Sanur is one of the oldest tourist regions in Bali, and yet has remained calm and quiet, run according to traditional principles by a tight-knit group of Balinese villages. Once the preferred choice of the stars, Sanur is now more focused on tranquility and relaxation. It is ideal for families, with a peaceful white sand beach fronting a calm section of the Indian Ocean that allows for water sports of all types. Sanur is also a base for diving and snorkeling. It is a great place to find mid-range accommodation, an affordably priced beachfront hotel, or a villa for longer stay. Tradition is strong in the area, which is known as a center for magic, meaning that visitors get a true taste of Bali while still having access to modern amenities.