Famous for its sanctuary of high-end hotels and resorts, Nusa Dua is a purpose built all-inclusive destination. The gated enclave is beautifully manicured and feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of tourist hotspots like Kuta and Seminyak. Thanks to its gorgeous golden beaches, luxury amenities and sense of exclusivity, Nusa Dua is eternally popular with honeymooners, families and well-heeled holidaymakers.
For golf aficionados, Nusa Dua is home to one of Southeast Asia’s most prestigious 18-hole courses, located at the Bali National Golf Club. The development also features an up-market shopping complex, a handful of luxury spas and the fantastic Pasifika Museum which spotlights Balinese art.
Nusa Dua is easy to access from Ngurah Rai International Airport, with the drive taking just 20 to 30 minutes. Kuta’s lively nightlife scene is just a stone’s throw to the south-east, as is stylish Seminyak and its chic bars, restaurants, beach clubs and boutiques. Some hotels offer transfer services, though hiring a motorbike or a private driver is another popular way to get around the island.
In Balinese, Nusa Dua translates to “Two Islands”. The name refers to the pair of raised headlands that rise above the peninsula, with each anchored by a small temple. While Nusa Dua was originally outshone by the popularity of Kuta, developers set their sights on Nusa Dua 1970s, with visions of creating a world-class international beach resort. Today, the area is home to more than 20 major resorts.