The Indonesian island of Bali, lies just south of the Equator and measures 95 miles wide and 69 miles from north to south. Sanur is one of the main beach resorts on the beautiful southern coast of the island of Bali. The town’s history goes back for centuries with some of the oldest writings on Bali being preserved at the small local temple. Although many hotels, shops and restaurants have grown up around Sanur, it still retains its cultural customs and way of life as a fishing village. The area is popular with ex-pats as it has an international school and is generally quieter than other popular nightspots.
The beach at Sanur is ideal for sunbathing and relaxing in the warm waters. There is a reef just offshore which makes conditions ideal for surfing and keeps the inner lagoon waters calm. Swimming can be enjoyed at high tide. There is a 5km promenade for strolling along from your Bali holiday rental. It is lined with small beachside restaurants offering drinks and snacks. On the outskirts of Sanur are the American fast food chains such as McDonalds and KFC. The pub in Sanur provides live music but there are no major nightclubs around your holiday rental in Sanur. One excellent local experience to try is the “lulur” body scrub, a cleansing treatment usually performed before a wedding. Other experiences to enjoy are the cultural dancing, sculpture, painting, music, exotic birds, animals and monkeys as well as the exotic flowers which thrive here. The coral reef is popular with snorkelers and divers who may see turtles, sunfish, moray eels, manta rays, dolphins and many colourful fish.
Along the local road in North Samur is the local Museum Le Mayeur and the Prasasti Blanjong which preserves the 10th century inscriptions written on a stone pillar. Other places to visit are a short drive away from your Bali holiday villa. Bali’s best known attractions are the Hindu temples and the Garuda Wisnu Kencana, a monument of the Vishnu riding the mythical Garuda bird. The viewpoint overlooking the Ayung River is said to be one of the most beautiful views in Asia, and will be a highlight of your Bali holiday. The town of Ubud is a delightful inland town which is the center of Balinese artistic heritage and crafts.
The weather in Bali is warm all year round with temperatures ranging from 20-33°C (68-93°F). From December to March the monsoon season can bring some short but heavy showers, usually at night. The dry season is from June to September, when humidity is low. During this season it is cooler during the evening and you may need a light jacket at higher altitudes.
The Bali Ngurah Pai International (DPS) Airport is Indonesia’s second largest airport and has many flights arriving daily from all over the world. It is situated in the south of the island and is 15km (9 miles) from Bali’s capital city of Denpasar. Public buses, taxis and shuttle buses take about 25 minutes to transport visitors to their Sanur holiday homes from the airport.