Canggu is the hipster cousin of Bali’s touristic neighborhoods. Black sand beaches blend with sparkling beach clubs and trendy cafes, culminating in one of the world’s ‘coolest’ beach towns.

With a laid-back energy mixed with a boho flair, the town is a hotspot for hostels, homestays, and even the odd hotel. But hold up – not all accommodations were created equal, and villas claim the prime spot at the top of our list. In all seriousness, Canggu is basically the glittering birthplace of the almighty villa.

But with so many to choose from, the modern traveler is presented with a real issue – how do we sift through the ocean of options and pick the best villa in Canggu?

Well, this is where we come in. I’ve spent months exploring the scooter-studded streets of Canggu to present to you the top villas in the neighborhood. Suitable for romantic vacations, family trips, digital nomads, and long-term visitors, there’s something here for everyone!

And with that, let’s talk a little bit more about the beating heart of Canggu’s accommodation scene – villas!

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Best Villa for Couples in Canggu
Tranquil One-Bed Villa with Private Pool
Best Villa for Couples in Canggu

Tranquil One-Bed Villa with Private Pool

  • > $$
  • > 2 Guests
  • > Open-air shower and bathtub
  • > Walking distance to cafes
Best Budget Villa in Canggu
Ensuite Villa with Shared Pool and Bar
Best Budget Villa in Canggu

Ensuite Villa with Shared Pool and Bar

  • > $
  • > 2 Guests
  • > Basic yet stylish rooms
  • > Yoga classes on-site
Over-the-Top Luxury Villa in Canggu
Seven Bed Villa Uma Santai by Nakula
Over-the-Top Luxury Villa in Canggu

Seven Bed Villa Uma Santai by Nakula

  • > $$$$
  • > 14 Guests
  • > Exceptionally designed interiors and gardens
  • > Room service and breakfast included

Staying in a Villa in Canggu

Imagine this: You arrive on the Island of the Gods and check into a private sanctuary that looks like it’s been taken straight off a travel-influencers social media page. 

What’s the hype about, you ask? Well, aside from feeling like you’ve stepped into a Pinterest board, villas aren’t just a place to sleep but offer an authentic island-living experience. 

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Simply put, they’re a type of self-catering accommodation where guests can enjoy access to a full kitchen, private living space, garden, and, most commonly, a pool.

Best of all, this type of accommodation is typically well priced, well located within the heart of Canggu, and exceptionally well cared for by full-time staff. 

What to Look For in a Villa in Canggu

Backpacking Bali offers every possible comfort and Canggu has everything that one could possibly need and villas are exaclty what to look for!

If you’re tired of the cookie-cutter hotel experience and crave a more homey vibe, extra space to lay out your yoga mats, or a midnight snack without having to hit up room service, you’ll be ideally suited in a villa.

Most villas feature at least two rooms, some with up to fifteen suites. That said, there are tons of villas suitable for couples and backpackers in Canggu, some of which are part of a larger resort of villas. If you’re traveling with young kids, you won’t struggle to find a villa with child-friendly amenities like kids’ toys and safety gates.

Emphasizing privacy and space, villas are typically designed with open-concept living spaces that open out onto an outdoor pool terrace or garden. Some villas share outdoor spaces, kitchens, and dining spaces, while others offer an entirely private space for you and your crew.

If luxury is what you seek, it’s not hard to find a serviced villa with an entire fleet of kitchen staff and cleaners at your disposal. Taking things one notch higher, you could even find an opulent villa with a designated spa and wellness center and a private gym. Fancy!

Check out for the broadest range of unique accommodation in Canggu. Airbnb has a bunch of options, too, and both platforms have a specific ‘villa’ filter to help make your search that much easier.

The Top 15 Villas in Canggu

Tie up your sarongs because we’re about to embark on a journey through the winding lanes of Bali to uncover the most beautiful, quirkiest, and outright coolest villas in Canggu.

Traditional One-Bed Balinese Villa with Terrace | Overall Best Value Villa in Canggu

Traditional One-Bed Balinese Villa with Terrace

It’s no surprise that the overall best-valued villa is fit with a swimming pool, health and wellness center, and family-friendly rooms. All for a fraction of the cost you might expect, you can expect top-notch service, including friendly housekeeping and room service.

Places to Visit Nearby:

  • Pererenan Beach
  • Echo Beach
  • Seseh Beach

A traditional Balinese haven tucked away in the midst of the eclectic Canggu neighborhood, PNB Bali Villas hit the mark between authenticity and modernity. And by this I mean sleek modern bathrooms paired with delicately carved wooden walls.

In your private bungalow villa, you’ll have access to a private kitchen and a dining terrace overlooking a pool. Aside from having a traditional Balinese flair along with all the facilities you could wish for, the villa is tucked away in a secluded part of Canggu, away from the (often) noisy streets. 

