At first, I thought Seminyak would be ideal for the south Bali portion of my 10-day trip in early Dec 2011. Restaurants, massages, shopping at my fingertips. And villas with kitchen facilities to cook for my 2-yr old. But it's pretty expensive & it's hard to find airconed living rooms - the boy's allergic to mozzies.
After doing tons of research though, I start to wonder if Sanur would suit us better? It'll just be the 2 of us with the lil guy, & I'd like to be able to pop out for my massages or shopping fixes while he naps or just let hubby babysit him. It seems too, that eating & massages in Sanur are more affordable compared to Seminyak prices. Plus I keep reading about Sanur's beach being more suitable for younger kids. And the hotels/villas are closer to the beach for easier access. And that Sanur is quieter & not so manic.
Can anyone advise on the 'geography' & 'culture' of Sanur? Such as, is it a small place where I can just walk to massages, eateries, shops? Is everything really more affordable compared to Seminyak? Would it be easy to taxi to Seminyak if I want to go to a more upmarket restaurant or shops? Is the place more kid-friendly than Seminyak in terms of kids club, beaches to play at, the pools etc?
What would be a good place to stay? I saw Bali Pavilions & it looks good to me, coz it has airconed living area.
I'd appreciate any advice, comparisons, insight etc as I'm really very confused & I've not been researching on Sanur at all yet. Thanks heaps!