Villa Batujimbar - Beach in front of villa

Sanur Experience

The Locale

Villa Batujimbar accords guests an extraordinary location right on the edge of Sanur Beach:  a private gate leads directly from the villa gardens onto the footpath that stretches the length of the white sand swimming beach in both directions.  Privacy and peace are the promise of its privileged setting within the exclusive Batujimbar Estate, yet just 150 metres away is the buzz of Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur’s main street, with its throng of restaurants, bars and boutiques.  Guests may pick up Bali’s famous Jenggala ceramics (originally created in the villa’s grounds decades ago), enjoy an espresso at Café Batu Jimbar, snack on sushi at Ryoshi, or dance to live music at Three Monkeys – all within a five-minute walk.  There’s a good choice of water sports along the beach, a nine-hole golf course within a few kilometres, and the delights of dive- and surf-spot Nusa Lembongan a half-hour boat ride away.

Distances

Sanur Shops
0.15 km
Bali Beach Golf Course
3 km
Seminyak
15 km
Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS)
15 km
Kuta
17 km
Bali Marine & Safari Park
21 km
Ubud
24 km
Candidasa
52 km

Things to Do

Villa Batujimbar’s manager will have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. Do also ask the staff about the local area. Many of them live nearby and will be able to give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of Bali life.

In the meantime, here is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa.

There is a 9-hole golf course at the Bali Beach Hotel in Sanur, but golf enthusiasts might want to travel further afield to Bali Golf and Country Club in Nusa Dua for 18-hole courses.
Take the kids to Jenggala Ceramics (now based in nearby Jimbaran but originally started in the grounds of Batujimbar Estate itself) where they can glaze their own pottery while you shop for special souvenirs of this famous Bali-ware.
An annual international kite festival takes place at Padang Galak beach (just north of Sanur) every July. Traditional Balinese giant kites up to ten metres in length are made and flown competitively by teams from different villages around Bali. Originally, these kites were intended to send a message to the Hindu Gods to create abundant crops and harvests. Aside from the festival itself, visitors will see many giant kites being flown in this area from June through to August.
Saba Bay Horse Riding has a special horseriding track (suitable for beginners) on a beautiful black sandy beach overlooking the Indian Ocean and Nusa Penida Island.
The stretch of beach between Sanur and Ketewel is well known as a surfer’s heaven (especially in East Coast season, which runs from round about November to May, when the winds turn offshore on this side of the island), but beginners should be aware of strong, swirling currents. Good breaks can be found infront of the Grand Bali and Sanur Beach Hotels.
There are several dive operators around Sanur, but this area is more suited to beginners or refresher courses. The better dive sites are further North in Tulumben, or out on the islands of Nusa Penida and Lembongan.
Explore Bali’s backroads, lakes, volcanoes, forests and beaches on the back of a Harley Davidson bike with Island Biker Tours. Full day Harley tours, customised tours or shorter joy rides can all be accommodated.
If you are a bold and brave bargain hunter, a spree within the heart of Bali’s bustling provincial capital is an exciting and rewarding experience. Visit Denpasar’s vibrant markets, where everything and anything is available. Pasar Badung, Denpasar’s colourful central market, is the largest and oldest market in Bali. Here’s where the local people shop, and each of the market’s three floors is dedicated to different products.
Le Mayeur Museum in Sanur is the former home of noted Belgian impressionist Adrian Jean Le Mayeur. The building is now a museum which, as well as showcasing the artist’s work, gives visitors an insight into what it must have been like to be one of Bali’s very first expats. Although in need of some maintenance, this remains one of Bali’s true hidden treasures.
From the roaming Sumatran tigers and elephants in the jungle of Sumatra, to the hippos and cheetahs at Lake Manyara, the Safari Journey at Bali Safari and Marine Park offers a unique adventure. There’s also a Fresh Water Aquarium at the Park, as well as the Hanoman Court, which introduces exotic birds and orangutans, and is the main stage for animal educational and entertainment shows.

Guest Reviews

  • March 7th, 2020 - March 11th, 2020

    Service was great and very attentive. Food was generally very nice.

    Lucia L, Australia
  • February 16th, 2020 - February 28th, 2020

    Thank you for a wonderful stay at Villa Batujimbar! It's a magical place.

    Mr R, Indonesia
  • February 3rd, 2020 - February 10th, 2020

    What a wonderful week we have had at Villa Batujimbar. We thought the villa and staff were amazing and was a perfect place to celebrate a birthday with old friends. The food was excellent. We had a truly unforgettable time. Thank you to Ari and his team.

    Anthony W, United Kingdom
  • May 24th, 2019 - May 31st, 2019

    We hoped our holiday in Bali would be amazing but it has been much more than we could imagined. The villa was outstanding, the garden, pool and ponds are stunning and all of the staff are brilliant, always smiling and nothing was too much trouble. A magical experience we will be back.

    Stephen C, United Kingdom
  • May 19th, 2019 - May 23rd, 2019

    Thank you all for such a wonderful stay. What a beautiful place with a beautiful staff. We all very much enjoyed your professional and friendly service. Nothing was too much and always a beautiful smile.

