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Bali Hotel Picks: Nusa Dua Hotels

Hotels, Resorts & Villas in the High-End Tourist Enclave in South Bali

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The Nusa Dua hotels and resorts featured here are clustered around the Bali Tourism Development Center, or BTDC - a government-created tourist enclave in the south of Bali. Hotels and resorts within BTDC stand within a somewhat Disneyfied version of Bali, a manicured compound dotted with golf courses and luxury resorts along the coast facing the Indian Ocean.

BTDC is also home to a shopping center (Bali Collection) and the Devdan Performance at the Bali Nusa Dua Theatre. (Read about shopping in South Bali, and shopping in Bali in general.)

To canvass hotels in other Bali locations, consult our list of Bali hotels.

The Grand Bali Nusa Dua

An Art Deco-style hotel with 63 air-conditioned guestrooms, the Grand Bali Nusa Dua offers the largest standard rooms in the neighborhood, with a minimum of 52 square meters for the smallest accommodations. Ground floor deluxe rooms enjoy private terraces that link directly to the resort's two swimming pools.

Free beach shuttle can take guests to the beach, if the pool doesn't do it for them. Onsite restaurant serves a choice of buffet or a la carte dining; hotel bar serves drinks for guests looking to unwind.

  • Star rating: ★★★★☆ (buy direct)
  • Address: Jl. Nusa Dua Selatan No 8, Nusa Dua
  • Phone: +62 361 776 688

Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Hotel Residences

A kid-friendly resort with 175 guestrooms and suites, the Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Hotel is located at a remove from the beach (if you don't take the resort shuttle, expect to walk about 12-15 minutes to get there), but you can stay within the Bali Tourism Development Complex and not miss out on anything.

Onsite dining options include The Square restaurant, which serves international cuisine in an al fresco atmosphere; two bars, including the Lounge Bar located at the pool; and the private Beach Club on the beach itself. Other resort amenities include a spa, fitness center, kids club, and conference facilities.

  • Star rating: ★★★★☆ (buy direct)
  • Address: Jl Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua
  • Phone: +62 361 848 0555

Ayodya Resort Bali

Once the Hilton Bali, the resort changed its name under new management: some of the facilities have not been renovated since the changeover, but the place still has its charms. Most of the 541 guestrooms in this beachfront resort come with balconies from which to enjoy the view; luckier guests look out to the hotel's man-made beach lagoon.

WiFi is available, for a surcharge. After exploring the ample acreage surrounding the resort buildings, you can take the resort's free shuttle to go to the Bali Collection shopping center, or summon a cab to ride all the way to Kuta or Sanur.

  • Star rating: ★★★★★ (buy direct)
  • Address: Jalan Pantai Mengiat, Nusa Dua
  • Phone: +62 361 771 102

The Mulia

The Mulia is an all-suite Nusa Dua beachfront resort with 111 air-conditioned guestrooms; amenities include iPod docking stations, 42-inch flatscreen TVs, WiFi (with surcharge) and glass sliding doors that lead to a full-length patio; suites have Jacuzzis on their patios.

The huge resort area allows guests to wander and unwind; there are endless cozy corners where guests can sit and relax, and the pool is guarded by a series of beautiful Balinese statues.

The Mulia Spa onsite provides treatments in 20 spa suites. Other spa amenities include a Finnish-wood sauna, steam room, hydrotonic pool, outdoor meditation area, and ice fountain room.

  • Star rating: ★★★★★ (buy direct)
  • Address: Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
  • Phone: +62 361 302 7777

St. Regis Bali Resort

Nusa Dua's most famous "six-star" property offers 123 air-conditioned guestrooms and villas, some of which have exclusive access to a lagoon-style pool. Guests can take advantage of the St. Regis' private concierge who can assist with airport arrivals and visa queues; once on the premises, they can call on the personal butler attending their villa.

The Remede Spa provides exclusive wellness treatments to guests. And five bars and restaurants onsite offer delectable dining experiences: don't miss the Gourmand Deli's ice cream selections! Shuttle to the Bali Collection and WiFi are all free, as are airport transfers.

  • Star rating: ★★★★★ (buy direct)
  • Address: Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua
  • Phone: +62 361 847 8111

Grand Hyatt Bali

The hotel was created to be a "water palace", and the design bears the concept out: lakes and the six swimming pools are tied together with landscaped gardens and Balinese buildings. The large resort lot is divided up into several zones; walking from one to the other takes time.

The grounds are located right next to the Bali Collection retail and dining area, and just beyond it the Devdan show in the auditorium. Restaurants are only OK, but the restaurants in the nearby Bali Collection are more than adequate for picky eaters.

Upside: free shuttle to and from the sister Hyatt property in Sanur. Downside: guests need to pay for their kids to enter the Kids' Club.

  • Star rating: ★★★★★ (buy direct)
  • Address: Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua Beach Po Box 53
  • Phone: +62 361 771 234

The Westin Resort

342 expansive guestrooms at the Westin provide a dreamy stay experience, what with the "Heavenly Bed" exclusive to Westin properties combined with great views from the balconies - a choice of pool or beach views. The large lobby is a must-see: held in place with large timber beams, the interior of the lobby is decorated throughout with glass sculptures showing scenes from Balinese myths.

The Westin Kids Club is one of the best of its class on the island: a play area with a coloring table; stuffed toys; a menu of activities including stargazing, fishing and painting; and complimentary goodie bags for the little ones that have coloring pencils, a water bottle, and safari hat inside.

Other resort amenities include three swimming pools (including one saltwater swimming pool), four F&B outlets including the Ikan beachfront seafood restaurant, water sports activities, four tennis courts and a fitness center.

  • Star rating: ★★★★★ (buy direct)
  • Address: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua BTDC Lot N-3, Nusa Dua, Bali 80363, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 361 771906

Hotel Santika Nusa Dua

With 153 guestrooms, the Hotel Santika Nusa Dua offers relatively affordable (for the area) accommodations with free WiFi and 32-inch TVs. The pool is watched over by a Balinese altar. Beyond the resort premises, guests can walk or ride the free shuttle to the Mengiat beach or the Bali Collection. A full-service spa on the premises offers reasonably-priced massages and treatments.

  • Star rating: ★★★☆☆ (buy direct)
  • Address: Jalan Pintas Siligita 3A Banjar Peminge Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua 80361, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 361 846 5777

Amarterra Villa and Spa

The Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua comes with 39 villas - an all-villa property within the BTDC secure tourist compound. All guestrooms come with amenities like a flatscreen TV; outside the rooms, the hotel offers a pool, Jacuzzi, and walking access to the golf course, beach, and Bali Collection. The property provides airport transfers (with surcharge). Breakfast included with stay, but comes as a la carte meals instead of a buffet.

  • Star rating: ★★★★★ (buy direct)
  • Address: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa-Dua BTDC, Resort Area Lot B, Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua 80363, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 361 776 400

Courtyard by Marriott Bali

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.

  • Star rating: ★★★★★ (buy direct)
  • Address: Kawasan Pariwisata Lot SW1, Nusa Dua Bali 80363, Indonesia
  • Phone: +62 361 300 3888
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