Where to Stay in Nusa Dua
We went away the night after our wedding and flew 23 hours in business class, all paid for by points on our Chase Sapphire credit card (which I highly recommend opening before your big day for this reason!). After all of that travel plus the wedding weekend, we just wanted to rest and lay on a beach. So we booked our first three nights at The Mulia Bali, a huge resort on the beach that's only about 20 minutes from the one airport in Bali (FYI: you get everywhere in Bali by car, and drivers are pretty inexpensive — we're talking about $40 for the entire day!).
Staying at The Mulia made life easy for us since there were so options for us to keep busy without feeling claustrophobic. The resort has six restaurants, four bars (even a nightclub!), six pools, a giant wellness center and spa, and a gym (where I got a private one-hour trainer for the same price as a SoulCycle class). Basically: we knew we wouldn't have to leave for a few days — and we didn't!