Canggu was actually a small fishing village, but has become the collective name for a number of villages (including Berawa, Tegal Gundul,Padonan, Tiyingtukul, Pererenan, Nelayan, Babakan ) which, despite lying within a developing area, can still be described as The sleepy coastal locale.
Here, amongst the rice fields which extend all the way down to the beach, you will find some of the most luxurious private residences on Bali. It is also an area that most surfers will know about, with reef swells that are larger than those you will find in Kuta further south. Nearby sporting facilities include the Canggu Club , offering social and leisure amenities, including a state-of-the art gym, a modern waterpark, a 25m swimming pool, a tennis and squash centre, and many more.
In the area is the 5-star Hotel Tugu Bali. Bali’s first museum-hotel is studded with priceless Indonesian artworks and antiques, while its award-winning spa offers age-old Eastern therapies
If you’ve always wanted to gallop along a beach or ride through villages bordered by rice fields, now’s your chance. Bali Horse Adventure, located en route to Echo Beach, can arrange horse riding tours, as well as children’s riding lessons and romantic horse-drawn carriage outings.
Also,along the coast to the north of Canggu is the Nirwana Bali Golf Club which was designed by Greg Norman and is frequently voted the number one golf course in Asia. Next to this is Temple Tanah Lot- a sea temple perched high on a craggy wave-lashed rock and probably the most photographed sight in Bali. Sophisticated Seminyak, a few kilometers south of Canggu, lays claim to the highest concentration of independent fine-dining restaurants on the island, including Sarong,Baba’s Resto, Mantra, Metis, La Lucciola, Potato Head and Ku Dé Ta, together with a wide choice of chic cocktail bars, exciting nightclubs, lavish spas and elegant boutiques.
Villa Mantra is the perfect holiday choice for families wishing to experience a taste of luxury at an affordable price. Just a short stroll from the glistening black shores of Canggu Beach on Bali’s south-west coast, this delightful three-bedroom villa with 5 meter long swimming pool is cute and compact, resembling character and charm. Fully equipped with children’s facilities, serviced by warm and attentive staff and designed with relaxation and comfort in mind, guests will instantly fall in love with this traditional Balinese home. A slice of island paradise, the villa and its magical surroundings offer special insight into this calm and uncomplicated way of life.
Views from the balconies and terrace areas are breath-taking looking out to the banana tree fields, that are covering more than 5 hectares ,stretching across the horizon in front of you.
Set in its own gated large private grounds, the closest neighbour being 200m away in the nearby village of Padonan which also has cafes, restaurants, mini markets and craft shops, this is the perfect location for those wanting seclusion but still within a small drive of the Echo beach of Canggu and many other beaches, restaurants and shops.
The villa is designed in traditional Bali style, with solid coconut beams supporting high serapwood ceilings that capture the tropical breeze and cool the open living spaces. An enticing natural blue-stone swimming pool sits strategically in the front of the compound, promoting easy access from the surrounding bedrooms that feature beautifully carved wooden beds and en-suite bathrooms.
The special Balinese ambiance is further enhanced by exquisite artefacts and antiquities that are found throughout the villa and inside the rooms and in the lush tropical garden. Intricate carved limestone murals depict stories of times gone by, giving insights into the island’s diverse and fascinating culture.
The living area comes with a fully equipped kitchen and appliances. The outdoor space provides besides Tv, Dvd palyer, books and games, a pleasant area with couch and long chairs for the sunbath time. Also provided on the property are massage beds for a memorable time in front of the lush garden and beautiful view of the banana forest.