10 Best Attractions in Nusa Dua
Best Things to See in Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua attractions can take up a sizable chunk of your Bali photo albums and travel diaries, with a whole range of worthy sites and highlights to discover in this luxury beach resort area. The main attractions are the beaches of Nusa Dua, comprising Pantai Mengiat at its midsection, and Geger Beach further south with its picturesque cliff-top temple, and there’s Sawangan which forms part of the Grand Nikko Bali beachfront. Here you can also find the island’s only camel safaris.
Besides the beautiful bay to swim and snorkel in, Nusa Dua peninsula’s unique namesake twin islands serve as natural landmarks of the area. For art lovers, there’s Museum Pasifika, which houses a vast collection of rare art from around Asia and the Pacific region. Here we present the best sites and things to see and do while in Bali’s Nusa Dua area.
- Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour
- Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
- Private Sunset at Tanah Lot Temple with Dinner
- Kintamani Volcano, Ubud & Barong Dance Performance
- Whitewater Rafting on the Ayung River
- Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Private East Coast Tour
- Bali Hai Dolphin Cruise
- Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip
- Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion
Devdan, Treasure of the Archipelago, is the sole highlight performance at the Nusa Dua Theatre, presenting a 90-minute journey through the Indonesian archipelago. The numerous acts follow a fun storyline, narrated and acted by a boy and girl who discover a magical chest filled with items representing each island and culture. Stunning choreography by skilled dancers and acrobats provide non-stop thrills, with dances reflecting the diverse cultures of Indonesia, from Bali to Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Papua. The props are also visually stunning, combined with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, from rotating stages, pyrotechnics and artificial rain. Read More...
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- Location: Beside the Bali Collection, Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua Beach, locally referred to as Pantai Mengiat, is the main beach in the area accessible from one of the main gateways near the midsection of the Bali Tourism Development Complex gardens. The coast spans the beachfronts of several five-star resorts, including the Grand Hyatt Bali and the Ayodya Resort. Featuring an offshore reef break, the waters closer to the beach are calm and great for swimming and snorkeling, while the waves beyond offer great surfing playgrounds. Some of the local fishermen also head out to sea from this beach with their traditional wooden boats, while tour operators offer glass-bottom boat rides and fishing trips.
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- Location: Nusa Dua bay, Nusa Dua
The two Nusa Dua islands are where this whole area got its name from. Actually meaning ‘two islands’ in the local tongue, Nusa Dua surrounds a small bay that offers great swimming, and both of the islands host a set of unique attractions. The southern island is slightly larger than the northern one, featuring a vast grassy field where numerous international events and banquets have been held. On any other day, it is a great recreational area dotted with sparsely spaced and shaded pavilions, and several monuments. A small temple, Pura Bias Tugel, is nearby on the sandy area, and at the rocky hills bordering the sea is the ‘water blow’ that offer a spectacle of crashing waves against the limestone cliffs.
- Location: Nusa Dua Beach
Museum Pasifika presents a collection of historical artifacts and cultural and artistic items from over 200 artists from 25 countries. Dominated by cultural and Balinese life themes, here you can witness the works of Balinese painter Nyoman Gunarsa and Javanese artist Raden Saleh, among the most notable figures in Indonesian art. Eleven display rooms each house a different set of art. Rooms one to five, feature Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, French, and Indo-European respectively. The other rooms host temporary exhibitions, and items from Southeast Asia, and don’t miss the intriguing ‘tapa’ bark artwork of Oceania and the Pacific, and exotic paintings from China and Japan. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
- Location: Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC), Block P, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 774 935
Bali Camel Safaris offer a unique way to experience the beach on the southern Sawangan coast of Nusa Dua. Well-trained camels take you on a steady and peaceful ride along the gorgeous white-golden beach of Nusa Dua, starting from the beachfront of the Nikko Bali Resort & Spa. Various packages are available, with combinations of lunch, water sports and extra excursions. If you opt for a tour that includes meals, the lunch stop will be at Geger Beach. Camel rides are for a minimum booking of two persons, and the more the merrier as you go down the beach on a Sahara-like caravan with friends or family. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00, 10:30, 14:00, and 15:30
- Location: Nikko Bali Resort & Spa, Sawangan Beach, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 776 755
Geger Temple is a historical and cultural bastion amidst the modern five-star luxury resorts that dominate the Nusa Dua beach resort area. Namesake of the stretch of white sand that it looms over from above a limestone cliff, the temple offers a great setting for those who love landscape photography, and on clear mornings you can enjoy panoramas north over the bay with Mount Agung on the horizon. Once a quiet and barren coastline with local seaweed farmers tending to their crops, the bay now adjoins the beachfront of the five-star Mulia Resort.
- Location: Geger Beach, Peminge Village, Nusa Dua
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, or ‘GWK’, is within a 20-minute drive southwest from the main Nusa Dua hub, up in the hills of Ungasan. The centerpiece is the to-be-assembled gigantic statue that depicts the typical artistic Balinese rendering of Hindu god Vishnu, riding on the back of the mythical Garuda eagle. The current separate parts, such as the upper head and the torso form different compounds within the complex, and the Garuda head forms the main backdrop of the vast ‘lotus pond’ multifunction area, where rock concerts and lavish banquets have been held. Segway tours are available onsite. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 08:00-22:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Jimbaran
Formerly the Bali Golf & Country Club, the Bali National Golf Club is both an attraction and a sporting activity zone. The golf course covers a considerable portion on the south of the Bali Tourism Development Complex, and features well-manicured, flowering gardens that appeal to the eye with its vast undulating greens. This Robin Nelson and Rodney Wright designed Hawaiian-styled golf course now features new Paspalum turf, with scalloped bunkering lining most fairways and elevated greens. The course now plays to over 7100 yards from the tips. The club has a modern clubhouse and restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean. A driving range with putting greens provides a great spot for warm-ups. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
Pandawa Beach, or ‘Pantai Pandawa’ among locals, features a kilometer-long coast that is ‘hidden’ behind limestone cliffs. The beach is within eight kilometres’ drive southwest from the main Nusa Dua hub. The beach offers impressive ocean panoramas and huge limestone cliffs that were cut through to make way for its winding road. The ocean-facing cliffs down the slope feature deeply carved arches installed with large statues, each depicting a hero from the Mahabharata epic, the ‘five Pandawas’, hence the name of the beach. Numerous water sport gear rentals and restaurants serving snacks and refreshments line the beach. Read More...
- Location: Kutuh Village, Jimbaran
Puja Mandala is a unique cultural and religious complex consisting of the different places of worships of the five main religions in Indonesia. Literally ‘hill of worship’, Puja Mandala is only a few minutes’ drive up from Nusa Dua’s main Bali Tourism Development Complex hub. A picturesque two-hectare hilltop comprises a Buddhist temple, a Hindu temple, a Catholic Church, a Protestant Church and an Islamic mosque, and is meant to be a landmark and epitome of religious harmony. The complex is both a destination highlight and each serve as functional places of worship among followers of the five religions, hosting weddings and celebrating holy days of the respective faiths. Visitors are welcome.
- Location: Jalan Kurusetra, Kampial Village, Nusa Dua
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