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Devdan is a familiar name for all Bali lovers, the treasure of the Indonesian archipelago. The famous stage performance depicting high energy visual treat for the spectators, Devdan represents the wide variety of Indonesia’s culture. It is a combination of traditional Indonesian dance activities with modern contemporary dance, internationally recognized acrobatic attractions, colourful yet glittering costumes, and of course the brand new high-tech special effects.
On this 90 minutes long performance, the audience will be taken to a magical extravaganza that displays the tradition and diversity of the Indonesian archipelago, extending from Bali to Sumatra to Java to Papua etc. The costumes and music that accompany the performance are quite Indonesian and thus it attracts people fast and they will be amused to see the unpredictable mélange.
Highlights: While you are on a tour of Bali, Devdan Show must be included in your itinerary as it promises complete entertainment and fun-filled time for you. The show is featured to entertain the guests with the artistic and natural attractions that are the part of Indonesian lifestyle.
Devdan show is performed four times a week at the newest and most advanced theatre of Bali in the heart of Nusa Dua. The artists and performers from the different parts of Bali are well trained and experienced. They have done a number of performances at the theatre for many years and still continuing in pulling the crowds.
Timings: The show will be on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 07:30 pm and the duration is for 90 minutes approximately.
-Adult: VIP- 1,560,000 IDR, Prime View- 1,105,000 IDR, Good View- 8,45,000 IDR and Rear View- 5,20,000 IDR
-Child: VIP- 1,560,000 IDR and for other seats child has to pay 50% of the published rates.
Location: Komplek ITDC, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia
A neat and clean beach in Nusa Dua is Geger Beach which calls tourists and travelers to spend a good time there with the playful waves. The busy beach is a great attraction located in Nusa Dua. It is situated from the highway leading to Nusa Dua and the white sand beach always glisten and the sea is calmer when compared to the beaches in Kuta or Balangana Beach.
You can find a lot of seaweed farmers here who work to drive their lives ahead. Along the shore, there are a lot of cafes and small restaurants where you can spend time and sit happily for hours. Also there is a temple at the end of the beach.
Activities: Geger Beach is a beautiful host for multiple activities; both water based and land based. Still, it is famous for swimming, diving, surfing, beach games including golf. Or, you can simply sit and relax watching the waves approaching the shore and the serenity which is quite appreciative all the time.
Highlights: There are glittering star restaurants and hotels near the beach making it familiar and easily accessible for the tourists.
Location: Desa Adat Peminge, Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Indonesia.
When you visit Bali, you should visit Museum Pasifika an important art museum founded by Moetaryanto P and Philippe Augier in 2006. It represents the Asian Pacific’s variety of cultural artefacts. It displays more the 600 artworks created by 200 artists belong to 25 different countries. It was initiated by a small circle of French and Indonesian art lovers and artists. The collections in the museum are roaming around the cultural and traditional lifestyle themes.
One of the famous painters in Bali Nyoman Gunarsa’s and a Javanese artist Raden Saleh’s works are depicted inside the museum to set some examples. The purpose of such museum ranges from awareness to education to the visitors as well as the locals of Bali about protecting the powerful art forms the country has ever witnessed.
Highlights: Museum Pasifika has a number of galleries, around 11 of them which display different artefacts from different countries around the world. Room 1 showcases Indonesian artists while room 2 has Italian artists in Indonesia. Dutch artists in Indonesia are in room 3 and French ones are in room 4. Room 5 collects the Indo-European artists in Indonesia while room 6 has managed to act as a temporary exhibition centre.
Artists on Indochina Peninsula, on Polynesia and Tahiti are preserved in room 7 and 8. Room 9 possesses premier art of Vanuatu and the Pacific Island Paintings of Aloi Pilioko and Nicolai Michoutouchkine. Room 10 preserves Tapa of Oceania and Pacific artefacts while the last room has several artworks from Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia etc.
