15 Top things to do in Nusa Dua Bali

Sunbathe at Nusa Dua beach Credit to Adhi Rachdian

Most travelers visit Nusa Dua probably for relaxing beach holiday and luxurious gateway, Nusa Dua offers many things to enjoy apart from swimming at beautiful sandy beach. Here’s the list of top things to do in Nusa Dua we recommend.

Things to do in Nusa Dua:

1. Swimming on clear crystal white sandy Nusa Dua Beach

If you are looking for safe, peaceful and not too much crowds for swimming and chilling, Nusa Dua beach is your destination in Bali.

Swimming on Nusa Dua beach meaning you will have opportunity to enjoy peaceful crystal clear blue water beach, and it is great for a stroll in anytime from morning to evening.

Nusa Dua beach is actually a ‘private beach’, and you can access this beach only if you stay in one of the hotels at this beach.

Nusa Dua Beach Credit to Robin Hutton
Nusa Dua Beach Credit to Robin Hutton

2. Sunbathe on Beach Pantai Geger

If you are not staying at one of Nusa Dua resorts, you are still able to enjoy Nusa Dua beach. The public beach in Nusa Dua called Pantai Geger, which is also relatively safe for swimming for adult and children as it is protected by the reef.

Geger beach is a beautiful sandy beach where you can also have a relaxing sunbathe in the cool breezy beach open air. Food and drink are available as well as umbrellas and beds.

Sunbathe at Nusa Dua beach Credit to Adhi Rachdian
Sunbathe at Geger Beach Nusa Dua Credit to Adhi Rachdian

3. Surfing at Nusa Dua Beach

Nusa Dua beach is for intermediate to advanced surfer, Surfing in Nusa Dua means you will have opportunity to face the waves up to 12 feet.

Surfing in Nusa is required you to take about 500 meters from the beach. It needs more time whenever you wish to get out to Nusa Dua lineup. You can choose to paddle out or you can hire a canoe driver. Best swell direction is on the south, there could be other good waves in Nusa Dua too but you will have to do a bit of exploring.

If you are a beginner you can still surfing in Bali, Kuta beach is best beach for the beginner, and it takes about 20 to 30 minutes drive to Kuta beach.

Nusa Dua surfing - Credit to Michael Dawes
Nusa Dua surfing – Credit to Michael Dawes

4. Hunting great photos at Nusa Dua water blow

Take a pleasant morning walk on the well paved and maintained pathway, and enjoy strolling in by the beach.

You will witness the amazing water smashing up against the rocks, it is of best natural sights in Nusa Dua.

It is a massive blow hole which means that you can watch the water erupt from the sea into the sky. The hole is the result of a tight rock formation and sits on Nusa Dua Beach close to the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Nusa Dua water blow Nusa Dua - Credit to Andri Hilary
Nusa Dua water blow Nusa Dua – Credit to Andri Hilary

5. Take for an unique camel ride

The Bali Camel Safari takes you on leisure beach camel riding at a very steady space, it is one of best things to do in Nusa Dua. You will have opportunity to enjoy the quiet and pristine white sand beach, and open sea views of the Sawangan coast in southern Nusa Dua.

The tour can be signed up as a couple or with a group, which lets you form your own caravan for some memorable Sahara Desert-like photos.

The Bali Camel Safari base-camp  is located right on the beachfront next to the Grand Nikko Bali. It costs Rp 330,000 for a half-hour ride for adults and Rp 250,000 for kids. This camel ride is also a favourite backdrop for pre-wedding photos.

6. Have lunch or dinner at the Nusa Dua Beach Grill with views

Nusa Dua Beach Grill restaurant offers not only delicious menu like seafoods and other meals, but it also has a very relaxed atmosphere.

They serves both local and western dishes. The staff are friendly and helpful and it has great value of money.

  • Address : Jl. Pura Geger, Geger Lagoon, Nusa Dua 80363
  • Phone : +62 851-0043-4779

7. Visit Pasifika Museum

Pasifika Museum exhibits the Asian Pacific’s variety of cultural artefacts, and it was established as a permanent institution to presents over 600 works on permanent display. It exhibits the selected Artwork of Asia Pacific is a tribute to the artistic and cultural heritage.

