Meliá Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali

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Updated: March 15, 2023

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Hotel Essentials
• Location: On Nusa Dua Beach and convenient to everything in Nusa Dua, about 25 minutes from the airport.
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• Hotel phone: +62 (0)361 771 510
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Guest lounge on the beach.

The Meliá resort is located on Nusa Dua’s white-sand beach and is convenient to the most popular tourist attractions.

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.

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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: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +62 (0)361 771 510
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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 MallBebek 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.

Nearby Shops

  • 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.

Nearby Attractions

  • 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.

Meliá – The Hotel

The sign "Meliá" stands at the entrance.

The Meliá resort is huge and oozes a genuine tropical vibe in a convenient part of Nusa Dua.

A large fountain sits in a lily pond.

The pond and fountain at reception.

An ornate lobby with paintings on the ceiling.

The painted mural on the ceiling in the lobby illustrates the Tri Hita Karana philosophy. Each ceiling layer represents the different connections to God, people, and nature. In the same area is the Lobby Bar serving tropical cocktails and wine.

An overview of the lush grounds and fountains from the balcony.

There are 27 acres of tropical gardens at the Meliá. This also shows a typical view from the balcony of a room or suite.

A woman with children stand on stepping stones peering into the pond.

The resort grounds are packed with ponds and stepping stones…

A swing sits near a pond.

…fountains, and a swing

A temple sits in the sun.

…statues, and a temple.

Guests relax by the ocean in lounge chairs.

The beach in front of the Meliá is perfect: white sand, calm water, and views of the headlands, after which Nusa Dua is named.

Lounge chairs line the beach.

Plenty of lounge chairs are scattered on the beach, and The Level guests can rent cabanas.

A stone gate with the Level on it stands before a path into the area.

The Level is all about exclusive spaces and is available for guests 12 and older. Some of The Level perks include a private beach, private check-in, flexible check-outs, a private lounge, preferential restaurant reservations, discounts at the spa, and private areas just for the family.

A large square pool with chairs around it.

This is the private swimming pool solely for The Level guests.

Guests swim in a large pool with planters.

The large lagoon pool meanders across the grounds at the Meliá and features ‘islands’ of palm trees. Some rooms have direct access to offshoots of the lagoon pool from their patio.

Guest swim in the lagoon pool.

Guest participate in a water class at the Lagoon Pool.

Guests lounge in chairs next to the pool.

There are plenty of shady areas for guests to relax near the pool.

A building with a balcony overlooks a lush green yard.

Guests can choose between eighteen types of rooms, suites, and villas. All face the gardens or pools.

A large four-poster bed sits in a room next to a bathroom.

All rooms and suites are spacious and elegantly furnished.

stairs lead to a second level where there is a bed and bathroom.

Shown here is the Family Suite on two levels. The top is the master bedroom with a bathroom, and below are…

A tv hangs on a wall.

…the TV area

Two twin beds with white sheets sit in a room.

…two twin beds, a bathroom

Two wood chairs and a table sit on a deck.

…and a balcony with views of the garden and/or pool.

The outside of a store.

Near the lobby is a mall of useful and interesting shops.

The waiting room at the spa has lite up shelves.

The YHI Spa offers indoor, outdoor, and in-room treatments for one person, couples, or the whole family. There’s a steam room, cold and hot plunge pools, manicures and pedicures, and special treatments for kids.

A large green lawn enclosed by a fence has red beanbags, a trampoline, and a basketball hoop.

There are endless activities for children ages 4 to 7 and 8 to 12 at the Kids Club, including dance, art, movies, cooking, temple visits, crafts, masks, kites, and games. Here the sail to the boat serves as the outdoor movie screen.

A swing set and slide sit in the sun.

The playground

A ping pong table and a large chess game sit in the sun.

More outside games.

A few staff members work behind a desk at the activities center.

The activities center.

Big wheel bikes sit on the green lawn.

Big wheels…

A row of bikes park under a canopy.

…and bike rental.

Tables with white table clothes sit in a glass enclosed room.

The resort has 13 restaurants and bars. This is Sorrento Mediterranean Restaurant, open for dinner.

Tables line a wooden deck by the ocean.

Tables at the Sateria Beachfront Restaurant spill onto a wooden deck alongside the beach.

A wooden wall of cushioned seats sits outside on a patio.

Another view of Sateria Beachfront Restaurant.

Little sofas sit outside under a canopy.

Kopi Petani coffee shop by the beach.

The entrance to Lotus Restaurant.

Lotus Asian Restaurant is open for dinner only…

Table sit under a thatched roof.

…and serves Southeast Asian cuisine with a Balinese cabaret show.

Blur bean bag chairs with wood stump tables lay on the beach.

Mount Agung View Bar spreads out on the beach…

Guest lounge on the chairs at Mount Agung View Bar.

…to the other side of the beachside path

A protected bon fire sits on the beach.

…and lights a beach bonfire at night.

Bartenders work behind a wooden outdoor thatched-roof bar.

Tapas Bar serves signature cocktails with ocean views.

A paved shaded beachside path hugs the beach.

The beachside path along the resort leads to plenty of places to eat and drink at nearby resorts.

A cocktail bar with chairs.

250m north via the beachside path is the Westin Resort.

Two workers stand behind a bar at the The Laguna Resort.

Also worth trying are restaurants at The Laguna Resort, only 100m north of the Meliá via the beachside path.

A cement sign reads Bebek Bengil Dirty Duck Diner.

Only 300m south of the Meliá via the beachside path, the cozy Bebek Bengil Dirty Duck Diner specializes in roast duck.

Colorful bean bag chairs line the beachside path.

Next to Bebek Bengil (see above) is the delightful Nusa Restaurant.

A sign with food photos stands outside a cafe.

A line of simple and inexpensive cafes are along the access path to the northern headlands in Nusa Dua. About 200m from the resort via the beachside path.

The Bali Collection sign sits in a green pond.

The Bali Collection shopping mall is easy to find about 500m south of the resort.

An opening soon sign lays along a wall.

Sadly, most places at the Bali Collection mall closed in 2020-21, but many are reopening.

A sign for the Bebek Tepi Sawah restaurant sits outside.

At the Bali Collection mall, only 500m south of the resort, Bebek Tepi Sawah is famous for its roast duck.

A sign on the beach lists water sports options.

Arrange water sports at kiosks and vendors along the beach near the resort. Otherwise, arrange this at the resort.

Paddle boards lean agains a hut on the beach.

The beaches at Nusa Dua are perfect for paddle boarding.

The beachside path opens to a line of cafes.

This beachside path extends along the entire length of Nusa Dua and stretches north into Tanjung Benoa.

A man on a bike rides the beachside path.

Cycling along the beachside path that passes the Meliá is delightful.

Two flags blow in the wind on the beach.

The water at Nusa Dua may seem calm, but swimming between the flags is still advisable. Check rates and availability: Meliá

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