Coming from the Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport
Sanur is a 30 minute taxi ride from the Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is just 15 km in the eastern side of Kuta area, and the best way to get Karma Royal Sanur is book your airports pick up service through the resort. The resort provides a transfer airport pick up service at the reasonable price. It would be maximum 4 people per car and the luggage. Our resort driver/representative will be ready to meet you at the arrival door in the airport at any time convenience.
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Drivers may ask if you want to take the toll road, which is an extra cost will be required, and can save a lot of time in peak hour. There are plenty of metered taxis all over the island who will be keen to take you to Sanur as well.
If you are driving yourself, this is one of the more straightforward areas of Bali to find as the main Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai is the western boundary of Sanur. There are many well signposted exit points from this main road into the heart of Sanur. Allow about 30 minutes driving time from Kuta or Legian, about 30 minutes from Seminyak or Ubud and 10 to 15 minutes from Denpasar.
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Our top picks of restaurants in the region
Sanur is one of the main beach resort areas in Bali that has a notably large collection of restaurants and bars that are set alongside traditional ‘warungs’ (local establishments mostly selling local food), making it one of the best places to go to if you’re in for some culinary adventures with a wide variety of food. Even though some fall into the ‘fine dining’ category, the overall dining atmosphere follows the general laidback nature of this quiet coastal village area. Some of Sanur’s best restaurants are on the beachfront, while many dominate the streetscape of the main Jalan Danau Tamblingan. Here is our collection of the best places to eat while in Sanur, each with its own trademark style and offering, which all goes down to providing you with an eclectic mix to enjoy.
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The Village is a fine Italian restaurant and lounge in Sanur that features an extensive menu of authentic Italian cuisine. From timeless favourites such as homemade pastas and wood fire oven pizzas, The Village is open for lunch and dinner, serving classics with a touch of luxury, and presented to international standards. It is one of the most refined places to enjoy a top quality meal in Sanur.
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 47, Sanur
Tel: +62 (0) 361 285 025
Sanur is a seaside town in the southeast of the island of Bali, in Indonesia. Its long stretch of beach offers shallow waters. Colorful jukung traditional fishing boats rest on the sand, backed by a paved cycling path. The leafy main street Jalan Danau Tamblingan is lined with art galleries and restaurants. Museum Le Mayeur, Bali Orchid Garden, a park about 3 km north of Sanur, is worth a visit as well. Another interesting sight can be visited in the south of Sanur in Jalan Danau Poso Street beside Pura Blanjong, a small Hindu temple. This is the oldest human-made object on Bali. The column bears inscriptions dating from the 9th century written in Sanskrit and in a very old form of Balinese.
CharMing Restaurant offers fine French-influenced Asian fusion dining right off Sanur’s Jalan Danau Tamblingan promenade. You’ll also find Indonesian favourites here, but with a twist, as well as a good range of seafood selections on its varied menu.
Open for dinner only
Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan 97, Sanur
Tel: +62 (0) 361 288 029
Batubulan Village is one of Bali places of interest in west part of Gianyar regency, and it is about 3 km to the north of Sanur village, where we can see many art activities in this village. Barong dance is a traditionally dance and daily performed at five different stages in this countryside such as Puseh Temple Stage, Tegal Tamu Stage, Denjalan Stage, Sahadewa Stage as well as Sila Budaya Stage.
Byrdhouse Beach Club is the only dining and leisure complex of its kind on the Segara Ayu beachfront area of Sanur, easily accessible to outside guests via Sanur’s beach footpath. It’s a fun seaside vibe with varying dining options for families and beachgoers by day, with a chic and slightly sophisticated atmosphere as the sun goes down.
Opening Hours: 06:00 – 24:00
Location: Segara Beachfront, Segara Village Hotel, Jalan Segara Ayu, Sanur
Tel: +62 (0) 361 288 407
This spectacular Hindu monument, located directly out the front of the Bali Governor’s Office in Renon, is a historical shrine of significant importance. It pays homage to the struggle that the Balinese endured during the years in and around their battle for independence against the Dutch. It is a heroic symbol to the people of Bali, and an object of great pride.
Tsavo Lion Restaurant offers a unique dining experience: enjoying your meal in the company of live lions. The restaurant’s African-themed dining room is separated from the lions prowling right outside by floor-to-ceiling glass panels.
Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00
Location: Bali Safari & Marine Park, Jalan Bypass Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8, Gianyar
Tel: +62 (0) 361 950 000
This Art centre, which took almost three years to construct, was designed by one of the most famous architects of Bali, Ida Bagus Tugur. This is one of the biggest cultural centres in Bali, and accommodates around 6,000 people, and therefore there are a lot of cultural and traditional Balinese programs held here all round the year. The amphitheatre for performances is the second most popular attraction here, after the museum. Location: Jl. Nusa Indah No.1, Panjer, Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80236, Indonesia
Three Monkeys Sanur is the urban-style extension to its sister rice field-side café in Ubud.
Located on Sanur’s Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Three Monkeys presents an eclectic choice from its menu, and serves them up with cool jazz tunes. The contemporary menu features modern Indonesian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean delights. From grazing, pide (Turkish flatbread), Italian pastas and a wide variety of mains, there is a lot to choose from. The drinks menu is also extensive, from homemade soda mixes, shakes and icy blends, to granitas, lattes and an array of alcoholic beverages.
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur
Tel: +62 (0) 361 286 002
Just by looking at this magnificent temple, you will be mesmerized with its beauty and structure, made of white corals. This temple, locally known as the Jagatnatha Temple, is a Hindu place of worship dedicated to Sanghyang Widi. The insides of this temple are lined with depictions and stories from the many stories of Sanghyang Widi, as well as other Hindu Gods. Location: Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia.
Taman Ayun Temple is a landmark in the village of Mengwi, Badung regency, located 17km northwest of Denpasar. This temple complex boasts magnificent traditional architectural features throughout its courtyards and enclosures as well as expansive garden landscapes comprised of lotus and fish ponds. The temple was built circa 1634 by the then ruler of the Mengwi kingdom, Tjokerda Sakti Blambangan, with Chinese architectural inspirations, and underwent a significant restoration project in 1937.
For culture and history enthusiasts wondering what to see in Denpasar, the Bali Provincial Public Museum in an interesting Denpasar sightseeing point. This museum, which is locally known as Negeri Propinsi Bali, gives an insight into the culture, the lives and the traditions of the Balinese people. Location: Jl. Mayor Wisnu No.1, Bali 80232, Indonesia, Timings: 8AM – 3:30PM, Friday – 8AM – 1PM.
Kuta Town is well known for being the wild tourist town with bumping clubs, tons of shopping, extremely aggressive sales people, crowded beaches, and basically a whole lot of fun. We personally enjoy all of this activity, but in moderation. Best Things To Do in Kuta:
Learn to surf : Kuta Beach is one of the best and most popular places for beginners to take a surf lesson on Bali. You’ll find many surf schools up and down the beach.
Visit the waterpark! : Named one of the Top 3 Waterparks in the World and the #1 Waterpark in Asia, Kuta’s Waterbom Bali is an excellent place to spend a day in the sun. Open daily from 9am to 6pm (excluding Nyepi Day, or Day of Silence), this is an awesome time for families, couples or groups of friends.
Have an awesome meal : There’s no lack of dining options in Kuta, whether you prefer inexpensive local food at a warung, a delicious wood-fired pizza in a low-key setting, or a world class meal at a swanky restaurant.
Party down : If you’re into the clubbing scene, you’re in the right spot. Just remember not to overdo it, and make sure to keep an eye on your personal belongings and all members of your group!
Nusa Dua is almost in its own Bali bubble, beautiful. Clean, predominantly luxury hotels. It has its pro’s and con’s (as do most things), but it’s perfect for a Bali family holiday or romantic getaway. Nusa Dua is only about 30 minutes from Kuta but the two are worlds apart. Nusa Dua is quiet and secluded. It is predominantly luxury hotels, beaches, and a small shopping center. The beaches are less crowded here, except for Pandawa Beach which attracts the crowds but is a stunning beach. It would be a perfect place to stay for a Bali family holiday, particularly with very young children, as there are fewer crowds and traffic and the beaches are calmer.
There is a small shopping center and some markets, restaurants, walking along the boardwalk on the beach. beach days, water sports. riding bicycles. And a lot of the other things can be doing here. It is a great place to relax and unwind.
If you heading for Bali and love to have a sunset, whitish beaches, dinner or some drinks on the beach and not too far from shops etc. you will probably end up going to either Legian or Seminyak. It is one long stretch of beach that connects all these places but every place is different and has its own characterizes. Legian has a very broad beach with many sunbeds and beanbags on it. There are fewer trees but there are many beach beds with parasols so the shadow is guaranteed. The surf is also ok but not as busy as Kuta and the water is a bit shallower. It is nice for kids to play. It’s a flat beach so no uphill beds over here. The road behind the largest part of the Legian beach is car-free so it much safer for kids to cross the road.
