Why Honeymoon in Nusa Dua?
Nusa Dua is the most convenient choice for a honeymoon in Bali. It’s where you’ll find all the luxurious international hotels, and there’s a good reason for that. The location is close to the airport, the beach has beautiful white sand, the ocean is a stunning clear blue, and the coast is adorned with lush green forests. Plus, it serves as a great base for day trips. With a 12km bridge crossing over the Gulf of Benoa, you can bypass all traffic and reach Central or North Bali in no time.
Explore Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua is located on the south-east coast the Bukit Peninsula in the south of Bali, on the opposite side of Uluwatu. It has a really stunning beach well known for the water sports on offer: from parasailing to jetski’s. The Waterblow rock formation is a spectacular spot to watch the waves crash onto land.
A honeymoon isn’t just about exploring and being on the go. It’s also about taking the time to relax and enjoy each other’s company after a busy wedding. That’s why Nusa Dua is the perfect spot for unwinding and spending quality time together. And if you want, its easy to plan a day trip to other parts of Bali - we’ve listed our favorite day trips below.
So, why not treat you and your partner to a couple of nights in one of the luxury resorts in Nusa Dua? If you are ever going to splurge on a luxury hotel, Bali is the place to do it. The island offers unbeatable value for money. Our favorite is the St. Regis Bali, which is the best rated luxury resort in Bali. Their staff is beyond amazing. You can’t go wrong with their private pool suites! On top, due to its strategic location, you can even walk over the beach to get to nearby sites like the waterblow rock formation.
Honeymoon Hotels in Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua is where you will find all the luxury international hotels. And the island is a great place to splurge on a luxury hotel experience, as you get amazing value for money in Bali. A 5-star hotel in Nusa Dua might cost the same as a 3-star hotel in Europe or North America.
Nusa Dua is also one of the few places in Bali where you will find luxury All Inclusive resorts. We have selected our favorite Nusa Dua hotels below. They are all beachfront!
What are you looking for?
The St. Regis Bali5 starSplurgeBeachfrontPrivate villasNusa Dua
The St. Regis Bali is beyond amazing. While it's on the pricy side, we believe this place is 100% worth it. If you plan to splurge during your honeymoon, do it in this beachfront resort! The suite with private pool is the best you could wish for during your honeymoon. Guests rave about the staff, facilities and location.♥Check Availability
✓ Rated ★9.5 with 120+ reviews. → Read More ↓
Samabe Bali Suites & Villas5 starSplurgeBeachfrontAll inclusivePrivate villas
The best luxury all-inclusive option in Bali. Spectacular ocean front villas with private pool. Great honeymoon suggestion: They offer a romantic private dining experience in a cave on the beach.♥Check Availability
✓ Rated ★9.2 with 170+ reviews. →
Melia Bali5 starAffordable luxuryBeachfrontAll inclusive
A popular more affordable option in Nusa Dua. One of the few hotels offering all-inclusive service with all meals and drinks included. Beachfront property with a romantic swing and hammock in the water. They have a large lagoon swimming pool that is fun to explore, but if you prefer a private pool, they do have a private villa you can book as well.♥Check Availability
✓ Hotel rated ★8.4 with 500+ reviews. → Read More ↓
Amarterra Villas Bali5 starSplurgeBeachfrontPrivate villas
Secluded luxury private villas with private pools part of a beachfront estate. A great honeymoon option!♥Check Availability
✓ Rated ★9.1 with 200+ reviews. →
The Royal Santrian5 starSplurgeBeachfrontPrivate villas
Top rated beachfront resort offering private villas with private swimming pools giving you and your partner the privacy to enjoy your honeymoon without having to share a pool with fellow travellers. The Royal Santrian is known to serve exceptional breakfast.♥Check Availability
✓ Rated ★9.5 with 60+ reviews. →
Grand Hyatt Bali5 starAffordable luxuryBeachfront
The beachfront Grand Hyatt offers great value. It's a bit more affordable than most Nusa Dua hotels, offers 5 outdoor pools and a total of 8 dining options!♥Check Availability
✓ Rated ★8.0 with 1030+ reviews. →
Hilton Bali5 starAffordable luxuryBeachfront
