Sanur Travel Guide

What do You Expect From Sanur?

  • A panoramic sunrise view
  • Rows of comfortable low-budget, mid-range and 5 stars hotels
  • Exclusive private villas
  • Culinary delights
  • Fun water activities
  • Beautiful painting and historic art museum
  • Family Friendly Destination
  • Rows of beautiful beaches

The Remarkable Sanur

Sanur is one of a special area located on Bali’s east coast, near Denpasar and can be reached from Ngurah Rai airport in about 40 minutes by car. It’s existence is inseparable from history. From the old inscription found at the south of Sanur beach it said that The King Kasari Warmadewa (ruled in 917 AD) was really enchanted by the beauty of this white sand beach. The area of Sanur especially Sanur Beach began to be introduced to the international world by A. J. Le Mayeur, a painter from Belgium who came to Bali in 1932. After seeing the beautiful attraction of Sanur Beach, Le Mayeur decided to settle in Sanur by setting up a painting studio. Le Mayeur later married a Balinese girl named Ni Pollok, a famous Legong dancer and was one of the models of his paintings. Through Le Mayeur's paintings, Sanur Beach began to be known by the international community. Currently, the painting studio has become the Le Mayeur Museum and can be visited by the public.

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Experience The Best of Sanur

Best Place to Stay Overnight
Recommended Hotels in Sanur

Best Place to Stay Overnight

Sanur has many pleasant places to stay, with most in the middle to upper price range. Homestays and losmen here are often family run. There are numbers of beautiful front beach luxury hotels in Sanur that are worth splurging on.

List of Hotels in Sanur

Exclusive Villas in Sanur
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Exclusive Villas in Sanur

If you want to enjoy your holiday with your loved one or family more intimate there are many villas available in Sanur. From single bedroom to numerous bedrooms for family or group you can choose as your desire.

List of Villas in Sanur

Where to Eat in Sanur
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Where to Eat in Sanur

There are some excellent restaurants serving creative cuisine from around the world, as well as some great smaller Indonesian restaurants and warungs.

List of Restaurants in Sanur

Best Spas in Sanur
It's Time To Relax

Best Spas in Sanur

If you feel like you are tired and need a good massage while visiting Sanur, you don't have to drive away to the city center just to get massage. There are many recommended spas in area that guarantee will make you relax. 

List of Spas in Sanur

Things To Do In Sanur
Let's do Sanur!

Things To Do In Sanur

There are many fun activities you can do while visiting Sanur, it is also known as a good base for divers and snorkelers who want to be close to dive sites but stay in nicer accommodation. Sanur is an open to winds, it is also a popular place for kite surfing and wind surfing.

List of Activities in Sanur

Beautiful Beaches in Sanur Area
Beaches in East Coast Bali

Beautiful Beaches in Sanur Area

Along with Sanur in the East Coast of Bali, actually there are some other beaches nearby Sanur that are worth to visit. Some of them even not as busy as Sanur, so you can enjoy it just like your private beach.

List of Beaches in Sanur

Temples in Sanur
Beautiful Bali Temples

Temples in Sanur

Just like another area in Bali, Sanur also has many beautiful sacred temples that can be visited by the tourists. Remember always wear appropriate clothes and sarong and ask local guide to accompany you while entering the area of temple.

List of Temples in Sanur

Beach Clubs in Sanur
Nice Spots to Chill

Beach Clubs in Sanur

If you want to chill on the beach while zipping a glass of cocktails and listening to nice musics, we got some nice beach clubs in Sanur that you can visit during the day, it's chilling time!

