Sanur Villas are located in a charming beach town with everything you need
A villa in Sanur is the perfect Island getaway and well suited for families
Sanur villa accommodation is a fantastic choice for your amazing Bali holiday. This charming beach town is laid back and exudes an easy-going flow. The word Sanur hails from two terms: “Saha” and “Nuhur”, which translates as the desire and interest of visiting a certain location. Located in south-eastern Bali, Sanur is famous for its gorgeous stretches of smooth white sand. It is also known for its’ amazing sunrises, each representing a new page in the book of Balinese life and your dream holiday.
A relaxed ambience makes villas in Sanur Bali incredibly special. The local residents welcome visitors with grace and kindness while strongly maintaining their culture and traditions. From dawn to dusk, every turn of a corner from your Sanur Bali villa exposes another surprise in the daily life of Balinese people. Shady trees line the streets along the beach, where sunbathing, shopping, and dining spots are pleasantly located. With great access to sports such as diving and transport links to explore the rest of Bali, the options are endless in beautiful Sanur, and staying in a villa in Sanur will give you access to it all.Read more
A Bali villa in Sanur is quiet, relaxing and one of the best ways to enjoy your Island stay
Sanur beach villas are the perfect place to stay if you want to be close to the artistic mountain town of Ubud and an easy drive away from Bali’s exquisite southern beaches. From the luxury of your Bali Sanur villa you can be in the middle of it all, as well as a leisurely stroll away from Sanur’s famous Sindhu Beach. Despite the plethora of contemporary activities you can explore in Sanur, a strong undercurrent of the rich local history runs deep through the veins of this quaint little town. From the majestic Balinese story of a Dutch colonial battle to the modern day suggestions on what to do in Sanur, this article has it all – so keep reading! Your next step from here is to find Sanur villas for rent and the holiday of your lifetime will simply be a matter of history waiting to be made.
Sanur Beach villas cater for all water sports and beach needs
When searching for Bali villas, Sanur, you may not realize how cool this district of Bali really is. Sanur also carries a significant cornerstone in the historical timeline of Indonesia. It was on the beaches of Sanur that Netherland military troops arrived in 1906. A battle of epic proportions took place on these shores, as courageous Balinese fighters defended their island from the advent of European colonialism. The Balinese lost many thousands of men, yet succeeded in salvaging the unique identity and culture of their island by resisting the attempted Dutch takeover. This battle, known as Puputan Badung, has never been forgotten and reigns proudly in the memory of every Balinese individual from generation to generation as one of the most heroic events in history. Staying in a Sanur villa Sanur means staying in a piece of history.
Villas in Sanur offer incredible galleries and local art on their walls for all to see
Digging deeper into Bali’s historical archives, we find that Sanur holds the key to some thrilling ancient mysteries revealing the potential close relationships between Bali and worldwide kingdoms. A mystifying, ancient stone epigraph lies in the Blanjong, Sanur. Two different languages can be seen carved onto this alluring stone, one of which is Old Balinese and the other is Sanskrit. Historians believe that this ancient artifact was originally found in an old sea harbor and derives from the Kingdom of Warmadewa in the year 917. A limestone carved Ganesca (an elephant shaped body with human head sculpture) was also found in Blanjong, although historians argue that the artifact did not originate there, but was left behind from past kingdoms that had reigned in Bali. If this theory proves correct, Sanur’s archeological grounds will unravel a narrative exposing the close communication and relations Bali had with distant kingdoms around the entire world. Consider the grounds your Bali villas stands on, the grounds of ancient royalty.
A Sanur villa is close to Bali’s oldest historical museums and galleries
Closer to our present reality, the LeMayeur Museum is another fascinating historical icon that has put Sanur on the map. Built in 1953, this was the first museum ever founded in Bali, pioneering the way for social development in the world of the arts. The spectacular museum was actually the personal home of Adrian-Jean Le Mayeur himself, a world famous artist hailing from Belgium who left his country to pursue a life of passionate painting; one that was not encouraged by his family and friends. Finding inspiration in Bali, Le Mayeur took to mastering impressionist paintings and began a collection of illustrations capturing the essence of what was then the fishing village of Sanur. Le Mayeur also fell in love. A beautiful Balinese girl , Ni Polok, was a talented Legong dancer who struck this painter’s heart and became the muse for many of his paintings. Le Mayeur eventually bought a large piece of land just steps away from the Sanur ocean side, filled his home with amazing art and then gave up the residence to the local Bali government to take care of. Today this house turned museum represents an enchanting love story that profoundly characterizes the romantic quality of Sanur. The words Le Mayeur and Sanur are truly inseparable. The once thriving fishing village cultivated a rich atmosphere for artists and lovers, and today has transformed into a spectacular destination for curious travelers. It is here in Sanur that the arts has propagated, and it is Sanur that has pioneered tourism for Bali. Find the villas Bali Sanur area to stay in and picture yourself living the life Le Mayeur did a century ago.