Ubud is in many ways Bali’s cultural heart. It’s in the cool mountains, just an hour’s drive north of the airport. This traditional country town is home to one of Bali’s royal families. You can even visit the majestic palace in the centre of town. Ubud is also well known as a flourishing crafts centre. Around Ubud, there are the surrounding villages of Campuhan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan. These communities specialise in crafts and woodcarving which are sold all over the island. There are hundreds of shops selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings and jewellery in Ubud. You’ll also find some of the best art museums in the country here. Along Ubud’s main street are dozens of art studios, an excellent local craft market and galleries
Ubud Monkey Forest, also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, is one of Ubud’s most popular attractions; a natural forest sanctuary that is home to a horde of grey long-tailed macaques. The site is well preserved thanks to a community-based management program. The forest is also conveniently positioned near Ubud Town Centre, and within easy walking distance from guesthouses and resorts along the main roads of Jalan Hanoman and the namesake Jalan Monkey Forest. Besides watching playful monkeys in their natural habitat, swinging through canopies, lazing along pathways or feeding on bananas, the site offers cool walks along paved pathways through a leafy nutmeg forest. Beautiful ancient temples with guardian statues covered in moss also feature throughout the forest. Those staying outside of Ubud and coming for a day tour usually have the Ubud Monkey Forest as a must-visit, combined with sightseeing highlights at the Ubud Royal Palace and shopping sprees through the expansive Ubud Art Market, all only a 10-minute drive away.
Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud is famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies involving the subak (traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system), which according to history, was passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century. Tegallalang forms the three most splendid terraced landscapes in Ubud’s shared region, with the others being in the villages of Pejeng and Campuhan. The Tegallalang rice terraces alone offers a scenic outlook that spreads down before you and away to the rice paddies on the slopes across the valley. The high roadside location is cool and breezy and it is a well-known spot for tourists to stop and take photos. Painters and nature lovers also enjoy visiting this spot, and there are numerous art kiosks and cafes near the ledge offering their ware.
Pura Tanah Lot is a hugely popular tourist destination. It does have cultural significance to the Balinese, but this can be hard to discern amid the crowds, clamour and chaos – especially for the overhyped sunsets. It’s the most visited and photographed temple in Bali; however, it has all the authenticity of a stage set – even the tower of rock that the temple sits upon is an artful reconstruction (the entire structure was crumbling) and more than one-third of the rock is artificial. For the Balinese, Pura Tanah Lot is one of the most important and venerated sea temples. Like Pura Luhur Ulu Watu, at the tip of the southern Bukit Peninsula, and Pura Rambu Siwi to the west, it is closely associated with the Majapahit priest Nirartha. It’s said that each of the sea temples was intended to be within sight of the next, so they formed a chain along Bali’s southwestern coast – from Pura Tanah Lot you can usually see the clifftop site of Pura Ulu Watu far to the south, and the long sweep of sea shore west to Perancak, near Negara.
Bedugul is an area located in the village of Candikuning, Baturiti district, Tabanan regency about 54 km from the city of Sanur – Denpasar, Bedugul is a mountainous area that has cool air with beautiful view of Beratan lake which makes it’s becoming an attractive tourist destinations and one of the best places of interest for holidays on Bali island – Indonesia that is visited by thousands of tourists. Bedugul also facilitated with adequate accommodation such as villas, restaurants, hotels and water sports activities such as canoeing, water skiing, parasailing.
Lake Bratan which is located in Bedugul is the second largest lake after lake Batur on Bali island, Beratan lake is very important as a main source of irrigation in central Bali.
Ulun Danu Beratan temple is located at the edge of Beratan lake, Pura Ulun Danu built in the early 17th century, serves to adore the majesty of God in order to invoke the grace of fertility, prosperity, human well-being and for sustainability of the universe. Ulun Danu Bratan temple is one among the best widely known Balinese Hindu temples and the most photographed places of interest on the island of Bali, Indonesia.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is commonly referred to as Balinese temple by the lake or Bali temple on the water mainly because it seems to be like floating on the water at any time the water level in the Bedugul Lake Beratan is increasing.
Tenganan Village in East Bali is one of the Bali Aga (original Balinese) communities in Bali and it is famous for its well-preserved village layout and the ongoing survival of its traditional crafts. Pegringsingan is best known for its traditional gringsing tie-dyed ‘double ikat’ cloth. The annual Perang Pandan war dance, featuring friendly duels among village males, is definitely worth seeing if your visit coincides with this event.