Timing: The museum is open on all days from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm.
Entry fee: For adults, the entry fee is IDR 70000 and for children under 10 years of age, the entry is free.
Location: Complex Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Area Block P, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia.
Beaches are the major attraction in Bali and there is no limit in the number. Nusa Dua, a point of interest in Bali has significant beaches, big or small, to enhance its beauty to the next level. One among them is Blue Point Beach. But this one is less crowded with a long stretch of white sand but a brilliant place to relax and witness the changes in the surrounding as the day rolls out.
Blue Point Beach is located in Uluwatu Pecatu Village and the locals call it as the Suluban Beach. Why the beach got the name Blue Point is interesting to know. There is a villa situated close to the beach bearing the name Blue Point Bay Villas and thus the beach got this name.
Highlights: Before reaching the beach, you will come across different restaurants arranged on the road overlooking the ocean and watching the colourful sunset every day. Those who do not prefer walking around the beach can take a seat at these restaurants and lure the lip-smacking dishes while enjoying the auspicious views of the blue and white combination that is perched on the wide beach. As you reach the beach, you will witness two cliffs which are huge and look like a hallway and you are expected to cross the corridor to reach the shore.
Activities: The cliffs and the high waves make the beach special for surfing and you will be able to see multiple surfers when you visit here. In addition to surfing, the beach is very friendly to those who wish to swim or just do sunbathing on the shore.
Entrance fee: There is a minimal entrance fee to be paid to enter the beach as well as a parking fee of around IDR 5000.
Location: Blue Point Beach in Uluwatu is located quite far from the main tourist centres in Bali and hence the public transport system to Blur Point is relatively dull. You can arrive here by private vehicles.
Bali’s religious tolerance and cultural diversity are well known to the outer world and they become obvious when you visit Puja Mandala located on a hilltop in Nusa Dua in Badung regency. It is a place of worship as the words describe and now it is one of the precious tourist attractions in Bali which depicts how Bali has transformed to become the perfect island welcoming cultural diversities and religious tolerance.
The area of Puja Mandala extends up to 2.5 hectares filled with glittering towers and buildings, Puja Mandala agrees with nature and expresses a quiet, serene atmosphere, though.
Highlights: The idea of Puja Mandala was in the head of former tourism minister Joop Ave as to develop a worship complex for all the religions in Bali and it became a reality when the president nodded his head in agreement with him. The construction of the complex was finished in 1997 and the inauguration was done by the then minister of religious affairs, Tarmizi Taher.
The complex houses Ibnu Baitullah Mosque, Maria Bunda Segala Bangsa Catholic Church, Budhina Guna Buddhist Temple, Bukit Doa Protestant Church and Jagat Natha Hindu Temple.
They all stand in harmony, side by side, letting people believe that religion is to unite people not to divide. Tourists, as well as locals, find this place a unique concept which portrays a distinguished architectural style as well. During the religious celebrations, the real tolerance comes into light when all people will take part in the celebration of any religion and work together to make it grand.
People come together to help each other during the special occasions and festivals of each religion, thus showing the respect to other religions.
Location: Jalan Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia.
A romantically superb attraction in Nusa Dua is the Water Blow, nature’s miraculous work of art makes it a wondrous landmark where a lot of tourists come to visit and take photographs. Water Blow lets you watch the powerful waves from the Indian Ocean crashing against the limestone edges on the southeastern cliff. If you want to reach this attraction, you have to walk along the paved footpaths on the southern half of the so-called twin islands.
At the entrance, you will read an arch written Water Blow that shows you the way to the site. The reef with a narrow opening at the edge gives the waves touching it pressure and thus let them rise up to a few meters above and crash land like a huge wave. There is a circular cement stage protected by guardrails. It is built with a huge stone in the middle and with benches where you can sit and wait for each wave to touch you.
