Sanur is one of area in the south of Bali. This quiet tourism area has a beautiful beach like another area in Bali. Sanur beach is about 3km, longitudinal from north to the south, facing to east, wide beach, has white sand and coral stone. It is one of the quiet place in Bali.
In this area, you can walk for enjoying the beach. But if you want to swim, you must wait until the sea rise, because when it set the water depth is about at your knee. It is the alternative tourism place in Bali for enjoying the sea, the sand and the sun.
Sanur is a perfect alternative for vacation with a comfort purpose. It's not very crowded like in Kuta, but it still offering something interesting. There are many hotels there, from the world class hotel like Hyatt Regency Sanur, Mercure Sanur, Prama Sanur Beach Hotel, Sudamala Suites & Villas, etc to the budget hotels which cost under 100.000 Rupiahs.
It is very easy to reach Sanur beach. Having a car rental is the best way to go there since in Bali there is lack public transportation except taxi service (either conventional or online taxi).
A.J.Le Mayeur, a painter from Belgium with his Balinese wife Ni Polok who was lived there in 1937, was the first man who introduced Sanur area to the world. He often performed his exhibition of his own painting there until now. The A.J Le Mayeur museum can be visited and they are open daily.
He arrived in Bali in 1932, and then in next three years, he married with beautiful Legong Dancer, Ni Polok, who was 15 years old. They lived in Sanur in 1935 until 1958 when Sanur area was the silent fisherman village. She lived there until she was dead.
The painting shows the Balinese daily activity and the beautiful Balinese ladies. It was painted since he arrived in Bali, but unfortunately the painting untreated as well.
Today the Mayeur house functioned as a museum with Balinese architecture. The pace and elegance house is located on the edge of beach, between Grand Bali Beach Resort Hotel and Diwingkara Hotel.
Equally to Kuta, it has more expensive accommodation than in Kuta but cheaper than Nusa Dua. Mostly, inns in Sanur has air conditioning and swimming pool. In the north of Sanur there is Grand Bali Beach Hotel. It is the big and luxurious hotel, since it has golf field and on the south there are some hotels, restaurants and stores facing to the beach on Danau Tamblingan Street, the main street in Sanur. The names of the street here use the name one of the famous lake in Indonesia.
Along the Danau Tamblingan street, this place has the most complete staying place and hotel in Sanur. Including bar and discotheque but not so crowded like in Kuta. This place also has comple restaurants which serve delicious Indonesian and foreign cuisine.
Stopping by in Sanur? Dont forget to find an accommodation for you to stay. Here we are provide you with some inns in Sanur from the budget to the luxurious inn in Sanur. While you are in Sanur, don't forget also to go the famous beach, Sindhu Beach Sanur.
Keke Homestay, 96 Danau Tamblingan Street, it has a silent atmosphere although located on the main street. The room is quiet clean and equipped with a fan.
Watering Hole I, 37 Hang Tuah Street, it is located in the north of Sanur. A quiet busy place but it has nice services. The room is clean and has a fan.
Watering Hole II, Mertasari Street, all the room has hot water and the for the cheaper room it has a fan.
Jati Homestay, Danau Tamblingan Street, it is not only has a nice atmosphere and good area, but also clean, equipped with hot water, and kitchen.
Yulia 2 Homestay, Danau Tamblingan Street, it is located in a small area but has a clean and nice room.
Hotel Santai, 148 Danau Tamblingan Street, it has a clean room facing to the swimming pool.
Hotel Paneeda View, Danau Tamblingan Street, it is located in the edge of beach, has three swimming pools, but no view from the room.
Diwingkara Beach Hotel, Hang Tuah Street, it is located in the end of Hang tuah Street, old-fashioned building especially the pool and has bungalow in the beach.
Respati Bali, Danau Tamblingan Street, it has nice location since facing to the beach and big swimming pool.
Tamu Kami Hotel Restaurant & Bar, Danau Tamblingan Street, it has a modern room and bungalow facing to the swimming pool. You can go to beach by just walking.
Flashbacks Sanur, Danau Tamblingan Street, it has six beautiful rooms with satellite TV and swimming pool in the park, but the bathroom uses together.
Hotel Segara Agung, Duyung Street, it has a clean and nice rooms, and big swimming pool.
Hotel Palm Gardens, Kesumasari Street, it has a peace atmosphere, nice service and swimming pool with mini water fall.
Stana Puri Gopa Hotel, Kesumasari Street, it has Bali architecture, big bathroom, small swimming pool and some of the room facing to the beach.
Tandjung Sari, Danau tamblingan Street, it has 26 traditional bungalows which decorated by antique things and handicraft. It is one of the oldest hotel bungalow in Bali.
Hyatt Regency Sanur, Danau tamblingan Street, it has 390 pleasant rooms and interested park which has large swimming pool and water fall.
Desa Segara Village, it has 127 rooms with many kind of views, 2 swimming pools and access directly to the beach.
Natah Bale Villas, Mertasari Street, it is located on the large area full of coconut trees and has 5 villas completed by stylish furniture and open air kitchen.
Puri Santrian, Mertasari Street, it is located facing to the beach. It has beautiful park, 3 swimming pools, tennis square, nice and complete room facilities. Sometime they offers a very low price for all their rooms available.
Much kind of restaurants are spread around the beach, so it will be easy for you to find place for dining which is less cheap than in hotel restaurant. You will not only get a cheaper dine here, but also for the handicrafts, clothes, and others unique stuffs.
Sanur atmosphere is quite different with Kuta. It more silent than in Kuta. Of course there are some boys who is sometime disturbing you selling some stuffs. In the night, if you are bored, you can go to Kuta. It is actually close to Sanur, you will enjoy the night until morning by dances, or other entertainment there.
If you are shopper mania, you can visit the stores in Bypass Ngurah Rai Street to find some unique things. Then, you can visit Jaya Kesuma Art Market, Arya Sedana Shopping Anything (formerly the famous Hardy's Sanur), Sanur Beach Market, or Sindhu Night Art Market to buy some souvenirs and clothes.
For exercise in Sanur, you can do windsurfing, parasailing, jet ski, water ski, or snorkeling.
Diving is not interesting exercise in here, but you can enjoy many kind fishes in coral area by snorkeling. In this area, you also can do golf on Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel area.
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