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KutaIndonesia

This popular tourist resort is known forits nightlife, beaches and theme parks with plenty of traditional Balineseculture and a relaxed island vibe.

Tourists flock to Kuta for its idyllic beaches, but the once-sleepy fishing village also offers shopping and culture in abundance. The busy city, often referred to as “downtown” by locals, lies in southern Bali. You’ll still find elements of Dutch culture from its time as a colony of the Netherlands, but the most notable influence on Kuta is the recent international investors who turned the resort into a thriving tourist attraction.

Kuta Beach is the most popular beach on the island and its sunsets are hard to beat. Come to soak up the sun and ride the waves on a surfboard. Other areas great for watersports are Tugan Beach and Legian Beach. Hire snorkels or sign up for a dive tour. The beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish, especially around Turtle Island, can also be explored in a glass-bottom boat.

Go to Kuta Square to buy cheap souvenirs and quick meals. Avoid American-style fast food outlets and try Balinese street food, such as rice cakes. The streets around the square offer traditional buildings and religious monuments worth exploring.

Families with children should check out the Kuta Theater, which shows a nightly one-hour comedy and cultural show. Visit theme parks such as Waterbom Bali, within walking distance of Kuta Square.

Many Australians were killed or injured in the terrorist attacks on bars in Kuta more than a decade ago and the tragic events are remembered at the Bali Bombing Memorial. The city has moved on, and the nightlife is still a huge drawcard for many tourists who come to party. Keep your belongings safe and watch your drinks, because crime in nightclubs is common if tourists aren’t careful. Also note that there are heavy penalties for drug use.

Fly into the international airport 15 minutes from Kuta. Once in the city you can safely walk or take taxis called “bemos”. Bike and scooter accidents are common among tourists so wear helmets and drive with caution.

Kuta is a lively and overall friendly place. Many visitors who come here end up frequenting the city year after year thanks to its pristine beaches, Balinese culture and comfortable modern amenities.

Top hotels in Kuta

Grand Inna Kuta
Grand Inna Kuta
4 out of 5
Jl Pantai Kuta No 1 Kuta, Br. Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$50 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.

Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kuta hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kuta Beach, Waterbom Bali and Beachwalk Shopping Center. Legian Beach and Double ...

4/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"Great location Spa is very reasonably priced for a big hotel Enjoyed multiple stays here"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Grand Inna 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 AU$51 per night from 5 Feb. to 6 Feb.

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! (998 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 28 Mar. 2020

The Stones - Legian, Bali - Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali
The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali
5 out of 5
Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kuta, Bali
The price is AU$113 per night from 12 Feb. to 13 Feb.

Located in Kartika Plaza, this beachfront hotel is in a shopping district and within a 10-minute walk of Lippo Mall, Waterbom Bali and Tuban Beach. Kuta Beach ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (966 reviews)

"Good service... close to everywhere. Friendly staff and polite."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2020

The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali
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.

Holiday Rentals in Kuta

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 AU$1,288 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.

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 24 Mar. 2019

Villa at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Kuta Holiday Villas
Kuta Holiday Villas
4 out of 5
Kubu Anyar, Kuta, Bali
The price is AU$202 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.

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 8 Nov. 2019

Kuta Holiday Villas
Segara Villas
Segara Villas
3 out of 5
Jl. Wana Segara, Kuta, Bali
The price is AU$37 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.

Located in Kartika Plaza, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Segara Beach and Tuban Beach. Waterbom Bali and Kuta Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Segara 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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Reviews of Kuta

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
449
5 - Excellent 30.795610425240056%
4 - Good
750
4 - Good 51.440329218106996%
3 - Okay
220
3 - Okay 15.089163237311386%
2 - Disappointing
24
2 - Disappointing 1.646090534979424%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.02880658436214%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Mar. 2020

This was nice as it was quiet, I don’t think I would like to be here when it’s crazy busy, overall was nice.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Mar. 2020

Shop around if you stay at Puri Dibia you won't be disappointed with the surroundings you have nice eating areas close but they also have restaurant thats open till 7am - 3pm daily basic but good french fries, spring rolls ect as well as Tradition.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Mar. 2020

Love Kuta

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

20 Mar. 2020

Rubbish

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Mar. 2020

There is a relatively new shopping centre called the Lippo Mall. The shopping there is similar others in the area but if you are traveling with small children there are two massive play centres there which are some of the best iv'e ever seen.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

17 Mar. 2020

Kuta is what it has always been, busy, loud and traffic

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