Nusa Dua Destination
Nusa Dua is known as an enclave of large international 5-star resorts in south-eastern Bali. It is located 40 kilometres from Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, and administered under South Kuta District. The name Nusa Dua is derived from the two small islands to the east and about 20 minutes from the international airport, Ngurah Rai. Though it’s the most developed area in Bali, it still houses many temples, a museum, and lots of other attractions.
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Nusa Dua, from the start, was designed to be an ‘all-inclusive’ type of tourist destination. Proof lies in the pristine Bali Tourism Development Centre’s (BTDC’s) complex of world-class hotels, the up-market Bali Collection shopping square with its very well-maintained facilities, the area’s luxurious 18-hole golf course, clean white-golden sandy beaches and much more.
The enclave is an idyllic place for honeymooners and for those who bring the entire family, the white sand and shallow waters are ideal for children to play in while lifeguards keep a watchful eye. The 24/7 security staff on patrol or stationed at each complex’s gate is its way of providing the best security system for the big-spending tourists as well as foreign dignitaries on a business trip as the Bali Tourism Development Centre is an official venue for international conferences, congresses, meetings, and more.
The higher prices and rates in Nusa Dua inevitably reflect its combination of first-class service, high quality facilities, and cultural and historical relics Bali is rich in.
Nusa Dua Beaches When entering the Bali Tourism Development Centre Complex, you’ll find three pathways to the beach. The two entrances within easy reach of the Bali Collection’s Gate C are the most popular and lead to the public beach between the Grand Bali Hyatt and Melia Bali Villas. It is covered with white-golden sand and cleaner than the beaches at Kuta or Seminyak. There is also a jogging and bicycle path with an information map of the area.
Geger Beach With calm turquoise-blue water and white-golden sand, Geger Beach has become one of Bali’s top beach destinations in recent years. It’s peaceful with a few seaweed farmers and no noisy vendors. One or two kiosks rent surfboards and swimming and sunbathing are the main activities plus there are a few small eateries that also rent sun loungers. Geger Beach ends at the cliff where Geger Temple is nestled at the top, but you can get to a solitary beach behind the cliff during low ebbs.
Bali Golf & Country Club Ranked by Fortune Magazines as one of the best five in Asia, the internationally designed 18-hole Bali Golf & Country Course sports the motto 'where every day is a great golf day'. The par here is 72 and the longest hole is the seventh. The course has spectacular background views of the rain forest-clad hills, the Indian Ocean, and the infinite-looking green carpet with giant coconut groves, birds, as well as flowers. It also has Callaway club and Oakley golf shoes rentals, Club Car Precedent buggy fleet with fully stocked beverage cooler boxes, Pro Shop, spacious locker rooms, swimming pool, restaurants, bars, VIP lounges, shuttle vans for pick-ups as well as drop-offs from surrounding hotels, and a Balinese-style clubhouse.
Museum Pasifika represents the Asia-Pacific melting pot of cultures with works from more than 200 artists, 350 paintings, and 250 historical objects. Rooms one to five, feature the works of artists in Indonesia, be they Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, French, and Indo-European. Temporary exhibitions are held in Room six. Room seven is dedicated to art from Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia, while Room eight represents the Polynesians and Tahitians. Paintings of Aloi Pilioko and Nicolai Michoutouchkine are displayed in Room nine, with some premier works of art from Vanuatu and the Pacific Islands. ‘Tapas’ (bark artwork) of Oceania and Pacific are shown in Room 10, while Room 11 exhibits several paintings from Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and the Philippines. The central outdoor yard is used for special events such as book launchings. Museum Pasifika is not only a great international tourist attraction; it is also a social and educational centre for both schoolchildren and artists.
Puja Mandala is a perfect example of how five religions can live harmoniously side-by-side despite their differences. The complex consists of the Hindu Jagatnatha Temple, the Buddhist Budhina Guna Temple, the Catholic Bunda Maria Segala Bangsa church, the Protestant Jemaat Bukit Doa church, and the Ibnu Batutah Mosque. There have never been any conflicts here as the level of religious tolerance is high.
