The Nusa Dua Seaweed Farmers
Seaweed farming has long been a source of income to the communities around what we now call Nusa Dua. At the beginning of Nusa Dua's building boom in the 1980s, Suharto's regime decided there was a better use of the land than seaweed farming, and many of the traditional farmers had to leave. Fortunately, the memula bulung (seaweed farmers) have returned to their rightful land and continue their tradition of farming and way of life. Farmers plant and harvest along Geger Beach. The best time to catch them is at sunrise and they usually plant 1 or 2 days before the full moon. At planting time they carry their boats into the water with huge stacks of seaweed cultivated from deeper water. Indonesia is the second biggest seaweed-producing country in the world and supplies about one-fourth of the world's demand for seaweed. What you witness being harvested in Nusa Dua may end up in your cosmetics, medicine, or food stabilizers, but is rarely used with your sushi.
Balinese Dance Performances on the Bukit Peninsula
Below is a list of Balinese dance performances you can attend while staying on the Bukit peninsula. Most are in Nusa Dua and all (except at the temple) include a Balinese buffet. Schedules are always subject to change so call ahead or ask your hotel or villa concierge about the latest schedule.
Performance Days Time Cost (Rp)
Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua
Barong Mon 8pm 100,000 -- 388,000
Ramayana Tues 8pm 100,000 -- 388,000
Kecak Wed & Sat 8pm 100,000 -- 388,000
Legong Thurs 8pm 100,000 -- 388,000
Jegog Fri 8pm 100,000 -- 388,000
Balinese Dance Parade Sun 8pm 100,000 -- 388,000
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel
Ramayana Tues 8pm 325,000
Legong Fri 8pm 325,000
Pura Luhur Uluwatu
Kecak Daily 6pm 55,000 (no dinner)
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.