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Kuta
Travel Guide

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

Top Hotels in Kuta

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
The price is NT$963 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

This family-friendly Kuta hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Kuta Beach and Legian Beach. Double Six Beach and Eat Street are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

"The Stones is in a great spot - close enough to walk everywhere. The pool is amazing but I did notice some of the pool lounges need to be replaced - some have been but not all. The spa pool was awful - stunk of dead water. The grounds were clean and gardens neat. I found the pool bar staff on day ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/28

The Stones - Legian, Bali - Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
Bali Garden Beach Resort
Bali Garden Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Bali
The price is NT$969 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in Kartika Plaza, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Kuta Beach and Beachwalk Shopping Center. Legian Beach and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"It is in a perfect location, all of the staff are truly amazing and make you feel so welcome."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/23

Bali Garden Beach Resort
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
5 out of 5
Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali
The price is NT$1,848 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Downtown Kuta, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping center, just steps from Kuta Beach and Beachwalk Shopping Center. Poppies Lane II ...

4.4/5Excellent! (850 reviews)

"Centrally located. Close to shopping center : Beach walk mall. Great staff."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/6

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
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.

Vacation Rentals in Kuta

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! (383 reviews)

"It was nice ,but service at front desk took for ever"…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/24

Kuta Townhouse Apartments
Coast Boutique Apartments
Coast Boutique Apartments
3 out of 5
Jl. Pantai Kuta Gang, Wina, Kuta, Bali
The price is NT$1,300 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Downtown Kuta, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kuta Beach and Poppies Lane II. Beachwalk Shopping Center and Kuta Square are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (56 reviews)

"Property location is great. Close to the beach, the beach walk mall, and a lot of local shops and restaurants. Breakfast was very good as well. Hotel itself is a bit older than appears in the photos. Bathrooms could use either a very good scrub or a reno."…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/20

Coast Boutique Apartments
Kuta Holiday Villas
Kuta Holiday Villas
4 out of 5
Kubu Anyar, Kuta, Bali
The price is NT$3,536 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Kartika Plaza, this beach villa is within a 10-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Bali. Kuta Beach and Tuban Beach are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (22 reviews)

"The property was in a good location. The staff were great. Lots of room"…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/8

Kuta Holiday Villas
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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