Beach Holiday Sanur Bali
Dedicated to volunteers relaxing and spending time on the beach.
Sanur offers quiet, idyllic beaches which are practically undisturbed by the heavy influx of tourists to Bali every year.
This week is dedicated to relaxing and spending most of your time on the beach. There are a few organised activities such as an introductory bike ride through the shopping area of the town and along the coast. The latter is combined with the opportunity to explore the beautiful underwater world with a spot of snorkelling.
Sanur boasts a wide-range of restaurants ready to carer to every palate and budget. Spend the entire week shopping and taking in the sights and sounds of the area. Inspired by its beauty you may even find yourself doing a spot of photography or writing. Or why not pamper yourself at one of the local spas? Then again, if you’re feeling more on the active side then you could try out scuba diving, sea-kayaking, kite-surfing, parasailing and a host of other more energetic activities on offer.
The Beach Holiday is for two people and provides the perfect getaway at the end of a three week work programme. This can be an add on after your volunteer experience in Bali.
On Monday, you will receive an introduction to the program after breakfast while touring from the commercial area to the beach area by bike. At the end of the bicycle tour, you will have lunch and relax throughout the evening.
Tuesday is entirely allocated for you to relax and chill! Don’t forget to enjoy the delicious breakfast and lunch while you spend your time enjoying the beauty of nature.
Today you would go for snorkeling after having breakfast. This would be a memorable experience as you will spend much time exploring the sea. Then you will come back for lunch and attend a meeting regarding the program.
Thursday to Friday
These two days are also reserved for you to relax by the beach while enjoying the delicious meals prepared for you for breakfast and lunch.
*The schedule may be changed depending on the weather and local conditions*
Sanur is a stretch of beach in Southeast Bali that contains villa resorts and Zen Villas. Historically, it was used as the landing site for the Dutch invasion troops during the Dutch invasion in 1906 as well as being the entry point into Bali for the Japanese during WWII. You can reach Sanur within 30 to 40 minutes drive from Ubud. Upon your arrival to Sanur, you will be accommodated under the homestay option.
About the Accommodation
Participants will be given the option of home stay for their time in Sanur. You can expect to share a room (dormitory style). A refrigerator will also be available for you to store any extra food that you may purchase during your stay.
Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes include mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy beans), we also provide for some of western dish Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee will be available at the centre.
ATM’s: There are many ATM’s available at Sanur.
In addition, there are convenience stores, mini marts, some of which operate 24 hours to purchase whatever you may want. A variety of restaurants serving both international and local meals are also available in case you prefer to dine from outside for a change.
– Personal Sim card for your mobile: You can buy at the local shop.
Sights & Surroundings
The Gili Islands, where you will find small resorts and huts for tourists looking to get away from the bustle of Ubud. The islands are a popular destination for snorkeling and diving due to its abundant marine life.
Nusa Lembongan, an island paradise with one of the most clear waters that you will ever see and it is also a place where you can find peace and completely relax. Surfing, diving and snorkeling and amongst the most popular activities that visitors can enjoy.
Lovina, located between the Bedugul mountains and the sea, it is popular for dolphin watching, trekking, hot springs and its gorgeous coral reefs.
Kuta, a beach known of its surfing opportunities and party atmosphere.
Uluwatu, a temple built at the edge of a 70 meter high cliff at the edge of the sea and inhabited by monkeys.
Trip Country Info
Language: Indonesian (official)
Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
Time zone: UTC +8
Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s is known for its beaches, volcanoes and jungles sheltering elephants, tigers and Komodo dragons. On the island of Java lies Indonesia’s vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry.For learning culture and gaining experiences you’ve never thought of, there is Indonesia, one of the most interesting countries in the world. With around 300 ethnic groups, each with cultural identities developed over centuries and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese and European sources, Indonesia has many cultural experiences ready to be discovered.
Dubbed the Island of the Gods, Bali is one of the more than 17,000 islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago. Due to its location off the coast from the mainland and unique culture and religion from the rest of the country, Bali is often treated as a destination of its own, “if you’ve only been to Bali, you’ve never been to Indonesia”.
With its pristine beaches, its unspoilt waters ideal for surfing and diving, its lush mountains, its never-ending rice terrace and volcanic hillsides, its spiritually-infused culture and more, Bali has quickly become a must-visit and it often makes its way on everyone’s bucket list.
Flores is located the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. It has adventure, eco-tours, and mountain climbing interspersed with visits to prehistoric heritage sites, traditional villages and cultural events. It has some of the world’s most exotic marine life. And if you want to see the famous Komodo Dragons alive, this is the only place in the whole world which gives you the experience. You can visit the Komodo dragons in their natural habitats in the Komodo National Park islands. Here you will witness the natural treasures still trying to survive in its purest forms.
Flores is a multi-religious and multi-cultural island where 60% of the people are Christian, 20% Islamic and 20% Hindus and Buddhists. The holidays for Flores are similar to the general Indonesian calendar.
Flores, though one of the main islands in Indonesia, is still trying to keep up with the rest of the country. Evidently, its exceptional natural treasures need more care and its warm hearted people need more support.
Temperatures are pleasant, varying from 20-33 degrees celsius year-round. The monsoon season strikes in November and makes its way until March, bringing in humidity and a significant amount of rain. However, this usually does not stop people from visiting, as the rain usually begins in the late afternoons and evenings, meaning the daytime remains sun-filled. From June to September, the weather is dry and there is not too much humidity in the air.
Indonesia is a haven for customs and this can be seen in every corner of the islands. Not to mention the fact the these islands themselves have their own traditions and customs which are different from one another.
A good example of this can be experienced in Bali, where small offerings containing flowers, rice and even cigarettes (sesajen) are found in every house, restaurants, stalls and even at the check-in desks at airports. The offerings are set with burning incense sticks and sprinkled with holy water three times a day before every meal.
There are roughly 20,000 temples spread around the Bali island and, because the Balinese are masters of sculpture, the temples are guarded with statues of gods and goddesses.
Keep, in mind, however, that the Hinduism you will see in Bali is often different than the one seen in India.
Take a look at our latest gap year volunteer projects in Indonesia below or get in touch with any questions you have about volunteering in Indonesia.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
No requirements have been provided.
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- English speaking coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance