Bali, Indonesia

Nusa Dua Running Options

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Nusa Dua, located on Bali’s east coast, is home to several high-end resorts, excellent shopping, a Convention Center, and the Bali National Golf Club. The highlight for running is along Nusa Dua Beach, but the area also has several pleasant roads around the resorts with good sidewalks/pathways. Our recommendations for running in Nusa Dua:

Beach/Path Run. There is a path along the water, from the Club Med in the north to the St. Regis in the south. Overall, including a loop around the peninsula/Waterblow, it’s an ~ 8-9 km (~5 mile) run. Note: the path surface is hard — mostly brick with a bit of stone and concrete.  The beach itself tends to be softer sand, but can be runnable closer to the water and at low tide. There are some rocky obstacles as well. Bali Runners has put together a nice map of the route. Do it at sunrise — it’s pretty cool when you see the sun rising and catch the waterblow in the distance!!

Road Run. There are decent sidewalks and paths along many of the roads surrounding the resorts. We’ve created a 7k loop of some of the best roads — all have good paths, and are pleasantly green or shaded. The good roads go as far north as the Benoa Amusement Park. Head south to the rotary (Convention Ctr., Westin), west along Jl. Nusa Dua for 1/2 km and then double back, then south past the Pacifica Museum. Do a loop around the Waterblow, and then come back along the Jl. Pantai Mengiat, turning RIGHT and returning north along the Jl. Kw. Nusa Dua Resort road.

 

Essentials
  • Beach Run: 8 km (5 miles); Road Run: 7 km (4.3 miles)
  • Fairly flat
  • Depends on route chosen