IJCNLP-AACL 2023 will take place in the Grand Hyatt Bali, located in Nusa Dua, Bali.
Address: Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363 (Phone: +62-361-771234)
Booking: Please use the direct hotel link to book accommodation with the conference special rate (code: G-H469): IDR 1,480,968/night (~USD 97/night) for the standard room. We recommend you not hold off on booking as Bali’s Nusa Dua area has a lot of events taking place the week of the conference.
About Nusa Dua, Bali
Nusa Dua, located just 15 minutes from Bali International Airport, is a popular resort area located on the southern coast of Bali, Indonesia. It’s known for its upscale accommodations, beautiful beaches, and serene atmosphere. Nusa Dua boasts some of Bali’s most pristine and picturesque beaches. The coastline is adorned with soft, white sands and clear turquoise waters.
Bali, the Island of the Gods, also boasts an array of activities to do for visitors of all ages, including Balinese Kecak Dance show at Uluwatu Temple, best outdoor shopping destination at Bali Collection, stylish dining with live performances and Water Rafting at Ubud’s Ayung River.
Information partly from: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/indonesia/grand-hyatt-bali/balgh/area-attractions
Dine & Drink
Lunch and coffee breaks are included in the registration fees and will be served in the venue. In addition, there are many dining options nearby, offering both local and international cuisines.
A dining complex with a series of restaurants, Lounge Bars, and Cafes.
Bebek Bengil is one of the legendary culinary destinations in Bali. Located in Nusa Dua, near Grand Hyatt Bali, Bebek Bengil Nusa Dua boasts beautiful beach views, and its signature crispy duck dish.
Restaurant with a beachside view. Serve Indonesian food, authentic Balinese food, and live Seafood.
Italian restaurant. Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options.
As one of the very few authentic Indian restaurants in Indonesia, The Royal Kitchen serves its signature North Indian dishes and new age cocktails.
Comfort food, modern and inspired wood fired fish, steaks and roasts, expansive international wine list and hand crafted signature cocktails.
Tokyo style fine dining restaurant.
Pizza, Seafood, Asian and Indonesian food
- Warung Nasi Ayam Ibu Oki (map) 18 mins walking
Balinese authentic chicken dishes (ayam betutu) served in a relaxed local eatery.
- Warung Babi Guling Sari Dewi Bp. Dobil (map) 22 mins walking
Balinese authentic suckling pig (babi guling) served with crispy skin, rice, and fiery chillies.
Located at a strategic place and next to Coco Supermarket Shopping Center. Serve foods and drinks with international flavours at domestic prices.
- Mr Bob Bar and Grill Nusadua (Second Outlet) (map) 25 mins walking
Watering hole & cafe known for ribs, grilled chicken & fish in a comfortable setting.
Vegetarian Indian restaurant serving foods from both North and South India regions as well as Nusantara and Indo-Chinese dishes.
The Kebabs & Kurries story began in 2020 when Sattvik by Nature extended its operation to Bali. With authentic Indian cuisine prepared by Indian chefs, serving a good feast of fresh Veg and Non Veg Indian food.
- Balicious (map) 36 mins walking
Late-night haunt serving traditional Indonesian fare and seafood in bright digs with outdoor tables.
N Café Jimbaran provides a wide range of delectable Indonesian and Western cuisine in the bustling centre of the Jimbaran area. Guests can opt for a relaxed dining time with friends and loved ones indoors or just simply chill out under Bali’s sun at the restaurant’s terrace.
Situated at the heart of the Jimbaran bay area, La Brasserie by Melting Wok offers a variety of international delights featuring Asian fusion, French, and selections of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.
Cuca serves-up Tapas, Cocktails and Desserts. Expect inventive comfort food meant for sharing, bursting with tropical flavours, balancing textures, colours and tastes.
Established since 2004, Queen’s Tandoor has been grabbing the attention of Indian cuisine enthusiasts ever since. With four Bali outlets in Seminyak, Kuta, Nusa Dua and Ubud, it’s a must-visit for authentic Indian culinary delights.
Classic Arts and Culture
- Museum Pasifika Nusa Dua Bali (website) (map) 15 mins walking
Museum Pasifika Nusa Dua Bali is a destination that celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Indonesia. The massive museum comprises eight pavilions and 11 exhibition rooms, sprawling across 12,000sq m.
- Kecak and Barong Dance The Nusa Dua (website) (map) 16 mins walking
It is a concept of Balinese Barong and Kecak Dance arts which are packaged in a single performance at Taksu Art Stage on Peninsula Island at Nusa Dua, Bali. The show begins with a Barong performance and then continues with a Kecak Dance performance with stories taken from Ramayana epic. The show is from 6-7pm every Friday.
