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Sanur

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  • Taman Festival: Bali’s ghost town
    3.5 stars

    Taman Festival is a vast yet never completed entertainment complex a 20-minute bicycle ride north from Sanur beach. ... read more

  • Sanur Beach
    3.5 stars

    Many first-time visitors to Bali find themselves a little underwhelmed by the beaches. It’s a response easy to imagine considering all the beautiful beaches featured on Bali brochures and the reality of crowded Kuta ... read more

  • Peekaboo
    3.5 stars

    Call me mother of the year but when I go to an indoor play area in Bali, I’m hoping for three things: good coffee, decent air-con, and five minutes’ peace. ... read more

  • Bali Zoo
    3.5 stars

    As someone who usually avoids zoos in Southeast Asia, my expectations of Bali Zoo were not high ... read more

  • Museum Le Mayeur
    4 stars

    Belgian artist Adrien Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres served as an army painter through World War I before embarking on a series of international journeys that saw him finally arrive at Singaraja in north Bali in 1932. He had come to Bali ostensibly to prepare for an exhibition in Singapore but he became ... read more

  • Jukung cruise
    4.5 stars

    A jukung is the small wooden double outrigger boat (well really a canoe) that you'll see pulled up on just about every beach in Indonesia. Primarily used for fishing, the traditional jukungs use a lanteen sail (a triangle-shaped sail), though today most also have a small engine to keep them going ... read more

  • Yoga in Bali: Sanur
    3.5 stars

    Despite at least what I perhaps expected, yoga isn’t everywhere in Bali. I thought I wouldn’t be able to chuck an incense stick without hitting a studio, but they’re actually quite few and far between across the island. The yoga teachers are two extremely relaxed Kiwi guys with a passion for ... read more

  • Massage in Sanur
    4 stars

    Hardy’s supermarket in Sanur is one of the few places in Bali I despise On the beach, massages are much cheaper and can be as low as 30,000 rupiah, but be warned that the quality of the massage varies tremendously and largely depend on how much energy the masseuse has and how much skill they ... read more

  • Bali Safari and Marine Park
    4 stars

    This is an excellent day out in Bali for families — though as with all sites of this kind in Bali, get in as early as possible before the crowds thicken. The park is efficiently organised and run, with plenty of animals — elephants, tigers, Komodo dragons, orangutans — and opportunities to ... read more

  • Turtle Conservation and Education Centre
    4 stars

    What to do on a sunny Bali Sunday with kids? Visit the turtle centre on Serangan Island of course! This under-visited attraction makes for a perfect half-day outing from anywhere in south Bali — especially if combined with a meal out on the nearby beaches As tourism and development has spread in ... read more


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