Ensuite Villa with Shared Pool and Bar | Best Budget Villa in Canggu

Ensuite Villa with Shared Pool and Bar

Finding a budget villa in Canggu doesn’t mean you have to skimp on luxury. About a ten-minute walk from Berawa Beach, this communal villa offers the perfect alternative to a Canggu hostel. Instead of sharing a dorm, you can rent your own private ensuite room fitted with a balcony with pool views. Score

As one of the best villas in Canggu on a budget, the rooms are tastefully decorated with minimalistic interiors and modern bathroom fittings and, of course, are overflowing with natural light.

Common spaces are shared, including the outdoor pool terrace and an onsite bar. 

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Seven Bed Villa Uma Santai by Nakula | Most Luxurious Villa in Canggu

Seven Bed Villa Uma Santai by Nakula

If there is one thing the Balinese know how to do well, it’s luxury. From the exceptional interior design to the world-class swimming pool, it’s hard to top this villa. Not only is it beautifully designed and decorated, with warm island-inspired touches, but it also comes with a home-cooked breakfast prepared daily.

The villa has seven bedrooms, each one more lux than the next. All have an ensuite bathroom (some even with an outdoor tub), a work desk, and gorgeous island views. 

Read our guide to the best private villas in Bali before you go, so you’ll know exactly where to stay.

Tranquil One-Bed Villa with Private Pool | Best Villa for Couples in Canggu

Tranquil One-Bed Villa with Private Pool

Secluded by high walls and tropical greenery, this villa echoes the Canggu’s laid-back lifestyle and is perfect for a pair who crave some downtime on the island. With one bedroom and a private pool of your dreams, this Canggu Airbnb has everything you could need in the heart of the neighborhood. 

Steam an espresso almost as good as the ones sold at the cafes around you, and plunge into the refreshing pool to begin your day. As if this wasn’t enough, the villa also has an open bathroom with a huge bathtub where you can rinse the day off under the stars.

More Epic Villas in Canggu

Here are a few more of my favorite Villas in Canggu!

Ensuite Dorm at Vasudha Hostel Canggu

Ensuite Dorm at Vasudha Hostel Canggu

By definition, a villa isn’t typically the most appropriate type of accommodation for a budget backpacker. So, instead of splurging on space and privacy, why not take your business to Vasudha Hostel Canggu for a social yet still luxurious experience?

Offering a villa-vibe without the high price tag, you’ll feel the welcoming atmosphere from the moment you check in. Rest your head in a cool and impeccably clean dorm room, and spend your days relaxing by the pool or indulging in an all-day breakfast menu at the on-site restaurant. Now this is budget travel!

River Villa

River Villa

Looking to spend a solid bit of time in Canggu? Well, you can consider me jealous! River Villa is the best villa in Canggu on a budget for a long-term visit. It’s perfectly located out of the hustle of the center, yet still close enough to walk or bike to your favorite spots.

The villas feature state-of-the-art kitchens and an indoor-outdoor living space unfolding onto the pool area. You can choose from one, two, or three-bed private villas. Take my word for it: you’ll struggle to find a bed as comfortable as the ones here.

Five-Bedroom Villa with Garden

Five-Bedroom Villa with Garden

You’ll need to bring your best energy to match the ambience of this gorgeous five-bedroom villa, perfect for travel buddies. Whether you prefer relaxing on the beach or by the pool, it’s a short walk from the neighborhood’s best beaches and has one of the most beautiful pools in Canggu.

Set around the central garden, the vaulted ceilings, crystal clear pool, and sophisticated interiors offer the perfect setting for a summer trip with friends. Socialize in shared spaces and relax in your private suite for the perfect combination of fun and tranquility. You could even upgrade your experience and hire a private chef to cook for you.

6 Bedroom Villa with Kids Playground

6 Bedroom Villa with Kids Playground

Families with young kids – this one is for you. Safely nestled between Canggu and Kuta, this child-friendly paradise is a luxurious villa with five bright and airy ensuite bedrooms. Designed with the opulent family in mind, this unique Balinese accommodation seamlessly fuses luxury with fun.

Lounge around the pool with an iced cocktail, let your kids run wild in the huge playground and slide into the pool, and explore the surrounding neighborhood on foot, all while the full-time staff keep the villa in perfect check for your arrival home.

One-Bed Villa with Spa and Private Pool

One-Bed Villa with Spa and Private Pool

Bali is pretty much known for its wellness lifestyle. The best thing to do in Canggu is staying in a villa with access to a full spa and wellness center? Theanna Villa and Spa is just a short distance from Echo Beach in Canggu’s center.