Highlights: Remarkably, it is a place for a perfect photo shoot and thus newly wedded couples and honeymoon goers come to the site to be a part of the amusing photos with these crashing waves as the stunning background. Near the site, you will see a stone slab with inscriptions saying, strong currents, dangerous shore break, slippery rocks, sudden drop off and so on.
These are the precautionary suggestions to each visitor to take care of yourself to prevent from falling onto the waves. Visiting the place and enjoying the high waves are at your own risk. But the views are extraordinary to pull a lot of people toward the site regardless the risk factors behind it.
Location: Peninsula Island, Nusa Dua, Indonesia.
As every other beachside location in Bali, Tanjung Benoa was also once a fishing spot and dock and now its face has been changed with the presence of star lit hotels and restaurants. The number of tourists arriving at this Nusa Dua attraction is incomparably huge.
Watersports available on the beach are the reason why travelers and tourists love Tanjung Benona as all the activities will leave you a spark of coming back and doing them again, repeatedly.
Activities: Tanjung Benoa is famous for Jet Ski, Parasailing, Sea walking, flying fish,etc.available at reasonable rates. The beach is claimed to be the perfect one for multiple adventure activities since the waves to Tanjung Benoa are calm and safe so that kids can also take part in some of the them.
Highlights: There are numerous water sports providers at the beach that give you different activities at different prices but the safety of the customers is the prime focus of all those providers. All the companies have trained staff to help each customer and they are well informed about the conditions of the sea when it is suitable for water sports and not.
Though the beach is full of tourists and glittering buildings on the shore, the locals have preserved the mangrove marsh on the western side of the entrance. People come here for a group tour or family tour as it is a sedate place making it enjoyable for everyone.
Timings: Water sports on the beach are usually available from 09:00 am to 02:00 pm and after that the seawater will have low tides extending unsuitable conditions to do sports activities.
Location: Tanjung Benoa is located at a distance of 15 kilometers from the international airport and it extends up to 4 kilometers from north of Nusa Dua to Benoa Village.
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Make sure you drink only bottled water when in Nusa Dua. Do check for the seal before buying any bottle.
It is always good to opt for the public transportation. One, it is very budget friendly and two it is helps you feel closer to the place you are traveling to.
Don’t leave your luggage behind.
Make sure you carry with a copy of your license and passport always. However, you must always preserve the originals safely.
Certain cafes or restaurants have a dress code. Enquire about the same or check for the same on the internet before you go there.
Though Nusa Dua is not a very culturally rigid place but it is still a good idea to respect the culture, tradition, festivals and religion of the people here.
Keep away from the drugs.
Do not drink more than you can handle.
Ensure that your valuables safely.
Do not indulge in any brawl or fights with anyone.
It is always a good idea to buy sovereigns as a remembrance of the place you are at. However, make sure you check for the quality before buying.
Ensure that you have proper knowledge regarding the Visa requirements of the Indonesia. It is quite possible that you may not need a visa to travel here.
Since the Indonesian government is considering banning alcohol in the party island, drinking won't be allowed here anymore. Currently, anyone over 21 can consume liquor legally at Nusa Dua but once the law passes, it won't be allowed in the island.
Since the Indonesian government is considering banning alcohol in the party island, drinking won't be allowed here anymore. Currently, anyone over 21 can consume liquor legally at Nusa Dua but once the law passes, it won't be allowed in the island.
Pasifika Museum When people from the nearby resorts aren’t in the vicinity, you’ll have this complete museum to yourself. The museum houses a collection of art from the Pacific Ocean and puts forth work belonging to the different centuries. There are more than 600 paintings housed in the museum. Even the persuasive wave of the European artists who occupied the region during the 20th century is also nicely showcased here. Pura Gegar is located south of the Gegar Beach. There is bluff from the Gegar with a café and a path that leads you to the Pura Gegar. It is a temple that is adorned by the gnarled old trees. Views here are phenomenal making it a great place to see in Nusa Dua. A lot of swimmers come here to enjoy a good swim in the placid waters.
