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Hotel Review: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

The beach resort area of Nusa Dua has an incredible collection of luxury hotels facing a pristine beachfront. These white sand beaches make Nusa Dua an idyllic place for a getaway in Bali.

Although Nusa Dua is Bali’s most developed resort area, you can still find cultural attractions here. These range from temples, a museum housing arts and artefacts from Indonesia and the Pacific, and unique natural landmarks around its scenic peninsula.

Located 20 to 30 minutes by car from the international airport and within easy access to the Kuta area (20-30 minutes) and Jimbaran (15 minutes), everything is still relatively close by. The name Nusa Dua means two islands (nusa ‘island’, dua ‘two’), because there are two islands in the bay. On the southern side lies Peninsula Island, and on the northern side lies Nusa Dharma Island.

The Resort

The Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort offers a beachfront retreat with French-inspired luxury, making it a gem for traveller’s looking for luxury in Bali. The 5-star resort is set on tropical gardens that intertwine around the massive pool, offering up plenty of secluded spaces to have a private getaway. Arriving at the resort, you can be quite overwhelmed with its sheer size. From check in to check out, you are spoilt with those little touches that make you feel special. The dedicated check in lounge, a feast of sugary delights in your room at check in and the staff knowing your name after first meetings all adds to the service.

Enjoy pure luxury in in the Spa or get active in the gymnasium of with an array of sports activities like volleyball, archery or bike hire. If you are travelling with children, there is plenty to keep the family occupied with a kids club, dedicated kids pool and babysitting services at an additional cost.

Manarai Beach House

Located at the Sofitel is the very hip and vibing Manarai Beach House. Encapsulating the cool new trend in Bali of the beach club, entry is free, not only for hotel guests but everyone. This is one place where guests can enjoy the afternoon turn into evening within a social buzzing scene. The blend of Balinese tradition and modernity flows throughout the venue where two swimming pools are lined with day beds stretching down to the beach. Enjoy a menu of unique tastes of international and local Balinese cuisines and whimsical cocktail selections.


The pick of all rooms at this resort has to be the Luxury Pool Access Room , that leads directly out to a pool that winds its way around the lush tropical gardens. It is like you have your own private oasis. Couples will relish in the romance of the secluded setting and luxurious room features including the oversized bed, large bathtub and rain shower.

Stepping out of the room and into the pool, it was time to first explore the resort via the waterways. The pools link up to the main pool which extends the length of the resort straight down the middle. Other room types at the resort include Luxury Rooms with Garden View to the larger Suites and the top level Luxury Pool Villas.


Breakfast is the epitome of variety at Kwee Zeen. The interactive boutique dining with authentic market feel makes breakfast an adventure around the world. The thematic cuisine at Cucina makes for a special night out for dinner. This white table option brings a unique Mediterranean wining and dining experience with Italian Al Fresco amidst the finest decadent Italian cuisine.

For a more relaxed vibe, head beachside to Toya Beach Bar and Grill. Here the atmosphere is more leisurely, serving up traditional Balinese favourites, slight snacks, a seafood barbecue buffet and cocktails. It is here you can sit on the deck chairs throughout the day and order snacks and drinks as you need.

The Details

Lot N5, ITDC Tourism Complex, Nusa Dua, Badung, Bali, 80363, NUSA DUA, INDONESIA

Phone: +623618492888

Email: H9078@SOFITEL.COM

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