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This Is Why Nusa Dua Is The Destination Of Choice For Bali’s VVIPs

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Bali’s Nusa Dua is one of the island’s most luxurious and exclusive resort areas.

Nestled away on the Bukit Peninsula, on the southern coast of Bali, Nusa Dua is the favorite destination of some of the world’s most influential people.

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Nusa Dua has been a popular tourist resort for well over a decade. However, the area shot to international acclaim in November 2022 when the resort hosted the G20 Summit. Presidents and Prime Ministers from the world’s twenty biggest economies arrived in Bali and were overwhelmed by the energy of the island.

Nusa Dua is, first and foremost, a luxury resort destination home to big international hotel brands. Yet, the hotel complexes are really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all that Nusa Dua has to offer.

In addition to being a stunning beachfront retreat, Nusa Dua is home to a world-class convention center, golf course, exclusive spas, and wellness facilities too.

In terms of location, Nusa Dua could not be better situated if it tried. An easy 16km, 20-minute drive from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, it’s entirely possible to be on the beach, cocktail in hand, a little over an hour from touching down on the Island of the Gods if you book a stay in Nusa Dua. Ideal!

It’s clear that if you’re looking for a high-end beachside getaway, then Nusa Dua is THE destination for you. But what if you’re feeling a little more adventurous? Nusa Dua still ticks all the right boxes!

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Nusa Dua is a convenient place to use as a base for day trips all around Bali. The cliff-top beach clubs of Uluwatu, like Savaya, are a quick 30-minute drive from the heart of Nusa Dua. Bali’s cultural capital, Ubud, can be reached in just over an hour.

As for day trips to iconic landmarks and heritage sites like Mount Batur, Penglipuran Village, and the Tegallalang Rice Fields, Nusa Dua is a great starting point for your dream day trips in Bali.

So, Nusa Dua may be synonymous with luxury and exclusivity, but it is far from inaccessible. True to Balinese hospitality, Nusa Dua has broad appeal and is home to family-friendly resorts, adult-only retreats, and hotels to suit more modest budgets. If it’s good enough for world leaders, it’s good enough for us, right?!

Nusa Dua is simply charming. The vast expanse of sandy shoreline is calm and pristine. Nusa Dua is one of the most immaculately kept resort areas in Bali.

Naturally, Nusa Dua is a key location for international hotel brands. The Grand Hyatt Bali, Hilton Bali, and Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua, have all secured their own private stretch of Nusa Dua Beach.

We have to admit, although it is tempting to indulge in all that your chosen resort has to offer, during your stay in Nusa Dua, do try to venture a little further than your private beach.


Nusa Dua has so much to offer. Bali is a safe and welcoming destination. Stepping out of the confines and comforts of your hotel is not only safe but sensible…you don’t want to miss out!

Yes, Nusa Dua is evidently a destination for beach lovers and retreat seekers, but before we finish, let’s highlight how the coastal hideaway has something for the foodies and the adrenaline junkies too.


Foodies, don’t miss the chance to dine at Cliff at Canna. The fine dining menu is a real treat, coupled with a clear view of the ocean from the floor-to-ceiling windows and a mellow ambiance; Cliff at Canna is an ideal romantic date night destination.

If all that relaxing and indulging needed a little balancing out, of course, Nusa Dua has the answer too. Nusa Dua is situated next to Tanjung Benoa Beach; Bali’s most popular water sports hub. You can try everything here, from jet skis to parasailing and so much more.


Nusa Dua really does have it all. If you’re planning your next trip to Bali, know that it’s (nearly) impossible to be disappointed by Nusa Dua.

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Wayan Bo

Saturday 25th of March 2023

It started with Ronald Reagan’s visit. Nusa Satu is a bit more excellent as already the name say.


Monday 27th of March 2023

@Wayan Bo, Wrong. Reagan played no part. The land was set aside for development by Suharto in the late 70's. It was finally completed in 1982. Just naming a few.... The Nusa Dua Beach hotel was the 1st and opened in 1983. Reagan stayed there in 1986. Putri Bali and Melia Bali Sol were started in 1983 and opened in 1985 Club Med opened in 1986.

