Sanur Beach is for those who wish to enjoy the beach life sans the rowdy crowds. Also a 30-minute drive form Sunrise House, it has a relaxed coastal ambience and is the opposite of Kuta, both in characteristics and nuance. An eclectic mix of restaurants, shops and bars with innovative and modern entertainment venues makes Sanur Beach an ideal destination for some laid-back beach time. While here, do pay Pura Blanjong Temple and the Serangan Island Turtle Conservation Centre a visit.
"So this is the place I should have been for the last two months", was my first thought as I wound my way through a sexily curved hill. Padang Bai is a small, annexed fishing village with a little bay, a secret white sand beach (that's the beach's actual name) a few warungs and guest houses and some deep emerald hills directly behind. Despite its' fishy orientation there's a freshness there that is missing in South Bali. It's the lack of bike fumes and rubbish. Most people pass through on their way to get their rocks off on Gilli-T. Big mistake, this place gets my vibe.