NUSA DUA, SOUTHERN BALI - SEPTEMBER 2005
After some days touring Bali, we settled down in Southern Bali and spent more than a week in Nusa Dua, home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Clear water and stretches of white sandy beach (anyhow not comparable to Algarve; actually the beach deals very badly with the low tide...) makes Nusa Dua a fantastic place for a pleasant holiday!
"ROOM 4035 at the Club Med was our basis. Just behind the Samuh Temple, quite close to the beach, was quite comfortable. The yellow Moleskine from the Van Gogh Museum looks great on this picture..."
"NUSA DUA BEACH HOTEL - The palace, which has welcomed Kings and Queens, Presidents and Prime Ministers, and other tourists on package holidays, has more than 93 thousand square metres of gardens providing guests and visitors with an oasis of space and tranquillity"
"MELIA BALI is nestled amidst a luxurious garden with a large lagoon style swimming pool. But the top at the resort are the Garden Villas, just behind the wall seen on this picture"
"SHERATON - The Laguna Resort is another of the outstanding hotels in Nusa Dua"
"KUTA BEACH, with its spectacular sunsets, is also the centre of night life in Southern Bali and a huge open air shopping mall, with shops, boutiques, and galleries. The beach of Kuta was one of the first beaches to be discovered by tourists. It's said at Sally's Place that «only a few years ago this was a dismal area of dilapidated stalls selling cheap tourist junk. The smell was then awful, a combination of open sewers and rotting refuse. Today the stalls are still there. But the open drains have become proper underground sewerage lines». At least, I didn't notice it there (don’t mention other sites in Bali). The beach is fenced, on the south side, by the airport’s runway, and stretches as far north as you can see"
"INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL - Not in Nusa Dua, but still a wonderful Hotel with 500 metres of a secluded white-sand beach"
"BIRTHDAY PARTY, with G.O.(s) and G.M.(s): Cake and Speech!"
"ARCHERY - Gold Medal Team!"
"AQUAGYM – Last day, whole group picture"
"FAREWELL PARTY - Blur pictures, as photographers had had too much wine..."
"FAREWELL DANCES - It seems there are over 1000 troupes dancing in Bali, mostly in the villages. It is said that dancers on Bali perform for the pleasure of the gods, prestige, and the entertainment of friends and family. That's what these dancers did on our farewell night!"