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Canggu : Travel Guide, with Info on Nightlife, What to See & Covid-19 Report South Bali

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Canggu

Canggu is a beach area in South Bali, north of Seminyak and south of Tanah Lot.

Understand

Canggu has a very long black sand beach

Canggu proper is a small village on the beach about 20 minutes north of Seminyak, half way to Tanah Lot. Canggu is widely used though to refer to a large coastal stretch of about 8 km, running north from the village of Berawa (just north of Seminyak) to the village of Cemagi (just south of Tanah Lot) taking in Echo BeachSeseh and Pererenan along the way.

It is still a largely rural area away from the beaches, but is being developed fast.

The beaches have dark grey or black sand and are not particularly good for swimming, but do offer some famous and challenging surfing spots.

Nelayan Beach (Fisherman Beach) is where you can still get fresh fish, lobsters, prawns etc every early morning. Five minutes walk between Berawa Beach and Batu Bolong Beach.

The area is popular with many expatriates who choose to live here, and a large number of the villas owned by overseas nationals are located here. Much of the area features quietly undulating terrain with the rice paddies that typify much of south central Bali.

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Get in

Taxis can be hard to find in this area and most travel tends to be by private car or motorcycle. Consider booking accommodation with a complimentary airport pickup as this is the easiest way to get to Canggu.

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  • Putu’s Canggu Taxi Private driver

Sightseeing in Canggu

Sunset over Canggu Beach
  • Very pastoral, Canggu offers a chance to observe the daily rhythms of Balinese village life.
  • Check out the sunset from your perch on a surfboard.
  • Black sand beaches. Amongst the better beaches in this area are Berawa, Echo Beach and Pererenan.

What to do in Canggu

  • The nearby Nirwana Bali Golf Course Tanah Lot. Designed by Greg Norman and is constantly voted one of the best golf courses in Asia; it is situated beside the dramatic, waved-lashed sea temple of Tanah Lot just to the north.
  • Various activities are offered at the Canggu Club. Bali’s first (and only) country club.
  • Casa Day Spa & deliveryJl Raya Canggu 58A (in between Berawa and Batu Bolong Intersection), . 12noon-8PMSpa treatment Rp 40,000-225,000.
  • Yoga Classes (Serenity Yoga Canggu Bali), Jl Nelayan, Br (On the way to Batu Bolong Beach), . 7am-10pmBeginner, intermediate and advanced yoga classes. No reservation required, bring towel. Rp100,000.

Where to eat in Canggu

  • OM Beach Lounge Restaurant (opposite Hotel Tugu), . 8AM-11PMInternational style food in a large bamboo construction, nice sunset views. Organic market on Sundays, child friendly environment.

Budget

  • DukuhJl Canggu Club 31, Berawa (directly between the Canggu Club and Berawa Beach). Good value restaurant in a convenient location with nice rice field views. Mains around Rp 30,000.
  • Alkaline RestaurantJl Nelayan, Br Canggu (On the way to Batu Bolong Beach), . 10am-10pmVegan Raw Western Indonesian Cafe and Juice bar. Offers healthy snacks and meals 10k-60k.

Mid-range

  • People’sJl Batu Bolong No 56C (right in front of Deus), . noon-1amRecently opened. Probably the best sushis and tapas in Canggu. Nice selection of cocktails and gorgoous view over the rice paddy. Live jazz band every Saturday. Most mains Rp 25,000-60,000.
  • The Beach HouseJl Pura Batu Mejan (at Echo Beach), . 7:30AM-midnightPopular with local expats and visitors. Sunset views and a variety of eating areas. Tables spill out onto a beach side area, live music, seafood barbecues. Most mains Rp 25,000-50,000.
  • Cafe LemongrassJl Canggu, . Dine in or takeaway Thai food.
  • Sukerti’s Garden RestaurantJl Pantai Berawa (next to Legong Keraton Hotel), . 7AM-11PMA garden restaurant in the Pantai Berawa Area close to the surf spot. Western and Asian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free WiFi, surfer shower and a garden. From Rp 20,000.

Drink

There is no real bar culture in Canggu, but the trendy designer bars of Seminyak are only a 20-25 minute drive away.

Where to stay in Canggu

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under US $50
Mid-range US $50-130
Splurge Over US $130

There are a variety of small hotels and bungalow collections in this area. The most prevalent form of travel accommodation though is a seemingly never ending supply of private villas.

Room occupancy rate of classified hotel in Bali is decreasing since 2013 and in 2016 the room occupancy rate is less than 54 percent, a significant drop by about 4.5 percent from 2015. Experts predict that in 2017 and next, hotels oversupply will be more severe due to mass development of big hotels with more than a hundred rooms each. Many hotels give big discount, including 5, 4 and 3 stars hotels, make 2 stars hotels and below maybe collapse. It is difficult to differentiate between Budget and Mid-range hotel as usual based on stars, so a usual 4 or 3 stars mid-range hotel may be nowadays will be a budget hotel. Canggu is far from Kuta Beach, has many hotels with spacious room and large garden an usually have lower rate than in Kuta, Legian and Seminyak.

The prices are stated below are normal price, except if it stated as discount price.

Hotels Canggu: Rating

Hotel Stars Discount Price per night, from Choose dates

Amar Boutique Hotel

-6%

107100

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Villa Four Elements

-12%

149131

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Theanna Eco Villa and Spa

★★★★★

-58%

12251

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Villa Istana Putih by Nakula

★★★★

-8%

349321

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Aradhana Villas by Ekosistem

★★★★★

-9%

6862

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THE HAVEN SUITES Bali Berawa

★★★★★

-46%

9451

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COMO Uma Canggu

★★★★★

-11%

173154

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Villa Avalon

★★★★★

-11%

275244

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Lebak Bali Residence

★★★

-28%

3424

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Echo Beach Villa and Apartment

-14%

7766

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Hotel Tugu Bali

★★★★★

-26%

147108

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Villa Nelayan by Nakula

★★★★★

-8%

388357

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OYO 636 Apartmen Kak Okoh

★★

-12%

1614

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FRii Bali Echo Beach

★★★

-47%

3317

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Lv8 Resort Hotel

★★★★★

-6%

5148

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Fare ti'i Villas Parerenan by Premier Hospitality Asia

-8%

2826

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Puri Canggu Villas & Rooms

★★★★

-29%

2316

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Koa D Surfer Hotel

★★★

-31%

1812

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Kalapa Boutique Resort & Yoga

