North Kuta travel guide

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You're Going to Love North Kuta

Stretching along five blissful miles of Bali's southern coast, Canggu has escaped some of the frenetic development elsewhere on the island and features some of its finest surfing beaches.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit North Kuta

1. Quiet Surfing Beaches

Canggu is a superb place to surf, and surfers make up most of its regular visitors. Beaches like Echo Beach and Berawa suit experienced and novice surfers alike.

2. Great Golf Courses and Other Outdoor Fun

Test your skills on the Greg Norman-designed Nirwana Bali Golf Course or take to the saddle at Umalas Stables and ride along the beaches.

3. Peaceful Village Life Still Continues

Sometimes it seems like Balinese culture is being suffocated by tourism, but not in Canggu, where you can stroll through ancient rice paddies, buy freshly landed lobster, and snap up handcrafted artworks from local communities.

4. It's So Easy to Relax

Canggu is a place to get away from it all, whether you are reclining on the beach, taking yoga classes at Serenity Eco Guesthouse or indulging in massage at the Therapy Spa.

5. You Can Easily Get to Seminyak

Seminyak is a bustling nightlife hub, and it's around 15 miles away from Canggu. By staying in the resort, you can be close enough to party, but distant enough to avoid the vacationing hordes.

Where to Eat in North Kuta

Canggu has a diverse dining scene. One must-see place is the Deus Ex Machina "Temple of Enthusiasm," where fine food is coupled with a party vibe. But for a higher class of meal, head to Echo Beach for the seafront seafood, Warung Varuna for Indonesian specialties, or Taco Casa for fine Mexican fare. Expect meals to cost around Rp100,000.

When to visit North Kuta

North Kuta in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 25
1 night at 3-star hotel
North Kuta in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 25
1 night at 3-star hotel

Climate-wise, the best time to visit Bali is just before "high" season. From April to June, the weather will be dry and the crowds will be building up, but not too large.

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How to Get to North Kuta

Plane

Denpasar International Airport (DPS) is probably the best airport to aim for and is about half an hour's drive from Canggu. Taxis will cost around Rp140,000.

Car

Follow Jl. Legian north from Denpasar Airport, followed by Jl. Raya Kerobokan, then Jalan Batu Belig, which runs down to the beaches at Canggu.

Bus

There are no scheduled buses to Canggu from Kuta or Denpasar, but you can catch hotel shuttles to the larger resorts.

Airports near North Kuta

Airlines serving North Kuta

United Airlines
Good (2,301 reviews)
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American Airlines
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KLM
Good (259 reviews)
Air France
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British Airways
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Delta
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Turkish Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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SWISS
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Iberia
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Emirates
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Air Europa
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Singapore Airlines
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Aeromexico
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ANA
Excellent (95 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
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Thai Airways
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Where to stay in North Kuta

Canggu has some superb accommodation options, including suites at the Hotel Tugu and the Ametis Villa Eco Resort.

Popular neighbourhoods in North Kuta

Echo Beach - nothing to do with the famous hit single, Echo Beach is a popular surfing spot, with sublime sunsets and seafood shacks lining its seafront.

Berawa Beach - another seminal surfing spot, Berawa's rocky reefs ensure that the breaks are lively enough to test even the most skilled board riders.

Canggu Village - set along a couple of streets that descend to the sea, Canggu features attractions like the Taman Segara Madu water park and plenty of places to dine.

Most popular hotel in North Kuta by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of North Kuta

Most booked hotels in North Kuta

W Bali - Seminyak
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 558+
Hotel Tugu Bali
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 272+
The Haven Suites Bali Berawa
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 151+
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 188+
Ramada Encore by Wyndham Seminyak Bali
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 30+
The Bali Dream Villa & Resort Echo Beach Canggu
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 40+
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How to Get Around North Kuta

Public Transportation

Public transport is thin on the ground in Canggu, so most visitors rely on scooters, taxis, or rental cars.

Taxi

Expect taxis to charge around Rp7,000 for the meter drop, followed by around Rp10,000 per mile.

Car

Nearby car rental outlets include CV. Milky Way Car Rental and Bali Car Rental. Rates are around Rp250,000 per day.

The Cost of Living in North Kuta

Shopping Streets

Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong is the main shopping street, home to surf shops like Billabong and Flow and Yonder. House of Alaia is also a great spot to find homemade artisanal jewelry.

Groceries and Other

Nearby supermarkets include Pepito Market and Alive Wholefood Store. As an indicator, expect 12 eggs to cost around Rp15,000.

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