Tips for visiting Sanur:
- You can walk to most places if you are staying around the city center.
- I strongly recommend staying at Maison Aurelia. The rooms were very spacious and clean, the pool was small but cozy and the beds were super comfortable.
- Take a stroll along the shorefront: not the nicest beaches, most of them seem to be linked to nearby resorts but it looked less crowded than the other cities I went to in Bali. The pathway is quite cute and you can stop for breakfast, coffee, lunch, dinner and do some shopping! Try Soul on the Beach for a fantastic patio right on the beach with delicious, healthy options. I also wanted to try Cafe de Dapoer, Ruma Rudy Coffee, Square One, Sala Bistro & Coffee, The Owl, Little Bird Warung, Maya’s Coffee and Smoothie bar and so many more places!
- I was recommended, by a few travelers in Bali, to take a class at the Power of Now Oasis yoga studio. I ran out of time and was disappointed I missed this stop.
Impressions of Sanur:
After traveling through Bali and to the islands, I had no expectations of Sanur other than what the man sitting next to me on the plane had told me. He said it was a cute and low-key town, with an older clientele of tourists, multiple calm and narrow beaches and I must say that’s exactly how I would describe it.
I had a wonderful walk along the waterfront and sat down at Soul on the Beach for a very tasty breakfast bowl (called tropical sunshine I believe) with a great view. I shopped for a few souvenirs and negotiated and purchased a dress for myself (early birthday gift). I liked my time here a lot and would have stayed a few days longer to wander into the cute little shops, sit down in a few restaurants and walk further down the boardwalk.
The hotel was really wonderful and my room was huge with a living area, a coffee machine and a balcony. It was definitely up to North American standards! The pool was small with only a few chairs but lucky for me no one was around when the sun was shining down on it! I would stay here again.
I enjoyed my run along the waterfront, crossing paths with few people.
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