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Staying at the Ritz-Carlton Bali, Nusa Dua

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Located in the southern beach village of Nusa Dua, The Ritz-Carlton Bali is one of the top resort choices for couples and families visiting the magical island of Bali. From the moment you arrive at the resort, you’re welcomed by warm staff, bright smiles, and a breathtaking panoramic view over the resort and the adjacent surf spots of Nusa Dua. The elevated lobby allows travelers a chance to gain a birds’ eye view of the resort and the beautiful reef that encompasses the coastline below.

RC pride themselves on being a great resort for couples and families alike. We found that the resort would be a great place for families to visit with children, but also noted that, as a couple without kids, the resort didn’t at all feel overly populated with children. The pools, amenities, beaches, and general setup of the resort provide children the opportunity to play and couples, well, the opportunity to do the same!

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View from the lobby over the resort and the beach in Nusa Dua

Our room 

Our Sawangan Junior Suite with Pool Access suite was well equipped with a rainfall shower, large bathtub (that we actually fit in!), his and hers sinks, a super comfortable king size bed with awesome pillows, and access to a pool that is shared amongst the adjacent rooms.

For those of you traveling with children, larger families, or groups of friends, there are a variety of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom villa options that would be suitable for larger groups. However, if you’re traveling solo or as a couple, the junior suite we stayed in was perfect!

We had more than enough space, slept like babies, and were able to enjoy a lovely floating breakfast the next morning in the pool just outside our room (see below).

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RC Nusa Dua has a number of restaurants on the property and each has a unique culinary approach and cuisine. We had the opportunity to dine at 2 of the restaurants and also enjoy a floating breakfast in our room. All of the food was delicious, but our favorites were definitely the beachside grill and the wonderful Balinese restaurant, Bejana.

Upon arrival, we dined with our lovely PR host and new friend, Anggi at the beach grill. We had a delicious assortment of local fish, bread, and a Balinese twist on pasta. If you follow us on Instagram, you likely saw our stories featuring the delicious food and a little surprise we got….the camels that walked by on the beach! Apparently they walk by a number of times throughoutt he day, because we saw them a couple more times during our stay. Anyway, abck to the food!

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couples coordinates ritz carlton bali nusa dua bejana

For dinner, we dined at the Balinese restaurant Bejana and were able to indulge in some delicious local cuisine such as soto pesmol, assorted sambals, and local fish. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable. Sure, there are a number of restaurants on the property, but you certainly need to dine here and enjoy the local cuisine. Balinese cuisine is unique, delicious, and one of our favorite types of cuisine. There truly isn’t anything that compares. It’s almost as if you combine Indian and Thai flavors and then make them completely unique and unrecognizable – that’s Balinese food. Tons of spice, heaps of lemongrass and coconut, etc. It’s almost as if the island and the people are the personification of the food: unique, spicy, comforting, and warm.

Couple's Coordinates staying at The Ritz-Carlton Bali Nusa Dua floating breakfast pastries
Can you balance a spoon on your nose?

Floating breakfast

Floating. Breakfast. Need we say more? Remember when you were a kid playing in a pool and you had to decide between being hungry and getting out of the pool to eat? Your mother would NEVER have let you take your food into the pool. Well, now you get a chance to have your cake and eat it too.

We got to start our morning with a nice dip in the pool AND a delicious floating breakfast. We played around like kids, balanced spoons on our noses, and played tug of war with a pastry and our mouths. Our only question is why isn’t floating lunch and floating dinner a thing? More importantly…floating dessert? When someone makes that happen, sign us up!

Beach and pool 

The main pool at RC is huge, multi-level, and directly on the beach! The pool is perfect for kids, families, and of course, couples wanting to relax. There are chairs and umbrellas enveloping the pool and for those of you who want a bit more privacy, there are also cabanas next to the pool and on the beach.

The infinity effect of the pool creates an awesome perspective, especially when there is a good swell and the waves are crashing off in the distance. You’ll also see the camels that we mentioned earlier walking along the beach and depending on your perspective, it almost looks like they’re walking on water.

Spa and fitness center

Unfortunately, we didn’t have an opportunity to go for a spa treatment. We did, however, enjoy the pools outdoor behind the spa and Alex had a chance to use the fitness center which was a well equipped and clean gym for a resort. For more info, check out the resort’s spa website.

The photo above is from the pools outdoor behind the spa. There is a small plunge pool, a little waterfall, a shower, and some places to lounge and relax. We loved this spot because it was quiet and secluded. We literally didn’t see another person out there the whole time we were there.

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Wedding Chapel at Ritz-Carlton Bali, Nusa Dua

Wedding Chapel

If you’re looking for a location for a destination wedding, be sure to consider RC Bali! The wedding chapel is located on the beach and its walls are essentially all made of glass. We saw a couple of weddings that looked absolutely beautiful and when we had a chance to take a peak in the chapel, we took ourselves for a nice little tour.

A huge thank you to Anggi and the wonderful team at RC! This was our first opportunity to stay at a Ritz-Carlton property, so thank you all for making it a magical experience! We hope to see you all again soon and hope that we are able to stay longer next time we come visit!

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