Nusa Dua Honeymoon Guide

Discover three gorgeous golden-sand beaches that lie separated by two small tree-covered peninsulas. Protected by an offshore reef, the lagoon offers calm waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling – at low tide, the water is only ankle deep on some parts of the beach.

The northern end of the beach boasts a range of water sports including parasailing, jet skiing, snorkelling and diving trips.

(For more water sport activities head to Tanjung Benoa, Bali’s centre for water sports, just a 10-minute drive north of Nusa Dua.) Both the north and south beaches offer good surf conditions from December through to March when the winds are offshore.

Away from the beach, tee off from a choice of three golf courses in Nusa Dua, including the 18-hole Bali Golf and Country Club, the Nusa Dua Golf Course and the Amanusa Golf Course.

Or admire baby turtles prior to their release into the sea at the nearby conservation area of Pulau Penyu (Turtle Island), just a short boat ride away.

Nusa Dua’s modern village offers a range of air-conditioned restaurants, cafes, art galleries, handicraft shops and chic fashion boutiques. In the evening, enjoy traditional Balinese entertainment at the nearby Chandra Koka Amphitheatre.

Nusa Dua is a huge gated complex located on the east coast, around 13km from the airport, 20 minutes by taxi.

Where to stay in Nusa Dua, Bali

Nusa Dua offers newlyweds an excellent choice of romantic and luxurious accommodation options to suit all tastes, including the following…

The Ritz-Carlton Bali
Location: Nusa Dua
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD2163 per room
Description: Facing towards the sparkling Indian ocean and situated in the serene and quiet area of Nusa Dua, The Ritz-Carlton Bali offers a great tropical getaway. This luxurious resort features a beachfront setting complete with an on-site spa and wellness centre, business facilities, 3 restaurants, 3 bars, and outdoor pools. It also offers free WiFi access in all areas of the property and free on-site parking facility. The Ritz-Carlton Bali presents spacious suites and villas where each one boasts an opulent tropical lifestyle with their beautiful furnishings, flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player, air conditioning, seating area with sofa and minibar. All the villas have private pool, dining area, kitchenette, and living area. Guests can enjoy either the view of the pool or the expansive and panoramic view of the ocean. At this resort you can indulge in pampering and relaxing treatments at the spa. The resort also provides a tour desk to help guests with car hire and day trips. All of the three on-site restaurants and bars offers arrays of amazing Japanese, Italian and International cuisine, as well as refreshing beverages. It takes a 15-minute drive from the property to Bali Collection Shopping Centre and Bali Convention Centre, and about a 30-minute drive to Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park. The majestic Uluwatu Temple is reachable within a 40-minute drive. Getting to Bali Denpasar International Airport will take around 30 minutes by car.

The St. Regis Bali Resort
Location: Nusa Dua
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD1122 per suite
Description: Directly on the stunning beachfront of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort is a luxurious property featuring a full spa and outdoor lagoon pool. A free two-way airport shuttle is provided. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the resort and in the rooms. Decorated with cultural fabrics and enjoying sea views, all villas and suites are equipped with an iPod dock, flat-screen TV and DVD player. Each has a balcony or patio overlooking the grounds, pool or ocean. Select suites and villas feature a private hot tub or plunge pool. Personalized St. Regis butler services are available 24 hours. Guests can work out in the fitness center or head for a relaxing sauna session to unwind. A concierge desk and 24 hour front desk are available. European cuisine is featured in Boneka Restaurant while Kayuputi Restaurant specializes in fine seafood. Gourmand Deli offers pastries while drinks are served in Vista Bar and King Cole Bar. The St. Regis Bali is a 5 minute drive from Bali Collection Nusa Dua Shopping Area. Ngurah Rai Airport is a 20 minute drive away, while vibrant Kuta is a 35 minute drive away.

The Laguna, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali
Location: Nusa Dua
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD410 per suite
Description: Bordered by a white sandy beach, The Laguna features 7 large lagoon swimming pools and stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by landscaped tropical gardens, it offers spacious accommodations with around-the-clock, on-call butler service. Rooms and villas at The Laguna are decorated with wood furnishings and floors. Featuring a balcony, the air-conditioned accommodations include an flat-screen TV with DVD player. The friendly concierge staff is able to arrange for a variety of recreational activities, including kite flying, sand sculpture and water sports. The Lagoon spa offers a range of beauty treatments. Providing free Wi-Fi throughout the building and free on-site parking, the hotel features a fitness center and tennis courts. All-day dining is available at Banyubiru, which offers a menu of Western and pan-Asian dishes. The beachfront restaurant Arwana serves fresh seafood. Signature cocktails and light refreshments can be enjoyed at the poolside Kul Kul Bar, Cascade Bar, and Sapphire Lagoon Bar. Just a 5-minute drive from the Bali Collection Shopping Gallery, the property is a 20-minute drive from the popular Uluwatu Temple and Bali International Airport.

Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua Resort
Location: Nusa Dua
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD353 per suite
Description: Featuring a large landscaped lagoon pool bordered by sun loungers, the 5-star Courtyard by Mariott Bali Nusa Dua Resort is a 5-minute stroll from the white sandy beaches of Nusa Dua. It houses fitness facilities, a private beach club and 3 dining venues. Free WiFi is accessible in all areas. A flat-screen cable TV and marble bathrooms with rain showers or bathtubs are standard in all air-conditioned rooms. Tea/coffee-making facilities are included. Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua Resort is a 3-minute drive from Bali Collection Shopping Complex and 20-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Leisurely golfing sessions can be enjoyed at the course within 500 m of the resort. The hotel provides concierge services, spa, and has a business centre. All-day dining with international dishes is available in the stylish Momo Café. The lobby lounge and pool bar are ideal for light snacks and after-meal drinks. There is also a private beach club with a bar/lounge and sun beds.

Westin Resort Nusa Dua
Location: Nusa Dua
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD248 per room
Description: The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali is located right on the white sandy beach of Nusa Dua and a 5-minute drive from Bali Collection Shopping Gallery. It offers 5-star luxury with 7 dining options, a spa and 5 outdoor pools. Free parking on site and free WiFi in all areas. Air-conditioned guest rooms are fitted with a personal safe, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The en suite bathroom comes with free toiletries and a bathtub. Recreational facilities include a fitness centre and 2 full size tennis courts. Massage services can be enjoyed at the award-winning spa. The staff at the tour desk can assist with making travel arrangements. Guests can enjoy dining on delicious barbecued seafood dishes by the beach at Ikan Restaurant & Bar, while a fine selection of Italian cuisine can be sampled at Prego. Hamabe Restaurant serves authentic Japanese dishes and a variety of sumptuous Chinese, Indian, Mediterranean to Western is served at Seasonal Tastes. Guests can also enjoy tasty tapas at Velada Tapas Bar & Kitchen. A selection of refreshing beverages, light snacks and desserts can be enjoyed at Kites Lounge & Bar. Resort Nusa Dua Bali Westin is a 15-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is within a 25-minute drive of Kuta, Legian and the Seminyak area.

Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
Location: Nusa Dua
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD229 per room
Description: Set in lush tropical gardens, the 5-star Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali features 3 outdoor pools and a private beach. Designed to resemble a Balinese palace, it offers several daily activities, including free scuba diving lessons, aqua aerobics and Balinese dance classes. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the property. Decorated with Balinese furnishings, rooms at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali have a balcony or terrace with views of the tropical gardens or the beach. Each room features satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a safety deposit box. Relax at the spa or enjoy recreation facilities including tennis and squash courts and a fitness centre. Guests can go on a Balinese fishing tour or try canoeing, rafting and snorkelling. It also has a children's playground and game room. An international buffet breakfast is served at Wedang Jahe Restaurant. The award-winning Raja’s Restaurant offers Balinese dishes. Other dining options include Italian and Asian outlets, while cocktails are available at any of the 4 bars. Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali is 9 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

When to go

The best time to visit Nusa Dua (and Bali) is during the dry season from April to September when the days are sunny and dry.

Generally, Bali enjoys a warm, humid and tropical climate with an average temperature of 32°C (89°F) year round.

However, temperatures vary from 33°C (91°F) to 21°C (69°F) across the island ranging from hot on the coast to cooler in the highlands. It can drop to 5°C (41°F) at night in the mountains.

For more climate info: Bali Weather Guide

How to get to Bali

Bali is located off the eastern tip of Java – just one of more than 13,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago – and is easily accessible with multiple airlines offering daily flights.

The most convenient route to Bali is by air to Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), also known as Denpasar International Airport, which is located in southern Bali, 13km (8mi) southwest of the capital, Denpasar.

More information about how to get to Bali

Latest update: Nusa Dua Bali: 21 April, 2022