The best 5 day Sanur itinerary

Bali is a destination that is on everyone’s bucket list. The island is known for its lush landscapes, pristine beaches, and rich cultural heritage. While most travellers flock to popular destinations like Seminyak, Kuta, and Ubud, Sanur on the southeast coast of Bali is a hidden gem that offers a more laid-back and authentic Balinese experience. 

Why not treat yourself to accommodation on the white sand beach in Sanur Indonesia? We hope this Sanur itinerary Bali travel guide will help you explore Sanur, it’s one of the best areas around Bali.

With this 5 day itinerary for Sanur, you can discover the best that this quaint coastal town has to offer.

Day 1 Sanur Itinerary: Arrival and Beach Day

Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the day relaxing on Sanur Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Take a dip in the crystal clear waters, visit the turtle conservation and education centre, lounge under the shade of a palm tree, and enjoy a refreshing drink from one of the beachside cafés and restaurants.

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Arena Seaside Santrian has good-priced cocktails and snack food right on the Sanur boardwalk for you. For a meal, head to La Playa Cafe with its cold drinks and large choice of both Western and Indonesian meals. Don’t forget to try Bali’s famous luwak coffee when you stay in Sanur, That’s your first day in Sanur over with.

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Day 2 Sanur Itinerary: Sunrise at Sanur Beach and Tegenungan Waterfall

Wake up early and head to Sanur Beach to witness the breathtaking sunrise. Head out to Jalan Danau Tamblingan and find breakfast at any number of amazing venues such as Cafe Batujimbar or the Daily Baguette.  Afterwards, make your way to Tegenungan Waterfall, a stunning natural wonder that is a short drive from Sanur.

You can book a car for the day with a driver to take you to the waterfall and many more beautiful places in Bali. A day trip from Sanur is one of the best things to add to your Sanur itinerary.  Once at the waterfall take a refreshing dip in the waterfall’s pool and capture some memorable photos.

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After you dry off, head to the Omma Day Club with overlooks the river and waterfall. Tegenungan should be a part of any Bali itinerary. After you get back to your Sanur accommodation, you should head out and try some local craft beer at the Sanur Beer Graden on Jalan Danau Poso.

After that stop and get some of the best gelato in Sanur at Massimo’s. Massimo’s is known as one of the best places to get ice cream and coffee on your Bali trip.

Day 3 Sanur Itinerary: Temple Tour and Beach time

Sanur is home to several temples that offer a glimpse into Bali’s rich cultural heritage. Start your temple tour by visiting Pura Blanjong, a 10th-century temple known for its inscriptions on a stone pillar. Next, head to Pura Dalem Pengembak, a temple dedicated to the goddess of death.

End your temple tour with a visit to Pura Segara, a small Hindu temple located on the beach. Enjoy the Balinese architecture and wood carvings while exploring the temples of Sanur.

In the afternoon, take a walk along the beach path, which runs for around 6 kilometres. Maybe relax on the beach with bean bags at a beach club or try some water sports such as jet skiing or paddle boards. For dinner, try out one of the warungs or restaurants known for vegetarian food in Sanur

Thinking of hiring a scooter? We have a guide on renting a scooter in Sanur

Day 4 Sanur Itinerary: Day Trip to Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is a small island located off the coast of Bali that is known for its pristine beaches and turquoise waters. Take a day trip on a boat from Sanur to Nusa Penida and explore attractions like Kelingking Beach, Broken Beach, and Angel’s Billabong.

Travel to Nusa Penida from Sanur Harbour

You can also go snorkelling with manta rays or explore the island’s hidden caves. Trips to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan help you get away from the hustle and bustle of Bali island.

Day 5 Sanur Itinerary: Cooking Class and Spa Day

End your Sanur trip with a cooking class where you can learn to prepare traditional Balinese dishes like nasi goreng and sate lilit. Afterwards, pamper yourself with a spa day at one of Sanur’s luxurious spas. Indulge in a Balinese massage, a body scrub, or a flower bath to rejuvenate your mind and body.

On your last night, head to Sindhu night market and grab some local food and fresh fruit, The warm climate of Bali means you can easily walk around and explore even after dark. 

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Q. What is the best time to visit Sanur Bali?

A. The best time to visit Sanur is between May and September when the weather is dry and sunny. Sanur offers one of the best beaches in Bali 

Q. Is Sanur Bali a good place for families?

A. Yes, there are plenty of things to do in Sanur when you visit Sanur, it is a family-friendly destination that offers plenty of activities for kids of all ages.

Q. Can I rent a bike in Sanur?

A. Yes, you can rent a bike in Sanur to explore the town and its surroundings at your own pace. You can even rent a scooter for more experience in Sanur. 

Read more: Is Sanur better than Seminyak?

Sanur is a hidden gem that is worth exploring when planning a trip to Bali. This 5 day itinerary for Sanur covers everything from beaches to temples and will help you make the most of your time in this charming coastal town. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, Sanur on the east coast of Bali has something to offer for everyone.

Best time to visit Sanur

The best time to visit Sanur, and other spots in Bali, Indonesia is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, the weather is generally sunny with low humidity, making it perfect for outdoor activities such as walking, swimming, snorkeling, and lying by the pool.

The shoulder seasons of April and October can also be a good time to visit Sanur, as the weather is still pleasant but with fewer crowds. Pack your suitcase and book your flights for one of the best periods to visit attractions such as Bali Zoo, Waterbom and the Monkey Forest

However, if you don’t mind the occasional rain shower, visiting Sanur during the wet season from October to March can also have its advantages. The lush greenery and cooler temperatures can be refreshing, but make sure you have a waterproof bag and umbrella for your outings in case of a downpour.

It’s worth noting that Bali is a popular tourist destination, and the peak season for tourism is from June to August. If you prefer to avoid crowds and higher prices, it’s best to plan your visit outside these months.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog post about Sanur Bali! We hope you found it informative and helpful in planning your trip to this beautiful region. If you’re looking for more information about things to do in Sanur or recommendations for places to eat, or where to go from Sanur be sure to check out our website.

Our team is dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date and accurate information to make your holiday planning from choosing hotels on and off the beach to scooter rental as smooth as possible. Once again, thank you for reading, and we hope our articles continue to be a valuable resource for your travel plans

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Things to do in Sanur

Things to do in Sanur and its content is created by two Australians who have been to Sanur many times. We have enjoyed food and drink on the beach, we have sipped coffee on Jalan Danau Tamblingan. We have stayed in homestays and hotels in Sanur and made day trips to see the best of Bali. Not only that, but we aim to keep the information fresh by continuing to visit Sanur and getting first-hand information off our Balinese friends.

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