Kalapa Resort & Spa in Canggu, Bali was a real delight for our first few nights on the island. There’s really an overwhelming number of affordable accommodation options in Bali, particularly in the popular areas of Canggu, Seminyak and Kuta. You can find so many villas in Bali with private pools on websites such as booking.com or Airbnb, as well as amazing luxury hotels. I’ve been lucky enough to go to this island three times now, and each time I’ve found it hard to decide where to stay in Bali. However, this time we stumbled across this beautiful hotel in Canggu online and I thought I’d write up on our stay, as we couldn’t have enjoyed this little retreat more!
If you’re looking somewhere offering typical Balinese architecture and a luxurious stay near to the main areas of Canggu and Seminyak, but quiet enough to feel completely restful, I completely recommend Kalapa! Read on for my review of Kalapa Resort & Spa here:
Kalapa Resort, Canggu: My Review
Kalapa Resort & Spa is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Canggu. It’s about a 10 minute drive to the main area, but completely surrounded by rice paddies, giving a real feeling of seclusion and serenity. The retreat is located in a small local village, offering a simple yet luxurious stay within lush landscaping.
The resort offers complimentary transfers into the beach area of Canggu via car throughout the day.
Kalapa Resort & Spa has just a handful of beautiful Balinese villas, each elegant, yet so simple.
Each villa is different and so so gorgeous, each adorned with Balinese or Javanese art or sculptures. The villas have wooden floors and walls, together with vaulted ceilings and shuttered windows, all made from natural and recycled materials. Our room was one of the smaller villas, but we had a huge comfortable four poster bed with soft white drapes hanging down.
We had a large wooden wardrobe with a safe, together with things like soft white dressing gowns, slippers, pool shoes and a rattan woven basket to take to the pool.
The bathroom outside was gorgeous and fairly typical of the style you’ll find in villas around Bali. Outdoor bathrooms are so amazing and showering under the stars is always special! There were also ‘his and her’ sinks, together with a huge stone bathtub set into the ground. This space was complete bliss!
At the front of the villa, there was a huge terrace with giant sofas to lounge on and a hammock.
Breakfast, which is included in the room rate, is served right next to the rice paddies in the delightful restaurant, or it can be served in your room. The menu changes daily and guests have the option to choose between a number of choices each day. Your orders are taken the previous evening so everything can be prepared for the next morning.
The resort’s team serve up food all day long poolside and I highly recommend the satay chicken! You’ll also be offered daily afternoon tea wherever you’d like to take it, so of course we opted poolside.
Yoga, Spa and Wellness
Kalapa Resort has a really wonderful wellness offering and this theme runs through every element of your stay.
From a truly calming and secluded location among the rice paddies, to the two serene and peaceful pools. Just being at the resort is soothing for the senses, but they also offer daily complimentary yoga. Each day is a different type of flow or practice with a local qualified yoga instructor. You can find out more about their yoga offering here.
The resort’s spa treatments can be offered in villa or in the spa centre at the heart of the property and range from reflexology or a coconut scrub to a volcanic body mask. Not to mention the signature Balinese massages – possibly my favourite massage technique in the world.
I opted for a one hour Balinese massage, which was a really deep stimulation of my muscles. I walked out like I was gliding on air, feeling undoubtedly the most relaxed and rejuvenated I have in a long time.
There are also a number of places to sit back and relax with a book and with so few villas, you can be sure that you can find a quiet spot to make yours.
Hotels and villas in Bali have some of the most beautiful pools in the world, and Kalapa Resort is no exception.
Kalapa offers two pools, the first nearer the first few villas with a covered canopy seating area and a handful of sun loungers.
The second pool is bordered on one side by rice paddies, with tropical foliage surrounding the others.
Giant sunbed loungers and umbrellas make for another gorgeous spot, with the only noise being friendly chirping birds.
Kalapa Resort & Spa Canggu Bali Review
Overall, Kalapa Resort & Spa was a fabulous spot to stay at as a base for exploring the area – it is definitely one of the best hotels in Canggu to stay in. Tucked away from the busy streets and scooter carnage, Kalapa Resort offers a true retreat with charming local hospitality.
The resort itself is simple and calm, and I could have easily whiled away a week here, simply reading, eating, snoozing and swimming!
I hope this post has been useful for anyone visiting Bali and who is looking for a beautiful serene hotel to stay in Canggu. Book your stay at Kalapa Resort & Spa in Canggu here!
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If you’re looking for more useful guides to Bali, please do check out my post on the best vegan and plant-based cafes in Bali, as well the best temples to visit. I’ve also written blog posts on the best beach clubs in Bali, as well as my personal favourite, Sundays Beach Club in Bali.
Disclaimer: This visit to Canggu, Bali was entirely paid for by myself. There was no involvement from the tourism board or the hotel. This is an independent guide
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