Activities within Cucukan and surrounding areas

World class surfing directly in front of  Villa Puri Purnama and at nearby Keramas Beach

Swim directly in front of the Villa

Surf Fishing directly in front of the Villa or rent a Cucukan Fishing Boat for deep water fishing!

The renowned Bali Safari and Marine Park is 5 minutes’ walk from Puri Purnama. Experience the African animals, the Lion Restaurant, the  spectacular afternoon  BALI AGUNG show in their theatre and the first-class children’s swimming park.

Rent one of the colourful fishing boats for fishing/snorkelling/scuba/beach restaurant experiences on Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. You can sail directly from Puri Purnama to these islands.

Horse riding on the beach at Cucukan

Elephant trekking, White Water Rafting and Quad Bike riding at Bakas, 15 minutes north of Cucukan

Ocean fishing directly in front of the Villa

Reef walking at very low tide – quite beautiful!

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Between April and May, sea turtles lay their eggs directly in front of Puri Purnama. the hatchlings generally emerge towards the end of May.

YOGA…We can arrange a Yoga Guru to come here for early morning private Yoga sessions in our upstairs Bale at a very reasonable rate.  He is also an amazing masseur!

Activities within Minutes of Cucukan

Villa L`Orange – Restaurant, by appointment, Northern end of Cucukan village (BYO)

Safari Park and Marine Park (including swimming park) – opposite Cucukan village – 1- minute drive from the house

Pantai Lebih, famous Gianyar fishing village boasting many seafood warungs (small restaurants) (BYO) only 3 minutes from Cucukan.

White Water rafting, Quad Bike Riding and Elephant Safaris at Bakas, 15 minutes from Cucukan

World-Class Diving and Snorkeling at Padangbai – 25 minutes North Cucukan (can also be done at Sanur)

Closest motor-cycle rentals in Sanur. Call “Little Bird Rentals” on 081 236189015 and speak with Wayan Rangki.  Rates commence at RP50,000 per day with discounts for rentals of a week or more… ( please make sure you have appropriate International Licence)

Excellent Golf Course, situated in the Bali Beach Hotel complex – Sanur, 20 minutes from Cucukan which also has a first-class club house/restaurant and amenities

Klungkung (Semarapura) the ancient capital of Bali – see the “floating temple” and other historical sights. Also has an excellent central market for traditional Balinese fabrics and Ceremonial items, Antiques, etc.  Only 15 minutes from Cucukan.

Lombok, famous for surfing and super scenery – the ferries (fast and “local”) from Bali to Lombok sail from Padangbai, 25 minutes North of Cucukan

Ubud, only 25 minutes from Cucukan, world-class day spas, art galleries and restaurants….. magical scenery

Sukawati, 15 minutes away, excellent traditional markets and Balinese craft shops – cheap, local prices

Batubulan/Celuk, 20 minutes from Cucukan, many fabulous jewellery showrooms and factories

Gianyar City, 10 minutes’ drive from Cucukan. If you love night markets and “traditional street food – warung/food markets”, visit this delightful city from 5pm onwards. Sample the famous Babi Guling (barbequed suckling pig) – the best in Bali!

Lovina, North coast of Bali, 2.5 hours from Cucukan, (traveling through the magnificent Kintamani area), where you can swim with the dolphins!

Night Life in Seminyak and Legian, after 8pm, the journey takes only 45 minutes from Cucukan (through Denpasar)

Babysitting, Massage, Manicures and Pedicures can be arranged on site

Dressmaking of traditional Balinese clothing (sarongs and kebayas) can be arranged on site (gorgeous fabrics for kebayas and sarongs can be purchased in Gianyar, Klungkung, Sanur and Sukawati).

Salsa Dance Teaching, at the Villa, call Frankie, the professional Salsa teacher on 081 916 636 868

Shopping tours can be organised through the on-site manager (using the house car, USD45 per  8-hour day for the driver plus petrol …please arrange with house manager) 9am to 5pm. All your shopping needs, without exception, can be met!

Activities 20 – 45 Minutes From Cucukan

Sanur area

Entertainment and Restaurants

Sanur boasts a broad selection of excellent restaurants offering cuisine from many different countries, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Asia/European Fusion, Balinese and Indonesian etc.

