Our top 5 family friendly things to do in Canggu, Bali – Holidaying in Canggu
If you are visiting Bali and stumped for ideas on things to do that the whole family will enjoy then consider some of the amazing activities and restaurants in Bali’s coastal village of the now hugely trendy Canggu.
Canggu is an up-and-coming coastal village surrounded by rice paddies and stunning beach front views. Located near the popular Seminyak resort area, it is also home to some of the best villas in Bali. In comparison to the popular towns of Kuta and Seminyak, Canggu is one area that is relatively untouched however, boasts a range of things to keep the whole family busy. So if your holidaying with kids in Canggu, here are some fun things to do that won’t cost s fortune.
Learn how to surf at Echo Beach
Canggu’s Echo Beach has become a popular destination for wave riders of all experience levels. The team at Bali Local Surf Schools offer daily classes for beginners and intermediates, as well as classes for the little ones. Classes start from 600,000 IDR per person with the option to hire your own board for two hours for 50,000 IDR. Echo beach and Old Mans are well known as beginner surf spots with calm surf. However, you should take caution at parts of Echo beach especially at low tide as there will be exposed rocks.
Other surfing school options include; Surfs Up and Mojo Surf.
Relax in a Canggu villa
There is no better way to escape the hustle and bustle than indulging in a private Bali Villa in Canggu. Bali Villa Escapes provides some of the best villas in Bali. With Canggu villas starting from as little as $194 AUD per night there are an endless range of luxury villas to suit your family’s needs. Some villas of note include Villa Maya and Waha. You can easily search fro these on the site.
Bounce your way through Bali at Bounce Bali, Trampoline park
Now this one is definitely going to score mum or dad some brownie points from the kids. Bali’s first ever trampoline fun centre, Bounce Bali is a great way to occupy the kids. Located in the heart of Canggu at Finns Recreation Club, Bounce Bali offers a unique and fun experience, giving kids access to 360 degrees of trampoline goodness. Fins is also home to Canggu’s strike bar, where parents can relax and enjoy a quiet drink while watching over the bouncing area.
A one hour jumping pass will set you back 135,000 IDR per person with the option of purchasing a super fun pass at 500,000 IDR which gives you access to an hour of jumping, one hour of unlimited bowling and entrance to Splash Water Park. This is a fantastic way to burn of energy for the kids and keep them entertained at the same time.
Chill out at The Joglo
The Joglo is a family friendly cafe that serves a range of healthy Mediterranean and Indonesian dishes as well as freshly pressed juices and exotic cocktails. It features an onsite playground so parents can sit back and relax while the kids get involved in a range of hands on activities and games.
For all the yogi’s out there, The Joglo is also situated next to a pilates studio, where you can unwind by taking part in a range of different classes throughout the day.
Make a splash at Splash Water Park
Splash Water Park is a great place to cool off and unleash your inner adrenaline junkie. The park features world class water slides including its very own water racer where you can race your family down the giant five story high slide.
For those on the hunt for a more calming experience, take a float around the crazy creek in a giant blow up doughnut followed by a barbecue by the pool.
The park is open daily from 9am to 6pm with tickets ranging from 120,000 IDR for kids 3-17 years of age to 240,000 IDR for adults. For the adults there is a restaurant and bar so you can relax and have a few drinks while the kids enjoy all the fun that the water park has to offer,
For more recommendations on places to visit in Canggu or to enquire about prices for any of Villa please visit the Bali Villa Escapes website. You are going to find ( if you have never previously stayed here) that Canggu is such a great alternative to other parts of the island. You will soon feel and notice the difference once you leave the Batu Belig / Seminyak area and pass the Finns Club. The vibe definitely changes, for the better in our opinion.