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Experiences Bali Beach, Bali Destination, Nusa Dua, Sanur

Which Area in Bali Do You Choose to Stay, Nusa Dua or Sanur?

Bali has always been an ideal getaway for many travelers. Picture the beautiful beaches and amazing coastal beauty – these are the top reasons why thousands of people flock the famous Kuta, Canggu, and Seminyak every day. 

Some like to avoid these popular spots and prefer a more relaxing Bali beach holiday away from the hustle bustle. Are you among them? Nusa Dua and Sanur would be suitable for you. 

Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua, a resort town famous for its white sand beaches, is easily accessible from Ngurah Rai Airport – it just takes 15 minutes. Nusa Dua is known as the most luxurious area in Bali where 5-star hotels and luxury Bali villas lining up the idyllic stretch of tranquil beaches. The home to Bali’s best dining spots, amazing water sports, and luxury shopping, this well-polished town offers you a Bali resort-living experience.

Nusa Dua Bali

Where to stay in Nusa Dua?

Accommodation in Nusa Dua is predominantly of 5-star luxury hotels in the ITDC area. But, give yourself the best Bali beach holiday by staying at Nusa Dua’s beautiful luxurious Bali villas.

Choosing to stay in Nusa Dua villas allows you to enjoy more privacy and spacious luxury living space. Bali villas in Nusa Dua are equipped with many luxury amenities including air conditioned master bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, luxury dining area, private swimming pool, and beautiful gardens.

What activity to do?

Go snorkelling or do water activities, stroll around the beautiful coasts, swim on the beach with slow tides, or enjoy some shopping. You can also spend your time relaxing in your villa bedroom and sunbathing on the edge of your villa’s swimming pool.

What’s nearby?

  • Samuh Beach, Mengiat Beach, Geger Beach
  • Water Blow, Nusa Dua
  • Mall Bali Collection in the ITDC area



If Nusa Dua gives you a stylishly luxurious feel, the luxury charm of Sanur lies in its flair of a more traditional Balinese life. Sanur is one of the oldest fishing villages in Bali that first attracted visitors from Europe in the 1920s. Situated 20-minute drive from Ngurah Rai Airport, Sanur is famous for the beautiful, secluded beaches boasting incredible sunrise views.

Sanur Bali

Where to stay in Sanur?

From affordable hotels to luxurious villas, Sanur has them all. Consider staying in a beautifully designed Balinese style villa – it is definitely a must to enhance the traditional, laid-back ambience of Sanur. The modern comfort of spacious, luxury bedrooms meeting traditional Balinese touch will complete your villa holiday in Sanur. Make your Sanur holiday perfect with a Balinese traditional massage session offered at your villa.

Villa Ylang Ylang, Sanur

The Ylang Ylang

What activity to do?

Don’t miss the sunrise! Wake up early in the morning to the peaceful Bali beach landscape and enjoy your morning walk in Sanur. Shop at the local market and discover beautiful creations by local artists. Try the tasteful Balinese cuisine experience at the food stalls along the streets. The seaside town also has a great number of tranquil cafes to enjoy some relaxing time with your loved ones. 

What’s nearby?

  • Merta Sari Beach, Sindhu Beach, Matahari Terbit Beach
  • Sanur Village Festival (a local community event usually held in August)
  • Bali Kite Festival (from July until August/October)


Located in southeastern Bali, both Nusa Dua and Sanur are well-known for its picturesque sunrise scenery and peaceful atmosphere. The beautiful beaches in Nusa Dua and Sanur are cleaner with calmer tides, which makes the coastal towns safe for a family beach holiday. 

Between Nusa Dua and Sanur, which one will you choose to stay?