Having touched base in Bali already, we should be more than familiar with the island, famed for being one of the world's most popular beach destinations. Today, we take a closer look at one, out of the many, favoured beach hang-outs in Bali.
A hotspot for leisure activities, wine and dine and luxury hotels and villas, Nusa Dua can quite comfortably be dubbed as a family-oriented beach venue as it lacks the "hoo-has" other venues exude greatly of. Popular activities the whole family can take part in, around Nusa Dua, include trekking, surfing, a day at the spa or local Barong performances.
Where to stay: The St. Regis Bali Resort
The first thing you might probably want to do, when you check-in to The St. Regis Bali Resort, is to get a good night's rest (or siesta if you get there in the afternoon), so as to prepare yourself for the impending horde of activities later on.
With the one-bedroom Lilium Suite gloriously adorned in Balinese-inspired paintings and an inviting kind-size bed with soft feather-filled pillows in a separate room, we're sure that getting to sleep will not be a problem. Additional beds can be arranged upon request with the resort's prized service staff, but why go through the trouble when you can reside in the exquisite two-bedroom Grande Astor Presidential Suite on the top floor of The St. Regis Bali Resort.
Every room of the stunning beach front resort features a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, as well as luxurious amenities that include a walk-in closet, marble bathrooms, the St. Regis Butler Service and 300-thread count sheets for your bed. Also, with facilities such as the Remede Spa, Children's Learning Centre, and award-winning dining options, getting bored in The St. Regis Bali Resort is a task close to impossible in achieving.
Venue: The St. Regis Bali Resort,Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua, Lot S6, PO Box 44 Nusa Dua, Bali 80363 Indonesia;62 361 8478 111; http://www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis/index.html
Where to go: Nusa Dua Beach
Once you've rested up in your luxury abode at The St. Regis Bali Resort, it's time for some quality fun in the sun. Head over to Nusa Dua beach and take part in the many activities offered by different vendors. From having a simple picnic and swim on the white sandy cove (tip: swimming is excellent when the tides are high), to hopping on a jet ski and riding the turquoise coast, or even to para-sail above it, the pristine beach teems with numerous water sport and land games, providing an enjoyable time for the whole family.
To view or book water sports packages, please visit http://www.jetsetmarine.com/services.html
Venue: Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
Where to eat: BLACKSTONE Terrace Bar and Lounge
The St. Regis offers a number of award-winning restaurants serving exquisite eats, but to truly sink your teeth into authentic local delicacies, made by the hands of true-blue locals, one should head out and try the dishes from BLACKSTONE Terrace Bar and Lounge.
Though a bar and lounge, the dishes prepared here are of decent portions and are cooked to perfection with commendable skills. The bar and lounge serves Indonesian, Italian, Asian Fusion, Sea food and International cuisines, as well as a kids menu, to cater to both locals and tourists with varying tastes. They also offer an interesting selection of fine teas from around the world and exceptional signature cocktails; a bonus that accompanies a relaxing sit on the reclining sofas that dot the venue. Apart from the good food and drinks, the venue also offers fantastic live music to lull your senses as you dine.
Venue: BLACKSTONE Terrace Bar and Lounge, Block C, Bali Collection, Nusa Dua, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80363; +62 361 778964; https://www.facebook.com/BlackStoneBali