Besides your tropical clichés, Canggu offers so much more.
The Canggu lifestyle is dynamic, healthy, and vibrant. It prioritises what makes life worth living – fantastic food, a healthy mind, an active body, passionate productivity, great music, and a perfect sunset to end the day. It is a melting pot of ideas and cultures from around the world located in one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth.
It’s a combination of all these factors that have made Canggu such an immensely popular destination for people to visit, to live, and to invest.
Canggu is located on the west coast of Bali – just 10 minutes north of Seminyak – and includes Berawa, Batu Balong, and Echo.
As early back as 2011, Canggu was relatively unheard of. It was known as a sleepy surf town, which aside from the Deus Ex Machina’s new venue, was predominantly covered in rice fields. Kuta, Seminyak, and Nusa Dua were still the top destinations in Bali.
However, in the last decade, it has seen a meteoric rise in popularity. Spurred on by influencers on social media – it has become the number one spot – attracting people and families of all ages and backgrounds to its black sand beaches
With this boom came a frenzy of commercial developments to keep up with the exploding demand. Today, Canggu is lined with high-end restaurants such as Ona, Riviera, and Milano. It is home to world-class exclusive beach clubs like Café Del Mar, Finns VIP Beachclub, and La Brisa.
In Berawa, arguably the most vibrant neighbourhood of Canggu, the streets are lined with ultra-cool cafés, hip art galleries, fashion boutiques, and global surf brand retail outlets.
Its luxury venues have hosted performances from guests such as Grammy-winning artist Anderson .Paak. Its growing culinary scene has attracted Michelin starred chefs from all over the world to open restaurants, such as Mirah Property Group’s recently launched KONG – a brand-new bistro bringing international elegance to the bustle of Canggu – and three restaurants within the luxury development Secana Beachtown, launching at the end of 2022.
Somehow, through this ongoing phase of hyper development, Canggu has retained and even built upon its unique brand of coolness. Unlike Kuta, Nusa Dua, or Seminyak, it’s not just a holiday destination – it’s a thriving community which is now rapidly becoming the business hub of Bali.
As Canggu’s popularity grew amongst tourists and holiday-goers, it quickly became a haven for the digital nomad. Business and commerce are moving further into a digital space, and as the world grows ever more connected there has been a dramatic rise of digital nomads. These are highly paid professionals that can work remotely, full-time or for part of the time, away from a fixed office or location. As a result, they can enjoy a better lifestyle in some of the most desired locations in the world.
Bali was voted the BEST place to live in the world for Digital Nomads by Worldpackers in 2019, and Canggu is the digital nomad capital of Bali.
The global digital nomad community is vast and it promises for Canggu something rare for Bali – high occupancy levels throughout the entire year including the low season. Not only are more people visiting, but they are staying for much longer. At high season, it operators close to 100% occupancy, with new developments barely able to keep up with demands.
In the last two years, during the global pandemic, Canggu and Berawa were fortunate enough to remain active destinations. The growth of the hospitality and F&B sector did not decline as heavily compared to other touristic zones, and despite restrictions, it continued to remain active and see strong numbers of visitors.
This is partly due to international visitors staying for longer, but was largely thanks to the strength of domestic tourism in Indonesia. While Bali received 6 million international visitors in 2019, it received over 10 million domestic visitors. Currently there are over 20,000 local visitors arriving daily at Bali’s domestic airport.
Canggu is a very popular island escape for wealthy cosmopolitans from Jakarta and Surabaya. It delivers the high-end amenities and facilities that are expected from urbanites while offering an escape from big city life.
Once border restrictions loosen, it is expected that Canggu will see a flood of international tourists adding to
Canggu was awarded the 4th best place in the world to live and invest by Forbes Magazine in 2019. It’s an incredible location that offers unique property investment opportunities.
With high expected occupancy translating to high rental fees – and scarcity of land for development leading to a year-on-year increase in land and property prices – it has the potential for very lucrative land and property investments.
As the leading property developers of Bali with over 16 years’ experience, Mirah Property Group, launched Secana Beachtown earlier this year which is their latest luxury lifestyle development situated on a beachfront plot of 1.5 hectares in Canggu’s most popular neighbourhood, Berawa.
It is the biggest beachfront development in the area with over 70% of the units already sold to international investors and construction currently ongoing and well ahead of schedule. Secana Beachtown will be bringing 58 villas and 32 loft-style apartments to the most desired coastline in Indonesia. Complete with three on-site restaurants and full premium facilities including a health & sports centre, rooftop bar and pool, co-working space, outdoor cinema, a full spa including a sauna and hammam, and more.
Secana Beachtown is the ultimate lifestyle investment – and a fantastic opportunity to get in on the property ladder in one of the fastest-growing holiday and ex-patriate destinations in the world.
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Written by Mario Roberto
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