The one thing you must do in Nusa Dua , Bali

by - 8/30/2022

 

If you are planning a trip to Bali, or have heard/ researched about it, you must have come across the word 'Nusa' several times. Nusa Penida, Nusa Dua, Nusa Dharma, etc etc. Nusa in Balinese means Island. So Nusa Dua means twin island. Because both the neighbouring islands are very close to each other. 


The easiest and the fastest way to get around Bali is to ride a scooter. Because of the winding roads and insane traffic, cars are slower. The way to Nusa Dua is quite long (as we were travelling from Ubud). The Nusa Dharma island is really serene and quiet (as there are a very less number of tourists frolicking there). There are huge sculptures of Hindu idols and mythological characters everywhere. If you want, there is a temple also but it can be skipped. We basically circled around the island on the scooter and proceeded towards the Nusa Dua peninsula.

The way to the Nusa Dua beach is interesting. After you park your vehicle, there is a vast park which is bustling with tourists and local people. There are several restaurants (nothing fancy but awesome nonetheless) in that area and we had a hearty and cheap lunch there. Food in Bali is really sumptuous and of course cheap.

The Nusa Dua beach is dotted with five star resorts like Mercure and all facing the beach. Although there is a public beach too where anyone can swim. The water is absolutely crystal clear. You can see your feet on the sea bed. The water is warm and this beach is a must even if you are not a water baby.

However the one thing about what I intend to speak is located 4 kms from here. It's the Waterblow. As the name suggests, it's all about watching the water splash ferociously against a cliff! The waves of the Indian Ocean crashing the jagged limestone cliffs is a sight to cherish forever. Thankfully the entire area is guarded.

As exciting as it sounds, it's not for the impatient. Because the waves depend on high and low tides, you may have to wait for a quite a bit before you can witness a really high splash. And it's even the worst case scenario for photography enthusiasts. Because when you are focusing, you may not get a high enough wave and the moment you miss clicking, it might have been the highest of the day!

Another fool proof way to capture it might be putting up your camera/phone on a tripod and record continuously. I, personally am not a fan of this process as I don't have unlimited storage space and always seem to have memory full on all of our devices.

After a lot of attempts, we managed to witness and capture some really good waves. The wave can go as high as 26 feet but we were not that lucky. Lesson learned: You need to have a lot of time on hand if you are planning to witness such nature's wonders. If you love the ocean (which I am sure you do; lest you would nit be in Bali), this is indeed a novel thing to enjoy.

Caution: The cliffs are really sharp and rugged so don't even think of going into the ocean no matter how good swimmer you are. Also the sun is really harsh. So don't forget SPF, umbrella/hat and a bottle of water.

Have you seen such a thing like Waterblow anywhere else? 

 'This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla and sponsored by BakezbyDaizy.'

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21 comments

  1. Nusa Dua looks so fascinating. What had my attention riveted was Waterblow. Looks like an awesome place to witness gigantic waves. But as you have mentioned it requires lots of time and patience too. Sandy N Vyjay

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  2. I always enjoy watching the pictures you present. Nusa Dua seems to be an amazing place to travel for a fun-filled time.

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  3. I have been to Bali but some how missed the Waterblows. I don't recall seeing such an outburst of water anywhere else. Your photos are fascinating and I am putting it in my bucket list for the next visit.

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  4. Bali has been one of my dream destinations which I think I'm hesitant to go to. haha..Despite the beauty it has, riding in a scooter isn't my cup of tea. I wonder if there's other means of convenient transportation for those who don't know how to scoot. Amazing travel btw.-MommyWithAGoal

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  5. Some good advice to move around bali, like like the wave blow click just on time hopefully not tossing ur storage space hahah

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  6. Lovely place Mandira... so gorgeous... n the waterblow sounds so fascinating... would love to witness those waves hitting the boulders... and as usual... lovely pics... kaveri

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  7. Nusa Dua I found this name really interesting and the way you take us for a virtual trip along with you through this post is enough to understand the essence and beauty of this place. Will add it in the list of itinerary for my prospective bali trip

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  8. Nature's wonders are countless and we certainly need to spare time to witness those.

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  9. Beach vacations are the best and Nuda Dua promises to give us a beautiful experience. Amazing pictures, loved the waterblow.

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  10. I love beaches and Bali is part of my bucket list. Nusa Dua looks like an amazing place and never seen water blow, so would love to experience.

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  11. To visit Bali is on my bucket list. Nusa Dua appears to be a fantastic destination for a memorable vacation.
    -Anjali

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  12. Bali is top on my list. I have never seen a water burst before. It is just outstanding. Have to speed up my travels :) Thanks for sharing such amazing info and pictures to match.

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  13. The waterblow seems to be a test in patience that is truly rewarding. Love reading your posts and the unique experiences you share.

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  14. I love beaches. Thank you taking me on virtual tour. Nusa Dua is so beautiful. Love the Water blow spot.

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  15. Beautiful pictures. I keep hearing about Bali but this is the first time I read about waterblow. I will surely visit it whenever I plan a trip to Bali.

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  16. Beautiful pictures and you have managed to capture the wave. The scooter looks very inetresting. Will keep all the points in mind while visiting Nusa.

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  17. Nusa Dua sounds like my kind of chilled out holiday. I dont like water too much and prefer to chill on the beach. Iam keenly following your blog for the reviews of Bali as I plan to travel doon. Thank you for being my travel guide 😀

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  18. I'm falling in love with Bali because of your posts :D

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  19. Lovely pictures. brought back fond memories of my Bali trip - however it was only to Ubud and Kuta.... This is a good one to bookmark for future

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  20. Nusa is really good, Ive heard but your pictures are amazing

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  21. Lovely post. Now, I've added Bali. to my travel list.

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