The Nusa Dua nightlife scene is similar to its Ubud counterpart, where activities after dark are more refined and cultured than those you would encounter at the livelier haunts of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. Nevertheless, you can find several places to go for some great entertainment and a memorable night out.
Most of the resorts in Nusa Dua feature a bar or lounge where you can enjoy great cocktails and good company in cosy surrounds or with open stages where exotic cultural performances are presented alongside lavish buffets. Others are standalone venues, each offering different menus and music for a pleasurable evening. Here are all the best places to go at night while in Nusa Dua.
- Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Bathe & Breakfast with the Elephants
- Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
- Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion
- Romantic Aristocat Evening Cruise with 5-Course Dinner
- Bali White Water Rafting at Telaga Waja River
- Fast-Track Waterbom Bali Admission
- Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip
- Private East Coast Tour
- Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour
Devdan is one of the island’s best theatre shows, featuring nightly, four times a week at the Bali Nusa Dua Theatre. Located adjacent to ‘The Bay’ dining complex of beachfront restaurants, you can go before or after dinner at Nusa Dua’s peninsula area on foot to the theatre and enjoy this spectacular treat. Devdan, ‘Treasure of the Archipelago’, is a riveting 90-minute show that takes you through the Indonesian archipelago, following a story narrated and acted by a boy and girl who discover a magical chest filled with items representing each island and culture. With each item ‘found’ the stage transitions to stunning backdrops and setups with amazing choreography performed by a huge cast comprising skilled dancers and acrobats. Read More...
- Location: Beside the Bali Collection, Nusa Dua
King Cole Bar follows on the fame of its New York St. Regis counterpart, birthplace of the Bloody Mary. St. Regis Bali Resort’s bar features a luxurious lounge area, where you can enjoy an extensive selection of fine champagnes, divine martinis and cocktails shaken with freshly squeezed juices. A great spot if you like to spend your evenings in luxury, the resort also presents its signature fire dance ritual with dancers parading through the resort and lighting up torches at specific points, serving as a spectacle and prelude to your evening. The bar also serves a selection of gourmet delights. Indoor seating areas are subtly lit and cosy, and soft tunes by a live vocalist and pianist help set the moods. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:30-22:00
- Location: St. Regis Bali Resort, Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 300 6796
Mantra Sakala Resort and Beach Club offers all the perks of a luxurious beach resort in Tanjung Benoa, just north of Nusa Dua. As one of the signature venues of the five-star Mantra Sakala Resort & Beach Club, Sakala Beach Club boasts an absolute beachfront location and an infinity pool opening out to unobstructed views of the ocean. The club offers a full menu and regularly hosts special events ranging from live DJs to fire dancers. Thanks to the kid-friendly pool and a generous kids’ menu, the club is also welcoming to families. The area is mainly known for its white sandy beaches and a wide variety of water sports. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00
- Location: Mantra Sakala Resort, Jalan Pratama No. 95, Tanjung Benoa
- Tel: +62 (0)361 775 216, extension 7406
Cabaret Show at the Sol Beach House Benoa
Sol Beach House Benoa in Tanjung Benoa, just south of Nusa Dua, presents exciting cabaret shows every Sunday for its all-inclusive guests. From lip-syncing drag queens and Whitney Houston look-alikes, to Vegas-style dancers in lavish costumes, the dazzling cabarets are a winning highlight at the resort, held previously in its grand ballroom, but now has become a regular addition to its live entertainment agenda at its open beachfront venue. Balancing off the contemporary dancers is an addition of various Balinese cultural shows that include traditional dances and gamelan orchestra accompaniments. The show stays on schedule but moves back into the ballroom in case of unfavourable weather.
- Location: Sol Beach House Benoa, Jalan Pratama, Tanjung Benoa
- Tel: +62 (0)361 771 714
Tapa Bistro offers tasty tapas and an alfresco setting for relaxed mingling, with occasional DJ sets and live music. Located at the five-star The Bale resort in Nusa Dua, the bistro is open to both in-house guests and casual visitors.
