Sanur Beach Honeymoon Guide

Dig your toes into the soft white sand of this 1km-long palm-fringed beach that nestles between a mix of modern and Balinese-style hotels and the calm turquoise waters of the lagoon.

Sheltered by an offshore reef, the lagoon offers perfect conditions for water sports including parasailing, surfing, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, jet-skiing and glass-bottom boat tours.

Just a short walk from the beach lies the tranquil Balinese village of Sanur, where you can visit a range of shops, restaurants and interesting sights including Bali’s oldest dated artefact – a stone pillar located behind Pura Belangjong on Jalan Seka Waru, on which ancient inscriptions recount military victories dating back 1000 years.

Or stroll among thousands of colourful orchids at the Bali Orchid Garden, located along Jl Ngurah Rai, around 3km north of Sanur.

Upmarket Sanur is more expensive than Kuta but cheaper than Seminyak, and is located on the east coast just 15km from the airport, around 20 minutes by taxi.

Where to stay

Sanur Beach offers an excellent choice of accommodation options to suit all honeymoon budgets, including the following…

Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali
Location: Sanur, Bali
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD447 per room
Description: Situated in tranquil Sanur, Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali features a stunning tropical garden and a semi private beach within walking distance. It also boasts an outdoor pool and two dining options. Free WiFi is accessible in all areas. Suites in Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali come with traditional Balinese décor and a living area with a view. They are fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV and an iPod docking station. The en suite bathroom comes with a shower, bathtub and free bath amenities. Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali provides a library, spa and a gym for guests' recreational enjoyment. A kid's club and meeting/banquet facilities and valet parking service are also among the on-site conveniences. The Halal-certified Nyala Beach Club specialises in seafood dishes and grilled delights, while Layang Layang serves Indonesian and Western cuisines. There is also a lounge where guests can enjoy afternoon coffee and tea. Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali is a 5-minute drive from Grand Bali Beach Golf Course and a 30-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
Location: Sanur, Bali
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD302 per room
Description: Featuring an outdoor pool and four on-site restaurants and bars, Maya Sanur Resort & Spa offers modern and luxurious beachfront getaway in the tranquil area of Sanur. Free WiFi access and free parking are available at this resort. Guests can also enjoy free use of the fitness centre. The accommodation will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath and a hairdryer. Extras include a seating area, satellite channels and cable channels. At Maya Sanur Resort & Spa you will find a fitness centre Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, a tour desk and luggage storage. As for dining option, the on-site restaurants and bars offer a great range of dishes and refreshing drinks. Graze serves hearty international dishes, Kuu Izakaya offers a range of delicious Japanese treats, while Reef is where guests can enjoy great breakfast, and Tree Bar presents great cocktails and other beverages. It takes around a 25-minute drive from the property to the iconic and lively Kuta area and Kuta Beach. The stylish Seminyak area is reachable within a 30-minute drive, while getting to Bali Denpasar International Airport will take around 30 minutes by car.

Prama Sanur Beach Bali
Location: Sanur, Bali
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD240 per room
Description: Sitting directly on the sandy shores of Sanur Beach, Prama Sanur Beach Bali boasts 2 outdoor pools, tennis courts and 24-hour room service. Surrounded by 6 hectares of tropical gardens, it also has pampering spa services and a fitness centre. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all areas of the hotel. Comfortably furnished, the spacious air-conditioned rooms at Prama Sanur Beach Bali all come with parquet flooring and a satellite TV. A private balcony, a minibar and a private bathroom are included. Water sports activities are available at the beach. The hotel also has beach volleyball courts and a Kid's Club. The Tirta Poolside Restaurant serves international favourites and grilled seafood. Other dining options include Basilico Italian Pavilion & Bar, Peppers Latino Grill & Bar and Bamboo Beach Bar. Prama Sanur Beach Bali is a 15-minute drive from Denpasar and a 25-minute drive from Ngurah Rai Airport. Free parking is available.

Segara Village Hotel
Location: Sanur, Bali
Rating: 4-star
Ave nightly price: AUD188 per room
Description: Modelled after a traditional Balinese village, Segara Village Hotel in Sanur offers villas set within tropical gardens. This beachfront hotel offers 3 outdoor pools and free Wi-Fi in all areas. Sunrise views can be enjoyed along with buffet breakfast at The Beach Restaurant. This oceanfront outlet also serves Asian and international dishes in indoor or outdoor settings. Byrdhouse Bar lets guests sip cocktails while relaxing in a whirlpool overlooking the sea. Rooms at Hotel Segara Village feature Indonesian furnishings. Private balconies provide garden or pool views. Each room is fitted with a TV, minibar and tea/coffee maker. Guests can join a local market tour and cooking class. Weekly cultural evenings feature Balinese dances and music. Relaxation options include a massage at the spa or some quiet reading in the library. Segara Village Hotel is a 30-minute drive from Ubud Town. Ngurah Rai International Airport is a 40-minute drive away.

Puri Santrian
Location: Sanur, Bali
Rating: 4-star
Ave nightly price: AUD185 per room
Description: Nestled along the golden shores of Sanur Beach in Bali, only a 15-minute drive from Denpasar Town Puri Santrian boasts 2 spectacular outdoor pools, free Wi-Fi and a spa. The spacious rooms at Puri Santrian are elegantly decorated and come with a satellite TV, tea/coffee maker and a minibar. Large balconies feature lovely views of the tropical gardens and allow the warm Balinese breeze in. Luxurious Balinese massages and beauty treatments await guests at the hotel’s spa. Guests can also enjoy yoga classes to complement the treatments. For a quiet afternoon indoors, there is a library on site. Other recreational activities such as cooking classes, snorkelling and parasailing are available. The tour desk helps guests arrange for excursions, and provides bicycle rental facilities for guests’ convenience. The Beach Club serves fresh seafood and international dishes, with weekly traditional performances. The open-air Mezzanine Restaurant serves Western, Thai and Japanese cuisines.

When to go

The best time to visit Kuta (and Bali) is during the dry season from April to September when the days are sunny and dry.

Generally, Bali enjoys a warm, humid and tropical climate with an average temperature of 32°C (89°F) year round.

However, temperatures vary from 33°C (91°F) to 21°C (69°F) across the island ranging from hot on the coast to cooler in the highlands. It can drop to 5°C (41°F) at night in the mountains.

For more climate info: Bali Weather Guide

How to get to Bali

Bali is located off the eastern tip of Java – just one of more than 13,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago – and is easily accessible with multiple airlines offering daily flights.

The most convenient route to Bali is by air to Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), also known as Denpasar International Airport, which is located in southern Bali, 13km (8mi) southwest of the capital, Denpasar.

More information about how to get to Bali

Latest update: Sanur Beach Honeymoon: 21 April, 2022