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 particularly for families who want a quiet relaxing break.
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Sanur is a seaside town and it does not have huge amount of things to do but there is the beautiful beaches, eateries and the bars.
The main reason to visit Sanur is relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Bali.
Things To Do in Sanur
If you are also thinking to visit Sanur, here is our amazing list of things to do in Sanur.
Relax At Sanur Beach
Sanur is quieter when compared to Kuta. There is not as many people around and on the beach. This gives a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful sea view.
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 its a great spot for photograph.
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.
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 rumours 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 which 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.
Water sports which 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 Turtle Conservation and Education Centre (TCEC).
Situated on Serangan Island, it has been helping turtles to survive and helps new hatching turtles.
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 public.
Don’t forget to buy some merchandises from their souvenir shop. There are a lot of colorful and adorable things related to sea turtle 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.
Once you enter the garden, you will see plenty of fresh and colorful flowers. Most of the species available here is orchid species.
But, you can also admire other tropical plants such as heliconia, anthuriums and also the famous rafflesia.
Where To Stay in Sanur
Sanur has a good variety of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out and give you an idea of what is available in Sanur Bali.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Maison Aurelia Sanur, Bali
Rating 9.4, Prices start from $75 for 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 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.
Rating 9.5, Prices start from $22 for 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.
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 think 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.