Things to Do in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia (with Map & Photos)

Sanur (Pantai Sanur) - Today, tourists, going to Bali, for the most part choose the Kutu resort as their destination for the opportunity to go surfing, huge hotel complexes, an actively developing nightlife and crowds of vacationers. But Bali is a large island, which has many decent beaches, each of which is good in its own way.

Sanur Bali
Sanur Bali

Sanur Beach


The first beach on the island to become an international tourist attraction was the beach of a village called Sanur - the exact opposite of Kuta beach. While other Bali beaches are developing at a breakneck pace, Sanur Beach remains unchanged. Just because it's perfect - a long stretch of soft white sand lapped by the cool waves of the ocean, tropical greenery of all shades and a clear boundless sky above. And if tourists, when asked why they chose Kuta for their vacation, answer “because there are parties”, then vacationers in Sanur say “because there is a beach”.

Sanur Bali
Sanur Bali

Being one of the largest traditional settlements in Bali, Sanur is also a favorite place for tourists who want to taste the Bali culture and get to know the lifestyle of the local people. Along with the opportunity to stay in comfortable hotels, dine in chic restaurants and witness traditional Balinese entertainment, Sanur offers its guests to enjoy all the delights of a tropical paradise and its unique beauties. Sanur has preserved the centuries-old traditions of the island and its multifaceted culture. And if the beach has undergone the slightest change, the ancient temples of Sanur still stand in the same solemn calm as they did centuries ago.

Sanur Bali
Sanur Bali

Those who were not lucky enough to visit Sanur can only guess about its beauties. The magic of Sanur Beach can be described as follows. Close your eyes and imagine that you are sitting on the beach for, say, about 5 minutes. You are calm and completely relaxed, a light breeze breathes the freshness of the ocean on you, and the waves respond with miraculous music of peace, each time touching the shore. You may have had another ordinary day filled with routine and hustle, but this morning you start off really amazing, if not magical. Meeting the dawn among the tropical splendor of nature, you watch with rapture how the orange glow of the sun takes over the darkness, mixing heavenly colors into combinations unimaginable in beauty. The soft rays of the morning sun warm every cell of your body, leaving a slight blush on your cheeks.

Sanur Reviews


With a wide strip of reefs and many interesting marine life, Sanur is an ideal place for diving. Moderate wind and clear water will provide water sports enthusiasts with a great time. Surfers should be aware that the waves in Sanur are mostly reef waves, and some require boating. It is also worth knowing that the rainy season is a good time for surfing in Sanur.

A few words about prostitution in Sanur. Being a moderately strict resort for entertainment, open prostitution is not welcome here. In general, prostitution is not legalized throughout the island, but in clubs and bars you can often meet girls and guys offering sexual services. As they say, this type of recreation is simply “turned a blind eye”.

Sanur Hotels


Right on the beach of Sanur, there were a lot of good hotels. Among them, such giants as Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali (5*), Mercure Resort Sanur (5*), Prama Sanur Beach Bali (5*), Puri Sanur Hotel (4*) stand out clearly. As everywhere in Bali, you can be sure that you will be completely safe inside the hotel, and nothing will happen to you or your belongings inside the hotel.

Sanur Map