Sanur Travel Guide

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Sanur Things to Do

  • Eat the local food

    I can never understand why people travel thousands of miles and order the food they eat set home . The whole point to my travelling is to experience the local cuisine not eat what I cook at home. In Bali the essential foods to try are satays , nasi goreng, mie goreng and spring rolls . They are on all the menus and I have to try them all

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  • Buy a Bali SIM card

    As soon as you can buy a local SIM card. Stick it in any old unlocked phone. Don't bother upsetting your good mobile. This way if it gets stolen you won't be sad or upset. Local sms are so cheap. Great way to keep in touch

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  • Koa spa package

    Had a fantastic spa package at this spa. One hour oil massage plus 30 minute body scrub and 30 minute facial with eye mask. Felt amazing afterwards.

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  • Tootsie spa and beauty

    Get a massage , haircut or body scrub . They are everywhere but this is a brand new spa opened just recently the staff are all eager and very good at what they do

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  • Foot reflexology at Alam Bali

    Do yourself a huge favour and as soon as you get off the plane head straight for some foot reflexology. It will make the world of difference to tired aching legs.

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  • Oil Painting and Drawing Classes

    Noella Roos is a Dutch, classically trained painter and drawer. She studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (The Netherlands), Antwerp (Belgium) and Athens (Greece). Noella Roos has exhibited in many cities throughout Europe (Italy, The Netherlands, and Belgium) and Asia (Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Korea) and has been given...

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Sanur Hotels

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Sanur Restaurants

  • I will return to this cafe

    Along Jl Danau Tamblingan in Sanur, basically there are many restaurants for you to have your meal. We are not hurry so we did wandering by looking on the menu displays outside and the dining hall ambience. We then decided to have our dinner at Cafe Batu Jimbar as the restaurant serve what we looked for, added there are customers compared to some...

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  • Linga longa Babi Gulung

    Dark and dingy it may appear from the road but the staff are friendly and Sunday night at 7pm this is the place to be. For 60,000rp $6 Aud you get to eat the best pork I have ever tasted. I have been twice and the $6 gets you Babi Gulang spit roast pig. Plus help yourself to potato , pasta salad , steamed rice and French stick bread. Mmmmmm, The...

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  • Benno's....WONDERFUL VIEWS OF SANUR...

    We have to eat at Bennos every time we stay in Bali. We just love the food, views, staff and the great prices too. By the time we've finished bargaining at the nearby Art Market its great to rest our feet & wallet & have a long cold drink & a bite to eat. Just love the bright blue & yellow decor. Revisit in 2014 and I was not happy with my choice...

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Sanur Nightlife

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  • Great Live Bands

    This liitle bar right off of Danau Tamblingan by Picadilly ( a restaurant) was a cool find. Quiet during the day, this place lights up at night with local nightlife. They offer cheap drinks, free peanuts and live music from some local bands. The locals were really friendly, coming and grabbing us from the outskirts and inviting us to sit down. Go...

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  • JAZZ BAR AND GRILLE

    WAS TOLD AND TAKEN TO THIS SWEET PLACE PLAYING JAZZ...IT WAS THATr PUTU ..THE DRIVER THAT HAD SUGGESTED..... AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE SUPER... THE PLACE WAS A NICE TWO STORY BUILDING WITH A POOL TABLE AND DINING ROOM AREA UPSTAIRS AND ALSO A DINING AREA AND BAR DOWNSTAIRS!!! THE MUSIC WAS WONDERFUL AND THE MUSICIANS WERE TALENTED...

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  • Beachside Dining at Sanur

    A great way to end a day in Sanur is to dine at any of the many restaurants along Sindhu Beach. This holiday we made sure we tried a few. Any dress code is acceptable .

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Sanur Transportation

  • service guide/driver in Sanur

    A great and unforgetable memories in Bali.I did a 16 days tour of Bali and the guide was a wonderful Balinese man whose name was "Ariana". He is a college graduation, for 16 days this man showed us a wonderful country and a tremendous attitude and a constant positive outlook on everything. He had a tremendous knowledge of the island,culture and the...

