Pulau Nusadua Travel Guide

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Pulau Nusadua Highlights

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     Most expensive area in Bali 

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     The big hotels have big hotel prices! 

  • In a nutshell
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     For people who likes to spend their holiday at a resort 

Pulau Nusadua Things to Do

  • Ocean Walker (3)

    final part of my ocean walker tips with more pictures aroundOcean Walker or Sea Walker is popular activity at major beach destinations and many beaches around the world have this activity, including here in bali and there are several water sports companies in Tanjung Benoa offering this activity wherein you would go a few hundred meters away from...

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  • Ocean Walker (2)

    part two of my ocean walker tips with more pictures under the seaOcean Walker or Sea Walker is popular activity at major beach destinations and many beaches around the world have this activity, including here in bali and there are several water sports companies in Tanjung Benoa offering this activity wherein you would go a few hundred meters away...

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  • Ocean Walker (1)

    Ocean Walker or Sea Walker is popular activity at major beach destinations and many beaches around the world have this activity, including here in bali and there are several water sports companies in Tanjung Benoa offering this activity wherein you would go a few hundred meters away from the beach to the coral reefs usually at depth of 8 to 9...

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  • Banana Boat Racing

    this is easily the third most popular water sports activity in Tanjung Benoa as the price of the ride is cheap. an aerodynamic inflatable banana boat will hold 6 person plus the guide in front and you will be provided with life jackets and the boat will be strapped to a speed boat and you will go on twisting and turning around the coast of Tanjung...

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  • Parasailing

    this is the second most popular watersports activity in Tanjung Benoa of which the first will be the jet skis. in parasailing, you are hoisted above a large parachute and with a guide (who acts as a tail flap) flying to heights about 50 meters and up along the coast and pulled by a speed boat. the ride is a certified adrenaline rush for the...

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  • Jet Skis

    one of the most popular and most expensive beach activity are the jet skis and various water sports companies in Tanjung Benoa offer thise water speedsters to willing tourists and they even provide instructors for the newbies at no additional costs to ride in tandem with you at the jet ski. if you are a veteran, then you can just ride solo or with...

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Pulau Nusadua Restaurants

  • Warung in Turtle Islands off Tanjung...

    warung is like a mini restaurant an there is only one at the small Turtle Islands Marine Park and several souvenir stalls that sells the same souvenir items found in other areas of Bali. the warung here serves various refreshments like bottled water, kelapa (coconut), soft drinks, fresh fruit juices, sandwiches, local snacks and junk foods. you can...

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  • A good, cheap alternative for Bali...

    This is one of the restaurants in Bualu Village near the Bali Hilton hotel. The food is a mixture of local and international and is very cheap - a fraction of the prices in the Bali Hilton.The staff were exceptionally friendly, helpful and grateful for my business. This may have been because tourist numbers were down after the Kuta bombing but that...

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  • Eating In and Out

    Because of the high standard hotels,there are plenty of dining options in the area.Most hotels offer themed dinners or buffets.And guests staying in the areaare welcomed to try dining venues in different hotels.If you go to the northern part of Nusa Dua’s strip,you’ll find some local venues.

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Pulau Nusadua Nightlife

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    Me and Marina at Sateria

    by LotusV8 Written Nov 28, 2004

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    Very nice staff, a lot of tourists, you have a lot of western people to talk to about your experiences, and the local staff joins the discussions - very nice!
    The food is asolutely 1:st class but a bit expensive, the lobster was cheap :)
    The pub/restaurant is located close to the beach, you can hear the waves all the time, nice music - but not much of Bali here.
    I liked it a lot anyway!

    Dress Code: Its up to you

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Pulau Nusadua Transportation

  • Glass Bottom boats to turtle Island

    going to turtle island sanctuary is included in a tanjung benoa package and the main means of transportation to turtle island, which is a 15 minute boat ride on the other (western) side of the tanjung benoa peninsula is via the glass bottom boats. unfortunately, you would hardly see any fishes or crustaceans and only sea grass and algae as there...

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  • Dinghy

    some of the water sports activities are located far from the main beach of Tanjung Benoa and not all of these activities are serviced by the bigger wooden boats, some are serviced by the smaller wooden dinghies that have no roof but have engines too. these dinghies are quite an adventure to ride too and again, if you have sea sickness, drink your...

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  • Wooden Boat

    if you booked an Ocean Walker tour or a Scuba Diving tour or a Fishing tour around Tanjung Benoa, you and your group will ride a wooden boat fitted with a motor and a wooden roof to the scuba diving areas or fishing areas or at the base station for the Ocean Walker tours and the boat ride will be rough and if you suffer from sea sickness, better...

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Pulau Nusadua Local Customs

  • What’s the story behind Nusa Dua? Part 2

    Because the local government became concerned about the "immortality" of the western hippie communes, which developed in Kuta, it was thus decided to isolate future tourist resorts. The development of Nusa Dua was therefore carefully planned.In the 1970’s the government engaged a French firm of consultants, called the Société Centrale pour...

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  • What’s the story behind Nusa Dua? Part 1

    It was in the late 1960's that Nusa Dua was justan obscure strip of coast on Bali's southern Bukit Peninsula, with striking white sand beaches and two peninsular islets. It was the resting place of fishermen.The only access was by a road over the Bukit (hill), because the swampy northern shore made road building impossible. The adjacent, Bualu was...

