Pick­ing and choos­ing the best that Bali’s fa­mous ar­eas have to of­fer.

An in­sider’s guide to some of Bali’s most fa­mous ar­eas.

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Nusa Dua and Tan­jung Benoa

Sit­u­ated at the south­east­ern coast of Bali, Nusa Dua and Tan­jung Benoa are pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tions among tourists look­ing to have a peace­ful and quiet hol­i­day. Nusa Dua and Tan­jung Benoa have very dif­fer­ent char­ac­ter­is­tics de­spite be­ing lo­cated next to each other.

Nusa Dua, where your ho­tel is lo­cated, is a pur­pose-built en­clave of world-class re­sorts. This area is home to the most pop­u­lar golf course in the is­land. But if beaches with deep, long and warm white sand are what you have in mind, then you’re in luck – Nusa Dua

Leisure 1.) Golf

Golf cour­ses can be found across Bali, but Nusa Dua has some of the best cour­ses in the is­land. Among the most fa­mous cour­ses is The Bali Golf & Coun­try Club, the is­land’s sec­ond old­est course. For­tune Mag­a­zine listed the 18-hole course in its “Asia’s 5 Best Golf Cour­ses”, thanks in part to 5-kilo­me­ter beaches and co­conut trees that sur­round the course. also of­fers glo­ri­ous beaches safe for swim­ming

Mean­while, Tan­jung Benoa is a fish­ing vil­lage that in re­cent years has emerged as a tourist hotspot thanks to its fab­u­lous beach­front. The Bali Golf & Coun­try Club Ad­dress: Jl. Kawasan Nusa Dua Re­sort Phone:+ 62 361 771791

2.) Sun­bathing

Pris­tine and peace­ful Geger Beach in Nusa Dua is truly a trop­i­cal par­adise and the per­fect place to sun­bathe and swim.

3.) Mu­seum Pasi­fika

Touted as the best mu­seum in Bali, Mu­seum Pasi­fika houses a large col­lec­tion of art­works orig­i­nat­ing from the Pa­cific re­gion Founder Philippe Augier is a French en­tre­pre­neur who sold his in­dus­trial-cater­ing busi­ness and made him­self an art col­lec­tor. Apart from the out­stand­ing tra­di­tional arts, the mu­seum also has a unique col­lec­tion of early 20th cen­tury Euro­pean artists who resided in Bali such as Arie Smit and Le Mayeur. Phone +62 0361 774 935 www.mu­seum-pasi­fika.com Open­ing hours 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Feast 1.) Bumbu Bali

Bumbu Bali prides it­self as the only restau­rant in the is­land serv­ing au­then­tic Ba­li­nese dishes. Ex­pect noth­ing less than ex­otic fla­vor through a mix­ture of the green­est veg­eta­bles, ripest fruits and fresh­est seafood the is­land has to of­fer. You can also take cook­ing classes here.

Ad­dress Jl. Pratama, Tan­jung Benoa

Nusa Dua 80363, Bali, In­done­sia Phone +62 361 77 12 56 2.) Nusa Dua Beach Grill Nusa Dua Beach Grill is a restau­rant with no ex­act ad­dress. But ev­ery­one who’s been here swears by its glo­ri­ous Western dishes. Ad­dress Jl. Pura Geger, Nusa Dua (next to The Mu­lia ho­tel & re­sort) Phone +62 3617434779

Pamper

1.) Sekar Ja­gat Spa At Sekar Ja­gat Spa, Madam In­dri Ar­tini Arta of­fers a bal­anced menu that con­sists of body treat­ment, tra­di­tional mas­sage and groom­ing rit­u­als unique to the lo­cal cus­tom. She uses home­grown herbs, flow­ers and plants, as well as tra­di­tion­ally con­cocted oil – some­thing that’s be­come a rar­ity in the in­creas­ingly com­mer­cial­ized spa busi­ness in Bali. Phone +62 361 770 210 www.ba­li­ne­sespa.com

In­dulge

1.) Padi Art Mar­ket, Bali Col­lec­tion Per­haps the most fa­mous shop­ping center in the Nusa Dua area. It is par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar among tourists, thanks to the great se­lec­tion of lo­cal art­works, sou­venirs and hand­i­crafts avail­able here.

Phone +62 361 778 924

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