★★★★

-6%

5855

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The Rinaya Canggu

★★★

-17%

2017

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Budget

  • The Chill HouseJl Kubu Manyar 22, Br Pipitan, . Surf retreat. Weekly packages include meals and accommodation. Surfing lessons, yoga, massages and temple trips can all be added to your package.
  • e-homestay CangguJl Pantai Pererenan (300 m from Pererenan Beach), . A home stay with sea and rice field view. 1 minute walk to the surf beach at Pererenan. Rp250,000.
  • The Raja Ombak Surfers Resort (Stormrider-Surfcamp Bali), Jl Subak Pangi, Pererenan, . A surfers resort. Weekly packages include breakfast, accommodation and surf-guiding. Yoga, massages and temple trips can be organised. From US $40.
  • Serenity Eco GuesthouseJl Nelayan, Br Canggu (On the way to Batu Bolong Beach), . Check-in: 2pm, check-out: 1pmfamily guesthouse, yoga, eco friendly. 150 meters from Canggu beach US$30.

Mid-range

  • Rumah Wayan (Wayan’s House), Jl Pantai Batu Bolong 48X/45 (surf area of Canggu), . Check-in: 12PM, check-out: 11AMTropical house, arranged in a traditional Balinese style of architecture. US $60.
  • Creative Boutique HotelJl Nelayan 300 (about 900 m from the beach), . Check-in: 1PM, check-out: 11AMA boutique hotel. US $52.
  • Legong keraton Beach HotelJl. Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Bali, . beachfront hotel, tropical garden, modern Balinese resort style From $ 60.

Splurge

  • Desa SeniJl Kayu Putih 13, Pantai Berawa, . Each room in this self-styled “village” is situated in an antique house, with a newly refurbished interior. Saltwater pool, spa, a restaurant with many organic and vegetarian options, and yoga classes twice daily. From US $150.
  • Hotel Tugu BaliJl Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, . Beach-side hotel with good service and numerous dining and spa options. Contains many Indonesian antiques and beautiful relics. Worth a visit just for the antiques and restaurant. From about US $300.
  • The Double View Mansions Bali (DVM), Jl. Babadan No.200, Pererenan, Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351 (Pantai Lim Pererenan Canggu), . 40 luxury large apartment and penthouse residences ocean view, hotel room service pool and restaurant, gym, spa. 200 mt from the beach. IDR 1.200.000 see Monthly Promo.

Private villas

  • Villa East IndiesJalan Pura Gede Batur, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:006-bedroom villa with stunning views of rice terraces and extensive collection of Indonesian antiques. From US $425~1225/night.
  • The Grove VillasJalan Kelecung UmalasCheck-in: 2PM, check-out: 12noonFrom US $145-355 per night.
  • Villa AsmaraCemagiBalinese architecture with modern facilities. Large swimming pool, games room, shared tennis court, 4 bedrooms. Fully staffed villa ideal for families. From US $450.
  • Villa Echo BeachJl. Batu Mejan, Gg Echo, . Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 12PM2, 3 and 4 bedroom private pool villas only 250 m to the beach From US $120.
  • Villa UmalasJalan Umalas I, UmalasCheck-in: 2PM, check-out: 12noon2-bedroom villa from US $155 per villa per night.
  • Ametis VillaJl Pantai Batu Bolong, , fax+62 361 773800Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noonFrom US $475.
  • Anyar EstateJl Bumbak Dauh, Umalas (off Jl Bumbak), . 5 private villas, 2, 3 or 4 bedroom villas each with its own pool, 24 hr security, concierge, and room service. From US $250.
  • Villa Maridadi5 bedroom beachfront home between rice fields and the ocean in the traditional village of Cemagi, Fully staffed, 20 m swimming pool, tennis court and games room. From USD 895.
  • Komea VillaJl. Subak Sari No. 7, Br. Tegal Gundul, Ds. Tibu Beneng, . 1-2 bedroom villa, all fitted with private swimming pool, elegant living space and lush tropical landscape. From US $170.
  • Nilofaur VillaLarge private villa built in 2007. Good location. 17 m swimming pool and fully equipped gym. The Buwit River borders the gardens. 5 bedrooms, private pool and garden. Fully staffed including private cook and maids. US $700-1,000.
  • Pure Villa BaliJl. Aseman Bagus, . 6-bedroom villa. US$ 1,400 / night.
  • Simona Oasis and Spa5 bedroom villa with 1,000² m private spa on a spur of land at the confluence of two rivers. Walking distance from the beach. Fully staffed, car and driver included. From US $925.
  • Uma Di BejiAccessed via its own 150 m driveway and bridge. 5 bedroom villa in a secluded rice field location. Various buildings, all with traditional Balinese alang-alang (thatched) roofs, frame the gardens and the large suites of the house. The mature garden and numerous water features lead down to a large lava rock swimming pool. US $850-1,250.
  • Villa Avalon BaliJl. Pura Kayu Putih, . 1, 2, 4 and 7 bedroom villa with private pool. US $225~1450/night.
  • Villa Ira Bali (in the Pantai Berawa Estate). 5 bedrooms villa. Sunset views over the Indian Ocean. From US $1,200.
  • Villa Kavya (next to the Canggu Club), . Modern 4 bedroom villa with TV room, pool and lush garden. Comes fully staffed and includes cook and security. US $600.
  • Villa Mako3 bedroom retreat with swimming pool and large garden. Single-storey villa is neo-colonial in style, similar to the Dutch guesthouses in Java, characterised by louvred shutters, old teak doors and high wooden ceilings built of old timbers. The villa is fully staffed and has a private swimming pool. US $370-490.
  • Villa MenariJl Brick lane (just off Jl Bumbak), . Private villa in the rice paddies. The villa comes with car, driver and personal chef. From US $400..
  • Villa Pangi Gita (turn down Jl Pantai Pererenan, off Jl Raya Canggu). 3 bedroom villa with traditional-style living and sleeping pavilions, tropical gardens and fish ponds. From US $450.
  • Villa Puri BawanaJl Raya Semer no 883, Semer, . 5 bedroom villa, with 30 m swimming pool, 7,000² m of gardens surrounded by rice fields and within walking distance of the beach. Guests have access to the sporting and social facilities at the nearby Canggu Club. from US $1,025.
  • Villa Sungai Tinggi (beachfront, Jl Pererenan). 4 bedroom villa (with two studies convertible into extra bedrooms), 100 m of private beach frontage, lush tropical landscape and bordering rice fields. Fully staffed, 18 m swimming pool. The villa combines traditional materials with local artifacts. From US $875.

