Sanur travel and tourist guide

Stretching for almost five miles along the southeast coast of Bali is the elegant and peaceful beach resort of Sanur. It has a relatively laid back village like atmosphere and is a more family friendly alternative to Kuta or Legian. Daily life revolves around its wide sandy beaches with a fabulous range of water sports, scuba diving and surfing. In town there are some fascinating Hindu temples to explore, a noteworthy art museum and even a championship golf course.

Sanur beaches are some of the most attractive in Bali and are sheltered by a huge offshore reef affording calm and shallow waters which are ideal for bathing. Long lazy days in the tropical sunshine are the order of the day and the pace of life is refreshingly slow. Take a break from the beach for a day and you will discover a wealth of intriguing history and culture right on the doorstep.


Sanur is home to several evocative temples, a renowned art museum and hosts some of Bali’s most impressive arts festivals so you never know what’s going on...more


Low key relaxation is what Sanur does best but there is no shortage of exhilerating fun by the beach for watersports fanatics or those that perhaps want to give it a go while on holiday...more

Nightlife & bars

The Sanur bar scene is a world away from hedonistic Kuta but offers plenty of lively late night spots for a fun night out without the massive crowds of baying revellers...more


Dining out is a colourful pastime with a wealth of elegant bistros and trendy seafood cafes that are certain to delight all possible tastes without breaking the bank...more


Sanur beach features some of Bali’s most distinctive hotel resorts comprising elegant ocean view bungalows, boutique villas and traditional thatched cottages plus budget options...more


Sanur is the closest resort to the airport and well positioned for exploring other parts of Bali with a wide variety of public and private transport options for getting around the island...more

Sanur guide - top class accommodation and fun watersports

At every level Sanur accommodation offers lots of authentic Balinese character and plenty of style and comfort for the money.

It is also a major hub on the tour bus circuit and has frequent daily tourist bus departures to all of Bali’s resorts.

Everything about Sanur is unhurried and a little bit more sophisticated with little hassle from street hawkers and roads refreshingly free of congestion. It makes for a peaceful beach break yet there are more than enough rewarding distractions on land and sea to satisfy even the most energetic adventure seeker.           

Take to the water for a day of exciting jetskiing, wakeboarding or parasailing or explore below the ocean waves on Sanur’s colourful coral reefs. Enjoy traditional Balinese dances and jumping live music venues or simply kick back with a cocktail in one of the many styliish beach bars.

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