Grand Cliff Nusa Dua
The five-bedroom, fully staffed Villa Grand Cliff Nusa Dua is carved into the cliff within a secure private enclave on Bali’s beautiful Bukit Peninsula. Despite its stunning, secluded location, the villa is only 5km away from the shops, restaurants, golf and watersport activities of Nusa Dua, all of which are easily reached courtesy of the villa’s complimentary car and driver. This contemporary styled Bali villa spans three levels, and every room is blessed with a spectacular ocean view. The villa comprises multiple indoor and outdoor living and dining areas, gym, spa, games room, bar, home theatre, 16-metre pool and jacuzzi.
Your Villa Manager or Supervisor will have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any required bookings. Do also ask the staff about the local area. Many of them live nearby and will be able to give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of Bali life. In the meantime, here is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer on The Bukit Peninsula.
- Soar above the spectacular southern coastline of the Bukit Peninsula on a Paraglider. Paragliding courses and solo flying for the experienced are available as well as tandem flights in the safe hands of experienced instructors. The training centre is at Timbis Cliff close to the villa.
- At Bali Golf and Country Club Nusa Dua, play takes place past creeks, canyons and waterfalls, through a mature coconut grove to the beach and back to the clubhouse alongside a lake. Go for a morning booking to avoid playing in the sizzling midday sun.
- For shopping, visit Bali Collection, located within the Nusa Dua tourist enclave. The mall is a multi-faceted complex of retail department stores, shops, an art market, and local and international restaurants and bars. If you would prefer to barter for some cheap clothing, check out Nusa Dua’s two tourist markets, one is situated on Jalan Pantai Mengiat (near Mengiat Beach) and the other is close to Melia Bali Resort.
- A seafood feast at Jimbaran Beach is a must for every holiday in Bali. Here, the glorious west-facing beach is home to a plethora of seafood ‘warung’; these simple cafes extend across the length of the beach and serve up the catch of the day, perfect for a sunset dinner. For a more sophisticated experience, relish a sumptuous Sunday Brunch at Boneka at St Regis Resort, Soleil at Mulia, or Prego’s at The Westin.
- Perched on a cliff 70m above the roaring Indian ocean, Uluwatu Temple (Pura Uluwatu) is one of Bali's nine key directional temples. Facing west and with steep headlands on either side creating an unbelievably dramatic setting, sunsets over Uluwatu are a sight not to be missed. Uluwatu is also the place for surfing enthusiasts. Most of the breaks here are only suitable for advanced or expert surfers - the waves are big here. If you’d rather stay high and dry, stop at Single Fin restaurant on the cliff above to watch the fearless wave-riders performing their moves. Other surf spots on The Bukit include Green Bowl, Dreamland, Balangan, Padang-Padang, and Bingin/Impossibles.
- Pirates Bay at Nusa Dua, with its pirate ship, tree houses, hanging bridges and little camp sites, kids will jump at the opportunity to be pirates for a day. Older kids, meanwhile, will love Surf & Turf, where beach club meets waterpark with the first flow rider in Bali.
- For watersports, visit Bali Jet Set Dive and Marine Sports at Tanjung Benoa, which offers everything from wakeboarding, jetskiing, parasailing and kayaking to banana boats and flying fish - a floating bed that gets dragged by a speedboat and flies up in the air – within a safe and eco-friendly environment.
- Relax beside the beach or on the cliff at any one of a number of luxurious beach clubs and day clubs, such as Sunday’s at Ungasan or the adjacent Karma Beach Club; Sunset Beach Bar & Grill at InterContinental Bali Resort; Sundara at Four Seasons Jimbaran; Roosterfish family-friendly beach club at Pandawa Beach; the internationally-branded Nikki Beach Bali at Sofitel Nusa Dua; the Spanish-inspired cliff-front Chiringuito El Kabron and its saltwater swimming pool above a sandy manmade beach; the cliff-top all-day party destination, Omnia, with its modern mega-club vibe; or the spectacular Ulu Cliffhouse – a hedonistic clifftop playground overlooking the waves of Uluwatu.
- Some of the island’s best spas are located on The Bukit. For a blissful experience, check out the outstanding Spa Alila Uluwatu, which presents a contemporary spin on ancient Asian healing techniques and Indonesian traditions.
- The golden and white-sand surf beaches and coves of the Bukit Peninsula are the most beautiful in Bali. Nyang Nyang Beach is well off the beaten track, reached via a flight of 535 steps, which means it is often deserted. Mengiat Beach, accessible from the road between the Grand Hyatt and Ayodya Resort, is quieter and prettier than Nusa Dua’s public beach; you can rent sunloungers here and there are a few small restaurants. Also well worth a visit are the newly-accessible Pandawa and Melasti beaches, reach via winding roads carved through towering limestone cliffs.