Grand Bali Beach Hotel


Built in the Sukarno-era, this vast hotel is now slowly fading away. Local leaders, properly horrified at its outsized bulk, imposed the famous rule that no building could be higher than a coconut palm.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Sanur attractions

1. Museum Le Mayeur

0.16 MILES

Artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres (1880–1958) arrived in Bali in 1932, and married the beautiful Legong dancer Ni Polok three years later, when she…

2. Turtle Tanks

0.52 MILES

An engaging display about Bali's endangered sea turtles that usually includes some young hatchlings.

3. Small Temple

0.95 MILES

Amid the tourist bustle, this little shrine is shaded by huge trees.

4. Beachfront Walk

1.35 MILES

Sanur’s beachfront walk was the first in Bali and has been delighting locals and visitors alike from day one. More than 4km long, it curves past resorts,…

5. Taman Festival Bali

1.35 MILES

One of the more unusual Bali attractions, Taman Festival Bali is an abandoned theme park about a 20-minute drive north of Sanur. Some say that the 8…

6. Sanur Beach

1.73 MILES

Sanur Beach curves in a southwesterly direction and stretches for more than 5km. It is mostly clean and overall quite serene – much like the town itself…

7. Fishing Boats

1.86 MILES

Just south of the old Hyatt is a long area where multihued fishing boats are pulled ashore and repaired under the trees.

8. Bali Orchid Garden


Orchids thrive in Bali's warm weather and rich volcanic soil. At this garden you can see thousands of orchids in a variety of settings. It's 3km north of…