Spotlight on Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua
The word Hyatt is famous for world class luxury in holiday accommodation, so late last year we were very excited to be visiting Grand Hyatt in Nusa Dua.
Nusa Dua is a luxury area of Bali with some of the most beautiful white beaches and 5 star resorts. The streets are well manicured and the dining is impeccable. Nusa Dua is just a 20-minute drive from Bali’s International airport.
The Grand Hyatt has been a stand out in Nusa Dua for many years now. It is hard to beat experience and Grand Hyatt has 20+ years of experience in hosting tourists in Bali. The beachfront resort is huge with many room options and lots of lagoon style pools to choose from. Everything about this resort is 5 star, from the minute you enter the huge open style lobby to the time you leave.
We were lucky enough to stay in a Club Room at the Grand Hyatt, which was huge! We overlooked the Club pool and which had a large bed, bathroom and daybed area in our room and a balcony as well. It was clear from our arrival that this resort was focused on the finer details. The bathroom was well stocked with amenities such as dental and sewing kits, there were torches on chargers in the rooms should you experience a black out, there were complimentary cookies, fruit platters and water available in our room also. All of these things just added to the deluxe experience of our stay.
The resort itself is old school Bali with plenty of space, rolling green lawns, manicured gardens, sparkling pools, plenty of ponds and water features and lots of spots to set up for the day to enjoy the water (weather it be on the beach or in the pool). There are also lots of fun things to discover around the resort too such as the giant chess game, bocce, a mobile drinks carts and the gorgeous ducks that call the property home too! Children and adults alike will love the resorts’ close proximity to nature, along with the ducks you will be able to spots many fish, birds and squirrels throughout the grounds.
There are several dining options within the resort itself and we made it our mission to experience as many as possible! Garden Café was our first stop for lunch. It’s a gorgeous café with both indoor and outdoor seating options and it serves a wide variety of food. We had both a breakfast and lunch here and the food was delicious!
Salsa Bar was a roof top bar where we enjoyed sundowner drinks (you don’t get a sunset in Nusa Dua but you do get a spectacular sunrise!) – there were cocktail specials each afternoon that we’d recommend taking advantage of here.
Our first evening we were treated the delightful experience of the Pasar Senggol Night Market. This is outdoor dining at its best. A huge Balinese buffet with mouthwatering food options (our favourites were the satay station and the suckling pig), have a very light lunch before you experience this dinner! We were entertained by traditional Balinese dancers (they have a different dance performance each night) and musicians during the evening also. Even if you are not staying at the Grand Hyatt this is something well worth experiencing. We loved that Grand Hyatt invites local artists to sell their handicrafts at the night market – this is a way of giving back to the local community.
Salsa Verde is the beachfront dining option within the resort; it’s a gorgeous restaurant with an Italian theme. We had both a lunch and a breakfast here. Italian lovers we suggest that this is a place you won’t want to miss, the food here is insanely good!!
The other big stand out of our stay was our dinner at Nampu Japanese Restaurant. You can choose from Teppanyaki styled dining or ordering off the menu. We LOVE interactive dining so we chose both! The Japenses chefs prepared our Sushi and Sashimi, which were just divine! Next was time for Teppanayki, it was fascinating to see the chefs in action. This is such a fun dining experience with the chefs talking us through each course and us admiring their extreme talent. Every bite of our food was melt in your mouth good!
Staying in a Grand Club Room we also had the bonus of being able to access the Club Lounge. This gorgeous lounge hosts breakfast, tea time (including some delicious pasteries) and our favourite – afternoon cocktail time! Grand Club Room guests also have exclusive use of the Grand Club Pool as well. If you are deciding between a standard room or a Club Room we highly recommend the extras included in the Club Rooms.
For those who like to be pampered a booking at the resort’s day spa Kriya should be on your “to do” list. Now we’ve tried many, many day spas in Bali but nothing has ever compared to this one. The spa itself deserves it’s own blog, it is like a mini resort with over 20 spa villas all connected by a large water feature and stepping stones. The spa villas were like nothing we’ve seen before, they each had an outdoor massage area and jacuzzi , a large indoor massage area and a fabulous change area which included a shower and dressing table with all the trimmings (hair dryers and straighteners and top quality skin and hair products). We loved that the therapist had a questionnaire she went through with through us before our treatment to be sure we were getting exactly what we wanted. Our massages were easily some of the best we have experienced any where in the world and we loved the extra touch at the end of being given a bracelet scented with our chosen massage oil to remind us of our treatment. We really floated out of the day spa!
When staying in Nusa Dua it is hard to drag yourself away from the beach but when you do just across the road from the resort is the Bali Collections shopping mall which offers a great range of shopping from fashion to souvenirs, there are also some great attractions within the area like the famous blow hole and for the kids Pirate’s Bay.
Overall our stay here was everything we imagined when we envisioned the word Hyatt. It was truly a paradise and a place where you can take a real break. This resort is great for couples and families alike!