A visit to Tenganan Village can be a highlight of your trip to the East Bali region any time of year. The village retains much of its ages-old layout and architecture. Even though television antennae and electrical wiring are now visible here and there, most of the stone and earth brick walls, bamboo and thatch roofing are reminiscent of earlier times. Almost all the house compounds welcome visitors, each offering something different for the curious visitor to see. Inside, you will see craftsmen at work weaving a gringsing, carving wooden masks, or making various baskets. Throughout the village streets home stalls sell arts and handicrafts. However, there are some handicrafts that are original to the village and are worth looking at.
Taman Ujung ‘water palace’, with its complete and official designation of Taman Sukasada Ujung, is located in the village of Seraya in Karangasem regency. It is the sister site of Tirta Gangga, also built by the late raja of Karangasem. The complex consists of various large pools and historic structures set against a backdrop of Mount Agung and the eastern shoreline. The site suffered near devastation by showers of hot ash following the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963, and also weathered an earthquake in 1979.
The Tirta Gangga royal water garden is a favourite retreat in the regency of Karangasem, east Bali. It was built in 1946 during the reign of the late raja of Karangasem. Tirta Gangga saw a series of restorations following the destructive hot showers of volcanic ash from the 1963 Mount Agung eruption. The lavish water gardens owned by the royal Karangasem family feature 1.2ha of pools, ponds and fountains surrounded by neatly cut lawns adorned with stepping stones, ornate statues and tropical gardens. Tirta Gangga is located in the village of Ababi, an approximate 75km east of Denpasar. The complex is a cool retreat in the eastern highlands, perched on the southeastern slope of the island’s highest mountain, Mount Agung.
One area which has beautiful scenery and super exotic in Bali is Kintamani area. Different tourist attractions in Bangli its location is called Penelokan. The villages of Kintamani and Penelokan provide a great view of Mount Batur and its fantastic lake. Seven miles in diameter and sixty feet deep, Batur caldera is simply astounding. From Penelokan, take the road Kedisan on the shores of the lake where boats can be rented to cross over to Trunyan. The spectacular mountainous region around Kintamani with its deep Crater Lake and bubbling hot springs, make this region a must to visit.
The distance taken into this region is approximately 2 hours’ drive from Denpasar or Karangasem or Lovina. Lined along Penelokan restaurant offers the advantages of natural beauty of the valley and mountains, proved to be very attractive, while relaxing enjoying lunch, visitors are treated to stunning natural panorama. Kintamani is really great for day trips, trekking or simply for getting away from it all for a few days.
Penglipuran village is a beautiful highland village in the regency of Bangli in East Bali, best known for its well-preserved culture and village layout. While most of its residents have embraced modernity, its individual compounds are well-kept to look traditional with visitors in mind, with manicured gardens lining its single linear stone-paved street that runs through the centre of the village toward the village temple, and age-old arched entrance gates and walls that conceal their houses within.
Kerta Gosa is one of Bali heritage site situated in the center of Klungkung town, east part of Bali. The Kerta Gosa is one of the famous tourist destinations in Bali and many visited by tourist every day. Furthermore, the name of Kerta Gosa is coming from a Sanskrit namely Kerta means Peaceful and Gosa from the Gosita word mean announcement. Thereby, the word’s of Kerta Gosa is meaning a kind Jurisdiction in form of Bale for the king who announces the legislation, jurisdiction, penalization etc. The building of Kerta Gosa is very unique and full of high art value. So that, this place is a unique place to visit in Bali. Moreover, it is one of Bali heritage sites as stop point during our Bali Royal Heritage Tour, Karangasem Tour Expedition or Besakih Temple Tour, an exciting tour to visit the biggest Hindu temple in the paradise island of Bali.
This place also owns Taman Gili, a building floating or sees like floating because it is intentionally founded in the middle of a fish pond. Furthermore, Kerta Gosa is founded in 18 century with unique building decorated by famous style of Kamasan painting in the year 1930. During Dutch colonization (1908-1942), It remains to be wearied as a justice place for lawbreaker, especially criminal.
Nusa Lembongan, a small island between Bali and Nusa Penida in Badung Strait, is the perfect holiday hideaway with few visitors and pristine un-spoilt beaches. A low, protected island about 11 km southeast of mainland Bali, measuring only four by three km and ringed with mangrove swamps, and palms and white sandy beaches. Inland the terrain is scrubby and very dry, with volcanic stonewalls and processional avenues crisscrossing the small cactus-covered hills. Overlooking Sanghiang Bay with its clear blue waters, the Nusa Lembongan Resort offers a panoramic view of eastern Bali and the majestic silhouette of Mount Agung. Known for its great surf, the excellent crystal-clear waters also make it a perfect place for snorkeling and diving. It’s still a basic place, but interesting, and there are some lovely places to stay.
