Nusa Dua is a peninsula in South Bali well known as an enclave of high end hotels. Nusa Dua beach is more classy in comparison with other beaches in Bali, according to Bali Driver, the beach is suitable for swimming because the waves are not too large and gently sloping beaches. The place name Nusa Dua can be used in two ways: one of it can see to the whole eastern side of the Bukit Peninsula at the southern tip of Bali, or it can see to the destination-built, safe and somewhat sterile tourist enclave ( quite literally Tourism District) at the southeast side of this peninsula.
This article covers everything in the Nusa Dua enclave plus the Tanjung Benoa peninsula and a few points west of the enclave to the village of Sawangan. Everything on the Bukit Penisula to the west of Sawangan is covered by the Uluwatu article.
As well as a paterfamilias of opulence hotels, Nusa Dua is home to the most popular golf course in Bali and the main convention centre on the island.
Nusa Dua understandably gets a lot of bad press amongst travelers as it is so made and sanitised. That does not change the fact though that the beaches here are precious – white sand, deep, long and safe for swimming. In the opinion of Bali Driver GuideÂ the public beach at Geger is the best to head to if you are not staying at Nusa Dua. This is also home to one of the best museums in Bali. The datum that it is nearly always empty is testament that most visitors who stay here in the least Balinese part of the island are, not unsurprisingly, somewhat disinterested in learning much about Bali.
The Nusa Dua enclave has three manned gates and everyone entering is subject to a security search. This can have a slightly claustrophobic effect, and only contributes further to the impression that you are in an artificial location.
Nusa Dua is located 40 km south of Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali. At Nusa Dua in Bali Driver Info, a tourist area in order to neatly by the local government, gateway is easy from the Kuta area (20-30 minutes) and Jimbaran(15 minutes) on the main southern route called Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, which becomes Jalan Bypass Nusa Dua as it approaches the enclave.
The international airport is about 20 to 30 minutes by car and a pre-paid taxi fare from there will cost between Rp 95,000 and 110,000. If you are staying here, then your hotel will no doubt arrange to pick you up at the airport.
Public transport if far from regular in the area, but some bemos from Tegal terminal in Denpasar do ply the main bypass.