List of Beach Clubs in Sanur

Romantic Beach at the East Coast Bali

Sanur beach is one of Bali’s original tourist beaches, but that doesn’t mean it’s the busiest. In fact, if you are looking for a beach that offers peace, quiet relaxation, and a strong local community, Sanur is the place for you. At the north end of Sanur beach, you will find the Bali Beach Hotel, which was once the island’s most famous and luxurious hotel, and is still its tallest structure. From there, the beach runs south, with most of it lined by a small cement path that is closed off to cars and motorcycles, set far back on the beach. On this path are small shops, restaurants, and hotels, some of which have beachfront patios. These are quiet places, with none of the loud music and crowds of other tourist areas. Sanur is run by a strong village community, and most of the businesses along the beach are family-owned and have been there for decades. The beach in Sanur is superb, with clean white sand and very few vendors. The ocean here is clear and gentle, and any waves break on a reef roughly 500 meters out to sea, making this an ideal place for swimming and playing in the sand with kids. Sanur is good for surfing, but only on rare days where the waves are huge everywhere else on the island, and the waves are a long way out from the beach. Swimmers here should keep in mind that where the sandy ocean bottom ends, there is sharp living coral covered with sea urchins, and at low tides, swimming may not be possible. This coral reef is also home to many brightly colored fish, and snorkeling can be great in Sanur, with many locals also spearfishing and skin diving farther out into the ocean. The peaceful waters of Sanur make it a great place for boats to dock, so expect to see many colorful local jukung canoes and fisherman. This is also one of the departure points for boat trips to other islands like Nusa Lembongan and Penida.

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Sanur Highlights

Le Meyeur Museum
Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres

Le Meyeur Museum

Le Mayeur Museum is a memorial museum showcasing the artworks and personal history of painter Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres a Brussels-born artist. This museum easily found, located right on the beachfront in Sanur. 

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 Balibeach Golf Course
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Balibeach Golf Course

The Bali Beach Golf Course is the only 9 hole golf course in Bali set in an environment of very mature, tall trees and lakes with well designed and constructed greens all of which add to the aesthetic beauty of the course. And it is strategically located in the center heart of Sanur.

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Grand Inna Bali Beach
An Iconic Hotel in Sanur

Grand Inna Bali Beach

Sanur, Bali’s original seaside resort, has long been known for its world class facilities and an atmosphere of comfort and privacy. Approximately 25 minutes from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport this oasis of luxury offers a wide range of dining and leisure opportunities.

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Speed Boats to Nusa Islands

Busy Harbor Sanur

From Sanur we can go to the Bali sisters islands Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. If you come here in the morning there are many speed boats stop by nearby the Grand Inna Bali Beach hotel. Plan to go to Nusa Islands? Read more about it in our travel guide.

Escape Room SOS from the Sea
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Escape Room SOS from the Sea

Are your ready to take on the challenge to save the world's coral reefs? The SOS from the Deep escape room is part of the Coral Triangle Center and Center for Marine Conservation. A fun experience for groups, families, and couples.

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Submarine ODYSSEY Voyage of Fantasy
Explore The Bottom of The Ocean

Submarine ODYSSEY Voyage of Fantasy

The one and only Submarine in South East Asia! Enjoy observing the Marine Life in a depth of 90ft and for 45min. The Voyage of Fantasy is definitely one of the highlights for the Bali travelers.

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Byrdhouse Beach Club
Recommended Beach Club in Sanur

Byrdhouse Beach Club

Byrd House Bali Beach Club is located directly on Sanur beach. This full beachfront restaurant, bar & entertainment location is one of its kind in Sanur, with 30-meter swimming pool. Sample a delicious range of international cuisines prepared by our world-class chef.

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Family Traveling in Sanur
Friendly Sanur

Family Traveling in Sanur

Sanur is one of the place that is very friendly for all ages tourists. From babies to grannies are welcome and definitely will enjoy the most of Bali here in Sanur. Are you planning to travel with kids and family, check out our article to find useful tips. 

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Romantic Walk on The Beach

Promenade Walk at Sanur Beach

Beautiful beach walk, paved for miles. Perfect for a stroll or bike ride. Try visit Sanur early in the morning or at night and walk on the promenade while watching stars and moon in the sky.

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Night Culinary Hunt

Sindhu Night Market Sanur

An open air traditional market with hundred stalls offer kinds of foods, fruits and traditional snacks. This market only open at night, many sellers start to open their stalls at 6 pm. 

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Fishermen Boats

Fishermen Village

Some of the villages located nearby Sanur Beach are home for fishermen family, that is why in some corner of the beach, we will find numbers of traditional fishermen boat (jukung) floating. Such a complement for a perfect sunset view. 

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Sunrise at Sanur Beach

Morning Sunshine!

Sanur is one of the special beach on the west coast of Bali which known for its beauty of sunrise. When you are happen to stay overnight at the hotel nearby, don't miss the moment to see the sunrise at Sanur.


Sunrise at Sanur Beach

Sunrise at Sanur Beach

Fishing boat stranded in Sanur Beach

Fishing boat stranded in Sanur Beach

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