Nusa Dua’s Sanctuary, Bali
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa offers an ultimate getaway that will bring guests closer to Balinese traditions …
It has been 33 years since the beachfront Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa was first established on the island, yet this hotel is still just as captivating as any of the newcomers. Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa’s history is interesting on its own as it was the very first hotel to be built on the Nusa Dua stretch, even before the BTDC complex was established, and it was President Soeharto himself that officiated its opening in 1983.
Just by looking at the design of the hotel one can see how Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa pays tribute to the Balinese tradition. When I visited the hotel I was truly in awe seeing how the hotel maintains its vision to be true to its Balinese roots.
Each element in this hotel has its own meaning, from the decorations on the tables to the hotel’s temple. However, that’s not the only surprise I found. Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa now has the Palace Club Wing, an exclusive addition that offers the ultimate luxurious getaway that will treat guests just like a royal, which I discovered over a beautiful weekend…
A Royal Stay
Unlike other guests who check in at the main lobby, Palace Club’s guests can check in privately at the Palace Club Lounge. Comfortable sofas are provided, and a welcome drink and a cold towel are given to refresh one’s energy as the staff assists with the check in. I personally found their welcome service to be more personalized, as the staff who assisted me with the check in was the one to escort me to my room.
The Palace Club Wing has four different types of room; Palace Club Room, Palace Club Lagoon Access Room, Palace Club Suite and Palace Lagoon Access Suite. I stayed at the Palace Club Suite, which is designed with high-quality wooden furniture and intricate Balinese design. The room is also so spacious that it made me feel spoiled in an instant – it has its own guest powder room, a pantry, a dining room and a living room.
Adjoining the living room, separated only by a Balinese designed door, is the bedroom with a king-sized bed that was so comfortable I slept like a baby all through the night. The bedroom also has a walk-in closet and a bathroom with marbled floor. The bathroom is even more unique as there is a window right next to the bathtub – a little tip from me is to open that window and set the flat TV in the bedroom to face the bathtub, and just relax with warm water in the tub while enjoying your favorite TV show. Relaxing in a hot tub has never been better than that! The Palace Club Suite also has its own terrace with daybeds with the view of the hotel’s manicured garden.