After adopting Bali as my island home, Sanur quickly became one of my favourite places to visit with my family – so, I just had to curate a list of villas that stood out from the rest. Ranging from family friendly, to the perfect chill pad and some of the most luxury spots on the island, this is a selection of Sanur private pool villas that are worth your time. There is something for everyone, I can guarantee you will find your island dream. And to top it off, 13 out of 15 of the options are walking distance to the beach!
Villa Shima – Perfect Family Villa
Let’s start with Villa Shima, it is out here solving an age old problem, where do the kids sleep? Bunk beds! Not only do they solve the issue but they’re fun! Between you and me, I miss being able to fight for a top bunk. Besides luring in families with its comfortable sleeping arrangements, Villa Shima is a luxurious and homey getaway with a huge swimming pool and enclosed living areas.
Villa Sirena – Relaxing Family Haven
Much like Villa Shima, Villa Sirena is an ideal family haven with huge open-plan living areas and a large swimming pool. Surrounded by a shady patio, you can watch from the sidelines as the kids jump and charge into the pool, throwing themselves into the water. A perfect island home away from home, the villa has a fully equipped kitchen where you can store snacks and prepare homemade meals. It is also just a short walk from one of my favourite restaurants, Massimo, and the white sand beach.
Villa Livo – Perfectly Located Family Villa
When looking for private villas in Sanur, location is key. Villa Livo is walking distance to the beach so you don’t have to worry about renting a car or flagging down a taxi. As with many villas in Sanur, its decor is more on the traditional side. You’ll find beautiful hand carved furniture throughout the villa. It’s kitchen is perfect for a big cook out with the family; you definitely won’t be fighting over counter space here!
Villa Casis – Spacious Family Villa
We can all agree that, while vacationing with friends and family is fun, it can also be overwhelming at times. Villa Casis provides plenty of indoor and outdoor areas for you to do your own thing while still remaining in the villa. Are you siblings acting up? No worries, just head up to the deck and chill on a sun lounger until they settle down.
Villa Seriska – A Convenient Island Home
When I travel with my family, I search for a villa that’s comfortable, tropical and convenient – and Villa Seriska ticks all the boxes. The ideal place to kick back and relax with your loved ones, the villa has a cosy homey style with traditional Balinese touches. Take a nap on the poolside bale and wake up in time for a meal prepared by the in-villa chef. With everything at your fingertips, you never have the leave.
Villa Diamond – Sunny Comfortable Villa
Like Villa Seriska, this villa is a perfect combination of cosy accommodation and tropical exteriors. Close to the beach and with a sunny lush garden, Villa Diamond is tailor-made for sun lovers. With a sprawling lawn and lounging bean bags, set yourself up for a peaceful day soaking up the rays. I love that the open living areas look over the gardens so you can sit back and enjoy a cool breeze.
The Classical Estate – Idyllic Friends Getaway
This is one of the best villas in Sanur for its beautiful bright design and lush greenery. I love the grand feeling of the open living areas filled with comfortable furnishings and featuring tall ceilings. The 4 bedrooms are separated between 2 independent villas, so it’s the perfect retreat for a group of friends. Spend hot sunny days relaxing around the pool and cool evenings dining in one of the nearby restaurants.
The Green Door Villa – A Tropical Hideaway
If gardens are important for your tropical retreat, The Green Door Villa is the perfect option for you. The traditional open villa sits alongside thick greenery with a grand lawn and cosy seating nook. You can relax on the comfortable couch looking out to the pool, enjoying cold drinks. I can imagine myself cosying up with a book on the garden bench, basking in the sounds of nature and the hot sun. Only a short walk from the beach and restaurants of Sanur, it is a beautiful place to spend a tranquil getaway.
Villa Sarina – Best Pool in Sanur
In my selection of Sanur private pool villas, Villa Sarina has one of the biggest and most luscious gardens as well as the largest swimming pool. Coming in at a grand 25m, you can play epic games of Marco Polo, or swim some morning laps. The Balinese style villa is a relaxing haven for a calm and tranquil getaway with plush couches and open bales. Enjoy tropical breezes and peaceful surroundings just a short walk from the beach.
Katala Villas – Intimate Romantic Getaway
There are a lot of villas with private pool in Sanur that promise you everything, but never quite live up to expectations. You don’t need to worry about that with Katala Villas. The small and peaceful villa complex has everything you could need on site, including a restaurant! This way, you don’t have to go far to enjoy a delicious meal. Perfect for a romantic stay with your partner, the complex is just a short walk from the beach.
Tunjungsari Villa – Modern Loft-Style Joglo
If you lean towards a more modern design, Tunjungsari Villa is a contemporary getaway perfect for a quiet retreat with your friends. It features loft-style living areas and sumptuous en-suite bedrooms. I love the combination of modern stylings with the traditional Joglo building, it is an idyllic peaceful spot to enjoy quality time with your loved ones. This definitely ranks as one of the best villas in Sanur.
Villa Kaira – Classic Luxury Villa
For the indecisive among you, here is a balanced mixture of traditional Balinese style and modern design. Villa Kaira is one of my favourite Sanur villas for its simple, easy luxury. You have everything you need with cosy living areas, deluxe bedrooms and luscious gardens without too much ponce or flair. It would be the perfect backdrop to a relaxed getaway with your loved ones enjoying a serene holiday in the sun, close to the beach and walking distance from restaurants.
Villa Batujimbar – Ultimate Beachfront Luxury
When I think of island luxury, I imagine something like Villa Batujimbar – breezy open living areas, towering tropical trees and a huge swimming pool. I wouldn’t mind spending a week here unwinding from the hustle and bustle, and enjoying some relaxation in a lavish setting. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the villa also features direct access to the beach and a tennis court. Perhaps it’s time I packed my suitcase..
Villa Cemara – Traditional Luxury Beachfront Villa
Aaaand, relax.. Just steps to the beach, Villa Cemara hits you with its calm and peaceful vibe the moment you step through the door. It is almost impossible to stress out when you are overlooking lush gardens and a sparkling pool out to the ocean. The villa has a traditional Balinese style with open bale living areas and wooden decor throughout the cosy bedrooms. My favourite part of the villa is the upstairs bedroom view, I could spend all day watching the boats glide across the horizon. Villa Cemara is the ultimate beach escape for your Sanur getaway.
Villa Samadhana – Lavish Island Oasis
As a reward to myself for checking out all these villas with private pool in Sanur, I will be locking myself away in Villa Samadhana because wow! This villa is a real tropical island dream come true. From the gardens to the lavish bedrooms, the expansive pool to the breezy living areas, each inch of this villa oozes decadence. Just a short drive from the centre of Sanur, it is a serene setting for an extravagant getaway. Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s an elegant bathtub with my name on it…
And there you have it, an impressive list of villas and a big choice left on your shoulders. I think it’s pretty obvious which kind of villa I lean towards, luxury is my calling, but which style do you prefer? Are you going to be luxuriating around the stunning grounds of Villa Sarina, or are you looking for a more cosy and intimate setting like Katala Villas? Sanur is a beautiful beachside town, and you deserve one of these outstanding villas for your stay.