Ahh, Nusa Dua. How we love your white-sand beaches, your wild water sports, and of course, your five-star, luxury-lifestyle hotels & resorts...
Far away from the bustle of Canggu and Seminyak is Nusa Dua – Bali’s southern enclave of five-star opulence that’s easily accessible from the airport thanks to the handy-dandy flyover toll road. Stunning sunrises, pristine white sand beaches and some of the island’s fanciest resorts await, perfect for families and honeymooning couples too. With so many water sports and awesome things to do with kids, plus stunning beach clubs to soak up the sunshine and fine dining restaurants to tickle those taste buds at, a stay at one of these elegant Nusa Dua hotels is a must. From five-star resorts to family-friendly hotels, here’s where to rest your head in the Nusa Dua ‘hood…
16 best five-star hotels & resorts in Nusa Dua Bali
1. The Apurva Kempinski Bali
Capturing the essence, art and identity of Indonesia, The Apurva Kempinski Bali is a six-star resort that honours its homeland. Its breathtaking interiors are crafted by local artisans, resembling a majestic open-air Indonesian theatre. For a next level stay, go for The Apurva Prestige Ocean Suite, featuring a sweeping bedroom, a separate living room, a large bathroom with an outdoor bathtub, a terrace, a private plunge pool, and even a pantry and a powder room. All of this, topped off by panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Each room is peppered with indigenous artefacts too, from rich exotic woods, to local fabrics and iconic Indonesian motifs. Even the resort’s award-winning restaurants and the ocean-facing spa are inspired by the traditions of Bali. It’s the perfect balance of time-honoured traditions and twenty-first century indulgence…
The Apurva Kempinski Bali, Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Sawangan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 209 2288, e. [email protected].
2. The St. Regis Bali Resort
Overlooking a pristine ribbon of Nusa Dua’s white-sand beach with infinite panoramic ocean views, lush gardens and a crystal clear 3,668sqm saltwater lagoon, The St. Regis Bali Resort is nothing short of refined barefoot elegance. It’s no wonder Barack Obama chose to stay here during his Bali trip, with its fine dining restaurants, the ahh-mazing Iridium Spa and the legendary 24 hour bespoke Butler Services – one of The St. Regis brands’ world-class heritage traditions. Stay in one of the exceptional 81 suites, the 41 private pool villas or the majestic two-storey, three-bedroom Strand Residence that sits right on the beachfront. Heaven.
The St. Regis Bali Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata Lot S6, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 847 8111.
3. The Ritz-Carlton Bali
A list of Nusa Dua’s best hotels simply wouldn’t be complete without this luxury beachfront resort. The Ritz-Carlton Bali is where you stay if you want to live it up in Nusa Dua. The five-star suites with modern Balinese decor offer a hideaway amidst lush tropical gardens. You can’t go wrong with any of the private pool villas (complete with your own personal butler!), but our fave is the Sky Villa with its sky-high ocean-view infinity pool. As for wining and dining, try the romantic dinner-only Bejana, or go for freshly grilled seafood at The Beach Grill, topped off with a drink at the resort’s sophisticated cocktail bar. And psst – brides-to-be, the hotel is also home to several romantic wedding venues, including the Insta-famous Majestic Chapel…
The Ritz-Carlton Bali, Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Lot III, Sawangan Nusa Dua, p+62 361 8498 988, e. [email protected]
4. Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
A spectacular mix of French elegance and unique Balinese culture, the très chic and ever-magnifique Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is a sophisticated Nusa Dua stay – home to private plunge-pool luxury suites, panoramic ocean views, private pool villas and endless, haute couture cuisine. Relax in the gorgeous landscaped pools, take a leisurely walk along the leafy pathways, or unwind with soothing treatments at So SPA. Foodies, you’ll want to stay here for one of the most impressive resort breakfasts we’ve ever tried, and you’ll certainly want to come back for one of Bali’s all-time fave Sunday brunches.
Softitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata BTDC Lot N5, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 8492888, e. [email protected].
