Sanur beach has long been a popular recreation site for people from Denpasar and elsewhere. located on the eastern coast of Bali is the ideal beach for snorkelling as it is protected by a coral reef. The palm lined beach curves from the Bali Beach Hotel toward the south, facing the Indian Ocean to wards the east. Sanur is Bali's first beach resort, it is also Bali's largest traditional village.
Sanur is where Bali's
first luxury beach hotel was built over 30 years ago, and has since been
the spot for luxurious seaside accommodation. Conveniently located near
Denpasar on the main road leading to the east, Sanur is not nearly as
frenetic as Kuta, nor as well-mannered as Nusa Dua. Many foreigners have
built lavish villas and bungalows here and this is the preferred place
for up-market, long-term stays on the island, especially in the BatuJimbar
and Belanjong areas.
Sanur offers many good hotels, restaurants, shops and other tourist facilities. It is only a shot distance from Denpasar public transportation to and from the city are easily available until well into night.
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.
reefs protect the beach against the waves and make it popular for windsurfing,
boating and other water sports.
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