Originating from a small fishing village, then with the development of arts, Sanur transformed into a tourist destination that introduced the island of Bali to the entire world. A 5.1 kilometers of the Sanur’s coastline from Matahari Terbit Beach to Mertasari Beach has been ready reclaimed in 2008.
Sanur are truly idyllic, the realization of all those daydreams about Bali beach vacations. Sanur is the type of place where hip Europeans who have outgrown the party scene come to recharge. Every year, the endless blue skies are peppered with flecks of vibrant color during the International Kite Festival. One of the things to do in Sanur is head to the blue lagoon which is protected by a reef against the high waves. It’s ideal for snorkeling and windsurfing or for taking a tour with a ‘jukung’, a traditional fishing boat
Today Sanur contains a number of hotel resorts, even a international chain hotel or a mid-range hotels.
Sanur International Kite Festival
The Festival is taking place around July, August and September. The traditional Balinese kites that are up to 10 metres in size and thousands of spectacular-shaped kites from all around the world which are unbelievable that they actually can fly.Bali International Kite Festival originally is a religious festival sending a plea to the Hindu deities for an abundant crop and harvest held annually. There is also a competition of traditional kites constructed from bamboo and cotton cloth by teams of kite-fliers from all around Bali.
The types of kite competitions, “Bebean” a large broad-mouthed split-tailed fish shaped kite, “Janggan” a bird-shaped with a broad flowing cloth tail that can reach more than 100 metres in length. The kites are flown by teams of 10 or more adult kite fliers. The Bebean is the largest kite, and looks like a broad-mouthed, split-tailed fish. The Janggan form has a broad flowing cloth tail that can reach more than 100 metres in length. The Pecukan requires the most skill to fly, as its unstable form often tumbles towards the ground. Red, white and black are traditional colours used in the kite’s designs.
Le Mayeur Museum
located at the eastrn tip of Jl Hangtuah. Proceed along the paved footpath through the souvenir stalls and look for the entrance to the museum on your right, Adrian Jean Le Mayeur, which is now a museum dedicated to his works. At Sanur’s only museum you can take a close look at the impressionistic paintings of Adrien Jean Le Mayeur’s travels around the world and his paintings of Balinese life and especially his beautiful Balinese wife Ni Polok.
Mangrove Information Centre (MIC)
Suwung Kauh. There are two different boardwalks through the mangrove forest. This centre is doing great work in educating local schoolchildren as well as visitors, about the importance of mangrove forests. A good place to spend half a day for adults and children. Rp 50,000 entrance, Rp 50,000 parking.
Pura Blanjong (Blanjong Temple)
Located at Jl Danau Poso, Blanjong (just south of Sanur). The most notable temple in Sanur which contains a major, important inscription on a stone pillar called the Prasati Blanjong. The inscription tells of a Javanese king who visited Bali in the 10th century and installed what was probably Bali’s first formal government. This is Bali’s oldest known artifact.
Serangan Island Turtle Conservation Centre (Turtle Island)
it is about 3 km south of Sanur, reached by turning east off the main Jl Ngurah Rai bypass. Visit the Turtle Conservation and Education Centre here and learn about current conservation initiatives.
Sleep in Sanur
Come to Sanur and rejuvenate yourself on the white sandy beach. Truly, the beach in Sanur welcomes travelers to enjoy a serene escape. A number of hotels in Sanur have arranged excellent accommodation for all types of travelers. This area boasts everything required by the modern tourist for the perfect holiday. Accommodation in Sanur is guaranteed to meet all of your high expectations. Most of Sanur’s accommodation is in the medium and high sector of the market and is aimed at families. Guest houses and hotels in Bali often have a dizzying array of price categories, factoring in things like cold/hot water, fan/AC, single/double room, garden/ocean view etc.
Dinning in Sanur
Sanur is rich with a diverse selection restaurants, bars, cafes and food stands that cater for almost every cuisine imaginable. Simply taking a walk through the area on an evening. There is no shortage of food and drink from one end of the beach to the other. Here are a few of my favorites. Many small warungs sell fresh young coconut. Roast corn is also sold by vendors all along the beach for 5.000. Find the peanut man on the beach for delicious roasted peanuts. Monday nights Griya Santrian has fresh seafood buffet served beachside. Beach Café has a more extensive kids menu than most places. Luh Tuh Coffee Shop has cappuccino and yummy homemade desserts. Just before Puri Santrian is Ni Putuhs Warung. A quiet and cozy place to rent a beach chair and have a cold beer or soda. At the Southern tip at Pengembak beach, Warung Tanjung serves interesting drinks like Lychee-Basil Roska and Pineapple Mint Roska. You can make a special request to Ketut at Seaside Bar at Laghawa for a local buffet spread. Give her a day’s notice. Meet a fishing boat on the beach and buy fresh catch to cook at home.
Actual trees shade the serene terrace at this creative and healthful cafe. Vegetarians are well-cared for but there are also meaty dishes made with free-range chicken and the like. Smoothies include the fortifying ‘immune tonic’ and there is a range of house-brand products on offer.
The interior is like an open-air Milan cafe, the outside like a Balinese garden – a combo that goes together like spaghetti and meatballs. Pasta, pizza and more are prepared with authentic Italian flair. No time for a meal? Nab some gelato from the counter up front.
Its about Dine, Drink, Dance ! Casablanca is located on Jl. Danau Poso street, is open for fullboard, breakfast, Lunch or Dinner with live entertainment. It is also apply for various daily promotions.
