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Kuta
Travel Guide

Jimbaran Beach featuring a sunset and food

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.

Four Points By Sheraton Bali, Kuta
Four Points By Sheraton Bali, Kuta
4 out of 5
Jalan Benesari Banjar Pengabetan, Kuta, Bali
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$46 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Downtown Kuta, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Legian Road, Beachwalk Shopping Center, and Poppies Lane II. Kuta Beach and Bali Bombing ...
4.2/5Excellent! (443 reviews)
Nice and beautiful hotel,15 minute walk to beach
"Staff was very friendly. We had air conditioning problems and they came very quickly to fix it. Only problem I had was the bathroom was not very clean. There was lots of the previous guest hair all over the bathroom floor. Even after they clean the room the next day it was still there. I guess it ..."

Reviewed on 22 Mar,2020

Four Points By Sheraton Bali, Kuta
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
5 out of 5
Jalan Pantai Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali
The price is SG$85 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Kuta hotel is located by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of Kuta Beach and Kuta Square. Tuban Beach and Legian Beach are also within 2 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (992 reviews)
Great family hotel, Great staff okay.. food & room
"Awesome family hotel. Nice facilities - pool, gym, kids club. Okay, food. The room is clean, comfortable but lacks design. Looks like all the furniture is from Ikea. This hotel is in Bali and bail has the best furniture makers. It seems easy to make the rooms unique by adding Indonesian and Balinese ..."

Reviewed on 7 Jan,2021

Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
Jalan Wana Segara 33, Tuban, Kuta, Bali
The price is SG$62 per night from 25 Jun to 25 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Kartika Plaza, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Segara Beach and Tuban Beach. Kuta Beach and ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (379 reviews)
"In a great location. Right on the beach. Close to airport and Kuta."

Reviewed on 22 Feb,2020

Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, an IHG Hotel
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2 Bedroom and Pool Villa in Kuta Bali
2 Bedroom and Pool Villa in Kuta Bali
Jalan Pura Mertasari. Sunset Road -, Kuta, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia 80361, Kuta, Bali
The price is SG$260 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Sunset Road, this romantic villa is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kuta Galeria Shopping Arcade, Kuta Beach, and Beachwalk Shopping Center. Legian Beach and ...
2 Bedroom and Pool Villa in Kuta Bali
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 SG$1,302 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
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
Villa Tropicana
Villa Tropicana
3 out of 5
Gg. Soka, Kuta, Bali
This family-friendly Kuta villa is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Kuta Galeria Shopping Arcade, Beachwalk Shopping Center and Bali Bombing Memorial. ...
Villa Tropicana
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.

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