Fancy a holiday in Bali with an emphasis on sublime luxury? Nusa Dua is the place for you. Known as the upscale area of Bali, this pristine enclave of five-star hotels is truly idyllic.
Think manicured lawns, off-the-chart luxurious resorts, private beaches and jaw-droppingly stunning coastal views. Nusa Dua is the ideal place if a rejuvenating, peaceful getaway is what you are looking for.
Nusa Dua is on the southern tip of Bali and its hot and sunny climate comes with the added benefit of a refreshing cooling breeze. Its name ‘Nusa Dua’, translates to mean ‘two islands’, and it refers to the small raised headlands in the area that have a small temple atop them. With many of the high-end resorts based here, Nusa Dua is ideal if you want to be able to escape the charming chaos of Bali and have time to relax.
Sights to see in Nusa Dua
Base yourself in one of the sublime resorts during your holiday in Nusa Dua so that you can enjoy interesting excursions to nearby attractions.
The Water Blow is a favourite natural sight at Nusa Dua Beach. It’s a thrilling experience to watch the sea water erupting into the sky at this dramatic natural blowhole.
Head to the scenic Uluwatu Temple, which dates back to the 10th century and has the show-stopping aspect of being perched 70 metres above the waves on a stunning cliff-top location. A small forest surrounds the Uluwatu Temple with hundreds of resident monkeys. Legend has it that these monkeys are the loyal guardians of Uluwatu, which is, in fact, considered one of Bali’s key spiritual places.
There aren’t any direct UK flights to Bali, so it’s great to stop in another fascinating place along the way. We recommend teaming your exclusive beach holiday in Nusa Dua with a high-energy city break in Singapore, providing the perfect mix of fun and relaxation.
Our favorite hotels
Our selection of hotels in Nusa Dua have been hand-selected by our experts. Whether you want to stay in a luxurious beach villa or in a magnificent suite, we can find the best accommodation to suit your particular needs and tastes.
The Laguna - A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
Samabe Bali Suites and Villas
Explore Nusa Dua
Follow the serpentine pathway that takes you from the beach up to Uluwatu Temple and enjoy the magnificent vistas across the ocean along the way. Time your walk for an hour before sundown, so that you reach the temple as the sun sets on the horizon. Uluwatu Temple is considered one of the most beautiful places in Bali to watch the sun set.
For swathes of golden sand and crystal clear azure waters, head to Suluban Beach. It’s ideal if you love a tranquil and naturally beautiful setting. It’s also a favourite spot for surfing and snorkelling.
Events & Festivals
Bali offers a selection of fun events throughout the year and you can plan your holiday to ensure you experience them. Discover our favourite festival in Nusa Dua.
Nusa Dua Fiesta
Nusa Dua Fiesta is one of the biggest festivals on Nusa Dua island and locals and visitors alike head to Nusa Dua each year to join in the fun that’s held over a number of days. Expect a wonderful mix of music, culture, arts and sports. The fiesta opens on the Nusa Dua Peninsula with live music, traditional dance performances and a parade. You can also enjoy market stalls, tasty food and the vibrant festival atmosphere.
On your holiday to Nusa Dua, enjoying the traditional Balinese dishes is all part of the experience. Food in Bali takes inspiration from Indoniesian, Chinese and Indian cuisine. The variety and choice of food on the island has no limits, but one thing you can almost guarantee is that Balinese dishes will come with a spicy kick.
Bali is known for its pork and one of the most popular dishes on Nusa Dua island is Bali Guling. This is a suckling pig that is spit-roasted over coals and seasoned with a wonderful blend of herbs and spices, usually lemongrass, coriander seeds, garlic, and turmeric. Warung Dobiel in Nusa Dua is a famous spot to try Bali Guling, the island’s signature dish.
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