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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

Segara Beach which includes tropical scenes, a sandy beach and boating

Kartika Plaza

4/5Very Good!(277 area reviews)

The stunning beaches and beautiful gardens are just a few highlights of Kartika Plaza. Make a stop by Waterbom Bali or Kuta Beach while you're exploring the area.

Kartika Plaza
Poppies lane 2 

Downtown Kuta

4/5Very Good!(220 area reviews)

Downtown Kuta is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like Beachwalk Shopping Center and Kuta Beach, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Kuta.

Downtown Kuta
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Dewi Sri

4/5Very Good!(17 area reviews)

Travelers come to Dewi Sri for its beaches, and you can see top attractions like 3D Trick Art Museum DMZ and Kuta Galeria Shopping Arcade while you're in town.

Dewi Sri
Kuta featuring a luxury hotel or resort and a sandy beach

Raya Kuta

4/5Very Good!(45 area reviews)

Get to know Raya Kuta by checking out its beaches, shopping, and restaurants. Consider a visit to nearby sights like Beachwalk Shopping Center or Kuta Beach during your time in the area.

Raya Kuta

Top Hotels in Kuta

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Stones - Legian, Bali - Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
The Stones - Legian, Bali - Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
5 out of 5
Jl. Raya Pantai Kuta, Banjar Legian Kelod, Kuta, Bali
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6

This family-friendly Kuta hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Beachwalk Shopping Center and Kuta Beach. Legian Beach and Bali Bombing ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,279 reviews)

"Everything about how clean the pool was and the room, friendly staff especially the pool bar staff were wonderful. Would definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/19

The Stones - Legian, Bali - Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel Bali - Managed By AccorHotels
The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel Bali - Managed By AccorHotels
4 out of 5
Jl. Pantai Kuta, Br. Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali
per night
Apr 4 - Apr 5

Located in Downtown Kuta, this beach resort is within a 10-minute walk of Kuta Beach, Beachwalk Shopping Center, and Kuta Square. Waterbom Bali and Bali Bombing ...

4.2/5Excellent! (884 reviews)

"best hotel i have ever been to staff are so polite and lovely they will do whatever they can for you, the hotel is literally 1 minute walk to the beach. the location of the hotel is perfect it is in the middle of everything pizza hut, starbucks, mcdonalds 2 minute walk and other restaurants are max ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/20

The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel Bali - Managed By AccorHotels
The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite
The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite
4 out of 5
Jalan Kartika Plaza No. 127, Tuban, Kuta, Bali
per night
May 3 - May 4

Located in Kartika Plaza, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Bali. Kuta Beach and Beachwalk Shopping Center are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,625 reviews)

"Very nice hotel in the middle of Kuta and close to all the various amenities like restaurants, mall, etc. The breakfast was good."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/11

The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite

Popular things to do in Kuta

Kuta Beach
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Kuta Beach

4/5(712 reviews)

Head to Bali’s most popular beach to surf, snorkel or socialize, and enjoy the spectacular sunset that has captured the hearts of so many.

Beachwalk Shopping Center
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Beachwalk Shopping Center

4/5(200 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs with a trip to Beachwalk Shopping Center, a popular shopping spot in Kuta. Wander the beautiful beaches or discover the area's beautiful sunsets.

Kuta Square
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Kuta Square

4/5(149 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Kuta Square, a favorite shopping spot in Kuta. Discover the area's beautiful sunsets and top-notch restaurants.

Tuban Beach
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Tuban Beach

4/5(58 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Tuban Beach, a popular beach in Kuta. Stroll along the seaside or seek out the surfing spots.

Bali Bombing Memorial
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Bali Bombing Memorial

4/5(7 reviews)

Attend this solemn and graceful reminder of the three-bomb attack that left hundreds from across the globe dead and injured.

Poppies Lane II
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Poppies Lane II

5/5(4 reviews)

During your visit to Kuta, you can enjoy retail therapy at Poppies Lane II. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches, or simply savor its top-notch restaurants.

Reviews of Kuta


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4 - Good
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

Kuta is a great place to visit when in Bali, everything is in walking distance and convenient. Kuta really caters to tourism you can find just about anything you want there. That being said, the prices there reflect that as well $$$

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 24, 2020

Very nice to have rest and holiday here :)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 21, 2020

Beach Shopping Eateries

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 7, 2020

Very heavy trafic beaches in poor condition not to clean but they had a very nice pool.

4/5 - Good


Dec 24, 2019

While Bali isn't as developed as one would think, it offers luxury and beautiful cultural experiences at affordable prices. When we had to change hotels, the beautiful and clean hotel that we went to was only $145 USD for 2 nights and 3 days!

4/5 - Good


Nov 30, 2019

Very close to airport. Lots of shopping dining options. Many clubs and beach nearby