Co-written by Cisca, Dawn Pillay, Antonia Fransiska, Val Caulin
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.
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.
For those who those who are on tighter budget, there are good value for money accommodation that you can consider too!
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.
Nusa Dua/Benoa Beach is the place to go for water activities.
And if you’re a fun-loving banana boat enthusiast (and also on budget), you’ll definitely fall in love with the cute and cheerfully colorful Ion Bali Benoa.
Even its Lobby Lounge and Restaurant follows its whimsical theme.
2-1. Pocket-friendly Family Choice at Novotel Bali Benoa (From USD $76)
Want to save some cash but also wish to bask in the sand and sea?
Located at the seafront at the edge of Tanjung Benoa peninsula at Nusa Dua, you can do just that at the Novotel Bali Benoa.
For a budget-friendly property, the hotel is equipped with a kid’s club, where young guests aged 5 to 12 can be well taken care of, while Mommy and Daddy explore Bali at their own pace.
When it comes to accommodations, you can get a good selection of Family Rooms and Suites.
The hotel also offers a kid’s menu, welcome gift for kids, and a kiddie pool.
Photos via Novotel Bali Benoa
And you can get all of these for a lesser cost, compared to other family-friendly properties in Bali.
2-2. Fun classes for family at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel (From USD $120)
Finding a variety of family accommodations by the beach?
This luxury beachfront hotel has Deluxe Rooms for 3 and 4, and Family Rooms complete with kids’ space and bunk beds.
And that’s not to mention the long list of activities your kids can indulge in.
The Gecko Kid’s Club offers half-day activities, and if you’re a parent to 3- to 12-year-olds, rest assured that your little ones will be supervised with highly qualified staff during playtime.
So you can enjoy some downtime in Bali, or indulge in the resort’s amenities like spa or a romantic meal.
As a family, you can take part in activities such as Fruit Carving Class, Coconut Weaving Class, Garden Tour and Watersports.
You can even make full use of the Game Room for entertainment!
Photos via: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel
2-3. Indulge in French luxury: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort (From USD $165)
Part of the Sofitel French luxury hotel chain, the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is where you can experience the harmonious blend of French and Balinese royal treatment.
Each suite and villa is fitted with Hermès amenities, while other rooms feature French luxury amenities.
Here, you can enjoy the full royal treatment with high-quality rooms and suites, butler service, a soothing lagoon pool, and a private beach where jet-skiing and boat excursions are available.
If you opt for a luxury room, you’ll even have access to the luxury lounge, where high-class refreshments, evening cocktails, wine-tastings and other premium services are available for you.
Imagine enjoying wine as you look out of the window, enjoying a perfect view of the sea – isn’t that the ideal life?
3-1. 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”.
3-2. 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.
3-3. 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!
Photo via: Samabe
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.