Blessed with sun-kissed stretches of sand, bright blue waters and breathtaking sunsets, the beach locale of Sanur is every bit the Bali idyll. For a sensational Sanur honeymoon, add these cool experiences to your must-do list...
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Sundowners at Tree Bar at Maya Sanur
Kick things off right with a drink or two at Maya Sanur's sumptuous Tree Bar. Boasting three separate levels (including a sun terrace and rooftop deck), this treehouse-like bar wraps around the trunk of a shady tree and overlooks the sea. And with an extensive drinks and light bites menu, this luxe hangout is perfect for toasting the sunset.
Taste mouthwatering street food at Pasar Sindhu Night Market
When day turns into night, head on over to the Pasar Sindu Night Market in the northern end of Sanur's Jalan Danau Tamblingan Road. The atmosphere here is electric and the food is fuss-free but delicious. Grab yourselves some lamb satay, bak so meatball soup or nasi goring fried rice, pull up a stool in the (very clean) street and wander through rows of tiny stalls for a little souvenir shopping.
Escape from it all at Kayumanis Sanur Private Villa & Spa
There's a range of beautiful places to stay in Sanur (including Maya Sanur), but if it's seclusion and relaxation you're after, check in at Kayumanis Sanur Private Villa & Spa. An exclusive collection of private villas, this tranquil hideaway features lush gardens, spacious accommodation, proximity to the beach, a fantastic spa and the spectacular Gong restaurant.
For an extra-romantic experience, book a romantic candle light dinner in your villa for just the two of you.
See rare and amazing wildlife at Bali Safari Marine Park
For an adventurous experience, head 30 minutes northeast of Sanur's centre and visit the Bali Safari Marine Park. Home to hundreds of incredible animals from over 100 different species (including the amazing Komodo dragon, orang-utan and the rare Bali Mynah bird), the park is where you can spot marvellous creatures on a scenic safari drive.
Dedicated to wildlife conservation (the park is a member of The South East Asians Zoo Associations, the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group and Indonesia Zoological Parks Associations), Bali Safari Marine Park also offers a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, like night safaris and 'breakfast with lions'.
Grab some gelato and walk along the Sanur Boardwalk
You wouldn't expect to find great Italian gelato in Sanur, but that's exactly what you'll get at Massimo Italiano. Known for its enticing range of flavours, the restaurant is just a short walk from Sanur Beach. Grab something cold and delicious, and walk along the boardwalk for serious 'endless summer' vibes.
Create something unique at Sanur Jewellery Studio
Want to take home a souvenir from your Bali getaway that's totally unique? Book yourselves the Lovers Luxury Package at Sanur Jewellery Studio. The workshop will walk you through the skills of shaping, annealing (heating) and forging a silver ring or pendant that you'll personalise.
Topping it all off, you'll be treated to a special lunch with sparkling wine before being whisked off to a nearby seaside spa for a reflexology treatment or manicure. That's our kind of workshop.
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