Sanur is a luxurious beachside resort town regarded for its laid-back ambience and long stretches of beach.Located on the East Coast of South Bali enclosed between the Jalan Ngurah Rai bypass and the ocean, Sanur is an attractive destination for those seeking tropical paradise away from the crowds with just enough things to do to keep you entertained.
Things to do
Start your morning with a pleasant bike tour of the island from Jalan Mertasarito the main beach at Jalan Hangtuah, mixing exercise with sightseeing. For the remainder of the day, choose your own adventure from a variety of water sports, such as kitesurfing, windsurfing and parasailing.
Interested in Bali culture? The Museum Le Mayeur is an intriguing exhibition of Balinese-style architecture and encompasses many of Artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur’s original works. When you’ve finished, head to Sanur Beach for a tranquil afternoon of sunbaking and swimming. For those interested, there are plenty of on-site diving opportunities.
When you get hungry from your adventures, grab a bite from Char Ming to enjoy delicious Asian fusion cuisine sprinkled with French influence. If you prefer something simple, head to Porch for some comfort food. If you’re seeking some evening entertainment, although not quite as touristy as Kuta, Sanur’s main street of Jalan Danau Tamblingan offers a blend of bars and shops.
For a few sites off the beaten path, be sure to visit Bali’s historic Pura Blanjong Temple or take a tour through the Serangan Island Turtle Conservation Centre. The knowledgeable staff can provide a detailed outlook on how they are helping to restore the dwindling turtle population.
From Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport it is a 25-minute drive into Sanur by taxi or bus. The majority of tourists get around by motorbike or bicycle, which are available for rental in town. Walking is the best way to soak in the sights and relaxed ambience of this peaceful beachfront destination.