There is no doubt in that Bali is one of the most sought destinations by all. With the increasing tourist, a lot of new attraction has been introduced to the people. Besakih Temple is one such attraction which is a must visit for all. Also known as the Mother Temple this temple is located on the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung. This temple is one of the holiest and the biggest temple of the island’s temple.
Highlights: Beautifully built on a terraced slope this temple has six levels. The entrance of the temple is marked by a candi bentar (split gateway). Another interesting thing about the temple is its architecture which makes it one of a kind. Not just admire the architecture of the place but also soak in the amazing beauty of the surroundings.
Location: Desa Besakih, Rendang, Besakih, Rendang, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali.
Immersed in spiritual beauty, the Gunung Kawi Temple situated at the bottom of a lush green river valley is Bali’s oldest and one of the most ancient temples in Bali.
This temple is one of the least visited by tourists and hence maintains its natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere. It features luxuriant gardens around ponds filled with carp and blooming lotuses and ancient shrines bordered by crystal vibrant pools nourished by natural springs.
At the centre of the temple, you will encounter a glistening water pool where you can feed the carp with fish food bought at the temple grounds. Location: Tampaksiring, Indonesia
The Jatiluwih rice terraces give an exotic and dramatic appearance to the upland villages in West Bali. Jatiluwih Green Land was once a candidate for the UNESCO world heritage site for its pristine and picture-perfect landscapes which consist of over 600 hectares of land as rice terraces enveloped with high hills of the Batukaru mountain range.
This is one of the places to visit in Bali if you are searching for a photo opportunity to click the vast green expanse of rice paddies with a series of hills in the background then you need to be here.
Location: Jatiluwih Village, Tabanan 82152, Indonesia
Tegenungan Waterfall is one for nature lovers who happen to be staying in Ubud or have neighbouring Sukawati among their tour itineraries. The falls are conveniently located halfway between Ubud and Bali’s provincial capital of Denpasar, and is considered the closest natural attraction of its kind that you can reach within only a half-hour transfer southeast from Ubud town. Getting to the falls is a pleasant drive down paved village roads lined with stretches of green rice fields on both sides.The falls are only several minutes’ walk down the trail beyond the shops, where you’ll enjoy the impressively green valley panorama with cascading water as a centrepiece. Dense foliage frames the falls, and the water volume is impressive at almost any time of year.
If you have a lot of art and love some unique pieces of art then Ubud Art Market is a must visit for you. It is always said that the handmade crafts are always exceptional pieces. Stroll through this art market and find some of the beautiful silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade woven bags, baskets or hats; statues, kites, and many other hand-crafted goods. The majority of the merchandise found at the Ubud Market are made in the neighboring towns of Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payangan, and Peliatan.
Highlights: Get a chance to admire Bali craftsmanship which is one of a kind in Bali. Another interesting thing about this market has also been an attraction in your favorite movie Eat, Pray, Love. It is a perfect place to put for visitors where they can involvement with the considerable deal workmanship advertise in Ubud Bali.
Location: Jl. Raya Ubud No.35, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six key temples believed to be Bali’s spiritual pillars, is renowned for its magnificent location, perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level. This temple also shares the splendid sunset backdrops as that of Tanah Lot Temple, another important sea temple located in the island’s western shores. Pura Luhur Uluwatu is definitely one of the top places on the island to go to for sunset delights, with direct views overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean and daily Kecak dance performances.
Balinese architecture, traditionally-designed gateways, and ancient sculptures add to Uluwatu Temple’s appeal.
Lovina Beach is a combination of smaller beaches spanning several local villages between two districts in the North Bali regency of Buleleng. The beach is a great alternative to the highly popular (and often crowded beaches of Bali’s south, the likes of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. Calmer waves, serene black-sand shores, thrills in the offing, and a nightlife scene, are just a few things that sum up this quaint north Bali coast.
Lovina Beach spans two kilometers east to west, with a small area in the Kalibukbuk village as its main focal point. Sunsets are quite the highlight here, with rather subdued nightlife after dusk. Lovina Beach’s sunrises are as ‘gently exciting’ as its sunsets, and are when participants of dolphin watching tours board colourful traditional motorised jukung outriggers to catch a glimpse of the several different species in these waters. Keep your camera gear ready as these flippers breach the smooth water surface in a blink of an eye.