Kuta Beach

  • Kuta Beach, Indonesia
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    Kuta Beach

    Kuta Beach, Indonesia

Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Indonesia

Kuta is a bustling town popular with Australian since Indonesia is only a few hours away. It is also a meeting place for backpackers from around the world as it is home to the cheapest accommodations on the island (and most likely the dodgiest, you can find everything here). A maze of little streets that are exhausting to navigate through (be careful of the motorcycles that wind their way around the pedestrians and potholes), unless you are looking to get a tattoo, buy a t-shirt, wax your surfboard, or anything else that the many merchants will try to lure you with. At nightfall, the excitement goes up a notch. The night owls come out and can be found in the restaurants, bars and clubs where you can hear the music blasting from the open terraces on Legian Street. This street is lined with shops selling bags, handicrafts, useless objects, etc. The avenue that goes through all of Kuta will also definitely test your tolerance level when it comes to mass tourism, especially if you spend more than just a few hours here. Whether you will love it or hate, at least you've been warned! Even so, the village of Kuta has been developed along the most beautiful beach on the island and runs from the airport runways up to the trendy resort of Seminyak. The waves are perfect for surfers of all levels; both beginners and pros will be delighted. For those who love to laze around, there is always a spot under a parasol or even in the shade of the natural umbrella created by the rows of frangipanis all along the beach. Here you will find masseuses and board rental shops where you can purchase beer and soft drinks. It is truly a different way of life.

Kuta Beach: what to do?

There is no lack of things to do in Kuta. Between the nightclubs, bars, restaurants and shopping at night, and the beach and surfing during the day, your holiday itinerary will be more than full.

If you are feeling a little adventurous, there are many excursions you can go on outside of the city. For example, to the Tanah Lot Temple (at sunset), to the Bedugul Temple and the north-east of the island (for the day), to the center of the island and Mount Batur and Ubud (for the day), or to the east of the island and Besakih Temple (for the day). For those who like a thrill, you can easily book rafting trips on the Ayung River. Last but not least, experienced surfers can directly charter boats with a fisherman so as to go surfing out on the open water.

  • The beach
  • Good for limited budgets
  • The promiscuity
  • The noise at night


For your accommodation, you should stray a little from Legian Street if you are not a fan of nightlife.

To avoid

Avoid travelling during rush hour as the traffic jams are terrible, especially in the Kuta-South axis.

Kuta Beach: what to eat?

There area no local specialties sold in this area, just the general ones from the island. Most of the hotels offer a view of the sea and their terraces are full at lunch and dinner, offering a friendly atmosphere. Balinese cuisine is well-known.

Kuta Beach: what to buy?

You can find all sorts of souvenirs such as sarongs, silver jewelry, etc. in the small shops. Here you will find what you can see in the seaside resorts.

Kuta Beach Reviewedhotels
  • 8.85 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Hard Rock Hôtel
    Kuta Beach - Indonesia
    Hotel Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    Located in the centre of Kuta, the Hard Rock offers a trendy ...

  • 8.8 /10
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    Nirwana Golf & Spa
    Kuta Beach - Indonesia
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    The Meridien is a high standard hotel offering flawless comfort ...

  • 8.25 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Alila Soori
    Kuta Beach - Indonesia
    Hotel Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    This hotel stands out from the rest of the establishments in ...

  • 8.0 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Villa Mathis
    Kuta Beach - Indonesia
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    Set amid the greenery, this property consists of 4 atypical villas ...

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