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Updated: March 15, 2023
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• Location: On Nusa Dua Beach and convenient to everything in Nusa Dua, about 25 minutes from the airport.
• Hotel website: melia.com
• Hotel phone: +62 (0)361 771 510
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Meliá – Perfect location, a beautiful beach, and world-class gardens.
The Meliá is in a sublime setting and within walking distance of the Bali Collection shopping mall and the two headlands, that give Nusa Du its name (Nusa Dua means two islands). The resort faces a curved bay of white, clean sand and calm, shallow water. The landscaped tropical gardens with ponds and fountains cover 27 acres, reminiscent of the Tirta Gangga water palace in eastern Bali. There are 18 types of rooms, suites, and villas, all traditionally designed and decorated. They offer a balcony or patio with views of the gardens or lagoon-style pool. The kids club has plenty of games and activities for the whole family (sometimes free). There’s also an ‘all-inclusive’ option that provides all meals and a few enticing extras.
Meliá – The Location
- Area: Faces a glorious beach within Bali’s most spacious and tranquil tourist regions. So convenient to everything that Nusa Dua has to offer.
- Address: Kawasan Pariwisata ITDC Lot N1, Nusa Dua. Midway along the main road through the gated complex of luxury resorts in Nusa Dua, an affluent tourist region in southern Bali.
- How to Get There: TThe only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or a chartered car with a driver. Takes about 25 minutes (13km via the tollway), depending on traffic.
- Handy to: Bali Collection mall. Headlands (two islands) with views and temples. Museum Pasifika. Café/bars at The Bay Bali.
Meliá – The Basics
- Guests: Caters very well to all, especially families, though there are also secluded areas and facilities for those without children.
- Kids Club: Bright, airy, and secure. Outdoor area for futsal and trampolining, shady playground, and extra-long list of engaging and culturally-focused activities for those aged 4-7 and 8-12.
- Beach: One of the finest in Nusa Dua. Shallow enough for swimming and flawless white sand. Blends into the headland with the public beach and temples.
- Views: All rooms offer views of the gardens and/or pools. None face the sea.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Some suites have patios leading to an exclusive but shared, pool; all villas feature private pools.
- Extras: Many activities are included free for guests, especially those who opt for the all-inclusive package deals.
- Parking: There are plenty of free and secure spots, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: +62 (0)361 771 510
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: melia.com
Meliá – Amenities
- Pool: Several huge lagoon-style pools with ‘islands’. Plenty of lounge chairs and shallow areas for the younger ones.
- Spa: The large YHI Spa offers a wonderful selection of therapies for the body and soul. Family packages are available.
- Fitness Center: Recently revamped with the latest equipment. Open 24 hours, personal trainers available.
- For Families: Excellent kids club. Babysitting. Plenty of daily actives (often free) in the pool, on the beach, and elsewhere. Many focus on local culture – e.g., classes in fruit-carving, dancing, and cooking.
- Activities: So much to choose from, including water aerobics, tennis, giant chess, ping pong, and basketball. Also, classes in yoga and Indonesian culture.
- Other Facilities: Shopping arcade. Gift shop. Library. Lounge for guests who arrive before check-in or have a late flight home. Business Center.
Meliá – Food and Drink
- Restaurants & Bars: Many guests take advantage of the all-inclusive packages, which include three meals. • Sakura Japanese Restaurant – All types of sushi, sashimi, and a lively teppanyaki station. Cozy and authentic. Dinner only. • Lotus Asian Restaurant – Casual but dinner only. Enchanting Balinese design with cuisine from across the continent. • El Patio Restaurant – breakfast buffet, a la carte for lunch, and themed nights with all-you-can-eat. Open 24 hours. • Sateria Beachfront Restaurant – Open-air restaurant facing the sea. Light meals at lunch; Italian and seafood for dinner. • Lobby Bar – Sophisticated spot for afternoon tea, cocktails, ice cream, and snacks. Open until the early hours. • Sorrento Mediterranean Restaurant – Breakfast buffets and haute cuisine in the evenings. Extra-long wine list. • Kopi Petani – Cute thatched hut in the garden for coffee and snacks. • Lagoon Bar – For certain guests only. • Mount Agung View Bar – Prime views and signature cocktails. • Tapas Bar – Breezy setting and tasty morsels.
- Breakfast: Rates may include breakfast, but that depends on the type of accommodation and how it was booked. Included in the ‘all-inclusive’ rates.
- Room Service: Available 24 hours a day.
Meliá – Rooms
- Room Types: Meliá Room Garden View • Premium Room Garden View • Junior Suite • The Level Lagoon Access Junior Suite • The Level Junior Suite • The Level Family Suite • The Level Romance Suite • Lagoon Access Junior Suite • Family Suite • The Level Presidential Suite • The Level Garden Villa (one and two bedrooms) • Meliá Connecting Room Garden View • Premium Connecting Room Garden View • Family Connecting Suite • Lagoon Access Connecting Junior Suite • The Level Family Connecting Suite • The Level Grand Presidential Suite • List of all Rooms
- Smoking: No smoking in the rooms. Ask management where smoking is allowed.
- Best Room: Secluded and offering extra benefits for guests are The Level Garden Villas with one or two bedrooms and a private pool.
- For Families: Ask about rooms with connecting doors and/or squeezing an extra single bed into the rooms and suites. Some villas have two bedrooms. Better options are the Family Suites (with two bedrooms and two bathrooms on two levels) or The Level Family Suites, which are the same but have a living area.
Meliá – Local Transport
- Walking & Cycling: Walking along the beachside path is often quicker – and certainly more scenic – than the main streets through Nusa Dua. These streets are flat and comparatively quiet and are ideal for cycling. Ask reception about renting a bike.
- Cars & Taxis: Driving anywhere in Bali is not recommended, but renting a car is possible and should be arranged through the resort. Metered taxis are abundant, cheap, comfortable, and the best option for anywhere in southern Bali. For longer trips, charter a car with a driver. Also, organize this through the resort.
- Motorbikes: These are easy to rent (ask at the resort) and helpful in getting around Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa – less so for elsewhere in southern Bali. A popular mode of transport is a motorbike taxi called an ojek. Book one at a fixed rate using the downloadable apps Grab and Gojek.
Meliá – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars
- Neighboring Resorts – Of course, guests at the Meliá can also dine at any other resort in Nusa Dua, including The Laguna (100m north), the Westin (250m north), and Grand Hyatt (400m south), easily accessible along the beachside path.
- Bali Collection Shopping Mall – Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant – Pleasant outdoor setting. Specializes in roast duck, but other meals are available.
- Inexpensive Cafés on the Beachside Path– Numerous places to eat on the path to the northern headlands in central Nusa Dua; about 200m from the resort.
The Bay Bali – About 300m south along the beachside path from the resort. Most places closed in 2020-21. These two are worth visiting, if only for the glorious setting facing the beach between the two headlands in central Nusa Dua:
- Bebek Bengil Dirty Duck Diner – Shady, breezy, and comfortable seating. Indonesian cuisine but famous for crispy roast duck.
- Nusa Restaurant – Impressive menu with some Western fusion options. Reasonable prices and excellent service. Colorful beanbags and a pool for guests.
- Bali Collection – Sadly, most places to eat, drink, and shop at the mall closed in 2020-21. Some had reopened by mid-2022, and more will open later. This delightful outdoor shopping center is less than 500m south of the resort via the main road – follow the signs. Once provided by the Bali Collection, the free shuttle bus that picks up passengers at the resort may recommence at some point.
- Museum Pasifika – Impressive museum at the neighboring The Laguna resort. Worth a visit for the array of arts and crafts from across Asia and the Pacific region.