This is a lovely 3km cove with beautiful white sand. It's also sheltered by a reef, perfect for dipping those little toes. Inexpensive (but good!) shady beachfront eateries run the length of the beach.
A local band sometimes play lively songs in the afternoon - great fun to watch! You can enjoy lunch on the beach whilst watching your little ones play. There are high chairs in the sand and great kids food available (think yummy noodles). The road behind the beach is peaceful with a lovely little market where the sellers will encourage you to buy (don't worry, they're not too persistent). Sanur is home to a good mix of places to stay. The Bali Hyatt, with its beautiful architecture, prime waterfront position and fantastic family pools is a good place to spend an alternative day out away from the beach.
Sanur, lil' family friendly cove...
It's no fluke that many of the long-time residents of Bali have chosen this lovely area east of Denpasar to reside: it's close enough to the capital, whilst being a world away from the noise, confusion and heavy traffic of the Kuta region.The kind of place where hip travellers tired of the party scene come to recharge. Known for its welcoming feel, this is the perfect alternative to the 5-Star gloss of Seminyak, The Bukit, Nusa Dua or Jimbaran.
Which Family Pod? Squidgy baby; Toddling around ; Energetic explorers
Tiny Tip: At low-tide the water is shallow and you need to pick your way out over rocks and coral. No good for tiny toes. At high-tide though swimming is fine and there is a classic, if not fickle, surf break.
One small cove
With plenty to keep you happy: Your little ones, from squidgy baby upwards will enjoy the breezy, laid-back feel of this place. It's a beautiful sandy cove with bright colourful outrigger boats, lots of shady brollies, cheap eateries filled with local delights, ice-cream stands, watersports for older kids, and boat trips to Lembongan. And, if you get tired of the beach, there are lovely art and antique shops and a little handicraft market. Perfect for a shady mid-afternoon browse.
Which Family Pod? Squidgy bab; Toddling around ; Energetic explorers
Tiny Tip: Sanur Clinic is on hand for any tiny tot tumbles or tummy gripes (24-hour walk-in).
Stress-free days out...
Sanur is perfectly placed. Day trips and quick afternoon visits are a breeze from here.If a quick play in air-con is all they need, the lovely Peek-A-Boo play area is just down the road (with over 1,000 sqm of play area). Don't forget to take your socks though!Outrigger boats from Sanur beach are available for a quick snorkelling trip, or you could try a simple one-hour jukung ride.Le Mayeur Museum is worth a visit. Set in the home of Belgian artist, Le Mayeur, this museum tells the story of his love for the balinese dancer, Ni Pollock. One for the romantics out there. It is situated at the north end of Sanur Beach.
Which Family Pod? Squidgy baby; Toddling around; Energetic explorers
Tiny Tip: If your family are in danger of overheating then Waterbom Bali is a short taxi-ride away. A well thought out water park set in tropical gardens with rides and slides and general splashing-about fun for 2yrs up.