    Daniel V, Australia
  • April 22nd, 2019 - April 25th, 2019

    We had our wonderful wedding here during our stay which was made even more magical in this beautiful villa setting. Thank you to all the villa staff for their brilliant support throughout. We have loved the food, the pool, the rooms, the beautiful spot throughout. We would definitely love to visit again at some time in the future.

    Alice G, Indonesia
  • April 16th, 2019 - April 21st, 2019

    Thank you for a wonderful stay in Villa Batujimbar. I am happy I had my most important moment of my life in here with a wonderful experience. My family and my self had unforgettable time here. Thanks Ari and all the friendly staff here.

    Adam A, Australia
  • March 18th, 2019 - March 19th, 2019

    Thank you for a wonderful stay in Villa Batujimbar. The villa is stunning, location amazing and staff very lovely. Food was a highlight too. Would love to stay longer next time.

    Jane L, Australia
  • March 4th, 2019 - March 9th, 2019

    Thank you to you and your amazing team. Our stay was special and you gave us memories forever that will never be forgotten.

    Steve S, Australia
  • December 21st, 2018 - January 4th, 2019

    Thank you for a truly amazing stay. We couldn't have asked for a better place for our first experience in Bali. The staff was endlessly helpful and the facilities were always extremely well kept. We are incredibly grateful for the kindness and helpfulness we were always treated with. We all agree that this was one of the best holidays we have ever been on.

    Thomas S, Sweden
  • October 28th, 2018 - November 9th, 2018

    From the dark and cold north we come, 19 swedes of all ages. The gentle smile of Ari and his wonderful staff made us feel like home. After 12 days and 12 nights we return to Sweden, thankful, relaxed, tanned and inspired. Villa Batujimbar is hard to describe in words. It is so rich in emotions that need to be experienced. One has to walk in the garden and discover all the art work while listening to the ocean and the birds. We all agree that this was a perfect vacation. We cannot thank Ari and his staff enough. Every day and at even moment they have given us generous attention and precious care. We are already planing to return.

    Susanna L, Sweden
  • August 23rd, 2018 - August 26th, 2018

    Wow.. what a stay! My partner David and I were told about this villa from a friend who lived here. We booked to stay at the villa and have our wedding here before seeing it. The photos look amazing, but they were nothing for in comparison to seeing it in person. From the moment we stepped foot in Batujimbar we were completely mesmerized. Never in our wildest dream could we have imagined such an incredible, magical and spiritual place. The ground, the room, the views, the architecture were stunning but the things that impressed us the most were the staff - their kindness, professionalism and incredible way of making us all feel very comfortable. This is a moment are will treasure for the rest of our lives. Words cannot describe the feeling my partner and I and all our party guest experienced throughout our time here. A huge thank you to Villa Batujimbar for making our special day the experience of a lifetime.

    Anna L, Australia
  • August 18th, 2018 - August 23rd, 2018

    What a slice of paradise! The location, garden, beautiful buildings, history and the wonderful staff made this holiday one of the best ever. Our every need was attended by Ari and the marvelous staff, food was amazing! The earthquakes added a little excitement and comradely thank you for your reassurance.

    Clare M, Australia
  • July 28th, 2018 - August 12th, 2018

    We stayed at this wonderful property for a family reunion between the Kavanagh family, Deodor family, Alsap family, Fergusan family and Boor family, we have had a wonderfull time seeing an Aussie relations and will remembered forever. The Villa staff were fantastic and made us feel very welcome and well looked after. Everyone has been so friendly and helpful. Thank you for helping us and making our stay so very special we will be back!

    Rosario F, Chile
  • July 12th, 2018 - July 22nd, 2018

    We are stayed at this wonderful property for a family reunion between the Kavanagh family, Ferguser family and Boor Family. We have had a wonderful time seeing our Aussie relations and will remember it forever. The villa staff were fantastic and made us feel very welcome well look after. Every one has been so friendly and helpful. Thank you for having us and making our stay so very special. We will be back.

    Joanne F, Australia
  • August 22nd, 2017 - August 30th, 2017

    This is a special place and special people . If we are lucky enough, we will visit again on future. Thank you to Ari and his wonderfull staff . We have had a great experience.

    Stephen T, Australia
  • June 2nd, 2016 - June 5th, 2016

    Thanks to all of the staff for making our special day go so smoothly and making our stay so enjoyable.

    Marissa ., Canada
  • April 12th, 2016 - April 17th, 2016

    Very good villa for big family with children and I will come back again in the future. Thank you for all staff for the good service.

    David N, Indonesia
  • March 23rd, 2016 - March 31st, 2016

    Unique experience, we realy appreciate the property with stunning garden. Nice and good beach in front.

    Ali A, Iran
  • September 28th, 2015 - October 4th, 2015

    Our close family stayed here with us for 6 days, and we also held our wedding ceremony and reception on the villa grounds. The ambiance, location and quality of Batu Jimbar was more than we could have ever dreamed for, and we would highly recommend this fabulous venue to anyone looking to have an experience of a life time.

    Indonesia
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