Kuta

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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
The Stones - Legian, Bali - Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
The Stones - Legian, Bali - Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
5 out of 5
Jl. Raya Pantai Kuta, Banjar Legian Kelod, Kuta, Bali
SG$136
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

This family-friendly Kuta hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Beachwalk Shopping Center and Kuta Beach. Legian Beach and Bali Bombing ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,247 reviews)

"Very clean and well maintained. Great pool. Staff are friendly and cant do enough for you. Lacks the cool sea breeze due to location of buildings in front and could do with some decent fans in the dining area. We will be back for sure"…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb,2020

The Stones - Legian, Bali - Marriott Autograph Collection 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
SG$90
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Kartika Plaza, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Bali. Kuta Beach and Beachwalk Shopping Center are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,607 reviews)

"This was a transit ‘overnight for us. Prompt hotel pick up. Very friendly staff. Perfect for our needs."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb,2020

The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite
Grand Inna Kuta
Grand Inna Kuta
4 out of 5
Jl Pantai Kuta No 1 Kuta, Br. Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali
SG$131
per night
Feb 22 - Feb 23

Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kuta hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Poppies Lane II, Kuta Beach and Kuta Square. Waterbom Bali and Beachwalk Shopping ...

4/5Very Good! (1,222 reviews)

"The closeness to the beach. The pools were great. Nice and cool. Staff in bar areas need more training on customer service."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb,2020

Grand Inna Kuta

Popular things to do in Kuta

Kuta Beach
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Kuta Beach

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

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 activities in Kuta

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

SG$39

Explore Ubud has to offer with local expert driver-guide on this private tour. See and experience the culture, tradition, and nature of Ubud and immerse yourself in our world. Sit and relax on a private car accompanied by driver-guide who will guide you to the most beautiful places in Ubud.

Pura Taman Ayun Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
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Pura Taman Ayun Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion

SG$75

Discover Bali's cultural heritage and natural beauty on this full-day tour. Marvel at the ancient temple complex and gardens of Pura Taman Ayun, see playful primates in the Kedaton Monkey Forest, and watch a spectacular sunset at Tanah Lot, a temple perched on a rocky outcrop in the sea.

Bali Quad Bike Adventure - ATV Rides
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Bali Quad Bike Adventure - ATV Rides

SG$64

An amazing experience riding on Bali ATV Quad Bike at long and challenging track along the rice fields, jungle, rivers, and natural Bali traditional village that are not monotone. It’s safe and suitable for beginner and professional.

Kintamani Cycling Tour Bali
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Kintamani Cycling Tour Bali

SG$54

Greenbike Cycling Tour will take you away from your busy schedule for a day to discover the lush and green view of this incredible island and escape the city for a while. You will be spoiled from the beginning to the end with breath-taking views and hidden gems along our route.

Breakfast with Orangutans at Bali Zoo
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Breakfast with Orangutans at Bali Zoo

SG$77

Join some of the Bali Zoo's most distinguished residents for one of the most unique breakfasts you've ever had. This experience lets you feast like a king in the company of some of the lords of the jungle, with up-close, quality time with friendly orangutans.

ATV Ride and Ubud Tour
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ATV Ride and Ubud Tour

SG$103

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: GBT Gede Bali Transport, Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai Mumbul Regus Business Center, 2nd Floor - Benoa Square Kedonganan | Kuta - Bali, Nusa Dua 80361 Indonesia Your Driver will come and meet you at 08:00 am in the hotel where you stay in Bali.