Sanur is a peaceful beach resort situated on Bali’s southeast coastline just a 20-minute journey from Ngurah Rai airport. It is also just a short hop from the capital Denpasar providing reasonably convenient public transport links across the island.
Local services in town are provided by mini bus (bemo) from denpasar’s Kereneng terminal, which is just a 15-minute ride away.
Frequent bemos call in at Sanur’s main street of Jalan Danau Tamblingan through the day and trips within town should cost no more than rp5000. To reach any other town or resort in Bali a change is required in Denpasar.
Metered taxis continually circle the resort day and night and transport touts have a huge presence in Sanur. Always bargain hard to agree a price beforehand. There is also a high number of private taxi companies offering day charter services for excursions and island tours.
With just one main road running through the resort and a parallel beach boardwalk, exploring Sanur by bicycle is simple enough and a great way to get around. Cycle hire for the day costs around rp35,000 and there are dozens of guest houses and tour companies able to oblige. Try Tunas Tour (website: www.bali-tunas-tour.com). You can also rent cars and motorbikes by the day from them or any number of tour agents along the main road.
Frequent tourist shuttle bus services serve Sanur daily from many towns and resorts in Bali such as Kuta, Ubud and Padangbai. There are several companies all offering similiar timings and prices although pick up and drop off points are generally outside each respective office in the resort. The most extensive service is provided by Perama Tour, however their office is a little inconvenient for most Sanur hotels.
Sanur’s close proximity to the trans-island Ngurah Rai bypass makes it a perfect place to base yourself for day trips and tours of the island. It is a breeze getting to Kuta or Legian quickly or across to the east coast resorts of Padangai and Candidasa.