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Jimbaran Bay or Nusa Dua

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Jimbaran Bay or Nusa Dua

Can't decide to stay at the Intercontinental at Jimbaran Bay or the Conrad at Nusa Dua.

Are both areas busy with restaurants shops etc and is one more expensive than the other to eat out in?

Can you get other foods bysides seafood at Jimbaran?

Not into nightlife just want to relax and spend some time wandering through shops and trying local restaurants.

We will be there in the July Australian School holidays and have been warned to stay away from Kuta, Legian, Tuban etc.

Feedback please.



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1. Re: Jimbaran Bay or Nusa Dua

They are both fairly quiet and your choice of restaurants and shops is limited in Nusa Dua, there is no shopping in Jimbaran and not a great deal of restaurants.

If you want both but not the hectic pace of Kuta, go to Sanur, you get the best of both worlds. Quiet but still lots of places to eat, shop, a little nightlife.

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2. Re: Jimbaran Bay or Nusa Dua

Hi Pamies - how long do you plan to stay? Since both resorts are beautiful (beach front) with great service in their very own way, why don't you split your stay between Interconti and Conrad? So you will have two different experiences.

Interconti at Jimbaran Bay is very close to the famous Grilled Seafood Cafes, few painting galleries, a boutique by Paul Ropp and Jenggala Ceramic (top notch dinner ware and vases) whilst Conrad is in close proximity to water sport facilities In Nusa Dua.

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3. Re: Jimbaran Bay or Nusa Dua


we stayed at the Intercontinental for pur honeymoon 2 years ago and off to a hotel in Nusa Dua next week - cant wait! So, i cant give my view on Nusa Dua yet but definatley can for the Intercontinental.

We loved it! its a fantastic hotel, with great rooms, amazing pools, lovely lush gardens and the staff are so friendly. The beahc is great too. PLus you have all teh fish restuarants a short walk down the beach. Loads to choose from in both directions.

However, there are no shops in walking distance, and if you dont like fish then there arent any other restuarants near by. However teh hotel does great food and has lovely Bali themed meals with bali dance shows.

That said, its not a long drive in a taxi to get anywhere. but if im honest the hotel is so nice you wont want to leave! and a walk along the beach at moonlight to the Jimbaran beach restuarants is idylic!

As i said, i cant compare to Nusa Dua yet, but you wont be dissapointed by the Intercontinental

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