Sanur Beach Bali

May 2, 2007 at 2:30 pm Leave a comment

Sanur beach has long been popular recreation site for people from Denpasar and elsewhere. The palm lined beach curves from the Bali Beach Hotel toward the south, facing the Indian Ocean towards the east. The main attraction of Sanur beach is the beaches with their very white sand and the beauty of constantly calm water. Due to the protection of the lagoon, this beach is one of the safest on the island, and thus perfect for families. Offshore reefs protect the beach and make it popular for windsurfing; boating and other related watersports.
Sanur is also the place where the few remaining of Brahman Kuasa villages found. Some of the charming ritual procession such as Balis only all-female keris dance is held in this area.The Prasasti Blanjong, an emblazoned pillar here dated AD 913, is Balis earliest behind the times relic and is now kept in a temple in Blanjong village, southern part of Sanur.

Getting There
Sanur beach is easily reachable from Denpasar, about a five to ten minute drive. You can get to Sanur from the airport by Taxi. Tickets available at the airport taxi co-op counter outside customs, near “left luggage”.
Where to StayThe choice of accommodations in Sanur ranges from the superior service and extensive facilities of the larger luxury establishment. Make your choice based on location rather than the number of stars. Sanur can be divided into several sub-areas:The Grand Bali Beach Hotel area. West and south of the hotel, at the point where the black and the white sand beaches meet. This northern section of Sanur is popular with local crowds. Sindhu is east of JI. Bypass Ngurah Rai, and south of JI. Segara Ayu. Extending south to the first stretch of JI. Danau Tamblingan. This area is classier, with good hotels on the beach, night and art markets, and good restaurants.Batujimbar, further south, has few hotels, but is the location of expatriate and Indonesian jet set society mansions. Exclusive beaches are reached via small lanes.Semawang stretches south from the Bali Hyatt Hotel to the Sanur Beach Hotel and beyond. It houses both the priciest hotels and restaurants, as well as the red light district

Dining Guide

The beachfront esplanade has restaurants, warung and bars where you can catch a meal, a drink or a sea breeze. Cheap warung and street food carts can be found around Pasar Sindhu (night market), at the beach end of Jl.Segara Ayu and along Jl.Danau Poso, at the southern end of Sanur beyond the resort area. At the eastern end of Jl.Kesumasari, several cheap eateries face a nice stretch of beach. At the northern end of Jl Danau Tamblingan, theres a bar and restaurant who has happy hours and good quality standard tourist meals. For them who are vegetarian, there is a few of restaurants and cafes served vegetarian and health foods. For late-night eaters, Sanur has several moderately priced Padang restaurants open all night.

Moving Around
You can move around Sanur on foot while biking around Sanur is also fun, try to rent one.
Other Things to See or DoYou can find almost every watersport imaginable here like diving and snorkeling, although not the best in Bali. Most of the facilities are found right on the beach in front of the big hotels Sanur is famous for its white coral temples (Pura Segara, Pura Merta Sari). There are many small ones hidden away along the south beach. In December and January, watch the huge processions to the sea with purification ceremonies on the beach. There are also often gamelan rehearsals in the evenings at the various banjar.
Souvenir Tips
There is a night and art market in Sanur to buy some souvenirs from Bali.
Tourist shops line all the main streets of Sanur. Otherwise, go to the arcades in the main hotels for high quality goods and no bargaining
It is quite common to bargain in markets, shops and art shops for buyers, so having a good price is partly dependent upon one’s smartness in bargaining.
Travel Tips
Public transportation to and from the city are easily available until well into night.
Sanur is an ideal base for trips to Bali’s rice growing heartland and the mountain areas. Rent a self-drive car or a minibus with driver on a daily basis.
It’s good to speak a bit of the language of a country you are visiting, or at least understand it, commonly used expression or greetings – This will allow you to get better involved with the people and culture. It also helps to speak a bit of the language when bargaining for souvenirs in the tourism areas, as a little knowledge goes a long way to getting a better price!
Wear a light, airy, and casual clothes like cotton or linen are the most comfortable in Bali’s often humid conditions.
Some hotels charge no extra cost for two children under 12 years old occupying the same room with parents. Ask your hotel for more information about this.
Restaurants outside the hotels offer a greater variety of food in a broad price range. Most close at 10 pm.

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