Covering about 60 hectares of land on the elevated area of Ungasan, GWK Cultural Park is a one-stop destination that offers a variety of F&B outlets, cultural performances, and the most breathtaking of all, the towering Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue – standing tall at 120.9 metres high.
Defined as one of Bali’s most popular cultural attractions, Kecak dance follows the story of the epic tale of Ramayana featuring the haunting chants of kecak. Here at Uluwatu cliff, visitors can witness the ever-famous Kecak dance with a stunning view of the island’s southwestern coast and its beautiful sunset. Kecak dance takes place at the Uluwatu Temple from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM every day.
The Agung Rai Museum of Art – more familiarly known as ARMA – is home to a vast collection of preserved artworks, from paintings and sculptures, to music, dance and other cultural art forms. First opened in 1996 by art connoisseur Agung Rai, the permanent exhibition at ARMA is not to be missed.
Tanah Lot is a rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali. It is home to the ancient Hindu pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot. Tanah Lot means “Land [in the] Sea” in the Balinese language. The temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide.
Watch and interact with Balinese long-tailed monkeys in their sanctuary and natural habitat of Ubud Monkey Forest. Home to more than a thousand monkeys, the famous monkey forest also opens its doors to its three temples that are worth visiting.
Located near the town of Tampaksiring, the Balinese Hindu water temple Pura Tirta Empul is a popular destination, for locals and travellers alike. Many come to Tirta Empul to partake in the traditional purification ritual known as “melukat”, but many others also come to enjoy the sceneries.
Pura Besakih is the largest and one of the most important holy temples in Bali. Its location on the slopes of Bali’s majestic Mount Agung makes it a sought-after travel destination, in addition to its enchanting tiered construction.
This former royal water palace is a popular destination in the eastern part of Bali with its surrounding lagoons and gardens.
Scenic Hindu temple on a lake with gardens, boating & wild animals.
Bali Unique Outdoor Scenes
- Nusa Dua Beach (map) 5 mins walking
White sandy beach just next to the venue with water sports on offer.
Water Blow in Nusa Dua lets you witness the awesome power of nature as large waves from the Indian Ocean constantly crash against the jagged limestone edges on the peninsula’s south-eastern cliff. Here you’ll find 240 degrees of dramatic seascape, with the irregular splashes and sprays simply adding to the fun of it. The so-called ‘water blows’ result from the narrowing crag below the cliff face that channels a massive surge of water up to 30m high from its base following strong currents.
Bustling sandy stretch lined with restaurants & resorts, a well-known spot for surfing & sunsets.
- Sanur beach (map) 40 mins driving
Sanur is a seaside town in the southeast of the island of Bali, in Indonesia. Its long stretch of beach offers shallow waters. Colourful jukung fishing boats rest on the sand, backed by a paved cycling path. The Pura Blanjong temple is built from coral and has inscriptions dating from the 10th century. The leafy main street Jalan Danau Tamblingan is lined with art galleries and restaurants.
- Blue Point Beach (map) 50 mins driving
Originally called Suluban Beach, Blue Point Beach is one of Bali’s most beautiful beaches with turquoise blue water and white sand. Slightly hidden underneath Uluwatu’s dramatic cliffs, Blue Point is popular among surfers and beach hunters.
- Kanto Lampo Waterfall Gianyar (map) 1.5 hours driving
Kanto Lampo Waterfall offers a mesmerising sight to behold, and the destination is relatively easy to reach. Standing 15 metres tall, the tiered waterfall and the surrounding rocks make picturesque shapes, a true idyllic photo-op setting.
Tegallalang is known and loved for the soothing views of rice terraces. Travellers can see how the traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system called “subak” works, or simply just breathe in the fresh air and the serene and scenic views.
Coffee enthusiasts should not miss a visit to Bali Pulina Coffee Plantation. Here you can learn about and take part in luwak coffee production. The plantation is located in the lush Tegallalang district, so in addition to the good coffee, you will also get to bask in the refreshing ambience.
Trunyan or Terunyan is a Balinese village located on the eastern shore of Lake Batur. The village is one of the most notable homes of the Bali Aga people. Trunyan is notable for its peculiar treatment of dead bodies, in which they are placed openly on the ground, simply covered with cloth and bamboo canopies, and left to decompose. The influence of a nearby tree is said to remove the putrid smell of the corpses.
Offering fun for the whole family, Bali Zoo showcases an extensive variety of animals, in addition to the animal-friendly and educational interactive exhibits. Book ahead to make the most of Bali Zoo’s programs and activities.
Water rafting at Ubud’s Ayung River offers a different kind of thrill for adventure seekers to pump some adrenaline with an approximately 10 kilometre route that will take around 1.5 to 2 hours to explore. While crossing through the river, travellers will be greeted by the fresh mountain air and Bali’s lush green rainforest.
