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Would you choose... Sanur or Nua Dusa?

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Would you choose... Sanur or Nua Dusa?

Hi, myself, my boyfriend and our frineds (another couple) are off to Bali in Sept for 2 weeks, stopping on the way in Singapore. I have spent endless hours on TA looking at various hotels and really can not decide so wondering if you could help me. We have narrowed it down to Griya Santrian in Sanur and Ayodya Bali Resort in Nusa Dua, both in our price range and both with good reviews on TA. We're looking for good food, nice beach, nice accomadation etc, the usual things you want from a good holiday and also to experience Bali. I was leaning more to Sanur myself but the reviews I am seeing of the beach don't seem that great.

So can you assist and help us decide which hotel for our holiday and any other info you may have on the beach area itself in Sanur versus Nusa Dua... greatly appreciated, Thanks.

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21. Re: Would you choose... Sanur or Nua Dusa?

Definitely Sanur. Nusa Dua is just a purpose built place for luxury hotels like Club Med but no real essence of Bali. Everything's priced in US$ too and the workers there get none of it.

Sanur has luxury hotels too but also more medium to low budget type places with true Bali atmosphere and friendliness! It was a village before it ever became a location for resort-style hotels and therefore has a bit of everything. You will love it. Lots of restaurants too without the Nusa Dua price tag!

Puri Santrian is supposed to have the edge on Griya Santrian. I think they have same owner but the Puri is recommended by a Bali specialist called Mark who runs a Bali travel forum. The best part are the Sanur "Club" rooms apparently. I visited there when in Bali last year, had a walk around and it was beautiful. Beach looked nice too.

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22. Re: Would you choose... Sanur or Nua Dusa?

Hi All, Holiay is now booked but we actually got a better deal with Cathay Pacific so we are going to Hong Kong instead of Singapore for 3 nights and then onto Sanur in Bali. Wanted to stay in the Griya as mentioned before but got a better deal in the Bali Hyatt which I couldn't pass - although there were only Garden View rooms available so hoping these will be okay. As the price was great, went with the Hyatt so can't wait now!

Thanks again all for your input on this forum, much appreciated!

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23. Re: Would you choose... Sanur or Nua Dusa?

Hi All, Holiay is now booked but we actually got a better deal with Cathay Pacific so we are going to Hong Kong instead of Singapore for 3 nights and then onto Sanur in Bali. Wanted to stay in the Griya as mentioned before but got a better deal in the Bali Hyatt which I couldn't pass - although there were only Garden View rooms available so hoping these will be okay. As the price was great, went with the Hyatt so can't wait now!

Thanks again all for your input on this forum, much appreciated!

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24. Re: Would you choose... Sanur or Nua Dusa?

I hope Nusa Dua / Tanjug Benoa has some redeeming qualities as that's where I'm going!

I like to relax with a good book and a cold drink, so hopefully will suit me.

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25. Re: Would you choose... Sanur or Nua Dusa?

Hi there..I have stayed at the Bali Hyatt in Sanur twice, and I think that you will find the location, and the gardens to be just what you need..the beach is lovely too...the grounds are just a little less cluttered than the Griya, although I think the rooms may be smaller...I am sure you will love it anyway!

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26. Re: Would you choose... Sanur or Nua Dusa?

Hello staying at the Griya Feb 22nd to 1st March. Stayed in SANUR 4 times now we like the more lay back style compared to Kuta, I don't think Nusa is the TRUE BALI can be expensive, we love the walk along the cement path past all the resorts the path is about 5 ks pleasent early morning walk.YOU WILL ENJOY SANUR . HAPPY HOLIDAY

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27. Re: Would you choose... Sanur or Nua Dusa?

SANUR SANUR my vote hands down. Nusa Dua is so not really the real Bali. A lot of Asians stay in Nusa Dua, Im guessing because they like or are use to the high rise accommodation. Sanur is lovely big mix of lots of different nations all there, really no high rises.

Back in Bali in July cant wait

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