10 Ideas For a Holiday In Nusa Dua

The Bali resort of Nusa Dua is a tourist paradise with luxury hotels, white-gold sand beaches, upscale shopping, excellent restaurants, manicured lawns and much more.
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Apart from the above, there are a few other cool places and exciting activities that you can check out if you find yourself tired of lying by the hotel pool.


 In the resort area of Nusa Dua, there is a pleasant park called the Garden of Hope, located on the Peninsula cape. It's a great place for picnics, jogging, and admiring the ocean. Periodically, music festivals are held there, and in a special amphitheater, shows called Kecak Dance and Barong Dance are performed on Fridays. In these expressive dances, the performers tell the legend of Prince Sri Rama, his wicked stepmother Devi Sinta, and the tyrant Rahwana. The show costs 150k rupiah and takes place from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
In the center of the park, there is a statue of Sri Krishna and Arjuna. Nearby, there's a natural attraction called Water Blow. Rock formations and the ocean have created a peculiar shape, where the waves burst upwards in a powerful, multi-meter fountain. You can not only get thoroughly soaked there but also enjoy the spectacle of this powerful natural phenomenon. The place is not very crowded and has its own unique vibe. By the way, on one of the small round platforms on the way to the water, if you speak loudly enough, you can experience an interesting and rather strange acoustic effect. Experiment and try to find this spot.
Be careful, walk only on the designated paths, and do not approach the edge of the cliff. Keep in mind that nature is unpredictable; if there are no significant waves or if it is low tide, the fountain will not appear, and you will have to wait for the tide and some ocean agitation. In any case, even with calm water, the place is quite interesting. From there, you can enjoy a nice view and a more pleasant sunset than from the beach itself.
It is located here.
Opening hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entrance fee: 25,000 IDR

Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding at Mengiat Beach (Nusa Dua)

Another way to have a great time is to rent a couple of kayaks or paddleboards and embark on a sea journey through the calm waters of the beach. The entrance to the bay, where the beach is located, is protected by a reef barrier, which means there are hardly any big waves. You can also bring along a mask and fins for some snorkeling.
The main thing is to keep an eye on your board so it doesn't drift away and to bring plenty of sunscreen. The sun spares no one. Of course, low tide is not the best time for this kind of activity. This pleasure usually costs around 200k rupiah, but it all depends on your bargaining skills. Rental shops are located near the main entrance to the beach on both sides.

The Museum Pasifika

If you are interested in culture, you must visit the Museum Pasifika, where works of art from Asia-Pacific countries are displayed. You can spend several hours here, wandering through the eleven exhibition halls that showcase different parts of the Asia-Pacific region, exploring collections of historical artifacts and cultural items from various Asia-Pacific countries. The museum features more than 600 works by over 200 artists from 25 countries, offering a harmony of diverse styles and artistic forms that pay homage to the region's cultural heritage.
The Museum Pasifika regularly hosts specialized exhibitions, and you can find information about these on their website. It consistently ranks among the top five tourist attractions out of 55 in the Nusa Dua area and in the top 50 out of 600 in Bali, and for good reason.
The museum is open from 10 AM to 6 PM, and guided tours are available in various languages for an additional fee. You can arrange tours via WhatsApp at +62361774935.
Admission Fee - 90,000 Indonesian Rupiah


If you've never played golf and want to give it a try, or if you're already a seasoned professional, Bali National Golf won't disappoint you. It's a world-class 18-hole course.
From holes 1 to 9, there are streams, canyons, and local flora and fauna. Holes 10 through 16 offer golfers lush, gently sculpted groves. Finally, the island green on the 17th hole and the 18th hole by the lake are challenging finishing holes that will test any golfer.
The course has been awarded numerous accolades, such as the Asian Golf Awards for Best Golf Course in Asia in 2014, Best Golf Resort in Indonesia in 2017 by Golf Digest USA, Best Golf Courses in 260 Countries in 2018 by Golf Digest USA, and Best Golf Course in Indonesia in 2018 by the Asian Golf Awards.
On the premises of the Bali National Golf Club, you'll find everything a golfer could need, including rentals, shops, hotels, experienced staff, coaches, and more.
The club is located here.

Underwater restaurant at the Kempinski hotel

If you're feeling hungry, there's a unique restaurant in Nusa Dua located inside an aquarium. Yes, the view and atmosphere in this place are quite unusual. Fish swimming around you, creating a mood-setting soundtrack, and of course, exquisite cuisine prepared by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Baptiste Natali.
At Koral, you can indulge in elegant dishes inspired by Indonesian coastal aromas and crafted from local ingredients in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere. Reservations for a table must be made in advance via the link provided. There are certain rules to follow, such as each table being intended for two guests only, no children or infants allowed (children are only admitted for breakfasts), no flip-flops or sleeveless attire for men, and taking personal photos is prohibited. Additionally, the cost for lunch or dinner is no less than 1,000,000 rupiahs per person for a regular table, and 3,000,000 rupiahs per person for one of the tables in the aquarium tunnel.


