BALI, INDONESIA: Sanur is where tourism first started in Bali back in the 1950s. Today, tourism is everywhere on the island, but Sanur is still a place where one can enjoy the quieter side of the tourism boom. Sanur doesn't have the crazy traffic you see in other areas, but the beach does get busy with both locals and tourists.
Here is how we will spend the day.
Watch the beautiful sunrise
Sanur Beach might be the next best spot to catch sunrise after Mount Batur. The beach is filled with other like-minded beachgoers, all want to be there to catch the first light and absorb the beautiful sight.
Have breakfast at Made Weti
Start the day to try Nasi Bali. Nasi Bali, or Nasi Campur Bali, is mixed rice with small servings of different dishes. Just approach the staff, get a sit and the food will come to you. You are likely to be eating with one hand holding the plate and the other holding the spoon. It is a spicy dish so come prepared with water to wash down the spice.
Try Kite Surfing
This is a step up from surfing. Nothing beats tying yourself to a kite and speeding through the wave with sea water splashing on your face. This is the hardest and the most physically demanding thing to do for anyone who doesn't surf.
Run 10k on Sanur Beach
For runners who still want to keep up with their training program, Sanur Beach is a perfect spot for a 10k run. End to end is a nice 5 km route and just back running back and fore will get you the 10km needed.
Catch a boat to Nusa Penida
If spending time on the beach starts to bore you, hop on to a ferry to Nusa Penida for a day trip. There are a few stunning views you will want to see. Plan to spend a day there as traffic can be bad and all the scenic spots tend to be crowded.
Have an gelato at Massimo
No Sanur Beach trip is complete without having a gelato at Massimo. Massimo has more than 30 flavours for you to choose from. An ice cream cone is only IDR 20k and you get to pick 2 flavours. They are so popular that a high crowd gathers every night.
Relax in a gazebo
As you start winding down for the day, head down to the south side of the beach where you can find a few gazebos to catch the late afternoon breeze and listen to the sound of breaking waves.
Go to Sanur Night Market
The night market is also known as Sindhu Market. To end the day, head to the night market where you can try some local street food. Here is the top 5 street food in Sindhu Market.