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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
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 SG$60 per night

Located in Kartika Plaza, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall, Kuta Beach and Lippo Mall. Tuban ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (935 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
The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite
The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite
4 out of 5
Jalan Kartika Plaza No. 127, Tuban, Kuta, Bali

Located in Kartika Plaza, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall, Waterbom Bali and Kuta Beach. Beachwalk Shopping Center and Legian ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,653 reviews)

"Very nice hotel in the middle of Kuta and close to all the various amenities like restaurants, mall, etc. The breakfast was good."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar,2020

The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite
The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel Bali - Managed By AccorHotels
The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel Bali - Managed By AccorHotels
4 out of 5
Jl. Pantai Kuta, Br. Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali

Located in Downtown Kuta, this beach resort is within a 10-minute walk of Kuta Beach, Beachwalk Shopping Center, and Kuta Square. Bali Bombing Memorial and Discovery ...

4.2/5Excellent! (887 reviews)

"best hotel i have ever been to staff are so polite and lovely they will do whatever they can for you, the hotel is literally 1 minute walk to the beach. the location of the hotel is perfect it is in the middle of everything pizza hut, starbucks, mcdonalds 2 minute walk and other restaurants are max ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar,2020

The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel Bali - Managed By AccorHotels

Popular places to visit in Kuta

Kuta Beach
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Kuta Beach

4/5(210 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 things to do in Kuta

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

100% of travellers recommend
SG$99
Per adult
Bali ATV - Quad Bike Adventure
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Bali ATV - Quad Bike Adventure

96% of travellers recommend
SG$62
Per adult
Best of Ubud Tour: Nature, Temples, Waterfall and Heritage
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Best of Ubud Tour: Nature, Temples, Waterfall and Heritage

88% of travellers recommend
SG$141
Per adult
Half Day Tour Uluwatu Kecak Dance and Candlelight Dinner
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Half Day Tour Uluwatu Kecak Dance and Candlelight Dinner

94% of travellers recommend
SG$78
Per adult
Bali Sensational: Ubud and Tanah Lot Temple Tour
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Bali Sensational: Ubud and Tanah Lot Temple Tour

98% of travellers recommend
SG$117
Per adult
Handara Gate, Wanagiri Hidden Hill & Tanah Lot Temple Tour
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Handara Gate, Wanagiri Hidden Hill & Tanah Lot Temple Tour

100% of travellers recommend
SG$96
Per adult

Reviews of Kuta

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5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 33.86243386243386%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 42.32804232804233%
3 - Okay
35
3 - Okay 18.51851851851852%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 3.1746031746031744%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 2.1164021164021163%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

15 Feb 2020

Close to the airport by taxi.

5/5 - Excellent

Kheng

13 Dec 2019

Great food shopping beach nightlife

5/5 - Excellent

Capt

19 Nov 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 traveller

16 Nov 2019

Very busy beach

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

10 Nov 2019

Free parking

4/5 - Good

Debbie

2 Nov 2019

Beautiful beach

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Legian which includes a luxury hotel or resort and a sandy beach

Legian