Shakti Stays: Vassani Stay


I couldn't have asked for a more perfect location than Vassani Stay for exploring Canggu. Everything I needed was within walking distance; from the healthy cafes to the yoga studios, the boutique stores to the tattoo parlour. It definitely hit the top of my list of places to stay in the Luxe Yogi's Guide to Canggu. But the location was the icing on the cake. The place was immaculately clean, stylishly decorated and featured all the thoughtful touches that a nomad needs - universal power points in convenient locations in the room, a tea and coffee making station right outside the room (with stylish coffee mugs and wooden spoons!), pool towels, a writing desk, coat hangers and shelves, a mini fridge and water jug for cool water top-ups... these may seem like insignificant details but trust me, as a frequent traveller, going without these basics can be super frustrating! I was delighted to find nothing was missing at Vassani - in fact, not only was my every need pre-empted and provided for, it was done in a super-stylish way. No boring cushion covers, ugly power adaptors and daggy coffee mugs in sight!

The pool area, is of course, simply divine and you're likely to have it all to yourself much of the time, since Vassani is perfectly petite. With just a handful of rooms, sightings of other guests are rare, and the whole place is blissfully quiet and private. I think it attracts the low-key kind of guest. In the same building, you'll be delighted to find Gypsy Kitchen & Bar serving up some delicious food and great coffees, so you need not go far to get your morning pre-yoga caffeine fix.


The Practice Yoga studio is a short walk past some of Canggu's best boutique shops (I dare you not to buy a bikini or a cute top on your way to the studio!) and Samadi isn't too far either - both studios have an incredible line-up of Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and other classes. But, if you prefer to practice solo (sometimes this is really the best for me when I'm travelling and tired!) there is actually room to roll out your yoga mat on the cool, polished concrete beside the bed.

Nearby, don't miss The Avocado Factory, The Shady Shack, The Loft, Pizza Fabbrica and Café Organic. All have amazing options for plant-loving foodies! For more on the seemingly limitless things for a luxe yogi to do and eat in Canggu, read my ultimate travel guide here.

Take me there...

Vassani Stay
Jl. Munduk Catu #1, Badung, Bali