Sunny Sanur sits over the southeast of Bali at the edge of Denpasar city. This picturesque 5.1 kilometer coastal stretch is just 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and is a sleepy town, more old-school Bali than Kuta. It’s no surprise that there are plenty of Hotels in Sanur for families, beach bums and water sports enthusiasts. Sanur has a range of accommodation options, from large beach resorts and private villas to more traditional Balinese hotels. Today we are rounding up some of the most family-friendly resorts and villa in Sanur:
#1 Mercure Resort Sanur
The Mercure Resort is a beautiful hotel with contemporary interiors, intuitive amenities and well-maintained facilities. The hotel boasts 77 superior rooms, 4 Junior suites, 18 standard rooms and 35 deluxe ocean view rooms, each thoughtfully designed with relaxation and elegance in mind.
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The Mercure is also incredibly kid-friendly! Apart from the family-friendly amenities, manicured tropical gardens and fishponds, there is a small kids room to play in and tons of beach to run around on. The hotel is also just a few kilometers from kiddie attractions such as Waterbom Water Park and DMZ Bali, a 3D trick art museum. Hotel Mercure is just a few stone’s throw away from shopping malls, restaurants and souvenir stores.
#2 Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar
Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar is a four-star hotel located in the heart of Sanur. Whether you want to go shopping with the kids or visit local attractions, every place is accessible! This family-friendly hotel features spacious rooms with modern interiors and wood accents. The hotel boasts 153 well-appointed rooms, 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, a fitness center and a fabulous restaurant to boot.
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All rooms feature complimentary wireless internet, a flat-screen TV, and a day bed! Visiting with the whole family? Go for the Family duplex. The spacious room can comfortably house 4 guests and up to 3 children and 1 infant. On the other hand, the Premier and Deluxe room are perfect for small families with 1 child while the superior room is suitable for small families with up to 2 children and 1 infant.
#3 Griya Santrian
Expect a family-friendly stay at the serene Griya Santrian beach resort. This stylish beachfront hotel features all the amazing amenities you can expect from a four-star hotel: outdoor pool, a kiddie pool, entertainment center, spa center, elegant rooms and wireless internet.
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Each beautifully designed room exemplifies the best of island living, and apart from the well-appointed rooms, customer service is second to none at Griya Santrian. If you and the kids love outdoor activities, the hotel organizes various tours and activities including beach BBQs, yoga classes, and biking tours!
#4 Fairmont Sanur Beach
Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali is a luxurious resort that offers elegant suites and villas with either ocean or garden views. The entire resort sits along the 200 meters of golden sand beach in Sanur.
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The resort features 120 lavish suites and villas, each designed with luxurious living in mind. The suites feature expansive living spaces and classic Balinese interiors. Each suite also comes with a spacious terrace. The villas are large enough to accommodate bigger families with plenty of room to spare. Each villa features a private pool, fully equipped kitchen, a gorgeous garden and 1 or 3 bedrooms! The hotel also offers round the clock butler service and driver upon request.
A kids club keeps the little ones entertained with crafts, a mini cinema and a playstation area.
#5 Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites
Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites is a stylish, family-friendly hotel, featuring spacious, cozy apartment-style suites. This 4-star resort is perfect for families of any size. The Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites has an awesome kids club, the best in the whole area and many of the other facilities in the resort are also geared toward kids.
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There is a giant, 30-meter water slide, shaded wading pool and kiddie pool. The resort also offers a great selection of outdoor activities for kids and grownups alike including air hockey, table tennis spots as well as a basketball court, video games arcade and so much more!
#6 Prama Sanur Beach
Prama is located along the shores of the popular Sanur Beach on a sprawling, 6 hectare estate with lush tropical gardens and a panoramic view of the ocean. The hotel boasts of over 400 spacious rooms furnished with satellite TV and private balconies. For recreation, they have two outdoor pools, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and water sports activities. The resort also features a kids club filled with colorful interiors, educational toys, and books. The kids club is supervised by trained staff for your peace of mind!
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Also, the hotel has a new pool made specifically with vacationing families in mind, Splash Zone! The pool provides a safe, secure swimming experience for children. Splash Zone also features slides and a water playground area, which the kids will love! More importantly, the pool is monitored by staff members and lifeguards for safety.
#7 Puri Santrian
Puri Santrian offers serene island-themed accommodations for vacationing families. All rooms and bungalows at Puri Santrian have flat screen TVs and wireless internet. The resort’s amenities are just as fabulous: infinity pool, an in-house spa, two pools with wading areas for kids, and a private pool club!
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If you (or the kids!) have always wanted to try sea walking, you can book a tour at Puri Santrian. This unique underwater tour is suitable for kids as young as 10 years old.
#8 Tandjung Sari Hotel
Tandjung Sari Hotel is one of the most recognizable hotels in Sanur. It may be 50 years old but it has earned the reputation as one of the most family-friendly accommodations in the area. Featuring stone and wood bungalows furnished with classic Balinese décors, all the units are equipped with soaking tubs, outdoor showers, handcrafted furniture, and canopy beds.
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Apart from the tastefully designed rooms, there is a lovely resutaurant in the hotel where you can have a relaxed family meal. The resort also features a massive, 15-meter saltwater infinity pool with alkalinity controls. There is also a shallow wading pool so kids can swim safely.
#9 Inna Grand Bali Beach
The Inna Grand Bali Beach is known for being the first high-rise hotel in Sanur, opening its doors in the 1970’s. The hotel is located within the impressive Bali Beach Golf Club, sitting on a 42-hectare estate surrounded by lush tropical greens and incredible ocean views.
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The hotel prides itself on providing guests a (stylish) home away from home, with each room is facing the beach. As for amenities, there are 4 outdoor pools, 2 gravel tennis courts and table tennis for recreation. Of course, there is the 9-hole championship size golf course as well as outdoor areas for kids to play.
#10 La Taverna Hotel
For over 40 years, La Taverna Hotel has provided world-class service and incomparable hospitality among vacationing families. Inspired by traditional Balinese architecture, the hotel features spacious bedrooms furnished with thatched roof, stone and wooden decors and accents. A path winds through the hotel to the lovely beachfront restaurant and private beach space, where you can spend the days relaxing and playing in the calm waters.
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The entire resort is surrounded by lush greens with the gorgeous Mount Agung serving as a backdrop. The hotel overlooks the Indian ocean, making it the perfect spot to watch the sunset and for family-centric activities, the hotel offers different workshops including offering-making, dance lessons and much more.
Hotels in Sanur for Every Budget
The great thing about Sanur is there are hotels for every budget. If you want to stay in a family run Balinese style hotel, or a 5-star resort, you have those choices. They may not have the kids club facilities of some Kuta or Nusa Dua resorts, but the calm waves, miles of white sand and laid-back atmosphere will charm you and your kids.