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Sanur Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

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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Top Hotels Close to Sanur Beach

Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 89M Batujimbar, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $132 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
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! (380 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
Akaya Bali
Akaya Bali
3.5 out of 5
168 Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $32 per night from May 12 to May 12
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Sanur Beach and within 9 mi (15 km) of Waterbom Bali and Kuta Beach. Legian Beach and Double Six ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
True Gem!!!
"This place was a true gem,couldnt fault it ,700k rupiah per night was a steal,what more can I say."

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

Akaya Bali
Hyatt Regency Bali
Hyatt Regency Bali
5 out of 5
Jl Danau Tamblingan 89, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $105 per night from May 10 to May 10
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! (346 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
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

Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 89M Batujimbar, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $132 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 1
Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
Akaya Bali
Akaya Bali
3.5 out of 5
168 Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $32 per night from May 12 to May 12
Akaya Bali
Hyatt Regency Bali
Hyatt Regency Bali
5 out of 5
Jl Danau Tamblingan 89, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $105 per night from May 10 to May 10
Hyatt Regency Bali
Andaz Bali - a Concept by Hyatt
Andaz Bali - a Concept by Hyatt
4.5 out of 5
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 89a, Denpasar, Bali
The price is $205 per night from May 10 to May 10
Andaz Bali - a Concept by Hyatt
Large 4BR Villa Close TO Beach
Large 4BR Villa Close TO Beach
Denpasar, Bali
Large 4BR Villa Close TO Beach
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 May 10 to May 10
Parigata Resort & Spa
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 $32 per night from May 10 to May 10
Taman Agung Hotel
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
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.