Ahh, Nusa Dua. How we love your white-sand beaches, your wild water sports, and of course, your five-star, luxury-lifestyle hotels & resorts...
Hop on the flyover toll road and head down south to Bali’s enclave of five star opulence in Nusa Dua. Stunning sunrises, pristine white sand beaches and some of the island’s fanciest resorts await.
If the epitome of decadent luxury is what you’re looking for then look no further, this property redefines beachside splendor with some of the best wining and dining to be found anywhere in Bali. The villas are where you want to head to, oceanside if you’ve got the readies, then head up to the King Cole Bar and start working your way through their classic cocktail list before heading to Kayuputi for a truly gourmand dining experience. The St Regis practically wrote the rulebook for Sunday brunches in Bali and still leads the way with the Champagne a la carte affair. Not cheap but worth every Rupiah, one of our favourites.
St. Regis, Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua Lot S6, PO Box 44, Nusa Dua, Bali 80363, p. +62 361 847 8111, e. [email protected]
This boutique villa hideaway perched on the hill behind the Mulia has been a long time favourite retreat for honeymooning couples, and those seeking a slice of the quiet life in Nusa Dua without the crowds of the bigger name resorts. Strictly adhering to a no kids policy, this is the place to head when you’re looking for some quality partner time. Each villa has its own stunning swimming pool with access directly from the lavish bathrooms. The huge bedrooms are almost impossible to tear yourselves away from and, if you do, then the furthest you are likely to get is the renown gourmet restaurant, Faces, and the onsite spa which hosts the fabulous crystal healing hot stone therapy. A real lovebird’s Bali nest.
The Balé, Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan, p. +62 361 775111, e. [email protected]
The Chedi Sakala
Situated on the beachfront in Tanjung Benoa is this newly opened property from the group behind perennial Seminyak favourite, The Legian. Featuring a selection of classy suites without a standard guestroom in sight, the standout is the two bedroom pool villa with private whirlpool bath and pool, elegant dining space and fully equipped kitchen – perfect for families and friends. Dining at The Chedi Sakala is, as expected, a real treat. Contemporary French cuisine is prepared by Chef Frédéric Boulay using only the finest local produce and matched by an incredible beach setting. If subtlety, privacy and elegant beachside dining is your thing then this is a must on your Bali holiday list.
The Chedi Sakala, Jalan Pratama 95, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 775216, e. [email protected]
Without a doubt Nusa Dua’s largest resort, The Mulia stretches for acres and acres along the shoreline at the southern end of the beach and is home to an almost endless choice of rooms, suites, villas and penthouses. It’s chic and spacious and not a single cent has been spared in making this the most overwhelmingly indulgent resort in the area. The newly launched Girlfriend’s Getaway Package is the go, an irresistible five day routine of morning yoga, stand up paddle boarding before lunch then an afternoon of pampering in the spa rounded off with a balmy evening of cocktails and fine dining by the beach at Soleil Mediterranean. Skip the yoga and paddle boarding on a Sunday and indulge in one of the island’s best value brunches for a real treat.
The Mulia, Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, p. +62 361 302 7777, e. [email protected]
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua
Gorgeously landscaped gardens and pools, faultless service standards, excellent kids’ club and a lavish beachfront setting makes The Sofitel a firm favourite in Nusa Dua for families. Health and wellness fanatics can rejoice in the brand new world class aesthetic treatments on offer in the Vietura clinic, followed by a trip next door for some extra points pampering in the lushly appointed So Spa. Cut Catch Cucina serves up some of the best surf and turf on the island in its hybrid NYC steakhouse come trattoria under the watch of Head Chef Daine Gilbert. A brand new beach club straight out of Miami is due to be unveiled this October making The Sofitel one to keep on the watch list.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua, BTDC, Nusa Dua, p. +62 361 849 2888.