Sanur is Popular for Its Yellow Beaches

sanurOn the southern coast of Bali, you will find Sanur. In fact, it’s the main beach resort on the island famous for its yellow sand beaches. The sand from the Sanur beach was actually used in the concrete preparation for the local hotels and restaurants so Sanur actually had to import sand from Nusa Dua.

One of the most significant aspects of this resort is its vast expanse of beach. A trail covering the entire 5km allows visitors to “loiter” and explore the long beach, stopping whenever they want to enjoy a drink or snack in a restaurant located on the beach.

Sanur is actually the oldest upscale resort in the area and even with all the accommodations and restaurants, it remains a nice quiet, relaxing area to spend your time. Sanur is extremely popular with families and middle-aged couples. The Europeans are especially fond of this environment.

Sanur is home to the International Kite Festival, which takes place at Padang Galek beach every July. You will see gigantic traditional Balinese kites flown by teams competing for the various villages. It’s very exciting.

The Le Mayeur Museum is a must see. This was once the home of Adrian Jean Le Mayeur a Belgium impressionist, and today the museum is a dedication to his work.

Pura Blanjong is the most notable temple in Sanur, containing an important inscription on one of the stone pillars, which tell about the Javanese king who during the 10th Century visited Bali.

Finally, be sure to stop by the Serangan Island Turtle Conservation Centre. There you can learn all about the conservation initiatives in place to save the turtles. Turtle meat used to be one of Bali’s main trades but it has since been banned.

There’s just so much to see and do in Sanur. If you are looking for a relaxing space to stay Sanur is an excellent jump off point for all your Bali travels and can help you find the perfect place to stay.

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