- Bali Strawberry Farm and Restaurant (map) 2 hours driving
If you’re looking for something more relaxing in the Bedugul area, head to Bali Strawberry Farm and Restaurant. You can pick your own strawberries to bring home, unwind at the restaurant and enjoy the menu on offer.
Gitgit is one of the most well-known waterfalls in Bali, thanks to its height and breathtaking natural surroundings, including verdant foliage and natural swimming pools that are accessible by a rocky walking trail.
Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is an active volcano located at the centre of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Mount Batur, which last erupted in 2000, is a popular hiking spot. It’s recommended to make the hour-long climb in the early hours so you can reach the peak in time for sunrise.
Lake Batur is a volcanic crater lake in Kintamani, Bali, Bangli Regency of Bali, located about 30 km northeast of Ubud in Bali. The lake is inside of the caldera of an active volcano, Mount Batur, located along the Ring of Fire of volcanic activity.
- Also, a selection of ways to tour Bali from TripAdvisor including touring Ubud, ATV Quad Biking, touring Nusa Penida and snorkelling, snorkelling at blue lagoon beach, Mount Batur Sunrise hiking and natural hot spring visit, and Bali waterfalls tour.
Other beautiful islands near Bali
If you have time to spend before or after the conference, you can also take a trip to beautiful islands near Bali that include:
Lombok is an island east of Bali. It’s known for beaches and surfing spots, particularly at Kuta and Banko Banko. The motor-vehicle-free Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno), off Lombok’s west coast, offer more beaches, reefs for diving and snorkelling, and a sea turtle hatchery.
- Komodo Island
Komodo island is particularly notable as the habitat of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on Earth, which is named after the island. In addition, the island is a popular destination for diving.
- Bali Collection (website) (map) 4 mins walking
Open-air mall with clothing, jewellery & souvenir stores, supermarkets & diverse dining options.
- Uluwatu Handmade Balinese Lace (website) (map) 16 mins walking
Fashion enthusiasts can’t miss an array of stunning and premium linen dresses, clothes and accessories at Uluwatu Handmade Balinese Lace. Each piece is beautifully hand-sewn by the local artisans, offering a unique and authentic design in every collection. In the Nusa Dua area, the store is located inside Bali Collection and is open every day from 11AM to 7PM local time.
- T Galleria By DFS Bali (website) (map) 20 mins driving
T Galleria brings duty-free shopping to another level by offering concierge service, complimentary Wi-Fi, luggage storage, mobile charging stations, and more facilities for your convenience. You can even shop here and pick up the items at Ngurah Rai International Airport.
- Discovery Shopping Mall (map) 25 mins driving
This beachfront shopping mall in Kuta sprawls across 3.8 hectares and is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Bali. Discovery Shopping Mall hosts more than 150 tenants, including two renowned department stores, Centro and Sogo. It also serves as a nice spot to catch the sunset.
- Beachwalk Shopping Center (website) (map) 30 mins driving
Beachwalk Shopping Center is a beautifully designed shopping mall featuring high-end brands. More than just a shopping destination, Beachwalk also carries popular F&B household names, entertainment offers, and more, making it an elaborate lifestyle hub.
The convenient option is to stay at the conference venue, Grand Hyatt Bali. You can also choose other accommodation options. Some nearby hotels and homestays (30 mins walking distance) with at least 4.5 rating on Google are listed below for your convenience.
- Amarterra Villas Resort Bali Nusa Dua (website) (map) 7 mins walking
- Merusaka Nusa Dua (website) (map) 10 mins walking
- Ayodya Resort Bali (website) (map) 13 mins walking
- Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua Resort (website) (map) 13 mins walking
- The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa (website) (map) 16 mins walking
- Melia Bali (website) (map) 17 mins walking
- Bali National Golf Club (website) (map) 17 mins walking
- The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali (website) (map) 17 mins walking
- Menzel Villa Nusa Dua (website) (map) 18 mins walking
- Marriott’s Bali Nusa Dua Gardens (website) (map) 19 mins walking
- Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa (website) (map) 20 mins walking
- Novotel Bali Nusa Dua – Hotel & Residences (website) (map) 20 mins walking
- The Grand Bali Nusa Dua (website) (map) 21 mins walking
- Bali Nusa Dua Hotel (website) (map) 22 mins walking
- Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali (website) (map) 21 mins walking
- The St. Regis Bali Resort (website) (map) 28 mins walking
- Nusa Dua Moon Hotel (website) (map) 30 mins walking
- Allia Residence (website) (map) 30 mins walking
- The Maj Nusa Dua (map) 13 mins walking
- Kubu Dimel Homestay (website) (map) 20 mins walking
- Ayu Homestay Nusa (map) 28 mins walking
- Bali Sunshine Inn by Udupi (map) 30 mins walking
- Jepun Bali Homestay (website) (map) 30 mins walking