Exploring Sanur - Guide to Sanur, Bali
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The holiday choice of rock legends like Mick Jagger and David Bowie in the ’80s, Sanur is one of Bali’s oldest resort towns.
Situated on the sleepy south-east coast, it has a more traditional feel than Kuta or Seminyak.
And with its white sand beaches and calm, shallow waters, it’s families that are most attracted to this neighbourhood.
There’s plenty to do, too. Water sports, spas, street food markets, and beach walks are among the favourite activities here. And with everything centrally located in the few streets up from the beach, you can walk or cycle everywhere.
Where to Stay in Sanur , Bali
Accommodation-wise, Sanur has lots of well-priced options for large groups and couples.
There are cute guesthouses, family-friendly villas, and plush five-star stays that spill out onto the sand. Smaller, more affordable hotels are a very easy find here, too.
Luxury Hotels in Sanur
Mid-Range Hotels in Sanur
Budget Stays in Sanur
Know Where to Go for Food and Drinks in Sanur
Laidback beach bars and street eats are the highlight of Sanur’s low-key dining scene.
For authentic Balinese dishes whipped up right in front of you, try Sindhu Night Market. Mie goreng (spicy fried noodles), bakso (meatballs in broth), and rujak (tropical fruit in a spicy peanut dressing) are a few of the delicacies you can pick up for under $5.
If the fiery local fare isn’t for you, don’t worry! There are good Japanese, Italian, French, Mexican, and Thai eateries in town, too.
Or, stroll along the beach and you’ll stumble across Australian-style cafes, upscale hotel restaurants, and plenty of bars with happy-hour prices.
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Things to Do in Sanur
Walking (or cycling) along the shady, palm-flanked boardwalk is a favourite pastime in Sanur.
And the cool, clear mornings are the best time to go. Stretching eight kilometres along the beach, it’s an ideal route for cafe-hopping and taking in the gorgeous views across to Nusa Penida. If you’re up in time for sunrise, you might be lucky enough to see Agung volcano!
Local craftspeople sell their wares all along the waterfront. The bustling little market at Sindhu Beach is one of the most convenient spots to shop. You’ll find beach clothes, wood carvings, and more, all at pocket-friendly prices (as long as you’re willing to barter).
Finally, if you’re seeking an adrenalin rush, why not try one of the many water sports on offer in Sanur? Parasailing, jet skiing, kite surfing, tubing, and snorkelling are just a few!
Tours and Activities in Sanur
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