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Nusa Dua or Seminyak ?

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Nusa Dua or Seminyak ?

Hi we are going to Bali again and we thinking to stay 4 nights in Nusa Dua is it woth going there is there a lot of activities to do for 4 days ?

is there any hotel you would recomend to me ? im taking two kids with me 10 and 13 years old i was also thinking about Seminyak

dont know what to do as we are going for 11 nights this time and planning to split the nights ( first 7 nights want to stay in Dynasty HOTEL)

thanks for any suggestion

Vero Beach, Florida
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1. Re: Nusa Dua or Seminyak ?

Don't know Seminyak - never been. We just came back from Bali and spent 3 nights in Nusa Dua at the Ayodya Hotel, a fantastic place.

The pool was great, the beach is terrific, they do have miniture golf, but we never used it. The food, especially breakfast at the Waterfall Res. was great. The SPA was great, they also have a workout room. You are only about a 15 minute walk to a shopping area, that has restaurant, bars, nick nacks, etc. You are also only about a 10 minute walk to a small village. Not very large but a place you can walk around. It does seem a little out of place, Nusa Dua is very upscale and the little village needs helo.

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2. Re: Nusa Dua or Seminyak ?

nusa dua is a purpose built tourist enclave with expensive hotels. if you want to be able to step outside your hotel and be amongst the local shops and local restaurants then you can't do that here. there is the bali collection which is a small shopping centre and restaurants which caters for tourists at inflated prices. most of what you buy here is available at a fraction of the price elsewhere. the local restaurants are in the village which is a short taxi ride away. once you go there for meals collect business cards and the restaurants provide free pick up and drop off to your hotel in nusa dua. there are water sports at benoa (short taxi ride from nusa dua hotels). Nusa dua is a lovely place to relax and enjoy hotel facilities but you are not in what many people refer to as 'the real bali'.

since you are already staying in tuban, seminyak is not far away so perhaps you could consider staying at sanur which is on the beach and a great area for families. plenty of beach front hotels here and lots of restaurants and local shops. ubud is also worth considering for a few days. there are so many areas you could choose for a few nights depending on what your interests are.

take a look at our top questions on bali which is on the bali forum home page. we have a large section on things to see and do in bali. you can read about activities for your children and where they are.

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3. Re: Nusa Dua or Seminyak ?

Nusa Dua is a world class resort, with a range of hotels to match most budgets, shopping, and dining. In my view, its one of the best vacation destinations in the world. The resort is master planned, so has good infrastructure, security, and hosts one of the best beaches in Indonesia.

Seminyak is a beach town, which has grown over the years with varied accommodation, shops, and dining. Seminyak is frequently used interchangeably (mistakenly) with Legian and Kuta. The three together form a long urban strip of from around Discovery Mall all the way to Canggu, facing the same beach. Kuta is a bit more down market, with good shopping, Legain is party-central, and Seminyak has lots of varied restaurants and smaller shops.

With kids 10 and 13 you want to check out the Grand Hyatt at Nusa Dua or the Club Med, both of which have excellent beaches and lots of activities.

The restaurants and glitter of Kuta/Legian/Seminyak is just a taxi ride away.

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