The Luxurious Resorts, Nusa Dua

Situated 40 Km from Denpasar, capital of Bali province, or some 20-30 minutes drive from the vibrant Kuta Beach, lies Bali’s most artfully designed high class beach resort along a vast stretch of picturesque coastline. This is Nusa Dua, a sparklingly prestigious, sprawling enclave of international luxury hotels, deluxe spas, exclusive golf courses, and world class convention centers, that was purposely built to present the beauty of the island wrapped in exclusive luxury.

Designed to be an ‘all-inclusive’ tourist destination, Nusa Dua encompasses a total area of 350 hectares. The entire estate has a postcard perfect clean, dream-like, tropical paradise feeling about it that makes it popular with both convention goers and honeymooners. Here hotels are built no higher than the coconut trees. The crystal clear shallow waters and the pearly soft white sandy beaches surrounding Nusa Dua make it a perfect place to have fun for all members of the family or for tired conference delegates to relax, go swimming and return completely reinvigorated and re-inspired.

Nusa Dua beach in Bali
Nusa Dua beach in Bali (Source : qantas.com)

Nusa Dua is really about enjoying your leisure time in total luxury. As most of the sumptuous hotels and facilities are found here, every indulgence and comfort are at your disposal. Among the hotels and resorts found here are: The Westin ResortGrand Bali Hyatt BaliSt.Regis Bali ResortThe Laguna Resort & SpaNikko Bali Resort & Spaand more. There are also the top five golf courses in Asia, the Bali Golf and Country Club, an immaculately landscaped 18 holes ocean view course and the Bali International Lawn Tennis & Lawn Bowls Club next to the Galleria Nusa Dua a spacious shopping mall with boutiques and up market restaurants. Tee off into the sunset as the waves calmly embrace the shore or relax in ocean view swimming pools that will surely offer its own special sensation.

Situated just over 20 minutes from the brand new Ngurah Rai International Airport, passing the toll road over the sea, Nusa Dua is also acknowledged as an ideal integrated venue for international conventions and exhibitions. Among the many international conventions successfully held at Nusa Dua were the 2013 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit which was attended by world leaders and delegates, and the Miss World Pageant.

The most comprehensive Convention centers in Nusa Dua are the Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) and the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC). The BICC has large, well equipped and most flexible conference and exhibition facilities on Bali. BICC also offers an exclusive bonded warehouse that greatly facilitates custom clearance and delivery.

While, prepared for the ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit in November 2011, the new BNDCC covers an impressive 70,000 sq.m garden landscape with breathtaking Balinese architecture, including a total 25,000 sq.m building areas, that are all integrated to create a complete infrastructure for any kind of events.

Nusa Dua resorts, Bali
Nusa Dua resorts, Bali (Source : booking.com)

The integrated tourist enclave of Nusa Dua is developed and managed under the Bali Tourism Development Center (BTDC), a statutory company established by the Indonesian government in 1973. As  part of the Bali Tourism Development Master Plan, the Nusa Dua Project is an integrated tourism area and accommodation estate, purposely set apart from the local Balinese villages and daily life to reduce possible negative impacts of tourism on local communities to allow for their cultural and social sustainability.

The name Nusa Dua itself literally translated means  “Two Islands” which refers to the two small raised headlands or islands found just off the coast of the peninsula. On one of the islands stands a Hindu shrine (Pura) called Nusa Dharma which was built in 1948 by Tan Sie Yong of Chinese descent.

ACTIVITIES

There is an extraordinary standard of cuisine in this area. All the top restaurants featuring wide selections of culinary delights ranging from Balinese, Indonesian, Japanese, European, and even fusions are located within the hotels and resorts.

For shopping, dining and entertainment, the Bali Collection in BTDC is the most famous choice to go to. It offers a unique experience of an open air mall on an over eight hectare land. It has an extensive variety of outlets, eateries and other business establishments – positioned in different blocks. The outdoor mall also comprises a large one-floor building reserved for the Japanese Sogo Department Store.

Nusa Dua also an estate of luxurious accommodation. Here you can find some of the most prestigious and luxurious hotels on the entire island.

Water sports are offered by an array of companies. Activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, paragliding, surfing, kite surfing, Jet Ski, banana boat, and much, much more. If the price you are quoted seems a little high you should try to bargain.

If you and your friends want to have a little game of beach volley ball, you can find a net on the beach, or ask to use one of the courts available at the resort hotels. Tennis, gym & squash are offered at most of the high-end hotels. Paintball and Bowling can also be a fun alternative to the norm. There are several of these activities offered around the Nusa Dua and Bukit area.

The area has also some good surfing and surfers will flock to the area when the weather indicates reasonable waves. Mostly the breaks are off shore, so a long paddle is required.

If you wish to observe some of the artwork of the island and more, you can visit the Pasifika Art Museum which will take you on a journey through their collection of artwork from Bali, Asia and Pacific. The Museum is open every day from 10.00 to 18.00. Admission fee Rp 50.000, free entry for children under 15 years.

If you wish to learn about the different religions and their tolerance in Indonesia you can visit the Puja Mandala in Kuru Setra Street, which is a compound that comprises places of worships for Hindus, Buddhists, Catholics, Christians, and Moslems – all standing side by side.

Also, don’t forget that Nusa Dua has been voted as the one of the best Spa area in Bali. Many spa centers offer different kinds of atmosphere and signature treatments.

GET THERE

Nusa Dua is located 40 km south of Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali. Access is easy from the Kuta area (20-30 minutes) and Jimbaran (15 minutes) on the main southern route called Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, which becomes Jalan Bypass Nusa Dua as it approaches the enclave.

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