Go next

  • The bright lights, shopping centres and nightlife of Seminyak are just 25 minutes away.
  • The temple of Tanah Lot, famed for its sunsets, and the Nirwana golf course is 20 minutes away by car.

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Denpasar : Travel Guide, with Info on Nightlife, What to See & Covid-19 Report South Bali

Wolfgang Holzem

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Denpasar is the largest city and capital of the island of Bali, Indonesia. It is located in South Bali.

Understand

Denpasar is a bustling, multi-cultural city and although it can seem a little intimidating the first time you visit, just do not believe those travel guides which say it has nothing to offer.

Denpasar is bristling with temples, palaces and museums and its occupants are outstandingly friendly. You will be off the beaten tourist track here, so bring lots of time for a chat with the locals and a decent map of town. You can see many of the main sights comfortably on foot.

This is also a notable shopping city with options to please even the most jaded of world shoppers.

Denpasar is the seat of government in Bali and is therefore home to the provincial governor’s office as well as the administration of the Regency of Badung.

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Tourist Information Office

Jalan Surapati 6, Denpasar. ☎ +62 361 234569. 8AM-4PM. A source of information for current events in the city and for picking up a free map.

Get in

By road

Denpasar is centrally located and easily reached by car or taxi from the main tourist regions of south Bali. A trip from KutaLegian and Seminyak will take 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic. Sanur is just 15 minutes to the east and Ubud about 30 minutes to the north.  Tabanan is about 40 minutes to the northwest.

A pre-paid taxi from the airport will cost between Rp 70,000-100,000, depending on exactly where in Denpasar you are heading to.

By bus

The main bus terminal of Denpasar is Mengwi. The former bus terminal is Ubung, which is now only a bemo terminal.

Most buses to and from Java depart from here.

  • To and from Surabaya, Java: expect to pay Rp 175.000 – Rp 200.000 by eksekutif night bus depend on the bus operator (famous: restu, wisata Komodo), including the ferry trip between Banyuwangi and Gilimanuk, mineral water and a meal. Buses arrive in the Bungurasih bus terminal in Surabaya. Depart everyday 7PM, duration 10 hr.
  • Other services operate to and from most big cities in Java, including Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bandung and Semarang.
  • For high season idul fitri and new year allowing extra Rp 50.000 – Rp 100.000 per ride per person

By bemo

The bemo centre of Bali is Ubung. Inconveniently, bemo terminals are scattered all around town, and transfers between them can be time and money consuming. The major ones are:

  • Batubulan, 6 km northeast, for points central and east: (Besakih, Candidasa, Kintamani, Klungkung, Padang Bai, Ubud).
  • Tegal, to the west, for southern Bali: (KutaLegian,JimbaranNusa DuaSanurBukit Peninsula).
  • Ubung, to the north, for points north and west: (Gilimanuk, Negara, Singaraja, Tabanan).

Always ask a local for the normal price before getting in or expect to be charged a price up to ten times what it should be.

Don’t forget that a bemo departs when it wants (usually when it is “full enough”), which can sometimes require a lengthy wait, except in the early morning, where they are rather frequent. In any case, you won’t find any bemo after 4PM.

Travel by train to Denpasar

There is no train station in Denpasar, since there are actually no trains in Bali. But a travel agency in the Ubung bus terminal has an agreement with Kerata Api, the Indonesian train company.

You can buy so-called “train tickets” to and from Surabaya, including a bus (air-conditioned) to Banyuwangi, and the ferry between Gilimanuk and Banyuwangi, and then a train from Banyuwangi to Surabaya.

Price: Low season Business: Rp190.000 – Rp 235.000 Executive: Rp 240.000 – Rp 290.000

high season (eid fitri and new year) Business: Rp 255.000 – Rp 300.000 Executive: Rp 310.00- Rp 360.000

Business: air conditioning, seat can not be reclined, less leg space Executive: air conditioning​, seat can be reclined, more leg space, have leg rest

Those prices include a commission to the travel agency.

There are two services in each direction, each day:

  • 22:00 from Surabaya arrival 04:15 in Banyuwangi, arrival approx 11.30 noon in Denpasar.
  • 14:45 from Denpasar, train departing 22:00 from Banyuwangi, arrival 04:17 in Surabaya.

Get around

Denpasar can be a bit steamy and the traffic pollution a worry, but the centre of this city does lend itself to getting around on foot and walking is recommended.

By taxi

Taxis are widely available for hailing. If you have a group of people, you may want to negotiate a bemo (small van) for a set rate to your destination. Remember that pricing is negotiable. Indonesians are great people, however, they won’t think twice about overcharging you if they can.

By bemo

Bemo routes in Denpasar are extremely complicated. In addition to the three terminals described in the section above which operate longer distance bemos, there are three more which handle the local routes (as do the long distance terminals!) – Gunung Agung, Sanglah and Kereneng. Unless you are very patient and somewhat adventurous, bemo transport within Denpasar is best left to the locals to figure out. As a rule of thumb though most routes in the city seem to come through Kereneng Terminal on Jalan Kamboja at some stage.

To go from one bemo terminal to another within the city, the fixed price is Rp 7,000 although non-Indonesians may be asked to pay much more. A taxi can work out cheaper, is certainly faster and is indescribably more comfortable.

By motorbike

As elsewhere in Bali, motorbikes can be rented, although it is more normal for a visitor to arrive with a bike rather than rent one here.

What to see and do

When visiting any of the temples in Denpasar, remember to bring a sarong and sash with you. These temples receive relatively few foreign visitors and are unlikely to have temple dress available for hire or loan.

  • Alun-Alun Puputan (Puputan Square), Jl Gajah Mada/Jl SupratiThe huge four-faced, eight-armed Catur Mukha statue is situated here at the centre point of the city. Representing the Lord Brahma and it serves as a guardian of each cardinal point. The square is a key point of orientation for the whole city. If you get lost, find your way back here and all will be clear.
  • Bali Museum (Museum Negeri Propinsi Bali), Jl Mayor Wisnu (eastern side of the Alun-Alun Puputan), . Sa-Th 08:00-15:30, F 08:00-11:00A much under-patronised place by visitors which offers an informative introduction to all things Balinese, both historical and modern-day. Originally opened in 1910, the building was brought down in the 1917 earthquake and languished until 1932 when resident German artist Walter Spies sparked a major revival. The grounds and architecture are quite charming, and the museum is housed in four separate pavilions. The main pavilion has a great collection including ancient stone, bronze and wooden artifact. The southern pavilion houses many textiles, the northern pavilion concentrates on the history of Balinese performance art, and the central pavilion is devoted to Balinese Hinduism and ritual. If this place was in Kuta or Nusa Dua it would be swamped with tourists. Rp 11,000.