It is established around July, 2012 with nightly Live Music, Latin, Pop oldies song, jazz and many more.
Their tagline is The Most Colourful Place and the number 1 spot in Sanur.
A long-running seafood cafe where the menu changes depending on what’s fresh (actually the menu stays the same but what’s available changes…). Ask for extra garlic and don’t miss – of all things – the sides of coleslaw
Sanur beach has many variety of thrilling water sports activities include jet-skiing, sea kayaking, windsurfing and parasailing plus there are jet skis and banana boasts as well.
On Sanur beach you can also arrange other water activities such as water skiing, deep sea fishing, para sailing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, jet-ski or diving. Your Bali Sanur hotel will be happy to organize a trip for you.
You can immerse yourself in local cultural life, enjoy a wealth of sporting pursuits or explore the colourful underwater world with a rewarding scuba diving course or snorkeling trip. Try kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, surfing or paragliding. For those less active, hire a banana boat and hit the calm waters. The surfing here is not great by Bali standards but there are reasonable breaks about 1km offshore during the northwest wind season (about October to March.
Blue Oasis Beach Club
Several professional operators offer private and group tuition including dedicated instruction for children. Most major beach hotels have some water sports equipment for rent and the best of the bunch is the Blue Oasis Beach Club, who host the Rip Curl school of surf (Sanur Beach Hotel, Jalan Danau Tamblingan)
If you don’t feel like taking a boat trip to the island or getting your hair wet there’s always the Seawalker experience by Club Aqua in the lagoon in front of the Puri Santrian hotel where you can get face-to-face with tropical fishes for US$75. The Seawalker is a helmet supplied by oxygen that enables you to walk underwater with your glasses on. You go down the stairs to the bottom of the sea where experienced Seawalker instructors are there to help you out even if you can’t swim.
Sanur Entertain You !
Reggae Music is still popular on Sanur Beach and can be heard at Warung Sunrise with Ida and Friends on M/W/F or Mangos on T/TH/S. Several of the beachside restaurants feature Legong Dance with dinner. Stroll the beach early evening and you’ll come across quite a few small ensemble of latin or easy listening music. Rent a DJ and set up a stage for a rocking beach party
Enjoy a cocktail in this cool setting. Located on Jl Danau Toba. Your hosts are from Australia and will make you feel most welcome.
Lazer Sports Bar
This is the most vibrant place in town and shows round the clock sports action on TV and live rock bands several nights a week. It is a loud yet good humoured place with a mix of tourists, expats and the occasional bar girl. Cheap beer and flamboyant bar staff add to its colourful atmosphere which is never short of a few surprises. A great place to socialise and meet new people. Open: 12:00-23:00 (daily); 82 Jalan Danau Tamblingan,
This is a huge bar lounge that brings a little splash of cabaret glitz to Sanur. It may not be the trendiest place in town but guarantees good times with great live music, dining and dancing.
It unashamedly caters to mature package tourists with exuberant floor shows and mainstream pop music. Good unpretentious fun guaranteed. Jalan Cemera,
A day at any of the spas in Sanur is exactly what you would expect during your stay in Bali: full service treatment steeped in Balinese tradition. Take advantage of any opportunity to enjoy a spa during your stay, the cost here is at least half what you would pay in North America or Europe. All major hotels have in-house spa facilities and there are also several well established independents in Sanur.
There are several markets from Pantai Satu all the way to Mertasari where you can find clothing, bags and souvenirs. Be sure to bargain. Bonsai Art Gallery has a nice collection of paintings. Order a custom dress at CantikTailor, located beside Inna Sindhu. Just on the North side of Hyatt, Johnny’s beachside shop has been selling wood carvings for many years.
Pasar Sindhu Art Market,
Along the Danau Tamblingan street and near to Sindhu Market, (south of Jl. Pantai Sindhu) and Jaya Kesuma Art Market have numerous stalls selling T-shirts, sarongs, woodcarvings.
Jl. DanauTamblingan 193, Sanur. Open daily. This is Sanur’s main supermarket, and a good place for stocking up on regular items. It is also called one stop shopping centre, where you can purchase all daily needs, drink alcohol and non alcohol, souvenir, clothes, sarong, wood carving, and many more of the souvenirs.
Nogo Bali Ikat Centre,
Specializes in the very best quality woven ikat fabrics from Bali and elsewhere in Indonesia. If you are looking for cheapies, don’t even think of going here. If you have an eye for quality though, this will be right up your alley. You can purchase fabric by the piece, made up as clothing or home-wares, and examine their very impressive genuine antique collection. Located on Jl. Danau Tamblingan.
Atlas South Sea Pearl
The pearl is an actual living organism. The gem itself is extracted from a living organism. The Pearls is taken from the island in Alor, Malukus and other Eastern part of Indonesia. This process requires a certain period of time – to achieve its perfect shimmering best, a pearl oyster naturally takes four years to cast layered nacre into a single pearl. They focused on certain types of pearl – white, silver, and south sea gold. Their premier store is located on the southern side of Dewa Ruci roundabout. Address: Pertokoan Sanur Raya 18-19, Jalan By pass Ngurah RaiSanur
Blue Glue, Sanur Store
Blue Glue offers a collection of glamorous swimwear made up of superior fabrics, resulting in each piece displaying intricate and distinctive designs