Take time out with your loved one at Bali's Nusa Dua

Posted By Holly On December 19, 2013

 Take time out with your loved one at Bali's Nusa Dua. Let Nusa Dua take your breath away

Treat yourself to the trip of a lifetime with an adventure to idyllic Nusa Dua, situated 30 minutes from the heart of Bali, offering you a relaxing setting so you can escape from it all.

Pack your togs, sunscreen and sense of adventure for a holiday you'll never forget. Perfect for couples and holiday-makers looking for a true holiday oasis, Nusa Dua sets itself apart with its peaceful and remote location. If you feel like leaving your tranquil bubble to experience more of what Bali has to offer, thriving nightlife, shopping and cultural experiences are within easy reach.

Where to stay

Mantra Nusa Dua offers the perfect holiday accommodation for your next relaxing getaway. Its contemporary design provides a modern setting, with private balconies, air-conditioned suites, and wireless internet access.

Take time out to be pampered at the onsite day spa where cleansing, healing and soul regeneration is encouraged. Follow your spiritual session with a professional beauty treatment to have you glowing inside and out.

When hunger strikes, head to one of Mantra's restaurants and bars for a simple sandwich, decadent meal or indulgent cocktail.

How to unwind

Nusa Dua is spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, and a trip to these sparkling surrounds is the ideal way to recharge your batteries and soak up some summer sun. There's over 5km of pristine white sand for you to roam, opening up into the azure ocean just waiting for you to plunge into.

Relax under the swaying fronds of a coconut tree as you take in the tropical paradise that is Nusa Dua. It's easy to while away days at a time in this serene setting, but the island has plenty more to offer.

Gegar Beach in particular is fantastic for swimming, with a reef 200m offshore and shallow waters before some of Bali's most spectacular surf.

"Perfect for couples and holiday-makers looking for a true holiday oasis, Nusa Dua sets itself apart with its peaceful and remote location.

Eat and drink

You can't go past the beachfront intimacy of Kendi Kunging Bar and Restaurant The internationally-celebrated establishment has one of the best gourmet menus in the region, packed with fresh seafood served by outstanding waitstaff.

Another acclaimed restaurant in the area is Arwana, known for its outstanding seafood degustation menu and intimate indoor and outdoor dining areas.

Balinese food lovers should head to Bumbu Bali, Bali's first authentic Balinese restaurant that also boasts a cooking school for foodies to learn the art of Balinese cooking. It's also got a huge range of cocktails to tempt any appetite, so don't stop at just one!

Get wild

Take a camel safari along the sandy shores of Nusa Dua for a unique and enthralling way to experience the area. The camels are trained to be friendly toward humans and your tour will be complete with a trained guide, leaving you to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.

Head to Nusa Dua for an up close and personal encounter with the most spectacular animals in Bali. Situated on 22 acres of flourishing bushland, the area is a dedicated zoological park that houses over 350 exotic animals.

Indonesia's indigenous creatures like the Sumatran elephant and tiger can be found here, along with orangutans, sun bears and binturons. You can book in an animal encounter which will allow you to interact with gorgeous lion cubs and beautiful elephants.

Soak up the culture

Not only is Nusa Dua a luxurious holiday destination, it's also jam packed with culture and history.

There are plenty of local tour operators who will show you around the various temples in the area, including Taman Ayun. Located in Megwi Village, this Hindu temple is frequently visited by tourists intrigued by its status as the Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire.

Make sure you check out a Deydan show, which is an energetic visual tour through Indonesia's history, diversity and culture. It displays a fusion of traditional dance and contemporary moves, along with thrilling and daring acrobatics.

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