Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in Sanur.
There aren't too many high-end villa options in Sanur, though Kayamunis makes a convincing argument for sacrificing beach proximity for upscale digs. With only 11 villas on the grounds, this is an intimate, quiet escape that works for romantic couples and families alike. All villas come with private pools, outdoor living areas, separate bedrooms with private bathrooms, and butlers that are shared with other units. Keep in mind that some villas are more modern than others. The garden- and tree-clad grounds hold a lovely restaurant that serves authentic Indonesian fare, as well as a tranquil spa. A free on-call shuttle runs to Sanur and the beach club, which is a blessing because Kayamunis isn't within walking distance of either. For something closer to the buzz, opt for Mahagiri Villas instead.
The four-pearl Klumpu Bali Resort is one of Sanur's most charming boutique properties. Down a quiet lane off of Sanur's main tourist strip, the hotel's eight lumbung-style villas are tucked into lovely gardens. Interiors include elegant Balinese decor and each unit features perks like turndown service, free and fast Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and spacious patios. A free afternoon tea service is a delight, as are the free 15-minute welcome massages in the spa cabana. The hotel also has a small restaurant (serving a generous, free breakfast) and a fleet of free bikes, plus a lovely garden pool. There aren't many options like it in town, but travelers wanting to spend a little less while gaining beach proximity could check out Respati Beach Hotel instead, though it lacks the Balinese atmosphere here.
This upscale all-villa property is a privacy-seekers dream, and the 17 modern villas are the star of the show here. All are surrounded by high walls, and include massive outdoor spaces with terraces and private pools. Flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi come standard, and configurations range from one to three bedrooms, making this a family-friendly option. As of 2017, a new, more tranquil spa has been opened, and there's a basic fitness center. Dining is excellent at the hotel's terrace restaurant, and the grounds are some of the most atmospheric in Sanur. The hotel runs a free shuttle to its beach club, and bikes are free to borrow. Alternatively, the Kayamunis Sanur Private Villa & Spa is a slight step up style-wise, though it's location is far less convenient.
The Maya Sanur Resort & Spa is a 103-room boutique hotel that's one of the most chic options in town. From its environmentally friendly ethos to its eye-catching art and contemporary style, this luxury hotel is refined but light-hearted. Rooms are tricked out with everything from free Wi-Fi and luxe soaking tubs to private infinity pools and espresso machines in the suites. There are three dining options, including an excellent Japanese restaurant, and the gorgeous spa makes unwinding a delight. Happy hours at Tree Bar, overlooking the beach, are a popular go-to spot for travelers from across Sanur, and there are multiple pools. If you prefer a more traditional take on luxury, it's worth considering the Fairmont Sanur down the coast instead, though rates there will be higher.
With its serene grounds, chic dining, beautiful pools, and pampering wellness amenities, this Fairmont impresses, and then impresses again. Even so, the 120 villas and suites are the true stars of the show. They're massive and tricked out with contemporary Balinese decor, plus soundsystems, flat-screen TVs, huge balconies, and spa-worthy bathrooms. Luxe bath products and soaking tubs only sweeten the deal. The breakfast buffet is exceptional, with local and international fare in abundance, and the hotel's spa is a tranquil escape in an already relaxed resort. Photographers can be hired to capture romantic moments, and everything from subdued local music to a rentable Rolls Royce add to the luxe package. There's not much that matches this Fairmont in Sanur, but travelers who prefer contemporary style might consider the Maya Sanur instead.
This three-and-a-half-pearl property has all of the bells and whistles needed for a tropical family vacation. Each of the 84 contemporary suites includes one to three bedrooms, plus a full kitchen, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and a DVD player. The pool buzzes with families all day, and movie nights are a hit as well. There's also a waterslide and massive kids' club. A restaurant serves Indonesian and international fare day and night, and there's a spa for adults looking for a little pampering. The location along a busy highway far from the beach isn't ideal, but suites are quiet and the hotel runs a free shuttle to central Sanur. Travelers preferring to be on the beach might consider Puri Santrian instead, though it's larger, lacks the kid-friendly features, and some rooms are worn.
This three-pearl property has just 75 rooms and is one of the more modern options in Sanur. It's not on the beach, which is a 10- to 15-minute walk away, and this part of Sanur is packed with dining and drinking options. The rooms are simple, but contemporary, with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning. Some rooms have balconies, and two-bedroom Family Suites are available. The hotel is lively throughout the day, particularly around the lovely pool, where daily low-key activities are offered and families splash around all day. There's also on-site dining, massages, and a free scheduled beach shuttle. For travelers who want more on-site amenities, like a proper gym and multiple restaurants, the Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, at the other end of town, has similar rates.
