Agata Nusa Dua
What We Love
- A tropical-chic villa in Bali, with a multitude of perks, including breakfast and discounts How close Bali National Golf Club is to the resort – perfect for a golf weekend
- Taking a dip in the pool just outside the villa's balcony
- Dinner at Sky Club on Saturdays, where they offer a full buffet with open bar
What To Know
- The nearest airport—Ngurah Rai International—is just 6 miles away
- Free WiFi and onsite parking are available
- The beach is about a 15- to 20-minute walk away
This upscale new hideaway is perched on a hill in the heart of Bali’s fabulous Nusa Dua. The resort’s location offers serene seclusion from busy streets, but still offers easy access to the best that Nusa Dua has to offer. Just a 15-minute walk from the beach and in the Kampial district of Nusa Dua, you’ll find plenty to see and do. Golfers can also tee off at the Bali National Golf Club, just four minutes away by car.
But you might be tempted simply lounge about the resort. The villas come complete with their own kitchenette and breakfast is served directly to you every morning too. Soak in the sun along the lagoon-like pool that sits just outside your villa, or head to the Dancing Garden Spa for their a range of massages and treatments. We’re particularly partial to the Lomi Lomi, Hawaiian-style massage. With plenty of perks and a relaxed, stylish villa to rest in, you’ll find yourself rejuvenated after a stay.
How to Get There
My husband and I and two young adult daughters have just returned from 10 days at Agata Resort and had a wonderful, relaxing, refreshing time. The resort really is absolutely beautiful - peaceful, with lovely, modern villas, tropical jungle views, cooling breezes, a gorgeous infinity pool with lots of sun loungers.
The highlight is the personalised service - the manager Gigih, the supervisor Wira and all the restaurant staff and Reception staff (Intan, Agus, Devi, Lina, Teddy, Ecca, Koman) took great care of us, and took the trouble to get to know us. The driver, Gede, was outstanding - careful driver in crazy traffic, knowledgable about all the things we were seeing, and spoke excellent English - we absolutely enjoyed our outings with him.
The villa has a fridge and a kettle - kitchenette has modern marble benchtop. There is also a little gas stove and some plates and glasses - but we didn't do any cooking.
Living area is upstairs, overlooking pool, jungle and little restaurant. Bedrooms, both with ensuite shower and toilet are downstairs away from the public areas. To access the bedrooms, you walk outside in your own private little jungle garden, which is sprayed daily for mosquitos - we didn't see any. Main bedroom has a king bed with a comfortable, very firm, mattress. Second bedroom has two singles. Decor is modern but still Balinese. The bedrooms have beautiful wooden desks, bedheads and chests of drawers - very convenient.
Food was mostly good - spring rolls were delicious, satay was good but not outstanding, pizza was nice, nasi goreng was good. Breakfast menu was a cooked breakfast - a selection of Indonesian, Chinese and western dishes. Eggs Benedict - good poached eggs with spinach and mushrooms; pancakes; omelette etc. Lots of beautiful fruit and juice. We prefer cereal so after a couple of days we bought some cereal, yoghurt and fresh milk (resort uses UHT which is not our preference) - staff happily brought us bowls. If you are a muesli lover, I recommend taking it from home - Australian brands were available in supermarkets, but were around $14 a package. We ate some meals at the resort but also ate a lot of our meals out as we were out exploring different places. Food and drinks are quite expensive in the resort compared to other places in Bali.
The resort is a little isolated - it is not within walking distance of beach or other restaurants. If you want "buzz", or direct access to the beach, Agata is not the right place for you, but this suited us- when we wanted action, we went out and then happily returned to the peace and safety of Agata. Resort offers a shuttle service to Beach and shops (Bali Collection) several times a day, and when not available, metered taxi is less than $5 Australian dollars. Friendly helpful reception staff always phoned the taxi for us.
Grounds and villa are clean. I did need to wipe over kitchen bench even after housekeeping had visited - I think this is because the living room is open on one side, so it is easy for dust to blow in.
Agata says it is a 5 star resort - it isn't 5 star in the way of a Hilton or a Sheraton, but it is 5 star plus in terms of personalised service, modern villas, and beautiful environment. We can't wait to return in the future.
The resort is very secluded and quiet and has beautiful clean swimming pools. Our villa consisted of an upstairs kitchen, dining and family room with no windows or screenings on one side to create a breezeway effect. This area had two ceiling fans for cooling. Downstairs was a bedroom with shower and toilet and good airconditioning. The unit was very comfortable and I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful particularly the Genera Manager Mr Gigih Gunanto who arranged a one day Safari tour and transport on our behalf. The resort also offers a courtesy bus to and from the Bali Collection Centre which has plenty of shops and restaurants to suit a variety of tastes. If you need to catch a taxi the fare is under $5 AUD. Numerous tours can be arranged through the resort to major attractions.
The restaurant is satisfactory but needs improvement to its dinner menu and high tea which I did not enjoy due to the limited offering. The hotel should also look at providing a kettle for the kitchen.
I recomend this hotel to guests that like a bit of isolation and quiet.
There is a lovely lagoon pool in front of the the villas, some have views across the forest. It is in a quiet location in Nusa Dua but not in walking distance for local shops or beach.
The villa is on two levels, with the main living area upstairs & bedroom, shower & toilet downstairs( there are approx 17 stairs to go from main area to bedroom).The bed was large & comfortable & lovely pillows. The towels supplied were rough & discolored white. The aircon is only in the bedroom & is very noisy. The main area has ceiling fans.
The main area of the Villa had very limited amenities, just a few plates,cutlery & glasses.No toaster, kettle or coffee/tea maker as stated in hotel room amenities.
Supplied are 2 bottles of water per day + a water dispenser that had 19ltrs in so you have plenty of water, that was very good. Also you may have steps from the main area to pool level, we had 9 steps, some had 3 to 4.
The soft furnishings of the curtains,sofa & cushions were dirty.
The food was average & limited. Also standard was varied depending on who was cooking, certainly not 4 star. You could only have cooked breakfast & fruit, there was no yogurt or cereals available. On many occasions the food was cold & had to be sent back.
The shuttle bus was a limited schedule of 3 to 4 times a day that went to Geger Beach or Bali Collection.
The staff were lovely, always helpful & smiling.
The resort is in need of some maintenance & in my opinion does not meet the 4 to 5 star standard that it has.