The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali

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Updated: February 10, 2023

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Hotel Essentials
• Location: Southeast edge of Bukit Peninsula facing a beach.
• Hotel website:
• Hotel phone: +62 (0)361 849 8988
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The view from the Ritz Carlton lobby.

The huge, luxurious, and family-friendly Ritz-Carlton has a magnificent setting – sloping down from a cliff right up to a gorgeous beach.

Ritz-Carlton – Oh-so immense and luxurious – and marvelous for families.

The sheer luxury and absolute extravagance commence at the lobby perched on a cliff overlooking the vast and almost-empty beach. A glass elevator hurtles down to sea level from the lobby, where villas and suites sit among lush tropical gardens. The grounds are so extensive that guests wait for transport by carts. The Cliff Villas and Sky Villas with private pools are contemporary and lavish. Suites are comparatively modest, and those at ground level have direct access to the stunning infinity pool facing the sea. The Ritz Kids Club focuses on Balinese culture and caters to the whole family with lots of activities and a large supervised children’s pool and playground. The Ritz-Carlton is not as isolated as it may feel with the resort’s free, regular shuttle buses to the restaurants and shops in Nusa Dua.

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Ritz-Carlton – The Location

  • Area: Faces a decent beach along the southeast edge of Bukit Peninsula, about 6km from central Nusa Dua, a gated neighborhood of top-end resorts in southern Bali.
  • Address: Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan road. Not in Nusa Dua (despite what the resort and taxi drivers may claim).
  • How to Get There: The only way to/from the airport is by metered taxi or a chartered car with a driver, which should take about 30 minutes (16km), depending on traffic

Ritz-Carlton – The Basics

  • Guests: Caters very well for everyone. Although families are a focus, those without children would still enjoy themselves.
  • Kids’ Club: The Ritz Kids Cub is great. Excellent activities focusing on Balinese culture and fun-filled events like a ‘Night Safari Adventure.’ Has a Large playground.
  • Beach: Waves can be rough in places, so take care – although a breakwater offers some swimming protection. The beach is less appealing than others in the region but is less crowded than at Kuta and Sanur.
  • Views: Some suites and villas offer sea views, but many are partially obstructed by the massive resorts on either side. Most rooms, however, are distant from the ocean and overlook the gardens and/or pools.
  • Kitchen: The larger villas feature a kitchenette.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Some villas have a private pool and jacuzzi.
  • Extras: Some villas include personal butler service.
  • Parking: Plenty of free and secure spaces; tell the management when booking. But think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +62 (0)361 849 8988
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Ritz-Carlton – Amenities

  • Pool: All pools are massive and offer plenty of shade. The one for children is supervised and gated.
  • Spa: The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Bali is set amid vibrant gardens. Signature treatments with names like ‘Iridescent Delight’ and ‘Tropical Marine Pleasure’ in one of 14 rooms. Also, four special Spa Villas. Spa boutique.
  • Fitness Center: Good size and well-equipped. Open 24/7. Also yoga.
  • For Families: Playground. Special Kids Corner in the restaurants. Babysitting. The whole family is encouraged to participate in turtle conservation through donations and release programs.
  • Activities: Impressive range of activities, including lessons in cooking, yoga, and surfing.
  • Other Facilities: Shopping arcade with several boutiques and a minimart. Business Center. Hindu temple. Yoga studio.

Ritz-Carlton – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: Bejana – Award-winning Indonesian menu and stylish setting on the clifftop. Dinner only. • The Beach Grill – Casual, beachside, with an extensive menu focusing on seafood. Intimate at night. • Senses – Open only for buffet breakfast. • Private Dining – Many options are available – from a private table on the sand to a ‘floating breakfast’ in a private pool.
  • Bars: Breezes Tapas Lounge – Facing the pool and beach for snacks, cocktails, and themed buffets at night, often with a Spanish flavor. • Ritz-Carlton Lounge & Bar – Swish and breezy for light meals, cocktails, high teas, and live music some nights.
  • Breakfast: Often included, but depends on the type of room and how the booking was made.
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours a day.

