Sanur is the more sleepy side of south Bali, where the beach is great for swimming and the pace is nice and slow. The shopping and eating is a lot more ‘old school’ than Seminyak and you won’t get caught up in the consumer holiday mode so much! The beach has an excellent walking path running parallel to it, shaded by huge trees.
Here you can stroll without cars, motorbikes and pot holes, which is rare in Bali, and stop for juices or cocktails along the way. Colorful wooden fishing boats give a quaint feeling to the shore line and there are some great no frills seafood restaurants on the beach.
Nothing like sinking into the sand bare foot on your plastic chair and enjoying a cold Bintang beer and some NasiGoreng that won’t break the budget! The shady beachside boardwalk is simply fantastic and it has excellent swimming beaches for young children. Central Sanur is mainly dominated by hotels, and for beach front Villas the area north of Sanur called Ketewal has some great family Villas close to Sanur.