a VirtualTourist member from Adelaide
We are a couple in our 50's from Adelaide , South Australia, traveling to Bali at the end of April and staying in Sanur. Anyone have any suggestions of thing to do , particulary at night ? We have our days pretty much planned out but are stuck for ideas for some fun night life in the area. We would also be very interested in meeting other travelers of similar age to share car hire etc.
Rob and Julia
Take a taxi into Kuta? ;-)
Sheherazad is right, there's really not a lot of nightlife in Sanur. There are some bars in the couple of larger hotels but I wouldn't say it's particularly lively! :-)
There are places to eat and drink in Sanur. When we stayed there we sightseed all day; came home went swimming; had a meal and some drinks; relaxed in our room went to bed. On one evening we booked to go to a cultural dance show (it was in Ubud) but we were picked up from our hotel and dropped off back there. Sanur is OK. I liked it, less hassley than Kuta.
Thank you Irene , we ae looking forward to a nice relaxing holiday
Sorry, I should have added in my previous reply that my wife and I are also in our 50's and aren't into the younger bar/club scene. However, we do like eating at the local cafes and Sanur was fine for that without the frenetic pace of Kuta: we enjoyed Sanur.
We are not into the clubs and bar scene of Kuta , but we are looking forward to letting our hair down and hopefully meet new friends from Australia and abroad. We are planning to do a lot more traveling over the next few years.
Rob and Julia
It's not just clubs and letting your hair down in Kuta.. There is much more e.g. restaurants like Ibu Yani's in Kuta (and Seminyak) and spas etc etc though I revisited the Bounty after 12 years to check it out in view of its interesting set up ;-)
Enjoy walking along the beach etc in Sanur - in case you hadn't noticed, I actually stayed there (twice) - do check my Bali pages and 'Sheherezad's other travels' page? :-) Cheers!
FYI the pic in [original VT link] with the caption: "Kuta - the night before the bombing" was taken in Ibu Yani's restaurant - very interesting place with life music (then) and a spa upstairs where we had our Balinese lulur spa treatment before dinner! Try the crispy duck with Balinese bumbu - yummy! :-)
Do check out also [original VT link] with anothe pic of Sanur beach and a tip on the hotel I stayed in at Sanur (I would stay there, again, if I were to go back to Bali, neve4r Kuta!).