If you want to learn surfing in Bali, I think this is the place to be. It is not too busy, one of the cheaper places and it is just really nice. I ended up not surfing here, but I did the other thing that Bali is famous for which is Yoga. I was just in a state of mind at the time that anything with too much action didn’t quite feel right, so I spent my days sleeping in, hanging out on the beach, reading and doing yoga. It was amazing.
First I was staying at ‘The Temple’ which was lovely, a great budget hostel with very nice staff and usually a nice group of people hanging out at the porch.
Once my wish to have a more calm time got stronger I moved into the Serenity Guesthouse. They have one really nice dorm and a bunch of private rooms, a pool, they offer yoga and breakfast was included. The atmosphere is really super quite, so don’t expect any partying when you come here.
After I had spent a bit over a week in Canggu I felt like it was time for a change of scenery. Uluwatu in the south of Bali is another surfer hot spot.