After being in Ubud for a few days, we made our way down to Sanur, where we stayed at the Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali for 2 nights and welcomed with homemade iced ginger lemonade and lavender scented cold towels. What I truly love about the Fairmont brand is they stay true to the culture of the destination, and it is demonstrated in so many ways throughout the hotel. I have stayed in countless Fairmont & Raffles hotels around the world, and when you wake up there are small details from the country accented throughout your room from the moment you arrive.
Overview of the Hotel
I usually prefer smaller, boutique style hotels, and this is a rather large hotel, but for good reason – they have so much going on! There are lots of activities, and I loved that the hotel was multiple three – story buildings. The rooms were VERY spacious and every staff member was welcoming you with a smile everywhere you turned.
I must say the winning feature at this hotel is the pool. It is facing the ocean, surrounded by tropical lush gardens, with a separate kids pool, and plenty of day beds for everyone to enjoy. I personally loved the little gelato truck situated right by the pool – that mango gelato is not to be missed. They also have amazing passion fruit gin cocktails! The pool was rarely busy, it is so big that they created little nooks on either side, that are shaded, and surrounded with palm trees –CREATING THAT CHILL VIBE I KNOW & LOVE!
What I found really surprising about this hotel is I found the drinks and snacks shockingly reasonable compared to when I have stayed at North American Fairmont properties.
Location: You can easily stay in Sanur and visit Seminyak, Kuta, Nusa Dua & Ubud
Tip: The hotel is built on 200m long beach, it is worth it to wake up super early to watch at least one sunrise on the beach, and it is a magical spot! I promise you will not be disappointed.
Our Room – Deluxe Suite
We stayed in the Deluxe Suite, which I absolutely loved! My favourite aspect was the open-air enclosed lounge area attached to our room. It was amazing for morning coffee, having wine & cheese, hanging out after a day at the pool / beach, and for lounging in the evening time. It was such a magical little oasis, if I designed a home, I would probably re-create this off of my bedroom!
The bathroom was huge, beautiful, and very Balinese from the housecoats, the products included, and the wood used throughout. Steph loved the housecoat so much, she purchased one to wear at home, they are $70USD and the material is worth every penny – they are amazing.
The room was so cozy and relaxing and I loved waking up to the sun and palm trees poking through the little lounge oasis.
Activities Included on Site
- Free bike rentals (huge plus!)
- Sunrise Yoga offered almost every morning
- A running path set-up every morning through Sanur with water bottles
- Free access to Gym
- The pool was AMAZING and honestly, never super busy
If you want a mix of luxury, amazing staff, and ultra relaxing, chill vibe then this resort is definitely for you!
Next we ventured to Gili Trawangan and Lombok for some island life! Also, if you didn’t book your ferry, Fairmont concierge will help you out (at no additional cost)!
What hotel is your favourite to unwind?