When you visit Bali, you'll typically have a choice between dynamic party destinations and lazy, laid-back spots. Sanur, however, strikes the ideal balance, with ample natural beauty, gorgeous beaches, and outdoor attractions that appeal to a variety of travelers. Make yourself at home at your choice of Sanur villas, and get ready to enjoy this island paradise.
With a location near the equator, it's no surprise that Sanur has hot, humid weather year round. From October through May, the average high reaches the upper 80s. Sanur cools off slightly in July and August, when highs average about 85 degrees. In general, the hottest time of year is also the wettest. January tends to be the rainiest month in Sanur, while August is typically driest. Humidity levels hover around 80 percent year-round.
Convenient to a handful of airports on Bali, Sanur is just a short drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. Once you're on the ground, you'll quickly find that it's easy to walk from many Sanur villas to the center of town. If you need to travel far or if it's just too hot to walk, consider renting a motorbike or hailing a taxi. You'll find both types of vehicles readily available along Jalan Danau Tamblingan.
Sanur boasts about five miles of coastline, and a paved trail connects all of the individual patches of sand, together known as Sanur Beach. Semawang Beach and Sindhu Beach are some of the most popular spots for swimming and sunbathing, while Pandanggalak's black sand beach is less busy yet still worth a visit. Get out and explore the fascinating marine life by booking a diving, snorkeling, or seawalking trip with one of the numerous local outfitters. Just steps from Sindhu Beach, Le Mayeur Museum is home to a large collection of artwork created by Belgian artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres, who produced his most noteworthy paintings in Bali. Step back further into history with a visit to Pura Blanjong, a temple that houses one of Bali's oldest artifacts. Finally, don't miss the Bali Orchid Garden, where you'll find an array of flowers in a range of stunning colors.
For great eats in Sanur, the town's night markets are always popular destinations. You'll find smaller night markets scattered throughout town, but the intersection of Jalan Danau Tamblingan and Jalan Pungutan is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Sample local delights at Warung Blanjong, which serves up Balinese dishes like fish steamed in banana leaves. For a high-end option, go to The Village, an Italian restaurant that will satisfy all of your pasta-related cravings.
Sanur might not have the party vibe that other Balinese destinations do, but that doesn't mean this small town isn't home to one of Indonesia's popular annual events. Every July, the Bali Kite Festival attracts impressively large kites from all over Bali and hosts flying competitions.
From the beaches to the gardens to the festivals, this Balinese destination has something for everyone. Find the perfect Sanur villa, and start planning your getaway to Indonesia.