Nusa Dua is known as an enclave of large international 5-star resorts in southern part of Bali. It is located 22 kilometres from Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, and administered under Kuta South District. Nusa Dua means two islands (nusa 'island', dua 'two'), because there are 2 islands in bay of Bali Tourism Development Corporation area, in the southern side lays Peninsula Island and the northern side lays Nusa Dharma Island which it is smaller, but has Pura/Temple Nusa Dharma and shadier.
Immediately north of Nusa Dua enclave is the peninsula of Tanjung Benoa that includes less exclusive hotels and Benoa village. A multi-denominational area, it includes a mosque, and Chinese and Hindu temples in close proximity. Much of the beach's sand was eroded away following the mining of the nearby barrier reef for construction materials.
Benoa Port is also located here for yachts and small ships previously, but in December 2012 became Benoa Cruise International Terminal of turnaround port to serve both embarkation and debarkation of cruise passengers. As turnaround port tourists can arrive by plane and leave by a cruise ship or conversely.
On December 26, 2012 the Bali Governor signed permit to utilize, develop and manage the Benoa Bay area. Reclamation of an 838 hectares by PT Tirta Wahana Bali International will be used for luxury tourist facilities such as hotels, villas apartments, international hospital, and entertaintment centers including a Disneyland-like theme park.
- Anton Mujahir (July 1, 2014). "Behind the Luxurious Nusa Dua".
- "Benoa becomes turnaround port". December 26, 2012.
- "Green light for Benoa Bay development". July 9, 2013.
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