Sanur is a small town on the east side of Bali.
The sunrise over Nusa Penida island each morning is magnificent. At sunset, sailboats dot Sanur's horizon.
Sanur is smaller, quieter, prettier, safer, and more sheltered than Kuta 15 km to the southwest. It is a 20 minute taxi ride from the airport, or 10-15 minutes from Denpasar.
HOW TO REACH SANUR
There are plenty of metered taxis and offers of transport all over the island to get you to Sanur. If getting a taxi (with meter) from the airport the price is around Rp. 120,000,-
By alternative, you can call us (24 hours) to pick you up from the airport.
Phone : (+62 361) 808 6780,
mobile : (+62) 8999 43 4400
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
And our driver will be happy to drive you straight to your hotel or if you haven't had any reservation yet, he would be able to drive you around and find you a nice hotel to stay at no additional price.
Sanur is also a great place to walk. Distances are not large, the streets are relatively quiet, and there is a splendid, paved beach front path which runs the whole length of the district.
This is a town with a wealth of cultural, natural and historical attractions, as well as the obvious shopping and beach-related sights.
International Kite Festival,
Padang Galak beach (just north of Sanur, east off the main Jalan Ngurah Rai bypass). The annual international kite festival takes place here every July. Traditional Balinese giant kites up to 10 metres in length are made and flown competitively by teams from different villages around Bali. The origins of this event are as a festival intended to send a message to the Hindu Gods to create abundant crops and harvests. Aside from the actual organised festival, from June through to August each year, visitors will see many giant kites being flown in this area.
Le Mayeur Museum,
Located on Jl Hangtuah (go the end of Jalan Hangtuah and turn right at the beach. Proceed along the paved footpath through the souvenir stalls and look for the entrance to the museum on your right), ☎ +62 361 286201. Su-F 7.30AM-3.30PM.
This is the former home of noted Belgian impressionist Adrian Jean Le Mayeur, which is now a museum dedicated to his works. Le Mayeur arrived in Bali in 1932 and soon immersed himself in the culture of the island, and married a noted Balinese Legong dancer. Much of the house stands just as it did when he died in 1958, and apart from viewing his works, visitors will gain an insight into what it must have been like to be one of Bali's very first expats. The whole place is in need of some maintenance, but this remains one of Bali's true hidden treasures. Rp 5,000.
Mangrove Information Centre (MIC),
Located 10 minutes from sanur, open from M-Sa 8AM-4PM. Visit the well appointed Mangrove Information Centre set in the huge 600 hectare mangrove forest which fringes the east coast south of Sanur. There are two different boardwalks through the mangrove forest. This centre is doing great work in educating local schoolchildren as well as visitors, about the importance of mangrove forests. A good place to spend half a day for adults and children. Rp 50,000 entrance, Rp 50,000 parking.
Serangan Island Turtle Conservation Centre (Turtle Island),
located about 3 km south of Sanur, reached by turning east off the main Jl Ngurah Rai bypass, 9AM-5PM daily. Visit the Turtle Conservation and Education Centre here and learn about current conservation initiatives. This island used to be the centre of the Balinese trade in turtle meat until the practice was banned.
As well as shopping and eating, there are plenty of photo opportunities while walking along the splendid 5km beachside paved path. The local night markets are a sensory delight, with plenty of food options.
If you like to send a package or postcard to your family and friends you can find the Post Office on Jalan Danau Buyan. Open from Monday-Thursday 8am-3pm, Friday and Saturday till 11.30am, closed on Sunday.
If something happens to you and you need a doctor head over to the Hyatt Bali hotel. This grand hotel has a medical clinic (tel 0361-288271).
The other Medical Clinic (tel 0361-282678) can also be found not far away on Jalan Danau Tamblingan and runs a 24-hour medical service.
The Police Station (0361-288597) is located on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai near the Golf Course.
If you need any help, just come to Sanur Internet Service, Jalan Duyung sanur telp (+62 361) 286 071, as a one stop tourist service, their staff will kindly help you