Canggu Beach bars are a rupiah a dozen; the shorelines stacked with infinity pools, DJ booths and technicoloured bean bags. If you are in the market for something special for your Canggu vacay, step beyond the same-same, and into the newly launched Morabito Beach; an opulent and breathtakingly beachfront property occupying a wide stretch of the Berawa shore. One of the island’s best kept secrets, Morabito Art Villa was a private residence that recently opened its doors to the public, welcoming sunbathers in for a day of French-Mediterranean food, fine wine and ocean breezes.
The Morabito property is the brainchild of French visionary Pascal Morabito; designer of French perfume, fine leather goods and luxe luggage. Like something straight out of the pages of Vogue Living, Morabito Art Villa is an architectural marvel; an eccentric and artsy mansion fronting a sprawling oceanfront lawn. The playground to Bali’s gliteratti, it has been host to some of the island’s most noteworthy weddings, parties and notable guests. Damien Hirst even has a room themed in his honour.
If you have an appetite for a little luxury and opulence, might we suggest a day on the lawn at Morabito Beach. Live out your wildest champagne wishes and caviar dreams, dining on fresh grilled lobster and sipping on bespoke signature Morabito cocktails before a siesta under the shade of the palm trees.
The restaurant is open for breakfast from early in the morning, until late in the evening for dinner under the stars. Work your way through their degustation, featuring the crème de la crème of French-Mediterranean cuisine, or select your favourites a la carte (our faves? The Gratin Dauphinois, Tarte Provençale, Salad Nicoise, and the Spaghetti Vongole).
Morabito Beach also offer pool day passes for only 150,000IDR, giving guests access to the main pool, sun lounges, and beach front rock pools – a magnificent spot for a sunset vino. Cheers!