Sanur

The famous fishing village of Sanur is located on the eastern coastline of Bali and is sheltered by a coral reef. The grand mountains of central Bali provide a superb view eastwards across the bay. The sheltered white soft sandy beach stretches for at least six kilometres, with sparkling tidal emerald waters. The beach is safe and numerous water sports are on offer for the energetic; swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, outrigger sailing, hire of jet ski, para-gliding, wind surfing and kite surfing are also available. There is wide path running the entire length of the beach which it makes it easy for a leisurely stroll, an energetic early morning jog, or a relaxing cycle ride where you can stop at the many beach-side cafes for liquid refreshments or a good quality inexpensive meal.

The exclusive area of Sanur is steeped in history, some of it going back to 913 AD. In the 1930’s it became Bali’s first beach resort. The charm of Sanur lies in the relative tranquillity of its social scene with its many fun festivals and friendly locals. It is a resort for families or visitors wanting the right mix of beach and Balinese life where you can go to one of Sanur’s festivals for a day of local fun and culture such as the traditional kite-flying festival. Sanur can also be a fantastic place for a romantic getaway or just a fun family vacation or you can relax in this beach paradise. Sanur also has the immense advantage of being much nearer to inland tourist spots as it is served by a main dual-carriage way road that passes inland and not along the seafront itself. You can travel to Ubud in 40 minutes or to busy Kuta in 20 minutes or to Bali’s capital, Denpasar in 15 minutes. Sanur it is only 25 minutes from the International Airport. A visit to Turtle Island (Serangan) by a hired boat is highly recommended for a close encounter with these beautiful sea creatures. You can try your hand at kite flying, or play a round of golf at the renowned Bali Beach golf course (avoid Sundays as it can be busy). You can also hit many golf balls at the local driving range nearby and play tennis on two clay courts close by. These facilities are not expensive; for golf you can hire clubs, shoes and trolley (golf caddies are also available); for tennis you can hire racquets, balls and, if you are really feeling lazy, ball boys, these ball boys will also be your partner or opponent if you so wish.