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Sanur is not as busy or as popular as Kuta but in reality, it is a small seaside town. Sanur is popular among visitors to Bali in particular for families who want a quiet relaxing break.

Sanur is a seaside town and it does not have a huge amount of things to do but there are beautiful beaches, eateries, and bars. The main reason to visit Sanur is to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Bali.

In this post, we will go through things to do in Sanur Bali. So let’s get started!

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Things To Do in Sanur Bali

Sanur is located in Bali but behind the quiet ambiance and tranquillity, there are wonderful things to do in Sanur which you will not find in any other place on the island.

Here is our list of things to do in Sanur Bali.

Relax At Sanur Beach

Sanur is quieter when compared to Kuta. There are not as many people around and on the beach. This gives a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful sea view.

Sanur Beach in Bali
Sanur Beach in Bali

Since there are a few beaches in Sanur, you can choose which one that suits you the most.

Depending on which place you choose, you might find some restaurants nearby to get food and drinks or simply use the toilet.

Go On The Swing in Bali

Some of you might have heard about the swings on Gili Islands. There is a swing in Mertasari at Dream Island Bali. You can either enjoy the swing with your companion or simply use it as the set of your Instagram photo.

The beach itself is popular for swimming with its beautiful scenery. That makes it a great spot for photographs.

Visit The Spooky Park

Do you like something scary? This is actually supposed to be a large recreational park. Unfortunately, the construction was stopped and abandoned.

Taman Festival in Sanur Bali
Taman Festival in Sanur Bali

As time goes by, it is getting old and its condition is getting worse. There is no roof at all and the walls are full of murals. It seems like the building can collapse anytime soon. The local people consider this park as a “Ghost Town”.

Besides the rumors about ghosts, there is also another story that said there might be one crocodile left in the building.

Thus, you might want to stay away from crocodile cage as well as an old pond filled with black filthy water.

Visit Blanjong Temple

If you are interested in visiting a historical place in Sanur, there is no better spot than Blanjong Temple. In this temple, you will be able to see the Blanjong Pillar. This is the oldest artifact ever known in Bali dated from 914AD.

This pillar is basically a Sanskrit inscription that has not been translated. It was believed to be a monument of victory fashioned during the first king of Bali, Sri Kesari Warmadewa.

Of course, this pillar is not the only thing to see in the temple. There are other relics as well like the sandstone statues of the Hindu Lord Ganesh and some animals.

You may visit this national cultural heritage site on Danau Poso Street.

Try Some Water Sports

Sanur is not a good place for surfing as the sea is too calm. But, that does not mean you cannot do any sports here. Since the sea is calm, you can try canoeing or stand-up paddling.

Try Scuba Diving
Try Scuba Diving

Water sports that are more challenging are also available here. For example, there is kite surfing and diving.

Or, you might also want to try sea walking. This is when you walk under the sea and enjoy the underwater view.

Learning About Sea Turtles

Bali is quite famous for its cultivation of sea turtles. For those who love turtles, you can go to the Turtle Conservation and Education Centre (TCEC).

Situated on Serangan Island, it has been helping turtles to survive and helps new hatching turtles.

Sea Turtles in Sanur Bali
Sea Turtles in Sanur Bali

They also have been saving a lot of them which accidentally got caught by local fishermen. If they are not quite busy, the staff will offer a brief tour complete with educative information for the public.

Don’t forget to buy some merchandise from their souvenir shop. There are a lot of colorful and adorable things related to sea turtles there.

Walking Along Sanur Coastline

Sanur has a very nice coastline to walk along the beach. There is a paved walkway at the edge of the sea that follows the beach.

This is an ideal place for walking while enjoying the breeze and scenery of the sea. This is one of the more popular things to do in Sanur Bali.

Stop by at a cafe or restaurant for refreshment whenever you are getting tired.

Explore Bali Orchid Garden

In Sanur, there is one place called Bali Orchid Garden. This is a perfect place for all flower lovers to come by. And, it is the only place of its kind that provides a tour for the public.

Orchid Garden in Sanur Bali
Orchid Garden in Sanur Bali

Once you enter the garden, you will see plenty of fresh and colorful flowers. Most of the species available here are orchid species.

But, you can also admire other tropical plants such as heliconia, anthuriums and also the famous rafflesia.

Where To Stay in Sanur Bali

Sanur has a reasonable supply of guest houses, hostels, and hotels. Here are a few places to give you an idea of what is available in Sanur, if you are planning to visit Sanur Bali.

Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits your interests while traveling.

Maison Aurelia Sanur, Bali
Rating 9.4, Prices start from $75 for a double room

Rooms at Maison Aurelia are fitted with air conditioning and a flat-screen cable TV. Each room has an en suite bathroom. Come with an outdoor pool and free WiFi access available.

Puri Mango Hotel
Rating 7.4, Prices start from $25 for a double room

A 5-minute walk from Sindhu Beach. Offering simple yet modern accommodation, it has a restaurant. Air-conditioned suites feature spacious interiors and the en suite bathroom comes with a bathtub and hot shower facilities.

Wisna House
Rating 9.5, Prices start from $22 for a double room

Located in Sanur, Wisna House offers free WiFi. Some rooms are air-conditioned and include a terrace and/or a seating area with a flat-screen TV.

Wrapping Up

Finally, as you can see there is plenty of things to do in Sanur Bali. You can enjoy the local food and the beach. The thing about Sanur is that there is not a lot to in the town and the main reason to visit Sanur is to relax and enjoy the quiet beach and town.

And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Sanur Bali has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go.

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