Tropical Kuta is calling! Discover its beaches, surfing, sunsets, and more.

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.

Known for

Shopping, Beaches and Surfing

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Where to stay in Kuta

Kartika Plaza
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Kartika Plaza

Surfing, Tropical, Waterparks

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

Raya Kuta
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Raya Kuta

Friendly People, Beaches, Budget

Beaches, shopping, and restaurants are some highlights of Raya Kuta. You might stop by Beachwalk Shopping Center or Kuta Beach while you're in the area.

Top Hotels in Kuta

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite
4 out of 5
Jalan Kartika Plaza No. 127, Tuban, Kuta, Bali
NT$1,757
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
4.4/5Excellent! (1,543 reviews)

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,543 reviews)

"We stayed here as our entry night to Bali vacation because of a night flight arrival. We had good night sleep, large comfy bed. Very good shower area with rain shower. Clean street spa next door for a late night foot massage. Nice pool atmosphere in the morning with good enough breakfast options. ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/16

The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite
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White Rose Kuta Resort, Villas & Spa
4 out of 5
Jl. Legian No. 76A, Kuta, Bali
NT$1,329
per night
Sep 21 - Sep 22
4.1/5Very Good! (1,429 reviews)

This family-friendly Kuta hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Kuta Beach and Beachwalk Shopping Center. Kuta Square and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,429 reviews)

"Nice hotel right in the centre if everything, but set down a quiet road so no noise pollution and a great place to relax. Staff were very nice, always willing to help and our room was cleaned to a very high standard. WiFi was amazing, without a doubt the best I have ever experienced in a hotel, never ..."…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/11

White Rose Kuta Resort, Villas & Spa
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Grand Inna Kuta
4 out of 5
Jl Pantai Kuta No 1 Kuta, Br. Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali
NT$1,875
per night
Oct 11 - Oct 12
4/5Very Good! (1,141 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kuta hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Poppies Lane II, Kuta Beach, and Kuta Square. Waterbom Bali and Beachwalk Shopping ...

4/5Very Good! (1,141 reviews)

"The place is great, friendly staff, clean rooms great pools and breakfast is awesome."…"

Reviewed on 2019/9/3

Grand Inna Kuta

Popular things to do in Kuta

Kuta Beach
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Kuta Beach

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.

Bali Bombing Memorial
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Bali Bombing Memorial

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

Segara Beach
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Segara Beach

Join the surfers, stay at a luxury hotel and enjoy the seafood in the many restaurants near this scenic beach.