Sanur Beach offers travelers the chance to step back in time. Sure, this famed destination may not lead visitors into ancient history like nearby temples and archeological ruins, but these sandy shores still offer up a bit of old school flavor. That’s because Sanur Beach is one of Bali’s first beach resorts, and while some things have changed, its original laid-back vibe and surf-ready waves remain constant.
Middle-age travelers and the family set find this to be one of Bali’s best beaches, thanks to a slightly more-mature energy that’s perfect for relaxing. It avoids the wild shot-slinging feel of some of Bali’s other more party-hearty beaches and offers up the perfect setting for soaking up sun and absorbing local traditions. Cultural activities like the International Kite Festival and the Le Mayeur Museum, as well as historical sites like the Pura Blanjong temple mean there’s plenty for visitors to do away from the sand, too.
Samur Beach is located on the eastern side of Bali’s isthmus, just opposite Kutu. It’s a 20-minute taxi ride from Ngurah Rai International Airport.