All Nusa Dua's luxury hotels have their own beachfront and most have a range of restaurants and activities to keep their guests in house as much as possible.
The Conrad pegs itself at the upper end of the Nusa Dua properties and aside from a couple of minor gripes, delivers the goods. It's a sprawling hotel with two main pools (one standard shaped, the other a rambling lagoon affair which includes two sections of beach) and over 300 metres of beachfront. The trek from reception to the furthest rooms takes five to ten minutes. Rooms are well sized and... Read our full review of Conrad Bali Resort and Spa Hotel.
The Westin Nusa Dua Resort is an older hotel that by mid 2011 plans to have a full renovation completed. Post renovation brings a new range of deluxe rooms that are ultra-modern and in keeping with Westin standards elsewhere in the region. Furnished with a batik flourish, the 38 square metre rooms feature plush beds, lounges, big flat screen TVs, fridges, walk-in wardrobes, small balconies (with... Read our full review of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua.
Set towards the southern end of Nusa Dua's luxury neighbourhood, the Melia Bali doesn't have quite the facilities (nor the sky high pricetag) of some of its neighbours, but, with recently renovated rooms, this isn't a bad deal. The renovated deluxe rooms are well kitted out with polished wooden floors, motif decor, new mattresses, flat screen TVs and plush linen. Both the new and old rooms have... Read our full review of Melia Bali.
Most of the hotels along Tanjung Benoa are upmarket and beachfront, but a few cheaper options are present on the opposite side of the road.
You’ve got the fancy invitation and you just can’t say no to this relative: you’ve got to head to Nusa Dua, Bali for the wedding even though you can barely afford the airfare. You won’t find any budget rooms in Nusa Dua proper — the sterile, manicured enclave specifically created for five-star resorts. But just up the road, a short cab ride away in what is strictly speaking Tanjung... Read our full review of Pondok Agung Homestay.
Bumbu Bali is best known for its fabulous Balinese restaurants and cooking school, but its associated bed and breakfast, Rumah Bali, isn't too shabby either. The property is unassuming from the carpark, but as you walk back, and back, you'll quickly realise this is a beautiful spot spread across a vast property on the off-beach side of Jalan Pratama. There is a large open-air function area (which... Read our full review of Rumah Bali Bed and Breakfast.
The rooms at Matahari are big and modern and feature air-con, satellite TV, fridges and sleek bathrooms with hot water. It's an extremely popular place and you will find most of the guests either hanging out on the verandahs of each room reading a book or sitting by the stunning pool area — it's the best part of the hotel. While the pool overlooks the ocean, the hotel has its own private shaded... Read our full review of Matahari Terbit.
Set towards the northern end of the Tanjung Benoa stretch of hotels, the sprawling bulk of the Ramada property is on the off-beach side of Jalan Pratama, with just the Tao Restaurant and the hotel's second swimming pool beachside. The hotel has some good facilities for families, including a small playground, and the second swimming pool has both a grotto and a waterfall (plus a wet-bar to cater... Read our full review of Ramada Resort Benoa.
The Bali Khama offers a selection of quite pricey deluxe, studio and villa rooms within a compact beachside lot towards the northern end of the Tanjung Benoa strip. The deluxe and studio offerings are in a two-floor arrangement at the northern end of the resort, with the studios closer to the beach. The beachfront area is dominated by an unimaginative rectangular pool (which didn't look Olympic... Read our full review of The Bali Khama.
Located across the road from the beach at Tanjung Benoa, Rasa Sayang seems a little off its game. The staff are disorganised, sleepy and unsure of prices and the rooms are extremely dark with next to no natural light. Rooms are aligned in a long terrace and their style is old, but the rooms do have air-con and hot water. Rasa Sayang redeems itself further by offering a complimentary breakfast,... Read our full review of Rasa Sayang Beach Inn.
This is the cheapest place we could find in Nusa Dua/Tanjung Benoa. Rooms are in a basic Balinese-style longhouse with a shared common veranda area. Beds are old and soft, the rooms have signs of damp on the wall and the bathrooms were a bit smelly at our look-see. All that aside, the location is just off the road so is a little bit quiet and all rooms come with free WiFi. We've seen a lot worse... Read our full review of Pondok Hasan Inn.