Beautiful Nusa Dua is the place to come if you want serenity, sunshine and luxury. Made up of luxurious resorts, Nusa Dua makes the most of the incredible natural coastline of Bali.

There’s not as much in the way of bartering with local traders and being swept up in the cultural hustle and bustle, but if beaches and relaxation are your game, then you can’t go past Nusa Dua. Located in Bali’s southern region on the peninsula’s eastern side, this location bears the same name.

On the other hand, it is impossible to resist Uluwatu, one of the most exclusive and sought-after areas on the island of the Gods, Bali.

Uluwatu (ulu means land’s end, and watu means rock) is about a 45-minute drive from Nusa Dua and one & half an hour from Kuta. This southern tip of Bali is rightly famous for its magical sunset at the temple, right at the edge of the majestic sea cliffs.

This guide will allow holidaymakers to take in the best of Nusa Dua and Uluwatu.

Things to see around Nusa Dua

Beaches

Located on the shores of the Indian Ocean, Nusa Dua bustles beaches that are great for swimming, sunbathing, surfing, scuba diving, and other activities. One of the most popular spots in the area is Dreamland Beach. It is the utmost place for surfers, particularly those with intermediate levels.

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Serangan Island

The name means ‘Turtle Island’ and is a conservation area for sea turtles. It’s possible to get boats from Nusa Dua out to the island; usually, these have glass bottoms so you can view the marine life. Bookitngo

The island also plays a significant role in religious history and tradition. Despite its diminutive size, there are four temples on the land, one of which, Pura Sakenan, is one of the holiest sites for Balinese Hindus.

Golf Clubs

Nusa Dua embraces holidaymakers with numerous opportunities to play a few rounds of golf. Bali Golf and Nation Club are the area’s most acclaimed courses, offering 18 holes with fantastic coastline views.

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Art

Many shops and galleries in Nusa Dua exhibit local artwork and crafts for sale to tourists. The Pasifika Museum waits for those who want an authentic taste of fine art. Though the place highlights Indonesian specialists evidently, it also has artworks from Italy, France and other areas. An extensive collection of works from all over the world can be found in this location.

Destination for shopping

Are you a shopaholic? Nusa Dua could be the place for shopping buffs. The Bali Collection is the best shopping place that draws the most customers. The mall is jam-packed with international and local shops.

Pamper yourself

Nusa Dua is all about luxury, making it the perfect place to take advantage of traditional Balinese spas and massage treatments. If you are in Nusa Dua, it’s time to put on your pampering pants and forget about the high price tag it carries with them.

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Food

If Nusa Dua is your destination, your taste buds will not suffer during your Bali vacation. This region offers food varieties from everywhere in the world. It is possible to savor Indonesian flavors one night and eat Russian food the next. American, French, Mexican, and other options also exist.

Water Sports

Nusa Dua is the perfect place to indulge your love of water sports, with the resorts offering everything from sailing, jet-skis and kayaking to parasailing and jet-boats. It’s a water-lovers paradise, and the crystal-clear waters delight any activity on the open seas. Nusa Dua is an excellent place to start your trip to Bali. Holidaymakers can enjoy the sights, sounds, flavors, and beaches that make this tropical paradise worth visiting in this resort area.

Places to Stay Our recommendations,

  • Amaris Hotel Pratama Nusa Dua (Rs. 4308 or $52 per night**)
  • Ibis Styles Bali Benoa (Rs. 4882 or $59 per night**)
  • Amaroossa Suite (Rs. 5173 or $63 per night**)

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Things to see around Uluwatu

Beaches

The beaches in the Uluwatu area are heaven for surfers from around the globe. The most popular surf beaches in Uluwatu are Suluban and Padang Padang. The reef surf breaks and huge swells are always tempting the world’s surfers to prove their surfing ability; the waves are always challenging to be surfed. Even many surfing contests take place in Uluwatu.

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Uluwatu Temple

One of Indonesia’s oldest temples, Uluwatu Temple, is perched on cliffs above the ocean. It has stunning views of the ocean, the sunset, and the beaches nearby. It is also used by surfers down on the beach who learn rather quickly to direct themselves in the waves according to the direction of the temple.

Uluwatu temple, or  Pura Luhur Uluwatu, is one of the Sad Khayangan’s six most important temples in Bali. It is dedicated to Rudra, the God of the Storm, the Wind, and the Hunt, and is one of those that Pedanda Sak’i Wawu Rauh, a priest from Java who came to Bali in A.D. 1546, built the temple and its surroundings are considered as one of the very sacred sites in the island. It is now a favorite spot for all local surfers and a popular destination for Uluwatu visitors.

You can’t leave Uluwatu without paying the temple a visit at least once while you are there. When the moon is full, raves are also held at the temple and beaches. The raves inside the sanctuary will be much quieter than those found on the seashores, which might be more significant for some voyagers who need to encounter this astonishing type of Indonesian full moon festivity.

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What is the dress code for the Uluwatu temple?

Men and women must wear a sarong, scarf or sash tied around the waist to visit the Uluwatu temple. The temple provides this scarf or sash, and you can use it to visit this famous temple.

Golf Course

Another impressive sightseeing object in Uluwatu is Pecatu Golf Course which has attracted all the golfers looking for a golf course with exotic surrounding views. Uluwatu is also the base for exquisite luxury and private villas overlooking the Indian Ocean. To experience Uluwatu, you should spend nights in one of those villas. Indeed, Uluwatu offers some of the island’s best, most exotic landscapes and surrounding Cliffside views.

Conclusion

This travel guide on Nusa Dua and Uluwatu will help you to conquer these surreal areas of Bali. It will also inspire you to explore our all-time favorite tropical getaway uniquely. Have you visited any other exciting locations in Uluwatu and Nusa Dua? Please share them in the below-mentioned comment section. Check the best Bali travel deals from Bookit N Go and explore this tropical paradise if you want sun, surf, and fun.

FAQs

How far is Nusa Dua from Uluwatu?

The distance between these places is 18.7 km, and it takes approximately 40 minutes to reach Uluwatu from Nusa Dua.

What is Uluwatu known for?

Located in the Southern part of Bali, this place is known for dramatic Cliffside views, pristine white beaches, and the famous Uluwatu temple.

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