This Hilton hotel is built on a cliff, providing spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. A great base for your Bali Honeymoon!♥Check Availability
✓ Rated ★8.6 with 1600+ reviews. →
The Ritz-Carlton Bali5 starSplurgeBeachfrontHotel nusa dua
Beachfront hotel with spa and wellness center. Luxury suites (including some with ocean view) that are a great fit for any honeymoon. As this is a large resort, you will have plenty activities, dining options and swimming pools to choose from.♥Check Availability
✓ Hotel rated ★8.9 with 315+ reviews. →
The Grand Bali4 starOn a budgetIn Nusa Dua
The Grand Bali is a great option if you're looking for an affordable stay in a resort near the white sand beach in Nusa Dua. The Grand Bali is a beautiful hotel with luxury rooms and a large pool, and the staff is known to be super friendly. It is not beachfront, but the beach is a short walk away and the hotel has a beach club there. Instead of walking you may also take the free shuttle bus.♥Check Availability
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Honeymoon Activities near Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua is located on the Bukit Peninsula in South Bali. The peninsula has a lot to offer for honeymooners. Amazing beaches with spectacular sunsets, mesmerizing temples with monkeys roaming around freely, the best fresh fish restaurants in all of Bali and a spectacular statue that is higher than the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
On top of that, Nusa Dua is an excellent base for exploration of the rest of Bali through day-trips. For example, thanks to the fast toll road, the romantic jungle town of Ubud is only 1 hour drive from Nusa Dua.
What type of activities would you like to do in Nusa Dua?
★ Our Favorite!
Kecak Fire Dance and Uluwatu TempleCultureUluwatu, 30 min from Nusa Dua
Besides the Uluwatu temple, at night a traditional Kecak Fire Dance is performed by the local Balinese population. After exploring the temple, you could stay for this spectacular fire dance show.
It's one of Bali's most popular and iconic art performances and takes place for an hour every day during sunset (from 6PM to 7PM). The dance is truly a sight to behold as it is not accompanied by any musical instruments but the dancers' acapella clap. It is usually sold out, so make sure you book the tickets in advance.Book Tickets in advance
★ Our Favorite!
Istana Spa & Sunset (Uluwatu)Relaxing & wellnessUluwatu, 30m from Nusa Dua
Our favorite sauna in all of Bali. When we were living in Canggu we would sometimes drive the whole 1.5 hour way down to Uluwatu just to enjoy an afternoon of relaxation here. Book this place in advance, you won't regret it.
On Uluwatu cliff overlooking the Indian ocean, this sauna offers cold baths, steam rooms, two sauna's and large swimming pools. As it's facing east, you will be able to enjoy the most spectacular sunset from this place if you book the evening timeslot. Usually after sunset, the staff will light a bonfire, giving this place magical vibes.Visit Website
Waterblow Nusa DuaNatureBeachIn Nusa Dua
A spectacular natural rock formation blowing water up in the air whenever large waves hit. Romantic spot for a walk and honeymoon pictures. This place is at walking distance of some Nusa Dua hotels.
Watersports in Nusa DuaActiveBeachThrillBenoa, 5 min north of Nusa Dua
Keen to enjoy some active water activities with your partner? There is only one place in Bali known for water sports like jetski, parasailing, banana boats and more, and it's just a few minutes north of Nusa Dua in the town of Benoa! You can book this through your hotel, but cheaper is to just get a taxi or Uber to Benoa and ask around.
Garuda Wisnu StatueCulture20 min from Nusa Dua
Taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Garuda Wisnu Statue towers above Bali. Enjoy a spectacular view over Bali together with your partner! The statue depicts the Hindu saga of Garuda and Wisnu.
Night at The Savaya ClubClub25m drive west of Nusa Dua
In the mood for some grooving, dancing, and music? Then give the most luxurious club in Bali a visit! It is placed at a vantage point overlooking the Uluwatu cliffs and has the most charming walkway.
Don't be surprised to find famous DJs who will definitely have you dancing up a sweat. Because the club is popular and features famous DJs, it gets lots of visitors; thus, you should get a ticket in advance.Visit Website
Paragliding over the cliffActiveThrill35m drive from Nusa Dua. Free hotel pickup.
