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.

The spectacular Waterblow natural rock formation in Nusa Dua. The spectacular Waterblow natural rock formation in Nusa Dua.

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!

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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    The St. Regis Bali

    5 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...

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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    Samabe Bali Suites & Villas

    5 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.

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    Rated 9.2 with 170+ reviews. →
  • Melia Bali

    5 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...

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    Hotel rated 8.4 with 500+ reviews. →
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  • Amarterra Villas Bali

    5 starSplurgeBeachfrontPrivate villas

    Secluded luxury private villas with private pools part of a beachfront estate. A great honeymoon option!

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    Rated 9.1 with 200+ reviews. →
  • The Royal Santrian

    5 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.

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    Rated 9.5 with 60+ reviews. →
  • Grand Hyatt Bali

    5 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!

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    Rated 8.0 with 1030+ reviews. →
  • Hilton Bali

    5 starAffordable luxuryBeachfront

    This Hilton hotel is built on a cliff, providing spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. A great base for your Bali Honeymoon!

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    Rated 8.6 with 1600+ reviews. →
  • The Ritz-Carlton Bali

    5 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.

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    Hotel rated 8.9 with 315+ reviews. →
  • The Grand Bali

    4 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...

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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.

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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    Kecak Fire Dance and Uluwatu Temple

    CultureUluwatu, 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.

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  • ★ 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...

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  • ★ Our Favorite!

    Craft Silver Jewelry Making Experience

    ActiveCultureBhg original30min from Nusa Dua

    Meet with local artisans in the old Batuan village south of Ubud, where they still preserve the old way of making silver jewelry. Nowadays handcrafted jewelry is a rarity around the world, and your visit helps keep these Balinese traditional...

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  • Waterblow Nusa Dua

    NatureBeachIn 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.

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  • Watersports in Nusa Dua

    ActiveBeachThrillBenoa, 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...

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  • Tropical Temptation Beach Club

    Relaxing & wellnessBeachClubNightlife20 min drive from Nusa Dua

    Tropical Temptation is a luxury bohemian-styled Beach Club on one of the best beaches in South Bali. We have visited this beach club twice, read our full review here. What we like: its artsy, with classy vibes, stunning views...

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  • Garuda Wisnu Statue

    Culture20 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.

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  • Melasti Beach

    BeachClub25m drive west of Nusa Dua

    This is another beautiful white sand beach near Uluwatu. It's more popular than NyangNyang beach as it's more easily accessible, and a few beach clubs are lined up in front of the beach. Two of our favorites are The Palmilla and Minoo Beach Club.

  • Night at The Savaya Club

    Club25m 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.

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  • Paragliding over the cliff

    ActiveThrill35m 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...

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  • Balinese Bridal Grooming Ceremony

    CultureBhg original45min from Nusa Dua

    Are you sad your wedding is over? You can experience a traditional Balinese bridal grooming ceremony with your partner, and have professional pictures taken for a lasting memory! Step into the intricate world of Balinese wedding traditions as you dress...

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  • Honeymoon Photoshoot from Nusa Dua

    ActivePrivate tourStart anywhere in Bali.

    Create lifetime memories of your honeymoon with professional photos!, and discover a wide variety of scenic locations in the process. Work with a professional photographer to take you around to beautiful spots around the island for spectacular honeymoon pictures with...

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  • Explore Bali by Antique Car

    ActiveDaytripPrivate tourBhg originalStart at your Nusa Dua Hotel

    Cruise across the rice fields and jungle of Bali in a vintage car. In this tour you will enjoy the fresh air breeze through your hair while you explore landscapes, rice fields, temples, community farming and scenic villages from an...

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  • Day Trip to Nusa Penida Island from Nusa Dua

    NatureBeachDaytripGroup tourStart & finish at your Nusa Dua hotel

    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....

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    Hotel pickup and ferry included. 4.5 with 450+ reviews. →
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  • Mount Batur Sunrise Hike + Hotsprings from Nusa Dua

    ActiveNatureDaytripGroup 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!