Ritz-Carlton – Rooms

  • Room Types: Sawangan Junior Suite (with/without pool access) • The Ritz-Carlton Suite (with/without pool access) • Pavilion Villa with Pool Access • Garden Villa with Private Pool • Sky Villa with Private Pool (one or two bedrooms) • Cliff Villa with Private Pool • Ritz-Carlton Cliff Villa with Private Pool (three bedrooms) • Ritz-Carlton Oceanfront Villa with Private Pool (three bedrooms) • Spa Villas • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking not allowed in the rooms or public areas, but OK elsewhere.
  • Best Room: The Ritz-Carlton Oceanfront Villas with Private Pool are the ultimate in luxury. All the latest gadgets across two levels. Separate dining and living rooms and three bedrooms. Faces the ocean with direct beach frontage.
  • For Families: Many suites can fit two adults and two children under 12. Otherwise, some villas and suites have two or three bedrooms, a dining room, living area, and kitchenette.

Ritz-Carlton – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Too far to walk to Nusa Dua and very little within walking distance. No bicycles to rent (which is unfortunate).
  • Cars& Taxis:: A few taxis ply the main roads in central Nusa Dua and are a cheap and comfortable way to get anywhere in southern Bali. For longer distances, charter a car with a driver. Driving a car is not recommended anywhere in Bali, but rentals are available. Organize all transport options at the resort.
  • Motorbikes: These are useful for getting around the region; ask at the hotel about renting one through a local agency. A popular mode of transport is a motorbike taxi called an ojek for a set fare. Drivers may not come out this far, but try through the downloadable apps Grab and Gojek.

Ritz-Carlton – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants, Bars & Shops

  • Hilton Bali Resort: Restaurants and bars at the neighboring Hilton resort can be reached within a few minutes’ walk north via the beach. These include: Grain -Casual all-day dining with plenty of tables inside and out. Wide menu and plenty of options for the kids. • The Shore Restaurant & Bar – Relaxed and facing the beach. On three levels, including an open-air rooftop. Seafood and Mediterranean-style meals. Newly renovated.
  • Apurva Kempinksi – A neighboring resort north of The Ritz-Carlton with several restaurants by award-winning chefs. Including one set underwater with an aquarium above, a beach club, hot pots, and a rooftop bar.
  • Bali Collection – Most places to eat, drink, and shop at the Bali Collection mall in central Nusa Dua (6km from the resort) closed in 2020-21. Some had reopened by mid-2022, and more will open up later. If the shuttle bus offered by the resort goes to this delightful outdoor mall, try: Bebek Tepi Sawah – One in a chain specializing in roast duck. Pleasant setting, including private areas with cushions on the floor.
  • The Bay Bali – Unfortunately, most restaurants and bars at The Bay Bali (6km) also closed during 2020-21. A few have reopened facing the glorious curved beach between the two headlands in central Nusa Dua, including: Bebek Bengil Dirty Duck Diner – Another eatery specializing in roast duck. Plenty of Indonesian classics, too. • Nusa Restaurant – Wide range of western and Asian ‘fusion’ meals. New, colorful, and vibrant. Beanbags along the path. Next to Bebek Bengil.

Ritz-Carlton – The Hotel

The outside of the Ritz Carlton in a lush garden.

The resort is about 6km south of central Nusa Dua and magnificently located along the southeast coast of the Bukit Peninsula. The lobby, some facilities, and suites are perched along a cliff, while most villas are at sea level.

The outside of the building with green grass.

The resort is modern and welcoming.

The lobby at the Ritz Carlton.

The design throughout the resort is stylish.

A musician welcomes guests in lobby.

A musician welcomes guests with music from the balafon (Balinese xylophone).

A golf cart parked in the front of the resort.

The grounds are vast so guests need to be transported by golf carts.

A view of building tops from a window.

A glass elevator hurtles down from the clifftop lobby to the villas and facilities at sea level.

A garden with ponds.

A path through lush gardens leads to the ocean.

A child and woman look at the coy in the pond.

A coy pond along the way.

An empty beach.

The beach isn’t quite as beautiful as elsewhere in Nusa Dua, but still clean, wide, and almost permanently empty.

Lounge chairs on the beach.

The resort provides plenty of lounge chairs on the beach.

Lounge chairs on the beach.

There are enough lounge chairs at the beach for most guests.

Brown gazebo's on the beach.

Guests can also relax in a gazebo at the beach.

A pool next to the ocean.

The main pool faces the ocean.

A pool with a tree in the middle.

The pools are large enough to feature ‘islands’ of palm trees.

A pool with a shallow section.

Some pools are multi-tiered, with shallow areas for children.

Lounge chairs sit in a pool by the ocean.

Lounge chairs sit in the water at the main pool.

A pool next to several room's patios.

