Water Blow in Nusa Dua lets you witness the awesome power of nature as large waves from the Indian Ocean constantly crash against the jagged limestone edges on the peninsula’s south-eastern cliff. You can easily reach this purpose-built lookout along paved footpaths on the southern half of the ‘twin islands’. Here you’ll find 240 degrees of dramatic seascape, with the irregular splashes and sprays simply adding to the fun of it.
An arch reading ‘Water Blow’ overhead leads you to the site, and a stone slab cautions visitors with inscriptions that read, “Strong Currents”, “Sudden Drop Off”, “Dangerous Shorebreak”, “Slippery Rocks”, “High Surf” and “Sharp Coral” along the way. Indeed, the crashing waves can reach up to several metres high. The lookout is a circular cement stage bordered by guardrails. It is built with a large stone in the middle with benches where you can take a seat and wait for each wave.
Enjoy the sweeping views and approach the Water Blow site at your own risk – the large surges can be dangerous, and there are no lifeguards around. The so called ‘water blows’ result from the narrowing crag below the cliff face that channel a massive surge of water up to 30m high from its base following strong currents. While it is a pleasant view for taking photos, be sure to protect your camera gear from the unpredictable splashes and sprays. The chances of getting completely drenched are extremely high.
This southern peninsula offers leisure walks along the paths that line its circumference, and it serves as a favourite weekend spot for locals and guests staying at the nearby resorts, including the likes of Grand Hyatt Bali and Inaya Putri Bali, with its flowering gardens and green lawns. The Water Blow site serves as a great stopover to cool off or catch a breath in between walks or jogs. The site allows free access for the public.
- Location: Southern Peninsula, Nusa Dua