Kuta travel guide

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You're Going to Love Kuta

A legendary beach resort on the Indonesian island of Bali, Kuta is a place to savor jaw-dropping sunsets, hit vibrant bars and clubs, and to explore all of the other charms the island has to offer.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Kuta

1. The Beach

A magnet for surfers and backpackers for decades, Kuta's beach is now lined with luxury hotels, and it's still a blissful place to be.

2. It Has Fantastic Nightlife

For many people, visiting Kuta is all about hedonism. If you want to party all night long, the clubs in Jalan Legian hardly ever close their doors.

3. Cut-price Spa Treatments

Kuta is full of affordable spa centers like Carla Spa, where you can ease your worries with professional oil massages at incredible prices.

4. It's a World-famous Yoga Center

Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors head to Kuta's ashrams like Seminyak Yoga Shala to cleanse their souls, relax their bodies, and drift far away from their stresses and anxieties.

5. You Can Explore the Island of Bali with Ease

The idyllic palm-fringed beaches at Legian, the temples and terraces of Ubud, and the coastal temples at Tanah Lot are all within easy reach of Kuta.

What to do in Kuta

1. Waterbom Park: Feel the Rush of Adrenaline

Located in downtown Kuta, this exciting water park will get your adrenaline pumping. Its various water slides and attractions ensure no one is left out. The smallest kids will have a blast on supervised rides specifically designed for them. Take it easy on the leisurely float down the Lazy River or defy gravity in wild rides like the Twin racer, Superbowl and Boomerang. Have fun on the Constrictor, one of the world's longest waterslides, and experience dramatic twists and turns on the Python.

2. Kuta Beach: The Traveler's Haven

Located in the heart of Kuta, this tourists' retreat is a paradise for travelers and surfers alike. Restaurants, spas, bars and stores remain open till late at night to cater to scores of visitors visiting the place daily. Later, Kuta's typical nightlife begins to pulsate with loud music from bars and restaurants. To savor every moment of the Kuta experience, arrive early to find the perfect spot on the soft beach. It can be overcrowded as the day progresses.

3. Kuta Theater: Entertainment Redefined

For a cultural show with unique twists and turns, this is the place to be. The theater features fascinating night performances with the cast displaying colorful dance costumes. The show gradually unfolds to display new tricks and illusions. This is the perfect place to unwind and be entertained after a splendid day at the beach. Kuta Theater is a fantastic night out for the family.

4. Bali Bombing Memorial: Reminisce Your Mind

This memorial site in Bali commemorates the terrorist bombing attacks in October 2002. The beautiful monuments concede names of 202 people from several countries who tragically died in the blasts. The exotic plants in large pots at the base of opulent stone carving is a remarkable sight. The elegant monument that holds a large marble plaque has the names of the victims engraved on it. It will inspire awe just by being gazed upon.

5. Discovery Shopping Mall: Discover a True Shopping Experience

This great European-style mall is located just across from the Waterbom Park on JL Kartika Plaza. It's a beachfront mall with fantastic dining and shopping. The roomy walkway welcomes you into a chain of international brand stores like Top Shop and Guess. It's easy to be spoilt for choice with the array of goods stocked up in this tasteful mall. It's always thronged with visitors throughout the day (and into the evening) who are looking forward to an exciting shopping spree experience.

6. Legian Beach: Your Nightlife Experience Will Never Be the Same

After Kuta, Legian Beach is another famous area with tons of tourists flooding in every single day. This amazing turnout is attributed to the lively parties, extravagant beach life, and best of all, the enjoyable nightlife. All this, of course, is not complete without the white sandy beach. Relax on the warm sand with sunscreen on your skin and let the sun do its thing. Alternatively, you can take a leisurely walk in the evening, spend the night in a lively club and finally... well, the rest is up to you!

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1. Waterbom Park: Feel the Rush of Adrenaline

Located in downtown Kuta, this exciting water park will get your adrenaline pumping. Its various water slides and attractions ensure no one is left out. The smallest kids will have a blast on supervised rides specifically designed for them. Take it easy on the leisurely float down the Lazy River or defy gravity in wild rides like the Twin racer, Superbowl and Boomerang. Have fun on the Constrictor, one of the world's longest waterslides, and experience dramatic twists and turns on the Python.

2. Kuta Beach: The Traveler's Haven

Located in the heart of Kuta, this tourists' retreat is a paradise for travelers and surfers alike. Restaurants, spas, bars and stores remain open till late at night to cater to scores of visitors visiting the place daily. Later, Kuta's typical nightlife begins to pulsate with loud music from bars and restaurants. To savor every moment of the Kuta experience, arrive early to find the perfect spot on the soft beach. It can be overcrowded as the day progresses.