Locally known as the Pantai Mengiat, it is a main beach in the area. This beach is very well accessible from one of the principal gateways that lie amidst the Bali Tourism Development Complex gardens. The beach overlooks several known and popular five-star resorts such as Ayodya Resort and the Grand Hyatt Bali. Water closer to the beach is calm and ideal for water sports like swimming and snorkeling. On the other hand, the waves beyond assure excellent playground for surfing. You can also do fishing here.
When people from the nearby resorts aren’t in the vicinity, you’ll have this complete museum to yourself. The museum houses a collection of art from the Pacific Ocean and puts forth work belonging to the different centuries. There are more than 600 paintings housed in the museum. Even the persuasive wave of the European artists who occupied the region during the 20th century is also nicely showcased here.Pura Gegar
Pura Gegar is located south of the Gegar Beach. There is bluff from the Gegar with a café and a path that leads you to the Pura Gegar. It is a temple that is adorned by the gnarled old trees. Views here are phenomenal making it a great place to see in Nusa Dua. A lot of swimmers come here to enjoy a good swim in the placid waters.Nusa Dua Beach
Catch the Magnificent Waterblow at Nusa Dua Contemplate the majestic waves of Indian Ocean crashing again the rock cliffs. Have you experienced a waterblow in person? Pack your bags and visit the rock cliff in Nusa Dua to encounter one of the prettiest sites of nature. This natural wonder happens when the waves hit the narrow space within the rock cliff. As a result of this, the pressure builds making the water to blow up with a force. Take note, you must be careful here so as to avoid getting wet. This sight makes it important to visit this tourist attraction. Who says the pirates can be found only in Caribbean? Right here in Bali’s Nusa Duba, you can project yourself treasure hunting while you enjoy your feat at The Pirates Bay. The outdoor setting here is simply out of the world. You can experience the gentle breeze touch you softly while you linger around at your chosen spot. It is a replica of the pirate ship on the sand, pirate’s kitchen, a tree house and a bay lookout tower. Spread all across the grounds are umpteen number of castaway-inspired setups like the bonfires, thatch-roofed beach huts, picket fences and tents that work very well to add to its picturesque appeal. For anyone who has a pirate craze, you can sign up for one their tours. As part of the package, you’ll get to get into the feel and mood of the pirate, don the pirate costumes and get ready for a loot. Here you actually get to camp, cook, fly kites and more. All in all, it a great thing to do when in Bali. As for the food here, the menu is vast and comprises of an array of authentic dishes of Indonesia along with savoring from European continent. Are you an adventure kid? Why not ride the waves and live the adventure? Go surf the monstrous waves and be assured of this pleasurable experience in the crystal clear waters of Nusa Dua. This water sport will definitely be a must try in Bali. Flyboarding was invented by an ace jet skier, Franky Zapata. As part of this adventure activity, you’ll have to combine a jet ski motor and a surf board. Your will be given a boot that is attached to a surfing board and a hose connected to a motor (a water vessel). Suddenly, with a bolt of high water pressure you’ll be tossed in the air with water dismissing from the nozzles. Sounds interesting? Every bit! Don’t try this without some formal backing.
Contemplate the majestic waves of Indian Ocean crashing again the rock cliffs. Have you experienced a waterblow in person? Pack your bags and visit the rock cliff in Nusa Dua to encounter one of the prettiest sites of nature. This natural wonder happens when the waves hit the narrow space within the rock cliff. As a result of this, the pressure builds making the water to blow up with a force. Take note, you must be careful here so as to avoid getting wet. This sight makes it important to visit this tourist attraction.Join Captain Jack Sparrow’s crew at The Pirates Bay
Who says the pirates can be found only in Caribbean? Right here in Bali’s Nusa Duba, you can project yourself treasure hunting while you enjoy your feat at The Pirates Bay. The outdoor setting here is simply out of the world. You can experience the gentle breeze touch you softly while you linger around at your chosen spot. It is a replica of the pirate ship on the sand, pirate’s kitchen, a tree house and a bay lookout tower.
