The past two weeks have wrecked havoc on the holiday plans of travellers to Bali because of the volcanic eruption. If you’re going to Bali now, check into The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali that ticks all the right boxes when it comes to curating memorable experiences for guests. By Syeda Farida

With an extended weekend during Christmas and New Year, it is time for a quick vacay in the land of sun, sand, and sea. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is offering a dream holiday for those headed to the party city. Located in southern Bali, Nusa Dua peninsula is known for its traditional markets, golf courses, and serene beaches which offers a plethora of water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving.


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The luxury resort has come up with a host of interesting activities to keep their guests stay put at the resort during the long Christmas and New Year weekends. These include live bands, a culinary tour of world cuisines, magic shows for children, rejuvenating spa experiences, and much more.


The celebrations begin on the Christmas Eve with a cocktail party at the Lobby Bar & Lounge, followed by a robust dinner at the poolside with live music by an Indonesian band. The children, meanwhile, can look forward to a visit from Uncle Santa with their bag of goodies.


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Make your Christmas morning special with a sumptuous breakfast at the resort’s Hamabe Japanese restaurant. You can also have the best of pizzas and pastas at the Italian restaurant, Prego. During the day, go for a rejuvenating spa at the outdoor Spa Bale or spend time in the poolside cabanas. The resort has organised a marquee Christmas dinner for its guests on the beach. Dress up in your tuxedo and gown for a four-course Starlight Dinner and relish Balinese food with stunning views of the Indian Ocean.


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There is more in store for the New Year’s eve. An ‘All Around the World Buffet’ served at the Lobby, Seasonal Tastes, and Velada Tapas Bar & Kitchen, island-fresh sea food and gourmet fare at Ikan, and a delectable buffet spread at Prego will ensure you get charged for the big New Year bash at the Beach Lounge. Usher in 2018 while dancing on the white sand to music belted out by the DJ as you watch fireworks light up the night sky.


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Before you pack your bags, indulge in luxury wellness treatments at the Westin Heavenly Spa, popular for its Balinese massage, hydro jet pools, and therapeutic Himalayan salt wall sauna. If you believe in retail therapy, head to the resort’s shopping arcade, where you will find the perfect take-aways from this pretty island.


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