Highlights of Sanur
What to do in Sanur
Good morning sunshine!
Sanur is known for its spectacular sunrises. Be ready to get up early to see the sun rising at the beach in the early morning hours! Check out other spots and activities you should not miss on Bali!
Let’s get wet!
All kinds of water sports are offered in Sanur here a list to give you some ideas what the options are:
- Snorkelling (Check Bali’s best diving and snorkelling spots!)
- Stand up paddling
- Surfing (Learn surfing in Bali and take a local fisher boat to get to the break!)
- Wind & Kite Surfing
- Under water walking
…and many many more! Have some fun on the waters of Sanur! Sometimes prices are not fixed so be prepared and learn how to bargain!
It’s time for a Lunch break!
Between all the beach time, you should not forget to check out some of the cozy cafe’s and small restaurants in Sanur. The choice is yours: Whether you are in need for a simple local Bali coffee or for a barrister masterpiece! Here a suggestion:
- Warung Kecil mean “small restaurant”. The local dishes that they serve taste better than anywhere else!
Should I also check local street food? Yes, you should! It is very delicious and cheap. Learn more about Indonesian food and eat like a local!
Sanur by bicycle
Sanur is probably the only tourist destination on Bali that you can explore by bicycle. You can ride safely on the promenade by the beach and the main street where all the shops and cafe’s are located. Just ask at your accommodation or check around the streets for bike rentals. You can find them at every corner of Sanur!
Missing the old days, when Bali was still unspoiled by Tourism? Well… everything was better in the old days. Or was it?
Pamper yourself at the spa
There are plenty of Spa’s for every budget out there. Fact is that a really cheap Spa can be exceptional, but most of the times it will lack service. If you seek a perfekt Spa experience, double your budget: Not necessarily from the performance of the therapist will improve, but the whole experience and atmosphere. You are there to treat yourself, so it is indeed nice to receive one of these delicious ginger teas and get your feet washed in a wonderful rose pedal bowl before the treatment, rather then being immediately directed to one of these small cabins. The choice is yours!
Plan a getaway to sanur’s southern islands
Getting from Sanur to it’s southern islands is a piece of cake. Boats leave hourly from 7 am, take about 45 min. and vary in price between IDR 150’000 to 200’000 per way. You can easily organise this trip by yourself and don’t have to book a boat in advance. Simply purchase the ticket at the spot. Since the boat schedule is frequent and reliable, you can just go there and return whenever you feel like it.
- Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Ceningan are connecting small islands with paradise beaches and various water sport activities to do. Check our article 2 Days in Nusa Lembongan to find out more about the best spots and activities!
- Nusa Penida is a beautiful island with uncountable coconut trees all over the island and up to this point very little tourism. Curious how Bali used to be in the old days? Travel back in time & Explore Nusa Penida!
Selamat datang means Welcome. Wander around, say Hi to the people and enjoy nice talks and learn more about the culture. Meet the locals!
It is almost 100% sure that the locals will randomly start talking to you. Sometimes it is because they are just nice, sometimes they want to sell you something.
Soft selling isn’t their thing. They found their own charming way in trying to sell their services and products to the tourists. “Transport, transport?”, “Massage, massage?” and “Cheap, cheap. Look!” will probably still hunt you down in your dreams.
They say it so many times, as if you didn’t hear them. Well… don’t get aggressive. Remember that these people are just trying to feed their families and keep polite and give a reaction that shows, that you are interested or most of the times: NOT.
Tip: If you are really not interested, don’t let yourself get involved in a conversation, giving the seller hope. It will be hard for you, to get rid of them again and also will give you hard feelings. Stay consequent from the beginning, if you know what or what you don’t want. 5 Tips how to bargain the right way in Bali.
Your 2 Day Tour
Start your day with a sunrise, followed by a great breakfast. Play on the beach, do some water sports and enjoy a cold coconut. Have some lunch in one of Sanur’s cozy cafe’s and explore the small village further by bicycle. Don’t miss to check the traditional market at night and eat like a local!
Get up early and take a fast boat to one of Sanur’s southern islands Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan or Penida. Explore the small islands and don’t miss to go diving or snorkelling. Watch out for some majestic mantas!
Impressions of Sanur
Explore Sanur by Bicycle!
Sanur is probably the only tourist destination on Bali that you can explore by bicycle. You can ride safely on the promenade by the beach and the main street where all the shops and cafe’s are located. Just ask at your accommodation or check around the streets for
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