Nusa Dua is known for its range of upscale five star resorts, with travellers flocking here to treat themselves to some serious luxury and R&R. This is the ideal area for your Balinese stay if you are looking to avoid the traffic, pollution and party vibes of Kuta and simply indulge in tranquillity. So how do you choose the best resort in an area where exquisite is the norm? It wasn’t easy, but we’ve come up with our list of Nusa Dua’s Top 5 Resorts:
Nestled on the gorgeous hillside, overlooking the Indian Ocean and backing onto the Bali National Golf Course, what more could one really want in a location? Part of the prestigious family of Aman Resorts, Amanusa has won more awards than there is space to mention and it’s no great surprise why. Combining a flawless location with immaculate service, Amanusa incorporates European sophistication with unique Balinese style and the result is perfection. Guests can choose from either one of 35 thatch roofed suites or the decadent villas which consist of three of more bedrooms and private pool. The private white sand beach offers guests nine serviced bales so you can enjoy a cocktail or five from the best seat in the house before taking a short stroll to one of the several fine eateries within the resort. The 30 meter swimming pool is surrounded by blooming bougainvilleas and stone walls creating a Tuscan-like charm and offers fantastic alfresco dining. Still not convinced? Amanusa also has two tennis courts, a grand library containing books on Indonesian art and culture, a boutique store and sumptuous spa treatments. A stay at Amanusa is a no-brainer for those who savour the finer things in life.
Voted The Best New Hotel in the World by Conde Naste in 2013 (amongst a variety of other accolades), The Mulia is a spectacular addition to Nusa Dua’s already long list of award winning resorts. With stunning beach frontage along Nusa Dua white sand bay this is a superbly sophisticated resort with well refined style and lavish amenities. Offering the choice of luxury rooms and suites within the resort, it’s the 108 private villas that really steal the show. This is where you will find true opulence, with a Presidential Villa that will make you weak in the knees. The Mulia caters to families, honeymooners, business travellers or anyone looking to spoil themselves for a few days in paradise. With a choice of eight fabulously diverse restaurants onsite offering casual, formal or beachside dining, a full service business centre, decadent spa, state of the art fitness centre and awesome facilities for the kids, the only fault with The Mulia is that you will never want to leave the grounds.
The Conrad Bali has everything one can possibly want from a luxury hotel. Known not just for its great style and beauty, it’s the outstanding service that guests from all over the world continue to rave about. While this place is visually stunning, it’s the service that makes The Conrad legendary. From the moment you step foot on the resort, you will understand what it truly feels like to experience personalised customer service. Upon entering guests are presented with the option of their choice of bathroom amenities, selecting between products by vegan-friendly Tara Smith, the ultra-chic Shanghai Tang or spa aficionado Aromatherapy Associates. It’s small touches like this that makes The Conrad nestle its way into the heart of holidaymakers and makes this place unforgettable. Set over seven spectacular hectares, facilities include Kids Club, tennis courts, an array of dining options and the Jiwa Spa, widely known as one of the best spas in Indonesia. The choice between suite and villa is a tough one, but the private villas are well worth the splurge.
Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villas & Spa
Nusa Dua’s member of the exquisite Kuyamanis hotel family, this place puts new meaning to the word serenity. The ideal choice for those not keen on massive resorts, the selection of private, well-appointed villas here will fulfil your dream Balinese experience. There are only around twenty villas on this property, ensuring ultimate privacy and attentive service for valued guests. Each villa is inclusive of 24 hour butler service, limousine service within the local area, 30 minute massage and daily afternoon tea. The lovely staff here also offer a range of personalised services, our favourite being organising a romantic breakfast picnic on the beach so you can watch the sun rise on another beautiful day in Bali. This is the place to stay if you want to be treated like a king, and let’s be honest, don’t we all?
St Regis Bali Resort
Surrounded by saltwater lagoons, lush gardens and panoramic views of the to-die-for Nusa Dua bay, the St Regis Bali Resort will make the jaws of hotel connoisseurs everywhere hit the floor. This stunning resort ticks all the boxes when it comes to luxury and service, while still encapsulating the essence of true Balinese style. Think five star Celebrity getaway; that’s what you will find at the St Regis Bali. Despite the magnificent rooms and villas and breathtaking beach frontage, the swimmable lagoon is our favourite feature of this resort. It boasts two thatched gazebos with whirlpools, fountain features, sunning deck and full drink service, all enclosed within an enchanting tropical garden setting. It’s features like this that guests will go home raving to their friends about. If you’re not much of a swimmer you will not be disappointed. A long list of award winning restaurants and bars can be found within the St Regis, along with an exclusive spa, fitness centre and business centre. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the hallmark butler service, where no request is too big or too small.