If you’re planning your Bali trip and have Sanur in mind keep reading to see some of our favourite things to do in Sanur. This coastal town is sleepy when compared to many of the other coastal Bali destinations like Kuta, Seminyak, and Canggu. That said there are plenty of amazing experiences and things to do Sanur.
1. Catch The Beautiful Sanur Sunrise
Let’s start with sunrise, that seems logical. It may mean an early alarm on your holiday but we think it is worth it to go to the beach for sunrise. There will only be a couple of photographers and perhaps someone raking the sand in front of a hotel. That’s It. Maybe a dog too. Peaceful, and a start to the day that will make you feel amazing.
2. Walk along The Sanur Boardwalk
The Sanur Boardwalk is a paved walk that follows the beach. You can use this walk as a beach spot scouting mission or just enjoy being by the water. Walk for as much or as little as you feel like. We have had no issue at any point of the walk to find a taxi, just head back towards the main road.
3. Relax On The Beach
Even though the beaches in Sanur may be referred to as Sanur Beach, it is actually a few beaches that make up this part of the coast. Some parts are more swimmable than others, but follow the boardwalk, find your spot and enjoy some beach time. It is a nice, relaxed beach to spend the day. Depending on where you stop, there should always be food, drinks and toilets (in the restaurants) nearby.
4. Water Sports
Like many beach destinations in Bali, you can get excited by a few different watersports here. So if just walking or lounging on the beach is not enough action for you then Jetskis, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding are just the beginning.
5. The Sanur Night Market (Pasar Sindhu Markets Sanur)
One of my favourite things to do in Sanur at night is to go to the Pasar Sindhu Night Market. One of the better local food markets in Bali to eat at. It is small but there are still some tasty choices. The martabak is our favourite and the satay is nice too.
6. Day Trips From Sanur
If you are still after some great things to do in Sanur then perhaps a day trip is for you. Head to Seminyak for sunset drinks or for endless dining options. There is shopping in Sanur, but if you want more, then Seminyak or Kuta may be what you are after.
7. Vist Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida
Sanur is a gateway to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. Whilst we would highly recommend staying on one of these islands, if all you can fit in is a day trip, then it would still be a great day. There are a couple of fast boat companies that come better reviewed than others. We have used Scoot Fast Cruises a couple of times and would use them again. Depending on sea conditions and weather, even though it is a short trip it can still be rough.
8. Eat Some Food In Sanur
Well of course. You need to eat. Whether it be local Indonesian or Balinese food or feeling like an Italian fix Sanur has you covered. There are some really authentic local options when it comes to where to eat in Sanur.
So there you have it, our favourite things to do in Sanur. I hope that if you think Sanur is a place you will love, you include it in your Bali Itinerary. If you are still deciding then maybe take a look at hotels and where to stay in Sanur.