A holiday to the exotic island of Bali in Indonesia promises to be more than a warm beach escapade. The quaint fishing village of Sanur will give you an incredible opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of Bali. Nestled on the southern coast of the island of Bali, Sanur is also one of the main beach resorts. Learn about the ancient history of the town from the oldest texts preserved in a local temple or witness one of the many cultural performances in the village. Despite the holiday maker influx and number of hotels that have sprung up, Sanur has managed to retain its flavor of an idyllic village. Frequented by Expats because of its International Schools, Sanur is otherwise a peaceful town compared to other noisy beach resorts.
A Sanur holiday has all the makings of a fantastic beach summer vacation! The sunny beaches are particularly good for sunbathing. And if you want to relax your cramped muscles, then the warm water would be the perfect remedy. Surf along the calm inner waters of the lagoon or jump in the water during high tide to enjoy an exhilarating swim. Dive or snorkel underwater to discover the fantastic aquatic world of turtles, sunfish, moray eels, manta rays, dolphins and many colourful fish. Try out a rejuvenating body scrub which is a local cleansing ritual that is performed before a wedding. Explore some of the fascinating wildlife and birds that literally bring the island alive. You could also learn a new craft. Try your hand in sculpting or painting. Pick up the steps of a local dance or sit back and enjoy the lilting Balinese music. In the evening, you can enjoy a soothing walk along the 5 km long promenade not very far from your Sanur holiday rental. And if you want to indulge in some American fast-food, then you can savour the delights of a sumptuous burger at McDonalds or KFC in the outskirts of the village.
There are many sights to explore in Sanur that will give you a true taste of Balinese culture. To learn about the history of Bali over the ages, visit the local Museum Le Mayeur located along the local road in North Sanur. Don’t miss out on the 10th Century inscriptions on a stone pillar that can be seen even today in Prasasti Blanjong. Most of the main sights are conveniently located from your Sanur holiday villa. There will be a host of temples to visit and one such important temple to visit is the Garuda Wisnu Kencana. The Highlight of the temple is the statue of the Lord Vishnu riding the Mythical Garuda Bird. For breathtaking views of the region, head to the viewpoint overlooking the Ayung River. And, you will take back the memory of experiencing one of the most beautiful views in Asia .To discover authentic Balinese artistic crafts and heritage, you can visit the charming inland town of Ubud.
The tropical climate of Bali ensures a warm temperature between 20 -33 degrees Celsius, throughout the year. To enjoy a perfect beach summer holiday you can visit in the dry season between the months of June and September. Bring along a jacket as it will be chilly at the higher altitudes. The months between December and March record mild showers of rain.
You would start your journey at the second largest airport in Indonesia, The Bali Ngurah Pai International (DPS) Airport. The Airport is well connected to all the major cities in the world. It is located in the southern part of the island and about 15 Km from the Bali’s capital city of Denpasar. Take a public bus, shuttle bus or hire a taxi to reach your Sanur holiday home in a short span of 25 minutes.