Sanur

A Tranquil Coastal Village

The true spirit of Bali is alive and well in Sanur. One of Bali's biggest traditional villages, Sanur is also one of the most established tourist areas and a favourite for all holidaymakers.

The location offers an extensive range of hotels, restaurants and modern entertainment venues that successfully complement the traditional village architecture, tradition and activities such as drama and dance.

The beach in Sanur is protected by a reef and the lagoon, offering year-round safe swimming and proving especially popular with families and sports enthusiasts. A much quieter locale than Kuta, just a 30-minute drive away, Sanur also offers village shopping and restaurants, where you can walk in peace and enjoy a side of Bali that many never see. This tranquil coastal village is also the perfect base for exploring other regions of Bali, as it is central to all areas and offers a great range of touring options that extend across the island.

Many of Bali's more affluent residents have made Sanur their home or holiday home, giving the area a sense of permanence that transcends tourism and reflects the region's many natural assets. All in all, Sanur is a great place to enjoy all the specialities of a tropical island while gaining a real appreciation of Balinese culture and social life.

Insiders' Tips

  1. See a traditional village show: Experience the essence of Bali through tales told in shows of traditional dance and music.
  2. Ride the wind: Learn the art of kite surfing at the Bali Kite Surfing School - beginner lessons are available on the beach.
  3. Visit a real Balinese house: Begian artist Adrien Jean Le Mayeur de Merpes lived in a traditional Balinese house, which is now a fascinating museum.

More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Sanur chapter in our online Bali brochure. Click here.

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