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Looking for a place to escape from it all? Nusa Dua gives you the ultimate luxurious paradise – with its lavish hotels, white-golden sand beaches, gloriously upscale shopping, and so much more.

You might have read about the luxurious beach resorts in Nusa Dua, such as St. Regis, a resort that’s completely surrounded by water (Atlantis on earth?); or the romance of Samabe’s secret cave dining.

Apart from these amazing places to stay, vacationing at Nusa Dua gets even better with a lot of fun things to do. Read on for 8 things you should definitely do while enjoying paradise in Nusa Dua!

1. Catch the Magnificent Waterblow at Nusa Dua

Envision majestic Indian Ocean waves crashing against rock cliffs – have you ever seen a waterblow in person? Visit the hidden rock cliff in Nusa Dua to witness one of nature’s prettiest sights.


This natural phenomenon happens when waves hit the narrow space within the rock cliff where pressure builds, and water then blows up!


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And remember; be careful to keep a distance to avoid getting wet.

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Magnificent Waterblow

Address: Nusa Dua Beach, Semenanjung Nusa Dua, Badung, Bali 80517
Getting There: Located near Hotel Grand Hyatt, find the wide grass field, then follow the path to the waterblow entrance.

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2. Join Captain Jack Sparrow’s crew at The Pirates Bay

Who says you can only find pirates in the Caribbean?


Right here in Nusa Dua, you can imagine yourself treasure-hunting while you dine at The Pirates Bay.

The outdoor setting is perfect to catch the sea breeze while hanging out at your chosen spot –  a replica pirate ship on the sand, a tree house, a bay lookout tower, or even a pirates’ kitchen!



Scattered around the grounds are numerous castaway-inspired setups such as thatch-roofed beach huts, bonfires, tents, and picket fences that are nods to Robinson Crusoe, Jack Sparrow and everything ‘piratesque’.


If you are really into the pirate craze, you can actually sign up for one of their package experience, where you can don pirate costumes available for rent, to get into the mood and search for loot. And you get to really camp, make and fly kites, cook and more.

Of course, nothing beats the childhood thrill of dressing up with an eye patch and headscarf, then discovering a wooden ‘treasure chest’ filled with golden coins!

As for the real food at the restaurant, the menu features the usual mix of European, Indonesian and seafood dishes, with kid-sized versions of pirate fish and chips, nuggets and satay for the little ones.

The Pirates Bay

Location : The Bay Bali ITDC Area Lot C-0, Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Bali 80361
Contact: +62 361 894 8138

Official site 

3. Catch a hottie’s eye – Surf & Turf Surf Rider

Want to be a cool kid and ride the waves? You can now do so at Surf & Turf, a beach club and water attraction that also houses one of Bali’s first surf rider.


Photo via: Surfturf Bali

Surf those monstrous waves in the pool! Even if you haven’t got any surfing experience, don’t worry – experienced instructors are always on standby to help you impress as many babes and hunks as possible.

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We mean, to help you get the best experience possible.

Just note that you have to have a minimum height of 133cm to get on the Flow Board, and 107 cm to get on the Body Board.


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Sorry, kids. There’s always next year.

Surf & Turf Surf Rider

Prices: Adults from USD $19, Children from USD $9 (Price for 2 hours of play time)
Address: Kawasan Wisata BTDC, The Bay, Lot C-0, Nusa Dua, Bali
Contact: Local – (+62 361) 8499 166 or (+62 361) 9388 008; Foreign – (+62 361) 8499 162
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am – 7pm / Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 9pm

Official site

4. Cirque du Soleil meets culture of Indonesia – Devdan Show

What makes the Devdan dance and culture show so different from the many traditional dance performances in Bali?

It perfectly reflects the “Zeitgeist” of Indonesia, marrying the rich culture of the country with modernity and contemporary elements. The 90-minute world-class show takes you on a journey throughout Bali..


Sumatra, Java..


Borneo and Papua.


One minute you admire an intricate traditional dance, performed by an array of dancers on a state-of-the-art stage, bustling with excitement and countless stage effects ranging from torrential rain to flame bursts.


In the next, you are taken by surprise with modern solo and duo acrobatic aerial acts, so beautifully choreographed and performed.


Devdan Show is perfect for all ages; and the stories are easily understood with discreet signage of the various acts in numerous languages throughout the show.

Those eager to learn about different Indonesian regions will be leaving the visually and artistically delightful show with memories well beyond the exit door.

PS: Stage and artistic directors of the famed Cirque du Soleil were involved in the acrobatic training and stage creation when Devdan Show was launched in 2011. Devdan Show was awarded Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards (ITTA) Foundation’s prestigious “Indonesia’s leading tourism show 2014/2015” shortly after!

Devdan Show

Address: Komplek ITDC, Nusa Dua Bali – Indonesia 80363
Contact: +62 361 770197
Opening hours: Open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 7.30 to 9pm (Closed on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday)
Price: Tickets from $40 per person

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5. Seaweed paradise – Geger Beach

Nestled in Nusa Dua, Bali’s luxury villa neighbourhood, Geger Beach has experienced development at one end, while the other remains gorgeously untouched.

