Insiders Guide To Nusa Dua: The Ultimate Beachside Luxury

Insiders Guide To Nusa Dua: Things to do, see & eat in this luxurious beachside resort. The best festivals, activities and restaurants in town.

What’s Nusa Dua known for?

Nusa Dua is known for its beautiful ocean views.
Nusa Dua is well known for its beautiful ocean views.

The beach resort area of Nusa Dua is peaceful, secluded and safe. A perfect spot for families, couples and honeymooners, this area is characterized by beautiful white sand beaches and luxury villas. There are also several sites of cultural interest nearby, as well as plenty of opportunities for leisure and fine-dining. If a beach holiday is what you’re after in Bali, this luxurious resort area is the perfect destination for you.

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Who should go to Nusa Dua?

The quiet, luxurious resort town of Nusa Dua is perfect for romantic couples and families visiting Bali.

Nusa Dua is the perfect destination for couples in Bali.
Nusa Dua is a perfect destination for couples in Bali.

When should you go to Nusa Dua?

For the best weather

Nusa Dua is warm and sunny all year and the temperature stays between 29 -31 C (84 – 88 F). The driest, sunniest, coolest month to visit Nusa Dua is August.

To beat the crowds

August may have perfect weather, but Nusa Dua can get crowded during this busy month. April and September are still dry, sunny months in Nusa Dua, but are outside of peak season and so are much quieter.

For the coolest events

Bali Blues Festival

Where? Peninsula Islands

When? May

Indonesia’s biggest annual blues festival is held in May and is a must-do for music lovers in Nusa Dua. Held at the stunning Peninsula Islands, the Bali Blues Festival has a winning line-up of renowned local and international jazz musicians. Stop by for an evening of incredible live performances, wine and canapes at this unforgettable music festival in Bali.

Nusa Dua Light Festival

Where? Peninsula Island

When? June/July

The Nusa Dua Light Festival is brand new to Bali and only lit up the scene in 2017. Now returning for its second year, this luminary event features a collection of incredible lanterns. These masterpieces are arranged in a differently themed display each year, creating a magical n immersive wonderland to wander through. The light festival also features stunning laser and aqua displays in the evenings which are sure to thrill and delight. The lanterns are installed at Peninsula Island for 6 weeks and the exhibit is open daily from 3 -10 pm, so you’ll have plenty of chance to visit.

Nusa Dua Fiesta

Where? Peninsula Island

When? October

The Nusa Dua Fiesta is a vivid exhibition of all things Balinese and features dozens of art exhibitions, sporting events and cultural performances. This week-long celebration kicks off with a spectacular opening ceremony and continues with shows, parades and handicrafts. Pick up a unique souvenir from your trip to Bali and marvel at the spectacular costumes, floats and displays of the Nusa Dua Fiesta.

Things to see and do in Nusa Dua

Try flyboarding

Feel like a superhero for the day with a fun and unique flyboarding experience in Nusa Dua. Soar through the air with the ocean laid out beneath you and jets at your feet, for an exhilarating and quirky afternoon.

Nusa Dua is the perfect place to try flyboarding in Bali.
Nusa Dua is the perfect place to try flyboarding in Bali.
Visit the Pasifika Museum

If you want to get your teeth into some of the Pacific’s unique history and culture, head to the Pasifika Museum in Nusa Dua. This fascinating museum houses a large collection of diverse art pieces from across centuries of Pacific Ocean culture. With over 600 works on display, the Pasifika museum is a spectacular tribute to the artistic heritage of this region.

Watch the Devdan show at the Nusa Dua Theatre

The Devdan Show is an absolute must-do in Nusa Dua. This extraordinary collection of acrobatics, illusions and dance performances is held four days a week at the Nusa Dua Theatre. You’ll be dazzled by the stunning costumes and visual displays in this thrilling and unmissable show that you’ll remember long after you leave Bali.

