There are many interesting places in Bali, and one of the best places for you to bring your kids – is family-friendly Sanur in southeastern Denpasar.

Known for its beaches, one of the more famous beaches in Sanur is Matahari Terbit. It never fails to offer a beautiful view of the sunrise, and people who visit make sure to catch the sunrise at least once during their stay (around 5.30am for the best view, if you’re interested!).

Sanur is also a 30-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, and is sufficiently close enough for the kids (and parents) to have a peaceful ride to your stay.

There are many affordable beachfront accommodations in Sanur that are perfect for a family-friendly vacation – read on and find out more about this list!

If you’re unsure about where to stay on your next trip, check out our ultimate guide to the best places to stay in Bali.

Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.

1. Great things to do, great food to eat – Prama Sanur Beach Bali

Prama Sanur Beach Bali is located right on Mertasari Beach, where there’s plenty to see and do.

Before we talk about Prama Sanur, let’s talk about 3 potential adventures your kids will enjoy on Mertasari Beach.

Come down to the beach during low tide, and have fun exploring the marina around. Crabs, shells, starfish and more – the kids will get to have fun hands on experiences with marine life.


There’s a great variety of watersports available on the beach if you’re interested. (Prama Sanur provides watersports with RipCurl.)

Lastly, if you’re here during kite season, your kids will enjoy watching the kite teams keep the kites up in the sky – just imagine a beautiful scene of a sky full of kites!

Back to Prama Sanur, this property provides 2 outdoor pools for swimming and poolside lounging and a splash zone pool for the kids!

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They also have tennis and volleyball courts; pampering spa services and yoga; and fitness center.

You may also want to know that they have a kids club, so parents get to drop off their kids and take some time out for romance.


Surrounded by 15 acres of tropical gardens, this beautiful beachfront resort comes with 3 in-house restaurants and 2 bars (including a swim-up pool bar!).


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Whether it’s a mix of International and Asian cuisine at Tirta Restaurant; authentic hearty Italian at Basilico Restaurant; fine Indonesian dining at Lada Restaurant; or cocktails, pizzas and tapas at Bamboo Bar and Lounge – Prama Sanur ensures your body belly (and spirits) are kept happy and content!


Prama Sanur Beach Bali

Deluxe room from USD $92. Additional USD $25 for extra bed. (Cribs hire available)

Location: Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 288011

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2. Something a little more luxurious – Segara Village Hotel

Ever heard of a Jacuzzi Bar? Holy crap, by the time we got to the end of this list of amazing Sanur stays – an invigorating soak in this awesome Jacuzzi, coupled with a delicious cocktail in hand sounded absolutely p.e.r.f.e.c.t.

Segara Village Hotel definitely knows a little something about luxury with its amazing approach to hospitality, and here’s why:

  • Chic, well furnished rooms for maximum comfort


  • Facilities that cater for all your needs from exclusive romantic dinners for two, ladies’ program to keep her happy, surfing on ‘legendary surf breaks’ for him, playground and babysitting services for the kids, and more.


  • Spa at Segara for daily pampering

  • The Byrdhouse Beach Club that lets you “lounge, swim, dine and play” in a relatively more private stretch of beach


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  • THE Jacuzzi Bar


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Inspired by traditional Balinese villages, Segara Village offers villas located in the middle of tropical gardens with three outdoor pools and free Wi-Fi in public areas.


Sunrise views can be enjoyed along with your buffet breakfast at Beach Restaurant, and this beachfront restaurant also serves Asian and international dishes.


For other interesting activities at Segara Village, consider participating in the local market tour and cooking classes – as well as the weekly cultural evening featuring Balinese dance and music!

Segara Village Hotel

Bungalow room from USD $133, comes with 1 king size bed and 1 sofa bed. Additional USD $25 for extra bed. (Email to ask for a 2-storey bungalow)

Location: Jalan Segara Ayu, Sanur, Bali 80030, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 288407

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3. Looking for some bungalow bliss? – Besakih Beach Hotel

Located along the shores of Sanur Beach, Besakih Beach Hotel is an easy choice that’s both good and affordable. Fancy a family-friendly holiday that’s also an easy breezy beach vacation?


With its deluxe bungalows scattered along the coast, 2 beachfront restaurants (Nirvana Restaurant serves fresh seafood, Indonesian and European cuisine!), 2 swimming pools (and a kids pool for the young’uns) – you’ll basically be all set for a fantastic time with the family.


There’s a beach area with great privacy right by Besakih where your family can enjoy a picnic or two. If you want to head out, Sindhu Art Market is only a 5-minute walk away, while the main areas of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak are a 30-minute drive away.


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For the parents, be sure to pay Besakih’s day spa a visit to soothe your travel-frazzled nerves – and utilise the babysitting service, if you want to spend some quality couple time.


