Nusa Dua is located around 30-40 minutes' drive from Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport. This area is well known for water sports in Tanjung Benoa, and Peninsula Island consisting of the hotel complex, mall, beach club, and restaurants, also where some festivals and exhibitions are held.
Nusa Dua Bali can be reached by airport taxi, Kura-Kura Shuttle Bus, Trans Sarbagita public bus, or Bali Collection Shuttle Bus from various locations around Bali. To get around, you can easily use the taxi, rent a motorbike or car, or order the online transportation providers, such as Grab or Go-Jek.
What to do in Nusa Dua Bali
In Nusa Dua Bali, there is so-called Bali Tourism & Development Corporation (BTDC) district, which some of the international five-star hotels are located, including some other beach clubs, restaurants, and Bali Collection Mall where you can shop and dine. This area is also suitable for family and kids, as the beaches have calm water where kids can swim and play safely.
In BTDC complex, you can attend Devdan Show, a dynamic performance about Indonesian traditions and cultures involving some dance, acrobatics, and music; A water blow, where you can see a towering water splash reaching up to 30 meters (98 ft.) high; An annual light festival, which usually happens from May to July; Museum Pasifika Bali, an art museum showing cultural artifacts; Bali National Golf Club; and Nusa Dua Fiesta, showcasing a wide range of art exhibition, cultural performance, music, and sports events, usually happens in October.
Apart from BTDC complex, there are also many Nusa Dua Bali temples around the area, including Pura Geger Temple, Pura Desa, Pura Puseh, Pura Catus Pata, Pura Segara Nata, and Pura Dalem Segara. Some local delicacies are also worth trying, such as Balinese suckling pig in Warung Babi Guling Pak Dobiel (Balinese suckling pig), and Indonesian food in Bumbu Bali restaurant.
Another most unique destination in Nusa Dua Bali you should visit is Puja Mandala. It is actually a compound where all five of Indonesia's major religions' worship places are located: a Hindu temple, a grand mosque, a Buddhist temple, a Catholic church, and a Protestant church. This place indeed shows how all religions are supposed to live in harmony side by side.
Nusa Dua Bali Beach
Nusa Dua Bali has several beaches, including Pantai Mengiat Beach or also known as Nusa Dua Beach, Sawangan Beach Nusa Dua, Segara Sumuh Beach Nusa Dua, Geger Beach, and Gunung Payung Beach from where you can also do paragliding. You can also do some camel-ride along the beach, such as on the beach in front of the Hilton Hotel Nusa Dua, or on Geger Beach.
Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua Bali
Tanjung Benoa is popular for its water sport activities, such as parasailing, banana boat, glass-bottom boat, jet ski, water ski, flying fish, sea walker, scuba diving, wakeboarding, etc. It also has many accommodations along the main road, including a minimarket, café, and restaurants, which all you can explore by foot, motorbike, or car.