Being one of the world’s most sought after tropical holiday destinations, Bali welcomes millions of foreign tourists every year. To accommodate them and to attract even more, developments of holiday facilities are continuously taking place at an amazing pace, from hotels to restaurants, from roads to marina.
Tourism concentration spots have been continuously extended. Kuta as one of the oldest holiday enclave has been extended to both directions, up north to Legian, Seminyak, Canggu, even Tanah Lot, and down to the south including Jimbaran, Bukit, Dreamland, and Uluwatu. Initially dedicated for premium hotel developments, Nusa Dua has been unofficially extended as well.
These days tourism in the greater south of Bali is no longer concentrated in certain spots, it is now spanning along the south-west coastline from Tanah Lot to Nusa Dua. Along with Kuta, the island has Sanur on the other side of the greater south. Whilst it started its popularity at roughly the same era, Sanur grows in a completely different style, peaceful and exclusive. But just like Kuta, it has also extending continuously.
To the south, development of a world-class marina is on going. As the government is planning to build a bridge connecting Serangan Island on Sanur’s southern end to Tanjung Benoa, Sanur and Nusa Dua will be virtually borderless. Though in a rather slower pace, to the north developments are continuously extending to Padang Galak, Saba, Ketewel, Padang Bai, and Candidasa. A construction of a world-class tourist harbor dedicated for cruise ships has been started at Tanah Ampo, somewhere close to Candidasa.
In the near future we will be seeing south-west pattern replicated on the south-east coast, between Nusa Dua and Candidasa. When it comes, the approximately 50-miles span of coastline on the southern part of Bali, from Tanah Lot to Candidasa will become one large holiday enclave, possibly the largest on earth.