Things to do
Villa Taman Sorga’s staff are happy to share a wealth of information on nearby places of interest, and will help make any excursion or activity bookings. Here is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer a short drive away.
- White sands and calm turquoise waters make Sanur one of Bali’s best beaches. Popular with families, this is a truly relaxing beach location. Sunrises are also superb. A five-kilometre stretch of paved beach promenade makes for an enjoyable stroll or cycle ride.
- To the north of Sanur, Padang Galak Beach comes alive when the onshore winds that blow between June and August make it a top spot for kite flying (a dazzling kite festival takes place here every July with inter-village competitions). Surfers congregate at this beach too.
- Boasting a wider sand bed than Sanur, the prevailing breeze at Sindhu makes it a popular beach for kite surfing, with snorkelling and canoeing providing other popular activities. The beach faces east so sunrises are well worth an early start.
- Play at the scenic nine-hole golf course at the Bali Beach Hotel in Sanur. Great for those short on time!
- Watch Bali Agung, an extravagant live stage show bringing together the culture and mythology of Bali with 180 of the island’s most talented performers in a massive professional purpose-built theatre within the Bali Safari and Marine Park.
- The former home of Belgian artist Adrian Jean Le Mayeur, the Le Mayeur Museum showcases the artist’s work and gives visitors an insight into what it must have been like to be one of Bali’s very first expats.
- From the roaming Sumatran tigers and elephants in the jungle of Sumatra, to the hippos and cheetahs at Lake Manyara, the Safari Journey – from a specially designed tram – offers a unique adventure at Bali Safari and Marine Park. There’s also a fresh water aquarium at the park, plus the Hanoman Court, which introduces exotic birds and orangutans, and is the main stage for animal shows.
- Komune Beach Club at the famous Keramas surf beach is designed as your all-day place to hang, relax and re-charge. Kick back and listen to tunes, scope the net, check the waves and mix good times with good people.
- Serangan or Turtle Island used to be the centre of the Balinese trade in turtle meat until the practice was banned. Today, a Turtle Conservation and Education Centre teaches visitors about conservation initiatives.
- Sindhu Market is a one-stop shop for Balinese souvenirs including sarongs, T-shirts, sunglasses and jewellery.
- Bali Scuba is a five-star PADI dive centre combining the highest levels of safety and professionalism with the convenience of online booking.