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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
Bakung Sari Resort and Spa
Bakung Sari Resort and Spa
3 out of 5
Jl. Singasari, Kuta, Bali
The price is SG$22 per night

Located in Kartika Plaza, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kuta Beach and Waterbom Bali. Honorary Consulate of the Netherlands and Swiss Consulate ...

3.5/5Good! (696 reviews)

"Very nice quiet clean place would recommend to travellers of all ages"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar,2020

Bakung Sari Resort and Spa
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
5 out of 5
The price is SG$58 per night

Located in Kartika Plaza, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Bali. Kuta Beach and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (942 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
Bintang Bali Resort
Bintang Bali Resort
4.5 out of 5

Nestled on the beach, this Kartika Plaza hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lippo Mall, Waterbom Bali and Discovery Shopping Mall. Kuta Beach and Tuban Beach ...

4.1/5Very Good! (369 reviews)

"Staff very friendly combined bath & shower not good but overall happy to stay there again"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar,2020

Bintang Bali Resort

Popular places to visit 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 things to do in Kuta

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

SG$74
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Zoo Explorer Package at Bali Zoo
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Zoo Explorer Package at Bali Zoo

SG$69
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Kura-Kura Shuttle Bus Pass
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Kura-Kura Shuttle Bus Pass

SG$9
Per adult
Ubud Evening Tour with Legong Ramayana Show
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Ubud Evening Tour with Legong Ramayana Show

SG$66
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
New Kuta Golf Package with Private Transfer
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New Kuta Golf Package with Private Transfer

SG$284
Per adult
Fast Boat Transfer From Bali to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, Gili Meno or Lombok
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Fast Boat Transfer From Bali to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, Gili Meno or Lombok

SG$135
Per adult
Bajra Sandhi Monument featuring a monument, heritage architecture and interior views

Denpasar

Double Six Beach which includes tropical scenes and a sandy beach

Seminyak

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

Legian