Situated on Bali’s eastern coastline, Nusa Dua is a calm and lavish paradise with glorious beach destinations.
Imagine – white-golden sandy beaches, world-class hotels, up-market shopping, well-maintained community facilities, and impressive cultural attractions.
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Designed for luxurious retreats, Nusa Dua is an all-inclusive, upscale enclave for the perfect getaway in beautiful Bali.
So, if you are ready to spoil yourself for the glorious holiday, look no further than Nusa Dua – for the ultimate relaxation in these luxurious beach resorts for under $450.
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
1. Atlantis on land – this resort is completely surrounded by water – The St. Regis Bali Resort
Looking a little like Atlantis on land, The St. Regis Bali Resort is almost completely surrounded by water – and gets straight down to the hallmark definition of tropical paradise.
The instant guests enter into this exclusive resort surrounded completely by crystal blue pools, you’ll be able to enjoy the grand living experience at The St. Regis – a vast stretch of idyllic beachfront world-class suites, with food and luxurious features ready at your fingertips.
Needless to say, relaxing and fun pool activities are plentiful with the amazing: breakfast on the water. (also look out for the poolside Vista Bar for feisty drinks accompanying a cool dip!)
On top of these inviting pools, there is also a swimmable lagoon spanning 3,668 square meters of clear turquoise saltwater. Supervised by the Water Sports Center, salt swimming, refreshing ocean dips, water lounging, surfing and snorkeling are all available in the amazingly beautiful lagoon.
This massive estate also houses the best of both worlds; where the elegance of Balinese-inspired living blends with modern comforts and facilities – all staffed and supervised by professionals and seasoned experts.
Blissful relaxation begins in its Remède Spa, where 8 Spa Suites and treatment rooms are ready for natural pampering and healing your body long deserves.
And if you’re a gym buff, you’ll love its fully equipped Gym Center with glass ceilings opened 24 hours a day.
Brought the kids along? Drop your kids off for fun-filled activities at the Children’s Learning Center, as you get a cooling off and peaceful reading done at the library. Reunite later at the resort’s grand staircase where the magnificent display of light in the Fire Dance Ritual takes place, every single evening.
Last but not least, indulge like true food connoisseurs as each and every dining experience treats you to a feast to remember.
Indulge in four themed restaurants, each unique with spectacular culinary options. Kayuputi will delight you with Asian inspired Haute Cuisine; Boneka dazzles with international delicacies; Dulang’s gazebo serves up local and traditional tastes; and Gourmand Deli provides your daily fix of coffees, wines and artisan foods.
If you’re looking for a bar that lets you chat and dance the night away, King Cole Bar will keep classic cocktails and canépes flowing for fun night out.
Truly, The St. Regis Bali Resort offers an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind and unparalleled stay. At the end of the stay, guests will be able to say “ we had it all and maybe, even more”.
2. Have a tranquil, romantic dinner at their secret cave – Samabe
As you look down from the top of the picturesque cliffs of southern Nusa Dua, Samabe gives you the sweet uninterrupted scenes of dancing ocean waves, against the hotel’s opulent and elegant design.
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Decked in its signature white, elegant boardwalk flooring, gazebos and sun huts – lounging in Samabe is a blissful activity.
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Fancy a private beach with white sand and clear turquoise waters? You can have it at Samabe too!
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Spaciousness is the name of the game in Samabe. The pool, garden and rooms are all in extra generous sizes, so you won’t feel like leaving its ridiculous comfort. (Drinks in the mini bar are also free-flowing with refill options to ensure your absolute enjoyment!)
Romance is another essential in Samabe where engagements and weddings are commonly held at their majestic Pearl Chapel. Take your spouse to the all-white bridal walkway for a quick spin of contemporary glamour and photo-ops!
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Last but not least, while a candlelit dinner on the beach is amazing enough, Samabe takes it a step further with an uber romantic dining option – Secret cave-dining.
Tucked away in a secret cave hideaway, Samabe cave- dining is a stunning five-course special love set menu, accompanied only by dedicated chefs, staff – and of course, the serenade of the crashing waves.
3. The secluded beach retreat with lovely camel rides – Hilton Bali Resort
Appreciating the beauty of Hilton Bali Resort is easy and almost effortless.
Positioned on top of a 40-metre cliff, this 5-star resort is an absolute beauty with its panoramic bird-eye view of the Indian Ocean – and walking around the resort, will give you some truly Instagram-worthy spots.
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Easily mistaken for a palace, the recreation choices here are endless. There are four interconnected swimming pools, children’s lagoon and a fun water slide.
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If you feel like getting away from the crowd, go to Serenity – a secluded beach retreat with private cabanas where sun loungers’ dreams come alive.
Also don’t forget to indulge in delicious sushi at its Benkay Japanese Restaurant. If Japanese food is not your thing, you may also take a pick from seven other dining options to spoil your palate and fill your belly.
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Often see pre-wedding pictures with Camel Safari Ride overlooking the deep blue sea? Chances are you are looking at pictures taken at Hilton Bali Resort – famous for the breathtaking views and romantic ambience.
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There is also another signature activity linked with Hilton Bali Resort – seaweed farming at Geger Beach, which is just a small alley away.
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This amusing activity happens twice a day; Watch as local villagers collect seaweed while the sweet sun is rising or setting in the background.
4. Jump into the pool directly from your room! – The Laguna
Yet another 5-star hotel, The Laguna is definitely another one not to be missed.