Spread all across the grounds are umpteen number of castaway-inspired setups like the bonfires, thatch-roofed beach huts, picket fences and tents that work very well to add to its picturesque appeal. For anyone who has a pirate craze, you can sign up for one their tours. As part of the package, you’ll get to get into the feel and mood of the pirate, don the pirate costumes and get ready for a loot. Here you actually get to camp, cook, fly kites and more. All in all, it a great thing to do when in Bali. As for the food here, the menu is vast and comprises of an array of authentic dishes of Indonesia along with savoring from European continent.Go Surfing
Are you an adventure kid? Why not ride the waves and live the adventure? Go surf the monstrous waves and be assured of this pleasurable experience in the crystal clear waters of Nusa Dua. This water sport will definitely be a must try in Bali.Flyboarding
Flyboarding was invented by an ace jet skier, Franky Zapata. As part of this adventure activity, you’ll have to combine a jet ski motor and a surf board. Your will be given a boot that is attached to a surfing board and a hose connected to a motor (a water vessel). Suddenly, with a bolt of high water pressure you’ll be tossed in the air with water dismissing from the nozzles. Sounds interesting? Every bit! Don’t try this without some formal backing.
Nusa Dua is about 40 kilometers to the south of Bali International Airport and would take under one hour, given that you are traveling on a fair traffic. Getting into a taxi/shuttle is the most convenient and advisable way to make the journey. Expect to pay around US$8 for the trip. Nusa Dua is also connected by public transportations like buses and minivans.
You can get your bus from the Airport bus stop but might have to wait a while before your ride begins. Another good way to reach Nusa Dua from Bali International Airport is to hire your own vehicle. If you are planning to make a road trip from your Bali trip, renting a vehicle from the airport would save you both money and time and further would be more flexible and convenient.
The Kura Kura Bus or the public shuttle is the most popular public transportation to and around Nusa Dua. The bus fare is about US$4 and the journey takes about an hour. Kura Kura buses to Nusa Dua are fairly well spaced from the airport bus stop and will take you to the most prominent locations around Nusa Dua.
The timings are from morning 8.50 AM to 10.10 PM in the night and each bus begins at a space of two hours. These are 15 seat buses and availability of seats is on a first come first serve basis. Other less frequent means of public transportation are shared taxis and minivans
Renting a vehicle of your own, be it a motorbike or a bicycle, is perhaps the best way to check out the City. There would be several rental service providers across the city and a range of vehicle would be available with them. Renting your own vehicle is also a cheaper way to get around the city and more importantly gives you the flexibility of your own timing.
Nusa Dua, like the rest of Bali is fairly humid all round the year. The island gets tropical sun all round the year. However, the coolest months are between May and July. This is also the peak of tourist season in Nusa Dua. After July, you can expect frequent rainfalls and it could be a problem if you are planning to explore the city. However, you can choose to visit Nusa Dua at any time of the year, given that you are comfortable with the weather.
The ideal duration of a holiday in Nusa Dua will depend on the kind of vacation you are planning for. If you are looking to just relax and get pampered, you can even spend a week in Nusa Dua. However, if your heart lies in exploring Bali and its offerings, there’s not much to do in Nusa Dua. Whatever opportunities exist can be completed comfortably in a matter of 2 days.
Bali is amazing – the white sands, the blue seas and a sky that you will fall in love with. It’s a place to rejoice your honeymoon but it is also recommended that you pack your bags rightly. Here’s your packing list:
Secluded and quiet, Nusa Dua is predominantly about luxury hotels and accommodations. The beaches here are less crowded and aren’t the best to surf either. If you have been looking for peace, this would consequently be the perfect place to stay. However, with less tourist and local population also come the risks of getting into trouble.
