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.

Known for

Beaches, Sea and Boating

Top hotels in Tuban

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Novotel Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
4 out of 5
Jalan Raya Ngurah Rai, Tuban, Bali
NZ$122
per night
7 Oct. - 8 Oct.
4.4/5Excellent! (797 reviews)

"The greeting was great they met us at the arrival gate and walked us to the hotel which was an excellent touch, as we arrived late at night. Excellent stop over hotel and you can even take a dip to cool off."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2019

Novotel Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
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Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
4 out of 5
Jalan Airport Ngurah Rai, No. 7 Kuta, Tuban, Bali
NZ$81
per night
7 Oct. - 8 Oct.
4.2/5Excellent! (417 reviews)

"Beautiful place, great location, great food, great service"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
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The Radiant Hotel and Spa
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Puri Grenceng 46, Tuban, Bali
NZ$32
per night
27 Sep. - 28 Sep.
3.8/5Good! (479 reviews)

"Convenient location to the airport, Kuta Beach and Legian Street. Simple clean property with friendly staff. Only minor issue this time is that staff forgot to put towels in the bathroom. Bigger issue is that bathroom floor flooded after the shower was used twice. Drain needs cleaning."…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug. 2019

The Radiant Hotel and Spa

Popular activities in Tuban

Kuta Beach
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Kuta Beach

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.

Legian Beach
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Legian Beach

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

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

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

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

Ubud Monkey Forest
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Ubud Monkey Forest

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

Top activities in Tuban

Besakih Temple and Lempuyang's Gates of Heaven Tour
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Besakih Temple and Lempuyang's Gates of Heaven Tour

NZ$108

This tour will take you to the most scenic and Instagram-worthy sights around Bali where you’ll snap photos and experience the beauty of Bali. Immerse yourself in the nature and Balinese culture while exploring monuments and natural wonders.

2-Hour Spa Package with Private Airport Transfer
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2-Hour Spa Package with Private Airport Transfer

NZ$38

Dip your feet into a soothing bath filled with aromatic oils, rejuvenate your skin with a vigorous body scrub, and let a professional masseuse work away knots and tension with a traditional Balinese massage.

USS Liberty Shipwreck Scuba Dives in Tulamben Bali
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USS Liberty Shipwreck Scuba Dives in Tulamben Bali

NZ$125

Discover the USS Liberty Shipwreck in Bali by doing Scuba Diving in Tulamben Bali. You will never be disappointed on this great trip as below: Getting pickup at your accommodation and transfer to Tulamben, where your USS Liberty Shipwreck scuba dives trip taking place.

Customizable Bali 5 Days Transport Package
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Customizable Bali 5 Days Transport Package

NZ$88

A perfect customizable Bali Land Transport with flexible driver. The highest level of Quality and Safety, Reliable & Professional. There are a lot of interesting & unique places to be explored in Bali.

Mt. Batur Volcano Sunrise Trekking in Bali
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Mt. Batur Volcano Sunrise Trekking in Bali

NZ$54

Discover Batur volcano in Baliwhich is one of the sacred mountain according to Hindu believe. Hiking up in the early morning to catch the beautiful sunrise from the crater.

Customizable Bali Tour with 12-Seater Mini Bus and Driver
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Customizable Bali Tour with 12-Seater Mini Bus and Driver

NZ$314

Mini Bus Rental with English speaking driver. The highest level of Quality and Safety. Reliable & Professional. Create your own tour itinerary. Visit temples, beaches, sightseeing spots, botanic gardens. There are lots to discover in Bali.