Famed for its long uninterrupted white beach to the south and dark sparkling volcanic sand to the north, Sanur is a friendly and convenient place to stay for visitors seeking relaxation or those wishing to explore the fantastic sights and sounds of the island.
The stylish Mahagiri is a plush collection of 18 private one to four-bedroom pool villas set in beautiful gardens, located in the Balinese coastal village of Sanur. After pick up by the villa’s drivers, it’s only a short 25-minute drive north from Ngurah Rai, the islands international airport and main gateway for visitors to this wonderful tropical paradise.
Sanur was Bali’s first resort area and is still the destination of choice for many travellers seeking a more traditional Balinese holiday destination away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta or Legian. With its local heritage on show through its temples, ceremonies and countless other cultural events, often held on the beach, it retains its unique Balinese appeal and yet offers the facilities holidaymakers require, such as a plethora of great restaurants and bars.
Famed for its long uninterrupted white beach to the south and dark sparkling volcanic sand to the north, Sanur is a friendly and convenient place to stay for visitors seeking relaxation, or those wishing to explore the fantastic sights and sounds of the island. Shoppers too might find a bargain at the village’s boutiques, and local handicraft, art and clothing stalls.
Just off the beach is a long coral reef with diving, snorkelling and wind-surfing being favoured pastimes. The reef has created a stretch of calm shallow water that runs the entire 7 km or so, making Sanur’s beaches among the prettiest and safest in Bali.
We find the small and exclusive Mahagiri Villa complex located in the very heart of Sanur, where visitors will find its traditional Balinese themes, architecture and modern facilities are combined to perfection. Each extremely comfortable and private villa comes beautifully presented with features such as sunken bathtubs, garden showers and high quality bedding and furniture, plus a range of media equipment and, of course, it’s own private pool.
The larger villas are cavernous and the one-bedroom villas spacious. Throughout the villas, the thoughtful design apparent all over the complex is on full display. Walk in through broad easy-access gates into your own tropical paradise. Shaded pavilion and sun loungers surround the in-garden pool overlooked by the lounge, kitchen and dining area. Set back, and separated from the living space, are the comfortable and decorative suites, meaning the maximum in privacy – an ideal arrangement for groups and families.
Explore beyond your private villa and discover the shaded and extremely photogenic palm tree boulevard – a space used for special functions and weddings. A little way beyond, and the delightful water features encases the open dining area and kitchens. Head left into the glass-sided gym or just past into the exotic Mahadewi Spa and indulge in a signature treatment, such as the healing aroma full body massage, or, for the hedonistic, why not try the exotic chocolate body scrub and let the aroma of the chocolate and vanilla melt your heart.
Breakfast is served at the excellent restaurant, although, like dinner, it can also be taken in the privacy of your own villa. For guests staying in any of the 2, 3 and 4 bedroom villas, a private in-villa chef is also available, be it for a group BBQ or a romantic dinner for two. The comfortable restaurant is a relaxed setting and offers light refreshments and a variety of seasonal dishes. It’s also the setting for regular special evening dinners that showcase local specialties and Balinese culture, especially dance and music performances.
It’s just a ten minutes walk to Segara Beach and less than five minutes to Sanur’s main street, if you can tear yourself away from the Mahagiri, which also runs a free shuttle service. Not much is left to chance at this elegant villa complex and that bodes well for anyone looking for a well-deserved break in Bali.
Book direct at www.mahagirivillassanur.com and get additional 10% discount upon arrival.