The island of Bali has enticed many expats to retirement overseas. And, for quite some time, the towns of Sanur, Legian, and Seminyak have been popular choices. But just up the coastline is Canggu and its quickly growing in popularity.
Canggu, pronounced changoo, is a village located only 9 miles north of the more well-known party resort, Kuta. The western coastal stretch spans about five miles, running from Berawa beach to the village of Cemagi.
While Canggu is known as the new hotspot in Bali, the population hovers around 40,000. Old-time Bali still exists and appears to be prospering, with locals, tourists and expats, a mix of old and new all merging well.
As a potential retirement location, Canggu offers a laidback lifestyle, close enough to the bigger town amenities without the hustle and bustle. The international airport is only a one-hour drive away and popular Seminyak only 15 minutes.
A furnished villa, located in a quiet area and close to one of the beaches, can be rented from $780 a month. Some even come with rice-paddy views and youre only minutes away from restaurants and cafs.
A couple can rent and live well in Canggu for about $1,266 per month.