Pleasant with a good selection of accommodation
Full of retired fudy dudies
The place I will probably stay at on my next trip
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...more
Barb's Sports Warung is a friendly little bar that has large screens showing sport and is a particular favorite for sport-mad Aussies. If you are in Sanur on Boxing Day - 26th December - Barb's will be showing the cricket test live from the M.C.G. Also shows Aussie Rules Football during the footy season.Good cheap eats accompany the cold beer!more
This was my first ever holiday cooking class and it has left me wanting more. Booking by email was a breeze no deposit required. Dewi collected us from out hotel in Sanur and took us to the morning market. That was a wonderful education and something I had never done in all the trips to Bali. On arrival at Sanur Beach villas , which is where the...more
The white sand beach runs the length of the town. It's protected by a reef making the water calm. High tide offers swimming and other sea based activities. At low tide the beach can be explored for marine life.A beachfront walk runs for over 4km. Walking or cycling it you'll pass the private beaches of many hotels. Inbetween these there are many...more
We have stayed in the 2 & 3 bedroom apartments twice now in 2001 & 2003 . You have 2 bathrooms ,...more
Booked for three days in superior room no 401. the room air-cond takes long time to cool the room,...more
Puri Mesari Hotel is in a very quiet location in south Sanur - walking distance to the beach but...more
Along Jl Danau Tamblingan in Sanur, basically there are many restaurants for you to have your meal. We are not hurry so we did a few searching by looking on the menu displays and the dining hall itself'. We then decided to have our dinner in Cafe Batu Jimbar as the restaurant serve what we plan to have and there are customers, so it must be famous...more
Manik Organic has a lovely shaded section right on Jalan Danau Tamblingan. The restaurant offers a good range of vegetarian dishes along with some fish and chicen dishes. My favorites are the refreshing combination juices and lentil soup. The restaurant also offers cooking and yoga classes. For something light and healthy for lunch, this is a good...more
Located still on Sanur, recommended by a friend of mine. the place is cozy enough that you can actually puff your cigarettes inside the AC room. then order up a ice blended coffee (didnt remember the name, it has a lot of peanuts in it). My fault I did not checked the price before :(. a friend of mine ordered a hot coffee (cafe latte). well long...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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 &...more
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 THAN THE USUAL BALI TOURIST SOUVINIER TYPE CLOTHING....more
I was really pleased to stumble on this shop. Selling goods from many places across the archipelago, this Fair Trade Shop ensures the producers get a good price for their wares. There is a wide range of products available including items made from wood, material, incense and fresh organic produce. Prices are fixed, but you are sure to get a fair...more
You don't need to be in Kuta or Legian to pick up cheap Balinese souvenirs. There are plenty of shops/stalls along Jalan Danau Tamblingan in Sanur where you can bargain for wood products, batik and many other souvenirs. Far less hassling than in Kuta, far less 'massage mister'. Stall owners seem more relaxed and allow you to have a really good look...more
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.
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.
Luggage and bags: Make yourself comfort. As for me, shorts and slipper are all i had. This time is just waiting for the son rising. Splashing with waters.. and stretching a bit, thats what I did.
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...more
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 :)more
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...more
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.. ; )more
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