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  • Lapangan Puputan Margarana (Puputan Park), Jl Raya PuputanThis rather grandiose park is home to the huge Bajra Sandhi monument (literally Balinese Peoples Struggle). The design of the grey stone monument symbolises the date of Indonesian independence, August 17th 1945. There are eight entrances, 17 corners and the height is 45 m. The monument is most significant though for its commemoration of the various puputans (suicidal fight to the death) of the Balinese in the struggle against the Dutch in the early 20th century. At the northern edge of the park you will find the governor’s office and other government buildings.
  • Palace of Satria and the Royal TemplesJl Veteren (about 300 metres north of Alun-Alun Puputan). 08:00-16:00 dailyThe palace and temple of the royal family of Denpasar which is beautifully kept. It is open to all residents of Denpasar for worship. Some wonderfully ornate carvings, even by Balinese standards. Donation.
  • Pura Agung Jagatnata (Jagatnata Temple) (Adjacent to the northern boundary of the Bali Museum). A state temple which was built in 1953. Dedicated to the supreme being Sanghyang Widi Wasa, this temple is open to all worshipers without any restriction as it is a government building and not a village temple. There are large ceremonies here twice a month at full moon and dark moon. Ask at the tourist office for a detailed schedule.

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Seminyak : Travel Guide, with Info on Nightlife, What to See & Covid-19 Report South Bali

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Seminyak is a beach town in South Bali north of Legian and Kuta.

Understand

The next town north of Legian, Seminyak is more upmarket with mostly luxury accommodation and fashionable high-end restaurants and bars. The atmosphere is much more sophisticated and laid-back than Kuta, and the beach in particular is quieter during the day. Seminyak is also the high end spa and boutique shopping capital of Bali.

Nowhere is the upscaling of Bali in recent years more obvious than here.

It is hard to imagine that only ten years ago this was a distinctly separate village, and something of a backwater. Development has occurred at an astonishing pace, and as well as absorbing all green space which formerly separated Seminyak from Legian, it is now almost impossible to determine where Seminyak ends and the nearby villages of PetitengetUmalas and Kerobokan begin. This certainly has its downside, and the whole district has become very congested.

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Get in

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By car

Seminyak is part of the main west coast conurbation in South Bali and it can get very congested with traffic. There are two main routes in.

From Kuta and Legian, Jalan Legian runs parallel with the beach and at its western limit, becomes Jalan Seminyak.

If at all possible try to avoid this road though, and take instead the eastern bypass called Jalan Sunset.

This is almost invariably the quicker route from Kuta and Legian into Seminyak, although it is actually further in distance.

A prepaid taxi from the airport to Seminyak costs a fixed Rp 60,000. Trips to or from Kuta cost around Rp 30,000 and from Legian about Rp 15,000.

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Get around

The streets of Seminyak are increasingly jammed, with Jalan Laksmana being a particular black-spot. Your best options here are to walk or rent a motorcycle/bicycle.

A number of roads in Seminyak have alternative names. Whilst this issue is not exclusive to Seminyak, it does seem to happen here more than anywhere else in Bali. There follows a list of road names with the most popular given first and the alternatives afterwards in brackets.

  • Jalan Arjuna (Jalan Double Six, Jalan 66)
  • Jalan Raya Seminyak (Jalan Raya Basangkasa)
  • Jalan Dhyana Pura (Jalan Caplak Tanduk)
  • Jalan Laksmana (Jalan Oberoi, Jalan Kayu Aya)
  • Jalan Pantai Legian (Jalan Blue Ocean)
  • Jalan Mertanadi (Jalan Penjara)

Tourist Information Office

Jalan Raya Seminyak Gang Baik-Baik. ☎ +62 85253 000066. baliagustour@gmail.com 08:00-18:00. A source of information for current events in the city and for picking up a free map.

What to see and do

Pura Petitenget

Seminyak Beach and Petitenget Beach is a continuous expanse of grey sand stretching in both directions as far as the eye can see. To the south it becomes Legian Beach and then Kuta Beach, but is noticeably quieter than both. The sunsets here are famous, and opportunites abound to mix with the glitterati who frequent the high end beach front establishments such as Ku De Ta. Easy access points to the beach are at the end of Jalan Dhyana Pura, and from the large public car park (Rp 2,000) between Petitenget Temple and La Luciola restaurant.

  • Pura Petitenget at the beachside off Jl Petitenget is a compact, pretty Balinese temple, which is known for particularly spectacular beach-side ceremonies. There has been a temple here since at least the 16th century, and although this is not one of the key nine directional temples of Bali, it is an important link in the series of west coast temples between Pura Uluwatu and Pura Tanah Lot.

What to do

Diving

  • Nautilus Diving BaliJl. Drupadi 72 b, . 09:00 – 19:00PADI dive center. Courses, trips and safaris around the island. Languages: English, German, Spanish, French and Bahasa.

Spas, massage and other treatments

Seminyak is the high-end spa capital of Bali. Your spa experience here will be one of great luxury in a sophisticated setting. You pay up for all of that of course, but the prices are still 50% or more cheaper than you would pay in a western country.

If you are staying in one of Seminyak’s high end hotels there will undoubtedly be an in-house spa service. If you are staying in a villa, then in-villa treatments will almost certainly be offered – check with the staff.

