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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 idyllicbeaches, but the once-sleepy fishing village also offers shopping and culturein abundance. The busy city, often referred to as “downtown” by locals, lies insouthern Bali. You’ll still find elements of Dutch culture from its time as acolony of the Netherlands, but the most notable influence on Kuta is the recentinternational investors who turned the resort into a thriving tourist attraction.

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

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

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

Many Australians were killed or injuredin the terrorist attacks on bars in Kuta more than a decade ago and the tragicevents are remembered at the Bali Bombing Memorial. The city has moved on, andthe 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 iscommon if tourists aren’t careful. Also note that there are heavy penalties fordrug use.

Fly into the international airport 15minutes 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 helmetsand drive with caution.

Kuta is a lively and overall friendlyplace. Many visitors who come here end up frequenting the city year after yearthanks to its pristine beaches, Balinese culture and comfortable modernamenities.

Top hotels in Kuta

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Bakung Sari Resort and Spa
Bakung Sari Resort and Spa
3 out of 5
Jl. Singasari, Kuta, Bali
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$27 per night

Located in Kartika Plaza, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kuta Beach and Waterbom Bali. Honorary Consulate of the Netherlands and Swiss Consulate ...

3.5/5Good! (696 reviews)

"Very nice quiet clean place would recommend to travellers of all ages"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Bakung Sari Resort and Spa
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 AU$73 per night

Located in Kartika Plaza, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre 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 15 Mar. 2020

Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Bintang Bali Resort
Bintang Bali Resort
4.5 out of 5
JL Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Bali
The price is AU$76 per night

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 15 Mar. 2020

Bintang Bali Resort

Popular places to visit in Kuta

Kuta Beach
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Kuta Beach

3.5/5(1,769 reviews)

Relax with a massage, ride the waves on a surfboard or party into the night on Bali’s most popular beach.

Bali Bombing Memorial
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Bali Bombing Memorial

4.5/5(38 reviews)

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

4/5(1 review)

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

Top activities in Kuta

Breakfast with Orangutans at Bali Zoo
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Breakfast with Orangutans at Bali Zoo

AU$75
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Best of Ubud: Monkey Forest, Temple, Waterfall and more
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Best of Ubud: Monkey Forest, Temple, Waterfall and more

AU$98
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Bali White Water Rafting Adventure
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Bali White Water Rafting Adventure

AU$30
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Bali ATV - Quad Bike Adventure
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Bali ATV - Quad Bike Adventure

AU$63
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Bali Snorkeling Tour At Blue Lagoon Beach All-Inclusive
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Bali Snorkeling Tour At Blue Lagoon Beach All-Inclusive

AU$79
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Fast Boat Transfer From Bali to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, Gili Meno or Lombok
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Fast Boat Transfer From Bali to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, Gili Meno or Lombok

AU$138
Per adult

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
15
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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