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Kuta’s southernmost district offers superb shopping, excellent family entertainment and a quieter atmosphere than you’ll find in the town center. 

Stay in colorful Tuban to explore large shopping malls, dine on local delicacies from street vendors or restaurants and spend lazy afternoons at the beach. Hunt for bargains in the markets and enjoy fun-packed days at the nearby amusement parks. If you want to head into Kuta, it’s just a short walk or bemo ride away.

Walking south from Kuta town center you would be unlikely to spot where Kuta ends and Tuban begins. The air remains scented with incense from the colorful offerings outside the houses, and street vendors can be seen selling snacks, coconuts and clothes. However, Tuban is known as a quieter alternative to the non-stop buzz of Kuta and its borders are generally defined as the area south of Maharati and the airport.

Many families choose to stay here because of the proximity to amusements such as the Waterbom Park. Spend a day riding the waterslides and other exciting rides. Hunt for a bargain at the Discovery Mall, where there are genuine branded clothes at discount prices. Look around the markets and the bargains will be cheaper still, although branded items here are unlikely to be real.

You’re never more than a short walk away from the beach in Tuban, so make sure you plan your day around regular dips in the sea. Indulge yourself with a relaxing massage at one of the spas and end your day with a meal in one of Tuban’s many restaurants. Prices in this area are often cheaper than in the center of Kuta, so it’s worth exploring here even if you stay elsewhere.

As with the rest of Bali, Tuban’s climate is warm year-round, though you’re likely to see more rain from December to February.

Traffic can become congested in Tuban, so reach nearby destinations on foot. If you want to head slightly farther afield, hail a bemo or hire a driver for the day to explore the glorious beaches and historic temples of the Bukit Peninsula to the south.

Top hotels in Tuban

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Novotel Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
Novotel Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
4 out of 5
Jalan Raya Ngurah Rai, Tuban, Bali
NZ$113
per night
Mar 16 - Mar 17

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Segara Beach, Lippo Mall and Tuban Beach. Waterbom Bali and Kuta Beach are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (963 reviews)

"It took time for check in I got lost since Facility location is complicated"…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb. 2020

Novotel Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
4 out of 5
Jalan Airport Ngurah Rai, No. 7 Kuta, Tuban, Bali
NZ$73
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Located in the heart of Tuban, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Waterbom Bali, Kuta Beach and Beachwalk Shopping Center. Krisna and Tanjung Benoa Beach are ...

4.2/5Excellent! (543 reviews)

"Super and clean staff friendly and price is also normal Again I will try to visit and I will send my friends"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
The Radiant Hotel and Spa
The Radiant Hotel and Spa
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Puri Grenceng 46, Tuban, Bali
NZ$36
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

Located in the heart of Tuban, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lippo Mall, Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Bali.

3.8/5Good! (522 reviews)

"Affordable stay"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

The Radiant Hotel and Spa

Popular activities in Tuban

Kuta Beach
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Kuta Beach

3.5/5(1,716 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.

Ubud Monkey Forest
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Ubud Monkey Forest

4/5(1,064 reviews)

In this dense magical forest, you will find ancient Banyan trees, Hindu temples and lots of wonderful long tailed Macaque monkeys!

Legian Beach
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Legian Beach

4/5(1,418 reviews)

Whether you’re searching for spectacular ocean views, flawless waves, romantic sunsets or a thriving nightlife, this stretch of the Balinese coast has something for you.

Seminyak Square
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Seminyak Square

4/5(1,368 reviews)

Indulge in some serious retail therapy at this up-market modern arcade, home to an eclectic selection of both Indonesian and international boutiques.

Sanur Beach
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Sanur Beach

4/5(882 reviews)

From the easy-going atmosphere in the village to the uncrowded clear blue waters at the beach this is a sanctuary amidst the hustle and bustle of southern Bali.

Nusa Dua Beach
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Nusa Dua Beach

4/5(814 reviews)

Relax on the idyllic beaches and see a temple complex and a museum in one of Bali’s most developed vacation spots.

Top activities in Tuban

Exotic Waterfall with Local Night Market Dinner
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Exotic Waterfall with Local Night Market Dinner

98% of travellers recommend
NZ$42
Per adult
Breakfast with Orangutans at Bali Zoo
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Breakfast with Orangutans at Bali Zoo

92% of travellers recommend
NZ$88
Per adult
Pura Taman Ayun Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
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Pura Taman Ayun Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion

84% of travellers recommend
NZ$86
Per adult
Bali Zoo Admission
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Bali Zoo Admission

86% of travellers recommend
NZ$39
Per adult
Private Day Trip Mount Batur, Hot Springs & Monkey Forest
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Private Day Trip Mount Batur, Hot Springs & Monkey Forest

92% of travellers recommend
NZ$68
Per adult
Uluwatu Sunset Kecak Dance & Jimbaran Seafood Dinner
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Uluwatu Sunset Kecak Dance & Jimbaran Seafood Dinner

80% of travellers recommend
NZ$110
Per adult

Reviews of Tuban

3.5

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
7
5 - Excellent 11.475409836065573%
4 - Good
25
4 - Good 40.98360655737705%
3 - Okay
24
3 - Okay 39.34426229508197%
2 - Disappointing
4
2 - Disappointing 6.557377049180328%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 1.639344262295082%

3/5 - Okay

Nick

Oct 23, 2019

I stayed during my transit between flights. I didn't get out of the airport area.

3/5 - Okay

Beck

Oct 22, 2019

Close to airport

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Sep 22, 2019

It was nice and locals were friendly

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Aug 24, 2019

Have stayed at the Radiant four times mainly for transit stopover and will do so again if prices are reasonable. A little steep in this occasion.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Mar 31, 2019

Annoying people in their shops. Stop touching people and call them, whistle at them - we are no pets.

1/5 - Terrible

questhater

Feb 13, 2019

tuban is the a-hole of bali legian all the way wanted a change this time but never ever again