If you would rather do something more adventurous and thrilling, then you could consider paragliding. You can also go paragliding from the top of the cliffs. Nyang-Nyang Beach is the most suitable spot for this. Paragliding gives you a bird's eye view of the beaches in Nyang Nyang and a feeling of utter freedom.
Honeymoon Photoshoot from Nusa DuaActivePrivate tourStart anywhere in Bali.
Discover a wide variety of scenic locations. Book a professional photographer to take you to beautiful spots around the island for spectacular honeymoon pictures!♥Book in advance
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Day Trip to Nusa Penida IslandNatureBeachDaytripGroup tourHotel pickup from Canggu/Seminyak/Ubud.
Visit Nusa Penida in a day! Nusa Penida is a tranquil island with spectacular cliffs and beaches, located in the Lombok Strait off the West coast of Bali. Reaching the island takes one hour by fast ferry from Sanur Harbour.
This convenient organized tour will pick you up and drop you off at your Bali hotel. Two-way ferry tickets are included, as well as a tour visiting the most spectacular sights on the island.
Highlights include the famous cliff overlooking Kelingking Beach (see picture), the clear perfect swimming waters at Angel's Billabong and the picturesque Crystal Bay, where white cliffs meet the rough Indian Ocean.♥Day Trip to Nusa Penida Island from Nusa Dua
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Mount Batur Sunrise Hike + Hotsprings from Nusa DuaActiveNatureDaytripGroup tourStart & Finish at your Nusa Dua Hotel.
Hike up to Mount Batur for a spectacular sunrise with breakfast, and enjoy a well-deserved hot spring swim after your climb. An early wake-up, but well worth it!
To make it to sunrise at Mount Batur, you will be picked up at your hotel a few hours after midnight (depending on your start location). After a one-hour relatively easy climb, helped by an experienced guide and a flashlight on the helmet provided to you, you will reach the top of the volcano. On the top, a spectacular sunrise awaits you: slowly the sun will rise and reveal a spectacular landscape overlooking the Batur crater, Mount Agung, the Lombok Sea, and (on clear days) even Lombok Island and Mount Rinjani. After the climb, enjoy a well-deserved relaxation at the natural hotsprings bordering Batur Lake.
The region Kintamani, where Mount Batur is located, is famous for it's coffee plantations. On the way back, the tour will make a stop at a coffee plantation before dropping you back to your hotel.♥Book Your Mount Batur Sunrise Tour
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Ubud Day Trip from Nusa DuaActiveNatureCulturePrivate tourStart from your Nusa Dua Hotel
It is possible to see the best of Ubud and its surroundings in single day! This highly rated PRIVATE tour (4.9 with 1100+ reviews) will pick you up in your South Bali hotel and drive you and your partner past all the highlights. This is a convenient way to see Ubud if you decide not to stay there overnight, but also a convenient option if you are actually staying in Ubud!
The list of included activities is really impressive. You will visit a spectacular waterfall and a traditional Balinese village near Ubud where traditional crafts are still practised. The famous Sacred Monkey Forest is part of the itinerary too, as well as the Tegallalang Rice Terraces. Finally, some spots in central Ubud are visited: the art market and Ubud Palace.♥Book your private Ubud Day Tour!
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Instagram Highlights Tour from Nusa DuaNatureCultureDaytripGroup tourPrivate tourPick-up in your Nusa Dua Hotel
The Instagram Highlights tour is an amazing choice for (aspiring) influencers, but don't worry if you and your partner prefer to live a more private life: it is a great opportunity to see the most scenic parts of Bali and get some memorable pictures of your honeymoon regardless. You can choose between a small group tour and a private tour.
Highlights include the Lempuyang Temple (also known as Gate of Heaven) in East Bali, as well as the Tirta Gangga water palace. In Central Bali, the tour will pass the Tukad Cepung Waterfall and Tegallalang rice fields, where it is possible to take pictures on while riding a spectacular "Jungle Swing". This is one of the most popular tours in Bali, and is highly rated with 4.9 stars based on 3500+ reviews.♥Book this experience!