5. Meliá Bali
A kid-friendly tropical playground, Meliá Bali is the bee’s knees of family vacays. As one of Bali’s only resorts offering all-inclusive packages, it really is an all-around winner. The rooms and suites soak up the views of the lush sweeping gardens, or the enormous lagoon swimming pool, which winds throughout the grounds and glitters through the day. You can also choose from the ten private villas, each featuring an enormous manicured lawn, a plunge pool, an outdoor dining area, a luxurious sunken tub and an outdoor shower. The restaurants and bars then take you on a culinary tour of international cuisine, while multiple fitness facilities are ideal for the sporty bunch, and spa experiences are designed for the whole family. There really is something for everyone here.
Meliá Bali, Kawasan Wisata ITDC Lot 1, Jl. Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 771 510, e. [email protected].
6. The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
A stunning Nusa Dua resort that stretches across 5000 sqm of tropical greenery, The Laguna, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, is a tranquil oasis with seven turquoise blue lagoon pools, luxury private villas and an absolute beachfront address. With so much space and so many sublime luxuries here, it’s the perfect escape for couples and and even families to nab some much-deserved down-time. Relax by the pool with a cocktail in hand and let the warm Balinese sun bronze your skin, or treat yourself to an al fresco holistic treatment at the five-star Lagoon Spa.
The Laguna, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot N2, p. +62 361 771 327
7. The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas
The winner of countless prestigious awards, including “Best Hotel in the World” two years in a row by Condé Nast, The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas is a breathtaking paradise packed to the luxurious brim with six-star indulgences. For starters, it sits beachfront on the gorgeous white sands of Nusa Dua’s most beautiful bay, with multiple modern suites and luxurious villas to relax in (complete with your own butler and hydrotherapy pools), a stellar collection of gourmet restaurants (home to one of Bali’s most beloved Sunday brunches) and stylish designs throughout. Like its very own five-star village, this is swanky Nusa Dua resort-living at its finest.
The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas, Jl Raya Nusa Dua, Sawangan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 301 7777, e. [email protected]
8. Grand Hyatt Bali
With 636 spacious rooms, suites and pool villas, plus five pools with two water-slides surrounded by lush tropical gardens – Grand Hyatt Bali really puts the grand in island living. This beachfront resort is all about family fun: we’re talking a Kids Club for the little ones to learn about Balinese culture, and a fully-equipped fitness centre with a steam room, a plunge pool, squash courts, a sauna and a yoga studio. There’s even an outdoor jogging track, and not one, but three tennis courts! A variety of dining options are also available, including a fine-dining restaurant, a casual cafe, a pool bar and night market-style outdoor dining. And when you decide to venture away from your elegant abode, Bali Collection shopping centre is just footsteps away…
Grand Hyatt Bali, Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 771 234, e. [email protected].
9. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
As one of the very best hotels in Nusa Dua, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua is designed to leave you feeling better than when you arrived. For starters, the guest-rooms are designed with warm and earthy tones – all naturally lit through the oversized windows. Then there’s the Westin’s signature Heavenly Beds with plush pillows and crisp cotton linens that truly are heavenly. We say, upgrade to a terrace room for a private outdoor space, complete with lounge chairs and direct access to the lagoon-style swimming pools. By day, lounge on the daybeds at the private beach, or try your hand at water sports. By night, book a table at Hamabe Japanese Restaurant for sushi, sashimi and a fiery teppanyaki dinner. For the wellness and fitness crowds, work up a sweat at the fitness studio or on the tennis courts, then bliss out at the Heavenly Spa – there’s even spa treatments for kids!
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, ITDC Lot N-3, p. +62 361 771 906.
10. Hilton Bali Resort
Located on the top of a 40-meter cliff, the Hilton Bali Resort is one of the very best family-friendly hotels in Nusa Dua. For the little ones, there’s a dedicated kid’s pool, a sandy lagoon, waterslides to splish and splash in, tennis courts, and an indoor-outdoor Jungle Kids Club playground with an awesome climbing wall, trampoline and professional supervision. Meanwhile, mums and dads can enjoy the four scrummy restaurants, the cosy daybeds by the lagoon and the gorgeous treatments at the lush Mandara Spa. Yep, this resort has got it all.
Hilton Bali Resort, Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 773 377, e. [email protected].