Karen North

Saturday 25th of March 2023

I have a photo of Nusa Dua beach in 1978. Nothing there. A Warung on the left, another on the right. We used to travel by bemos with locals and chickens to get there from Kuta. And Kuta was nothing too. There is no town of Nusa Dua. It is all huge resorts and there is no local beach. It was all sold off to the big companies from 1978.


Sunday 2nd of April 2023

@Karen North, Karen there were villages there...Bualu and Tanjung Benoa.


Saturday 1st of April 2023

@Karen North, I 1st came in 1974 after many repeat visits decided to retire here. My foremost attraction is and was the people. Yes it was obvious development and tourism would change the geographical and physical things which also drew us. This change happens all over the world. But most of the island is outside the tourist area. When I started my land search 20 years ago I had some not negotiable parameters. ..Somewhere where tourism would probably not intrude. ..Somewhere which would not ever become a tourist enclave. It was easily achieved, as it is now. 16 years on from getting the land and 10 living here I've maintained those parameters except for 3 welcomed things paid for by the tourism $. I now have a sealed road, listrik and fibre optic internet.

Karen North

Monday 27th of March 2023

@Shorty, I love in old Bali. It is called Lovina and I couldn't be happier. In 1978 I travelled all around Bali for 1 month so I have seen 1st hand how it has developed. How lucky was I to know Bali in 1978. And I can tell you, outside of Kuta we were not really welcomed. It was a tricky adventure.


Sunday 26th of March 2023

@Karen North, PS. 'All developing places do..' as do all cities and towns as the population grows.


Sunday 26th of March 2023

@Karen North, Karen it's not specific to Nusa Dua/Tanjung Benoa. That's small fry compared to Tuban to Pererenan. Sure, it's changed.I remember a couple of padi at Tuban in 1988. there was no road from Pecan to Uluh Watu Gorge in 1992. You had to walk or hitch a scooter ride to it or Padang Padang. Yes it's changed. All developing places do, particularly those reliant on and seeking tourists. The old Bali still exists in most of the island if you are prepared to seek it.

Danu Indah Prabowo

Saturday 25th of March 2023

This is the most blatant advertisement posing as information I’ve ever seen. The Bali sun has reached new lows in journalism.


Thursday 30th of March 2023

@Danu Indah Prabowo, Once in a while they bring up something important and at least we can comment.90% of this rags articles are paid ads.

J. Maas

Friday 24th of March 2023

Have been there one time, wished to crawl back to Kuta to the life, but couldn’t because it was a package deal. Nothing to do, too quiet, like a prisoncamp.


Saturday 25th of March 2023

@J. Maas, Horses for courses


Saturday 25th of March 2023

@J. Maas, You couldn't live without the Bogan Brigade.

Neil gill

Friday 24th of March 2023

who owned these resorts and where do the profits go to, are they shared within the Bali community, usually not


Saturday 25th of March 2023

@Neil gill, World wide most hotels and resorts are operated by offshore chains. Branded ones like Hilton, Ramada, Four Seasons, Club Med.......attract guests with their consistency. Bali is no different. The Balinese community shares and benefits. Employment for local staff. Many include medical and health cover and a retirement/severance benefit. Local providores for food Local expertise in maintenance Cost of services. Power, water, telephone, internet.. Taxis, hire and rental cars, local restaurants, tours.. Tax. Bed, GST, liquor, profit.. And be realistic. Given the number of resorts and tourists there aren't enough wealthy locals to cover the demand.


Saturday 25th of March 2023

Astute observation.

The Soeharto children used to own many of the large resort at Dusa Dua. Now in the hands of mostly Jakarta based businessmen.

One example of things worked out for the locals: "In 1996, a company owned by Suharto’s son, T. Suharto, forced villagers off their land in Bali to build a 650-hectare Pecatu Indah Resort, near Uluwatu. [raditmahindro.medium]

Nusa Dua bookings should come with a disclaimer explaining it's sad history.