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Kuta
Travel Guide

Jimbaran Beach which includes food and a sunset

With beaches, amusement parks, nightlife and traditional Balinese culture and architecture, this city is one of the most popular island attractions in Indonesia.

Kuta is a tourist-friendly city near the southernmost point of Bali. The Balinese often call it “downtown,” because this is one of the busiest hubs on the island. The once sleepy fishing village, and former Dutch colony, turned into a vacationers’ dream when international investors discovered it in the 20th century. The beaches are the highlight in Kuta, but there is plenty of retail and culture to be found too.

For surfing and sunbathing, visit Kuta Beach, which has safe swimming between the flags and is great for sunsets too. Also popular are Legian Beach and Tuban Beach. Rent snorkel or dive gear to explore the reefs, or hop on a glass bottom boat to stay dry while seeing tropical fish around Turtle Island.

Kuta Square has cheap shopping and is surrounded by religious monuments and traditional Balinese buildings. Even though you can get American-style fast food here, the delicious Indonesian rice dishes and snacks are too good to resist.

Take the kids to the various theme parks, such as Waterbom Bali, or stop in for a one-hour comedy and illusion show about Balinese culture at the Kuta Theater.

The Bali Bombing Memorial is a grim reminder of the terrorist attacks on tourists bars, but more than a decade later Kuta has moved on and the nightlife is as good as ever. Crimes are frequent though, so watch your belongings and drinks. You may get offers for drugs, but those are strictly prohibited. Despite this, Kuta is a friendly place and most people have a hassle-free vacation.

An international airport is just a 15-minute drive from Kuta. Walking or “bemo” taxis are the best ways to get around town. If you rent a bike or scooter wear protective gear, because accidents are common.

In lively Kuta, traditional and modern attractions provide a nice break after a morning on the beach and many people return here year after year to enjoy a relaxing vacation surrounded by comfort.

Where to stay in Kuta

Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
5 out of 5
Jalan Pantai Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali
The price is NT$1,520 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 7
This family-friendly Kuta hotel is located by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of Kuta Beach and Kuta Square. Tuban Beach and Legian Beach are also within 2 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (992 reviews)
Great family hotel, Great staff okay.. food & room
"Awesome family hotel. Nice facilities - pool, gym, kids club. Okay, food. The room is clean, comfortable but lacks design. Looks like all the furniture is from Ikea. This hotel is in Bali and bail has the best furniture makers. It seems easy to make the rooms unique by adding Indonesian and Balinese ..."

Reviewed on 2021/1/7

Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Golden Tulip Jineng Resort Bali
Golden Tulip Jineng Resort Bali
4 out of 5
Jl Sunset Road 98, Kuta
The price is NT$471 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Sunset Road, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Siloam Hospitals, Dewa Ruci Roundabout, and Mall Bali Galeria. Honorary Consulate of the Netherlands ...
3.9/5Very Good! (42 reviews)
value for money
"Golden Tulip Jineng have a large room, with a good strategic location and value for money"

Reviewed on 2020/12/15

Golden Tulip Jineng Resort Bali
Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
Jalan Wana Segara 33, Tuban, Kuta, Bali
The price is NT$902 per night from May 28 to May 28
Located in Kartika Plaza, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Segara Beach and Tuban Beach. Kuta Beach and ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (379 reviews)
"In a great location. Right on the beach. Close to airport and Kuta."

Reviewed on 2020/2/22

Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Kuta Townhouse Apartments
Kuta Townhouse Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Poppies Lane 1, Agung Art Market, Kuta, Bali
This family-friendly Kuta aparthotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Poppies Lane II and Bali Bombing Memorial. Kuta Beach and Beachwalk ...
4.1/5Very Good! (382 reviews)
"It was nice ,but service at front desk took for ever"

Reviewed on 2020/2/24

Kuta Townhouse Apartments
Villa at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Villa at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
4 out of 5
Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta Beach, Kuta, Badung
The price is NT$22,782 per night from Jun 15 to Jun 15
Nestled on the beach, this Kartika Plaza villa is within a 5-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Bali. Kuta Beach and Tuban Beach are also within ...
3/5 (1 review)
"At the beginning of my arrival they told me that there was no booking until I showed them via email from your site. They then gave me a different villa than the pictures in the booking. I had no other choice because I could not cancel the reservation because of the terms of cancellation and wasting ..."

Reviewed on 2019/3/24

Villa at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Villa Tropicana
Villa Tropicana
3 out of 5
Gg. Soka, Kuta, Bali
This family-friendly Kuta villa is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Kuta Galeria Shopping Arcade, Beachwalk Shopping Center, and Bali Bombing Memorial. ...
Villa Tropicana
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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