Hidden away on the coastal boundary of southwest Bali’s greenbelt in the village of Pererenan, near Canggu, Hacienda is surrounded by rural culture, yet it is only a short saunter along the sands to the lively Echo Beach, complete with the sensational Sea Sentosa complex and a wide choice of funky boutiques, delis, cafes and international restaurants.

One kilometre further and you’ll be in the heart of Canggu, which is fast evolving into Bali’s hippest beachside scene. Here, you can enjoy a laidback vibe and a plethora of activities: eateries serving healthy cuisine and freshly squeezed juices, coffee shops and burger joints, seafood cafes, cool bars and vibrant live music venues, a dance school, surf schools and yoga studios, a chocolate shop, two sports centres, copious spas and beauty lounges, supermarkets and some super chic beachwear boutiques.