3. Kuta Theater: Entertainment Redefined

For a cultural show with unique twists and turns, this is the place to be. The theater features fascinating night performances with the cast displaying colorful dance costumes. The show gradually unfolds to display new tricks and illusions. This is the perfect place to unwind and be entertained after a splendid day at the beach. Kuta Theater is a fantastic night out for the family.

4. Bali Bombing Memorial: Reminisce Your Mind

This memorial site in Bali commemorates the terrorist bombing attacks in October 2002. The beautiful monuments concede names of 202 people from several countries who tragically died in the blasts. The exotic plants in large pots at the base of opulent stone carving is a remarkable sight. The elegant monument that holds a large marble plaque has the names of the victims engraved on it. It will inspire awe just by being gazed upon.

5. Discovery Shopping Mall: Discover a True Shopping Experience

This great European-style mall is located just across from the Waterbom Park on JL Kartika Plaza. It's a beachfront mall with fantastic dining and shopping. The roomy walkway welcomes you into a chain of international brand stores like Top Shop and Guess. It's easy to be spoilt for choice with the array of goods stocked up in this tasteful mall. It's always thronged with visitors throughout the day (and into the evening) who are looking forward to an exciting shopping spree experience.

6. Legian Beach: Your Nightlife Experience Will Never Be the Same

After Kuta, Legian Beach is another famous area with tons of tourists flooding in every single day. This amazing turnout is attributed to the lively parties, extravagant beach life, and best of all, the enjoyable nightlife. All this, of course, is not complete without the white sandy beach. Relax on the warm sand with sunscreen on your skin and let the sun do its thing. Alternatively, you can take a leisurely walk in the evening, spend the night in a lively club and finally... well, the rest is up to you!

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Where to Eat in Kuta

You'll find some exceptional low-cost seafood at Bamboo Corner by the beach, while standout restaurants in Kuta include Poppies, with its large dining garden, and Ma Joly. You can find excellent meals across a wide range of international styles, and meals shouldn't cost more than Rp40,000 per head.

When to visit Kuta

Kuta in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 18
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kuta in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 18
1 night at 3-star hotel

The shoulder seasons before high season in summer are the best time to go, so book a trip between April or June, or head to Kuta in September.

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How to Get to Kuta

Plane

Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) is a few miles south of Kuta. Taxis into town will cost Rp50,000, although bemo minivans make the journey for far less.

Car

If you are coming from the northwest, take the Jr Raya Denpasar - Gilimanuk along the coast. From Ubud, take Jr Raya Batubulan via Denpasar.

Bus

You can take Perama and air conditioned Trans Sarbagita buses to Kuta from cities all over Bali.

Airlines serving Kuta

United Airlines
Good (2,634 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (1,791 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,101 reviews)
KLM
Good (314 reviews)
Air France
Good (360 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,179 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,148 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,832 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,029 reviews)
SWISS
Good (418 reviews)
Iberia
Good (789 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (762 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (240 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (221 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (393 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (116 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (821 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (38 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (115 reviews)
Thai Airways
Good (40 reviews)
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Where to stay in Kuta

Jalan Legian - the Legian Road is Kuta's nightlife hub. Head here for an endless choice of cocktail bars and dance clubs.

Popular Neighborhoods in Kuta

Legian - just north of Kuta, Legian is sleepier and arguably more beautiful, with an unspoiled beach and relaxed beachfront bars.

Kuta Beach - Kuta's own seafront is a famous surfing spot and a popular place to snorkel or swim and has the bonus of offering stunning sunsets.

Most popular hotel in Kuta by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Kuta

Most booked hotels in Kuta

Bulgari Resort Bali
Excellent (9.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 1,889+
The Legian Seminyak, Bali
Excellent (9.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 587+
Padma Resort Legian
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 214+
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 160+
Como Uma Canggu
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 333+
Six Senses Uluwatu
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 592+
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How to Get Around Kuta

Public Transportation

Kura-Kura bus runs services along the coast and into Denpasar, covering most major hotels. Tickets cost Rp20,000.

Taxi

Companies like Bluebird are reliable, and tend to charge a meter drop of Rp7,000, followed by a rate of around Rp10,000 per mile.

Car

Car rental options include Kuta Rent Car and Dewata, and rates can drop to Rp40,000 per day.

The Cost of Living in Kuta

Shopping Streets

Jalan Legian is crammed with surf shops, but for general shopping, it's better to head to malls like Kuta Square and Beachwalk Bali.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets include Transmart Carrefour, and Giant, where you can expect 12 eggs to cost about Rp17,000.

Cheap meal
C$ 2.57
A pair of jeans
C$ 27.29
Single public transport ticket
C$ 0.36
Cappuccino
C$ 2.28
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