Sanur has retained its village atmosphere and tends to attract a more mature clientele and families, with most younger people preferring to stay in Kuta. Oddly enough though, Sanur also hosts the island’s red-light district, hidden in alleyways away from the hotel area!
A calm, quiet lagoon area, Sanur Beach offers great conditions for windsurfing, parasailing, and other recreational activities. The chic address of many of Bali's rich and famous since the 1930's, Sanur has a lively history and is still cherished by many. The strecth from the Grand Bali Beach to beyond the Bali Hyatt is served by a beach path, making it possible to enjoy the many hotels and restaurants along the strip. The calm waters of Sanur beach make it very popular with families.
Sanur can be divided into 4 sub-districts:
The Grand Bali Beach Are
SINDHU - A classy area with good hotels on the beach, a boardwalk, an art market and good eating.
BATUJIMBA - Mainly villas belonging to the Indonesian elite and expatriates.
SEMAWANG - South from the Bali Hyatt. Home to some pricey restaurants and the seedy red-light district.