Sanur lies on the southeast coast of Bali with 18 kilometers of pristine white sand beach and is more peaceful atmosphere comparing to Kuta and Legian. The beauty of its surrounding area and breathtaking ocean view makes Sanur is a comfortable tourist place. Accommodation, art shops and restaurants resides along the beach, the main street and between the Balinese village. Since there is only few night clubs and no all night parties, Sanur becomes not favorite to younger travelers. But there are plenty of restaurants and bars to keep entertaining the travelers. It is also a great place for family holiday in Bali.
Getting in and out
The easiest and the fastest way of getting to Sanur from other parts on Bali is by tourist shuttle bus or by private taxi. For short distance around the south of Bali, Bemos are the alternative and you will be traveling with the local people. The only Bemo serves for Sanur is from Denpasar. There are two bus terminal where you can get those bemos, Kereneng and Tegal. Kereneng bus station links to Ubung and Batubulan while Tegal bus station links to Kuta, Nusa Dua and Ubung. When you ride on a bemo make sure to check its color. The dark green bemos serves from Tegal to Sanur and the yellow bemos serves from Kereneng to Sanur or visa versa.
Most hotels and losmen in Sanur will be able to arrange transport from and to the airport and Benoa Harbour. Many travel agents also provides shuttle bus service. Renting a car and motorbike is recommended for those possessing international driving license and having a good Bali map.
Sanur is departure point to get on boats to Nusa Lembongan from the end of Jalan Hang Tuah. The boat leaves daily between 08:00 to 09:00.
Sanur is one of the two main diving spots on the south of Bali and is a good place to learn dive. If you are a beginner then Sanur is a suitable spot to learn diving.