Bali Camel Safari adds to the list of Nusa Dua's activities with its well-trained camels. All journeys take place along the beautiful white-golden beach of Nusa Dua with the starting point at the Sawangan Beach of Nikko Bali Resort & Spa. With a minimum of two persons aged between one and 70 years old, packages range from a one-hour camel safari, followed by lunch, parasailing, banana boat, and a Turtle Island glass-bottom boat trip to a one-hour two-camel safari for a pre-wedding photo shoot.
Spa & Massages As a high-end holiday destination, Nusa Dua enjoys the reputation of being one of the best spa areas on the island. Many resorts offer journeys of indulgence and relaxation into health and harmony in varying atmospheres. Spa centres are peppered along Jalan bypass Ngurah Rai Nusa Dua.
Candraloka Amphitheatre is Nusa Dua’s famous amphitheatre that hosts the annual Nusa Dua Festival, the Underground Music Parade, and many other events. The facilities comprise at least 5,000 seats, an excellent stage, a good lighting setup, and a 3,000-watt sound system – designed to host local and international cultural events.
BONEKA Restaurant, offers more than just a hotel buffet breakfast. Wagyu beef, lobster, veal liver, French toast croissant, foie gras with fried eggs and more are available on the menu apart from the wide choice of buffet dishes. The cold dishes, sashimi, sushi, oyster, cheese, seafood barbeque and everything else are all freshly prepared. Bring your little ones along to this smart-casual eatery as they have a kids area with a clown, candy floss, and popcorn.
YAKINIKU SAMA SAMA Restaurant, is a modern Japanese restaurant. Each table is equipped with a smokeless grill for you to cook with. A 90-minute ‘all you can eat’ menu is available and their ‘Special Offer’ covers a premium or regular set of daily fresh meat (both local and imported) with free flow beer, soda, as well as juices. The eatery holds up to 120 persons with an eight-seat private room and free transport in Nusa Dua, Kuta, and Sanur.
ULAM Restaurant may look old and far from modern, but it’s renowned for delivering satisfying service year after year. As a Balinese and seafood restaurant, Ulam’s specialities feature a seafood basket, grilled fish, the seafood parade, the Indonesian rijsttafel (A dishful of rice with small portions of side dishes), and megibung (Bali’s version of a communal meal). VIP rooms are available and Ulam also features free transport in Nusa Dua and Jimbaran.
THE BALINESE THEATRE, Located at the Ayodya Resort, Balinese Theatre Restaurant's concept is derived from the combination of an open-air amphitheatre and a restaurant. Waiters wear Balinese traditional clothes as they welcome guests by scattering aromatic flower petals. The buffet is ranged on each side of the stage and what’s on offer ranges from sushi, Peking duck, nasi goreng (fried rice), to various desserts. Live traditional acts are performed every night while guests enjoy their food and some dancers may also invite guests to dance with them after dinner is finished.
SLAVYANKA, is the first Russian restaurant on the island. The nine-page menu covers food from the Far East to Europe and practical suggestions of drinks and appetizers, as well as interesting dishes: plates of iced caviar with a stack of blinis on the side as its popular entrée, pilgrim's bag of creamy pork & mushrooms, the famous borsht – (the Ukrainian combination of meat, beetroot, potatoes, cabbage and carrots, all cooked in a meat bouillon of beef or pork) and much more.
RAJA'S An award-winning beachfront restaurant, Raja’s serves Bali culinary, it features a royal-themed, well-illuminated wooden interior as well as exterior, complemented by the unique Balinese décor of crafts and fabrics. You can choose to dine indoors or outdoors and a group up to ten persons can book the Princess room.
PASAR SENGGOL A tribute to Bali’s rich culture in a well-maintained place is the Grand Hyatt Bali’s Pasar Senggol. It is the resort’s regular and main evening happening as every night is highlighted by live performances like the hypnotic ‘Kecak’ dance or the legendary Ramayana ballet. As in a local market, food stalls as well as trolleys of both Indonesian and Balinese dishes are set up. Local artisans creating and selling their goods occupy the pathways to the Pasar Senggol entry, giving the atmosphere of a true Balinese night market.
OCEAN TERRACE Restaurant is where to go to have a romantic dinner under palm trees on the edge of the only white-sand beach in Bali, accompanied by a mix of classical music tunes on a grand piano and the sound of the lapping waves on the shore. As Laguna Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, its forte lies in the fresh seafood catches that are kept in giant fish tanks surrounding the open kitchen, along with Asian and Continental creative dishes of meat, poultry, and vegetables.
