Sanur beach in Bali is a great spot to check out. It’s not the prettiest beach I’ve been on, but it is pretty good. Some things you’ll find here that make it a little shady include aggressive hawkers. (A shirt starts at 180,000 idr. 40,000k is what I paid.) Sanur beach is different from Kuta beach in that it caters more to families and honeymooners.
You’ll find fun events like Octoberfest , put on by the locals. They constantly have daily events so don’t just skip it. I’d recommend exploring the entire length of the beach in two days. It’s a long beach sprawling over 6kms. Giant hotel properties dominate the length of the beach. If you’re looking for the best place to retire cheap, then you’re also looking for good deals. The beach is surprisingly not too expensive for food or drinks. You can get a large Bintang for 35,000 idr and banana pancakes for 20,000. This is about the same price as in town. Some places charge you service and tax, some don’t. Ask before you order.
Another thing about Sanur beach is that even though the beach is public, loungers are for hotel gusts or rental. On average if you really want you can find just as good a spot, just bring your own towel. Don’t just go on a lounger, they will definitely catch you.
Even though I talked about ultra agressive hawkers, there are no hawkers on the beach itself. They are on the boardwalk, so if you stay on the beach you are fine. What you will find are also are tons of places offering massages (not dirty). A massage on the beach, while looking at the ocean is roughly 70,000 idr. I say roughly because they’ll start bargaining at 120,000 idr. There are a lot of places for beach massage, so you don’t need to go with the first person you see.
It’s definitely worth checking out Sanur beach when in Bali! Grab a fire roasted corn for 10,000 idr! I hope this article helped you with your quest of finding the best country to retire cheap. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more tips and articles on finding the cheapest places to retire. And if you liked the article, please share on social media (I’d love it if you did!)