Kuta

Travel Guide
Jimbaran Beach showing food and a sunset
With beaches, amusement parks, nightlife and traditional Balinese culture and architecture, this city is one of the most popular island attractions in Indonesia.

Kuta is a tourist-friendly city near the southernmost point of Bali. The Balinese often call it “downtown,”  because this is one of the busiest hubs on the island. The once sleepy fishing village, and former Dutch colony, turned into a holiday makers’ dream when international investors discovered it in the 20th century. The beaches are the highlight in Kuta, but there is plenty of retail and culture to be found too.

For surfing and sunbathing, visit Kuta Beach, which has safe swimming between the flags and is great for sunsets too. Also popular are Legian Beach and Tuban Beach. Rent snorkel or dive gear to explore the reefs, or hop on a glass bottom boat to stay dry while seeing tropical fish around Turtle Island.

Kuta Square has cheap shopping and is surrounded by religious monuments and traditional Balinese buildings. Even though you can get American-style fast food here, the delicious Indonesian rice dishes and snacks are too good to resist.

Take the kids to the various theme parks, such as Waterbom Bali, or stop in for a one-hour comedy and illusion show about Balinese culture at the Kuta Theatre.

The Bali Bombing Memorial is a grim reminder of the terrorist attacks on tourists bars, but more than a decade later Kuta has moved on and the nightlife is as good as ever. Crimes are frequent though, so watch your belongings and drinks. You may get offers for drugs, but those are strictly prohibited. Despite this, Kuta is a friendly place and most people have a hassle-free holiday.

An international airport is just a 15-minute drive from Kuta. Walking or “bemo” taxis are the best ways to get around town. If you rent a bike or scooter wear protective gear, because accidents are common.
 
In lively Kuta, traditional and modern attractions provide a nice break after a morning on the beach and many people return here year after year to enjoy a relaxing holiday surrounded by comfort.

Where to stay in Kuta

Febri's Hotel & Spa
Febri's Hotel & Spa
3 out of 5
5 Jl Kartika Plaza Kuta Beach, Tuban, Kuta, Bali, 80361
The price is RM94 per night from 7 Sep to 8 Sep
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Kuta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (998 reviews)
"I like greenery and swimming pools."

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2022

Febri's Hotel & Spa
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 RM574 per night from 6 Sep to 7 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (993 reviews)
Family cave
"It was a pleasant stay. Good food and service. The rock band was a good to our nights"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2022

Hard Rock Hotel Bali - 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 RM402 per night from 24 Aug to 25 Aug
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! (651 reviews)
"Good fun for kids, nice vibe around pool with music"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2022

Bali Dynasty Resort - 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 RM250 per night from 10 Aug to 11 Aug
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 Townhouse Apartments
Kuta Townhouse Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Poppies Lane 1, Agung Art Market, Kuta, Bali, 80361
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly aparthotel in Kuta. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (382 reviews)
"It was nice ,but service at front desk took for ever"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Kuta Townhouse 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 RM505 per night from 10 Aug to 11 Aug
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
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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