The terrain of Nusa Dua is ideal for relaxed cycling along bougainvillea-shaded lanes. Guests can use the resort’s bicycles for exploring alone or can partake in guided mountain and village cycling excursions further afield. These can be tailored to fitness levels and interests, passing through rural villages specialising in various arts and crafts.
About 20 kilometres offshore from Bali and visible from Amanusa are the islands of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. A variety of sailing craft including a luxury sailing catamaran can be chartered to visit Nusa Lembongan, the more secluded of the two. This full-day excursion can include a lunchtime barbecue, exploration of the beach, as well as snorkelling and simple relaxation.
cooking tours and classes
Guests participating in one of Amanusa’s cooking classes start the day with an early morning tour of the local vegetable and fish markets to select their ingredients. Next, the cooking class takes a detour through the Jenggala glass and ceramic factory. Back at Amanusa, guests are shown how to cook their favourite Indonesian dishes. Guests can enjoy their creations over lunch with their beverage of choice.
A visit to the ancient Luhur Uluwatu temple, an easy drive from Amanusa, is among the resort’s many popular Bali Indonesia luxury travel excursions. One of Bali’s sad kahyangan – the Six Great Temples – Luhur Uluwatu is perched high above the sea on an enormous limestone outcrop. Amanusa drivers and guides are available to escort guests to Luhur Uluwatu and on other personalised tours to sites of cultural interest around the island.
The beach strips and streets of Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Sanur are full of restaurants and bars, as well as antique, handicraft, fashion and souvenir shops. Denpasar, Bali’s capital and commercial centre, has a major market and museum, as well as antique shops and boutiques, and is easily reached from Amanusa. Amanusa’s guest assistants can assist in putting together shopping itineraries tailored to guests’ individual needs.