If you are looking for a luxury holiday with fabulous golden beaches, where you can spend your days swimming and relaxing, Nusa Dua fits the bill. An exclusive enclave at Bali’s southern tip, Nusa Dua boasts beautiful gardens, a popular golf course, stylish shopping mall, private luxury villas and first-class hotels, making this a great area for families and those looking to get away from it all.
While Nusa Dua literally translates as ‘two islands,’ the name refers to two small raised headlands located on the southeast coast of the Bukit Peninsula, in the deep south of Bali. This gated complex was first conceived during the 1970s and today it has grown to become Bali’s premier luxury resort, full of up market hotels, villas, restaurants and shops. Here you will find miles of golden soft sands, gentle ocean currents, the island’s most popular golf course and the Pasifika Museum, housing art and artefacts from the Asia-Pacific cultural region.
For those wanting to witness the power of nature, we would suggest visiting the Water Blow, a look-out located on the southern side of the two headlands. From here, you can watch the massive waves of the Indian Ocean crashing against the jagged limestone cliffs. The ‘water blow’ results from the narrow crag, which can channel the strong currents to create huge surges of water of up to 30-metres high. Culture lovers will enjoy the views of Gegar Temple, a stunning clifftop temple, with Mount Agung in the background and would also enjoy a visit to Puja Mandala. This is one of Nusa Dua’s landmarks, a religious complex with five different places of worship for the five different faiths of Indonesia, which includes Buddhist and Hindu temples, an Islamic mosque and both a Protestant and Catholic church.
We think Nusa Dua is the perfect place to recharge your batteries, where you can relax and enjoy fantastic levels of service. There are plenty of watersports to enjoy, you can melt into a massage at one of the many top spas, play a round of golf, take a leisurely stroll around the museum, shop in luxury boutiques and enjoy top quality cuisine in one of the many restaurants. Specifically, we’d recommend it as a great destination for a family beach holiday, for honeymooners wanting romantic seclusion in a luxurious setting, or for those wishing to take some ‘time out,’ from the stresses and strains of daily life. It is also a great destination to combine with a trip to northern Bali or the cultural capital, Ubud, giving you the benefit of experiencing both the local culture and beach life.