Wander around Puja Mandala

This complex of five religious sites is a unique landmark and a must-see if you’re visiting Nusa Dua. The 2-hectare site houses a Buddhist temple, a grand mosque, a Protestant church, a Catholic church and a Hindu temple. A harmonious coexistence of five major religions, Puja Mandala is well worth a visit.

Check out the Puja Mandala holy site in Nusa Dua.
Check out the Puja Mandala holy site in Nusa Dua.
Relax at Mengiat Beach

Warm, clear waters, soft, pure sand – Mengiat is the textbook definition of a perfect beach. Whether you want to swim, snorkel, sunbathe, read, or stroll, Mengiat is the place to go.

Play a round of golf

For golf enthusiasts, Nusa Dua is a dream destination. The area is home to several beautiful golf courses and resorts and the weather is perfect for playing a few rounds with friends. These luxurious clubs offer the very best in terms of service and setting and the grounds are beautifully landscaped.

Golf enthusiasts will love the beautiful courses in Nusa Dua. https://www.flickr.com/photos/thirnbeck/8156377732/
Golf enthusiasts will love the beautiful courses in Nusa Dua.
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Off the beaten path…

Seek out the abandoned airplane

Looking for something cool and off-beat to do during your trip to Nusa Dua? Hire scooters for the day and seek out the abandoned airplane. This quirky (and slightly eerie) sightseeing trip will take you to a site near Pandawa Beach, just a short drive from the centre of Nusa Dua

Seek out the abandoned airplane for a cool, off-the-beaten-path experience near Nusa Dua.
Seek out the abandoned aeroplane for a cool, off-the-beaten-path experience near Nusa Dua.

Here you’ll find the long-abandoned aircraft which sits, quietly rusting, in a walled field. No-one knows exactly why or how the aeroplane came to be here. The best guess, however, is that it was the misguided purchases of a Western millionaire who planned to turn the vehicle into a restaurant. Check it out on your way o the beach for a fun side-trip during your time in  Nusa Dua!

Where to eat in Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua Pizza

This Italian restaurant in Nusa Dua serves deliciously authentic pizza in a relaxed atmosphere.

Nusa Dua Pizza offers a wide variety of tasty, traditional flavours and toppings, including delicious vegetarian options. The service is fast and the food exceptional, so head here for dinner while you’re in Nusa Dua!

Mr. Bob Bar and Grill

Head to Mr. Bob Bar and Grill for tasty Italian food, traditional Indonesian fare and American-style burgers at the beachside. The beachfront location of this cozy restaurant by the sea makes for spectacular views, perfect for an evening meal or drinks.

Warung Babi Guling Pak Dobiel

Sample One of Bali’s most famous traditional meals at Warung Babi Guling, for a culinary experience you won’t forget. This traditional warung serves authentic Babi Guling, a melt-in-the-mouth pork dish prepared to perfection.

This Balinese signature regularly has people queuing outside for their fix, so check it out while you’re in town!

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Where to stay in Nusa Dua

To be near the shops

Sty in the centre of Nusa Dua to be close to the area’s main shopping malls and complexes.

Browse high-end brands and unique designs, all within walking distance of your accommodation – perfect if you came to take advantage of Bali’s fierce fashion scene.

To be near the beach

Nusa Dua is all about the beach, so it makes to pick accommodation nearby. Renting a luxury villa in the southern area of Nusa Dua will set you white sand and turquoise waves of the beachside. This means you can roll out of bed and straight on to a sun lounger, to maximise your time relaxing and sunbathing in Bali.

Renting a villa in Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is a luxury destination, offering the finest and fanciest in dining and accommodation. If you want to go all out on your trip to Bali and treat yourself to a taste of the high life, take a look at Villa Marie. Just a few minutes walk from the secluded white-sand paradise of Pandawa Beach, this sensational villa is sumptuously designed for maximum comfort during your stay.

Stay at the magical Villa Marie in Nusa Dua
Stay at the magical Villa Marie in Nusa Dua

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