It is always advisable that you be in groups when visiting private or secluded parts of the beach. Even if you are traveling with your partner, make sure to be in places that aren’t too far from getting help.
The general climate of Nusa Dua is quite humid, all across the year. However, between May and July, the climate gets a bit cooler and is the perfect opportunity for vacation. After July, it is the month of rains and you can experience amazing downpours from your beachfront villa. The rainy season would be perfect if you are looking for a spectacle from your resort balcony. The rest of the year is quite hot and not quite popular among tourists.
Nusa Dua doesn’t have a closely knit community of its own. A fairly secluded part of Bali, it is only dominated by luxury hotels and pricey accommodations. If you have been looking for a sneak peek into the local culture and community of a place, Nusa Dua doesn’t quite make the mark. Consequently, there aren’t also a great many things that you can hope to do in Nusa Dua.
The opportunities for water sports in Nusa Dua are few but at the same time, they are quite unique and something that cannot be missed. They include:
There are pretty many private villas you can check out in Nusa Dua. The accommodations are perfect if you are planning to spend some quality time with your family and yet have a home away from your home. The private villas come in a range of pricing and depend on the amenities you are looking forward to.
Some of the most popular ones include:
Find below some hotels and resorts in Nusa Dua where you can enjoy your staycation:
Though you will find a few budget hotels and home stays, Nusa Dua is notorious for being one of the most expensive places in Bali. There aren’t a lot many things to do in Nusa Dua and the top attractions include the luxurious accommodations that dominate the city. The prices here would rival even places like Tahiti or Hawaii. If you are looking to be pampered and spend your vacation relaxing, Nusa Dua would be a perfect pick.
There are some resorts like the Westin (Heavenly Spa) that offer yoga and meditation facilities. However, there aren’t many specialized yoga or meditation centers you would come across in Nusa Dua. The city is fairly known for its high flung accommodations but not too much of culture.
The top places in Nusa Dua that host yoga events and classes include:
Nusa Dua won’t be the first choice when it comes to water sports. However, the less popularity also means cleaner and less crowded beaches. There are a few service providers who arrange regular scuba tours of Bali into the Nusa Dua Sea and the activity is completely safe and done under expert surveillance. It is necessary that you are accompanied by an expert.
Bali is a paradise for cycling. Nusa Dua is a fairly small town and cycling could be a great way to go around. Renting is cycle is pretty easy and will save you a lot of money in transportation.
Nusa Dua is a laid back location, as compared to other places of interest in Bali. Consequently, it is a perfect destination to spend some quality time with your family and kids. here are some things that you should look forward to do as a family:
The only water park that Nusa Dua hosts is the Surf and Turf. It’s a beach club cum amusement park where you get to enjoy several kinds of rides. The specialty of the park is the artificial surfing arena that can be a great experience for kids and beginners.
The Tanjung Benoa offers exciting opportunities for water sports and could be a great challenge to embark upon. The top picks include:
The best water Ski in Nusa Dua is operated at the Tenjung Benoa, wherein participants of all level can hope to enjoy the sport. This is also the place that is highly secured and constantly monitored to make it a safe fun for participants. Located adjacent to the Nusa Dua City, the Tenjung Benoa Beach offers a unique rural charm and will be a perfect stop to get your adrenaline going!
An underwater scooter is a unique form of experiencing the marine life, wherein you can go deep into the sea wearing your sea helmet and check out the seabed. Consequently, it becomes one of the top recommended activities for tourists to Nusa Dua. The cost of an underwater scooter ride is about US$65 per adult and US$60 for kids. the ride is for about 25 minutes and will be exclusive of the underwater acclimatisation training.
Sea walking is another way to experience the marine life but at a slower and more convenient pace. You can actually go into the sea, with the water several feet above your head and enjoy the coral reefs and marine life. A sea helmet fitted with oxygen pumps will allow you up to one hour of sea walking and you also don’t need to know swimming. The cost of a sea walking tour is about US$75 per adult.
