Sanur Beach is filled with lovely little cafes and restaurants, lush hotel accommodations and tons of water activities. Unlike the beaches on the west, this former fishing village maintains its relaxed coastal ambience. The beach has a four kilometer long boardwalk and the waters are protected by a reef, making it a perfect little escape.
I spent two and half days in Sanur, only to discover that this village is not as sleepy as many say. I not only fell in love with how charming it is, but I also found so much to do that I ran out of time!
I arrived in Sanur in the evening, so I decided to have dinner at Roca, the restaurant in the hotel, and ended up watching the England vs Panama match, and chilling with this little kitty.
The following day, I strolled up and down the boardwalk, taking in the lush and green landscaped grounds of resorts, stopping for a juice at one of the many beach-front-cafes, admiring the wooden fishing boats parked in the sand, and gazing at the colourful kites floating by.
The kites were everywhere. Little did I know, I had arrived in Sanur during wind season. I was mesmerized by these kites – so much so, that after chatting with an Australian guy who had been kitesurfing for 20 years, I walked over to Rip Curl and signed up to learn how to kitesurf!
Whether you are adventurous or not, there are plenty of activities to choose from — on the water, you can snorkel, dive, sail a hobiecat, windsurf, parasail, jet ski, and more. On land, there are numerous spas and yoga centers. I decided to go for a massage at the hotel, and I also took a hatha yoga class just before sunset at the Power of Now, a beautiful bamboo shala at the souther end of the beach.