Spending the upcoming weekend in Sanur never goes wrong. If you still do not have any ideas on what to do in this area, pick some ideas on our blog for a great weekend.
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Make your holiday more refreshing by visiting the Mangrove Information Centre in South Sanur to enjoy the beauty of more than 50 species and in around of 1,300 hectares mangrove forest. It is the largest mangrove forest which has played a major role in protecting the coastal line and providing fresh oxygen to the air. This mangrove forest facilitated by wooden bridge with length of 2 km, and a building that more looks like a wooden house for visitors who want to enjoy the atmosphere of mangrove forest. It is also recommended for you to walk till the end of wooden bridge as you will enjoy the clear water of Benoa bay and if you are lucky enough you can see group of birds that fly around mangrove forest. Entrance ticket is IDR 200,000/person.
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As one of the newest tourist objects in Sanur, this place is mostly visited by travelers who want to have a relax day by the beach. Dream Island is situated at Mertasari Beach, just ask the parking crew where the Dream Island is, and they will happy to inform you. After buying your ticket, you will walk through wooden bridge and follow the footpath while enjoying a nice view of Mertasari Beach. When you arrive at Dream Island you can lay down at bean bag, take a chance to swing, order some foods, or try some water activities i.e. canoeing, standup paddle or even camel riding and massage by the beach with a competitive price. In addition, the beach is clean enough so you can swim here, life jacket also will be given to you if you want to do water activities or swimming. Entrance ticket is IDR 20,000/person
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Recently, Big Garden Corner is a stone carving gallery and now becomes a stone park that is really interesting to visit. Here you can find a lot of statue collections from the smallest till the biggest one as well as a miniature of Borobudur Temple. There are also some bean bags where you can chit-chat with your friends and do not forget to capture your best moments in this beautiful park. This park also has restaurant that serves Indonesian and Western food, however you should try their signature coffee that made from snake fruit seeds and dragon fruit fried rice. You also can go to this park with your children, as this park is facilitated with kid zone which can make your children playing happily. Entrance ticket is IDR 50,000/person.
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Even you are not staying at Artotel Sanur Hotel but be sure to try out the ABC Beach Club if you are going to Sanur beach. Commanding a picture perfect coastal views, the 7,000-square-metre lush oasis offers an unparalleled new beach club experience in Sanur. With beach access, pool, day beds, bean beds, kids’ playground, upstairs dining and great other supporting facilities, this beach club deserved to be everyone's favorite and get 2 thumbs up. In the meantime, the real treasure of this beach club is the service where their staffs always greet the guests with a warm smile and more than that sometimes their staffs take a chance to talk with visitors and make them feel right at home! For double day beds, there is a minimum spend of IDR 300,000.
Gallery Coffee is calling for coffee lovers! In this coffee shop, you will not only enjoy Balinese coffee but also Javanese, Sumatran, Sulawesi, Flores till Papua coffee and of course each area has a different taste of coffee that you should give a try. The most expensive coffee in the world, Luwak Coffee also can be enjoyed here. The coffee shop itself has a nice ambiance with indoor and outdoor table set up to sip your favorite coffee in a very reasonable price.
One of the best family-friendly restaurants in Sanur, Arena Pub and Restaurant is a perfect place to enjoy lunch or dinner. The Arena has a wide range variety of menu available, both food and beverage in high quality products that may make you confused of what to get because a lot of them are great, however the most favorite one is their steak that is perfectly cooked and tasty. Life music is also available with great quality for any ages.
You can use Line 5 of Kura Kura Bus that goes to Sanur and Ubud from DFS, and have a stop at McDonald Sanur, you only need to walk around 2 minutes to get Arena Pub and Restaurant. Price is IDR 80,000/person/one way.
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If you are on holiday and need to do a few hours surfing the net for your next destination or accommodation, come here: the kids will play whilst you use the super-fast Wi-Fi over a cup of coffee. When you bring your kids here, you do not have to worry the kids doesn’t enjoy. It is a spacious kids playground for the kids to run around and they also have a big climbing frame with tunnels, ladders & houses that is located in a closed off building next door. They also have a Café (with AC), positioned so parents can relax and grab a drink and a munchie while they watch their children play. P/S: take socks as you are not allowed to enter with sandals or shoes.