Sanur is situated on the eastern coastline, protectedby a coral reef. The waves are much gentler and therefore Sanur's beach is known as the holiday place for the whole family and honeymooners alike. It is not only for this reason but also because Sanur has some of Bali's most ancient temples in the Blanjong area which according to its inscriptions date back to AD 914. Sanur is also home to the famous Le Mayeur Museum, the former home of the Belgian painter.
More than all of this, Sanur was the first tourism destination of Bali and for the last two decades the sleepy village of sanur has been the hideaway destination of numerous famous jetsetters. Sanur is a multitude of contrasts. Village life goes on very much as it always has. In the evenings the strain of practising gamelan orchestras can be heard wafting through the night air, whilst at Gazebo Beach Front Bar and Restaurant is in full swing.
Fisherman wander the beach and the colourful outrigger canoes can be hired for sailing trips along the coast and to the outlying islands while the more adventurous at heart can try their hand at parasailing, jet skiing and scuba diving