www.audleytravel.com/indonesia ?01993 838 110 ?Indonesia131SanurThe village of Sanur runs along a long stretch ofwhite sand beach with a good choice of hotelsand a fine selection of beachfront restaurants.Sanur has all kinds of watersports available and issuitable for families as an outer reef protects theinside lagoons from the ocean swell.LATAVERNA, SANURLa Taverna was one of the first hotels to open inBali and over the years has played host to artists,writers, musicians and a wide assortment ofcolourful personalities. The European ownershave endeavoured to maintain the classic spirit of'Old Bali' whilst providing every comfort for theirguests. The intimate hotel has 36 well-appointedrooms and bungalows set in beautiful, lushgardens and all have their own private verandahor balcony.Boats on the beach, SanurTemples of southern BaliUluwatuPura Luwur Uluwatu, to give it its full name,is one of the oldest temples in Bali and isperched precipitously on top of a cliff face on the southwest point of the peninsula.Lying 250 feet above the sea, the temple hasfantastic views overlooking the Indian Oceanand you can be mesmerised for hours justwatching the huge swells roll in and crashagainst the cliffs below you. You might evenbe lucky enough to see dolphins playing inthe waves.JimbaranThe fishing village of Jimbaran, only twokilometres south of the airport, has one of thenicest beaches in Bali and has developed tobecome a very pleasant resort. The soft goldensand is home to several beautiful accommodationoptions, and there is still a lively local communityatmosphere. There is a large fruit and vegetablemarket at the crossroads in the centre of thevillage, and under a huge holy tree stands an 11th century temple, Pura Ulun Siwi. The fishingindustry still thrives in the area and if you are up early in the morning you can see thefishermen returning. The fish is served up at many of the little stalls or warung along the beach in the evenings.JIMBARANPURIBALI, JIMBARANWith a fantastic location, directly on the beach,the Orient Express owned Jimbaran Puri Bali hasbeen one of Audley's most popular Balinesehotels for years. There are 42 stylish cottages, 22 luxurious pool villas and a stunning beachfront restaurant and bar showcasing one of Bali's best sunsets. The property has asupremely romantic atmosphere.La Taverna, SanurJimbaran Puri Bali, JimbaranUluwatu, Bukit peninsulaGirls at prayerTanah Lot Tanah LotTanah Lot is one of seven sea temples locatedaround the coast of Bali. Accessible only at lowtide, it is said there are poisonous sea snakesaround the rocky base, guarding the temple fromevil spirits and intruders. This doesn't stop it being a popular spot for worshippers andphotographers alike.
THECHEDICLUB, UBUDThe Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah is around tenminutes outside Ubud in some of the mostpicturesque grounds of any hotel in Bali. Thehotel was originally a traditional Balinese house,now converted into 20 elegant suites traditionallyfurnished with elephant motifs throughout theproperty. There are seven one bedroom suites,nine pool villas, three spa villas (which includedaily 90 minute spa treatments) and a twobedroom estate. The superb restaurant offersviews over the surrounding paddy fields and usesrice farmed from these very fields. Unlike manyhotels in Ubud, The Chedi Club has extensiveUbudgrounds and spacious rooms.Many western artists and intellectuals beganvisiting Ubud in the 1930s which aided theexpansion of the local Balinese arts and craftsscene. From this time, Bali gained a reputationworldwide, not for its beaches, but for art, music,architecture and dance. Ubud is located in thecentre of the island, within 90 minutes of thepopular south coast and a couple of hours fromthe quieter beaches of the north and west coasts.The central region of Bali is arguably the mostscenic and Ubud is the ideal place to baseyourself if you are planning to explore all that Bali has to offer. Cycle around the paddy field-covered foothills of a nearby volcano,immerse yourself in village life, or visit one of the island's iconic temples.132Preparing for a procession to the temple, UbudCycling in JatiluwihWith its magnificent panorama of ricefield terraces, the word Jatiluwih literallymeans 'really, really beautiful'. Cyclingaround the area will take you along amix of quiet roads and mud paths thepaddy fields. You will pass through smalllocal villages where you will coffee andrice being dried out under the sun andlocal people going about their day-to-day work. Views of the paddy fields areplentiful and you will feel miles awayfrom the hustle and bustle of southernBali. Along the way you will pass severaltemples and traditional hot springs.Kecak dance, UbudThe Chedi Club, UbudCycling in the paddy fields around Jatiluwih