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Munduk & Bedugul Day Trip from Nusa DuaNatureCultureDaytripPrivate tourPick-up in your Nusa Dua Hotel
Ulan Danu Temple is the first picture that shows up if you Google Bali. It might be the most iconic sight on the island, situated against Lake Beratan in the Bedugul region of Bali. But this region has more to offer than just the temple, and this PRIVATE TOUR is a great way to explore it!
The Bedugul region can easily be spotted on any map: it's where you see the 3 lakes towards the north of the island. These lakes are part of a massive volcanic crater region at high altitudes. This results in very distinct vegetation and a much cooler climate than you will find in most of Bali. A great place to escape the heath!
One stop during this tour is the Handara Gate, which is a great spot for memorable Bali Honeymoon pictures. The pretty Banyumala Twin Waterfalls are next, there is opportunity to swim at these.
Finally this tour will stop at a very romantic spot: an amazing viewpoint on the ridge of the crater from where you can see two lakes at once. We love this area a lot, and would even recommend you staying here for a few days (see our Munduk Honeymoon Guide), but this tour is also a great way to get to know the area!♥Book your trip to Bedugul and Munduk
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Private Uluwatu Sunset Tour from Nusa DuaCulturePrivate tourStart & Finish at your Nusa Dua Hotel.
Convenient option with hotel pickup. A private driver will pick you up at your hotel with his air-conditioned car, and show you around Uluwatu Temple overlooking the Indian Ocean and the traditional Balinese Kecak fire dance show (performance tickets not included). The stage and temple are located on a beautiful cliff from where you will experience one of Bali's best sunsets.
After sunset, the guide will drive you to Jimbaran Beach, a beautiful beach next to the fishing village of Jimbaran. This place is known for the freshest and tastiest grilled fish on the island. You will have time for a romantic dinner on the beach, before the driver will return you back to your hotel.♥Book your Uluwatu tour with hotel pickup
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East Bali Waterfall, Beach and Canyoning tour.NatureBeachThrillGroup tourStart from your Nusa Dua Hotel
A lot of water fun in a single day in the off-the-beaten path East Bali region. That is what this small group tour offers. You will be visiting a beautiful waterfall which is great for swimming (Tegenungan Waterfall), the scenic Blue Lagoon beach famous for snorkling (but also known for the monkeys roaming around), and a hidden canyon through which a river flows.
At the canyon, you will participate in canyoning activities, and at the Blue Lagoon Beach you will have the opportunity to snorkel with gear provided. Blue Lagoon Beach, near Padang Bai where the ferries to Lombok depart, is a fairly small beach, but we love it as it's surrounded by greenery and not very crowded.♥Book your East Bali Tour
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Iljen Crater in Java (24-hour tour from Nusa Dua!)ActiveNatureThrillGroup tourPickup from Canggu, Seminyak, Ubud, Uluwatu, Nusa Dua and more.
The Iljen Crater is one of the most magical places we have ever visited, and a great trip for couples that love nature and hiking and are keen to explore a different island beyond Bali. The volcano is located on the east tip of Java Island (Indonesia's capital Jakarta is on that island too). Java can be reached by a 4 hour drive and 1 hour ferry from most tourist destinations in South Bali. It is the most populous island in the world with roughly 150 million inhabitants - but still it manages to offer amazing nature like this volcano!
The Iljen vocanic crater is famous for a blue fire that lights for a few hours in the middle of the night, followed by a spectacular sunrise overlooking the Java Sea and Bali a bit later. This tour will pick you up from your Bali hotel in the afternoon. You will arrive in the early evening and will be offered a room to sleep for a couple of hours (you will need that rest!). In the midst of the night you will start your ascent up to the crater's edge (this took us around 1.5 hours). If you want, you can then ascent into the crater (30 mins down and 30 mins up again) to get closer to the blue fire. This requires you wearing a gas mask that is provided by your tourguide. Later the sun will rise, revealing a spectacular landscape that was not visible during your initial ascent. After walking down again (way faster than the way up) you will enjoy a healthy Javanese breakfast before returning to Bali.♥Book your trip to Java!
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Day trip with driver from Nusa DuaPrivate tourPick-up in your Nusa Dua Hotel
Do you know exactly what you want to explore in Bali? Just hire a car with a private driver for a day and plan your own private tour. This is very easily arranged! Let a trusted driver with many 5-star reviews on GetYourGuide take you around the island.
