First Time in Nusa Dua - What to Do

Nusa Dua Survival Guide

Your first time in Nusa Dua can be a memorable one with this survival guide to this luxury resort area. You’ll find great things to see and do here. The resort you’re staying at in Nusa Dua will most likely already provide you with wonderful dining, pampering and leisure beach activities. Here, we show some places you can head to beyond your resort’s gardens.

You can find souvenirs and art items along Nusa Dua’s Jalan Pantai Mengiat. For a modern shopping scene, there’s the huge Bali Collection complex. If you’re an art lover, you can admire the expansive collection of art and artefacts at Pasifika Museum. Follow that with a seaside dinner at the cluster of restaurants next door. Here are a few other ideas to get you started.

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Nusa Dua at a Glance

Nusa Dua was designed from the ground up to be an ‘all-inclusive’ type of tourist destination. It’s the most exclusive beachfront resort area on the island, overseen and administered by a state-owned company. Alongside the world-class resorts, you’ll find an upmarket shopping complex with well-maintained facilities and a luxurious 18-hole golf course. You can enjoy a beautiful stretch of white-golden sandy beaches and many other nearby highlights.

  • Most of the luxury resorts here are along the beachfront
  • Secure, exclusive and far away from the crowds
  • Good for luxury travellers, as well as families and honeymooners
  • Self-contained and slightly remote location
  • Can seem a bit disconnected from the local culture

Things You Can Do in Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua’s beaches are among Bali's cleanest, and are also less crowded than others. There’s a good range of places to discover and great things to do in the luxury beach resort area. Uniquely, you can ride a camel along these quiet coasts! There are some photogenic natural landmarks, as well as some attractions for history and art lovers. The following are our top picks of things to see and do during your first time in Nusa Dua.

  • Pandawa Beach in Bali

    Pandawa Beach in Bali

    Pandawa Beach is one of Bali’s southernmost beaches, featuring a fine kilometre coastal stretch ‘hidden’ behind carved Read More»

  • Museum Pasifika in Bali

    Museum Pasifika

    Museum Pasifika presents an Asia-Pacific melting pot of culture with works from more than 200 artists from 25 countries, Read More»

  • Water Blow in Nusa Dua

    Witness the awesome power of nature alongside dramatic Nusa Dua seascapes from this lookout at the peninsula’s Read More»

Best Places to Go at Night in Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua's nightlife scene is somewhat low-key. However, you can find great places to go after dark, offering a refined and cultured ambiance. There are luxurious bars featuring live piano soloists and jazz singers. Alternatively, there are lounges where you can sit back with fine cocktails and good company, and even open stages showing traditional dances regularly. Among the sophisticated nightlife of Nusa Dua, these are our personal favourites.

  • Devdan Show

    Devdan Show is a 90-minute theatrical show that is great for the whole family, which you can enjoy four times a week at Read More»

  • King Cole Bar at the St. Regis

    The King Cole Bar at the St. Regis in Bali has an illustrious history based on many of the traditions first started at Read More»

  • Sakala Beach Club at Mantra Sakala Resort & Beach Club

    Mantra Sakala Resort and Beach Club offers all the perks of a luxurious beach resort in Tajung Benoa, just north of Nusa Read More»

Best Places to Shop in Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is home to a select group of shopping spots, which offer a nice variety of goods. Although you may find art and fashion boutiques within your hotel, you can also head out for a shopping adventure. Start with a leisurely walk down the art shop-lined Jalan Pantai Mengiat. Be sure to check out Bali Collection, the area’s largest shopping complex. If you like shopping and this is your first time in Nusa Dua, be sure to add the following places to your plan.

  • Bali Collection

    Bali Collection

    Bali Collection is a lavish shopping, dining and entertainment complex set within the Bali Tourism Development Read More»

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Great Restaurants We Like in Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is Bali’s exclusive enclave of mostly five-star, international luxury brand hotels and resorts. Therefore, you’ll find no shortage of world-class dining options here. The gorgeous bay also hosts several standalone restaurants, serving an eclectic choice of cuisine with dramatic ocean views. Unfortunately, there aren’t many little local places. If you try nowhere else during your trip to Nusa Dua, we strongly recommend having at least one meal at the following three places.

Sunday Brunch at Sofitel Bali

Cut Catch Cucina at Sofitel Bali

Cut Catch Cucina at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort offers foodies a mid-morning treat with some of the finest Read More...

Kayuputi Restaurant at the St. Regis Bali Resort

Kayuputi Restaurant at the St. Regis Bali

Kayuputi Restaurant at St. Regis Bali Resort on the southern coast of Nusa Dua offers fine dining with Asian inspired Read More...

Nusa Dua Beach Grill in Bali

Nusa Dua Beach Grill is a secluded surf bar and seafood grill that enjoys a prime location in Nusa Dua. The restaurant Read More...

Hotels in Nusa Dua We Recommend to our Friends

Staying in Nusa Dua means you’ll enjoy a holiday in one of the most luxurious tropical five-star resort addresses in the world. It’s where you can find the most beautiful and sophisticated beachfront resorts in Bali, mostly with landscaped tropical gardens that border the shared total stretch of 7 km of white sand. Naturally, there aren’t too many budget or mid-range properties to choose from. Among the outstanding places to stay for your first time in Nusa Dua, we strongly recommend the following.

The St. Regis Bali Resort

The St.Regis Bali has a gorgeous beachfront extending from Geger Beach, just south of the Nusa Dua peninsula.Its collection of Read More...

Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa

Located in Nusa Dua, Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa is by the sea, within a 5-minute drive of Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre and Read More...

Rumah Bali

With a stay at Rumah Bali in Nusa Dua, you'll be near the beach, a 4-minute walk from Tanjung Benoa and a 3-minute drive from Bali Read More...


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