Sanur is located in the south-east corner of Bali, Indonesia, based along it’s coastline. It’s long stretch of beach also has a cycle/walking path that follows along the coast for approximately 7 Kilometers. The paved walkway has restaurants and bars along it’s path, great for that all important cold drink. There are also various gift and souvenir shops dotted along the route that sell local arts and crafts.
There are various fishing boats that bring in their daily catch direct into the seafood restaurants, along with the Warung’s based along the shore. Here you can grab a nice Nasi Goreng for around a pound, and add a chilled Bintang for around the same price, nice.
The Warungs are run by small local family businesses and arecheap way of enjoying the sun, sand and sea breeze. You will also be supporting the local economy instead of the brash commercialised western offerings.
The main street Jalan Danau Tamblingan is along a pleasant tree lined road with many restaurants and art gallery’s on offer. There are plenty of tours and activities which can be booked here so get your best poker face on and grab a bargain.
Sanur is the departure point for boats to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. Boats leave from the beach near Jalan Hang Tuah. There are also boats to the Gili islands but these mostly leave from Padang Bai about 45 minutes in a taxi on the North -East coast.
Here you can also connect by boat to Lombok which also has an airport. Cheap flights can be had with a vist to Skyscanner.
There are plenty of walks to take in sites and surprises galore all around Sanur, with enough to entertain for a few days of exploring. Some of the building works and attention to detail and ornate offerings were a welcome bonus around the area.
We stayed at The Bali Wirasana hotel that had a secluded pool and bar on site. It was a bargain at £18 a night including breakfast. Ideally situated for restaurants and bars that have live music and entertainment in the evenings, It has a laid back and relaxed compared to the nightlife of Kuta.