The Nusa Dua hotels and resorts featured here are clustered around a government-created tourist enclave in the south of Bali. Nusa Dua is a somewhat Disneyfied verion of Bali, a manicured compound dotted with golf courses and luxury resorts along the coast facing the Indian Ocean. To canvass hotels in other Bali locations, consult our list of Bali hotels.
The 900th property in the Courtyard by Marriott portfolio, the Courtyard by Marriott Bali offers 250 guestrooms located in a manicured garden compound in the exclusive Bali enclave of Nusa Dua. Guests get a choice of garden and pool views; guestrooms have high-speed Internet, flat-screen TVs, bathroom en suite with rainshowers, and artwork by noted Balinese artist I Gede Putra Udiyana.
The beach is a ten-minute walk away, but the Courtyard compensates for the distance with a variety of watersports activities. Other amenities include a fully-equipped gym, C Spa, and a Kid's Club. The Courtyard's dining options include the MoMo Café and the Beach Club, set on Nusa Dua's beach itself.
Nikko Bali Resort and Spa sits on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. The Nikko’s 390 guestrooms are impeccably furnished, with hardwood floors and luxurious bath facilities. Get an ocean view room for a balcony view overlooking the sea.
If the hotel has one weakness, it’s the distance from the area’s stores and restaurants. This can be especially troublesome if you’re not willing to fork over the dough for the Nikko’s pricey buffet dinners! Not to worry, you can hire a cab to Nusa Dua for $3; a trip to Kuta costs $7.
- Star rating: ★★★★★ (compare rates|buy direct)
- Address: Jl Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua 80363, Indonesia
- Phone: +62 361 773377
Guests can choose from 29 roomy Balinese pavilions overlooking the Indian Ocean, each with its own pool and private garden. Guests are assigned a butler to look after their needs throughout the duration of their stay.
If you want to see the rest of the resort outside your private pavilion, you can get a massage at the Bale Spa, or enjoy dinner at the in-house Faces restaurant. Other services include a sauna, gym, library, conference facilities, and a boutique.
The resort is suited for honeymoons and romantic getaways, so don't expect to do much socializing with other guests. But why would you even want to?
The garden setting and the beachfront location make the Melia Bali a great getaway pick for travelers. New arrivals to the Melia Bali are greeted by traditional Balinese dancers and a breathtaking entrance area. Accommodations are distributed between four blocks, with most rooms having a great balcony view of the manicured gardens.
The resort’s other facilities include a tour desk that can set up visits to Bali’s more exciting destinations, like Ubud and the inland jungles of the island. The resort offers foreign exchange services, a business center, in-room baby and children’s amenities, and laundry services.
The Ocean Blue’s villas are categorized according to the perks required by the guest: the 31 one-bedroom villas are perfect for honeymooning couples; the 25 two-bedroom pool villas are ideal for group travelers; and the five presidential pool villas are well-suited for high-profile travelers.
The menu at the in-house Italian restaurant is impressive, but the real attraction to the Ocean Blue lies in the Divya Spa, with its fantastic range of traditional treatments. Other services include 24-hour room service, concierge service, and laundry services.
If you don't mind staying in a rather dated resort complex, the Inna Putri Bali can offer you excellent value for money. The resort's 384 rooms offer most of the creature comforts you'd expect in more expensive settings: a café, pharmacy, post office, conference facilities, and your choice of three in-house restaurants are all at the guest's disposal.
The Inna Putri Bali is less than a ten-minute walk away from the village, where you can get cheaper meals and other services. The resort is right next to the beach, although the view from the rooms may be obstructed by the palm trees that line the shore.
- Star rating: ★★★★ (compare rates)
- Address: P.O. Box. 1 Nusa Dua, Denpasar 80363, Bali Indonesia
- Phone: +62 361 771020