Kuta

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Visit Kuta

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 vacationers’ 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 Theater.

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 vacation.

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 vacation surrounded by comfort.

Top hotels in Kuta

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite
The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite
4 out of 5
Jalan Kartika Plaza No. 127, Tuban, Kuta, Bali
RM235
per night
Jan 13 - Jan 14

Located in Kartika Plaza, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Bali. Kuta Beach and Beachwalk Shopping Center are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,580 reviews)

"The Vira boutique hotel was a great place to stay. It was extremely clean and staff were super friendly and always providing professional service. The hotel is close to Lippo mall which had food markets and a entertaining live band most nights. Also 5 minutes away from Waterbom park great for families ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec,2019

The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite
Kuta Paradiso Hotel
Kuta Paradiso Hotel
5 out of 5
Jl. Kartika Plaza, South of Kuta, Tuban, Kuta, Bali
RM283
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18

Located in Kartika Plaza, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Bali. Kuta Beach and Lippo Mall are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,000 reviews)

"Few rooms are not good and I had to request for changing my room ,,, however they allotted same kind of room and again I had requested to get the good room with pool view by paying extra charges ... Room lighting is very dull and no proper lights in the room .. breakfast is really good Staff is also ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Dec,2019

Kuta Paradiso Hotel
The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali
The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali
5 out of 5
Jl. Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kuta, Bali
RM432
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18

Nestled on the beach, this Kartika Plaza hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lippo Mall, Waterbom Bali and Tuban Beach. Kuta Beach and Kuta Square are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (861 reviews)

"Lovely property in Kuta. It is great for a 4* property at this price range. Staffs are extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast times are abit hectic and cleaning up is slow. Quality of room service food is not ideal and can be improved."…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec,2019

The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali

Popular things to do in Kuta

Kuta Beach
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Kuta Beach

4/5(186 reviews)

Head to Bali’s most popular beach to surf, snorkel or socialize, and enjoy the spectacular sunset that has captured the hearts of so many.

Bali Bombing Memorial
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Bali Bombing Memorial

2/5(1 review)

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

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

Top activities in Kuta

Best of Ubud: Monkey Forest, Temple, Waterfall and more
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Best of Ubud: Monkey Forest, Temple, Waterfall and more

RM116

Explore Ubud has to offer with local expert driver-guide on this private tour. See and experience the culture, tradition, and nature of Ubud and immerse yourself in our world. Sit and relax on a private car accompanied by driver-guide who will guide you to the most beautiful places in Ubud.

Pura Taman Ayun Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
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Pura Taman Ayun Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion

RM227

Discover Bali's cultural heritage and natural beauty on this full-day tour. Marvel at the ancient temple complex and gardens of Pura Taman Ayun, see playful primates in the Kedaton Monkey Forest, and watch a spectacular sunset at Tanah Lot, a temple perched on a rocky outcrop in the sea.

Bali ATV - Quad Bike Adventure
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Bali ATV - Quad Bike Adventure

RM193

An amazing experience riding on Bali ATV Quad Bike at long and challenging track along the rice fields, jungle, rivers, and natural Bali traditional village that are not monotone. It’s safe and suitable for beginner and professional.

Kintamani Cycling Tour Bali
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Kintamani Cycling Tour Bali

RM163

Greenbike Cycling Tour will take you away from your busy schedule for a day to discover the lush and green view of this incredible island and escape the city for a while. You will be spoiled from the beginning to the end with breath-taking views and hidden gems along our route.

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

RM232

Join some of the Bali Zoo's most distinguished residents for one of the most unique breakfasts you've ever had. This experience lets you feast like a king in the company of some of the lords of the jungle, with up-close, quality time with friendly orangutans.

Sekumpul Waterfalls Hiking Tour with Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
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Sekumpul Waterfalls Hiking Tour with Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

RM234

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Putu Bali Driver Private Day Tour, Jl. Raya Kuta no. 1A, Kuta 80361 Indonesia Waterfall from Kuta. First, gaze at the smoking summit of the Kintamani Volcano and capture photographs of the famous Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

Reviews of Kuta

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 31.791907514450866%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 43.93063583815029%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 19.07514450867052%
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1 - Terrible 2.3121387283236996%

5/5 - Excellent

Kheng

Dec 13, 2019

Great food shopping beach nightlife

5/5 - Excellent

Capt

Nov 19, 2019

Kuta is Ideal place to stay for Indian vegiteriaf one desires opt for a daily transport to pick up and drop after sight seeing. Rates of daily Taxi varies from USD 40 to 50 depending upon distance travelled. Very reasonable price in a tourist place.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Nov 16, 2019

Very busy beach

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Nov 10, 2019

Free parking

4/5 - Good

Debbie

Nov 2, 2019

Beautiful beach

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 28, 2019

Easy to go for any trip frome the hotel see a lot...