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Old May 31, 18, 8:14 am
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Bali-access to beach for sunrise

Hi all,

thinking of booking either Westin Nusa Dua or Laguna Nusa Dua and am wondering:

1. Can I walk to the beach from either of these two properties?

2. Can I walk to the beach at say, 5 am, to watch the sunrise?

Thanks!
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Old Jun 2, 18, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by t1nt1n View Post
Hi all,

thinking of booking either Westin Nusa Dua or Laguna Nusa Dua and am wondering:

1. Can I walk to the beach from either of these two properties?

2. Can I walk to the beach at say, 5 am, to watch the sunrise?

Thanks!
I don't see why not. I was a little further south (at the Grand Hyatt) last week, and there is no issue at all in terms of walking up to the beach whenever you want. The attitude, from what I got, is very laissez-faire...there was a red flag up every day I was there because it was windy, but nobody stopped people from going into the ocean.
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Old Jun 15, 18, 7:42 am
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Westin is beachfront according to their website so I assume you could.Was just at Sofitel and was beachfront and could. A staff member suggested we get up to look at sunrise
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Old Jun 18, 18, 3:02 am
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Thanks guys. I'm finding hard to accept you can go to a beach when there's no sun and security guard wouldn't stop you but I guess it is ok. Thanks!
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Thanks guys. I'm finding hard to accept you can go to a beach when there's no sun and security guard wouldn't stop you but I guess it is ok. Thanks!
there are tons of people wandering around the resort all night
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I'm sorry if I'm a bit late, but both the Laguna and the Westin are beachfront. Nusa Dua is considered a gated area, and can be said to be very safe at night. I don't recall there being any gates separating the hotels and the beach (as is the case in many beachfront hotels in Bali), so you shouldn't have any problems accessing the beach.
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Old Jul 8, 18, 3:34 am
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I'm sorry if I'm a bit late, but both the Laguna and the Westin are beachfront. Nusa Dua is considered a gated area.
The entire Nusa Dua is a gated area…?
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The entire Nusa Dua is a gated area…?
yes it is. Nusa Dua as an area is an enclave of luxury hotels (in addition to some decent 4-star hotels), and it is gated. There are vehicle security checks before entering the area.

It feels different from the rest of Bali as it isn't as 'alive' as other areas in Bali, and was meant to be sort of an elite 'area'.

I personally don't quite like staying there, and opt for other areas.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 3:06 am
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You are overthinking this. Don't stress about things. You will easily able to view the sunrise from hotels along the beach in Nusa Dua
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I agree with Annalisa, there shouldn't be a problem to see the sunrise from many places as all the resorts and buildings in Bali are low rise (with the exception of the Inna hotel in Sanur) and all beachside resorts should have a clear view of the sunrise/sunset at the beach depending which side it faces. The only thing that would prevent one from seeing the sunset/sunrise would be cloudy weather.

I would even argue that being further inland, and staying at a resort on a hill/higher elevation would give even better views.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 1:22 pm
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Thanks guys. I'm finding hard to accept you can go to a beach when there's no sun
It's still light out during the dawn twilight, probably ~30 minutes before the actual sunrise.

Clouds may be the bigger issue. I had a beach-view room in Seminyak where the sunsets should have been spectacular, but there were just enough clouds each of the 3 days that you couldn't see the sun on the horizon.

But I got a gorgeous sunrise in Hoi An, Vietnam 2 years later...
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