This 400-hectare resort complex rises between central Bukit Peninsula and the coast. The land is arid but that hasn't stopped developers from building a huge hotel, condos, houses and a water-hungry 18-hole golf course. Follow the grand boulevards and you can see a lot of tank trucks hauling water in from Bali's central mountains.
The centrepiece of the development is a privatised beach, a one-time surfer hang-out called Dreamland (the surf break of the same name is off-shore). It's now been saddled with the moniker 'New Kuta Beach', which to some is sort of like calling your boat the 'New Titanic'. It is overlooked by a gaudy and pricey club.