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Why Kuta Square is special ?
The Matahari Kuta Square department store, boasting a hypermarket and fashion stores within, shares the same locality with an assortment of surf wear retail outlets, franchise restaurants, ice cream and fresh juice parlours, and local jewellers on both sides of the avenue.
Kuta Square starts at the Kuta Art Market, straight ahead north from Jalan Kartika Plaza and is a right turn from the one-way Jalan Bakung Sari. Those coming in from Legian and heading south towards Kartika Plaza also go through Kuta Square. This two-way option between Legian and Kuta makes it a strategic and often navigated route, thus the intermittently busy traffic.
What to explore at Kuta Square?
The Matahari Kuta Square shopping mall on the eastern side of the avenue is the largest building in the vicinity. On the western side, the Inna Kuta Beach Hotel divides Kuta Square and Kuta Beach. The mall features two entrances with the main entry on Kuta Square and a drive-up entrance from Jalan Kartika Plaza.
The Matahari department provides a lot of variety on its four floors, including a food court on the fourth. Here, you’ll find groceries, necessities, snacks, souvenirs, and fashion items as well.
Step outside to hunt for the famous name brands. Designer items such as Armani, Gucci, Versace and Donna Karan New York highlight the street sides with posters and mannequins in glass displays. Local quality brands such as Animale, Milo’s and Body & Soul can also be found here. Local jewellers such as Suarti and high-end batik outlets also offer unique items to visitors.
Most of the surfing and sport brands line the western side of Kuta Square, with big names like Dreamland Surf, Kuta Lines, Quiksilver, Volcom Stone, Nike, Adidas, Rip Curl and Billabong being the most prevalent. Restaurants line the eastern side, with the likes of Kentucky Fried Chicken, MacDonald’s, Haagen-Dazs and others adding to the variety of choices.
How to get to Kuta Square?
Where Jalan Bakung Sari and Jalan Kartika Plaza streets meet.
- Shoppers paradise
- A combination of traditional market and modern market
- Small street full of fashion store
- Well located and unique place
- Standard mall setting
Jalan Bakung Sari no. 1, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Tips for you
If you cant bear the crowds, the heat and the haggling at the markets or boutique shops, then definitely head for matahari departmental store in kuta square. It is good for souvernier shopping as well as getting your daily necessities. Not so good if you are looking for designer clothing, but then again who gies all the way to Bali to buy Prada?There's a wide range of Indonesian craft to take home - batik sarongs, batik shirts & blouses, fridge magnets, t shirts, household knick knacks, hard rock cafe souveniers (!!!), aromatherapy packs etc etc. You will probably pay less at the markets (if you are good at haggling!) but at least you know you have not been ripped off at Matahari. And you have the comfort of airconditioning.For food, there are all the usual fast food restaurants - McDs, KFC, Burger King, A&W
Only a few minutes walk from Kuta Centre and Kuta Square. If you need to go to Kuta Beach.. You can always walk to the Discovery