Your Family’s Dream Holiday in Nusa Dua’s Oceanfront Paradise
The holiday destination of choice for many of the world’s most important international conferences, where the likes of U.S. President Barack Obama have spent many days and nights discussing crucial global matters, Bali’s luxury resort enclave of Nusa Dua is not only a glamorous hotspot for premier politicians but also for families who crave established infrastructure, ocean-inspired adventure, relaxed fine dining options, pristine white sand beaches and relaxing onshore activities that can be enjoyed by all ages.
Home to the largest port on the island, Tanjung Benoa is a buzzing 5-star resort magnet with larger than life hotel brands aimed to impress. With the amenities of the best restaurants, spas, children-oriented venues, chic beach clubs and shopping at your beck and call, it makes sense to skip the skimpy confines of a hotel room and opt instead for a true home away from home within the luxe private estate of Puri Tirta Villas. An intimate compound of just four exclusive villas, your holiday home base is located as close to the ocean as you can get in Bali. Oh, and did I mention your own private boat jetty; appointed with a nice sized family boat and captain?
Equipped with every modern convenience, including air-conditioning throughout, Wi-Fi, well appointed kitchen for preparing your own snacks and meals as desired, indoor bathtubs and outdoor showers, and a flat screen television with international channels, every villa is beautifully detailed with dark tropical hardwoods, vaulted ceilings, marble bathrooms, comfortable furnishings, and a Zen inducing Buddha statue that stands sentinel at the ocean side of the pool. Villa Selamanya and Villa Sunset are positioned directly at the water’s edge, while the largest of the four, Villa Cantik, is set back in a lush, private oasis next to Villa Alamanda; the smallest of the four nestled within a romantic tropical garden.
The perfect home base, you awaken every morning to the assistance of a cook and butler, who prepare your pre-ordered breakfast to be served poolside in the open-air dining pavilion. Offering a simple, yet varied menu, choose from the healthy muesli or oatmeal, a hearty American breakfast with eggs, bacon and sausage or traditional Indonesian favorites. Accompanied by fresh fruit and French press coffee, it’s the perfect way to start your day. Next is a refreshing dip in your private swimming pool – generous in size and warmed by the sun, feel free to do some laps, soak up the stunning views on one of the sleek sun loungers or relax in the covered gazebo as the kids splish and splash. At low tide, explore the sand bar in front of the villa as small yellow-, red- and blue-clawed crabs scamper playfully. At high tide, the real fun begins with four kayaks at your disposal to explore the calm coastline and protected mangroves. Available at your leisure for a nominal fee, the captain whisks you away for the adventure of a lifetime. As you see the serene white coral walls of Puri Tirta Villas slip away, the coast of Nusa Dua comes to life as parasailers fly overhead, jet-skiers whiz by, and surfers take off on rolling waves right before your very eyes. Enter Benoa Harbor where the kids will ooh and aah over the variety of colorfully painted commercial fishing boats, gorgeous private sailing yachts and impressive international military vessels. Beyond the harbor, your captain anchors in a protected fish sanctuary among glass bottom boats where your family can snorkel amongst small tropically colored fish in clear, turquoise waters – yes, just another tough day in paradise.
With a sparkling something in hand, enjoy the dragon fruit hued sunset from the private comfort of your patio before heading to The Bay Bali, a newly designed dining and activity extravaganza that truly offers the best of Bali within a 10-minute drive by the villa’s vehicle. Let the kids explore Pirates Bay, a traditional Indonesian pirate hideaway with pirate ship, tree houses, a watchtower and much more. For an incredibly hip Seminyak-like cocktail ambience, head to De Opera, a beachfront club with mouth watering international cuisine and uber-chic lounge. For something a little more low key, try Bali’s famous crispy duck at the Ubud inspired Bebek Bengil. Offering beautiful scenery on the ocean, take in the view as authentic crispy duck cooked in traditional herbs and spices serves up the perfect way to savor the end of a magical day.
Editor’s Picks in Nusa Dua:
• Beachside Spa Enjoy The Bay Bali’s laid-back sophistication and a full
service menu www.thebaybali.com
• Southeast Asian Cuisine Beachfront Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian,
Chinese & Indonesian at The Tao Bali www.taobali.com
• Poolside Luxe Open for lunch and dinner, indulge in The Sakala’s extensive
fine dining menu and top notch wine cellar www.sakalabali.com
• Kid’s Club Relax on the beach as the kid’s fulfill their childhood fantasies
at the Jungle Camp and water slides www.nikkobali.com
• Just In Case From emergency care to Botox, the internationally
acclaimed medical center is now just around the corner
• Shopper’s Delight The Bali Collection offers everything from an
upmarket department store with name brand and hip Seminyak
designers to Starbuck’s www.bali-collection.com