  • Amo Beauty & SpaJl Petitenget 100x (opposite Bali Catering Company and Kayana), . 10:00-20:00 dailyA spa run by former model Navia Nguyen that offers massages and various spa treatments. From US$18.
  • Amoaras SpaJl Laksmana 57, . 09:00-22:00Traditional Balinese massage and treatments in a well established spa. From US$25.
  • Coco Grande – male spaJl. Dhyanapura (in same building like Club Cosmio), . 11:00-24:00Male spa offering wide range of treatments and quality services. Staff is male only. Also outcall service. From €25.
  • GloKunti Plaza , Jl Kunti 119, . 11:00-19:00A self-styled hip spa offering many different treatments. Positions itself to appeal to younger clientele than many of Bali’s spa establishments. From about Rp 100,000.
  • Jari Menari (Dancing Fingers), Jl Raya Seminyak, . 10:00-21:00Superb massage centre in Seminyak. The team who set up Jari Menari consult worldwide for other spas and massage houses. Also offer massage training classes. From Rp 275,000.
  • Prana SpaJl Kunti, . 10:00-22:00Attached to The Villas, this is one of Bali’s very best spas. Themed on a Rajasthan Palace. Massages from Rp 450,000, treatments from Rp 750,000.
  • Spa Venus BaliJl Raya Seminyak, Gg Plawa No33F (10 min walk from Bintang Supermarket), . 10:00-22:00Simple Balinese traditional massage to a complete detox programme including colonic cleansing and fasting, infra red sauna, deep healing treatments, allergy elimination, herbal medicine. From US$45.
  • Lagoon SpaJl Baik Baik, , fax+62 361 73565609:00-22:00Lagoon Spa offers a wide arrange of indulging body and beauty treatments. With relaxing environment, a Romanesque jacuzzi, sauna, rain shower and public pool. The treatments are drawn on the ancient health and beauty traditions of Asia. From about US$10.

Other

A little bit of surfing goes on here, but it is not as good as off Legian and Kuta beaches to the south, or at Canggu to the north.

Buy

Seminyak is the centre in Bali for hip and inventive fashion boutiques, other designer stores and art studios. A good starting point for any shopper would be the legion of small boutiques and designer stores on Jalan Laksmana.

Clothing and accessories

  • Bamboo BlondeJl Laksmana 61, . 10:00-21:00Innovative women’s wear and notably helpful and friendly staff.
  • BiasaJl Raya Seminyak 36, . 10:00-21:00This is the flagsghip store of the Bali fashion brand. Lightweight womenswear using natural fabrics.
  • Bong’sJl Raya Seminyak 42A, . 09:00-22:00This second line store owned by an Indonesian haute couture designer. High end fashion clothing made out of silk, linen and cotton.
  • Body and SoulJl Raya Seminyak 11i, . 10:00-21:00Women’s sportswear, beachwear and swimwear. Flagship store is on Jl Raya Seminyak and they also have a outlet in Seminyak Square.
  • Indigo & RoseJl Seminyak (50 m from Bintang Supermarket) and Jl Oberoi, opposite Seminyak Square, . 09:00-20:00Sister label of Indigo Kids. Stylish women’s clothes, accessories, sandals, jewellery and children’s wear. The flagship store is on Jl Oberoi next to Seminyak Square and there is a second store on Jl Seminyak.
  • Mario SilverJl Raya Seminyak 19 (just south of Bintang Supermarket), . 10:00-21:00The retail outlet of one of Bali’s leading silver jewellery designers and manufacturers. Wide range of high quality items.
  • Milo’sJl Laksmana 38, . 10:00-21:00.
  • ReligionJl Laksmana 4A, . 10:00-22:00A well established fashion boutique. Funky, eclectic and popular with a young clientele.
  • SabbathaJl Raya Seminyak 97, . 10:00-21:00If bling is your thing, you will like it here. Those of a more tasteful disposition might not. Glitzy, kitschy bags and other accessories.
  • ShamanJl Raya Seminyak 127 (next to Cafe Seminyak). 09:00-22:00A funky store which is an outlet for the Shaman Electro brand. Young streetwear.
  • we’ar concept storeJl Laksmana 12 (next to Corner Store). 09:00-22:00A very nice and colourful store which is the concept store for the we’ar brand. Great yoga we’ar and street wear.

Art

  • Buddha Gallery BaliJl. Raya Basangkasa, . Extraordinary collection of antique Buddha statues and sculptures, ritual implements and other related items, originating from Thailand, Burma, Laos, China and Japan. starts from US$100.
  • Folk Art GalleryJl Laksmana 17, Also known as Jl Oberio, . A great collection of art from all over South East Asia with an emphasis on Burma. fabulous collection of Burmese Buddhas but also beads, textiles, jewellery. Prices are from a few dollars up to US$10,000 (for an almost life-sized Marble Buddha). Caters to collectors or for gifts to take home.
  • Lukisan traditional & modern paintingsJl Kunti 310:00-18:30Stocks traditional Balinese, Buddhist, abstract, modern and pop art paintings. It is all a bit production line, but this is a gallery with very reasonable prices.
  • Richard Meyer CultureJl Petintenget 200x, . 10:00-20:00An elegant gallery showcasing art, photography and sculpture from contemporary Balinese artists.

Others

  • Bintang SupermarketJl Raya Seminyak10:00-22:00 dailyThis is the grand old aunt of supermarkets in Bali. It is a bit faded and old-fashioned looking these days but remains popular, and is a very convenient one stop for those visitors looking for the supermarket-type items that they would find at home. Also has a hardware section upstairs.
  • Seminyak SquareJl Laksmana (on the corner of Jl Laksmana and Jl Kayu Jati), . 1000-22:00Chic and modern shopping complex housing designer stores, restaurants and an excellent Periplus bookshop. Most unusually for Seminyak, there is a lot of public parking available here.

If you are looking for Indonesian antiques (genuine or reproductions), or just enjoy browsing for eclectic homewares, try Jalan Kerobokan between the junction with Jalan Seminyak and the next set of traffic lights to the north. This is a very busy road and moving around is not easy, but both sides of the street are lined with numerous furniture, antique and homeware stores. A quieter, but just as rewarding option for similar products, is Jalan Mertanadi which runs parallel to Jalan Kerobokan just to the east.Two traditional fresh produce markets remain in Seminyak. The most convenient is on the west side of the last bend at the very northern end of Jalan Raya Seminyak, and is widely known as Seminyak Market. A little more out of the way is a similar market in Kerobokan, called Taman Sari. Take Jalan Raya Kerobokan north from Jalan Raya Seminyak until you reach the first set of lights. Turn right and Taman Sari market is almost immediately on your righthand side. Both are best in the mornings from 07:00-11:00, and provide visitors with the opportunity to examine and purchase traditional, fresh local fruit and vegetables.

Eat

Over the past 10 years, Seminyak has developed a world-class dining scene. If you want to splurge on one very special dinner while you are in Bali, look no further than the higher end options in Seminyak. Prices are high by Bali standards but on an international scale still good value for the highest quality of food and eating environment. The clientele is demanding here and the turnover of restaurants quite high, so those that make it and stick around are invariably very good.