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  • HIRE A DRIVER FOR THE DAY

    FOR A LONGER OR MORE COMPLICATED TRIP OR TOUR RATHER THAN USE A TAXI WE HIRE A DRIVER. YOU CAN USUALLY HIRE THEM FOR A FULL OR HALF DAY RATE. IN NOV 2007 WE MET A NEW DRIVER HIS NAME WAS MUDITA. WE DISCOVERED HIM OUTSIDE THE MECURE HOTEL SANUR AS WE WERE WALKING TO FIND A MONEY CHANGER. FOR THE COST OF A TAXI HE DROVE US TO THE MONEY CHANGER . AS...

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  • BLUEBIRD TAXIS ALWAYS

    A QUICK AND CONVENIENT WAY TO GET AROUND SANUR IS BY TAXI. OUR FAMILY ALWAYS USES THE BLUEBIRD BRAND. WE FIND THEY USE THE METERS AND THE RATE IS SUPER CHEAP COMPARED TO ANY OTHER TAXI SERVICES IN THE WORLD. WE USE THEM TO GET TO RESTAURANTS, TO DROP US AT THE SUPERMARKET. WE EVEN USE THEM FOR THE TRIP INTO KUTA IF WE ARE ONLY GOING TO ONE PLACE &...

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Sanur Shopping

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  • Great Art everywhere

    My friend had decided she wanted a dot painting. She had seen one that a mutual friend had brought back from Bali that was really well priced. So after the Sunday night Babi Gulang at ling longa bar we had to walk up Jalan Mertasari to get a taxi in Jl Danau Tambligan . On the way we called into a few of the art market stalls . Although we saw...

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  • Tootsies for bargains

    ALL FIXED PRICE".......no hassle bargaining here Men's , women's kids clothes , housewares , sunglasses, bags, wallets and all things Bali. Clothes, sunglasses, handbags and wallets , shoes, cushion covers , sarongs , wall plaques , All fixed price so very cheap and no stress or hassles

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  • Sadly still closed 2014

    Update 2014 still nothing in this stretch of Sanur. Sadly in 2012 it was closed and the whole block is being renovated something new will take its olace...ON AN EARLY MORNING WALK ALONG JL DANAU TAMBLIGAN , THE MAIN ROAD IN SANUR I SAW THIS DRESS BOUTIQUE. IT HAD A GOOD DISPLAY IN IT'S FRONT WINDOW & THE CLOTHES WERE A LITTLE BIT MORE UP MARKET...

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Sanur Local Customs

  • Don't step on the offerings

    Every morning in Bali the women get up early and go to market to purchase the offerings . They bring them back to the house , restaurant or hotel and place them around . They say their prayers and place the offering sometimes in the door way for good luck and blessings . After many years we have worked out to avoid stepping on the offerings, you...

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  • Going to Bali in November

    Well... it's not really sharing any Cultural Guidance, but more the request for some Guidance.I'll be travelling to Bali in November, from 19 to 26.And am staying in Sanur.I am interested in seeing some cultural events, if possible, and to discover a bit from the island and it's culture.If anyone can help me, I'll be obliged.IzNoGuud

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Sanur Warnings and Dangers

  • Changing money in Sanur

    Chnaging money from US Dollars, Australian Dollars or Euro has always been a bit of a problem in some of the tourist area in Bali. People have been encouraged to enter the back of shops by signs saying 'no commission' and what looks like a very good exchange rate. They often find that they have been ripped off by 50 or 100,000 rupiah.My suggestion...

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  • Motorbike for rent - ride carefully

    The motorbike rent in the sanur area is rather cheap, maybe about IR 50,000 per day. we took one thinking that we could save on the transport fees as we wanted to travel to Denpasar and maybe to Kuta region. After renting the bike, we had a hard time riding through the streets of Denpasar as the traffic lights are limited and the riders and drivers...

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  • SOME TAXI DRIVERS TAKE ADVANTAGE

    A COUPLE OF TIMES IN BALI WE HAVE BEEN CAUGHT OUT BY MISCHIEVOUS TAXI DRIVERS. IT LEAVES A NASTY FEELING AND MAKES ONE APPREHENSIVE ABOUT USING TAXI'S AT ALL. ONE TRICK IS TO NOT PUT THE METER ON AND AS YOU DRIVE ALONG THEY ASK HOW MANY TIMES YOU HAVE BEEN TO BALI BEFORE.......BIG HINT NEVER TELL THEM IT IS YOUR FIRST TIME AS WHEN YOU GET TO YOUR...

