Nusa Dua is at a bit of disadvantage because it is rather isolated from the rest of Bali. On the other hand, the new hotels here have tried to make up for this by providing a “total” hotel environment – everything you could possibly ask for is available on the premises. A few restaurants and souvenir shops are sprouting up at the edges of Nusa Dua, and in a few years this area will probably become another Sanur. But in the meantime, Nusa Dua is a remarkably peaceful place.
The revamped Hotel Bualu, offers a comprehensive water sports package, lush gardens and horsedrawn buggies (dokar) for romantic, tropical evening rides up and down “hotel now.” The Nusa Dua Beach Hotel offers the ultimate in opulence – a palatial Balinese setting, a health club, squash courts, three restaurants and a disco.
Eleven luxury hotels were open in 1985. There are no intermediate or budget hotels in the area:
Bali Sol (481 rooms), Nusa Dua, P.O. Box 1048, Tuban, Tel: 71510
Hotel Bualu (50 rooms), Nusa Dua, P.O. Box 217, Tel: 71310-5. Lush tropical gardens, a swimming pool and deluxe rooms. 100 metres from the beach. Sailing, scuba and sking diving, wind surfing are included. US$45 to US$85 a night.
Hotel Nusa Dua (450 rooms), Nusa Dua, P.O.Box 1028, Tel: 71210. A hotel on a scale of grandeur that even Bali’s rajas never conceived of in their wildest dreams. Huge swimming pool, three restaurants, squash courts, tennis courts, health club, disco, large beach front. US$65 to US$500 a night.
Putri Bali (418 rooms) Nusa Dua, P.O.Box 1028, Tel: 71020, 71420.