Why Honeymoon in Sanur?

Sanur is home to one of Bali’s most stunning white sand beaches. If you like to swim in a calm ocean, hold hands while walking along a 8-kilometer shoreline, and eat good healthy foods at al beachfront dining establishments - then Sanur is definitely worth checking out! Located only 20 minutes away from the airport, it is no wonder that Sanur has become a popular choice for couples, especially those looking for a relaxing first destination just after arriving in Bali.

The private pool villas at Sumitra are as beachfront as it gets (note the beach on the right). The private pool villas at Sumitra are as beachfront as it gets (note the beach on the right).

In Sanur, we suggest staying in either one of the Sumitra Luxury Villas (picture above), a super small resort with beachfront private pool villas, or for those favoring a larger resort the beautifully designed beachfront Andaz Bali Hotel (operated by Hyatt). Scroll down for more hotel tips ;-).

Let’s explore Sanur! As the beach is facing East, Sanur is one of the best spots to catch the early morning sunrise in Bali. Sanur not only offers tranquility but also boasts calm and gentle ocean waves. Those that dislike the big waves and wild ocean of Canggu and Seminyak will enjoy the calm ocean waters of Sanur. It’s a good choice for couples looking to relax and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. What we like about Sanur is that you can walk a long path all the way along the shore, allowing you a sneak peak into the many resorts aligning the coast. Many restaurants and some local souvenir shops can be found along this path too.

Sanur is especially popular with older couples and those looking for a calmer authentic stay conveniently located close to the airport or the ferries to Nusa Penida Island. Do note that you won’t find (much) nightlife here, but you want to wake up early anyway to catch the magical sunrise, painting the sky with vibrant colors! The stunning backdrop will create lasting memories of your romantic escape. While it’s true that Sanur tends to pull you in with its relaxed atmosphere, Sanur is also a good base to explore more of Bali. Many Bali day trips can start from Sanur, and as the ferries to Nusa Penida Island leave from Sanur, it is even possible to do a daytrip to that island with its famous cliffs and beaches, which we highly recommend (you can book it here).

Honeymoon Hotels in Sanur

Many great resorts are lined up across the Sanur shoreline, including some internationally known hotel chains. Below are our favorite Sanur hotels for couples on a honeymoon!

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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    Sumitra Luxury Villas

    5 starBeachfrontPrivate villasSanur Beach

    Best choice for honeymooners. A small resort on the south end of Sanur beach with only a handful private beachfront villas, each with a private pool as well. While they only accommodate a few guests at a time, they do...

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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    Andaz Bali by Hyatt

    5 starBeachfrontPrivate villasSanur Beach

    Step into Sanur’s 5-star beachfront Andaz resort. This artistic hotel claims it wants to inspire guests to move, indulge, play, and express themselves like no one is watching. It surely helps that its one of the most tastefully designed hotels...

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  • Maya Sanur Hotel & Spa

    5 starBeachfrontSanur Beach

    Nestled along Sanur Beach coastline, you will have direct access to the beach and a guaranteed unbelievable morning view. Maya Sanur is one of the best 5-star hotels in Sanur. The Ocean View Pool Suite is the best option for...

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  • Hyatt Regency Sanur

    5 starBeachfrontSanur Beach

    Hyatt hotels are known for their luxurious designs and services, and they stay true to that with Hyatt Regency Bali. From their ocean-front location, sprawling acres of estate, amazing in-house restaurants to choose from, and the design of each room...

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  • Sudamala Resort

    5 starAffordable luxury

    This 5-star lodging is located 5-minute away from the beach in Sanur. Each suite is beautifully designed with traditional Balinese decor, providing the feel of luxury when you decide to stay here. For your romantic dinner option, Sudamala Resort hosts...

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Honeymoon Activities in Sanur

Sanur is great for long walks along the beach promenade or water activities in the calm ocean. In addition, it is a good base for day trips across the island Bali, conveniently picking you up in your Sanur hotel and dropping you back “home” at the end of the day.

Unfortunately, couples looking to catch the sunset have to look elsewhere, as Sanur beach is facing towards the east and south.

What type of activities would you like to do in Sanur?