The Pirates Bay is a unique setup that offers seafood and adventures. It’s a place that can be enjoyed with the whole family or among a group of friends. A section of the beach is set up with wooden tree houses that can be climbed upon. Go up and perch yourself on the deck with a binocular to keep an eye on incoming pirates! Beach huts, bonfires, picket fences and tents make up for a glorious play space.
The highlight of the place is a salvaged wooden ship that was reconstructed to resemble a stranded pirate ship with the sails and blackjacks. This is a space that you can hang out in, either reading or simply enjoying the view.
Pirate costumes are available for rent and make for a great photo shoot here! Occasionally, there are sessions on motivational speeches, musicals and other fun activities.
Don’t miss out on the awesome seafood that is served there! The menu is an exclusive seafood lover’s delight.
The Water Blow in Nusa Dua offers an experience like none other. It’s a place on the rocky beach that is constantly hit by powerful waves and the jagged limestone edges create splashes that can be fun to get drenched in. The water blow experiences clashes that are several meters high and is a popular point of attraction in Bali.
However, it is necessary to act with caution as the waves can sometime be dangerous. Continuous water inflow also makes the cliff very slippery.
The Devdan Group performs 4 days every week at the Nusa Dua Theater and is a spectacle to experience. This is a musical, dance and act performance that introduces the real spirit of Bali. Made into a legendary story, the show will help you understand how this Indonesian Archipelago has lived up to its cultural prominence. The celebration depicted in the show is based around agriculture, rains and crops.
The Museum Pacifica is a melting pot of the Indonesian culture and features works from more than 200 artists and from as many as 200 different countries from across the globe. Centrally located, it’s a must if you are keen on art and antiques. The museum hosts hundreds of paintings and most of them are representative of the Balinese culture. Not only does the museum holds displays but also the tools of traditional craftsmen and the techniques they use.
Nusa Dua is dominated by seafood. However, several restaurants also offer vegetarian dishes. It would, however, be hard to find a place that serves only vegetarian food.
Some of the must-try meals in Nusa Dua include:
The nightlife in Bali, and in paticular Nusa Dua is always centred around hotel bars and in some cases; the late discos are mostly a formal affair. Restaurants stay open until midnight but if you are looking to get into some grooves, the popular spot to head to would be the nearby Bualu Village.
Some of the advisable pubs and bars in Nusa Dua include:
The top places for shopping in Nusa Dua include:
Bali is very strict about the consumption, use or selling of drugs. You shouldn’t be in any kind of possession and if found guilty, you can be jailed and fined. In some cases, some tourists were even awarded a death sentence for the consumption of drugs. Consequently, you shouldn’t be anywhere around drug.
There would be street peddlers haggling around you to buy drugs, especially around beaches, but stay away from them. Smoking isn’t illegal but make sure you aren’t doing it in public places. Some places even come with special signs against smoking. To keep your eyes open.
Tap water isn’t considered safe, regardless of where you are in Bali. It is necessary that you buy your own water or fill it from your hotel tap (if you have booked in a reputed hotel). Don’t drink water that is locally available as there is a high chance of contamination. Common diseases include malaria, dengue and a lot of people complain about constipation and other stomach disorders.
The BIMC Hospital in Nusa Dua offers a wide range of treatment and is the go-to place if you are suffering from anything serious, ranging from ill stomach to accidents. The hospital would approximately be a half hour drive from the Nusa Dua city center. Picking up mosquito borne diseases is common and you might consider being prepared with repellents and “Deet”.
Most transactions in your Nusa Dua trip would happen in Indonesian Rupiah. It is necessary that you change your home currently to IDR at the most convenient location. There aren’t many money exchangers in Nusa Dua and the ones that exist aren’t authorized and will charge a high rate of commission. It would be advisable to change your currency from the moment you step into Bali at the Denpasar Airport.