Sanur

MAYA SANUR RESORT & SPA

The Maya Sanur Resort and Spa (sister hotel to the stunning Maya Ubud Resort and Spa) is currently under construction.  It’s situated beachfront and is a fab, new luxury 5 star eco-friendly resort.

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Designed by award winning architect, Budiman Hendropurnomo of Denton Corker Marshall – Jakarta, the resort is intended to maximize views of the ocean from as many rooms and public areas as possible.

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There will be 103 rooms – including luxurious pool suites, three themed restaurants, a “tree bar”, two large swimming pools, a children’s pool, a spa, fitness centre, yoga studio, library and a beachfront wedding pavilion.

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A walk past the hotel recently shows it’s completion can’t be too far off!  I for one, can’t wait!!

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Bali International Kite Festival

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The Balinese International Kite Festival is held in the beachside town of Sanur

Amazing scenes of giant kites (up to 10 metres in size) are seen being flown in the area of Padang Galak beach.  A tiny “army” are sometimes needed to get the kites off the ground!

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Bali International Kite Festival was originally a religious festival sending a plea to the Hindu deities for an abundant crop and harvest held annually during each July. A competition of traditional kites constructed from bamboo and cotton cloth by teams of kite-fliers from all around Bali also takes place.

The sight of these colourful kites gently bobbing in the blue Balinese sky draws many local and international spectators each year.  It truly is a joy to see!

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FIXED PRICE Shopping Tip in Sanur:

TOOTSIES

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If you want hassle-free bargain shopping in Sanur, head to “Tootsies”. Tootsies sell clothing for adults and kids, handbags, shoes, jewellery, quilts, sunglasses, table runners….and more.

The glass-fronted shop is air-conditioned and nicely set out.  It’s not huge but has a good selection and prices are very good.  In fact, you can use them as a guide for other non-fixed market shopping,  Eg,  Roxy/Quicksilver/Billabong jumbers $10Aus, Vans $10Aus, Nikes $15Aus, Sunglasses/hats $2.50Aus.

There are PLUS sizes available also.  If Tootsie has not got what you’re after, she will get it in for you.

The easiest way to find Tootsies is to take a taxi to Jl Pantai Sindhu.  Walk towards the beach and when you get to the path that runs parallel to the ocean, turn left. It’s about 100-150m along the path that you will see Tootsies Restaurant sign. Her shop is directly behind the restaurant and is over 3 shops

Address: Tootsie  No 28, Sindhu Beach market, Sanur 

Phone: (0361) 285184

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