Kuta

Travel Guide
Jimbaran Beach showing food and a sunset
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 Theatre, 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.

Where to stay in Kuta

The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite - CHSE Certified
The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite - CHSE Certified
4 out of 5
Jalan Kartika Plaza No. 127, Tuban, Kuta, Bali, 80361
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$103 per night from 12 Jul. to 13 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Kuta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (993 reviews)
"Property was pretty much the same as when we were there in 2017 with restaurant layout changed. Hotel was clean and tidy, pool was cleaned everyday. The mall across the street had quite a few shops closed down. Other than that, it's still worth going"

Reviewed on 25 Jun. 2022

The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite - CHSE Certified
Bali Dynasty Resort - CHSE Certified
Bali Dynasty Resort - CHSE Certified
5 out of 5
Jl. Kartika, South Kuta, Kuta, Bali, 80361
The price is AU$156 per night from 21 Jul. to 22 Jul.
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Kuta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (642 reviews)
"Wish they changed their buffet menu frequently ljke 3 days new buffet. It was so boring to eat same food for 5days"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2022

Bali Dynasty Resort - CHSE Certified
Hard Rock Hotel Bali - CHSE Certified
Hard Rock Hotel Bali - CHSE Certified
5 out of 5
Jalan Pantai Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali, 80361
The price is AU$225 per night from 5 Aug. to 6 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (991 reviews)
"Amazing hotel. Nice service. Friendly staff. Perhaps the best shower in the world. The band in the night was awesome. Hard rock Bali has got their act together. This is the place you want to be when in Kuta."

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2022

Hard Rock Hotel Bali - CHSE Certified
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.
Coast Boutique Apartments
Coast Boutique Apartments
3 out of 5
Jl. Pantai Kuta Gang, Wina, Kuta, Bali, 80361
The price is AU$101 per night from 6 Jul. to 7 Jul.
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Kuta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the overall value in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (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 20 Nov. 2019

Coast Boutique Apartments
Kuta Legian Villa
Kuta Legian Villa
3.5 out of 5
Jln Legian Gg. Lingga Murthi, No.7, Kuta, Bali, 80361
The price is AU$213 per night from 28 Jul. to 29 Jul.
Stay at this 3.5-star villa in Kuta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private pools. Popular attractions Kuta Beach and Legian Beach are located nearby. Discover ...
Kuta Legian Villa
Villa at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Villa at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
4 out of 5
Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta Beach, Kuta, Badung, 80361
The price is AU$1,358 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star beach villa in Kuta. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Kuta Beach and Legian Beach are located nearby. ...
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
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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