Nusa Dua translates literally as ‘Two Islands’ – although they are actually small raised headlands, each with a small temple. But Nusa Dua is much better known as Bali’s gated compound of resort hotels. It’s a vast and manicured place where you leave the rest of the island behind as you pass the guards. Gone is the chaos of the rest of the island.
Nusa Dua might seem a bit boring at first sight: picture-perfect resorts, spotless emerald lawns; even the ocean behaves here – and not a hint of controversial Indonesian reality in sight. Some may say it’s best left for the elderly crowd. Or golfers. Or billionaires. But we say differently. Here are five activities that prove Nusa Dua can be super fun and won’t blow the bank account.