  • Address : Complex Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Area Block P, Benoa, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363
  • Hours: Open today · 10AM–6PM
  • Phone: (0361) 774935
  • Admission fee for adults : Rp. 70,000 and it is free for the kids under 10 years old

8. Try babi panggang (Balinese suckling pig in Bali) at Warung Dobiel

Pork is not something you can find as easy as nasi goreng in Indonesia, as muslim is predominant religion here.

Therefore, while you are in Bali why not trying a popular Balinese suckling pig in Bali.

Warung Dobiel is the popular restaurant serves this dish. It can be a bit spicy though, but worth trying. You can also other pork dishes such as pork soup and jackfruit curry.

  • Address : Jl. Srikandi No. 9, Nusa Dua, Benoa, Badung, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
  • Opening: Every day 9AM–4PM
  • Phone: (0361) 771633

9. Visit Pura Gegar (Gegar Temple)

Visiting Pura Gegar is definitely should be included in your things to do in Nusa Dua, it is located on the south of the beautiful sandy Gegar Beach.

Following the path up a bluff from the beach in order to get to Gegar temple. It is beautiful temple surrounded by twisted tree trunks overlooking the sea.

This temple is a small temple but the view is spectacular and worth walking up.

10. Go shopping at Bali Collection

Nusa Dua is known as one of excellent places for shopping in Bali. The popular shopping centre in Nusa Dua is Bali collection, it is actually the biggest mall in Nusa Dua, where you can find international and national luxury fashion brands, to exotic traditional handicraft and souvenir outlets.

After long shopping day you may want to grab some meals or coffee here. The cafes are also available in this mall both International and Indonesian style ones.

The shopping mall exterior has interesting Balinese architectural features.

  • Address : ITDC area, Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363
  • Opening hours : Open today · 10AM–10PM
  • Phone: (0361) 771662

11. Visit Puja Mandala

Puja Mandala meaning ‘Hill of Worship’, it is unique, scenic complex features five places of worship, each for a different religion.

It a symbols to remind everyone that Indonesian are bound to Indonesia as a whole nation, regardless of your beliefs.

It is also a symbol of tolerance and religious equality in Indonesia, and there are also shows and festivals in line with the holy days of these five religions represented here.

  • Address: Jalan Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
  • Phone: (0361) 771010

12. Have fun with some water sports

Nusa Dua is popular for its water sports, here you may select whichever water-based activities you would like to enjoy. Including parasailing, jet-skiing, banana boats, and more.

Watersports leisures is part of the services of all hotels in Nusa Dua, they can organize it for you. The prices are normally standard in all over Nusa Dua.

13. Play golf at world class Bali National Golf Club, Nusa Dua

If you are into golf and on your holiday in Bali, golfing at Nusa Dua Golf and Country Club is definitely of things to do in Nusa Dua that worth trying.

Nusa Dua Golf Resort offers spectacular golfing views, featuring beautiful trees in a parkland setting, stately palm trees, lush green grass, and tranquil lakes, located in Nusa Dua, Bali.

  • Address : Kawasan Wisata, Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363
  • Opening hours: 6AM–7PM
  • Phone: (0361) 771791

14. Treat yourself with relaxing spa treatments

After a nice day out on the beach, treat yourself with world class spa treatments at one of spas in Nusa Dua or at the hotel where you are staying.

Bali is known with spectacular massage and other other spa treatments at affordable price, compared to the price in western country Bali offers far cheaper spa services.

15. Explore the hidden Gunung Payung Beach

Gunung Payung beach which is also known as Pantai Gunung Payung within local, on Bali’s southern coast, where you can enjoy quiet setting and beautiful hidden beach.

It is probably not as popular as Geger beach in Nusa Dua, which is great therefore you can enjoy your seascape without too much crowds.

Gunung Payung beach is located high up on the cliff , and it takes about half-hour drive to get to this beach and is safe for swimming.

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