Nusa Dua Beach
Literally translated as “Two Islands,” Nusa Dua is located 40 kilometers from Denpasar.
Literally translated as “Two Islands,” Nusa Dua is located 40 kilometers from Denpasar. Nusa Dua boasts calm waters and wide white sand beaches, lined with more than twenty quiet resort hotels. Built as the Balinese answer to international beach resorts, it is host to many high end five-star hotels, and can make for a sheltered and perhaps watered-down Balinese experience if guests decide only to stay in the comfort of their hotel.
There’s more to Nusa Dua than just soaking up the sun by the beach, as snorkeling and scuba diving are popular in this area and the more adventurous traveler can also head out for a surf. Nusa Dua Theatre holds the Devdan Showfour nights a week, as a spectacular display of Indonesian culture. Alternatively, most hotels will have a Balinese show or dance during the week. Pasifika Museum is a large museum at the Bali Collection Shopping Centre where art lovers can have their fill of local art to work from European artists inspired by Indonesian culture. From Gegar Beach just south of Nusa Dua, travelers can find a pathway up a bluff to Pura Gegar Temple and enjoy the breathtaking vista over the water and take impressive landscape photographs.
Visit the Water Blow, one of the top natural attractions in Nusa Dua, where you can watch the blow hole erupt sea water high up into the sky. A more unique experience of exploring Nusa Dua would be the Bali Camel Ride, where you can ride an expertly trained camel as they amble along the beach.
Hungry tourists can find fresh ikan bakar or grilled fish and more fresh seafood at the Nusa Dua Beach Grill, found south of Gegar Beach. With a little bit more exploration, you can find warungs serving good Balinese fare along and at the corner of Jl Pantai Mengiat.
Catch a Trans-Sarbagita Bus that goes on the Jl Ngurah Rai Bypass, past Sanur to Batabulan. There is also a free shuttle bus that goes between the Bali Collection Shopping Centre and Nusa Dua hotels. A taxi from the airport will cost around IDR120,000.
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