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    Hotel Pickup + Guided Climb + Hotsprings 4.8 with 3K+ reviews. →
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  • Ubud Day Trip from Nusa Dua

    ActiveNatureCulturePrivate 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...

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  • Instagram Highlights Tour from Nusa Dua

    NatureCultureDaytripGroup 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...

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  • Munduk & Bedugul Day Trip from Nusa Dua

    NatureCultureDaytripPrivate 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...

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  • Private Uluwatu Sunset Tour from Nusa Dua

    CulturePrivate 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...

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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...

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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...

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  • Day trip with driver from Nusa Dua

    Private 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...

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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.

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  • ★ Our Favorite!


    Fine diningViewpointIn the St. Regis Resort, Nusa Dua

    Incredible degustation menu against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Part of the St. Regis resort. A more affordable way to enjoy this restaurant is through their Brunch packages.

  • ★ Our Favorite!

    The Cave Bali

    Fine diningPecatu, 20 mins from Nusa Dua

    The most spectacular fine dining experience you will find in Bali, in a real natural cave! We've been at The Cave and loved it, but its one of the more fancy and expensive fine dining experiences in Bali. You will...

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  • Beach Grill @ Ritz-Carlton Nusa Dua

    Casual diningViewpointRitz-Carlton Resort, Nusa Dua

    Romantic ocean-front spot offering high quality grilled fish, seafood and steaks. Part of the Ritz-Carlton resort.

  • Rock Bar Bali

    ViewpointCocktails30m drive West of Nusa Dua, Ayana resort.

    Literally on a rock in the ocean. Part of the Ayana resort thirty minutes away, but worth the drive for its spectacular views.

  • The Crudo at Six senses

    Fine dining25m drive west of Nusa Dua

    One of the fine dining options available. You can expect a relaxed and cool environment and superb meals.

  • Jimbaran Fish Market

    Local 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...

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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.

Next destinations

Map with regions of Bali. Bali Regions Map.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.

Finally, if you miss the buzz of a party town with beach clubs, consider either the fancy Seminyak or hip Canggu.

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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    Made famous by Eat Pray Love. Jungle, art, rice fields, monkeys and spirituality.

    Read our Ubud Honeymoon Guide
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    Peninsula with cliffs, caves, surf and hidden beaches. Luxury resorts nearby.

    Read our Uluwatu Honeymoon Guide
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    NatureOff the beaten path

    Hidden gem with spectacular views. Explore crater lakes, waterfalls and temples.

    Read our Munduk Honeymoon Guide
  • Seminyak


    Upscale area with wide sandy beach, great restaurants and fancy beachclubs.

    Read our Seminyak Honeymoon Guide
  • Amed

    BeachCultureNatureDivingOff the beaten path

    Tranquil fishing villages, famous dive spots.

    Read our Amed Honeymoon Guide
  • Canggu


    Surf Beach, Party, Hipsers & Foodies.

    Read our Canggu Honeymoon Guide
  • Candidasa

    BeachCultureNatureOff the beaten path

    Beautiful calm East Bali beach town.

    Read our Candidasa Honeymoon Guide
  • Lovina

    BeachCultureNatureDivingOff the beaten path

    Calm ocean away from the crowds. Watch dolphins and hike to waterfalls.

    Read our Lovina Honeymoon Guide
  • Nusa Dua


    Luxury hotels and (all-inclusive) resorts facing white sand beach with all the comforts you could wish for.

    Read our Nusa Dua Honeymoon Guide
  • Sidemen

    NatureCultureOff the beaten path

    Off the beaten path nature destination between rice fields and mountains.

    Read our Sidemen Honeymoon Guide
  • Sanur


    Long stretch of calm ocean beach close to Bali airport. Spectacular sunrise.

    Read our Sidemen Honeymoon Guide
  • Nusa Penida Island


    Hilly island of the coast of Bali with spectacular cliffs and rock formations.

    Read our Nusa Penida Honeymoon Guide
  • Gili Islands


    Real tropical island vibes! Three small islands great for diving, beach and party.

    Read our Gili Islands Honeymoon Guide

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.

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