Following is a list of some of them

Sanur – restaurants …

  • Buga – Korean Cuisine, By Pass Rd. South Sanur
  • Bali Kopi – Asian Fusion, By Pass Rd, South Sanur (very popular)
  • Stiff Chili – Italian, on the beach at South Sanur
  • Massimo – excellent Italian, Jln. Danau Tamblingan, South Sanur
  • The Village, Cucina Italiano – excellent Italian, Jln. Danau Tamblingan, next to Griya Santrian Hotel
  • Ryoshi – popular, long-established Japanese restaurant, Central Sanur
  • The Cat & Fiddle – Irish Pub with live entertainment and great Irish pub food,
  • Arena Sports Café – German/European, next to McDonald’s, Sanur (also boasts live music and a lively bar)
  • Café Batu Jimbar – Indonesia/Western food, excellent Sunday Brunch, Breakfasts, Lunches and dinners (with live music), Jln. Danau Tamblingan opp. Hardy`s Supermarket
  • Piccadilly – large pub, restaurant, sports bar with live music and large screen sports broadcasts
  • Griya Santrian hotel – Monday nights – Beach Seafood BBQ with live music
  • Bali Grand Hyatt, on the beach at Sanur offers excellent beachside dining options
  • Chinese Gourmet Food in a beautiful garden setting – opposite Grand Hyatt Hotel
  • Jazz Bar N Grill – great food and nightly live jazz music (next to KFC Sanur)
  • Jazzy Café, International cuisine with live jazz and easy listening music, Jln. Danau Tamblingan – Sanur
  • Café Wayan, Contemporary Indonesian/Balinese food and live music, Komplek Pertokoan Sanur Rayam Jln. Bypass Ngurah Rai, phone 287 951
  • Pregina Warung (opp entrance to Griya Santrian Hotel) – excellent local food at reasonable prices
  • Warung “Little Bird”, Jl. Danau Tambligan No. 34 (northern end of the street). Great, inexpensive food, beautifully presented and excellent cocktails and music in the evening.

Sanur – Entertainment

  • Sektor, Bali Beach Hotel Golf Club – Latin dancing and music with free Salsa Lessons and live Latino Band Thursday nights. Also “Back to the 60s nights” on  Saturdays, very good food available as well.
  • Arena Sports Cafe, lively night spot with bar, restaurant and live music (next to McDonalds Sanur).
  • The Cat & Fiddle, Irish Restaurant, Pub and Music Venue (Sun, Tues and Thurs nights – live music)
  • Jazz Bar & Grill – live music nightly and often famous jazz artists performing, offering steaks, Western food and Indonesian food (near KFC Sanur)
  • Jazzy café – International cuisine with live jazz and easy listening music (Jln. Danau Tamblingan 27),
  • Café Wayan, good food, live music and a popular happy hour, Jln. Bypass Ngurah Rai Sanur – ph 283 183
  • Various pubs and bars throughout Sanur.
  • Sanur also offers McDonald’s, KFC, and Dunkin Donuts (for all those who want them)

Purchasing Food

  • Hardy`s Supermarkets – Jln. Danau Tamblingan – Central Sanur, Ubud and Giyanyar
  • The Pantry Deli – Gourment food items, opp. Hardy`s
  • Small Sunday produce market outside Café Batu Jimbar
  • Jessylyn Cakes (next to KFC) for all those special occasion cakes – phone 766 212 for orders
  • Small supermarket near Ketewel, 12 minutes South of Cucukan.
  • General Shopping – Sanur
  • Lotte Mart – South Sanur (stop here on your way from the airport to the villa)


  • IBISA – women`s clothing of a high quality and superb design (nearly opposite entrance to Griya Santrian Hotel),
  • Uluwatu Lace Shop – very close to IBISA
  • Many assorted up-market and casual clothing shops, shoe shops, beachwear and children’s ware shops throughout Sanur.
  • Beach markets and Art shops throughout Sanur

Doctors, Hospital and Dentists

Dentist, Retno Agung, Sanur, directly opposite McDonalds, on the By Pass Road. – phone 62 361 288 501

Kuta – Hospitals/Medical Clinics

BIMC – Hospital and Clinic, Kuta – phone 62 361 761 263 (24hrs’ emergency)

Graha Asih, Ngurah Rai,62 361 764 860 (24hrs’ emergency)

SOS Medical Clinic – (24 hrs’ emergency) Kuta. Phone 62 361 710 505

Dr Ristie Darmawan (specialising in women’s health),  Jl Dewi Sri 45C, above Apotik Centrum, Kuta.  Phone 08123818570

First Aid

Two members of Puri Purnama House staff have completed the BIMC First Aid Course

Legal advice

Australian Lawyer, Peter Johnson, Austrindo – next to BIMC, Kuta – phone 0361 759 722

Elisabeth Sri Widiasih, S.H., Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai, Sanur (next to Dunkin Donuts), phone 0361 285821