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KutaIndonesia

An impressive coastline, plenty of family-friendlyactivities and a bustling nightlife combine with the colourful local culture inthis popular beach town.

Onthe southernmost tip of Bali sits one of the island’s most popular touristdestinations. Often referred to as “downtown” by locals, Kuta is among thebusiest townships on the island. It began its existence as a peaceful fishingvillage, and an outpost for the Dutch colonialists, but experienced atransformation during the 20th century into a tourist destination. Most visitKuta for its beautiful beaches, although it has plenty of culture and shoppingto offer too.

Makefor Kuta Beach for a swim, surf orsunbathe. The beach has supervised swimming between the flags and is known forits stunning sunsets. The nearby Tuban and LegianBeaches are both great alternatives for swimming. Dive the offshore reefsby renting gear from one of the many operators in Kuta, or charter a glass-bottomedboat to see the bright-coloured fish near Turtle Island without getting wet.

Thebest shopping and food can be found at Kuta Square, a picturesque part of townlined by religious monuments and traditional architecture. Local dishes arecheap and plentiful, but western style fast food is available for those missinghome.

Spenda day visiting Kuta’s theme parks with the kids, including the excitingWaterbom Bali, or learn about the local culture with a comedy and illusion showat the Kuta Theater.

Payyour respects at the Bali Bombing Memorial, but rest assured that Kuta’snightlife has recovered and is today as safe as ever. The biggest threats todayare the occasional pickpocket and drink spiking, so watch your belongings andyour drinks as you enjoy the nightclubs, bars and restaurants that Kuta hasbecome famous for.

Gettingaround Kuta is cheap and easy: “bemo” taxis can be hailed on the street andwill take you to all the attractions in town or the international airport just15 minutes away. Hiring a scooter is a great way to see Kuta, but be alert asthe busy roads can lead to accidents.

Afterjust a few hours you’ll see why the atmosphere, architecture and beach culturekeep visitors coming back to Kuta year after year.

Top hotels in Kuta

Bakung Sari Resort and Spa
Bakung Sari Resort and Spa
3 out of 5
Jl. Singasari, Kuta, Bali
The price is NZ$29 per night from 28 Oct. to 29 Oct.

Located in Kartika Plaza, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kuta Beach and Waterbom Bali. Honorary Consulate of the Netherlands and Swiss Consulate ...

3.5/5Good! (697 reviews)

"Very nice quiet clean place would recommend to travellers of all ages"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Bakung Sari Resort and Spa
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
5 out of 5
Jl Kartika Plaza, PO. Box 1012, South Kuta, Kuta, Bali
The price is NZ$70 per night from 6 Nov. to 7 Nov.

Located in Kartika Plaza, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Bali. Kuta Beach and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (942 reviews)

"Excellent doesn't even begin to describe our stay, the room, staff, food, gardens, pool everything just incredible, we felt like royalty, the breakfast out of this world absolutely amazing, the staff were always super friendly, acknowledging us every time one saw us, beds and pillows super comfortable, ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Bintang Bali Resort
Bintang Bali Resort
4.5 out of 5
JL Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Bali

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

4.1/5Very Good! (369 reviews)

"Staff very friendly combined bath & shower not good but overall happy to stay there again"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Bintang Bali Resort
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.

Holiday Rentals in Kuta

Kuta Townhouse Apartments
Kuta Townhouse Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Poppies Lane 1, Agung Art Market, Kuta, Bali

This family-friendly Kuta aparthotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Poppies Lane II and Bali Bombing Memorial. Kuta Beach and Beachwalk ...

4.1/5Very Good! (383 reviews)

"It was nice ,but service at front desk took for ever"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

Kuta Townhouse Apartments
Coast Boutique Apartments
Coast Boutique Apartments
3 out of 5
Jl. Pantai Kuta Gang, Wina, Kuta, Bali

Located in Downtown Kuta, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kuta Beach and Poppies Lane II. Beachwalk Shopping Center and Kuta Square are also within ...

4.2/5Excellent! (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
Villa at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Villa at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
4 out of 5
Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta Beach, Kuta, Badung
The price is NZ$1,414 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Nestled on the beach, this Kartika Plaza villa is within a 5-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Bali. Kuta Beach and Tuban Beach are also within ...

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.

Popular places to visit in Kuta

Kuta Beach
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Kuta Beach

3.5/5(1,769 reviews)

The most visited beach in Bali is a haven for surfers, divers and those wanting to make some friends as they watch the sun set over the water.

Segara Beach
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Segara Beach

4/5(1 review)

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

Top activities in Kuta

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

NZ$80
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Best of Ubud: Monkey Forest, Temple, Waterfall and more
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Best of Ubud: Monkey Forest, Temple, Waterfall and more

NZ$105
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Private Tour: Bali Top Attractions
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Private Tour: Bali Top Attractions

NZ$120
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Kintamani Cycling Tour Bali
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Kintamani Cycling Tour Bali

NZ$56
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Bali Sensational: Ubud and Tanah Lot Temple Tour
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Bali Sensational: Ubud and Tanah Lot Temple Tour

NZ$124
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Fast Boat Ticket between Sanur beach Bali and Nusa Penida
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Fast Boat Ticket between Sanur beach Bali and Nusa Penida

NZ$44
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Kuta

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
449
5 - Excellent 30.795610425240056%
4 - Good
750
4 - Good 51.440329218106996%
3 - Okay
220
3 - Okay 15.089163237311386%
2 - Disappointing
24
2 - Disappointing 1.646090534979424%
1 - Terrible
15
1 - Terrible 1.02880658436214%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Mar. 2020

This was nice as it was quiet, I don’t think I would like to be here when it’s crazy busy, overall was nice.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Mar. 2020

Shop around if you stay at Puri Dibia you won't be disappointed with the surroundings you have nice eating areas close but they also have restaurant thats open till 7am - 3pm daily basic but good french fries, spring rolls ect as well as Tradition.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Mar. 2020

Love Kuta

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

20 Mar. 2020

Rubbish

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Mar. 2020

There is a relatively new shopping centre called the Lippo Mall. The shopping there is similar others in the area but if you are traveling with small children there are two massive play centres there which are some of the best iv'e ever seen.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

17 Mar. 2020

Kuta is what it has always been, busy, loud and traffic

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