You can choose a custom trip duration between 6, 8 and 10 hours. This will cost you between 48 to 80 USD for the entire group. This is an affordable option to explore the island. However, do note that while most guided tours are more expensive, these usually include amenities like entrance fees and lunch. When you plan your own tour, you will need to buy entrance tickets and lunch yourself!
TIP: This "tour" can start and end in any Bali location. You could even choose to start your day in one hotel, explore the island, and get dropped off at a new location, saving you additional taxi fees!♥Book your private driver for 6, 8 or 10 hours
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Romantic Dining in Nusa Dua
Due to the sheer amount of luxury hotels in Nusa Dua, you will have many options to choose from within the town of Nusa Dua. If you’re willing to drive up to 30 minutes, there are even more spectacular restaurants that we love to recommend you for your honeymoon.
What are you craving?
★ Our Favorite!
★ Our Favorite!
The Cave BaliFine diningPecatu, 25 mins from Nusa Dua
We've been here and LOVED it. The most spectacular fine dining experience you will find in Bali, in a real natural cave! Seven courses will be served, and between courses they will dim the lights and project a lightshow on the walls of the cave. The cave only has a few tables so definitely book this place in advance!
Jimbaran Fish MarketLocal favoritesJimbaran, 25 min from Nusa Dua
This might sound like an odd suggestion for a honeymoon, but if you are up for an authentic local lunch experience... The town of Jimbaran just south of the airport hosts the largest fresh fish market in Bali, right next to the beach. You can buy your own fresh fish, shrimps or octopus here - and get some of the local restaurants next to the market to grill them for you for a small fee. Warung Bu Wiwin is our favorite, they will add rice, veggies and sauce to your fish.
If you prefer a slightly more comfortable dining experience, on the same beach in Jimbaran you will find all of the best local fish restaurants in Bali.
How to get to Nusa Dua?
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Nusa Dua in Bali?
Nusa Dua is a convenient destination only 20 minutes away from Bali Airport. It is located on the east side of the Bukit peninsula. Thanks to the toll road its a great base for daytrips across the island.
How to get around in Nusa Dua?
You can walk around Nusa Dua to reach the beach or restaurants. For trips further away you will need a taxi or Uber.
How far is Nusa Dua from Bali Airport
Really close, via the toll road it takes 20 minutes to reach Nusa Dua from the airport. This makes it a great base just after arriving or before leaving Bali.
Is Nusa Dua a good honeymoon destination?
We believe so, it is great for a romantic getaway in any of the luxury beachfront resorts Nusa Dua offers. You get good value for money here, so if you want to experience a 5-star luxury hotel, this is the place to do it!
How long should we stay in Nusa Dua?
A lot of people stay here their entire holiday, as its a good base for day trips across the island as well. However we would suggest to stay here for 3 or 4 nights, and combine Nusa Dua with another region of Bali. Check our suggestions!
What activities can we do in Nusa Dua?
Nusa Dua features a white sand beach, the famous Waterblow rock formation and is well known for water sport activities. The spectacular cliffs and temples of Uluwatu are only a short drive away.
Have you enjoyed the luxury of your Nusa Dua resort and do you feel its time to explore more of the real Bali? The jungle town of Ubud and the mountainous Munduk region are both great next Honeymoon destinations. Or why not take a dive course together in the calm beach town of Amed?
Nusa Dua is also really close (20 minutes drive via the toll road) from Sanur port, where you can take ferries to the island of Nusa Penida.
We wrote an article to help you planning your Bali Honeymoon Itinerary, check it out!
Find your next destination after Nusa Dua!
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★ Our Favorite!
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★ Our Favorite!
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Tranquil fishing villages, famous dive spots.
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SidemenNatureCultureOff the beaten path
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Nusa Penida IslandBeachNatureDiving
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Real tropical island vibes! Three small islands great for diving, beach and party.
Written by Olivia & Dirk
Hi! We have put together this guide with a lot of care, based on our own experiences. As a couple, we have lived in Bali for the past 5 years, and we fell in love with the island. We have visited every corner of Bali, especially the romantic places ;-). While our articles do contain affiliate links, you can trust us to recommend only the experiences that we love.