Nusa Dua, on a small outcrop of Bali in Indonesia, is a true slice of heaven in South East Asia. Palm trees sway in the breeze, while the crystal clear waters gently lap the deserted golden beaches, making Nusa Dua a fantastic place to simply relax and unwind. The growing popularity of Bali with tourists, particularly those from Australia, means that there is always plenty to do within easy reach of Nusa Dua accommodation. At the same time, a villa in Nusa Dua offers guests more private and tranquil surroundings than the resorts further north on the island.
There are plenty of sports on offer around Nusa Dua for those not content to simply lie on the beach and soak up the sun. As you would expect, water sports are quite big in Indonesia, and the beach known locally as Dreamland is a fantastic place for surfing, although is not suitable for beginners. Parasailing and jetskiing are also available, as well as hire of masks and fins for anyone who wants to snorkel. There are also a number of dive companies around Nusa Dua for those who want to venture a little deeper.
For those who want to enjoy the marine life of the island without getting their feet wet, glass-bottomed boats are available for hire in Nusa Dua, allowing you to see what is going on under the water, and providing a great way to get out to Turtle Island.
For a more relaxing activity, there are three 18-hole golf courses all within walking distance of Nusa Dua, and there are also lots of spots which are ideal for fly-fishing, with several operators in Nusa Dua hiring out equipment. For those looking for something really adventurous, paintballing is on offer just down the road, and is a really fun activity for any large groups coming to the island.
The island of Bali is crammed with fascinating places to learn about Indonesian culture. One of the most popular is the small town of Uluwatu, which is home of one of Indonesia’s most famous temples. Here visitors can view the temple buildings which were built many centuries ago as well as watch cultural dance performances.
Bali’s tropical climate means that the weather is generally hot all year-round, with highs of 26C during December and 23C in June. The months of April to October are best for families looking for a beach holiday, with long, sunny days and little rain. There is however plenty to do in Bali besides lying on the beach, so even during the wet season of October to March visitors to Nusa Dua can have a great holiday.
Nusa Dua is 25km from Bali’s international airport at Denpasar (DPS). Taxis and shuttle buses are available from the airport to take you to your Nusa Dua holiday home, or for those who want to explore the island during their stay a hire car may be a better option.