Reputed as the most lavish beach resort of Bali, Nusa Dua is a sparkling enclave that was purpose-built to present the splendour and beauty of the island to top-end international tourists. Nusa Dua is known for its world-class luxury resorts, elite golf courses, deluxe spas, and international standard convention centres, all lining along the vast stretches of white sandy beaches. Every year, thousands of families, honeymooners and solo travellers visit Nusa Dua to enjoy their time watching the deep blue sea and pristine beaches or getting indulged in various watersport activities available at this luxury resort area.
Nusa Dua is all about spending your time in total comfort. The resort enclave has three gates: Main Gate, North Gate and South Gate. Some resorts have private beaches for their visitors; however, other areas are easily accessible for general public. Just north of Nusa Dua lies the Tanjung Benoa area, appearing like a fingerlike projection when seen from a plane. This fishing village also offers a range of water sports facilities as well as many mid-range and budget hotels difficult to find in Nusa Dua.
Where is it
Nusa Dua is located about 11 km from Kuta and 21 km southwest of Denpasar in South Bali.
To have fun with your family or as a solo travelers at a luxury beach resort and return with completely re-revitalized and re-inspired mind and body. Nusa Dua is also famous for its private beach and it was listed as one of our Top 10 Best Bali Beaches! It is also one of the Top 10 Must Visit Places in Bali.
When is the best time to go
Nusa Dua, located in Bali Island, enjoys a tropical climate. The rainy season here lasts from October to March. The best time to visit Nusa Dua is period from May to August when the weather remains pleasant and cool, just perfect for exploring tourist attraction or enjoying adventurous activities.
What to see
Geger Beach – locally known as Pantai Geger. This beach lies in Sawangan area, about 3 km from Nusa Dua. It is a public beach, considered safe for swimming. You can also enjoy some delicious snacks at the beach side warungs at this beach.
Water Blow Rock Formation – located north of Grand Hyatt Hotel. This site is worth watching for the rock formation and the giant splash formed due to the collision of water waves with rock walls. From a distance, splashing water appears like milky white foam sliding down from the top of the rock.
What to do
Water sports – there are many companies in Nusa Dua that offer equipment on rent for water activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, etc. There are some excellent surfing sites here that remain crowded during ideal weather conditions. Tourists can enjoy sports like tennis, gym and squash in some of the five-star hotels and resorts.
Spa – Enjoy some pampering with selection of choices for spa, one of the latest in Nusa Dua, SPA Healthland, incorporates “medical-spa” concept which involves preventing ilness and improve well-being.
What and where to eat
Restaurants in all luxury hotels and resorts in Nusa Dua offer a wide array of culinary delights to visitors ranging from Balinese to Indonesian and continental food. Warungs along the Jalan Srikandi in Bualu village offer authentic Balinese food at much cheaper prices. Benoa Cafe, Bumbu Bali, Café Bagus, and Kacak Bali are some of the reasonably priced restaurants in Tanjung Benoa area. If you are going for more of an upmarket and also craving for fresh seafood and some wine, go to Kendi Kuning Restaurant which is located in between Tanjong Benoa and Nusa Dua.
Where to stay
Most accommodation in Nusa Dua enclave is of luxurious nature, at the highest end the famous St. Regis Bali Resort, Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa & Spa and Samabe Bali Suites & Villas, while in comparison the more affordable luxury would be INAYA Putri Bali and The Laguna *. Many luxury hotels offer substantial discounts during low season. For budget and mid-range options, you’ll have to explore the Tanjung Benoa area.
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How to get there
Ngurah Rai International Airport is located about 8 km from Nusa Dua. Garuda Indonesia, Singapore Airlines, and Thai International are among the main carriers that offer flights to this airport. From the airport, you have options of hiring a prepaid taxi or a metred taxi. A pre-paid taxi fare costs between Rp 90,000 and 115,000. Metred taxis are cheaper than a prepaid taxi but they don’t enter the main airport area and you’ll have to walk a few hundred metre distance to avail this option. If you are coming from Denpasar, you can use the public transport dark-blue bemos that depart from Tegal bemo station at Denpasar or a taxi. Bemos are not allowed to enter the Nusa Dua area, and you’ll have to either walk the distance (about 2 km) or hire a taxi from the entry gate.
How to get around
Metered taxis are freely available to get around in Nusa Dua and Tenjung Benoa areas. Another option is the public bemos that regularly ply around two resort areas. Rented bicycles and cars, available at many hotels, can also be used to explore the area. .
Where to go nearby
Denpasar – the administrative capital of Bali. Puputan Square, Bali Museum, Taman Budaya Cultural Center, Pasar Badung and Pasar Kumbasari are some of the best sites to explore in Denpasar.
Kuta– located about 11 km from Nusa Dua and famous for its magnificent sandy beaches and dynamic nightlife. Surfing, shopping, eating, and partying are some of the favourite activities to enjoy while in Kuta.
Serangan or Turtle Island – a turtle conservation island where you can see hatching of turtle eggs in traditional houses.