Cocooned within tropical gardens, alongside a river and lush green paddy fields, Plataran Canggu Bali Resort & Spa is an oasis of amazing peace and tranquility – a secret hideaway disturbed only by the twitter of birdsong and the crickets’ hum. A delightful piece of forgotten Bali and authentic Balinese village life that lies just steps from the main street of Canggu, yet feels far removed from the madding crowd.
Plataran Canggu’s landscape, designed in the form of a labyrinth, is the legacy of the late renowned landscape architect – Made Wijaya This unique structure allows guests to wander off and explore the ultimate privacy and serenity of the resort.
MAKING BALINESE SAMBAL
This exclusive cooking class from Plataran Canggu introduces you to one of Bali’s most iconic culinary creations: sambal. For lovers of spice, there can be no better experience than sampling the many and varied hot sauces, chutneys and marinades for which the island is famous.
MAKING LAKLAK (BALINESE PANCAKE)
Try your hand at making this delicious local specialty. Made from rice flour and sugar mixed with suji or masak leaves, lak lak pancakes are a simple yet irresistible treat, served with shredded coconut and liberal helpings of palm sugar.
Every Tuesday & Friday 11:00-12:00
Lawar is made from a mixture of fresh vegetables, coconut and minced meat, blended with a fragrant array of local herbs and spices. Learn to make it yourself, and take the recipe home to share with your loved ones.
Every Friday 15:00-17:00
Roll up your sleeves to craft your very own Jamu; a traditional herbal medicine made from natural ingredients such as roots, leaves, bark and fruits. Secret tips will be shared for you to take back home and try.
Every Wednesday 11:00-12:00
Gebogan are the towering offerings of flowers and fruit that Balinese women carry to temples on their heads; a spectacular, colorful sight that’s quintessentially Balinese. This exclusive cultural encounter from Plataran Canggu teaches you how these intricate offerings are made, while also revealing their complex cultural significance.
Every Monday 17:00-18:00
Looking for a little fun on a Monday? Join us in the Plataran at Canggu Restaurant, where we’ll be mixing up a cheeky array of cocktails using authentic local arak; an iconic local tipple that’s sure to get the party started!
Every Monday 16:00-18:00
Dress up as a Balinese royal, combining
authentic local costumes with the elegant
backdrop of Plataran Canggu; the perfect setting
and dress for an unforgettable photo opportunity.
Our house photographer will be on hand to
capture the moment of magic for you to take
home and treasure.
Every Wednesday 16:00-18:00
Canang Sari are the delicate little packages of
offerings you see in doorways, on shrines and in
the streets throughout Bali. This unique encounter
teaches you about the mystic significance of each
component part of the canang, and gives you an
insight into the skill and devotion required for
MEETING WITH GOD
Every Saturday 08:00-09:00
Early on Saturday morning, as the sun rises, join a local priest on his tour of the grounds at Plataran Canggu to see how the Balinese worship, and take a step closer to the island’s soul.
Plataran Canggu invites you to join us at Bale Banjar for daily gamelan lessons. This iconic, complex and captivating music is synonymous with Bali, offering a glimpse into the unique artistry and skill for which the islanders are rightly famed.
Every Thursday 15:00-17:00
Balinese dance combines grace, beauty and extremely high levels of technical skill, honed through years of practice and dedication. Develop your understanding and appreciation of this unique art form by trying it for yourself, every Thursday from 3-5pm in front of Plataran at Canggu Restaurant.
With golden tropical sunshine painting a panorama of rice fields, swaying palms and white sandy beaches, the road beckons for early risers to explore. The best way to discover the island’s gems in the golden hour is by bicycle; set off on
a Morning Cycling encounter with Plataran, and find your own heavenly corner of the Island of the Gods.