At the very southeastern tip of the Island of Bali where the island tapers off into a peninsula is the prestigious Nusa Dua area. Nusa Dua beach is undoubtedly Bali’s premier top end resort area and it is not just the presence of the grand international hotels lining the tropical white sand beaches that are to thank for this Nusa Dua is unrivaled as a beach holiday spot. Nusa Dua is located only 15 minutes from the International airport and although it is the southern most point it has amazing access to the rest of Bali. The entire area has the feel of a well-established boulevard style location with excellent wide modern roads and beautifully kept gardens, which thanks also to the lack of through fare make for very pleasant tropical driving. The beaches here are white sand with turquoise/blue warm shallow lagoons offering excellent diving, snorkeling, safe swimming and a whole multitude of other sports.Due to the little thoroughfare of traffic down here the beaches are by no means crowded, a short drive north up the Benoa Peninsula reveals the same landscapes with less development and even less crowds.Accommodation is top notch with the likes of Ayodya Resort, Grand Hyatt Bali and Melia Bali, Nusa Dua Beach, Inaya Putri Bali represented here on the main strip. It goes without saying that prices are higher here then anywhere else in Bali but as with the rest of Bali the Value is outstanding. No expense or effort is spared in these fabulous beachside resorts, the private villas, gardens, views, location, spas, restaurants, services, facilities and grandeur excel far beyond perfection. There are also a number of mid-range hotels and villas that offer fantastic services at Nusa Dua prices.The nightlife here is classy and sophisticated with exquisite cuisine and bars and clubs that are sometimes almost reminiscent of a James Bond party. In the day the beach is the heart of Nusa Dua where a very chilled out scene awaits, the beach is so long that people seem to get spread right out creating the effect of having the entire beach to yourself. Most beachside hotels and resorts offer state of the art equipment for windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, water skiing, paragliding and all manner of other water sports and professional instructors where necessary. Also refreshment services, private sun loungers and even traditional Bale (out door day nap beds) that are so tranquil that they would be most home in a fairytale. The beaches are protected by offshore reefs that in the right conditions produce world class surf and also ensure that the water on the beach is completely flat and safe for children to swim in and far more comfortable, clean and warm then that of Kuta.The security in this area is very impressive with thorough but friendly car checks upon entering Nusa Dua from the mainland and security checks at hotels, restaurants and bars. These are always very brief and delicately handled creating a very secure feeling in the area.Activities here include the water sports already mentioned as well as a more refined selection of pass times including a challenging tropical 18 hole ocean front golf course, a bowls green and lawn tennis to mention a just a few as well as incredible boutique shopping or day trips and excursions that can be arranged from you hotel. Such trips include visiting Bali’s areas of beauty, culture and areas of interest or adventure trips such as white water rafting, surfing, SCUBA diving or hiking and trekking in the hills or mountains. It is also worth noting that Nusa Dua (or ‘two islands) actually has two islands just offshore that can be reached by boat or walked out to by foot at low tide, these are great for exploring and are rarely accessed, you may even have your own island for the day, just be careful you don’t get stuck by the changing tides!In general if you are staying in Nusa Dua you can expect a stay of pure exuberant tropical luxury with a beautiful white sand beach and classy nightlife. The entire area including the beach, resorts and restaurants tend to be modern contemporary in design with traditional Balinese style authentic trimmings. Highly recommendable for anyone who finds Nusa Dua within their price range.