If sitting in the aquarium and eating seafood doesn't appeal to you today, you can try catching those seafood yourself by booking a sea fishing excursion. Experienced captains, familiar with the best fishing spots, will assist you in catching fish, which you can later boast about in company, making grand gestures with your hands. Of course, fishing is unpredictable. Such companies specialize in individual fishing trips, so whether you're an expert or a novice, regardless of your age, they'll provide a qualified guide who will do their utmost to make your fishing experience successful. Quality gear will also contribute to this.
Bali is home to a plethora of fish species, including mackerel, wahoo, mahi-mahi, tuna, sailfish, barracuda, and many types of reef fish. You'll be targeting big tuna, blue marlin, mackerel, and various other deep-sea fish. There's also bottom fishing, where you have the chance to catch red snapper, bluefin trevally, and other fish with peculiar names. So, the potential catch is quite diverse.

Devdan Show

The word "DEVDAN" originates from the Sanskrit "Deva" and "Dhana," meaning "God's grace," which, according to the show's organizers, translates to "The Treasures of Indonesia are God's gifts to the Indonesian people."
The Devdan Show, held at the Bali Nusa Dua Theatre, showcases Indonesia's rich and diverse culture through stunning effects, dazzling costumes, unique contemporary cultural dances, and aerial acrobatic performances.
This dance cultural show narrates the various Indonesian cultural traditions through dance. And there's much to tell, as the country boasts a vast array of diverse cultural traditions. Despite being united under one flag and name, from the perspective of traditional culture, the country more resembles a picturesque patchwork quilt.
The 90-minute show takes you on a journey across Indonesia, from Sumatra and Java to Borneo and Papua. You'll witness intricate and exotic traditional dances performed by a multitude of artists. All of this is accompanied by a myriad of stage effects, from pouring rain to flames.
In the next moment, you'll be breathless as you admire a modern solo performance and a duo of aerial acrobats. In short, there will be plenty of impressions.
Devdan Show is perfect for all ages. Those who want to learn more about the different regions of Indonesia will get acquainted with the country during this delightful show and will remember it for a long time.
Showtimes: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 19:30 to 21:00.
Price: from 300k for adults and 150k for children.
Official website: http://www.devdanshow.com/
For reservations, contact: +62 361 770197.

Bali wake park

Water sports enthusiasts will be attracted to the wake park. Here you can ride wakeboards if you already know how, or take lessons from an instructor who will teach you this sport. In addition to wakeboarding, there's also kneeboarding, water skiing, and wakesurfing available. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, spend time at the water bar, and have fun on inflatable water platforms set up as an obstacle course. The park is open from 10:00 to 18:00, and if you just want to visit the restaurant or pool bar, admission is free.
The cable car used for wakeboarding follows a schedule. If you're a beginner, plan your visit for times when the slow mode is operating.
Here's the pricing:
- Aqualand: From 250k for 1 hour to 500k for a full day pass.
- Wakeboarding: 400k per hour, 850k for a pass.
- All-inclusive package:
- 2 hours - 600k
- 4 hours - 850k
- Full day pass - 950k

Horseback riding at Royal Sporthorse Bali

Near Pandawa Beach in Nusa Dua, you'll find the Royal Sporthorse Bali equestrian center. They have all the facilities for learning horse riding and equestrianism. For instance, there's a large sand-covered arena for training purposes. Besides instruction, they offer horseback riding tours around the beach, rice fields, and traditional Balinese villages. There are pony riding lessons available for children as well. Additionally, children will be taught how to handle and care for horses.
The creators promise that the equestrian center maintains an exceptionally good attitude towards the animals. They adhere to the philosophy of Natural Horsemanship, a method of working with horses based on their natural instincts and modes of communication, where animals learn without fear or pain.
The cost of horseback riding starts from 675k per hour, depending on the tour.


Nusa Dua stands out favorably from the rest of touristy Bali in that its beaches are well-suited for regular, non-extreme swimming in clean water. Beaches like Mengiat, also known as Nusa Dua, its neighboring Geger, Sawangan, Payung with its peculiar amphitheater-like descent, the secluded Pantai Kaurawa  , the popular Pandawa – each possesses its own uniqueness and is worth visiting at least once to discover your favorite.
Somewhere you'll find challenging descents, elsewhere more waves, and in some places, powerful currents running along the coast. Organize a tour of the beaches of Nusa Dua, stroll along them, discover caves, beautiful cliffs, and rocks at the edges of sandy expanses, and witness the beautiful sunrise. The main thing is not to forget to bring water, sturdy sandals, a hat, and plenty of sunscreen. Everything else will be provided by the unforgettable nature of the island of Bali.
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