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Sanur Tourist Traps

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    by nezz Updated Aug 28, 2008

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    Some of the money changers in Bali have a terrible reputation for short changing tourists. They have many ways of doing this & if caught out by you they just smile & act like it is an honest mistake. The reason it is so easy to trick unsuspecting travellers is that the denominations are massive . They range from 1,000;5,000;10,000;20,000;50,000 and 100,000Rp notes & to the untrained eye the 10,000 & 100,000rp notes can be confused so the money changers slip in the odd 10 instead of 100 & you've lost 90 before you leave the shop. Also some offer a fantastic rate only to be told that they also charge a commission fee which means their rate on the front door is not all that good. Some even go to the extreme of altering their calculators to multiply out incorrect amounts.

    Unique Suggestions: You of course have to change money at some stage. The hotels are reputable but do not offer the best rate. Sometimes it's worth changing a small amount at the hotel, just enough to get a taxi to one of the better money changers. Carry your own calculator or change money in $100 amounts that way you don't have to rely on their maths. ALWAYS recount the money yourself in front of them before you leave the shop. Don't let other people push you aside or hassle you to hurry before you re-check your money. Also ask around among other hotel guests see where they change their money & if they've had any problems.

    Fun Alternatives: Look out for money changers that carry a licence it should be displayed in the window. In some places you can use the banks. But away from the main tourist areas you'll have to carry money with you or find someone who is reputale.
    In Sanur I usually use the moneychanger opposite La Taverna it is also a Wartel ( Public Phone) & they have a security guard inside.
    Usually the money changers inside the Kodak shops are also reliable.

    There is also a money changing booth just at the entrance of the Hardy's supermarket in Sanur so it is very convenient for shopping. We have never ha a problem there.

    In Denpasar we've used the money changer on the ground floor of the Ramayana Bali Mall, but it's been a long while since we've been there as the shopping is so good all over the island now.

    Don't ruin your holiday with dodgy money changers
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Sanur What to Pack

  • Don't take dirty laundry home

    The worse thing about travel is to arrive home with a suitcase full of dirty clothes and spend the first day home doing laundry. The great thing about Bali is there are laundry services everywhere. Don't use the hotel or villa as they will charge crazy prices. We used Cleanest Laundry and she only charges 15000 Rp per kilo. Lovely fresh smelling...

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  • Don't bring too much from hone

    The only essentials are a good sunscreen, mosquito repellant spray , bathers and money for shopping. You don't need to bring too much from home as everything is cheaper in Bali. From clothes, to toiletries even have your laundry done in Bali for the trip home.

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  • Buy your Bali adapters in Bali

    Take cheap suitcases to Bali as they usually get wrecked on the budget airlines Sensible walking shoes for day grips and long shopping trios too Toiletries are so much cheaper to buy in Bali than what we pay at home. Stock up on toothbrushes and hair care products . Bring your own sunscreen and insect repellant as we found the Bali brands a lot...

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Sanur Off The Beaten Path

  • Southern most Sanur

    This beach is found at the most southern part of Sanur. Not frequented much by tourists it is a very popular spot for the locals. Early morning finds the expats of Sanur exercising & on Sunday which is Bali's family day all the locals head to the beach with the entire family. Warung carts selling pastries & corn on the cob fill the path along the...

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  • jukung, balinese traditional boat

    you can find this kind of balinese traditional boat everywhere around bali, but the one in the picture was in sanur. it is called jukung. something interesting about it, the boats has faces! i think the ones in java or lombok doesn't have any faces. i have no idea why, but maybe for only decoration :)

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  • giant balinese kite

    i was walking along the sanur beach when i found the giant kite flying above me on the blue blue sky. balinese traditional kite is bigger than the ordinary one, sometimes it is as big as 15 meters!! every year, on padanggalak beach (near sanur) an international kite competition is held. all banjar (village) participate on the competition. to bring...

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Sanur Favorites

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  • Excellent laundry service in Sanur

    A good laundry service in Sanur called Cinta Alam Organic Laundry is doing an excellent quality.They scent laundry with aromatherapy fragrances.They had free delivery and price was about 1.5 AU$I used them services few times, and always with happy results.Wish could have 'em here... I miss the smell of my laundry package.. ; )

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  • Beaches and colourful boats

    Walking along the beach listening to the sea and taking in the colourful sights. We stopped at a beach bar for a cocktail a few hours before having to leave the island. I loved Bali and was very sad to leave so soon.

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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