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Behind the Sleepy Sanur: A Guide for Exciting Things in Sanur


Sanur is a sleepy little seaside town in Bali. It is serene and suitable for an older audience. It’s a terrific spot to go if you want a calm setting away from the party, traffic, and crowds. Additionally, visiting in July, you might see the world kite festival. You will love spending days here; either just lounging in your Sanur villa Bali, walking around the town, or hopping into adventurous watersports.

Wake Up Early and Watch the Sunrise at Sanur’s Beaches!

The cool morning air, singing birds, fisherman wading out on the coral, Mount Agung in the background, and the whole sunrise spectacle here are magical. One of the nicest things to do in Sanur is unquestionably watching the sunrise on the beach! It is a fantastic way to begin the day. Stay at a beachfront or seaside villa in Sanur to enjoy the magical sunrise in Bali. 

Try the Watersport in Sanur

The most well-known beach in this small town is Sanur Beach, hence it is at the top of our list of things to do in Sanur. It’s quiet and tranquil with few people around. Also available are water sports. You can try banana boating, kite surfing, and many other adrenalin-inducing sports!

Got A Weekend to Spare? Hop A Boat to Nusa Penida

Visit the three Nusa Islands to admire their beauty by taking an island-hopping vacation. To get to Nusa Penida, there are typically boats from Sanur, so purchase your tickets there. The contrasts of the blue water and the green trees make it an excellent location to take in the landscape. Additionally, snorkeling at dive locations allows you to take in the abundant marine life.

Stay in Sanur During the Kite Festival

See giant kites flown in the sky during the International Kite Festival. It’s usually held every July, so if you are traveling during that month, check out the schedules in Sanur. From June to August, you could witness some kites flying, too. It’s a message to the Hindu Gods that hopefully, crops and harvests are abundant.

Finding the Best Villa in Sanur Bali for Long Term Stay

Sanur is one of the oldest beach towns in Bali and finding a villa there won’t be so hard. Mind you, however, some of the building and architecture in Sanur is a bit old. Some of the most luxurious resorts in Sanur also have architecture from the ’80-’90s, but they are kept in high-quality maintenance. Sanur is highly recommended as a base during your Bali stay, due to its closer proximity to reach the southern (Nusa Dua, Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu) and northern (Ubud, Amed, Karangasem) part of Bali. You can also hop into a boat to Nusa Penida anytime you want. So here are our recommendations on luxurious villas in Sanur Bali for a long-term stay on the island. 

Here is our recommendation of some of the best villas in Sanur, Bali. 

Two Bedroom Lumbung Villa Sanur

The two-bedroom Lumbung villa Sanur is the most recent addition to luxurious villas in Bali. Lumbung is the traditional storage house for paddies in Bali and Java. Build in lumbung style, this unique Sanur villa portrays the charm of traditional Bali mixed with modern comfort. This villa is in a prime location and has all the contemporary conveniences required for a relaxing stay in Bali.

A Wonderful Residence with Shared Pool 

This lovely, eight-room villa with private pool in a peaceful area of Sanur, serves as the expat’s home away from home in Bali. This is one of the luxury villas in Sanur Bali that was built with a long-term stay and communal living in mind. The gorgeous property stands out from others in Bali because it has a sizable open yard. The majority of accommodations in Bali try to cram as many rooms as they can into a small area, but this one provides its guests with a tranquil garden oasis. The rooms were roomy and has a wonderful porch out front with two chairs, a table, and a drying rack. Each room has a queen bed, a desk space, a small kitchen with a refrigerator, and a fully furnished bathroom.

Three Bedroom Villa Sanur Near the Sindhu Beach

This three-bedroom villa is in trendy, up-to-date Sanur and provides excellent value for the money. It’s the ideal villa for a small family or group of friends because it can sleep up to 6 people.

It is also well situated in the quiet nook of Sanur, just a short distance from the peaceful Sindhu beach and the bustling streets of Sanur and all of its stores, restaurants, and bars. The living area is large and completely exposed to the property’s tropical garden. Additionally, the house has a fantastic kitchen that is fully furnished.

The two main bedrooms each contain a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom, while the other bedroom features twin beds that would be perfect for kids. All the rooms are semi-furnished, waiting for your personal touch. 

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