Enclosed within a gated enclave, Nusa Dua is a mecca for well-heeled holidaymakers. It’s best known for its luxurious all-inclusive resorts, complete with lush gardens, sparkling infinity pools and private beaches. If you want to escape the crowds at Kuta and Seminyak, Nusa Dua is a great alternative. Thanks to its upmarket atmosphere, it’s especially popular with couples and honeymooners.
Things to do in Nusa Dua Peninsula
If you can drag yourself away from the pool, there’s plenty to do in Nusa Dua. Most hotels feature private beaches, with colourful coral reef snorkelling found just offshore.
Have an interest in golf? You’re in luck because Nusa Dua is home to one of Southeast Asia’s best courses. Find it at the Bali National Golf Club, which also features a luxury shopping mall. The same complex is home to the fascinating Pasifika Museum, spotlighting local Balinese art.
Nestled amid Nusa Dua’s luxury resorts is the serene Geger Temple. Perched high on a limestone cliff, it’s open to the public and offers sweeping views of the bay.
Nusa Dua is an ideal base for exploring the rest of the island, with Kuta and Legian just a short drive up the peninsula. Savour boutique shopping and stylish beach clubs in Seminyak, or take a day trip to Ubud for a chance to rub shoulders with long-tailed macaques at the Sacred Monkey Forest.
Getting around Nusa Dua Peninsula
From Ngurah Rai International Airport, Nusa Dua is a short 30-minute drive to the south-east. Most hotels offer transfer services, but there are also plenty of taxis and private drivers available. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can rent a scooter or motorbike to explore the island at your leisure.