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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    Wake up for the Sanur sunrise

    NatureBeachSanur beach (not the South part!)

    Watching the sun rise over the Lombok Strait from Sanur beach is a beautiful experience. The beach area is very quiet at this time, and on clear days you may even see the silhouette of Mount Rinjani on Lombok island....

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  • Walk the Sanur promenade

    BeachSanur Beach

    Along the 8 kilometer long Sanur shoreline you'll find a walking path (cars and motorbikes are not allowed), which is great for a walk in the early morning or evening (it gets really hot during the day). Along the path...

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  • Water sports in Sanur

    ActiveBeachSanur Beach

    As the seawater in Sanur is usually very calm, especially compared to the South Bali surf beaches of Canggu and Uluwatu, it is great for laid-back watersports like canoeing and standup paddle. Across the beachline you will find...

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  • Ayung River Rafting from Sanur

    ActiveNatureStart & Finish at your Sanur Hotel.

    Explore Bali from a river! A raft takes you down Ayung River, through rice fields and jungle in some of the greenest parts of Bali. You'll pass waterfalls and have the opportunity to swim in crystal clear waters. These are...

    Private Rafting tour with hotel pickup
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  • Day Trip to Nusa Penida Island from Sanur

    NatureBeachDaytripGroup tourStart & Finish at your Sanur hotel.

    Visit Nusa Penida in a day! Nusa Penida is a tranquil island with spectacular cliffs and beaches, located in the Lombok Strait off the West coast of Bali. Reaching the island takes one hour by fast ferry from Sanur Harbour....

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  • Instagram Highlights Tour from Sanur

    NatureCultureDaytripGroup tourPrivate tourPick-up in your Sanur Hotel

    The Instagram Highlights tour is an amazing choice for (aspiring) influencers, but don't worry if you and your partner prefer to live a more private life: it is a great opportunity to see the most scenic parts of Bali and...

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  • East Bali Waterfall, Beach and Canyoning tour.

    NatureBeachThrillGroup tourStart from your Sanur Hotel

    A lot of water fun in a single day in the off-the-beaten path East Bali region. That is what this small group tour offers. You will be visiting a beautiful waterfall which is great for swimming (Tegenungan Waterfall), the scenic...

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  • Day trip with driver from Sanur

    Private tourPick-up in your Sanur Hotel

    Do you know exactly what you want to explore in Bali? Just hire a car with a private driver for a day and plan your own private tour. This is very easily arranged! Let a trusted driver with many 5-star...

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Romantic Dining in Sanur

Sanur is not known as the fine dining hotspot of Bali. For that, you’ll have more luck in Ubud or Seminyak. However there are some great casual restaurants, a few higher end dining spots that we like in some of the beach resorts, and a lot of local foods to try (we recommend visiting the night market!).

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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    Byrdhouse Bali

    CocktailsBeach clubItalianNorth Sanur Beach

    As close as it gets to a beachclub in Sanur. Byrdhouse is a spacious beachfront venue with beautiful architecture and a large garden. A great place to enjoy sipping on cocktails while enjoying the view over the beach. You can...

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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    Fisherman's Club

    Casual diningAndaz Resort, Sanur Beach

    Fisherman's Club is a beachfront seafood restaurant part of the Andaz resort. Prices are very reasonable for a beachfront resort restaurant, the quality of the food is outstanding, and the views over the sea make this a...

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  • ANG Restaurant

    Casual dining10min drive from Sanur

    A bit out of the way, you'll need a 10 minute taxi ride to get here, but great option for lovers of Chinese food. ANG Restaurant offers a contemporary Chinese cuisine. They have a very affordable 7-course signature tasting menu,...

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  • Coco Bistro

    Casual diningSanur Beach

    The food here is decent, simple seafood and international dishes. However we like this place mostly for the view over the sea, as it is located right on the beach. We recommend the grilled seafood package for two, which includes...

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  • Explore the Sanur Night Market

    IndonesianJl Pungutan 2, Sanur

    Looking for a real local experience? Pasar Malam Sindhu, also known as the Sanur Night Market, is located roughly 10 minutes from the beach on the north end of Sanur. From 5PM onwards this is where you can find authentic...