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In fact, what’s left of this little slice of paradise is a hideout for passionate beach-goers looking for a break from the crowd.  The place is popular with local expats rather than tourists, no surprises since they are probably residents in the high-end locality.

While you enjoy your quiet afternoon by the sand and sea, don’t forget to visit its seaweed farms, where the plants are harvested to produce cosmetics. You can even spot the farmers at work on the beach.

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With calm and crystal clear water, Geger Beach is also perfect for swimmers and snorkellers. Its seaweed farms attract spectacular reef fish into the shallow waters too!

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Geger beach

Coordinates here

Where to stay
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6. Zoom up like a superhero: Flyboarding at Nusa Dua

From the flat waters of Tanjung Benoa Beach, a man just sprouts a jet of water coming out from what appears to be a boot.


You might start to wonder – is it Iron Man or Aqua Man?

Well, this is the newest kid on the block – Flyboarding.


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Invented by a former jet-ski champion, Franky Zapata, it combines a surfing board and a Jet Ski motor.

You’ll be wearing a boot attached to a surfing board with a hose connected to a motor, usually from a water vessel.

With high water pressure, you will be propelled into the air, with water ejecting from the nozzles – yes, very much like a superhero saving the day.

The basic flyboarding is while standing upright, but if you’re more experienced and want to experiment, you can even dive into the water like a human dolphin.

Recent flyboarding events also showcase acrobatic stunts! (Of course, don’t try this if you aren’t trained!)


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As the newest attraction in Nusa Dua, flyboarding can propel you up to 15 metres high.

A great adventure for the adrenaline junkies!

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Bali Apollo Dive and Water Sport

Address: Jl Pratama 70, Tanjung Benoa
Direction: Tanjung Benoa Beach, Nusa Dua is situated south of Bali, 25 minutes away from Kuta Beach and 45 minutes from Sanur
Cost: Rates starts at $125 per person ( 20-25 minute-ride)
Phone: +62 8123 800 147

7. Abandoned planes make great adventures – Nusa Dua Plane

Have you heard about the abandoned planes in Kuta and Pandawa? Apparently, journeying to find these planes seems to be a popular thing to do in Bali now!

From an old Boeing 737 strangely set in the middle of residential houses in Kuta to the one in South Kuta near Pandawa beach – these abandoned planes make for truly fascinating photos.

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The abandoned planes bear an uncanny similarity to each other – both have people claiming to be their owners, with plans to turn these gigantic flying contraptions into restaurants.

These planes have yet to come to fruition, though for now, the abandoned planes serves as a unique attraction for adventure-loving seekers, who would love to attempt walking on a wing without risking their necks.

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And for those who’ve always wished to be able to touch the wing of a plane, or even walk on it – feel free to do so when you come up on the abandoned plane right here in Nusa Dua!

Getting there: The second abandoned plane is located in South Kuta, along the Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan road. It is a 5 min drive and/or 40 min walk from Pandawa Beach. Coordinates here.

8. Stay at a glorious resort, or enjoy the resort with a day pass! – Hilton Bali Resort

Famed for being one of the most luxurious beach getaways, Nusa Dua has plenty of fantastic beach resorts with the luxurious amenities you might just be looking for.


And one of the luxurious beach resorts in Nusa Dua, is the elegant Hilton Bali Resort.

With a claim to fame of incredible island and ocean views, and perched at the top of a 40m cliff towering above a secluded white sand beach – the sprawling, landscaped grounds of the Hilton Bali Resort are easily mistaken for a palace.

Hilton Bali Resort Pool

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Better yet, for those who love luxurious resort facilities, but don’t want to stay there – Hilton Bali Resort is one of those special luxury resorts offering a day pass for non-hotel guests called ‘A Day in Paradise’.

The pass costs Rp 200,000 (approximately USD $14) per adult and includes entry for one child.

It gives you access to…

  • the resort’s pools and private beach

  • one complimentary towel per person

  • one hour access to the Jungle Camp Kids Club for children under 12

  • 15% discount on food and beverages

  • 25% discount on selected spa treatments at the Mandara Spa.

Also, if you spend a minimum of Rp 500.000 on food and beverage, you get a half day use of your own private Cabana by the beach!


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Hilton Bali Resort

From USD $150
Address: Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua, Bali 80363, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 773377

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9. Get the Royal treatment with classic tea in old world luxury – The St. Regis Bali Resort, Nusa Dua

You will feel like a Queen (or King) as you are served a traditional high tea by white gloved waiters, whilst listening to the gentle flow of classical piano music.


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Step away from Bali for a few hours and into old world Europe in the opulent King Cole bar.


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The high tea is quintessentially British, with award pastry chefs creating the most divine treats. Even better than that – it’s buffet! Eat as many of these fabulous creations as you want.


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Why not jazz up your afternoon with St Regis’s signature cocktail – a Bloody Mary? It will certainly put a spring in your step.


