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Grand Hyatt Bali, Nusa Dua, Indonesia
Bali’s exclusive gated community of Nusa Dua is home to the Grand Hyatt Bali. Celebrated for its laundered sandy beaches, aquamarine shallows, restricted access and proximity to the Convention Centre and Golf and Country Club, the location is transparently upmarket.
Beautiful Garden Grounds
Day Bed in the Lush Lanscaping
Sporting well over 600 rooms, suites and villas it’s an immense property. The beauty however in this development lies in the fact that its size is not felt. Low-rise vernacular architecture is woven through verdant landscaped gardens and waterscapes, which act as a veil donning privacy and a sense of seclusion. Of course, if guests desire fanfare, numerous restaurants, pools, facilities and activities keep even the most pernickety with options.
Our Ocean View King Room is just under 50sqm and features a spacious living/ sleeping area, bathroom, walk in closet, and patio. From this spot we have an uninterrupted view out over a lily covered pond teaming with fish and birds, and out to the Indian Ocean and well-kept shoreline.
View from Ocean View Suite
Throughout the day the balcony is a splendid perch but mornings are particularly breathtaking. We see and hear powerful breakers surging onto the beach as well as a profusion of various bird species chirping, crooning and warbling in their daybreak chatter. Paying obeisance to the day, the dark withdraws and first light coruscates across land and sea. The world is ours from our terrace and we find it hard to leave.
Ocean View Suite
Teakwood floors, sturdy wooden furniture, light linens and walls, and local textiles and artworks, paint the room with a conventional image of a Balinese resort. All the required technology and modern conveniences though such as: cable TV; dataports; high speed Internet; mini bar; in room safe; et cetera, are neatly concealed behind sturdy furniture.
Table in Ocean View Suite Room
Pale marble covers the bathroom, and a slatted window to the bedroom lightens a potentially darker space. Separate shower, bath and toilet divide the area, and the sink is supported by open shelving and a magnifying mirror.
Ocean View Suite Bathroom
Food and Beverage
Grand Hyatts around the world have a reputation for a strong focus on quality food and beverage. The brand’s practice of sourcing first grade produce from local sources where possible, has given them good standing in consistently providing high quality cuisine across the brand. We’re fortunate to try a number of restaurants and bars during our visit and are pleased with all of our experiences.
Salsa Verde serves up Italian favourites with seafood, pizzas and pastas at the core of the menu. During the day the leafy verdure of tropical trees filters the sun’s heat. Fans circulate the air, but the water views are an enticing prospect and have us planning an after meal dip. At night, Salsa Verde radiates with warm lighting forming a romantic setting for a dinner date, especially on a table by the pool. We test out lunch in this establishment. Check out our recommendationsvia this link.
Pastry Section in Breakfast Buffet at Salsa Verde
Table by the Pool
A garden lined pathway winds up the side of Salsa Verde and on to the lush grounds of Salsa Bar. Set on the rooftop, the outlet benefits from cool ocean drafts and stunning panoramas of the Nusa Dua coastline. We congratulate ourselves on arriving in time for happy hour as we’re gifted with special drink deals during sunset. Read about the location and beverage offers here.
Garden Café is a lively hub in the core of the hotel. Adjacent to the lobby, the restaurant serves international dishes from the East and West for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enveloped in a wall of water and greenery, the surrounding waterfalls, lagoons and lush foliage do away with the need for too much adornment. Mother Nature exudes her resplendent charm instead. Breakfast and lunch are both inviting at the Garden Café. Follow us to our feasting by clicking here.
Don’t miss the Catch of the Day – yum!
A modern take on the Balinese night market is found at Pasar Senggol. The open amphitheatre at the centre of the resort hosts a tribute to Bali through a marvelous showcase of food, handicrafts and cultural performances. The terraced garden seating is rather lovely and we agree it’s a great opportunity to experience indigenous tastes without suffering a hint of traffic, or less than hygienic conditions in the process. Again, we’ve had a good go at sampling everything so read aboutour favourites here.
A rustic, country inn ambience pervades Nampu Japanese restaurant, with exposed beam ceilings and semi finished woods framing the floors and furniture. Composed of a sushi bar, teppanyaki section and open kitchen, the preparation of food is unveiled for all to see. Watching the precision and care by which each dish is constructed highlights the quality of cuisine we indulge in and, too dear reader, we did some taste testing just for you.
Be sure to save space for the delicious desserts
Afternoon tea at Pesona Lounge is a pleasant treat. Boasting lush garden and ocean vistas, this open-walled salon encourages us to sink deep into the cushioned couches and sip our hot beverages as the hours leisurely pass.
Clearly this multitude of food and beverage alternatives is the benefit of a large resort. The blessing of a big hotel too is ever so evident in the Grand Hyatt Bali’s extensive assortment of bathing options. Not one, not two, nor even three or four, but five (!) swimming pools are set around the grounds. Each is unique in style and there’s something for all ages and predilections.
The large Lagoon Pool allows a dip in the safe calm waters of a swimming pool, but with views of the sandy beach and at times tumultuous sea. Children ruffle the waters of the River Pool with a slip down the waterslides a popular splash. Inspired by the fabled Balinese water palaces the Balinese-featured Pool, enclosed by green and running water is a peaceful venue.
Pathway to the Waterslide
The Grand Club Pool provides a quieter, more exclusive ambience, permitting entry only to those staying in a Club Room. Nibble and drink service from the Grand Club Lounge just next door is rather convenient too. Lastly The Bay Club Pool, which is part of the fitness and health complex, is a fine location for doing some laps or just cooling off after a pounding workout.
The Bay Club Pool
And… workout we CAN at the Grand Hyatt Bali! A well-equipped gymnasium provides cardio and strength machines as well as a good range of free weights. It’s supported by an aerobics studio that holds regularly scheduled classes and a number of other activities such as: aquacize; social squash; kite flying; powerwalking; beach games; and many more.
Hubby’s pleased to know there are three floodlit tennis courts and glass-back squash courts. He’s feeling adventurous on this holiday and even tries out the putting green. I’m ever so happy for the jogging trail. I love to run outside but am not always so brave in an area that’s unknown. Having a path all mapped out for me makes me very happy.
Stunning Beach in Front of Grand Hyatt Bali
Knowing many of my friends travel with their children, I peak into the resort’s childcare facilities, Camp Nusa. Run by trained professionals, it looks like oodles of fun. Arts, crafts, sports, games, excursions and even cooking classes are sure to occupy any youngster between 3 and 13 for hours on end.
All of this fun can be exhausting so hubby and I check into the Kriya Spa for an afternoon of pampering. A pathway over an expansive pond with water cascading from both sides leads us to the reception. It’s here we decide on a Sweet Memories Package involving a massage, use of the facilities such as tub and plunge pool, and is followed by a bite of afternoon tea. Read in detail about Kriya Spa via this link and see which therapies we recommend.
Private Spa Villa at Kriya Spa
As you like it – action packed, or quiet retreat – Grand Hyatt Bali profits from its size, expansive piece of land and location in bringing to guests an experience of their own design.
Nusa Dua Beach
Reasons to visit: gorgeous and expansive water garden grounds; direct access to the pristine beaches of Nusa Dua; quality food and beverage options; excellent facilities.
Grand Hyatt Bali Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 80363 +62 361 77 1234 [email protected] bali.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html