Each villa in this resort-like accommodation features a private pool and is inspired by Balinese detail and Scandinavian simplicity. How does spending a day in your robe testing out the different spa treatments?

Modern Two-Bed Villa with Courtyard

Modern Two-Bed Villa with Courtyard

There’s a high chance you’re visiting Canggu for the nightlife and beach club scene. So, why not treat yourself to a stay in this two-bedroom villa just a few steps from the iconic Batu Balong high street?

Aside from its epic location, the villa is beautifully designed with modern interiors, cool wooden floors, and rattan furnishings. Each of the two ensuite rooms has a private workspace and impressive air conditioning – you’ll thank me later. 

Exquisite One-Bedroom Villa with Tropical Courtyard

Exquisite One-Bedroom Villa with Tropical Courtyard

Now, I might be biased, but I truly think this might be one of the best villas in Canggu, if not the island. Simply built with a blend of industrial-style windows, wooden ceilings, and a Morrocan-inspired pool courtyard, this villa looks like it came straight out of my Instagram feed.

Perfectly located around the laid-back cafes and surf shops of Canggu, the one-bedroom villa has a fully equipped kitchen, pool, and a picture-perfect bathroom fitted with only the best toiletries.

Omah Sabin Villa East

Omah Sabin Villa East

If staying in the heart of Canggu is a bit busy for your liking, check yourself into this secluded villa just on the boundaries of the neighborhood. With a bike, you’re still just a heartbeat away from the trendy cafes and boutiques.

Set in a suburban part of the neighborhood surrounded by greenery, this architectural villa offers everything you could need for a (relatively) remote experience. Stock the kitchen with your favorite treats, watch the sunset from the balcony, and spend your day hopping from one day-bed to the next. What a treat!

Antique Three-Bed Joglo with Lilly Pond

Antique Three-Bed Joglo with Lilly Pond

If it’s your first time on the island, do yourself a favor and stay in this traditional joglo villa built 100 years ago. Impeccably well-kept and styled with eclectic interiors and bespoke furniture from across the region, this is easily one of the most exciting properties in Bali.

Expect the unexpected at this unique villa in Canggu – from star-painted ceilings to restored Asian furnishings. Not to mention the exquisite lily pond with an island deck, and crystal clear pool to keep you cool in the humidity.

Five-Star Sustainable Villa with Room Service

Five-Star Sustainable Villa with Room Service

Eco-friendly goes with the territory in Canggu. So, why not put your money to good use and invest in a holiday that makes a difference (or at least equals out your carbon footprint)?

Blossom Eco Luxe Villas offer an unrivaled commitment to the environment in everything they do, from locally sourced breakfasts to greywater systems, solar energy, and toilet paper made from bamboo fiber. 

Aside from its eco-conscious nature, the luxury villa is fitted with a private pool, kitchenette, and outdoor indoor living space where you can make the most of the tropical weather.

Unique Modern Villa with 5 Bedrooms

Unique Modern Villa with 5 Bedrooms

Considered one of the best villas in Canggu for luxury-seekers, this modern villa – designed by MySrineInteriors has been featured in its fair share of magazines. With five ensuite bedrooms and a massive open living space that flows out into the pool area, your only problem will be that you won’t want to leave.

But when you do, you’ll be greeted by the beach clubs and trendy gyms Canggu is famous for, just steps from your luxurious retreat. When you return to your sanctuary, you can be assured the housekeepers will have kept it clean and tidy – just like at a five-star hotel.

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Don’t Forget Your Canggu Travel Insurance

Wherever you go, having Bali travel insurance can make or break your trip. Protect yourself with some good travel insurance.

ALWAYS sort out your backpacker insurance before your trip. There’s plenty to choose from in that department, but a good place to start is Safety Wing.

They offer month-to-month payments, no lock-in contracts, and require absolutely no itineraries: that’s the exact kind of insurance long-term travellers and digital nomads need.

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Final Thoughts on Villas in Canggu

Canggu is practically the mothership of villas – they are everywhere, usually tucked away behind high walls, offering a private and tranquil respite from the busy neighborhood. On top of this, most of the best villas in Canggu are exceptionally beautiful and offer five-star service. Here, it’s more about choosing which slice of tropical heaven you want to call home…

Within this list, we’ve added villas for the extravagant, for the budget traveler, for the eco-warrior, for the young family, and for just about every other traveler in between. Whether you’re after a huge house to host a group or a cozy and romantic spot for two, there is a villa with your name on it in Canggu. 

Make sure you organize comprehensive travel insurance before traveling to Bali. There are a few nasty bugs to catch, and it’s always better to be safe rather than sorry.

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Canggu Villas Just Steps Away from the Beach!
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