Nusa Dua, meaning 'Two Islands' is about 30 minutes or 11kms south of Kuta and Bali's Airport and has a much more relaxed environment away from all the crowds and shopping centres. There are many luxury beach resorts to choose from at Nusa Dua as well as further north in Tanjung Benoa.
Nusa Dua is the place to stay in Bali for a relaxing holiday. The beach along Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa is long with beautiful white sand. Along the beach you will find some of the best beach resorts in Bali including the Grand Hyatt Bali Resort, Sofitel Bali Resort, The Westin Nusa Dua, Melia Resort and the Hilton Bali Resort.
The water in front of Tanjung Benoa, just a few kilometers from Nusa Dua, is packed full of water sporting activities like jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking and windsurfing. There is also a nice scuba diving site at Tanjung Benoa called The Big Rock.
If you're hotel has not included transfers from the airport, taxis have a fixed cost of 95,000Rp from the airport to Nusa Dua.
Nusa Dua is one of the safest areas of Bali. All vehicles that enter the Nusa Dua area need to pass via a security check point. Also there are security check points at the entrance of all the large beach resorts. The beaches are quiet and you are not hassled by the beach vendors like you find in Kuta and Seminyak.
Shopping in Nusa Dua Beach Bali
Right in the heart of Nusa Dua, close to the Grand Hyatt Bali Resort, is the large open air shopping mall called the Bali Collection. There are loads of retails stores withing the Bali Collection selling a range of clothes, jewelry and souvenirs.
Also located within the Bali Collection Shopping mall is the Padi Art Market selling a range of local Balinese arts, crafts and souvenirs.
Also within Bali Collection is a great selection of restaurants ranging from traditional Balinese and Indonesian restaurants as well as some great international restaurants including Japanese, Italian, Spanish and an awesome all your can eat Brazilian Churrasco restaurant. Most restaurants in the Bali Collection have free WiFi internet access. Just ask for the password to connect.
Check out the best restaurants in Nusa Dua
There are also some relaxing cafes around Nusa Dua where you can get a good cup of coffee and a casual bite to eat.
Check out the best cafes in Nusa Dua
Golf in Nusa Dua
If you like to play golf then Nusa Dua is the place for you to stay. There are a number of golf courses in Nusa Dua including the Bali National Golf Club, Bali Golf and Country Club and the 18 hole Golf Course Nusa Dua.
Health Spa's in Nusa Dua
All the large beach resorts in Nusa Dua have their own health spa for relaxing massages, manicurs, pedicurs and other beauty treatment. There are also a few less expensive Health Spas located in the Nusa Dua town centre.
Kriya Spa at the Grand Hyatt offers a range of massage and treatments using traditional Balinese methods, promoting longevity and youth with the use of local herbs and roots.
Nusa Dua Spa at the Nusa Dua Beach Resort is one of the best spa facilities in Bali with massage rooms for singles and couples and the complex also offers a sauna and steam room, cold and hot plunge pools, a beauty centre, a 25-metre plunge pool, private spa pavilions, change rooms, a sap villa and the Spa Café.
Scuba Diving near Nusa Dua
There are a few scuba dive shops located in Nusa Dua which arrange day trips to the best dives spots around Bali. You can also arrange some scuba diving off the beach at Tanjung Benoa. There is quite alot of marine life around the dive site called 'Big Rock'. Also around this dive site are some underwater statues that have been installed which depict traditional Balinese musicians.
Check out these Scuba Dive shops in Nusa Dua:
Nusa Dua Dive Centre
Bali Jet Set Dive and Marine Sports a 5 Star PADI Dive centre
Nautica Bali Dive Centre
Restaurants in Nusa DuaBali
Most of the beach resorts have a few different restaurants to choose from. Or head to the Bali Collection Shopping Mall for a great selection of Balinese, Indonesian and International restaurants. Check out these restaurants in Nusa Dua:
One of the best restaurants in Nusa Dua to try traditional Balinese food. Located within the Hilton Bali Resort.
A Spanish restaurant serving a range of food including Greek and Italian, located within the Bali Collection Shopping Mall
A famous Balinese restaurant which specialises in Bebek Betutu, Balinese Cripsy Duck. Located in the Bali Collection.
Jaapanese food at the Grand Hyatt which offers al a carte dining area or sit at the Teppanyaki counter and watch the chef cook.
Seafood Restaurants close to Nusa DuaBali
A short 15 minute trip out of Nusa Dua will take you to Jimbaran Bay. The beach at Jimbaran Bay is lined with around 50 seafood restaurants with their tables and chairs setup on the beach over looking the water - great for watching the sunset. You need to negotiate your prices first so best to walk along and check the prices of the seafood before sitting down.
Hotels in Nusa Dua Bali
Nusa Dua offers some of the best beach resorts in Bali. Check out these hotels in Nusa Dua Beach Bali