The owner’s family home expanded in the 1960s to become a small resort welcoming adventurous guests, a boutique feel that still dominates today. 26 bungalows now hide amid the landscaped gardens, creating a tranquil sanctuary with a 50ft pool, white sand beach and tempting breakfast service. There’s a regular performance of traditional dancing by a local school.
One of the best established resorts in the country, Sanur is upscale and has an abundance of hotels, restaurants and coastal attractions. It’s also a hub for diving trips, though they head further afield than the immediate waters. Kiting is hue here, and there’s an annual Kite Festival. The other must-sees include the Le Mayeur Museum, dedicated to the Belgian impressionist, and the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre.