Kuta beach

Attraction Jalan Raya Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia Published on: 09-02-2016

2 hours
04:00 PM
06:00 PM
First-time visit
Must see
0.00 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Kuta Beach Bali, located south of the island of the gods. One of the interesting places in Bali is the main purpose of tourists visiting the island.

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Why Kuta beach is special ?

Kuta Beach is located on the western side of the island's narrow isthmus and is considered Bali's most famous beach resort destination. Kuta Beach is also minutes away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Tuban. The nearby resorts of Tuban, Legian and Seminyak are all within close walking distance.

Once a simple, rustic and quiet fishing village, Kuta Beach has witnessed a transformation over the past years due to the rise of various accommodations, dining and shopping options. The rapid growth owes much to visitors, beachcombers and art lovers from nearby Australia. Expatriates also helped pioneer surfing in Kuta, as well.

Although a rather frenzied traffic scene has become commonplace here, Kuta Beach continues to attract thousands of visitors every year with its unique charm. During the peak season from July to August and the holiday season for Christmas and New Year, Kuta Beach is regularly fully-booked by travellers looking forward to a pleasant and affordable Bali escape.

Source: http://www.bali-indonesia.com

What to explore at Kuta beach?

Surf! If you don't know how, you can learn to surf in Kuta beach where condition is ideal for beginners.

Take in a traditional Indonesian play at Kuta Theater. This cultural show is fun, educational, and entertaining.

There's plenty of food, drink, and stalls selling everything. Make sure to haggle while shopping!

At a spot in front of Kuta Paradiso Hotel, there is a giant slingshot that can catapult you 52 metres in the air. The forked Y-shaped frame has two rubber strips attached to the uprights, leading back to a pocket for holding two safely designed seats. Open every day 11:00 – late.

Kite flying is an idea for a safe, fun activity on the beach with your family. You can easily find a line up of small shops and vendors selling traditional Balinese kites ranging from small to giant size, the prices vary according to size and the material.

Women offer traditional Indonesian massage on the beach, others are seen plaiting hair.

Then as darkness falls, Kuta’s nightlife starts to throb with loud music from bars and restaurants, while shops stay open till late at night

Selling points

  • Great for sunbathing, swimming
  • Nice beach with good eating options
  • Perfect place to enjoy sunrise n sunset
  • Great view of the ocean
  • Good place for an early morning walk
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Jalan Raya Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia

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  • There are some local people who will provide massage services to you while resting. Go early during peak season so that you can get the best spots and beach chairs.
  • Traffic in Bali is pretty hectic at most places so a local guide will know how to swerve around traffic and take shortcuts.
  • There are many souvenir shops along Kuta that offering you many kind of Balinese souvenir, starting from clothes, paintings, handicrafts, wooden crafts, etc.
  • Watch the Money Changers you can get better exchange rates from the small shops money changers but beware - many tourists have had their money changed and yet when they recount their monies after leaving the shop, they somehow find they have been shortchanged
  • There are lots of beach activities to do at Kuta beach such as beach volleyball, beach soccer, freesbee, sand-castle building, kite flying etc.
  • Kuta beach can be very crowded with tourists and locals especially during the weekends. Be careful of your belongings and it may be hard to find a shady spot during this time.
  • The various traditional monuments at Kuta can be very eerie at night, especially those mythical stone carvings with lights shining on them. Do take note if you are out at night.
  • Kuta Beach is more appropiate for surfing rather than swimming as the waves in kuta beach are large and with riptides present.
  • Besides doing the traditional surfing, you can just hang around and get a tan or a henna tattoo at the beach.
  • Watch out for the flags and respect the warnings - it is not prohibited to svim outside this kind of warnings, this means that you are to far away from the lifeguards and you could easily get flushed away. Stay at restricted areas if you dont surf.
  • It doesn't matter how small your bag is, lock it if you're going to check it in. They will open your bags and search through them if you don't lock them.
  • In March the winds and tides bring in so much rubbish that everyone just carelessly throws about that it is impossible to go for a swim without endangering your health
  • Popular night spots on Kuta include the Hard Rock Café, De Ja Vu, the Bali Globe, Paddy’s Café and many more.
  • Though kuta is a hectic town, there is a Old Chinese Buddhist Temple named Vihara Dharmayana Kuta located only a kilometre east from Kuta’s main coastal strip.
  • In some areas of Kuta Beach, it can really be crowded with lots of locals and tourists, so you have to really find a good spot for you to stay.
  • Along Kuta Beach in the Area near the Grand Inna Kuta Hotel is a large concrete Sea Turtle Statue and you can visit this statue as there are no admission charges.
  • Beware of touts in Kuta Beach, they will force you to buy their stuff
  • Keep your eyes on the road and alleys of kuta area. Unlike the rest of bali, they are narrow but still the motorcycles and the taxis and the small tour vans keep popping up and weaving left and right and if you are not careful in walking, you might get bumped by them.
  • Although the streets and lanes are usually quite safe, beware of robbers
  • The surf can be very dangerous, with a strong current on some tides.
  • Sunset watching while having a beer with locals is simply the best!


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Kuta is located in the southern island of Bali, is one of the forerunner to the development of tourism in Bali. This place was once a fishing village with a growing tourism in Bali and Indonesia and B

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Love Kuta Beach, always so much happening there. It's ace to sit back and relax, drinking some Bintangs or White Water (Smirnoff Ice), watching the world go by. If you are after peace and quiet, do not go to Kuta Beach, you are constantly being approached by the locals trying to sell their wares. I love it. Blues Bar which is opposite the end of Poppies II is a must. Blue is great, and so is his mate/helper Christian. We were fortunate to participate in the release of 300 baby Turtles, this was definitely a highlight. Magnificent sunsets too!!! :D

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