The Most Crowded Port for Fast Boat to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. Sanur is well known as a famous beach-side town in Bali. Actually, the first beach resorts were built in the late 1960s by the 5km of white sandy beach as the perfect location for enjoying the sunrise.

Nowadays, Sanur is packed with many bars, restaurants and various hotels to choose to fit your budget for a peaceful place for relaxing than Kuta. The seashore is protected by a reef and breakwaters. It has a good range of places to stay and it’s well-placed for day trips around the south, and north to Ubud.

Sanur stretches for about 5km along an east-facing coastline, with the lush and green landscaped grounds of resorts fronting right onto the sandy beach.

This south-coast resort town is the main gateway to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. Sanur is also one of the ports that serve transfers from Bali to Gili with a direct boat. A boat from Bali to Gili is used by tourists living around Sanur who prefer a shorter trip to Sanur than to Padangbai.

This port is opened at 07.00 AM, whereas if you use a fast boat service, the time it takes is just 30 minutes with adequate facilities and services. If you are heading back to the southern tourist hotspots of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, this will take about 20 minutes by car. Ubud is about 25 minutes in the opposite direction from Sanur.