Nusa Dua, a beautiful little peninsula in the south of Kuta, is a place for tourists with money. There are luxury Balinese-style hotels / villas, like Melia Bali Villas, a small paradise with tropical gardens, spa, private beach, and exclusive villas. The only problem is that the water virtually disappears at low tide, and you have to walk hundreds of yards just for it to reach your waist. Taxi drivers know that customers are staying at Nusa Dua and so bargaining with them becomes a losing battle. But the restaurants at the entrance of Nusa Dua offer free pickup at hotels, at cheaper prices. Or it is just a 20 minute walk to the entrance.
I've been to this hotel twice and think that I cannot imagine a better vacation spot. The warmth of the staff, the location, the gardens, the beach area and indeed the SPA; everything is wonderful at this hotel. However, I can't guarantee that the hotel management is the most well-mannered in the word; indeed, some are really unbearable.
The prices of the hotel restaurants (5), are a little high when compared with those on the street, but compared to Europe in general, they are very affordable. The massages are expensive when compared to a good hotel in Bangkok, or outside on the street, but I have not had a massage as good as the one at this Hotel, and I have a lot of experience with massages.
It's best to book a room Palace Club, it's worth it, especially since you can have breakfast in the resort grounds, with only the company of birds, ducks and "ulus". The waitresses are very attentive and you don't even notice that they are there until you need them. It is the only place where you can have a coffee "comme il faut". Just wonderful. I'll return.