Sanu is a mature beach-side town on the southeast shore of Bali, Indonesia. It is a 30 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is Bali's oldest upscale resort area. It is very popular among European tourists. Sanur is an quieter alternative to lively Kuta. Wonderful holiday destination Sanur has a calm clear sea, a five kilometres long beautiful beach (Sanur has several small connected beaches that are all quiet, with a pleasant paved path where you can jog against the rising sun), a long promenade with shops and restaurants where you can enjoy a Balinese meal with your feet in the sand, small-scale hotels and plenty of places to enjoy everything Bali has to offer. Sanur Beach was one of the first touristic resort areas on Bali. Sanur is the ideal base for exploring Bali. Sanur is quieter than Kuta, Legian or Seminyak where most of Bali’s young, hip and bubbly bars and clubs are, but there are some nice restaurants, bars and pubs with good food and music.
Belgian painter Adrien Jean Le Mayeur de Merpes (1880-1958) lived in Sanur from 1932 - 1958. His house is transformed into a museum right beside the beach art market, Museum Le Mayeur, where about 80 of his most
important paintings are exhibited. The Bali Orchid Garden, a park about three kilometres north of Sanur is also worth a visit.
Where to stay in Sanur
The coastline is shared by some of the island’s earliest pioneering hotels and boutique resorts.
• Five star hotels in and around Sanur: Maya Sanur Resort & Spa, Manzelejepun Luxury Villa & Pavilion, The Villas at Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali, Bali Hyatt and Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali.
• Four star hotels in and around Sanur: Sanur Art Villas, Grand Palace Hotel Sanur - Bali, The Zen Villas, Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, Maison Aurelia Sanur Bali, Tamukami Hotel, Griya Santrian a Beach Resort, Villa Mahapala, The Oasis Lagoon Sanur, La Bali, Tandjung Sari Hotel, Nike Villas, Karmagali Boutique Suites, Akana Boutique Hotel, Villa Tulip, Tropical Bali Hotel and The Samata.
• Three star hotels in and around sanur: Nesa Sanur Bali, Puri Kelapa Garden Cottages, Inna Sindhu Beach, Hotel Resort & Meeting, Abian Harmony Hotel, Besakih Beach Hotel, Swastika Bungalows, Bumi Ayu Bungalow Sanur, Sanur House, Sativa Sanur Cottages, Villa Shanti Beach Hotel, S'cape Condotel, Svarna Hotel and Hotel Puri Tempo Doeloe.
• Apartment hotels, hotels, B&Bs, apartments, bungalows, villas, campings, resorts, seaside resorts, guesthouses, hostels in and around Sanur: Home 21 Bali, Duyung Homestay, Sindhu Mertha Guest House, ayang Sanur Terrace House, Jepun Bali Homestay Sanur, Made House and The Zen Villas.
Nightlife tips: Adora Super Club, Casablanca, The Ducks Nutz, Beatles Cavern Bar, TKS Bar, Zoo Bar & Music Club, Lazer Sports Bar, Arena Pub & Restaurant, Jazz Bar & Grille and Cat & Fiddle Pub.