Sanur (Indonesian: Pantai Sanur, pronounced sah-noor) is a coastal stretch of beach east of Denpasar in southeast Bali (about a 30-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport), which has grown into a little town in its own right. A 5.1 km (3.2 mi) area of Sanur’s coastline, from Matahari Terbit Beach to Mertasari Beach, was reclaimed in 2008.
It is the Bali’s original seaside resort, has long been known for its world class facilities and an atmosphere of comfort and privacy. Approximately 25 minutes from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport this oasis of luxury offers a wide range of dining and leisure opportunities.
The waters of Sanur are protected by a long string of offshore reefs, creating large, warm shallow, safe lagoons that are perfectly clear and excellent for swimming, snorkeling and a whole array of water sports. Surfers will be pleased to know that the reefs around Sanur produce some of the best waves in the world in the right conditions although they can be very shallow at low tide. But there are more consistent waves beyond the reefs good for surfing.
Sanur is also the launching pad for visitors who want to dive and explore the splendors of the nearby island of Nusa Lembongan. Nusa Lembongan is approximately 8 square km in size, and is one of three neighbouring islands, the others being much the larger Nusa Penida and tiny Nusa Ceningan.
Many areas around the island are good for diving and snorkeling, with abundant marine life and healthy corals. Surfing can get a bit crowded, but the waves are good. There are several white sand beaches away from the main centers which are virtually never crowded.
As a place where tourism first flourished in Bali, Sanur has some of Balis’ historic hotels. There are a lot of restaurants and cafes along the coastline. For budget meals you may want to try the Pasar Malam (Night Market) at the northern end of Jalan Danau Tamblingan where it meets Jalan Pungutan.
Grand Inna Bali Beach
Set in the line of sun up beach a magical beach side at the seaside of every occasion between business and leisure. GRAND INNA BALI BEACH is located in 29 hectares at the seaside of every occasion, all accommodations are directly located and accessed to the sunrise beach where the traditional are within the reach 24-hours service and hospitality is provided for your stay.
Places of interest:
- Villages of Kintamani, Penelokan and Mount Batur
- The Holy Springs of TIRTA EMPUL
- Besakih, ” Mother temple of Bali”
- Tanah lot, Sea Temple
- Village of PENGLIPURAN
- Ubud, center of Balinese painting and Museum of fine arts
- Celuk, village of silver and gold works
- Batuan Centre of the Arts
- Goa Gajah, an Ancient Hermitage
- Nusa Dua and Kuta Beaches
- Denpasar City and Bali Museum
- Mas woodcarving village