Sanur Beach in Bali offers a relaxed coastal atmosphere with all the charm of a fishing village. Located on the eastern side of Bali, it was the island’s first official beach resort and continues to retain its old fisherman charm while offering a varied mix of fine eateries, bars, shops and hotels, which is why guests return frequently. You can expect a good dose of culture, where both contemporary and classical art vie for attention. While the beach has strong tides that restrict bathing and swimming, the promenade always welcomes a stroll anytime of day.

Interests

  • Beaches
  • Heritage
  • Wine & Food

Highlights

  • Beach Relaxation
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Contemporary Art

Places to Stay

Puri Santrian

Style: Beach Resort

Puri Santrian is a lavish hotel set right on Sanur Beach, just outside Denpasar. Enjoy modern amenities, and an artistic blend of traditional Balinese décor and plush furnishings.

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The Tandjung Sari

Style: Beach Resort

The Tandjung Sari is a boutique hotel set on Sanur Beach, about ten minutes from popular attractions. The hotel offers spacious rooms set amid lush tropical gardens.

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Activities in Sanur

Uluwatu Temple Sunset Visit with Kecak Dance Performance (Half Day)

In the late afternoon, drive to Pura Luhur Uluwatu (or Uluwatu Temple), which is regarded as one of the principles spiritual pillars of Bali. The temple is renowned for its fabulous location – by the sheer drop of a steep cliff, located 70 meters above the sea. This is the ultimate place to witness Bali’s delightful sunsets, especially with the Indian Ocean as your backdrop! If you appreciate ancient culture then you may also enjoy the delicate sculptures and Balinese architecture of the temple. After sunset, you can witness a traditional Kecak dance performance. This unique show is overseen by a male choir who rhythmically intone the syllables ke-cak, while a dance troupe of 50 men dance in circles. This simple performance style is hauntingly profound, not least because it represents stories from the Hindu epic – the Ramayana. (Half Day; Private transfer; Time of Day: Evening; Duration: 4 hrs; Travel time to activity: 1 hr drive; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that the dance performance is a shared activity.)

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