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Nusa Dua islands

Visits to the two islands which are the reason to get Nusa Dua its name come first in the list of the best things to do in Nusa Dua. It surrounds a clean and clear bay where you can indulge in exhilarating swimming and snorkelling experience at any time you wish to. It has a lot many other attractions around the island. A major feature of these islands is one is larger than the other, the southern one which is larger has a vast grassy field where banquets, international events etc happen on a regular basis. You can also see a small temple, Pura Bias Tugel located nearby on the rocky hills that offer a stunning view of the waves crashing against the rocks. The islands became so attractive since it has on its sides a number of well- maintained resorts with magnificent views of the sea and impeccable amenities.

Location: Nusa Dua , Benoa, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

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Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua Beach is best suited for the 5-star prone guests or business travellers. The absolute absence of village community in the proximity ensures more privacy to the guests who are looking for accommodation here. The beach is wide and delightful, with fine and coral sand. The beachfront villas are loaded with world class facilities, also, the shallow depth of the ocean makes this place idyllic for swimming.

Resorts & Villas in Nusa Dua

1) Samabe Bali Suites & Villas

2) The Royal Santrian Luxury Beach Villas

3) Villa Selamanya

4) Villa Sunset

5) Villa OMG

To know more check out 12 Best Resorts in Nusa Dua

What You Should Know More About Nusa Dua

  • About the destination

    Nusa Dua literally translates to two islands. In substance, they are only two small raised headlands each with a miniscule temple. However, Nusa Dua is fondly known as the Bali’s gated aggregation of several resort hotels. It is a colossal and well manicured place where you leave aside the rest of the island as you make your way through the guards. Gone is the hullabaloo and the captivating anarchy of the rest of the island!

    Developed in the year 1970, Nusa Dua was devised to contend with the international beach resorts from around the globe. The culture of Bali in the form of extenuated dances as well as the other performances is precisely trucked in for the masses every night assuring a splendid nightlife experience.

    Accredited to its 20 massive resorts, stays and several thousands of hotel rooms, Nusa Dua is capable of accommodating even when the footfall is huge. However, when the footfall is low, the place looks all the more secluded. The resorts here are indeed, more like the generic resorts of Bali. Some hotels too try to replicate the Bali style in their architecture and designs. So, if you want to travel to quieter tourist attractions of Indonesia, Nusa Dua could be a preferred choice.


  • Travel Advice

    • 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.

  • Drinking Laws

    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.


  • Our recommendations: What you can't afford to miss?

    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

    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

    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 lies 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.  

  • What you will like there?

    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.   

    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 here. 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.


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