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Getting There & Getting Around

Sanur is just 18km (11 miles) from the airport. Taxis from the airport to town will charge around Rp100,000, and Blue Bird taxis can be called (tel. 0361/701111) for the return trip for about Rp75,000. The journey takes around 20 to 30 minutes. Plenty of Blue Bird taxis patrol the main Sanur strip, until about 10pm. It's easy to hail a cab. If you are going a long distance, it is best to fix a return journey cost. Don't be afraid to ask them to wait for a few hours, as most drivers are happy to. Bemos prowl the streets, operating on a hop on/hop off basis and are an economic way to tour the strip, but you need to know where you are going before hopping on.

Your hotel or villa can arrange a car or car and driver rental. However, if you don't want to pay their commission, you can easily arrange your own from any of the rental car businesses on Jalan Danau Tamblingan, the main drag. Expect to pay from Rp220,00 to Rp550,000 a day for a rental. Some companies also offer insurance packages. Be sure to take one, as it is worth the extra money.

Locals take good advantage of the seaside path for morning constitutionals, and it is fun to join them and their dogs, shortly after sunrise or just before sunset, and stroll from one end to the other in the vibrant tropical glow.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.