Beachside resort with beautiful garden
The terrific sprawling tropical garden and choice of swimming pools along with decent rooms at Segara Village make it our top pick of the resorts along the Sanur beachfront strip—at least before you head into super luxury territory.
Family owned and operated since the 1950s, the beautiful grounds are lovingly maintained, and rooms have comfortable modern upgrades. You won’t be able to gaze at the ocean from your room, as all are set back on the property and arranged into “villages”, however you can splash about in the seafront swimming pool or enjoy a beachside cocktail within the resort.
Two-storey bungalows of different architectural styles house the rooms, lower levels with furnished private terraces, and top floor rooms with balconies. A handful of family bungalows comprise both the top and bottom levels, however the resort suggests that they are unsuitable for families with kids under 12, which seems pretty odd for family rooms. However if you’re travelling with younger kids, several room categories include a sofa-bed and can fit extra beds for an additional charge.
Guests of the lumbung-style rooms in the “Village Two” area enjoy a private (shared) swimming pool and other perks including an a-la-carte breakfast rather than the buffet and daily free afternoon tea and free flow cocktails (if you’re a big drinker who may take advantage of this, you may consider the upgrade as alcohol is pricey in Bali).
Room interiors are spacious, bright and clean, with simple modern furnishings and the full range of standard four-star amenities. Ensuite bathrooms feature walk-in rain-showers and higher categories add space and tubs. Of the rooms we viewed, we preferred the lower levels as the terraces are more spacious than the balconies, and make for a pleasant outdoor living area.
The seafront infinity swimming pool was empty when we visited, although it offers plenty of lounging options from shady couches to sun-beds, however it is rather public: right on the beachwalk with hawkers and general foot traffic passing by.
We liked the more private tree-shaded pool set back in the garden, and so too it seems do the majority of guests. There’s also an oversized Jacuzzi with a swim-up bar, so you could sip on bubbles in the bubbles.
Sports facilities include a tennis court, billiards, volleyball and ping pong. Water activities can be arranged. For kids, there’s a club and stressed adults, a spa. The resort’s ByrdCage Beach Club offers a number of eating options: Le Pirate with seafood, local and international fare, Amuse Gueule for burgers and wood-fired pizzas, and our pick, Minami Japanese Kitchen and Teppanyaki. A gelato cart and crepe/waffle cart will sort out the snackers. Regular weekly events include an Indonesian buffet dinner with a Balinese dance performance.
Segara Village attracts its fair share of families and package tour groups, and if you’re after a fun beachside resort with a range of activities it’s a solid option. Their high season rates are exxy, so check online rates for discounts. If you’re looking for a secluded, intimate honeymoon destination you might prefer Segara Village’s sister property, Kejora Suites. For travellers with kids who don’t necessarily need all the resort trimmings, Maison Aurelia offers great family rooms.
Address: Jalan Segara Ayu, Sanur
T: (0361) 288 407;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º15'46.22" E, 8º41'0.39" S
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Room rates: 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Deluxe double room||1,800,000 rupiah||3,500,000 rupiah|
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom|
Family bungalow: 4,500,000/6,200,000 rupiah.
|2,200,000 rupiah||4,200,000 rupiah|
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