Nusa Dua is Bali's top-end resort offering a luxury that is completely isolated from the everyday realities of life. This exclusive tourist enclave has been planned with advice from World Bank tourism experts. The three kilometre shore line of the beach is lined with some of the most luxurious vacation rentals though there is no dearth of budgeted vacation villas either.
There is a lovely seaside park and a great bird watching area on the beach. The best surfing in Nusa Dua is on the reef to the north and south of the two 'isalnds'. For diving, parasailing, jet-skiing and water-skiing visitors can head to the nearby Tanjung Benoa. Nusa Dua is a market-free and hawker-free zone but there are good shopping stores and souvenir shops on the periphery and especially along JI Pantai Peminge.
The vacation rentals in Nusa Dua are idyllically located and offer panoramic views of the ocean front and the vast expanse of the rice terrains. Ranging from one bedroom to five bedrooms or more, these vacation rental villas offer all modern facilities to make your stay a comfortable one.
Within Nusa Dua you can dine in the various hotels and in the eateries in the Galleria Centre. There is a restaurant strip along JI Peminge with several reasonably priced eateries that serve a wide range of Balinese, seafood, European and Mexican dishes. There are also some very good restaurants in Tanjung Benoa, a few minutes drive away.
This is an oceanfront Indonesian restaurant set into the rock cliff above the beach at the Nikko Hotel. A great place for fine dining and taking in the scenic views, this restaurant's speciality is Sate Lilit be Pasih, a traditional Balinese sate of char-grilled minced fish with spices, on a stick of lemongrass.
Situated on the main road in central Nusa Dua, the pleasant surroundings of the restaurant add to the pleasure of the meal. The restaurant serves international cuisine and you can choose between Indian, Balinese and European dishes.
Bali Millennium Pub & Restaurant
The restaurant has both an indoor and outdoor area and you can stop here any time of the day for burger, pizza and other fast food.
There are free Balinese dances in the Galleria centre every evening at 7.30 pm. You can also enjoy the traditional dances at the resort hotels and restaurants. Almost all hotels in Nusa Dua have their own nightclubs and live entertainment.
Located in Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, the club features ladies nights, fashion parades, regular guest bands, and theme nights.
Oolooloos Fun Pub
This pub at the Nikko Bali Hotel features live entertainment and DJ as well as karaoke rooms.
After a hectic day, put yourself in the hands of professional therapists and feel the tiredness leave your body and mind.
The Spa at Bali Hilton International: Apart from indulging in massages and ayurvedic treatments, you can also spend time in the fitness centre where you can join daily dynamic aerobic program and exercise in the state-of-the art gymnasium.
The Westin Spa: The Westin spa is your ticket to a healthier lifestyle and a perfect balance between the mind and the body. Skilled therapists here treat to you to traditional massages, facials, manicure and pedicure.