LOCATIONPuri Temple is located in Banjar Canggu, however Canggu has become the collective name for a number of villages on Bali’s west coast which, despite lying within one of the islands most sort after residential areas, can still be described as a sleepy coastal locale.
The popular Echo beach, just a short walk, is a great spot for surfing, sunset drinks or dinner at one of the restaurants overlooking the beach. Sundays at The Beach house barbecue are now a Mecca for expatriates and tourists alike. Two minutes drive away is an Olympic sized public swimming pool with a kids pool and slide. The Canggu Club (10 minutes drive) has excellent facilities to play tennis and a well equipped gym. A new water slide and 10pin bowling facility has recently been added. You can purchase a day’s entrance at the door.
You can enjoy both western and Indonesian cuisine not only at Echo Beach but at an array of eclectic cafes and restaurants in the local area. Popular restaurants and bars within walking distance to the villa include Old Mans, The Beach House, Deus Ex Machina, Sand Bar, Le Petite Prince, La Calita, La Dunia, Shady Shack, Gypsy, La Baracca & Betelnut cafe. The nearby Tugu hotel offers superb fine dining in a variety of unique settings from private banquet rooms to intimate settings on walkways above a large lotus pond. There is a vibrant live music scene with regular gigs at Deus, Old mans and La Dunia. Canggu is evolving quickly with new cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques opening regularly.
The Kuda P stables in Pererenan, and the Umalas stables can arrange horse rides on the beach. 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 Pura Tanah Lot; a sea temple perched high on a craggy wave-lashed rock and probably the most photographed sight in Bali.