Canggu used to be a small village on the beach surrounded by rice fields, but this is long time gone. Nowadays, Canggu is the preferred Expat locations due to his charming village feeling and as its close proximity to Seminyak where most expats work. Canggu is also home of some of the Islands greatest Villas owned by overseas nationals. The area is famous for its long beach, running north from the village of Berawa (just north of Seminyak) to the village of Cemagi (just south of Tanah Lot) taking in Echo Beach, Seseh and Pererenan along the way.
Echo Beach offers great restaurants on beautiful terrace overlooking the famous surf spots. The beaches have dark grey or black sand and are not particularly good for swimming but perfect for surfing and walking. Seseh is a quiet friendly beach which’s surrounding area just has started to be developed. Pererenan is similar to Seseh but still more traditional as a lot of local and expats choose this place for a quiet living.