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Sanur Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Uncrowded shorelines, beautiful blue water and a village with a laid-back atmosphere makes this beach an oasis of calm in bustling southern Bali.

Geographically, Sanur Beach is less than 10 miles (15 kilometers) from the bright lights of Kuta Beach, yet in many other respects it’s a world away. Although it’s one of Bali’s earliest resort areas, Sanur Beach and its village has managed to hold on to its relaxed, unhurried atmosphere, making it a popular destination for families and couples of all ages.

Sanur Beach is known for its beautiful sandy shore, calm blue water and stunning sunrises. Protected by a coral reef, the beach offers ideal swimming conditions for families with younger children. Take a morning walk along the 3-mile (5-kilometer) oceanfront footpath. Canoe, windsurf, fish and snorkel, or join a boat charter and sail out to the horizon.

Scuba divers will love the excellent dive sites around the area, including Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. Some diving companies also have programs to help children and people with disabilities discover life below the waves.

Sanur village is small but has a relaxed atmosphere. It has preserved its traditional Balinese character. There are fewer crowds here, and the peace and quiet make it a relaxing base to return to at night after exploring the region. Stay in a luxury hotel or a secluded bungalow and sleep only steps away from the beach. Enjoy seafood meals at one of the many local restaurants.

For some history and art, visit the Le Mayeur Museum, located right on the beach. The museum is in what was once the home of the Belgian artist Adrien Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres. He lived and painted here for some 20 years from the early 1930s. The museum is now run by the Indonesian government.

For a few days in July each year, Sanur hosts the Bali International Kite Festival. This is a great time to visit the area when the sky is filled with kites of all shapes and sizes and the locals relax and have fun.


A 20-minute drive from the center of Denpasar, Sanur is situated on southern Bali’s east coast.

Top Hotels Close to Sanur Beach

Hyatt Regency Bali
Hyatt Regency Bali
5 out of 5
Jl Danau Tamblingan 89, Denpasar, Bali
The price is NT$3,081 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

Situated in Denpasar, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sanur Beach, Pantai Karang Beach, and Mertasari Beach. Sanur Night Market is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (345 reviews)

"Location and staff were great Breakfast was good to"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/14

Hyatt Regency Bali
Besakih Beach Hotel
Besakih Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Danau Tamblinganno. 45, Denpasar, Bali
The price is NT$1,832 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Nestled on the beach, this Denpasar hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pantai Karang Beach and Sanur Night Market. Sanur Beach and Mertasari Beach are also ...

3.9/5Good! (153 reviews)

"This property has the most amazing view sitting at breakfast couldnt get a more pleasant place.The property is old and requires some update but staff are very pleasant and location is fabulous and calming."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/24

Besakih Beach Hotel
The Villas at Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali
The Villas at Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali
5 out of 5
Jalan Kusuma Sari No. 8, Denpasar, Bali
The price is NT$3,710 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Nestled on the beach, this Denpasar villa is within 2 mi (3 km) of Mertasari Beach, Sanur Beach, and Pantai Karang Beach. Sanur Night Market is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) ...

3.8/5Good! (6 reviews)

"The staff was friendly and helpful. The pool was beautiful, but the there was a number of things that were broken which were replaced once the staff was informed. The beach is a little disappointing with too much boats and seaweed. We were fortunate to be able to participate in the sea title release ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/6/9

The Villas at Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Sanur Beach

Hyatt Regency Bali
Hyatt Regency Bali
5 out of 5
Jl Danau Tamblingan 89, Denpasar, Bali
The price is NT$3,081 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
Hyatt Regency Bali
Besakih Beach Hotel
Besakih Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Danau Tamblinganno. 45, Denpasar, Bali
The price is NT$1,832 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
Besakih Beach Hotel
The Villas at Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali
The Villas at Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali
5 out of 5
Jalan Kusuma Sari No. 8, Denpasar, Bali
The price is NT$3,710 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
The Villas at Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali
Prama Sanur Beach Bali
Prama Sanur Beach Bali
4.5 out of 5
JL Cemara Sanur, Denpasar, Bali
The price is NT$2,282 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 29
Prama Sanur Beach Bali
Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 89M Batujimbar, Denpasar, Bali
The price is NT$3,293 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
Parigata Resort & Spa
Parigata Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 87, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali
The price is NT$1,201 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
Parigata Resort & Spa
Andaz Bali - a Concept by Hyatt
Andaz Bali - a Concept by Hyatt
4.5 out of 5
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 89a, Denpasar, Bali
Andaz Bali - a Concept by Hyatt
Donna Homestay
Donna Homestay
3 out of 5
Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 164, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali
Donna Homestay
Taman Agung Hotel
Taman Agung Hotel
3 out of 5
Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 166, Denpasar, Bali
The price is NT$726 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
Taman Agung Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.