Make your first trip to Nusa Dua a memorable one with this visitor’s 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 go on hunts for souvenirs and art items along Nusa Dua’s Jalan Pantai Mengiat. For a modern shopping scene, theres the huge Bali Collection complex that’s centrally positioned. If you’re an art lover, you can admire the expansive collection of art and artefacts at Pasifika Museum. Or, book a seat for the spectacular Devdan Show at the Nusa Dua Theatre near the bay. Follow on with a seaside dinner at the cluster of restaurants next door. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.
Nusa Dua was designed from the down-up to be an ‘all-inclusive’ type of tourist destination. It’s the most exclusive beachfront resort area on the island. The Indonesian stat-owned company, ITDC, oversees the administration and management of this complex of world-class hotels. Onsite is an upmarket shopping complex with well-maintained facilities and a luxurious 18-hole golf course. Visitors here enjoy Nusa Dua's stretch of white-golden sandy beaches and many other nearby highlights. It’s idyllic for honeymooners. Nusa Dua is also family-friendly.
WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT NUSA DUA:
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
WHAT IS LESS GOOD:
Self-contained and slightly remote location
Can seem a bit touristy with a sense of disconnection to the local culture
Nusa Dua’s beaches are among Bali's cleanest. They're also less crowded. There’s a good range of worthy sites to discover and great things to do in the luxury beach resort area. You can also ride a camel along these quiet coasts! There are some photogenic natural landmarks, and something for history and art lovers. Here are our top picks.
Pandawa Beach in Bali
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Water Blow in Nusa Dua
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Nusa Dua's nightlife scene may be somewhat low-key, but you can find great places to go to after dark with a more refined and cultured ambiance. There are luxurious bars featuring live piano soloists and jazz singers, lounges where you can sit back with fine cocktails and good company, and even open stages showing traditional dances regularly.
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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 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.
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Nusa Dua is Bali’s exclusive enclave of mostly five-star, international luxury chain hotels and resorts. Therefore, you’ll find no shortage of world-class dining options here. The gorgeous bay also hosts several standalone restaurants that serve an eclectic choice of cuisine with dramatic ocean views. Here are the best picks found in the area.
Staying in Nusa Dua means you are 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 seven kilometres of white sand.