Some of the best things to do in Nusa Dua can be found on pristine beaches like Pantai Mengiat and Geger Beach. There’s something for everyone here, from leisurely activities like swimming and snorkelling, to challenging surf conditions. The beaches here are also noted to be some of Bali’s most secluded, being situated in a luxury enclave of five-star resorts and hotels.
Nusa Dua has several galleries that display valuable artwork collected from Asia and the Pacific Islands. Temples are everywhere to be found in Nusa Dua, where you get to see unique rituals and celebrations on certain days of the month. Whether you’re a beachgoer or an art lover, check out our guide on what to do in Nusa Dua.
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Devdan Show at Bali Nusa Dua Theatre showcases a 90-minute journey through the Indonesian archipelago. The performance is narrated and acted by a boy and girl who discover a magical chest filled with items representing each island and culture. Stunning choreography by skilled dancers and acrobats provide non-stop thrills, with dances reflecting the diverse cultures of Indonesia, including Bali, Sumatera, Java, Borneo and Papua. The props are also visually stunning, combined with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, rotating stages, pyrotechnics and artificial rain. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7.30pm to 9pm
- Location: Komplek ITDC Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia
- Tel: +63 (0)361 770 197
Pandawa Beach covers 1 km of sand that’s hidden behind limestone cliffs. The beach is around 8 km southwest of central Nusa Dua, making it a nice spot to escape the crowd. Pandawa offers impressive ocean panoramas and huge limestone cliffs with deeply carved arches installed with large statues. Each sculpture depicts a hero from the Mahabharata epic, the Five Pandawas. Despite its rather secluded location, Pandawa Beach is lined with restaurants and water sports rental shops. Read More...
- Location: Pantai Pandawa, Bali, Indonesia
The Water Blow site in Nusa Dua has a purpose-built lookout deck, where you can see large waves from the Indian Ocean constantly crash against the jagged limestone edges. While it makes for a pleasant spot for photography (especially when the water surges up to 30 metres), be sure to protect your camera gear from the unpredictable splashes and sprays. The chances of getting completely drenched at the Water Blow site are very high. Read More...
- Location: Benoa, South Kuta, Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia
Nusa Dua Beach, or Pantai Mengiat, has clean white sand, calm waves, and is most of the time uncrowded. A 500-metre-long reef barrier protects the shore from the rough waves of the open Indian Ocean. Head up to the Water Blow site on the Peninsula Island’s rocky cliff point to see the amazing forces of nature up close. Pantai Mengiat is where you’ll find some of Bali’s most popular luxury resorts.
There’s a paved beach path bordering the hotel grounds and the sand – joggers share this path with cyclists throughout the day. You can swim and snorkel near Pantai Mengiat’s coastline. Some of the local fishermen head out to sea from this beach with their traditional wooden boats, while tour operators offer glass-bottom boat rides and fishing trips. Read More...
- Location: Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Pura Geger Temple is one of Nusa Dua’s most important cultural landmarks. The clifftop temple overlooks the namesake Geger Beach. The outline of its towering shrines adds an impressive frame to the overall seascape – you can enjoy a panoramic view on clear mornings over the bay, with Mount Agung on the horizon.
The temple is closed to the public except during ceremonial events. Pilgrims frequent the temple on full and new moons on the Balinese calendar. Pura Geger Temple hosts major celebrations during Purnama Kanem (6th full moon). Read More...
- Location: Jalan Pura Geger, Sawangan, South Kuta, Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia
The Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park lies about 12.5 km west of Nusa Dua Beach. The main showpiece is a gigantic statue depicting the benevolent Hindu god Vishnu riding on the back of the mythical garuda eagle. The 121-metre-tall monument stands on a pedestal that’s about 46 metres high, making it one of the tallest landmarks in Southeast Asia. Cultural performances, exhibitions, and world-class events regularly take place at Garuda Wisnu Kencana. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 9pm
- Location: Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Ungasan, Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
Museum Pasifika displays historical artefacts and art pieces from over 200 artists from 25 countries. You can see the works of Balinese painter Nyoman Gunarsa and Javanese artist Raden Saleh, both of whom are notable figures in Indonesian art.
There are 11 display rooms with different theme – rooms 1 to 5 exhibits Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, French, and Indo-European artworks, respectively. The remaining galleries host temporary exhibitions and items from Southeast Asia. Check out tapa (bark) artwork of Oceania and the Pacific, as well as exotic paintings from China and Japan. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 6pm
- Location: Complex Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Area Block P, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 774 935
The Bali National Golf Club covers a considerable portion on the south of the Bali Tourism Development Complex. Designed by Robin Nelson and Rodney Wright, there are 3 distinct playing environments throughout the 18-hole course. Onsite facilities include the Leadbetter Golf Academy (LGA Bali), locker rooms, and a well-stocked pro shop. The Bali National Golf Club also has a driving range with putting greens, providing a nice spot for warm-ups. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6am to 7pm
- Location: Kawasan Wisata, Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia
- Tel: +62 (0)361 771 791
The Puja Mandala complex consists of 5 places of worships of Indonesia’s main religions. Meant to be a landmark of religious harmony, its hilltop compound has a Buddhist temple, a Hindu temple, a Catholic church, a Protestant church and a mosque.
Each religious site has its own unique feature – the mosque displays an old prayer drum and a handwritten Quran, while the Buddhist temple is ornate with sculptures of large white elephants and bodhisattvas guarding its main doors. Puja Mandala often hosts weddings and holy days of the respective faiths. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia