Nusa Dua is almost in it’s own Bali Bubble. Beautiful. Clean. Luxury hotel community. It has it’s pro’s and con’s (as do most things), but it’s perfect for a Bali family holiday.
Nusa Dua is only about 30 minutes from Kuta but the two are worlds apart. Nusa Dua is quiet and secluded. It is predominantly luxury hotels and a small shopping centre. The beaches are less crowded here but not that great for surf. If you want peace and quiet and 5 star accommodation you will love it here. If you want to be closer to the action or even just more within a local community then it’s probably not for you. My only disapointment when I went to Nusa Dua was that I didn’t really feel like I was in Bali. Having said that, it would be a perfect place to stay for a Bali family holiday, paticuarly with very young children, as there are less crowds and traffic and the beaches are calmer.
The Ugly Truth
- Does feel like you are in a resort bubble
- Lacks culture
- Not a huge variety of things to do
The Silver Lining
- Calm beaches perfect for children swimming
- Beautiful Resorts
- Safety – security checkpoints before you enter
- Perfect for relaxing
Things To Do
Nusa Dua is not known for being a hive of activity. It is much slower paced then Kuta etc. There is a small shopping centre and some markets. Restaurants. Riding Bicycles. And a lot of the other things to do would be at your hotel or other hotels. A great area to relax and unwind. If you stay here, I would recommend you venture out into other areas at times (which is easy enough – depending on traffic).
- Romantic Getaways
- Family holidays
- Safety (security check points to access Nusa Dua Area)
- Business meetings and conventions
- Luxury spa’s and facilities
- Peace and Quiet