This offshoot of the main pool leads to ground-floor suites with direct pool access from their patios.

A pool next to patios.

Here’s a view from a patio with direct access to the pool.

The outside of the building.

Suites at ground level have direct access to part of the main pool from the patio.

A patio with a view of the ocean.

Suites are distant from the ocean, but most still provide decent views from a broad balcony.

A king sized bed in a room.

Bedrooms in the suites are spacious.

A living room with chairs and a couch.

Villas are luxurious with chic furnishings and contemporary décor.

A desk with a chair.

The desk is positioned behind the bed, ensuring both receive maximum sea views.

A king sized bed with a couch in front of it.

A sofa is in front of the bed and shares the same view.

A jacuzzi tub with a view of the pool.

Some villas boast a jacuzzi, also offering (partial) ocean views.

A room with beds, a couch, and a table and chairs with a patio and private pool.

The Pavilion Villa with a private pool.

Two beds in the room.

This Pavilion Villa has two beds but they are also available with one king-sized bed.

A tub with a view of the outdoor pool.

An open-air bathroom/bathtub with a view of the private pool.

A patio with a couch by the pool.

The outdoor patio by the pool.

A large pool.

The private pool.

A Polo storefront.

The shopping arcade in the resort contains several boutiques and a minimart.

A colorful playground.

Part of the impressive Ritz Kids Club is the extensive playground.

The hallway outside the Spa that leads to the front desk.

The Ritz Carlton Spa offers treatments, a whirlpool, cold plunge, sauna, steam rooms, the Hydro-Vital Pool, fitness center, and yoga.

Two people sit in a whirlpool.

The Hydro-Vital Pool has five areas that target different parts of the body.

Exercise equipment lined up in the room.

The 24-hour fitness center.

Two massage tables in a room with jacuzzi.

A massage room with jacuzzi.

Arched room with floor to ceiling windows with views of the beach.

The glass-lit Majestic Chapel for beachside weddings.

A bar set high up in the Ritz.

One place to enjoy a drink or light meal is The Ritz-Carlton Lounge & Bar.

Servers work at a buffet counter.

The breakfast buffet at The Senses restaurant.

A table sits by the shore.

The resort offers many unique dining experiences, including a floating breakfast in the pool, a private cabana meal by the ocean, a beachside gazebo breakfast, and, here, a private BBQ by the beach.

A chef on stands next to a grill on the beach.

A chef prepares a grilled meal for a private dinner on the beach.

The Breezes Lounge has open doors and sofas.

Breezes Lounge is beachfront and is a great location to watch the sunset. It offers cocktails and light bites and also serves beachfront cabanas.

A walking path.

It’s worth visiting central Nusa Dua for the wide footpaths and minimal traffic – ideal for walking and cycling.

Beachfront with white sand and a flags.

The beaches in central Nusa Dua are more appealing than in front of The Ritz-Carlton resort.

A water sports kiosk on the beach.

Plenty of water sports can be arranged at kiosks along the beach in central Nusa Dua about 6km from the resort.

Two men ride bikes on a path at the beach.

A lovely beachside path goes through central Nusa Dua and is ideal for walking and cycling. Unfortunately, the path does reach The Ritz-Carlton resort.

Surf boards lean agains a kiosk at the beach.

The beach areas around Nusa Dua are relaxing.

Colorful beanbags line the beach.

These beanbags are part of the Nusa Restaurant at The Bay Bali in central Nusa Dua, about 6km from the resort.

The restaurant sign Bebk Bengil.

Also part of the collection of restaurants and bars at The Bay Bali is this renowned restaurant specializing in roast duck.

The Bali Collection Mall front sign.

The outdoor mall, Bali Collection, is in central Nusa Dua, 6km from the resort.

A sign that says Opening Soon.

Unfortunately, many shops and cafes at the Bali Collection mall in central Nusa Dua closed during 2020-21, but some were reopening in mid-2022.

Bebek Tepi Sawah sign on a big rock.

At the Bali Collection mall, Bebek Tepi Sawah specializes in roast duck and other types of Indonesian food.

Tabels at a deli at the Hilton resort.

Only a few minutes along the beach, the Hilton resort offers many places to eat and drink, including the Deli near the lobby.

Cafe at the Apurva Kempinski resort.

The gigantic Apurva Kempinski resort adjacent to The Ritz-Carlton has eight places for a meal or drink. Just a short walk along the sand.
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