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NUSA DUA – The White Sandy Beaches with Collection of luxurious Hotel, Resort, Spa, World-class Convention Center and Exclusive 18-hole Golf Course

NUSA DUA

– All Details to Know About Nusa Dua –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT NUSA DUA?

AWESOME TROPICAL PARK
Manicured grass and beautiful tropical tree and flower.
Many high and heavy tree around the area.

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic place with nice view, quiet and peaceful.
You can see the nice landscape with nice park and fresh air.

OUTDOOR EXERCISE
This place is the best place for jogging, cycling, walking, etc.
Also a place for refresh and energizing your mind.

BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE
You can catching the sunrise here.
This beach offering nice panorama and the ‘two islands’.

THE ‘TWO ISLAND’ FROM THE SKY VIEW

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WHAT IS NUSA DUA?

DESCRIPTION:

Nusa Dua consist of two words, Nusa and Dua. Nusa means island and Dua means two. So, Nusa Dua means ‘two islands’. It  refers to the two small islands on its eastern coastline. One of the island called as Nusa Dharma island and the other island named as Nusa Gede (Peninsula) island.

In 1948 Tan Sie Yong, a chinese descent built a Hindus shrine (Pura) and named as Nusa Darma. Today Nusa Darma sometime visited by pilgrim and tourist who explored the island. The other island, Nusa Gede (Peninsula island) used for any event or festival. Music concert, Lights festival, Coffee festival, etc.

NUSA DARMA ISLAND

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NUSA GEDE (PENINSULA) ISLAND

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Nusa Dua was designed to fulfill the needs of world-class hotel and resort based on the research on 1971 by SCETO, a french consultant and UNDP.  In 1972 Indonesian government established the state-owned enterprise called (BTDC) Bali Tourism Development Corporation and gave the rights to develop and manage Nusa Dua tourism area.

Now Nusa Dua turned to be collection of luxurious hotel, resort, spa, mall, world-class convention center and exclusive 18-hole golf course. It become favorite conference delegates to relax, go swimming and return completely refreshing, re-inspired and energizing their mind.

In 2014 name BTDC changed to ITDC, Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation. So, it can handle and manage in outside of Bali such as Mandalika, Lombok, etc.

NUSA DUA BEACH

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HOW MUCH THE NUSA DUA ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE:
Free

PARKING FEE:
Scooter : IDR 3K
Car       : IDR 4K – IDR 10K.

*) First time i visited Nusa Dua is free for scooter. Today they charge it. But, it’s free for the first five minutes.

THE CORAL

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WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT NUSA DUA?

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

OPENING HOURS:
24 hours.

SUNRISE:
6.10 – 6.20 AM.

*) Gradation of color start on 5.45 AM.

WEEKDAY:
Monday – Friday.

*) In the weekend there will be so many local people on the beach.

WATER BLOW IN THE PENINSULA ISLAND

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WHERE IS NUSA DUA LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Benoa
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Kuta Selatan
Regency (Kabupaten): Badung
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 20 km south of Denpasar or 30 minutes.
About 41 km southwest of Ubud or 1 hours and 10 minutes.
About 18 km southeast of Kuta beach or 30 minutes.
About 13 km southeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 20 minutes.

MAP OF NUSA DUA:

HOW TO GET TO NUSA DUA?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is cheap public transport to get there. Trans SARBAGITA Bus. Ticket only IDR 3,500. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans SARBAGITA. Then, you must reach/stop at BTDC 1 halte/shelter/bus stop. Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. 🙂

From UBUD :
Please take Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Ubud – Then, stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
please take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the BTDC 1 Shelter/Halte.

  • Fee: IDR 20K + IDR 3,500.
  • Timetable: No.

From KUTA :
please to reach Kuta Central Parking – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
please take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the BTDC 1 Shelter/Halte.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500.
  • Timetable: No.

From Ngurah Rai Airport :
Please to reach Ngurah Rai International Gate first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then, take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the BTDC 1 Shelter/Halte.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500.
  • Timetable: No.

From North DENPASAR:
Please take a Bemo/Angkot at Ubung – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then, take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the BTDC 1 Shelter/Halte.

  • Fee: IDR 15K + IDR 3,500.
  • Timetable: No.

From South DENPASAR:
Please to reach Kuta Central Parking first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at BTDC 1 Shelter/Halte.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500.
  • Timetable: No.

More information about Bali public transportation system:

– Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
– Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
– Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station.

THE TEMPLE IN THE PENINSULA ISLAND

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THE TEMPLE IN THE NUSA DHARMA ISLAND

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet. Better bring your own tissue.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
Some shops selling foods, snacks and souvenirs.

*) There are so many fashion shops selling international brands at ‘Bali Collection’. You can buy your favorite brand and have a meal here.

NUSA DHARMA ISLAND

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*) Nusa Darma island is more quiet compare to Nusa Gede (Peninsula island).

NUSA DHARMA ISLAND

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*) Nusa Darma island is like an empty island. But, the Nusa Gede (Peninsula island) use for many event such music event or coffee festival.

THE SQUIRREL IN THE NUSA DHARMA ISLAND

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*) You will found so many squirrel, birds, butterfly in the Nusa Dharma island.

NUSA DUA BEACH AND SEA WEED

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MOONRISE AT NUSA DUA BEACH

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*) Enjoy and relax on the Nusa Dua beach in the evening while watching the full moon seems it like a romantic moment.

**) You can also choose swimming in the evening if you are a kind of a shy person. There won’t be much people on the beach.

NUSA DUA BEACH IN THE NIGHT

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*) This expensive romantic place is not for a backpacker for sure.

THE SWING AT NUSA DUA BEACH

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*) Also don’t forget swing in here. It’s fun and free.

**) This is a historical swing for me. Now i understand how to do swing, i meant swinging using the potential energy. No need legs force to swing. Yeah, i lost my child time. 😉

CYCLING AT NUSA DUA

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*) I love cycling along the beach in Nusa Dua. Especially in the morning about 7 AM. So, quiet, fresh and peaceful feeling.

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*) The tropical garden and the park of some hotel in Nusa Dua beach looks so beautiful. Some traveler say it likes a very nice civilization.

NUSA DUA BEACH

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*) The Nusa Dua beach surrounding designed to be world class beach with the high class facilities. The atmosphere of the beach really nice, very clean and peaceful. It’s not a private beach, so anyone can enjoy, relax, sunbathing or swimming here for free. Except, the sunbathing chair.;-)

WATCH NUSA DUA FROM VIDEO:

SOME  ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR NUSA DUA BEACH BALI:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Nusa Dua beach:

1. Tanjung Benoa beach (4.2 km or 12 minutes).
2. Pandawa beach (9.7 km or 25 minutes).
3. Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) cultural park (10 km or 25 minutes).
4. Dreamland beach (16 km or 35 minutes).
5. Uluwatu temple + monkey forest + sunset + bali dance show (19 km or 40 minutes).

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 8 itinerary.

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2 thoughts on “NUSA DUA – The White Sandy Beaches with Collection of luxurious Hotel, Resort, Spa, World-class Convention Center and Exclusive 18-hole Golf Course

    1. kunzbali Post author

      It has nice tropical garden and beautiful beaches.
      Some visitor says that this place is very civilized place.

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