  • Hallo RestaurantsJl Nakula 4, Seminyak, . This handy service will deliver food to you anywhere in the Seminyak area. Their menu includes several of the restaurants listed below – you simply order with them and they pass on the order to the restaurant, pick it up and deliver to you. Allow about 45 min for delivery. Particularly useful for those staying at one of Seminyak’s private villas, many of which carry a copy of their menu and ordering instructions. If not, you can pick one up at their office or simply check the website. For the extremely lazy, they will even deliver beer and cigarettes. Delivery charge Rp 12,000.

Budget

Although they have become harder to find in recent years, there are still some excellent budget options available in the area.

  • Baku DapaJl Dhyana PuraThis great value warung is something of a legend in Seminyak. Stays open very late and is popular with the partying crowd. Serves Manado style Indonesian food at very keen prices. Highly recommended as a real taste of Indonesia.
  • Café Tahu (Tofu Cafe), Jl Petitenget 20Popular with locals, this restaurant has raised seating around a central courtyard and offers up a menu of tofu, tofu and more tofu, cooked Indonesian style for about Rp 10,000 per dish. The tofu is all made on premises and you can even buy a pack to take home. Concessions to meat-eaters include satay and grilled chicken.
  • KolegaJl Petitenget, . About 11:00-15:00, sometimes open in the early evening alsoThis simple, unassuming Javanese warung is an absolute institution amongst locals and expats alike. When it first gained the attention of travel guides there was a collective groan, but it has remained remarkably free from attention of the tourist hoardes. Choose your rice (options of plain, yellow and sometimes red) and the dishes to go with it. The various beef, chicken and fish dishes are fabulous, and the vegetables always fresh and fiery. Go easy on the sambal until you understand your heat tolerance. It is hard to think of a better, more authentic introduction to Indonesian food anywhere in Bali. Packed every day, and especially at lunch time. around Rp 20,000.
  • Little Green CafeJl Mertanadi 11, Kerobokan (turn north from Jl Sunset into Jl Mertanadi, look for the cafe on your left side after about 300 m), . 09:00-17:00 daily100% vegetarian and uses almost exclusively organic ingredients, most of them locally sourced. Excellent homemade cakes, cookies, fruit bars and fresh juices, as well as salads, soups, veggie burgers and daily specials. A little off the beaten path, but well worth the effort to get there. Mains Rp 25,000-35,000.
  • Mano Beach Side CaféSeminyak Beach (opposite Pura Petitenget). 10:00-20:00True to the name, this is a simple but stylish blue building by the beach, offering all sorts of drinks for around Rp 10,000 as well as sandwiches and pasta for around Rp 30,000 — not to mention cool breezes and great sunsets.
  • Warung BataviaJl Kunti Utara (turn north off Jl Sunset at the Jl Kunti lights and it is on the first bend you reach), . 11:00-19:00After years on Jl Kerobokan this long-established warung which serves excellent Javanese food has opened at a location with better parking. Always busy, but lunchtimes especially. Choose your food at the counter and sit at the sociable, shared tables. Spend Rp 25,000 for a fantastic quality meal.
  • Warung SobatJl Batu Belig (About half way down Batu Belig on the right hand side heading towards the beach), . 11:00-21:00Good value and popular Indonesian restaurant. Main dishes about Rp 20,000 to 30,000.

Mid-range

  • Biku, . 09:00-21:00 dailyExactly what it says on the label, “a tea lounge, restaurant, antiques and bookstore”. Quirky place with a lovely atmosphere. Great range of homemade deserts, salads and sandwiches, amongst more formal fare. The traditional English tea, complete with scones and cream, is a real hit. When you have finished eating have a browse through the antique gallery and the branch of Ubud’s famous Ganesha Bookshop.
  • Cafe JemmeJl Petitenget 28, . 11:00-22:00 dailyDiscrete, charming small restaurant set away from the road behind the Jemme jewellery shop. Serves creative food with Asian accents at very reasonable prices for the area. The crispy duck is especially recommended, and leave space for a superb line in desserts.
  • Cafe SeminyakJl Raya Seminyak 17 (right in front of Bintang supermarket), . 07:00-23:00Established in 2000, this is where the local community meets. All day long, this very busy cafe serves breakfasts with French croissants, baguettes and a big English breakfast with beans and sausage. The only downside here is that it is an outdoor cafe right beside a very busy and noisy road.
  • Gourmet Cafe (Bali Catering Co Cafe), Jl Petitenget, . 07:00-21:00 dailyThis is the cafe outlet of Bali’s most gourmet catering company. Superb salads, pastries, home baked breads, all day breakfasts, Italian coffee, and a quite remarkable range of teas. Also have great line in high quality frozen and fresh ready meals, both here and in their nearby shop. This is very handy if you are staying in one of Seminyak’s private villas. Indoor seating area which is non-smoking, and being Seminyak, a large alfresco smoking area.
  • Grocer and GrindJl Kayu Jati 3x, . 08:00-22/00Very contemporary deli-style cafe serving superb sandwiches, salads and pastries, and possibly the best coffee in Seminyak. Free WiFi.
  • Junction CafeJl Laksmana (on the corner of Jl Laksmana and Jl Kayu Jati), . 11:00-22:00Excellent cafe serving the best baguettes imaginable and salads at lunchtime, and specialising in pasta in the evening. Free WiFi. Belgian owned and operates.
  • Le TebuJl Petitenget 40X, . The French-owned Le Tebu offers diners salads, sandwiches and a few token Indonesian items. Dishes start from Rp 30,000.
  • Made’s WarungJl Raya Seminyak, . 11:00-23:00A Seminyak institution first established (in a different location) in 1969. Wonderful Indonesian food in a great location in a courtyard off of the main road in Seminyak. The western food is OK but nothing special; stay with the Indonesian dishes. Certainly not over-priced by Seminyak standards.
  • Queen’s TandoorJl Raya Seminyak, Number 1/73, . 12:00AM–23:30PMThe best Indian restaurant in Bali by a country mile. Consistently wins awards and it is easy to understand why. Superb tandoori chicken and fish, and huge, authentic biryanis. Vegan options available. Also has a delivery service. Rp 50,000.
  • RumoursJl Laksmana, Seminyak, . 18:00-23:00Incredibly popular restaurant serving great value western food. You cannot book here and there is often a long queue for tables.
  • Sate BaliJl Laskmana 22A (opposite Samaya resort), . 11:00-22:00Low-key but tastefully done open-air restaurant with well presented Balinese favorites like sate lilit (spiced meat on lemon grass sticks), plenty of pork dishes and fresh fish. Rp 50,000.
  • UltimoJl Laksmana 104 X, . 17:00-23:00 dailyItalian food is the go at this popular Laksmana restaurant. Has recently improved enormously. Good pastas and steak and carpaccio are the highlights. Same ownership as Rumours, just a few doors up the street. Mains Rp 40,000-100,000.
  • Waroeng BonitaJl Petitenget 100XA vast selection of western and Indonesian dishes, served in a garden courtyard. Prices start from Rp 50,000.

