Private Villas In Sanur, Bali: The Top 5
So you want to find Sanur villa accommodation? Excellent choice! Out of everywhere we’ve visited in Bali, Sanur is the place that we choose to call home. We love this resort town on the south-east coast of Bali. It’s not crazy-trendy like Canggu or high-end like Seminyak, or party-wild like Kuta (check out our complete guide on where to stay in Bali here). It’s fairly quiet with a good selection of activities and day-trips, which makes it ideal for families, honeymooners and retirees, it has a great variety of beach bars and restaurants and cafes and it’s a very convenient location for exploring some of Indonesia’s other islands.The private villas Sanur is famous for are some of the best in Bali, with excellent service and top locations.
What to do in Sanur
Go on day trips to explore Bali. From Sanur you can book plenty of snorkelling and other watersports trips plus excursions to Ubud, Seminyak, Uluwatu and even several volcanoes! We recommend Get Your Guide as the most professional tour agency in Bali.
Enjoy spa & beauty treatments. There are countless spas and beauty salons in Sanur, including beach-front massage beds and high-end treatment facilities at some of the more upscale hotels.
Eat! Sanur is great for those who want to spend time relaxing on the sand with a cocktail, traditional Balinese dish or quality western fare- there is everything from Mexican to Chinese, vegan to pizza joints and everything in between. The night market is very popular for trying local street food and is a personal favourite. We recommend Soul on the Beach, Artotel and Genius Cafe for delicious smoothies, salads and mains.
Enjoy the markets and their perks. There is a local market on the first Sunday of every month outside Byrdhouse Beach House and buying a meal from the market gives you all-day access to Byrdhouse’s 4 swimming pools including its beachfront infinity pool. On the last Sunday of every month there is a market outside Mercure Resort with bouncy castles, food, candy floss and the like, and every single Sunday outside Genius there is face painting and crafts for kids.
Island hop. Sanur has a beach specifically for grabbing boats to other islands, which makes it a great place to check out the Gili Islands or Nusa Penida and the stunning photo-worthy spots there (my Mum and I did the Nusa Penida tour together and really enjoyed it).
If You Only Take One Bali Excursion, Make It This One
Komodo Island and the surrounding national park is one of the most unique natural habitats in the world, home to the famous Komodo Dragons. There are several trips to Komodo Island, including 2-day, 3-day or 4-day tours with plenty of wildlife spotting, snorkelling and private-island opportunities. It really is a once-in-a-lifetime location, perfect for a memorable honeymoon excursion or educational family adventure. Check out our full guide to Komodo, including the best times to visit here.
The Top 5 Private Villas in Sanur, Bali
When considering Sanur villa accommodation we took into account the location, price, size and service of each of the villas to bring you this list of the top 5 private villas in Sanur. All of these private Sanur villas are perfect for couples or families.
Kayumanis Sanur Private Villa & Spa
We visited Kayumanis Sanur at Easter and found the private villas to be stunning and very spacious, with excellent service and outstanding (and reasonably priced!) food. The villas are a beautiful blend of traditional Balinese outdoor-living, (with outdoor kitchens and bathrooms and several lounge areas) and contemporary convenience. In-room dining ranges from afternoon tea to beautifully presented dinners. The pool and garden area was a perfect place for us to do an Easter Egg hunt and we loved the outdoor living and stunning bathrooms- the villa is near to Sanur Beach and all the local services.
Ajanta Villa Sanur
This luxurious property has private access to Sanur beach, just 1 minute walk away. Offering a 24-hour butler service, gym and complimentary cocktail hors ‘doeuvres on the sun loungers at the private beach area, Ajanta Villa Sanur goes above and beyond. Each villa has a walk-in wardrobe, hand-crafted Balinese bed and fragrant flower decorations. Guests say that the staff are exceptionally friendly, going the extra mile to ensure guests are fed and comfortable if they have to check in late.
Kamuela Villas & Suite Sanur
Providing outstanding five-star accommodation and service, Kamuela Villas & Suite Sanur provide a limousine service to their guests and frequently arrange lavish flower baths with champagne for couples and honeymooners staying with them. The villas are sleek and contemporary and offer private pools and an exotic atmosphere. The villas are a stone’s throw from Sanur Beach and the concierge will arrange everything from romantic in-room dining to personalised spa treatments for you and your loved ones.
Kayu Suar Bali Luxury Villa & Spa
Kayu Suar Bali Luxury Villas & Spa is a decadent home away from home, with all the mod-cons you would want for a relaxing and luxurious Bali holiday. Enjoy high speed Wifi, premium beds, a fully equipped kitchen, private swimming pool (filled with rose petals and candles on request!), outdoor sofas and sundeck. The outdoor bathroom is the ultimate in tropical living and you can order from the premium all-day dining menu with everything from spicy local specialities to western favourites to eat in the privacy of your villa or in the atmospheric restaurant.
The Pavilions, Bali
A seriously high-end getaway for those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime villa experience, The Pavilions provides everything you need for a break you’ll never forget. Enjoy the services of a private butler and look forward to a luxury barbecue prepared in your gardens by your personal chef. Soak in a fragrant flower bath in your tropical surroundings and treat yourself to a massage before wandering down to the sands of Sanur beach.