The Neighbourhood

Canggu is located in the northernmost part of the Kuta district. Coraffan’s neighbourhood is accessible along Jalan Pantai Bolong, also known as Jalan Hotel Tugu for the distinguished hotel at the end of the road. Villa Coraffan is set back by 200 meters from this road, accessible through a private lane. The Villa is only 20 minutes away from Seminyak, though a new road from Canggu Tua to Batu Beliq will cut the time to Seminyak’s Petitengget area, (where the Oberoi Hotel is), in half. Part of this road is still unpaved, making it a bumpy drive unless you’re on a motor bike.

Canggu’s landscape is dominated by gently rolling hills in varying shades of green, depending on the stage of the rice harvest, and closer to the ocean, pastures dotted with grazing cattle. Under moonlight, Canggu’s landscape is breathtaking as the midnight blue and the softly lit green of the terraced rice fields create a dreamlike vista.

Most of Canggu’s residents earn their living either from farming or fishing, and the government has designated large parcels of the area as “green zones” to avoid the traffic snarls and other conflicts between residential and commercial development experienced in high-density tourist areas of the island. The two main beaches in the area are Pantai Batu Bolong and Pantai Batu Mejan, commonly known as Echo Beach. “The Echo” is very popular among more experienced surfers, while Batu Bolong is more swimmer-friendly, (as long as you don’t go in very far). Both beaches are approximately one kilometer away from Coraffan. Guests often enjoy watching Echo Beach’s spectacular sunsets over a cold beer or a glass of wine at The Beach House restaurant.

With the newly opened Canggu International Club, the first of its kind in Bali, and a few international schools in the neighbourhood, Canggu is becoming the preferred location for those seeking sophistication, privacy and peace.