MATSURI Restaurant is a formal high-class Japanese restaurant in the area of the Bali Collection that focuses on grilled dishes and teppanyaki. The airy atmosphere here is complemented by typical Japanese wall decorations, and lanterns. The fare includes miso soup, ginger fried pork, ramen broths, Kobe beef, 12-piece tuna roll and much more. Large delectable portions come with prices to match and several VIP rooms are available.
KAYUPUTI Restaurant Set in the elegant St. Regis resort, Kayuputi means ‘white wood’. The high-ceilinged restaurant features a two-storey wine cellar with a sommelier, an intimate champagne bar with white sofas, a fine cigars humidor, and an open kitchen where you can watch how the food is prepared by the restaurant's creative team. The menu mixes Asian flavours with classic Western influences, ranging from Australian wagyu beef, fresh local seafood, imported Japanese fish, organic produce, vegetarian selections, oysters, to ‘Sturia’ and ‘Prunier’ choices of caviar.
Where to stay in Nusa Dua Area
Designed with an artist’s eye to celebrate space and Bali’s natural beauty, Amanusa is a place which encourages guests to unwind in peace, in a soothing setting, with suites, restaurants and other facilities offering every conceivable convenience and comfort. A smooth manicured golf course, one of the best in Asia, separates the resort from the deep blue of the Indian Ocean.
Tranquility and barefoot elegance entwine on the soft, sandy beaches of Nusa Dua, the Garden of Bali. Swim through calm blue lagoons and savour the feeling of a lavishly appointed private residence. This St. Regis address is like no other.
Revel in the spacious luxury of 121 suites and villas, each beautifully appointed with handcrafted Balinese art, inviting balconies and large marble bathrooms. Fragrant gardens and private pools surround magnificent villas and residences.
The Bale, member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is a unique boutique resort located on the hillside of Bali's fashionable Nusa Dua area, overlooking the Indian Ocean and walking distance from the secluded, white sandy beach of Geger.
It is only 12 km away from Ngurah Rai International Airport, 20 minutes by car. And also close to Bali Golf & Country Club and shopping center
KAYU MANIS NUSA DUA
Famous for its stretches of long white sandy beaches and upscale resort facilities, Nusa Dua is also home to the exclusive world of Kayumanis. Kayumanis Nusa Dua is a serene setting of quiet sophistication and understated elegance. An exclusive enclave of luxuriously appointed pavilions, each offers unrivalled space, exceptional comfort, and complete privacy within secluded walled gardens.
The Conrad Bali Resort & Spa's range of recreation facilities includes a 33-metre swimming pool, jogging track with landscaped gardens, a wide range of water sports, floodlit tennis courts, a modern Fitness Centre and the luxury Jiwa Spa. The Conrad Jiwa Spa offers a wide selection of aromatherapy treatments. Kura-Kura Club is the hotel's children's activity programme, offering fun-filled activities designed specially for the hotel's younger guests. The Conrad Bali Resort & Spa also offers guest boutiques and a full-service Business Centre.
The Royal Santrian is an elegant haven by the sea, a collection of luxury villas designed to fulfill your desires for seclusion, comfort and the good life. The resort's 2.5 hectares of lush tropical gardens slope gently down to a sparkling white sand beach. In these verdant and peaceful surroundings, you are invited to indulge in a taste of truly royal Balinese hospitality. J
GRAND HYATT BALI
Easily among the best Bali luxury resorts, the refurbished Grand Hyatt Bali sports a jaunty new look with 648 rooms including suites, and villas, most with balconies or private gardens. As the hotel is well spread out, the scale of this family friendly resort is not always apparent. Yet private space is easy to come by.
THE BALI KAMA
A lavish privacy meets the hype bash. The Bali Khama is embracing a sleek concept of a beach resort and spa. It is a supreme definition of a contemporary fusion Balinese style with uncompromising panoramic view and access to the private beach. Located in the most prominent area of the island, Nusa Dua, the compound is dedicated to indulge each personage into a hip and sleek treat in the island.