The menu at Tapa Bistro focuses on tapas, desserts and elaborate cocktails. The tapas selection includes western favourites like goat cheese ravioli and veal carpaccio with fois gras while also offering a taste of Indonesia with the likes of sate lilit (wrap-style satay) and spicy ayam Taliwang roast chicken. Each tapas dish is the size of a restaurant appetiser with prices starting at IDR 25,000 (USD 2). Desserts include mini tiramisu and assorted exotic sorbets, from IDR 40,000 (USD 3). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 - 23:00 daily
- Location: THE BALE, Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan P.O. Box 76, Nusa Dua, Bali
- Tel: +62 (0)361 775 111
Luna Bonita is one of the best restaurants along Jalan Pratama in Tanjung Benoa, located between the Novotel Bali Benoa and the Grand Mirage Resort, where great dining with an eclectic range of dishes, from local Balinese and Indonesian selections to Mexican, combine with live entertainment in the evenings. Live acoustic guitarists take to the stage nightly, together with traditional Balinese dancers for a more grounded cultural twist. Most of the time, the performers interact with guests and so do the waiting staff, to get everyone dancing and joining in on the fun. Its bar presents a good selection of cocktails too.
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 08:00-23:00
- Location: Jalan Pratama, Tanjung Benoa
- Tel: +62 (0)361 774 380
The Tavern International Pub & Restaurant
The Tavern offers a brief escape away from your five-star luxury resort in Nusa Dua, located just at the main entrance gates of the BTDC. With a relaxed pub atmosphere, a menu full of snack varieties and fancy cocktails, this cosy nook also has a happy hour between 18:00 and 19:00. Attentive and friendly staff let you have a pleasurable time with good company. Steaks, pastas and Mexican food are ready for those feeling peckish, and the interiors feature vintage photographs and posters, as well as old English landscapes. This pub is great place to hang out and chat with friends over ice cold beer, and just a stroll away back to your Nusa Dua hotel along garden footpaths.
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 09:00-23:00
- Location: Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 775 126
Pasar Senggol at the Grand Hyatt Bali
Pasar Senggol at the Grand Hyatt Bali is an open buffet dinner venue inspired by a traditional market, where an eclectic range of food is offered from uniquely designed stalls and carts, each with their own specialised kitchen and culinary teams. There are seafood grills, Asian wok stations, Indonesian favourites and dessert carts. The venue is located at the resort’s west wing and right down from the lobby. There’s even an evening activity area for guests, comprising a Balinese handicraft exhibition and market. Typical evenings at Pasar Senggol feature a range of traditional Balinese performances onstage, including the mesmerising ‘Kecak’ choral dance.
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 19:00pm to 11:00pm daily
- Location: Grand Hyatt Bali, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 771 234
Nyoman’s Beer Garden
Nyoman’s Beer Garden is a bar and restaurant located outside the southern gates of Nusa Dua's ITDC tourism enclave, which offers a great place to hang out with a selection of international and local cuisine, together with cocktails and a range of international beers from its bar. While it is easily reachable on foot from most of the hotels within the Nusa Dua complex, the bar provides free shuttle services, adding to the convenience of getting to and from your hotel nightly. There’s live international sport feeds screened by default, and Sundays feature Bali’s favourite ‘babi guling’ spit roast pig, best served with cold draft Bintang or Kilkenny.
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 10:00-24:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 361 775 746
Budaya Cultural Theatre, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel
The Budaya Cultural Theatre at the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel forms the centrepiece of the resort, which shows traditional Balinese dances on a large open stage, together with lavish dinners. Performances include the eloquent Legong dance performance, shown on Wednesdays, and buffet dinners feature food stations that include Bali’s famous ‘babi guling’. Dinner is served from 19:00 and the stage comes to life with the dancers and live gamelan troupe accompanying the performances from 20:00. When it’s wet, the events are moved into the hotel’s Kertagosa function room.
- Opening Hours: Wednesday, 19:00-23:00
- Location: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 771 210