Sanur Beach

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Sanur Beach showing a beach, tropical scenes and boating

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.

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Hyatt Regency Bali
Hyatt Regency Bali
5 out of 5
Jl Danau Tamblingan 89, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $85 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Nestled on the beach, this Denpasar hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sanur Beach and Mertasari Beach. Pura Blanjong and Honorary Consulate of Germany are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (348 reviews)
"I stayed here for 2 nights and it was great stay in overall. Staff are welcoming and deliver a good service. With the current situation, they are applying a good health protocol and encourage guests to do the same. I will definitely come back for future stay and recommend this place to my friends ..."

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Hyatt Regency Bali
Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 89M Batujimbar, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $156 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Nestled on the beach, this Denpasar hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sanur Beach and Pantai Karang Beach. Matahari Terbit Beach and Double Six Beach are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (382 reviews)
n out of Ten
"Yep, all the reviews are correct- this is an amazing hotel. Even in these uncertain COVID 19 times, the Maya in Sanur was everything that one could want in a hotel. Wonderful staff, amazing rooms and such a beautiful outlook. Loved every minute."

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
Andaz Bali - a Concept by Hyatt
Andaz Bali - a Concept by Hyatt
5 out of 5
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 89a, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $160 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Situated on the beach, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sanur Beach and Pantai Karang Beach. Sanur Night Market and Mertasari Beach are also within ...
Andaz Bali - a Concept by Hyatt
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Taman Agung Hotel
Taman Agung Hotel
3 out of 5
Jalan Danau Tamblingan No. 166, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $18 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Taman Agung Hotel
Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 89M Batujimbar, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $156 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
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Hyatt Regency Bali
Hyatt Regency Bali
5 out of 5
Jl Danau Tamblingan 89, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $85 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Hyatt Regency Bali
Andaz Bali - a Concept by Hyatt
Andaz Bali - a Concept by Hyatt
5 out of 5
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 89a, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $160 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Andaz Bali - a Concept by Hyatt
Parigata Resort & Spa
Parigata Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 87, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $29 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Parigata Resort & Spa
LARGE 4BR VILLA CLOSE TO BEACH
LARGE 4BR VILLA CLOSE TO BEACH
Denpasar, Bali
LARGE 4BR VILLA CLOSE TO BEACH
Donna Homestay
Donna Homestay
3 out of 5
Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 164, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali
Donna Homestay
Studio in Kota Denpasar, With Shared Pool, Furnished Terrace and Wifi - 300 m From the Beach
Studio in Kota Denpasar, With Shared Pool, Furnished Terrace and Wifi - 300 m From the Beach
2.5 out of 5
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 166, Kota Denpasar, Bali, Denpasar, Bali
Studio in Kota Denpasar, With Shared Pool, Furnished Terrace and Wifi - 300 m From the Beach
Griya Santrian
Griya Santrian
4 out of 5
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 47, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $44 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Griya Santrian
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