, a prosperous and historic resort area, Sanur is Indonesia's answer to Waikiki. It's nine km southeast of Denpasar and crowded with high-priced luxury hotels and clusters of serene bungalows in leafy compounds along the shoreline of a gentle, reef-sheltered lagoon.
Guesthouses started appearing here as early as the 1940s and heralded the age of modern tourism on the island. Large hotel enclaves, shady lanes, trees, and coral walls give the village a park-like setting.
The sunrise over Pulau Nusa Penida each morning is magnificent. At sunset, sailboats dot Sanur's horizon. Sanur is smaller, quieter, prettier, safer, and more sheltered than Kuta 15 km to the southwest. It's also more expensive. The big luxury hotels which have made Sanur famous are on side streets off the main street and its 'dukun' and trance mediums are renowned all over the island.
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