The three-pearl Emerald Villas -- at the southern end of Sanur -- is a fine option for guests wanting a private tropical getaway without the luxury price tag. There are 31 units here, though common amenities are kept to a bare minimum. That's because each of the villas, which range from one- to four-bedroom configurations, include private pools, full kitchens, and other homey comforts. Despite the hotel's luxury claims, the atmosphere is casual and the Balinese-influenced style is showing some wear. There is a restaurant and bar on-site, but that's about it for features. Travelers who'd like a more refined take on Balinese style, but are willing to sacrifice private pools, might consider Klumpu Bali Resort instead. But keep in mind that rates there will be higher.
Sanur doesn't have too many proper beachfront resorts, but for those in search of a solid three-and-a-half-pearl option in this category, Segara Village is a fine choice. This sprawling property includes everything from tennis courts to multiple pools and dining spots. The heart of the resort is Byrdhouse beach club, with lively seaside dining and loungers on the sand. The 120 rooms are clustered in village-like areas, and range from basic to more fresh and modern. All include air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and balconies or terraces (though none have beach views). The massive layout means that, aside from the bustling beach area and pools, it never feels crowded. If you'd prefer a more intimate alternative, sister property Kejora Suites is a fine boutique option, though it's not right on the beach.
With 199 rooms and a prime beachfront setting, Puri Santrian feels like a city unto itself within southern Sanur. This three-and-a-half-pearl option is perpetually bustling, and combines modern style with traditional details. Unfortunately, sometimes that doesn't add up. Rooms range from tired and worn to fresh and contemporary, though all include flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and balconies or terraces. Wi-Fi is free, but requires repeated logging in. There are four pools, all of which are busy with guests throughout the day, and the beach here is one of the nicer in this part of town. Dining gets solid points, and tables overlooking the sea are prime real estate around sunset. As an alternative, travelers with bigger budgets who want a more thoroughly polished hotel should consider the Maya Sanur.
There aren't too many budget properties along Sanur's beachfront, giving Peneeda View Beach Hotel an advantage for travelers looking to save some cash. The 55 rooms range from Balinese-style lumbungs to nicer Seaside Rooms, though all are looking a bit dated and none have actual sea views (common in Sanur). Standard features include air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and TVs, though hot water can be unreliable. The lovely grounds stay quiet, and there are three pools, including one with a kids' pool. Beachside dining is a highlight, and food gets mostly solid marks. However, there's no spa and features are otherwise few. For a similar alternative, consider Besakih Beach Hotel, where rates are comparable and grounds are more lush, though rooms are less attractive.
The 428-room Prama Sanur Beach Bali is a family-friendly, upper-middle-range resort located on one of the best beaches in Bali and within walking distance of dozens of restaurants and shops. Rooms are spacious and feature balconies, minibars, and electric kettles, but range from stylish and contemporary to dated and worn. High-end villas have full kitchens and big gardens with private pools. Although the on-site beach is the definite highlight here, the hotel also features two large pools -- including one with slides for children -- an excellent spa, and four restaurants, two of which have panoramic beach views. The Prama Sanur offers a relaxing beachfront vacation without the luxury price tag, but couples seeking a more intimate property may prefer the Kamuela Sanur.
The 306-room Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar might look nice in pictures, though this three-pearl property has deep flaws. But let's start with the good: The pool is a stunner and has a poolside bar, making it one of the hotel's most popular features. That makes sense, as there's only limited beach seating (a seven-minute walk away) and the hotel lacks a shuttle to the shore. Rooms are also a let down. While they include air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi, they're quite worn and noisy, and bathrooms lack any privacy. The restaurant and bar are popular spots with guests, and both buzzed with activity during our 2017 visit. Otherwise, though, there's not much to like about this place, and guests are better spending their money at the sharper Oasis Lagoon down the street.
This four pearl resort is located on one of Bali’s most beautiful white sand beaches, and unlike bigger, newer resorts, the Mercure follows the Balinese tradition of two-story bungalows and cottages scattered around five manicured acres of tropical coastline. The grounds are also home to a tennis court and two large swimming pools, as well as a spa and several restaurants and bars. The rooms – all two-story cottages – could use a few upgrades in upholstery and furnishings but are otherwise cozy and peaceful; all have a private balcony or terrace, as well. The Mercure offers a relaxing escape for business travelers, couples, families, and anyone wanting to soak up the quiet Bali beach life.
Much like its sister hotel, the Inna Grand Beach Bali, this budget property has seen better days. It still draws a steady stream of guests due to its prime beachfront location, but interiors are mostly worn, tired, and dated. The 61 rooms range from standard hotel rooms to Junior Suites, some of which have living rooms, though it's worth noting that the four rooms overhauled in 2015 are far nicer. Otherwise, aside from air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs, don't expect much in the rooms. The lovely pool has a shallow area for kids and a bar, and there's a restaurant and bar right on Sanur's beachside promenade. If you're willing to lose direct beach access, the rooms at Oasis Lagoon Sanur have a lot more style and rates that are about the same.