Albie Alexander

Kalapa Resort and Spa

Canggu, Bali

by: Albie Alexander

  • Why

    A great escape

  • When

    November

  • Who

    My best friend and I

Highs + Lows

  • The most striking thing about Kalapa is this feeling of being a million miles away from everything. As you drive down a bumpy narrow road and through the wooden gates, you will instantly know that you have arrived at a very special place.

  • Outdoor showers are quite common around Bali and Kalapa is no exception. The bathroom of the house we stayed in had no roof and showering in the evening under the stars felt like a daily meditation. Prefer a bath? Kalapa had one of the deepest baths I’ve ever encountered made completely from stone. Understated luxury at its best.

  • The houses are very comfortable and feel lived in so you instantly feel like you are at home. One of my favorite touches was the traditional Balinese straw hats and fans that were placed in the wardrobe to take down to the pool with you.

  • There are two pools at Kalapa and both are beautiful in their own unique way, but my favorite is the pool at the top of the property overlooking the rice fields. Throughout the day you will bear witness to farmers passing through the fields warding off bad spirits using tall bamboo poles to the soft soundtrack of wooden of wind chimes placed throughout.

  • Everyone who works at Kalapa is so warm and friendly, literally the most lovely people ever. The service at times was a little spotty but nothing major at all and I think some of it was due to being a bit lost in translation.

  • I stayed four nights here and could have stayed much longer so don’t make the same mistake I did - stay longer! Kalapa is worth it.

: 44/50
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Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique hotel hidden in the lush rice fields of Canggu.

  • Vibe

    An enchanted oasis that feels like you are nestled in the arms of Mother Earth herself.

  • Location

    A few miles north of the small coastal village of Canggu, which is literally the Brooklyn of Bali.

  • Rooms

    8 houses designed in traditional Javanese style.

  • Music

    Nope, just the beautiful sounds of tranquility and nature.

  • Year Opened

    2014

  • Designed By

    There is no mention of a specific designer, but walking across the entire property is like going on a magical voyage into the gorgeousness of Javanese style and elegance.

  • Pool/Gym

    Two beautiful pools that feel like you are literally swimming in healing water. Take a dip and wash all your worries away.

  • Restaurant

    Kalapa has a restaurant serving yummy and fresh Asian food, perfect for lunch by the pool. Breakfast is included and the wonderful staff (who greet you every day with the warmest smiles) drop it off at your veranda every morning.

  • Bar

    Yes, they serve fun cocktails at the poolside bar. Order a margarita, sit on the huge beds and take in the stunning scenery that will simply take your breath away.

  • Minibar

    Simple treats and drinks.

  • Wifi

    A bit spotty but who cares? Leave your phone in the room and turn off from the world.

  • Children

    This is definitely a place you want to come with your significant other or best mate, maybe leave the kids at home!

  • Price

    Affordable luxury.

In the Area

A popular surfer spot on Jalan Batu Bolong in Canggu and serves up some of the healthiest breakfast and incredible smoothies.

Go to Crate Café

Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.64, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

A popular surfer spot on Jalan Batu Bolong in Canggu and serves up some of the healthiest breakfast and incredible smoothies.

You can’t visit Bali without a spot of yoga so make sure you stop by Desa Seni in Canggu. Classes take place in a beautiful setting and following you can enjoy a cup of complimentary tea in the beautiful grounds of the property.

Step on your mat

Jl. Subak Sari No.13, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

You can’t visit Bali without a spot of yoga so make sure you stop by Desa Seni in Canggu. Classes take place in a beautiful setting and following you can enjoy a cup of complimentary tea in the beautiful grounds of the property.

Located in Seminyak, Kaum is Potato Head’s new restaurant and serves up some of the best food I had in Indonesia. The interiors are gorgeous and show off the traditional craftsmanship of Indonesia, and the food is out of this world. It’s on the expensive side but you deserve to treat yourself sometimes, don’t you?

Indulge at Potato Head's New Restaurant

Jalan Petitenget No. 51B, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Located in Seminyak, Kaum is Potato Head’s new restaurant and serves up some of the best food I had in Indonesia. The interiors are gorgeous and show off the traditional craftsmanship of Indonesia, and the food is out of this world. It’s on the expensive side but you deserve to treat yourself sometimes, don’t you?

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Kalapa Resort and Spa

Jalan Raya Uma Buluh No.14, Canggu, Tibubeneng, Badung, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

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