Regardless of which room/bungalow you choose, you’ll have a private patio overlooking the garden for those simple, blissful moments.


PS: If you’re looking to travel outside of Sanur, city tour arrangements and car rentals can be made at the tour desk!

Besakih Beach Hotel

From $63. Additional $22 for extra bed. (Email to ask for connecting rooms)

Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan No.45, Denpasar Selatan, Bali 80228, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 288423

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4. How about some fun family playoffs? – Mercure Resort Sanur

Located on the beach, Mercure Resort Sanur offers great Balinese-style accommodation – 41 traditional cottages with thatched roofs, private terraces and free Wi-Fi!


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For those with kids, Mercure Resort Sanur has 8 Family Suites with bunker beds for the kids and 47 connecting rooms where parents can have their own private space!


Surrounded by lush tropical landscape, Mercure also features 2 pools, and a spa. (What can we say – while the kiddos get to have fun at the beach and in the pools, the adults get to schedule some much needed downtime at the spa, right?)


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There are even tennis, volleyball and badminton courts at Resort Mercure Sanur for some fun family playoffs.

After having so much fun, your bellies will need food, and where best than the beachside Pandawa Restaurant where sea views accompany international dishes and live entertainment. (24-hour room service is also available!)

If the family is keen to venture out, there’s a free shuttle bus available to the local shopping area, bikes are available for rent, and the friendly staff can provide tour and vehicle rental services for your convenience.

There’s also a kids club if parents are looking for activities to keep your kids occupied with (and a place where they will be cared for), while you get away for little bit of romance!


Check out Mercure’s beach bar or the poolside bar if you’re looking to have a romantic toast to this perfect family vacation. Enjoy!

Mercure Resort Sanur

Deluxe king room from $70 (Please email to ask for Family Suites rate and availability for connecting rooms)

Location: Jl. Mertasari, Sanur, Sanur, Bali 80224, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 288833

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5. Interconnecting rooms and wonderful views – Respati Beach Hotel

With such a sweeping view of the Nusa Islands (Penida, Ceningan, and Lembongan), as well as the famed Mount Agung, Respati definitely gives you a view worth your money.

Welcome to your escape from the busier areas in Bali, for a relaxing vacation at Respati where comfort and affordable luxury awaits. A fusion of modern and traditional, the clean and welcoming rooms come with a plethora of amenities, including a private terrace for gazing out at the beautiful view.


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Of course, interconnecting rooms are available for families. If you’re a family of 2 adults, and 2 kids, you will be more than happy to book a stay here – especially since mommy and daddy will get a room all to yourselves.


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This means romance and intimacy, while on a family vacation with the kids! ;P

Visit Waroeng Nelajan for fresh seafood dinners, or a combination of Indonesian and Western fare when your belly needs some food.


Once you’ve filled up on fuel, indulge in energy-sapping activities by swimming at the pool, exploring the beach – or multiply the fun by renting Respati’s bikes and kayaks for a fun little workout.


Respati welcomes you and provides exactly that – rest and respite.

Respati Beach Hotel

From $75 (Email to ask for connecting rooms)

Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan No.33, Denpasar Sel., Bali 80228, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 288427

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6. The best of beachside living – Vila Shanti

Located on the beach and a convenient 5-minute walk from the center of Sanur, Vila Shanti’s prime location offers the best of beachside living.


To get your Bali beach holiday started, simply walk out of Vila Shanti and straight onto the beach, then settle into a lounge and there you go! It’s quiet and peaceful, quite unlike the party life in Kuta – making for a very family-friendly stay.


Keep an eye on your kids in the pool, as you sip juices poolside, before having a delicious meal at Vila Shanti’s beachfront restaurant. You can enjoy a variety of European and Chinese cuisines in Shanti Restaurant, and room service is also offered – so you can enjoy dining in the comfort of your room’s private garden view terrace. 🙂


(If you’re looking for a greater variety of food choices, easily make your way to central Sanur for some great bites.)


With a spa available in Vila Shanti, relaxation is also guaranteed! And for parents looking to bring their kids on adventures, check with the tour desk at Vila Shanti for help with arranging activities of parasailing, windsurfing and snorkeling.

PS: Cars and motorbikes can be rented at the front desk if you wish to journey around Sanur on your own. However, do be extremely careful if you choose to drive/ride around!

Vila Shanti

Standard room from $70. Additional USD $25 for extra bed. (Children under 2 stay for free.)

Location: JL.Danau Tamblingan No. 47, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia 80001
Contact: +0361 288 060

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7. The secluded beach paradise that’s all yours and more – Peneeda View Beach Hotel

Imagine walking along secluded white sandy beaches where paradise is all yours – then hopping into any of the 3 pools (+1 kiddy pool!) at Peneeda for a refreshing swim. This beachfront hotel gives as good as they’ve got with a fantastic location right on the beach, and all the fun facilities to boot.