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Pulau Nusadua Warnings and Dangers

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    Balinese massage

    by LotusV8 Written Nov 28, 2004

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    The massage is quite expensive compared with Thailand (25-30 US$). We found some ladies 2-300 meters from Melia Bali at the beach, that offered us massage and the price was only half of the price asked at the luxuryhotels, it looked o.k but it was all fake, they was just rubbing us with some oil (maybe oliveoil with perfume) and their hands was very sandy, it felt terrible. Try to avoid these ladies. Go for the real thing and pay full price.
    The pic shows you one of the zillions small huts for relaxing Balinese massage.

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Pulau Nusadua Tourist Traps

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    by imolinar Written Sep 15, 2010

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    we went for a snorkeling trip close to the beach, they charge I think 30 US. Dont go, save ur money, the reef is really small, lots of boats polluting and making the place dangerous, also there was no safety, I almost drown. You can see on the picture the water is not that nice!

    Fun Alternatives: Go for snorkeling somewhere else in Bali.

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Pulau Nusadua What to Pack

  • bring goggles and swimming gear

    like what i've said, the beach in Tanjung benoa is more ideal for swimming than in Kuta as the waves here are not large and there is hardly any rip tides but you need to be careful as there are many kinds of contraptions along the beach as this is a water sports destination after all. so prepare to zig zag along the contraptions and also bring...

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  • Bring extra clothes, toiletries, towel

    as you will get wet and will be in the sea for a few hours, be sure to bring a change of clothes and shorts and underwear, soap and other toiletries and a towel as even though they have changing and shower facilities at the various water sports companies in Tanjung Benoa, they don't give free soaps and you dont want to ride the van smelling like...

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  • Bring Waterproof Camera

    First of all, if you do a scuba diving and ocean walker activities here at tanjung benoa and you want a picture and video of it, they will charge you for 500,000 rupiah for the photo and video package put on a CD but if you have a waterproofed camera that can go to more than 10 meters (33 feet) then you don't need to pay for the photo package as...

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Pulau Nusadua Off The Beaten Path

  • CAOW ENG BIO Shrine

    CAOW ENG BIO is a beachfront shrine located at TANJUNG BENOA, not everyone know this shrine and I visit the shrine by happened when I drive to Tanjung Benoa up to the corner where there is a gasoline station at the edge of the beach, when I continue my trip, I found the shrine on the way out Tabjung Benoa

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  • geger beach, nusa dua

    the beautiful beach with gentle wave (almost no wave) where people grow seaweed.most activities there are sunbathing, swimming, windsurfing, and canoing.it's an excellent place for swimming since the no wave condition created the beach like a huge swimming pool.if you like taking photograph the place is also recommeded since the combination colors...

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  • water blow among the rocks

    well it's not an activity but it's an amazing place to visit created by nature.the place is not that visible so not many people know about this. it's in nusa dua, in btdc complex, not far from the public beach.from the public beach, go to the monument area, where they have trees named with countris who attended the meeting or something years ago....

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Pulau Nusadua Sports & Outdoors

  • Scuba Diving (3)

    final part of my scuba diving tips with pictures of the various handcrafted sculptures they made along the coral reefs in padang.since the waters off Tanjung Benoa as not rough and the waves are not strong and there are lots of corals and sea grasses. Scuba Diving is a popular activity in this area as there are many scuba diving sites nearby like...

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  • Scuba Diving (2)

    part two of my scuba diving tips with more pictures.the maximum depth in padang area off the coast of Tanjung Benoa is about 9 meters (28 feet) near the maximum range of our waterproofed camera and we can safely take pictures around. since the waters off Tanjung Benoa as not rough and the waves are not strong and there are lots of corals and sea...

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  • Scuba Diving (1)

    since the waters off Tanjung Benoa as not rough and the waves are not strong and there are lots of corals and sea grasses. Scuba Diving is a popular activity in this area as there are many scuba diving sites nearby like the nusa penida island, tulemben, amed, padang bai and melangen island and the various water sports companies offer various scuba...

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Pulau Nusadua Favorites

  • Tanjung Benoa Tours

    you can either have a private non package tour van going to tanjung benoa and pay for all the things you would do there (and then go to other places as well) or get a tour package from kanaka ocean bali from your friendly tour desk at your hotel for the half day and whole day package which included hotel pick up and drop off and light meals or via...

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  • Tanjung Benoa

    Tanjung Benoa is contiguous with Nusa Dua at the Bukit Peninsula at the eastern end of South Bali. Tanjung Benoa is synonymous with beach swimming and water sports as the beach currents in the eastern side of bali are not strong and there are hardly any waves so you would not see surfers here but lots of sunbathers, swimmers and water sports...

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  • Nusa Dua

    Nusa Dua is the most exclusive enclave in Bali and host the priciest and most expensive hotel cum resorts in Bali besides the uluwatu area near south Jimbaran Beach. It is located in the Bukit Peninsula at the eastern side of South Bali and is contigious with Tanjung Benoa at the North. This district has walls and several guardhouses where vehicles...

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