Nusa Dua is a new
luxurious resort area where the world's most sumptuous
hotels gracefully integrate into the beautiful white beaches.
Crystal clear water provides excellent snorkeling and
diving site, and the waves on the northern and the southern
part of Nusa Dua allow for great surfing opportunity.
Nusa Dua (two islands)
derives its name from two small raised headlands connected
to mainland Bali by sand spits. Some years ago, this area
had a feasibility study carried out by the tourist arm
of the Indonesian Government, followed by a well planned
up-market resort being formed. There are 'big name' hotels
here in a well cared for lush green setting. All have
swimming pools, restaurants, sports facilities and all
the international hotel mod cons. Most have private beaches,
free of hawkers. But this area is a long way from Balinese
village life. Nusa Dua was established as an well-planned
resort zone which is built on a former coconut plantation
in the 1980s, complete with its beautiful landscaped beaches
and parks provide ample space for 15 five-star resort
hotels, the 18-hole Bali Golf and Country Club and luxurious
shopping facilities. The stretch past the Hilton Resort
has been a public beach and during the wet season, the
outer reef there is a popular surf break. With development
of the zone strictly controlled to ensure the minimum
of intrusions, Nusa Dua is a perfect destination for those
who place a premium on privacy and sedate luxury.
The biggest attraction
is the Galeria Shopping Centre with its many restaurants,
fashion and handicraft stores, and supermarkets. Just
take a stroll here in the cool warmth of the evening and
you will encounter many cuisine's, for example Mexican,
seafood as well traditional Indonesian dishes.
You will often
find entertainment here ranging from traditional Balinese
dancing through to a vocal quartet moving amongst the
tables with their instruments. This is the place for that
special candlelit romantic dinner.