Luxurious escape: Nusa Dua, BaliSmriti Saxena
Why should you be here: To experience a resort town in South Bali that will leave you asking for more of Bali’s luxurious and a relaxed vacation.
To give you an imagery of this place: it’s somewhat close to like South Goa.
Getting here: Nusa Dua is about 20-minute drive (without traffic) and 40 mins (with traffic) from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, the only one on the island. Asian Carriers such as Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways, primarily connect Bali to the rest of the world. Once you arrive in Bali, the Nusa Dua’s luxury hotels typically offer airport transfers. They usually inform you when your booking is confirmed. However, should you need to take a taxi on your own then proceed to the pre-paid taxi booth at Ngurah Rai to get fixed-price, destination-based cab fare.
Staying here:It’s a place for luxury vacation. Hotels and resorts compete against each other to lure its travelers with their extensively landscaped grounds, comfortable stay, world class amenities and recreational activities etc. indeed offer you an experience of a lifetime. However, would suggest that you do a thorough research on internet for deals and discounts that are being offered by the hotels.
Eating here:You can relish the food at fine dining restaurants which serve specialty food for travellers in Nusa Dua. You will have to rely only on luxury hotels for meals as there are not too many quality restaurants outside.However, Jimbaran – fantastic seafood dinner on the beach is only 15 minutes away from Nusa Dua.
Sight-seeing & activities:Some travelers come here for relaxation of mind, body and soul and others visit Nusa Dua to explore the unexplored. Nusa Dua attractions come in a variety. For some it’s the place to enjoy the tranquility and forget about everything else. Indulge into a soothing spa, try out some water sports activities and boat rides, get mesmerized by vacant beach and expansive ocean view, lazy lunches and beach siesta and treat yourself to a fine dining experience for dinner.
However, for others here’s a quick list of some more activities that you could try out:
- Watch the Devdan show: It’s the highlight performance at the Nusa Dua Theater, presenting a 90-minute journey through the Indonesian archipelago;
- Enjoy the beautiful and calm Nusa Dua Beach;
- Go exploring thetwo Nusa Dua islands are where this whole area got its name from. Nusa Dua surrounds a small bay that offers great swimming, and both of the islands host a set of unique attractions.
- Visit the Museum Pasifika to admire a collection of historical artifacts and cultural and artistic items from over 200 artists from 25 countries.
- Check out the water blow. There is one spot in the area of Nusa Dua Beach, Bali, called “Water Blow” which is a rock formation where waves colliding onto the rock wall creates a giant splash like the water is “blowing up”.
- Try out the Bali Camel Safaris as it provides a unique way to experience the beach on the southern Sawangan coast of Nusa Dua.
- Go golfing at the Bali National Golf Club is both an attraction and a sporting activity zone.
- Pandawa Beach, or ‘PantaiPandawa’ among locals, features a kilometer-long coast that is ‘hidden’ behind limestone cliffs. The beach is within eight kilometers’ drive southwest from the main Nusa Dua hub.
- Visit the Puja Mandala, which is a unique cultural and religious complex consisting of the different places of worships of the five main religions in Indonesia.