Sanur, I find, tends to be the underdog when it comes to people recommending towns in Bali. Often, as I do, people will be quick to recommend the likes of Seminyak, Canggu and Ubud to passing travellers and backpackers.
Sure all of the above have their own appeal, but Sanur sure deserves to be a destination within Bali that you consider too for your trip.
Heading to Bali?
Sanur is a town in the south and on the east coast of Bali. It’s a town known as the gateway to the likes of Komodo Islands and the Nusa Archipelago….
Sanur hosts a number of gorgeous hotels and resorts, so it’s a great spot to choose if you want the all inclusive Balinese experience or if you’re a looking for a family holiday location…
Despite the numbers Sanur accommodates for, I find it still holds its Balinese charm.
You may disagree, but to me, Sanur was a breath of fresh air after exploring the likes of Seminyak and Canggu.
Local spas, warungs, markets and produce still fill the streets of Sanur and you can still very much enjoy Bali without masses of crowds.
Though I enjoyed Sanur, I would definitely say that the average age of tourists here is higher than other spots in Bali. Hence why it’s not usually a top choice for backpackers.
But honestly, I don’t see that as a negative at all. Bar one or two, the hotels are tucked away and are self contained. So whilst Sanur hosts a lot of tourists, it doesn’t feel overwhelming when you’re wandering the streets.
If you’re looking for a more laid back experience in Bali – Sanur is the one.
During my stay in Sanur I stayed at Rumah By The Sea – a little collection of private rooms right in the heart of the action yet tucked away in its own little paradise.
What were your favourite spots? I’d love to know!
Love as always + happy adventuring,
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