Sanur a bustling beachside area renowned for its beachside charm and bustling streets, is located to the north east of the airport, approximately 25 minutes drive from both the airport and Kuta. Although not so long ago, Sanur would have been described as a small village, it has, over a period of many years, transformed into a bustling village with streets filled with café’s, restaurants and an incredible selection of shops, top hotels and art galleries. The area is often referred to as a beachside extension of Denpasar. This is in fact true, but once you have discovered the central area of Sanur you will understand that it does not have much in common with the Denpasar area. Sanur is characterised by its creative, slow moving pace which sees expats and visitors alike chose to wander the streets browsing in eclectic shops, rent bicycles with the sole aim of meandering slowly along the winding streets, or sit relaxing in a street-side coffee shop reading a book. It is precisely these qualities that attract the international selection of artists and expatriate retirees that choose to call this area home.
Sanur, a bustling beachside area renowned for its beachside charm and bustling streets, attracts the international selection of artists and expatriate retirees that choose to call this area home.
Accommodation & Real estate
Sanur offers a decent selection of budget, mid-range and luxury accommodation options. Hotels, guesthouses and private/holiday villas are all available in the area. Some people believe that Sanur can be a little bit overpriced, for what you get, but it continues to be a popular destination for older tourists and with expats who are looking for somewhere that is sleepy but bustling and more homely than Kuta. There are many small, personal, accommodation options situated close to the beach.
Some say that Sanur is one of the most desirable real estate options in Bali. Sanur does have some lovely untouched land available and there are also sections of beachfront land, which would be a great investment for those wishing to build a house. However, this land is quite difficult to purchase, as it almost never comes onto the open market. Sanur is not for everyone, but those that like the area, believe that Sanur is a pleasant place to live. It also has the benefit of having three top International schools within the area.
Sanur is not for everyone, but those that like the area, believe that Sanur is a pleasant place to live
Essentials & Amenities
Besides as a tourist town, Sanur is also well set up as a residential area. You will be able to find all the basic items that you need at home, and most likely a whole lot more. There are supermarkets, hypermarkets, hardware stores, and local traditional markets. There is also a healthy supply of convenience stores and even a deli or two. You will find several cafés that also sell freshly baked bread, cakes and other foreign luxuries. In fact, **you should be able to find just about anything. **
Unfortunately there are no major hospitals located in Sanur. The closest hospitals are both a 10 – 15 minute drive, one in Denpasar and the other is located on By pass Ngurah Rai. There are numerous doctors and medical services that operate within the Sanur area that are perfectly suitable for minor medical complaints. International schools and well-respected kindergartens and playgroups are plentiful in Sanur.
Traffic & Transport
The conditions of Sanur’s main streets are mostly good. The roads are well maintained, potholes are scarce and the traffic in this area is less busy than areas such as Kuta, Seminyak and Kerobokan. You will need to be careful as many the streets in Sanur are one way, and often the signs to indicate this are not easily visible. Taxi and cheap public Bemo can be easily found.
Sanur (Indonesian:Pantai Sanur, pronounced sah-noor) is a coastal stretch of beach of Denpasar city of southeast Bali, about 30 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, which has grown into a little town in its own right. A 5.1 kilometers of the Sanur’s coastline from Matahari Terbit Beach to Mertasari Beach has been ready reclaimed in 2008. - wikipedia
Tourism Information Offices
- JI Bakungsari, Tel: +62 361 751660 ext 145
- Ground Floor, Century Plaza Building, JI Benesari No7, Tel: +62 361 754090
Key phone numbers
- Police 112 or 0361 751 598
- Ambulance 118
- Fire Brigade 113