The Westin Nusa Dua is a five-star, upscale lodge and a part of the US-based lodge chain owned by Marriott International, located a useful 10 kilometres from Denpasar Airport.
Nusa Dua occupies a tiny area on the little nubbin that is Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula. It feels a bit like a gated neighborhood of resorts for vacationers, made up primarily of high-end resorts, vacationer buying and conference centres amongst well-manicured gardens. It’s a great spot to begin a vacation in Bali, particularly for first-timers – it is also good for households or for these seeking to gap up in a resort for a number of days, with direct entry to good seashores.
Starting with its cavernous foyer and bar, the Westin is a large resort on sprawling grounds, with 433 visitor rooms. Neat gardens crammed with tropical vegetation encompass every of the buildings with ponds and fountains round each nook. There’s an enormous central swimming pool and grotto, with bars and desk tennis, and a non-public sandy seaside. You might simply spend a number of days right here doing nothing however stress-free and absorbing the ambiance.
There is not any better feeling after an extended (ish) flight than opening the door to an opulent lodge room, that is cool with air-conditioning and serviced with an enormous bowl of tropical fruit. The “premium rooms” are spacious, with a walk-in wardrobe, extensive display screen TV, lounge, desk, desk and a balcony. The loos are virtually as huge because the bed room with a free-standing bathtub and bathe, loads of bench area, fluffy white towels, and a useful clothesline.
You can’t fault the service on the Westin. Communication with the concierge will be carried out by Bali’s favorite means, Whatsapp. The workers had been so glad to have Australians again they’d have completed backflips had we requested. That being mentioned, they had been reluctant to rearrange scooters as they’re perceived to be harmful, so I set off on foot to the native rent place solely to seek out myself very misplaced. I contact concierge by way of the app who instantly decide me up in a automotive and ship me to mentioned scooter rent store, 5 minutes in the wrong way. Now that is what I name service – all with a smile.
There are six eating places and bars on the location however just one is open throughout my keep as tourism has simply began to return to the island. Despite what appeared to be an absence of company, the a number of open kitchens at Seasonal Tastes, its most important restaurant, don’t maintain out on breakfast. The huge restaurant overlooking the pool caters for all several types of delicacies and every part may be very, excellent. Don’t decide on a Western breakfast. Guests can pattern cuisines ranging from Indonesian to Japanese, that includes little parcels wrapped in banana leaves to tiny okonomiyaki to plates of noodles and rice with seafood. Found a favorite? Too dangerous, every part is rotated every day. There are additionally recent tropical fruits and juices and respectable espresso, and the workers are so glad to have us Aussies again it virtually brings a tear to the attention as they cease to talk and hearken to our tales. Shout out to the Westin for making our group – on the primary direct Jetstar flight from Australia – a phenomenal Indonesian-themed dinner, showcasing all kinds of native delicacies – illustrating the eating potentialities as soon as the lodge’s eating places reopen (at time of writing, 5 of the six had reopened).
Once I obtained rolling on my scooter, I hit the multi-lane most important highway out in direction of Ubud which was a lot simpler and fewer trafficked than making an attempt to get out of Kuta or Seminyak, plus every part is signposted. Locally, there was not a lot occurring in Nusa Dua on the time of my keep. My outdated favorite Bumbu Bali on Tanjung Benoa was but to open (I used to be two days too quickly – it reopened on March 19) so that you’re greatest wager is to discover the shoreline of Uluwatu with its bars, eating places and retailers round 40 minutes away by automobile. In strolling distance is buying centre Bali Collection (I did not enterprise in) plus there are some good lodge eating places within the neighborhood. I attempted the Arwana, a beachfront restaurant behind the Laguna Hotel subsequent door to the Westin. In the period of COVID, the hospital shut by was useful for PCR testing with a fast turnaround.
For dependable luxurious and nice service, the Westin Nusa Dua is a welcoming begin to any Balinese vacation.
Rooms begin from about $150 per night time; www.marriott.com
The meals and the service come out on equal prize footing right here.
If I need to complain, the rug subsequent to the mattress appeared to slide after I stepped on it, which might probably be an OH&S concern.