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Best Places to Visit in Nusa Dua of 2017

  • 01 Tanjung Benoa

    Tanjung Benoa
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    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.



  • 02 The Pirates Bay

    The Pirates Bay
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     It is on the sandy coast of the peninsula, exactly at the north eastern part. There you can see multiple tree houses where you can enjoy climbing up to the top and watch the sea and the surroundings very well. On the shore, there are thatch roofed beach huts, bonfires, huts, tents, picket fences etc.

    Highlights: The concept was established in 2012 and since then it has been claimed to attract thousands of tourists because of the uniqueness and the distinguished charm. The master attraction is the pirate ship which is a salvaged wooden boat, reconstructed and decorated with sails and blackjacks. At the Pirates Bay, people can enjoy doing the flying fox, rope walks, swinging bridges etc. 

    After sunset, you will be invited to penetrate into an amazing scenario highlighted with beach torches and candle lit dinner. Romantic couples will definitely fall for it. Families also find this place packed with entertainment and fun to the maximum. Kids will love to participate in treasure hunt games and amazing races.

    Opening hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

    Price range: Depending on the package and activities you choose, the price varies as well as the food items also cost separately.

    Location: The Bay Bali ITDC Area Lot C-0, Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia.



  • 03 Geger Temple

    Geger Temple
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    Attractions in Bali are never ending. In all sorts, in all types, Bali outshines every other tourist destination in Asia. Nusa Dua plays a crucial role in bringing in more number of visitors to Bali and Geger temple is one of the mostly visited spot here. It is a historical and cultural attraction standing with its head high amidst the long array of modern five star luxury resorts and hotels as Nusa Dua is a glistening tourist area with everything modern and of international standards. 

    For capturing some unbeatable visuals of the serenity, Geger temple located at the end of the white stretch of sand and above a limestone cliff gives you the proper space. Early morning is the best time to witness some picturesque beauty of the location with the views of Mount Agung far in the horizon.

    Highlights: The greenery trapped the temple, it looks like. The tropical trees encircling the cliff give the temple shades in a proper way and the amazing views of the Indian Ocean and its beach are the prominent offers the temple will give you. The tender atmosphere mixed up with the nature exhibits an unbreakable spell that will bewitch you inescapably.

    Location: The temple is located near Geger Beach which is very close to Nusa Dua. It is in Peminge Village and you can reach their by walking also as the beach and the temple are connected closely.



  • 04 Padang Padang Beach

    Padang Padang Beach
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    Pantai Labuan Sait is the local name of Padang Padang Beach in Nusa Dua, Bali. One of the famous surfing spots in Bali is Padang Padang Beach located on the north western coast of the island’s Bukit Peninsula. An attractive setting lets the beach stand out from other beaches on the island- the hundred meter long stretch of sand after a flight of stairs that come through a unique hollow rock entrance is the major feature of the beach.

     Advanced level surfers fly to Padang Padang to experience the steady set of barrels during good weather and totally, the beach stretches many kilometers between Bingin and Uluwatu.

    Activities: An undoubtedly accepted surfing spot is Padang Padang and it hosts International surfing events regularly. The waves here can break over shallow coral and it makes the conditions not suitable for beginners. But the shore is friendly and there you can enjoy some games and activities like sunbathing, splashing, making castles or simply lying down and relaxing.

    Highlights: Beach access is down the slope across the road that extends from a large parking area and before than you can see a bridge than connects the two sides of the limestone cliff. From the top of the cliff, one can enjoy the absolutely pleasant views of the beach. There is a temple as well overlooking the waves and with the great features of coastal forests embalmed on the surrounding of it. The grey long tailed macaques can be seen near the temple in plenty.

    Location: The Padang Padang beach is located at Jalan Labuansait No.73, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung regency.



  • 05 Nusa Dua Beach

    Nusa Dua Beach
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    The famous tourist destination in Bali is Nusa Dua, the romantic centre and the glittering city of resorts and hotels. It has amazing attractions to be proud of that keep its glory touch the skyline always. And one among the most popular and visited attraction is the all- inclusive type beach of Nusa Dua. An enclave of luxurious hotels, resorts and brand amenities is arrayed very close to the beach calling out the visitors to spend good time with their beloveds on this simply awesome stretch of white sand and turquoise water.

    Activities: Nusa Dua beach is a great place to have a leisurely time with your family or friends. Beach walk, swimming, sunbathing, beach games etc are the majorly done activities here. A relaxed beach without much hustle is Nusa Dua that offers you a private time of yours.

    Highlights: The luxury hotels overlooking the blue surface are the major highlights one can see from the beach. During nighttime, these resorts and hotels make it all the way more bright and illuminating and the beach finds itself glamorous then.

    Location: Nusa Dua Beach is located around 40 km south of Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali and it can be easily accessed from the Kuta area with a drive of around 20-30 minutes and Jimbaran with around 15 minute drive.



  • 06 Waterblow

    Waterblow
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    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.



  • 07 Puja Mandala

    Puja Mandala
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    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.



  • 08 Nusa Dua islands

    Nusa Dua islands
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    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


  • 09 Geger Beach

    Geger Beach
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    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.




  • 10 Devdan Show

    Devdan Show
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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.

    Entry fee:

         -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



  • 11 Blue Point Beach

    Blue Point Beach
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    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 calls 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.



  • 12 Museum Pasifika

    Museum Pasifika
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    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.



  • Nearby Getaways from Nusa Dua
  • 01 Jakarta

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    Jakarta is undoubtedly one of the greatest megalopolises of the world. A dynamic city with surreal juxtapositions om just about every nook and corner. Right from opulent, steamy and scented streets of the Glodok and to the colonial past of vestiges of Kota, Jakarta in every way is a city of daunting extremes. One contemporary area of Indonesia is the Merdeka Square which puts forth the face of the country just as the world wants to see – confident and bold. With the extravagant mega developments pitted against some of the humblest neighbourhoods of Asia, in the southern end of the city, the contrasts only get steeper. Crosswise the city, it is plausible to rub shoulders with the future artists, leaders, movers and shakers of the Indonesia in the sleek bar lounges and the Bohemian cafés located here. Nightlife of Jakarta is happening and you can enjoy clubbing till dawn and beyond though it is notwithstanding the sober desires of the country’s law makers.   

    Located amidst the maddening traffic and the public metamorphosis, life in Jakarta is lived at an all out pace. The city is majorly galvanized by the optimism and industriousness that’s every bit evident. Dysfunction here is damned and the development is undertaken at a pace that puts forth a number of challenges. The citizen here, even the poorest of them are very positive and good natured in comparison to the other capitals of the world. Crime levels are also significantly low.