Splurge

  • La Lucciola (on the south side of the Petitenget temple car park). Right on Petitenget beach, serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Home of the Frangipani Bar, a popular choice for watching the sunset.
  • MetisJl Petitenget No6 (at the Kerobokan end of Jl Petitenget), . After 10 years as Bali’s top French restaurant the former Warisan closed and the management team from there have opened Metis, has ample parking. About Rp 1,000,000 per head.
  • SardineJl Petitenget 21 (northern end of Jl Petitenget, almost opposite Metis), . closed MondaysSpecialises in fish and other seafood prepared with a Mediterranean ethic. Intimate restaurant with a all bamboo design and clear views over the rice paddies. Mains Rp 100,000-150,0000.
  • Sarong RestaurantJl Petitenget No19x, . Original takes on Asian street and country food in a chic 5 star setting.

Drink

Many of Bali’s hippest nightspots are in Seminyak.

  • Hu’uJl Petitenget, . Part of the Singaporean nightspot chain. The star attraction is the lit central swimming pool, where the bold and the beautiful can jump in. The rest of the complex is chilled-out drinking and dining in the garden and pavilion. Draught beer at Rp 20,000 a glass, with cocktails around Rp 115,000+.
  • Ku De TaJl Oberoi (Laksmana) 9, . Stylish bar-restaurant complex with 2 bars, restaurant seating indoors and beachside divans to laze on while the DJ spins an eclectic mix of music, new and old. Soft drinks from Rp 20,000, cocktails from Rp 70,000, including bizarre selections such as black pepper and grilled pineapple Martini. Gets packed at weekends.
  • Lita Gunardi & The Backyard LoungeKunti Arcade 2&3, Jl Kunti I, . 11:00-24:00A lounge bar and restaurant attached to the Lita Gunardi boutique. The bar serves good cocktails and the restaurant specialises in Italian food.
  • The Living RoomJl Petitenget 2000x, . Just across the road from Hu’u and a similar bar which attracts a similarly hip clientele. Good cocktails and excellent DJ music. The restaurant is unreliable.
  • Red Carpet Champagne BarJl. Kayu Aya no 42, . Daily noon to lateA fairly ritzy bar, unsurprisingly, specialising in Champagne. Not as expensive as you might imagine, but by no means a place for a cheap drink.
  • Syndicate Club BaliJl Blue Ocean (right on he beach, next door to 66), . 22:00 to 04:00Late night dance bar with great ocean and beach views.
  • Potato HeadJln. Petitenget (next to W hotel), . Great beach club to mingle through the day and do people watching. Day beds are to be seen and require reservation. Food and drinks are nice. Especially popular for sunset
  • Pop’s BarNice rooftop bar with dinner options. Great ambiance.
  • Motel MexicolaJl Kayu Jati No 9, Petingenget Beach, . Mexican bar and restaurant that is popular for the Mexican dishes and the colourful design. Popular for drinks in the evening and the small dishes.

Where to stay in Seminyak

There is virtually no backpacker accommodation in Seminyak. Budget travellers will generally do better to stay in nearby Kuta or Legian. However, there are some (fairly uninspiring) losmen type places in Gang Bima which runs south off the northern end of Jalan Dhyana Pura, right in the heart of Seminyak.

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Sanur : Travel Guide, with Info on Nightlife, What to See & Covid-19 Report South Bali

Wolfgang Holzem

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Sanur is a town on the east coast of South Bali.

Understand

Sanur is Bali’s oldest upscale resort area and is a mature beach-side town. Despite the abundance of restaurants and accommodation, it has a quiet and relaxed feel to it. Sanur tends to appeal most to middle-aged and older families, especially Europeans. Most hotels in Sanur are big, with spacious gardens.

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The Sanur area is sandwiched between the main Jalan Ngurah Rai bypass and the beach. One main route called Jalan Danau Tamblingan runs north to south through the town and it is easy to orient yourself with reference to this road.

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By car

Sanur is a 20-30 minute taxi ride from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, and a pre-paid coupon costs Rp 150,000. There are plenty of metered taxis all over the island who will be keen to take you to Sanur.

If you are driving yourself, this is one of the more staightforward areas of Bali to find as the main Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai is the western boundary of Sanur. There are many well signposted exit points from this main road into the heart of Sanur. Allow about 20 minutes driving time from Kuta or Legian, about 30 minutes from Seminyak or Ubud and 10 to 15 minutes from Denpasar.

By bus

Sanur is well serviced by shuttle buses and bemos from the north and south and also from Denpasar’s Tegal terminal.

The bus company Perama has its Sanur office in Jalan Hangtuah, and offers difrect transfer here from Candidasa, Kuta, Lovina, Padang Bai and Ubud.

There’s also a bus service called Trans Sarbagita that runs the following route Terminal Batu Bulan (Gianyar) – Tohpati (DPS) – Sanur (DPS) – Kuta Central Park (Badung) – Jimbaran (Badung) – Nusa Dua (Badung).

Kura-Kura Bus is another bus company that passes through Sanur and other popular areas in Bali.

By boat

Boats from Nusa Lembongan arrive at the beach at the end of Jalan Hangtuah, and detailed schedules are given in the Nusa Lembongan article.

Get around

Jalan Danau Tamblingan, the main street in Sanur, has a number of outlets for car, motorbike and bicycle rental. A large number of metered taxis patrol the streets looking for passengers. Local bemos run with some regularity up and down both Jalan Danau Tamblingan and Jalan Danau Poso.

Sanur is also a great place to walk. Distances are not large, the streets are relatively quiet, and there is a splendid, paved beach front path which runs the whole length of the district.

  • Bali Store LuggageGang Telagasari 3, Jalan Danau Tempe IYou can store luggage here.

On foot

Walking in Sanur is pleasant. The pavement is about 2.5 m wide along Sanur Beach, suitable for the senior citizens who frequent this town to avoid the loud nightlife in nearby Kuta. Rental bikes sometimes use the pavement, too, but no motorcycles do.