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When you’re famished from all that walking, and swimming (and dare we say it – rest and relaxation) – simply head to the beachside restaurant. Enjoy your meal with the playful sea breeze blowing through your hair, and sounds of the lapping waves.

If you’re ready to get back to the pool after eating, there’s also a pool bar for drinks where the adults get to relax at, while the kids go swimming in the kiddy pool, or the other 3 pools!


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Other than that, there’s also a library and an Acoustic Music Bar for you to bring the kids to. For snacks, do try the Roadside Kebab and Crepes available at Peneeda. Something savoury, and something sweet for the perfect mid-day treat.

One fun fact to know: the rooms at Peneeda seem to have this pop art meets traditional Bali vibe. The walls are colourful with different textures and patterns, combined with traditional Balinese fittings and furnishings. It all comes together to create a cheerful environment that lifts your spirits rather unexpectedly.


Lastly, don’t forget to spend some time on the lovely beach, and simply unwind to some well-deserved family bonding


Peneeda View Beach Hotel

From $72 (For the 2-bedroom Family Suite)

Location: Jalan Danau Tamblingan No.89, Denpasar Selatan, Jl. Danau Tamblingan, Bali 80228, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 288425

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8. For a taste of true blue Bali – La Taverna

La Taverna offers beautiful accommodation with private balconies, just a few steps from its quiet beach. This resort is set in tropical gardens and offers an outdoor pool and a restaurant with beautiful sea views.


We found La Taverna’s vision most charming when we first chanced upon this quaint accommodation. “…To welcome guests from all walks of life, who come in search for a more authentic Bali.


If you’re interested in experiencing the idyllic old world charm of Bali at its best, La Taverna is just what you’re looking for.

The people behind La Taverna describe it best:
Here you can wake early to witness a legendary Sanur sunrise, the sky a beautiful fuchsia background to the magical, mystical Mount Agung.”

Apart from gorgeous views, you may also relax with a variety of body treatments, including traditional massage, or unwind in the resort pavilions. Resort gardens and the lovely Sanur Beach are ideal places for a leisurely stroll.


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When you’re getting hungry, simply make your way to the waterfront where La Taverna Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a variety of Italian and Indonesian dishes. There’s also a bar serving cocktails, other alcoholic beverages, and an assortment of fresh fruit drinks!

And if you (or the kids!) are getting restless for adventure, wander out and explore the many local boutiques, cafes and more. If not, La Taverna is an easy 20-minute drive from bustling Seminyak.

La Taverna

Family room (1 King bed and 2 single bed) from USD $165

Location: Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 29, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 288497

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9. Bring your kids on a sailboat exploration! – Inna Sindhu Beach Hotel

With their privileged beachfront location in Sanur, Bali, Inna Sindhu Beach is a mere 15-minute drive from Denpasar. (This means no restless and easily irritable kids on long car rides, thank goodness!)

Inna Sindhu is situated right on Sindhu Beach, home to traditionally colourful Balinese sailing boats. Not just any old picturesque place, your kids are sure to be fascinated with these colourful sailing boats – especially when they can get up close with the ones parked right on the beach!

Sindhu Beach is also relatively quiet and peaceful, and is thankfully safe for children to swim in. The reef protects the beach, so kids are much less likely to be dragged out to sea by rough waves.


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Apart from that, walking about Sindhu Beach will see you visiting fantastic beach markets, warungs and restaurants with great food.


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Once you’re done exploring Sindhu Beach, and the neighbouring areas, return to Inna Sindhu where there’s an outdoor pool and spa. Along with Inna Sindhu’s Matahari Restaurant where International and Indonesian food is served (with free internet access!).


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The resort’s bar by the beach also offers a variety of alcoholic beverages and fruit juices – which parents can indulge in as you relax on sun-loungers, while the kids play beach volleyball or table tennis!


Finally, rooms are always better with private balconies, and en-suite bathrooms with a bathtub and shower for those cosy nights in. Inna Sindhu is one of our favourite finds that has all of these and more, and we think you’ll love it here too.


PS: Inna Sindhu Beach is approximately two miles from Sanur Art Market, in case you’re interested!

Inna Sindhu Beach Hotel

From $68, Additional USD $22 for extra bed. (Please email for side-by-side rooms)

Location: Jl. Pantai Sindhu No. 14, Sanur, Bali 80227, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 288351

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While most people flock to more popular places like Kuta or Seminyak, Sanur is the perfect destination for a family vacation. This vibrant little fishing village is simply not as crowded, and has a quaint charm of its own.

With its beautiful white sand beaches, safe waters without rough waves that’s great for children to swim in, and plenty of other fun activities – the perfect vacation for both you and your kids awaits at family-friendly Sanur!

Are there any more Sanur beach hotels we have missed? Comment below to let us know!

PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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