11. The Royal Santrian
The Royal Santrian is an all-villa resort that comes with all the perks of staying in a hotel – think 24-hour hotel services, a collection of delicious wining and dining destinations and a fab selection of activities, like traditional Balinese cooking classes, daily yoga and in-villa spa treatments. Each villa then comes with its very own private pool and open-air gazebo sheltering an al fresco dining area, plus staff on-hand to tend to your every desire – beachside barbecues included!
The Royal Santrian, Jl Pratama, Benoa, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 778 181, e. [email protected].
12. Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort
If you’re looking for an escape away from the crowds, then add Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort to your list. It’s tucked away within Nusa Dua’s lush green hills in a little town of its own, with three pools (including a floating wedding venue!), a spa and fitness centre, countless dining destinations, and a kid’s club too. It’s designed to bring you the feel of a faraway Balinese getaway, with everything you need in one place. As for the decor, interiors, and even the staff outfits – everything is inspired by Balinese theatre. You’ll even find little carvings of Balinese dancers on the ceilings, with artisanal creations from Bali’s local designers dotted throughout. Cultural, and yet so stylish!
Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort, Kawasan Pariwisata Lot SW 4 & 5, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 209 2888, e. [email protected].
13. Conrad Bali
Lavish accommodation, a seemingly endless lagoon pool, Balinese hospitality and culture at every turn – Conrad Bali is one of the best hotels in Nusa Dua, inspired by the “Island of the Gods”. Each room, suite or villa features designer amenities, sophisticated decor and personalised touches. All you have to do is choose whether you want to wake up to a spectacular ocean view as you step into the pool right from your terrace, or enjoy the privacy of a secluded room surrounded by lush gardens. The little ones can make new friends at Kura Kura Kids Club, while you relax and recharge at the resort’s Jiwa Spa.
Conrad Bali, Jl Pratama No. 168, Tanjung Benoa, p. +62 361 778 788, e. [email protected].
14. Marriott’s Bali Nusa Dua Terrace
Located within the sweeping grounds of Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort (above), Marriott’s Bali Nusa Dua Terrace gives you a private rental experience with five-star resort amenities. Step through the doors of your very own home-like villa, and you’ll find a spacious living area decked out with elegant Balinese designs and influences. There’s even a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry machine and a dryer, as well as a modern dining area to really help you settle in to your home-away-from-home. And whenever you need to cool down, step out onto your private patio to take a dip in your own plunge pool. Staying here means you’ll also get to make full use of the main resort facilities, like the swimming pools, restaurants, fitness centre and spa, plus the cool kids club and more!
Marriott’s Bali Nusa Dua Terrace, Kawasan Pariwisata ITDC Lot SW 4-5, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 209 2888
15. Samabe Bali Suites & Villas
A fabulous resort sprawled across eight-hectares of clifftop splendour, Samabe Bali Suites & Villas is a home away from home with its warm Balinese hospitality. Each suite (studio, honeymoon or family suite) is decorated with Balinese artwork, complete with a spacious balcony overlooking the ocean. For extra space and privacy, choose from the one- or two-bedroom pool villas, the penthouse or the two-storey Royal Samabe Residence – trust us when we say it’s worth the splurge. Enjoy the countless resort facilities, including the indoor and outdoor fitness centre, Galangal Spa and a majestic infinity pool. Foodies, you’ll want to experience Samabe Cave Dining – a romantic four-course dinner inside a cave, located on the resort’s private beach…
Samabe Bali Suites & Villas, Jl Pura Barong-Barong Sawangan, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 846 8633.
16. REVIVO Wellness Resort
A world-class wellness destination, REVIVO Wellness Resort is Nusa Dua’s go-to retreat for inside-out, head-to-toe healing. Armed with an alliance of nutritionists, aerial yoga gurus, specialist therapists and crystal healers, when it comes to capturing that idyllic retreat vibe, REVĪVŌ ticks all the right boxes. The private abodes here are hidden in different corners of the resort’s tropical grounds, so your healing holiday won’t be disturbed by others. Meanwhile, medicinal spa treatments, wholesome cuisine and self-awakening activities are designed to shape your healthy itinerary, interrupted only by lazy days spent poolside, soaking up the easy breezy minimalist designs.
REVIVO Wellness Resort, Jl Desa Sawangan, Benoa, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 477 3888, e. [email protected]
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