What to see and do

This is a town with a wealth of cultural, natural and historical attractions, as well as the shopping and beach-related sights.

The annual kite festival at Padang Galak, Sanur
  • International Kite FestivalPadang Galak beach (just north of Sanur, east off the main Jalan Ngurah Rai bypass). The annual international kite festival takes place here every July. Traditional Balinese giant kites up to 10 m in length are made and flown competitively by teams from different villages around Bali. The origins of this event are as a festival intended to send a message to the Hindu Gods to create abundant crops and harvests. Aside from the actual organised festival, from June to August each year, visitors will see many giant kites being flown.
  • Le Mayeur MuseumJl Hangtuah (go the end of Jalan Hangtuah and turn right at the beach. Proceed along the paved footpath through the souvenir stalls and look for the entrance to the museum on your right), . Su-F 07:30-15:30This is the former home of noted Belgian impressionist Adrian Jean Le Mayeur, which is now a museum dedicated to his works. Le Mayeur arrived in Bali in 1932 and soon immersed himself in the culture of the island, and married a noted Balinese Legong dancer. Much of the house stands just as it did when he died in 1958, and apart from viewing his works, visitors will gain an insight into what it must have been like to be one of Bali’s very first expats. The whole place is in need of some maintenance, but this remains one of Bali’s hidden treasures. Rp 10,000.
  • Mangrove Information Centre (Mangrove Forest Suwung Kawuh), Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai Km. 21, Suwung Kauh (just south of Sanur, singposted east off the main Jl Bypass Ngurah Rai), . Daily 08:00-18:00Visit the well-appointed Mangrove Information Centre set in the huge 600-hectare mangrove forest which fringes the east coast south of Sanur. There are two different boardwalks through the mangrove forest. This centre is doing great work in educating local schoolchildren as well as visitors, about the importance of mangrove forests. A good place to spend half a day for adults and children. Rp 200,000 for foreigners, Rp 50,000 for locals.
  • Pura Blanjong (Blanjong Temple), Jl Danau Poso, Blanjong (just south of Sanur). The most notable temple in Sanur which contains a major, important inscription on a stone pillar called the Prasati Blanjong. The inscription tells of a Javanese king who visited Bali in the 10th century and installed what was probably Bali’s first formal government. This is Bali’s oldest known artifact.
  • Serangan Island Turtle Conservation Centre (Turtle Island) (about 3 km south of Sanur, reached by turning east off the main Jl Ngurah Rai bypass), . 09:00-17:00 dailyVisit the Turtle Conservation and Education Centre here and learn about current conservation initiatives. This island used to be the centre of the Balinese trade in turtle meat until the practice was banned. Donation.

As well as shopping and eating, there are plenty of photo opportunities while walking along the splendid 5-km beachside paved path. The local night markets are a sensory delight, with plenty of food options.

What to do

The paved beachfront path at the Sanur Hyatt, looking east

Sanur’s splendid paved beachfront cycle-path stretches some 5 km from the Jalan Mertasari area in south Sanur, north to the main beach at Jalan Hangtuah. This makes for a lovely scenic bike ride, especially in the early morning. Some bikes are better maintained than others so you might want to test your hire-bike close to home for a while in case the pedals have a tendency to fall off.

Diving

Although the diving available around Sanur is not the best Bali has to offer, nearly all of Bali’s most established dive operators are located here. All offer trips further afield.

  • Atlantis Bali DivingJl .By Pass Ngurah Rai 96E, . Full range of dives and courses offered at this PADI 5-star dive operator. English, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian speaking instructors
  • BIDP (Bali International Diving Professionals), Jl. Blanjong I No. 333, . Large and long-established PADI dive centre offering dive trips all around Bali and full range of courses including technical diving
  • Blue Season BaliJl Danau Tamblingan 69x, . PADI Career Development Centre. Dive trips and safaris around Bali, and PADI courses from beginner to instructor. Also offers technical diving courses. Instruction offered in English, Japanese, Mandarin, French, Spanish, Dutch, German and Indonesian.
  • Crystal DiversJl Danau Tamblingan 168, . 7am – 9pmThis was the first PADI Career Development Centre in Indonesia. A full range of courses is available from intro dives to instructor courses as well as day dive trips and dive safaris around Bali. Offers PADI courses in Swedish, Danish, English, Indonesian, German, Japanese and Mandarin.
  • Diving BaliJl Danau Tamblingan 27c, . One of the best dive centres in Sanur offering dive courses, fun dives and liveaboard trips. Offers a full range of fun dives and courses
  • Joe’s Gone Diving BaliNgurah Rai Bypass 44A, . A professional, Dutch-owned PADI 5-star IDC dive center offering PADI dive courses, daily dive trips and dive safaris around Bali. Courses are given in multiple languages.
  • Neptune Scuba Diving (Neptune Diving Bali), Jl. Suka Merta, Sanur, Bali, . Daily 07:00-19:00PADI 5-star IDC and Disabled Divers International dive resort in Sanur, Bali. Take your first breath underwater, go for a fun dive, get your padi certification in Bali or join a family snorkelling trip. US$100.

Surfing

Bali is one of the most famous surfing locations in the world and Sanur is one of the most famous surfing locations for intermediate surfers coming to Bali. With already well established surf schools located here, beginner, intermediate and even families can join these establishments for some surfing fun.

Laundry

There are many places to do your laundry in Sanur. Most hotels provides they own laundry service, mostly with more expensive rates than local laundry rooms. Almost every street corner has a laundry service.

  • Cinta Alam Organic LaundryJl. Batur Sari 44 (the end of Jl. Sekuta turn left 50 m left on side). 08:00-20:00High-quality laundry service without the use of harmful chemicals. You can choose an aromatherapy fragrance. Pick up and delivery is on request and free in the Sanur area. Rp 15,000/kg.

Spas

A day at any of the spas in Sanur is exactly what you would expect during your stay in Bali: full service treatment steeped in Balinese tradition. Take advantage of any opportunity to enjoy a spa during your stay, the cost here is at least half what you would pay in North America or Europe. All major hotels have in-house spa facilities and there are also several well established independents in Sanur.

  • Mandurah SpaJl Danau Tamblingan, .
  • Puri EstheticJalan By Pass Ngurah Rai 209, .

Watersports

The more active could try one or more of the many watersports on offer at Sanur Beach. Try kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, surfing or paragliding. For those less active, hire a banana boat and hit the calm waters.

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