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How to get to Sanur

Sanur is located really close from the airport, making it a great destination to get rid of your jetlag during your first days in Bali. A taxi from the airport will take less than 30 minutes depending on traffic.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Sanur in Bali?

Sanur is a beach town in South Bali, on the eastern edge of Denpasar city. It features an 8 kilometers long beach.

How to get around in Sanur?

We love walking along the 8 kilometer long boulevard. However taxis are easy to find anywhere as well.

How far is Sanur from Bali Airport

Its really close, normally it would take less than 30 minutes to get from the terminal to your hotel, a ride of roughly 15 kilometers.

Is Sanur a good honeymoon destination?

It depends on what you're looking for. Its calm and kept its authentic charm, but does not have a lot of fine dining or nightlife. We believe its a good starting point of your honeymoon while getting rid of your jetlag.

How long should we stay in Sanur?

Two or three nights is more than enough to experience Sanur itself. You could stay longer and do some daytrips across Bali from Sanur.

What activities can we do in Sanur?

Sanur is great for a walk along the beach, water activities and experiencing the early morning Bali sunrise. It is also a good starting point for day trips across the island.

Next Destinations

Map with regions of Bali. Bali Regions Map. We created a bunch of great Bali honeymoon itineraries for inspiration. From Sanur, it is really easy to hop on a ferry to Nusa Penida, an island full of beautiful beaches and spectacular cliffs. If you are looking for something different than a beach, continuing your honeymoon in Ubud is a great option too: its the cultural heart of Bali, surrounded by ricefields and jungle, and it only takes 45 minutes to get there from Sanur.

Find your next destination after Sanur!

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    Ubud

    LuxuryCultureNatureNightlife

    Made famous by Eat Pray Love. Jungle, art, rice fields, monkeys and spirituality.

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    Uluwatu

    LuxuryBeachNatureSurfing

    Peninsula with cliffs, caves, surf and hidden beaches. Luxury resorts nearby.

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    Munduk

    NatureOff the beaten path

    Hidden gem with spectacular views. Explore crater lakes, waterfalls and temples.

    Read our Munduk Honeymoon Guide
  • Seminyak

    LuxuryBeachNightlifeSurfing

    Upscale area with wide sandy beach, great restaurants and fancy beachclubs.

    Read our Seminyak Honeymoon Guide
  • Amed

    BeachCultureNatureDivingOff the beaten path

    Tranquil fishing villages, famous dive spots.

    Read our Amed Honeymoon Guide
  • Canggu

    LuxuryBeachNightlifeSurfing

    Surf Beach, Party, Hipsers & Foodies.

    Read our Canggu Honeymoon Guide
  • Candidasa

    BeachCultureNatureOff the beaten path

    Beautiful calm East Bali beach town.

    Read our Candidasa Honeymoon Guide
  • Lovina

    BeachCultureNatureDivingOff the beaten path

    Calm ocean away from the crowds. Watch dolphins and hike to waterfalls.

    Read our Lovina Honeymoon Guide
  • Nusa Dua

    BeachLuxury

    Luxury hotels and (all-inclusive) resorts facing white sand beach with all the comforts you could wish for.

    Read our Nusa Dua Honeymoon Guide
  • Sidemen

    NatureCultureOff the beaten path

    Off the beaten path nature destination between rice fields and mountains.

    Read our Sidemen Honeymoon Guide
  • Sanur

    BeachCulture

    Long stretch of calm ocean beach close to Bali airport. Spectacular sunrise.

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  • Nusa Penida Island

    BeachNatureDiving

    Hilly island of the coast of Bali with spectacular cliffs and rock formations.

    Read our Nusa Penida Honeymoon Guide
  • Gili Islands

    BeachNatureDivingNightlife

    Real tropical island vibes! Three small islands great for diving, beach and party.

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Written by Olivia & Dirk

Hi! We have put together this guide with a lot of care, based on our own experiences. As a couple, we have lived in Bali for the past 5 years, and we fell in love with the island. We have visited every corner of Bali, especially the romantic places ;-). While our articles do contain affiliate links, you can trust us to recommend only the experiences that we love.

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