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Sanur

Travel Guide Asia Indonesia Lesser Sunda Islands Bali Sanur

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Introduction

Sanur is a beach resort in the south of Bali. It's relatively upscale and is more expensive than Kuta but cheaper than Seminyak.

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Weather

Sanur has a tropical climate with hot, humid conditions. Temperatures are mostly between 30 and 32 °C during the day and nights are still well above 20 °C. The April-October period is the dry season and November-March is the rainy season, though showers are still possible during the dry season and periods of dry weather occur during the monsoon season.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max33 °C33.4 °C33.6 °C34.4 °C33.1 °C31.4 °C30.4 °C29.6 °C31.4 °C33.6 °C32.7 °C33 °C
Avg Min24.1 °C24.2 °C24 °C24.8 °C24.1 °C23.5 °C23 °C22.5 °C22.9 °C23.7 °C23.5 °C23.5 °C
Rainfall345 mm274 mm234 mm88 mm93 mm53 mm55 mm25 mm47 mm63 mm179 mm276 mm
Rain Days272220986448121622

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Getting There

By Plane

Sanur is about 20 minutes from the international airport.

By Car

Allow about 20 minutes driving time from Kuta or Legian, about 30 minutes from Seminyak or Ubud and 10 to 15 minutes from Denpasar.

By Bus

There are regular buses to/from Denpasar, Candidasa, Kuta, Lovina, Padang Bai and Ubud

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Getting Around

By Public Transport

Jalan Danau Tamblingan has some places for car, motorbike and bicycle rental. Metered taxis are widely available as well. Local bemos run with some regularity up and down both Jalan Danau Tamblingan and Jalan Danau Poso.

By Foot

Sanur is also easy to navigate on foot. Distances are not great, the streets are relatively quiet, and there is a nice, paved beach front path which runs the whole length of the district.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Mentari Sanur HotelJl. Hangtuah III No.3, Sanur - BaliHotel-
Prima Cottage HotelJl. Bumi Ayu 23Hostel79
Semawang Beach HotelJl. Cemara No. 3 Semawang, BaliHOTEL71
Villa UpamaJalan Mertasari No. 4, Sanur Kauh BaliGuesthouse-
Big Pineapple Backpackers BaliJalan Tirta Ening Gang Blue DiveHOSTEL86
Bali Senia HotelJl Danau Poso 23HOTEL76
Sindu Guest HouseJalan Pantai Sindu No 1GUESTHOUSE82
Cafe Locca Homestay (formerly Puri Anom)Jl.Sudamala 8HOSTEL83
D'joemah Nadja HomestayJl. Hang tuah gang VI no. 1GUESTHOUSE-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet is becoming more widely used in Indonesia, and warung Internet (warnet) - Internet cafés - are emerging everywhere. A lot of restaurants and cafés in big cities normally have wireless internet available for free. Internet connection speed in Indonesia varies between ISP and location. Prices vary considerably, and as usual you tend to get what you pay for, but you'll usually be looking at around Rp3,000 to Rp5,000 per hour with faster access than from your own mobile phone. In large cities, there are free WiFi hotspots in many shopping malls, McDonald restaurants, Starbucks cafes, 7 Eleven convenience stores, and in some restaurants and bars. Some hotels provide free hotspots in the lobby and/or in their restaurants and even in your rooms.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

You can use 112 as an emergency number through mobile phones. Other numbers include 110 (police), 113 (fire) and 118 (ambulance).
The international phone code is 62.

If you have GSM cellular phone, ask your local provider about "roaming agreement/facility" with local GSM operators in Indonesia (i.e.: PT Indosat, PT Telkomsel, PT XL Axiata). The cheapest way is buying a local SIM card, which would be much cheaper to call and especially use internet compared to your own cell phone's sim card.

The Indonesian mobile phone market is heavily competitive and prices are low: you can pick up a prepaid SIM card for less than Rp 10,000 and calls may cost as little as Rp 300 a minute to some other countries using certain carriers (subject to the usual host of restrictions). SMS (text message) service is generally very cheap, with local SMS as low as Rp129-165, and international SMS for Rp400-600. Indonesia is also the world's largest market for used phones, and basic models start from Rp 150,000, with used ones being even cheaper.

Post

Pos Indonesia provides the postal service in Indonesia. Pos Indonesia is government-owned and offers services ranging from sending letters and packages to money transfers (usually to remote areas which have no bank branch/ATM nearby) and selling postcards and stamps. Sending a postcards, letter or parcel is relatively expensive, but fairly reliable. It takes several days at least to send it within Indonesia, at least a week internationally. It is recommended to send letters from a Pos Indonesia branch, not by putting it inside orange mailbox (called Bis Surat) in the roadside, because some of the mailboxes are in very bad condition and aren't checked regularly by Pos Indonesia. Opening times of post offices usually tend to follow general business hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm (sometimes shorter hours on Fridays), Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm, closed on Sundays. Bigger cities, tourist areas and central post offices tend to keep longer hours, into the evenings.

Private postal services based in Indonesia include CV Titipan Kilat (CV TIKI), Jalur Nugraha Ekaputra (JNE), Caraka, and RPX. There are also foreign postal services that have branches in Indonesia, including DHL, TNT, UPS, and FedEx.

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