I'm a bit surprised to read others' bad reviews of Bali, not sure what people expect. Most of the beach dogs have a collar and are owned by someone and a few of the guests were playing with them, they were all well-behaved, friendly and seemed to be in good health. Most of them generally ignored the guests. Bali geographically is not as nice as some beaches in Thailand or South Vietnam, but the gardens, culture and food are unique and the reason to go.
Sanur is the beach for 'grown ups' and I chose it to avoid the Kuta scene. There are a few bars and clubs in walking distance, but if you're after a big nightlife spot, go to Kuta.
For what I had paid, compared to other similar properties I was very pleasantly surprised. The staff is very friendly, the pools clean and they do their best to keep the normal amount of insects in the climate at bay. I wish that I was able to get a club room or a day pass to the pool there because the kids can sometimes take over the pool. Because there are two other pools, often one had no kids or less noise.
The garden area is lush and many guests sit on their patios relaxing. Wifi is free which makes it good for a working holiday and the pool bar has an area to sit in that is not inside the water as well as in the pool. I came to swim and relax and this resort was great for that.
The Bali Night dinner was good and had some vegetarian buffet options with a really great show. I was very surprised to learn that the staff were the performers and it was very professionally done with a chance to learn a bit about Balinese culture.
I ate at the resort often as it was a relaxing atmosphere. Most of the food and service was good, The Balinese dishes are made to suit foreign tastes and are still flavorful, my only complaint was that the spinach ravioli I had on my last day was bland and poorly made.
My next trip to Bali I will be sure to return here.
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- Also Known As:
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