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Best Beach in Bali

Offering cosy accommodation and convenient facilities, the Sanur Beach Hotel Bali is a perfect place for both business and leisure travellers. Sanur Beach Hotel is located right on the Sanur beach front and is surrounded by landscaped gardens and shaded by whispering coconut palms. The Indian food here is delicious and irresistable, and it cannot be compared with any other restaurant in Sanur claiming to serve food from the sub-continent. The setting here is more pleasant than their other two branches, and prices are reasonable. The only almost-white beaches I knew so far were Nusa Dua and Sanur, both either very shallow or with almost no waves and lots of dirt and old plastic bags in the water. Kuta/Legian is nice to swim at, but the sand is gray and you really have to watch out for rip-currents or waves that can drag you out to sea.

Beach at Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Beach at Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

Sanur was Bali’s first beach resort but still retains its Balinese character and old style village ambiance. It’s also the place for some of Bali’s chic fashion shops, hot hotels and well-known restaurants. The island’s main resorts of Kuta, Nusa Dua and Sanur lie around the coastline in the south, while the most popular inland resort with holidaymakers is Ubud north of Sanur. In places like Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua you will find all ingredients for a perfect relaxing holiday, as there are beautiful beaches, restaurants that serve dishes from all over the world, bars, shops and sport facilities.

Beach opposite Pelangi hotel Bali
Beach opposite Pelangi hotel Bali

Well known for its quiet, palm-lined beaches, fine restaurants and shopping, Sanur is the perfect area to experience the “real Bali”. Built on 800 sqm and only a 200 metre stroll to the beach, this property offers a new level of luxury to private villas. Sanur is protected from the force of the ocean waves by a coral reef offshore, so the waves on the shore are rather small and gentle. This makes it an ideal place for a quiet family swim, wind surfing, boating and water sports. The cafe are not so far from kuta, sanur and nusa dua area. SO it’s very easy to have lunch or dinner from your stay.

This really makes Sanur a unique area and unlike most other beach areas in Bali, Sanur has stayed largely in local hands. The main street is lined with a mix of quaint little shops selling Bali knick-knacks and the trendy label clothing shops, slow paced restaurants that have a real Balinese atmosphere and various types of accommodation. Gradual and early development has meant that Sanur has grown alongside the village, with hotels located right next door to local meeting halls and Brahmanic temples. Many hotels have expansive gardens that face the ocean in a picturesque unbroken seaside promenade.

Football at sunset, Legian Beach
Football at sunset, Legian Beach

The water is also fairly safe for swimming and snorkeling as the waves break on a reef about fifty to one hundred meters from the shoreline. The pools are wonderful, the breakfasts yummy and location fantastic. Overall I think this is a good hotel just unfortunate that our cottage was so close to the road. Dining options include Wedang Jahe Restaurant, which serves international breakfast buffets and themed dinner buffets in indoor and outdoor settings. Raja’s Balinese Cuisine offers regional cuisine including its signature dish, Bebek Betutu (duck marinated in spices, wrapped in palm leaves and cooked slowly).

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