Bali Diaries…Sanur/Seminyak

From the Village to the beach! We loved the vibe driving into Sanur…busy strip of shops and cafes which lead us to Maya Sanur. A superb beachside resort in the heart of Sanur.  The gorgeous lush garden landscape and lagoon pool was breathtaking.  We stayed in a lovely garden room (interconnecting) located on the ground floor and pool access right out the front. 

The main pool overlooking the beach is beautiful and lined with daybeds and lounges, with a button on your side table for food and drink service whenever you require! We loved the fresh rice paper rolls and a glass of rose poolside!

There’s a lovely walk right along the beachfront where you can hire bikes or wander taking in the ocean and gorgeous villas along the way. Also plenty of water sports if your heart desires.  

The buffet breakfast was great! Lots of fresh fruit, pastries, eggs, sweet or savoury…whatever your heart desires. The Tree bar was also great for happy hour and afternoon snacks watching the sunset.

We didn’t really need to leave the resort but enjoyed dinner at Dusk Blue…sweet pastel blue cafe for coffee, lunch or dinner with a lovely shop next door.  Coffee at Grocer and Grind was also nice and a few stores to check out for local handmade goods and a couple of more modern shops.

Due to the traffic expected into Seminyak we decided to make a day of it. We left straight after breakfast for coffee at Revolver ! This had popped up on my radar a few times and is such a good find for the coffee lovers! In a hidden wooden door down a little lane, the place is a buzz with coffee, cake and a super cool and friendly staff. We wondered past the Junction and some cute stores and I grabbed a second coffee hit at Expat (another top coffee specialist)!! They even stock Bonsoy! We walked past the very happening Sisterfields  but decided the Pool was where we needed to be for lunch with the kids so hit Mrs Sippy.  Like an Oasis in the desert, we nabbed ourselves a day bed and sprang to the pool. We ordered Margherita pizza and greens with a Rose and Bintang and watched the kids jump off the diving block.  Cool tunes and lots of fun by the pool but after 3pm kids aren’t allowed to swim so we headed to The W.  The best part of the W is the entrance!! It felt like we were entering Jurassic Park! A looooong drive with billowing trees leads you to the hotel. We grabbed a lift on the golf buggy and kids loved this! The initial view of huge pool and beach was very much a wow factor! We grabbed a spot poolside and spent a few hours swimming and enjoying the amazing sunset before hitting Saigon for dinner. Great Viet food just across from the W…dumplings and pumpkin curry were a winner!! Seminyak!! Yasssss!!!

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