Located just south of Nusa Dua, this beachfront-themed hotel will inspire you with its tranquil setting of vivid tropical gardens and seven sparkling blue lagoons.
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A typical welcome at The Laguna includes a refreshing drink, with a swift and fuss-free service for guests to settle in. You will immediately be able to enjoy many hotel amenities, such as spa with a waterfall, or a cutting-edge fitness center.
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If you stay at their studio suite with lagoon access, you can jump into the water directly from your room!
Dining at The Laguna’s Banyubiru restaurant, is also a highlight of its own – where extensive a la carte menu and various buffets from Western to Asian cuisines – are served in an open outdoor area overlooking the expansive lagoon and tropical garden.
Feeling up for an adventure? The Laguna is situated so close to some islands you can even paddle to, straight from the resort. (This means fun-filled days of island exploration!)
At The Laguna, you can expect nothing less than perfect, where even the most demanding of guests will be happily satisfied, and loyal guests stay for over a month.
Ps: Don’t forget to catch the mystique Balinese Fire Dance everyday at 6.45pm too!
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5. How about a round of giant chess? – Grand Hyatt
Hyatt is a big name in the hotel & resort industry worldwide and when Hyatt promises, Hyatt delivers.
Conceived as a water palace with lakes, landscape gardens and five lagoons surrounding low-rise Balinese style buildings – comfort and luxury at this world-class hotel blends perfectly with the peacefulness of a secluded beach resort.
On the beautiful grounds of Hyatt, lies a lotus pond where lush palm trees stand tall, and on the other side – an irresistible giant marble chess set is placed on a large stretch of green grass overlooking the ocean.
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You will also witness a river pool with unbelievably beautiful naturally surroundings. Resort activities and dining are also guaranteed to bring endless fun and enjoyment, where international cuisines are served in many of its restaurants and cafe.
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Make sure to check out Pasar Senggol, a highly anticipated entertainment in Grand Hyatt. Designed as a contemporary Balinese night market, you get to dine under the stars among the delightful aroma that lingers in the air.
All you need to do? Enjoy your Grand Hyatt experience while an open amphitheatre completes a cultural and magical night.
6. Lagoon suites on the cliff? Yes please! – The Ritz Carlton Bali
Taking advantage of its cliffside position, this luxury resort reveals a splendid 180º view of the Indian ocean – and travellers are warmly welcomed with top notch views of white beaches with calm lapping waves, as Bali’s natural floral fragrance fills the air.
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Relax and surrender to the breathtaking scenery and soothing ambience in beachfront villas and famous lagoon suites, where you can walk from the bed straight into the pool.
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Day to day activities here are really therapeutic with poolside lounging and private beach exploration, where camel safari rides are a daily occurrence.
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Their warm beach is also home to sea turtle hatching activity!
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A private and intimate dinner date with a wonderful seascape in the evening can also be done in a quaint and dimly lit gazebo.
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With the ocean view ahead of you and beautiful sunset sky above, savor the delectable dishes and to-die-for desserts in the company of your loved ones.
Next, stroll under the starry night and you may just encounter the fiery fireshow by the troops of enchanting dancers. At The Ritz Carlton Bali, evenings turn into truly unforgettable nights where flames and passion clash.
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7. Comfort, luxury; and an annual sea turtle release! – Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach
Three notable things from Hotel Nikko Bali Benoa Beach:
Having recently refurbished and equipped rooms and suites, Hotel Nikko Bali shows their commitment to offering modern and updated comfort for its patrons.
Its location offers conveniences unlike any other as it is highly strategic, ideal for walks and easily accessible.
Hotel Nikko Bali is often praised for its great value for money, while never sacrificing quality.
If these three gems of reasons cannot convince you – Hotel Nikko Bali’s free wifi, extensive breakfast buffet, private balcony decks, spa, dining venues and complete hotel facilities surely will.
And if you stay at the Roof Ocean Front Suite, you will get a large private terrace, gazebo and sun lounges.
Hotel Nikko Bali also boasts a beautiful pool area, and excellent beachfront walk up to Nusa Dua where many interesting activities take place.
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As part of the local sea & environment campaign, Hotel Nikko Bali has an annual Sea Turtle Release (turtle eggs hatch, and baby turtles are released!) – where many will participate in this endearing event and leave with joyful hearts.
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8. Private seclusion in luxurious space – Ulu Segara Luxury Suites & Villas
Formerly The Sawangan Luxury Suites & Villas, this 5-star accommodation promises a getaway marked with utter relaxation and a feast for the senses.
Situated at the end of the road of all luxury hotels in Nusa Dua, Ulu Segara immediately stands out with its supremely serene and peaceful surroundings.
As you step into its front entrance, a grand hall with stone design and spacious lobby greets you with the warmest welcome.
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Dominated with earthy hued walls and glass panel doors and windows, direct ocean views from the best of Nusa Dua beaches – such as Geger Beach and Tanjung Benoa, are a divine sight to be seen every day.
Ulu Segara is also often praised and sought after for its room cleanliness, amazing services and freedom of privacy, that can be hard to attained in other popular hotels during high season in Nusa Dua.
Their popular choice for great value is 1-bedroom villa – with your own private cliff top pool and a beautiful cabana! For the enrichment of soul and mind in spacious and luxurious seclusion, Ulu Segara is the perfect solution.