After a rainy week in Japan last fall, we flew to Bali where we met close friends from Australia for a week in the sun. We stayed at the Nusa Dua Gardens, a beautiful Marriott resort. Nusa Dua is a tourist enclave built in the 1970s in the southern part of Bali, Indonesia. There are over 20 resorts in this area along with “The Bali Collection”, a shopping mall to cater to the tourists.
It was ridiculously hot and humid, so our first day was spent taking it easy by the pool. The water was as warm as bath water – just right!
That evening we visited the nearby Grand Hyatt hotel and enjoyed an elaborate Balinese Dinner and Kecak dance show.
This gorgeous hotel also has a beach. I think the “No Swimming” flag was because of jellyfish.
No problem, we were here for dinner and the show.
There was a huge Balinese buffet.
Kecak is a form of Balinese Hindu dance and musical drama that was developed in the 1930s in Bali. Based on the story of the Ramayana it is traditionally performed in temples and villages.
The program was around an hour long. If you are interested, this link is a short version of a similar show.
We needed and enjoyed this relaxing day.
Because the resorts are removed from the “real” Bali, we hired a driver the next day and set off to explore sites outside of Nusa Dua….