Sanur is actually Bali’s oldest upscale resort center and exhibits this maturity through its laidback atmosphere. Centered between the main Jalan Ngurah Rai bypass and the tranquil seaside, villas Sanur beach is conveniently accessible. Jalan Danau Tamblingan is the main street that runs north/south of Sanur, making it extremely easy to orient yourself in the area. Jalan Danau Tamblingan also provides multiple car, motorbike and bicycle rental shops. Taxis are never in shortage and can provide quick and safe transportation as well. If you want to experience how the local residents commute, hop on to an avocado colored van, known as a ‘bemo’, and sit on a bench against the vehicle wall to catch a ride down the end of the street. Try not to stay on too long on a Bemo because it definitely takes an experienced local to learn the routes they run! Walking is a great transportation alternative. The streets that Sanur villas Bali stand on are relatively quiet and all seem to end up connecting back to each other, so exploring by foot is optimal for sightseeing and immersing the daily happenings of Balinese life. It’s always a treat to catch one of the Balinese residents bringing out their daily offerings, placing it thoughtfully on the street and lighting incense to honor the Gods. A wonderful, paved sidewalk aligns the beachside and runs the entire length of Sanur. Petite alleyways leading out of your villa in Sanur Bali can often lead directly to this pretty seaside.
You might be wondering what else there is left to do after you’ve spent your time on the beach, your money on handcrafted souvenirs and your appetite on delicious chicken satay. It’s also tempting to just lounge around in your luxurious Sanur villa Bali, but we commend you for wanting to not be too lazy. There are endless ways to spend the rest of your energy, and here are just a few out of the hundred examples.
Your villa in Sanur Bali is moments to the beach and seasonal tourist attractions
At Padang Galak, Sanur, an International Kite Festival takes place every July. If you ever leave your villa in Sanur Bali and find yourself caught in traffic, you might be surprised to find that it’s because a team of dedicated youths are hand carrying a 20 foot kite down the street to the beach! Gigantic Balinese kites up to 10 meters long are handmade and flown by competitive teams hailing from various villages around Bali. Like everything else in Balinese culture, this event has a unique and interesting story behind it. In times of yore, the spiritual intent behind these kite festivals was to deliver a message to the Hindu Gods in the hopes that the Gods would bless them with a fruitful harvest in return. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be in Bali only in the month of July to witness these amazing works of art. Lay out in the poolside garden of your villa Sanur Bali and you’ll see that kites of all shapes and sizes can be spotted in the clear island sky year round, especially between June through August. However, witnessing the culmination of twirling, multicolored paper birds all at one point of time is a truly spectacular site, even to the unsuspecting bystander.
Just south of Sanur’s pristine beachfront, and a short drive from the villas in Sanur, visitors can learn about the amazing ecosystem of mangroves. Mangroves are vital to the sustainability of Bali, and a trip to the Mangrove Information Center will teach you all about the surprising facts this pertinent aspect of nature holds. 600 hectares establish the forest of mangroves that border the eastern shores just south of Sanur. Two lovely boardwalks glide through the mangrove forest and make for a pleasant outing with the kids. There’s no reason not to keep enlightening yourself despite being on a holiday trip. The Mangrove Information Center continually carries out superb work in educating the resident school children as well as international travelers about the importance of mangroves. Come home proudly to your Bali villa, Sanur, knowing that you participated in an educational activity that is bettering the world.
Another excellent reason to book your villas Sanur Bali is the Serangan Island Turtle Conservation Center, or more succinctly known as Turtle Island. Sanur has a direct access to Jalan Ngurah Rai Bypass, which shoots you right off to Serangan. So if you were to step out of your Bali villa Sanur, you would only have to head east and in under 15 minutes, arrive at the magnificent beaches of Serangan. Here you can learn about the contemporary conservations initiatives actively pursued to better sustain the lifecycle of Bali turtles.
If you need to really, completely and wholeheartedly get away from civilization and everything that comes with it, head over to Nusa Lembongan. This is the egg to the chicken (Bali is the chicken and Nusa Lembongan is the egg). Tourists all the way from the southern fringes of Seminyak and the high hills of Ubud yearn to see what everyone raves about when they return from Nusa Lembongan. In order to get to this exotic, discreet little island, you must take a boat from Sanur. If you are already staying at Villa Sanur Bali, then you are already lucky enough not to have to drive the extra miles to get to Sanur beach. For you to arrive at the crystalline waters of Nusa Lembongan, all you have to do is hop out your Sanur beach villa and get to the beach early in the morning. You don’t even have to schedule a boat trip! Just try to get there after sunrise and ask the ticket booth if you can jump on the next speedboat leaving for Nusa Lembongan. The earlier the better because that’s when the waves are calmer. Spend a day or at the stunning resorts of Nusa Lembongan and relish in the serenity of silence, save for the sounds of overlapping waves just feet away from your beach cottage. Just think, when you come back to Bali, you’ll only be minutes away from your cozy holiday villa, Sanur.
Alright. Maybe you’re saying that Serangan and Nusa Lembongan sound great and all but really all you want to do is stumble out the Bali Sanur villas and play on the local beach. After all, that’s the main reason you chose to stay at villas in Sanur beach. In that case, you need to take advantage of all the water sports Sanur beach has to offer! What kind, you ask? Well let’s take a look at the list. There is kite surfing, wakeboarding, wind surfing, surfing, paragliding, banana boat rides and boogie boarding. Whew, maybe it’s time to schedule out one of those a day throughout your stay! For an online guide of prices and schedules, check out Bali Kite Surfing School and Blue Oasis Beach Club. The Blue Oasis Beach Club also includes a professional dive school. Let the fun begin; it’s all waiting around the corner from your Villa Shanti Sanur!
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