Kecak dance performances

4. Outsanding Sunset Views

When it comes to sunsets in Bali, Uluwatu is truly outstanding. One great breathtaking spot is Karang Boma, more popularly known as Uluwatu Cliff—a seaside towering limestone cliff located near Uluwatu Temple. When it comes to enjoy the sunset in Uluwatu, one perfect way to do it is by cruising on a luxury yacht, and The Shivanna is the best options available in the island.

6. Beach Clubs

savaya beach club

There are numerous luxurious beach clubs in the area such as: Single Fin, Palmilla, El Kabron, Savaya, White Rock, Karma Beach Club, Sundays and Omnia. They are perfect for enjoying a day of relaxation with spectacular ocean views or spending sunset until night time with international DJ performances.

Now let’s compare on their atmosphere and the luxury accommodations on both.

Vibe and Atmosphere

Uluwatu exudes a more serene and exclusive vibe compared to Canggu. It attracts a mix of surfers, honeymooners, and those seeking a more tranquil escape. The dramatic cliffs and stunning sunsets contribute to a more relaxed and romantic atmosphere.

Luxury Accommodation

Both Canggu and Uluwatu offer a range of high-end resorts, boutique hotels, and private villas. Many are equipped with modern amenities and are close to the beach. While Canggu benefits from the close distance between accommodation with cafes, bars and other attractions in the area, most luxury accommodations in Uluwatu have a stunning view of the Indian Ocean directly from your bed.


If you enjoy a lively, hipster atmosphere with plenty of cafes, nightlife, and social opportunities, then Canggu will be best suited for you.But if you seek stunning natural beauty with dramatic cliffs and pristine beaches, with a more tranquil, romantic, and exclusive setting, Uluwatu is the perfect option for you.

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