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If you stay into the early evening you can expect to see the impressive King Cole traditional dancing and fire show – you might as well stay for dinner too.


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St Regis Bali

Contact: +62 361 300 6796
Address: Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua, Lot S6, PO Box 44 · Nusa Dua, Bali, 80363 Indonesia
Opening Times: 3pm to 5.30pm
Price: Afternoon Tea Package Rp 350.000 nett per pax (Approximately $25.50), free for children below 9 years old

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10. Finding Nemo – The Ultimate Seawalker Experience (Nusa Dua)

Confused by the title? Well, there will be no miracles today, no one is walking on water! Instead, you are going to walk under it. Even the non-swimmers in the family can enjoy this underwater discovery.


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It does not get better than this, getting up close and personal with the fish and stunning aquatic life – you won’t even get your hair wet.

Just a short boat trip from the Grand Mirage Resort takes you to the purpose built ‘dive site’. Prepare to be amazed as you put on your special helmets and descend down the steps into the aquatic paradise.

You can hand feed the fish (how fun!), or just watch as they swim around the unbelievably gorgeous live coral formations.


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Our favourite bit? You get to look like an Astronaut in the cool space age helmets. The kids will be so excited about showing these photos off when they get back to school.

The Ultimate Seawalker Experience (Nusa Dua)

Address: Grand Mirage Resort, Jl Pratama No.74 Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua 80363
Contact: + 0361 776 322
Price Range: Adult $75 Child $65 Family (2 adults 2 children) $238
Opening Hours: Daily 8am – 4pm

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11. Visit a hidden beach – Gunung Payung, Pandawa Beach

There are at least 2 hidden beaches in Nusa Dua that we know off, and you should make sure to plan some time visiting these beaches!

11-a. Panoramic Views – Gunung Payung Beach

Gunung Payung is not only a hidden paradise, but is also (thankfully) quite accessible for being one.


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Just an hour drive away from Denpasar City, located at Nusa Dua – one can follow a marker road to reach here. Once here, get treated to panoramic views of the ocean right to the horizon!


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The beach is clean and perfect for trying out some yoga. You can also engage in various activities like surfing and snorkeling – or more culturally interesting ones like getting a glimpse of the local ways of life.

Watch the seaweed farmers and sea urchin collectors go about their daily chores, and strike up a conversation or two, just to learn more about what they do. Who knows, you might just be able to sample seaweed or sea urchin thanks to your new friendship. :p

Gunung Payung Beach

Directions: The beach is located to the east of the famous Pandawa Beach so one can easily ask locals around the area to get there. Alternatively you can try looking for the Gunung Payung Temple. But prepared for some serious stair climbing (300 steps)!
Address:Jalan Gunung Umbrella 1, Nusa Dua, South Kuta, Badung regency, Bali, Indonesia. Coordinates here

11-b. Of limestone cliffs and epic towering statues – Pandawa Beach

Pandawa beach may be one of the best-kept secrets, especially since it is far less famous than Kuta or Dreamland Beach. Not only is it great for your usual day-on-a-beach-paradise – it is also an ideal place for a amazing photos to fill your Instagram feed with. Located in Kutuh village in the south of Bali, Pandawa is hidden behind rugged limestone cliffs.


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There is one road leading to the beach: a path cut out of the limestone wall.

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The rest of the beach is beautiful, secluded and untouched: white sands, roaring blue waves. There are 5 towering statues carved into the cliffs that you can pose with and get cool photos of: Yudhistira, Bima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sadewa who are the Panca Pandawa, 5 brothers from shadow puppet theatre.


Photo by Maxtu Photography

But the best part of this beach has got to be the unusual road leading in and out of it: stand in the middle of the path with limestone faces rising up on either side of you for an epic photo of your day at this incredible hidden beach.

Pandawa Beach

Address: Jalan Pantai Pandawa. Coordinates here.

12. A family-friendly adventure, or a romantic stroll? You decide – Mangrove Boardwalk

Fact: 23% of the world’s mangroves are in Indonesia.

When you visit the country with the most mangroves in the world, you know you definitely have to visit at least one of them.

And what better than the Mangrove Forest in Denpasar, which covers a massive 1,373.05 hectares of land?

Stroll down the lovely mangrove boardwalk and appreciate the beauty of the mangrove ecosystem all around!


Whether you’re bringing your family along for a relaxing day (that can also be educational for the kids), or taking a romantic stroll admiring the beautiful mangroves – Mangrove Boardwalk is a perfect fit for any itinerary.


Photo via GP Bali Photography

Mangrove Boardwalk

Address: Jl ByPass Ngurah Rai, Denpasar, Bali
Price: While tourists are charged IDR$ 200,000 (approximately $14), you can actually bargain down to IDR$ 50,000 (approximately $3)!

With 12 super fun things to do in Nusa Dua, your luxurious vacation can only get better. Let us know if you’ve been to any of these places below! (Or better yet, send us a photo!)

PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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