Hotel Tugu Bali
Canggu Beach, Bali,
Those that travel thousands of miles to Bali for a peek into traditional Indonesian culture will love the 21-cottage Hotel Tugu, in the quaint fishing village of Canguu, on a peaceful beach on Bali’s southwestern coast. In reference to the hotel name (Tugu translates to monument), a mythical statue of Garuda greets guests as they enter the pitched-roof hotel lobby; throughout the colorful hotel, more than 1,000 antiques are on display. It’s a Javanese immersion experience: guests learn the intricacies of traditional Balinese flower arranging, whip up traditional Indonesian dishes at the onsite cooking school, and unwind with a mantra massage and spiritual blessing in the open-air thatched roof spa casita.