Nusa Dua is one of Bali’s most exclusive regions, but don’t let that put you off. Among the many luxurious accommodations, private beaches and fancy restaurants, there are still many things to do. Here also lies Bali’s classic culture and unrelenting friendliness. Nusa Dua, or ‘two islands’ as it translates to in Bahasa Indonesia, is home to some of Bali’s best.
But Nusa Dua isn’t just about the comfort life either. It’s also the home of a huge variety of festivals every year. One of the most famous of which is the Nusa Dua light festival.
What is Nusa Dua Light Festival?
The Nusa Dua Light Festival is the biggest lantern festival in Bali and is organised by the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation.
It is usually hosted for one and a half months. The first edition of the Nusa Dua Light Festival was held in July 2017. It was touted as the biggest lantern festival in the whole of Bali. In fact, it was one of the biggest in the world. Unlike a lot of traditional Balinese festivals, Nusa Dua has nothing to do with underlying customs and traditions.
What to expect at the Nusa Dua Light festival
Myriad lanterns of all shapes, sizes and colours float around in the night sky against the backdrop of live music performances. A wide variety of international as well as local food are showcased in the food bazaar (or market). Plenty of exciting activities like face painting and face sketching are organised to entertain the visitors for the duration of the night. There is an exclusive play arena that has bumper cars, trampolines and inflatable slides for kids. All of these activities are included in the entry fee. Visitors usually sit on the grass and soak in the festive atmosphere.
Nusa Dua Light Festival 2020
The Nusa Dua Light Festival usually takes place in July. However, this is not a hard and fast rule. As the 2018 festivities began in December 2018 and went on till January 2019. The Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation’s official website usually puts up the dates a few months in advance.
Accommodation near Nusa Dua light festival
If you are looking for villas accommodation in Nusa dua close from the light festival place, then the Bellevue Heritage Villas is a great choice to stay. There are also plenty of upbeat resorts and hotels to watch out for, like the Park Hotel and The Holiday Inn. Be warned though, that accommodations at Nusa Dua can be a tad bit expensive. Especially during the festival days.
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