Nusa Dua is a special, self contained tourism estate, built
comprising a large Bali Convention Centre and complemented with
super-de-luxe resorts. Here you will find some of the world’s best known
hotel names, like the Grand Hyatt, the Westin Resort, the Laguna Resort
& Spa, the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Melia Bali, Nikko Bali,
Novotel Nusa Dua, and the Ayodya. The sprawling hotels offer
beautifully manicured gardens, fantastic panoramic views of the blue
ocean beyond, long stretches of white beaches and swaying palm trees.
And, adhering to the architectural rule here, no hotel is built taller
than a palm tree, making Nusa Dua a truly tropical dream paradise. Some
twenty years ago Nusa Dua was a barren and deserted area, where just a
few fishing communities lived. A French company entrusted with compiling
the Bali master plan recommended that Bali’s unique culture be
protected from an undiscriminating onslaught of tourists to the island.
In order to do this, the bulk of hotels and tourist facilities must be
kept apart from the essential way of life and culture of Bali. Thus the
development of the Nusa Dua resort was envisaged in this barren area,
which would not encroach on the lush agricultural land of Bali, and
provide routes inland to access the myriad attractions that the island
offers. Today, Nusa Dua is Bali’s top venue for important
international conventions. The historic 2008 Climate Change Conference
was held here, as are international Summits participated by heads of
Nusa Dua is easily
accessible from Bali’s Ngurah Rai airport directly by a wide highway.
Hotels usually provide their own transportation. There is a shuttle bus
between the hotels in Nusa Dua. Since all hotels are situated rather far
in from the main gate, you must hire a taxi to see sights outside of
Besides going for
meetings and conventions, Nusa Dua offers some of Bali’s best Spas for
ultimate pampering and relaxation. There are also good golf courses and
Olympic sized swimming pools. At Laguna Hotel you can have your own
private pool by your room.
All hotels in Nusa Dua offer fine dining, or have their own coffee shops. There are no roadside stalls here.