In the Neighbourhood: Sanur
Yes, we’ve all called it ‘Snore’ instead of Sanur. But don’t be too quick to judge, this laidback beachside village in the south of Bali has a lot to offer, whether you’re staying here or just day trippin’.
If you’re keen to try authentic Indonesian cuisine, there are some great (and cheap) warungs in Sanur Bali. Take your pick from those that dot the beachfront. Pull up a plastic chair and sample some fresh grilled fish washed down with an icy cold beer.
Ristorante Massimo dishes up thoroughly delicious Italian food, but our best advice is to save room for their amazing gelato!
In the mood for French? Head directly to Au Bon Marche. Delicieux.Not the easiest restaurant to track down but well worth the hunt when you get there. Kayu Manis serves, sophisticated modern cuisine. (Tandakan No.6, Shindu, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, p. +62 361 289 410). Bread Basket. True to its name – fresh baked bread daily, divine pastries, and wicked cakes. Plus they do great coffee! Manik Organic. It’s a café (love the salads), it’s a shop, and you can even do a spot of yoga while you’re there. A one stop healthy spot!
The best thing about Sanur is the fabulous boardwalk that runs the full length of the white sandy beach – absolutely perfect for a stroll or a leisurely bike ride. The water is generally calm and flat, making it the perfect place to build sandcastles and splash around.
It’s also home to one of the most beautiful spectacles in Bali, the annual Bali Kite Festival, that happens every July.
Fancy island hopping? The boats to Nusa Lembongan leave from Sanur so hop aboard.
Need a dose of culture? It’s small and a little bit run down now but it’s still worth a visit to the Le Mayeur Museum. A touch of old school Bali.
And if you need something to entertain the kids there’s always Peek A Boo children’s playground.
Top image: Rarioj