Bali villas of high-end category are springing up in Nusa Dua area. They are the sure sign that the place is indeed becoming a destination for tourists, a worthy alternative for Kuta, Legian dan Seminyak. However, it has to be noted that this area is indeed designed to be a high-end destination. So, one should not expect of youth liveliness here. Instead, the area is more like a cell for retreat due to its environment and management. Nusa Dua is actually two smaller islands south of the mainland. They are separated by a narrow strip of sea from the mainland.
So narrow is the strait that one can swim in it to get to the islands. However, the most remarkable feature of the area is probably its quiet, white sand beach. Geger Beach indeed offers much quieter atmosphere than Kuta and other beaches to the north. Nightlife is, if any, rare. But travelers with privacy and luxury in mind, and in turn total relaxation, will find the area pleasant. No wonder that even the government of Indonesia holds most of its regional and international events here, such as the ASEAN conference in 2011. Thus, in terms of place to say, there are only high-end places here. (more…)