Relax, enjoy the scenery or spend your time doing water sports. The southernmost tip of Bali – the Bukit Badung Peninsula – has it all, from the hip surfing spot Kuta to the mythical Padang Padang Beach and the high-end beach resort Nusa Dua.
Nusa Dua was built in 1973 to create a luxury resort in Bali for foreign guests without further burdening existing tourist areas such as Kuta and Denpasar. In Nusa Dua you can choose between golf, diving and snorkelling. The Nusa Dua Golf and Country Club is highly recommended and among the top three courses on Bali. It is also popular for its convenient location near Denpasar. For top-quality relaxation, the best way to end the day is at the Alang Alam Bali Spa, renowned for its high level of service and numerous facilities.
Another must-see is the small but unforgettable beach at Padang Padang. There are people who head straight to this humble paradise on earth as soon as they arrive in Bali, such is its hold on the imagination. The trip to the beach leads down a long staircase in a gap between two huge rocks. The final reward is a phenomenal view of the turquoise sea, the cave and the huge rocks on the shoreline. Many feel that no beach anywhere in the world equals this dream place in South Bali: Perhaps it's the pleasant water temperature, the sheltered feeling offered by the beach, the views which never tire or the waves so loved by surfers. Padang Padang Beach was also the backdrop to the Julia Roberts film Eat Pray Love.
Speaking about surfing, with its white sands and perfect waves Kuta may be the ideal spot in Bali for the truly experienced. Kuta is the quintessential surfer's paradise and the locals have opened a wide variety of place to stay all over the area. A former fishing village, Kuta was one of the first towns on Bali to develop a tourist industry, making it one of the most important tourist destinations in Indonesia.