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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!(279 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
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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
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
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
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
5 out of 5
Jl Kartika Plaza, PO. Box 1012, South Kuta, Kuta, Bali
The price is NT$1,272 per night

Located in Kartika Plaza, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Bali. Kuta Beach and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (942 reviews)

"Excellent doesn't even begin to describe our stay, the room, staff, food, gardens, pool everything just incredible, we felt like royalty, the breakfast out of this world absolutely amazing, the staff were always super friendly, acknowledging us every time one saw us, beds and pillows super comfortable, ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/15

Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Wyndham Garden Kuta Beach, Bali
Wyndham Garden Kuta Beach, Bali
4 out of 5
JL Pantai Kuta No 99X, Kuta, Bali
The price is NT$1,332 per night

Located in Downtown Kuta, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kuta Beach, Beachwalk Shopping Center, and Poppies Lane II. Legian Beach and Bali Bombing ...

3.6/5Good! (291 reviews)

"The staff and level of service at Wyndham Garden Kuta Beach is exceptional. The hotel is a prime Oceanside property, and the patio/bar is excellent"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/16

Wyndham Garden Kuta Beach, Bali
Bintang Bali Resort
Bintang Bali Resort
4.5 out of 5
JL Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Bali

Nestled on the beach, this Kartika Plaza hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lippo Mall, Waterbom Bali, and Discovery Shopping Mall. Kuta Beach and Tuban Beach ...

4.1/5Very Good! (369 reviews)

"Staff very friendly combined bath & shower not good but overall happy to stay there again"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/15

Bintang Bali Resort

Popular places to visit in Kuta

Kuta Beach
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Kuta Beach

4/5(716 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(201 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.

Poppies Lane II
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Poppies Lane II

5/5(4 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir when you visit Poppies Lane II, a favorite shopping spot in Kuta. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches, or simply savor its top-notch restaurants.

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.

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.

Reviews of Kuta


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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

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Double Six Beach showing tropical scenes and a beach


Legian featuring a luxury hotel or resort and a sandy beach