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 Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite
The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite
4 out of 5
Jalan Kartika Plaza No. 127, Tuban, Kuta, Bali
SG$77
per night
30 Nov-1 Dec

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,564 reviews)

"A great hotel in a super convenient location. Staff was super friendly and helpful!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov,2019

The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite
Kuta Paradiso Hotel
Kuta Paradiso Hotel
5 out of 5
Jl. Kartika Plaza, South of Kuta, Tuban, Kuta, Bali
SG$83
per night
17 Nov-18 Nov

Located in Kartika Plaza, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Bali. Kuta Beach and Tuban Beach are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,986 reviews)

"The staff was the best. the breakfast the best. The room an hotel itself was a little outdated"…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov,2019

Kuta Paradiso Hotel
Grand Inna Kuta
Grand Inna Kuta
4 out of 5
Jl Pantai Kuta No 1 Kuta, Br. Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali
SG$85
per night
29 Nov-30 Nov

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! (1,181 reviews)

"I loved the three pools, they were excellent. Staff were extremely friendly."…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov,2019

Grand Inna Kuta

Popular things to do in Kuta

Kuta Beach
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Kuta Beach

4/5(173 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 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$38

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$74

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 ATV - Quad Bike Adventure
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Bali ATV - Quad Bike Adventure

SG$63

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.

Mount Batur Sunrise Summit Ascent, Hot Springs Pools and Spa
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Mount Batur Sunrise Summit Ascent, Hot Springs Pools and Spa

SG$99

There is a reason the sunrise trek to the summit of Mount Batur (1717 meters) is so popular. Besides experiencing the awesome beauty of an active volcano, trekking in the cool, early morning darkness obscures the difficulty of the challenging hike (flashlights, hiking sticks and wet weather gear supplied, if needed).

Kintamani Cycling Tour Bali
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Kintamani Cycling Tour Bali

SG$53

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.

Private Tour: Bali Heritage Sites
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Private Tour: Bali Heritage Sites

SG$41

Your heritage tour of Bali begins as your private driver-guide picks you up at your accommodation in the morning; before setting off for the day, your guide discusses the tour with you. Head first to Tanah Lot Temple, about a 45-minute drive away.

Reviews of Kuta

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3 - Okay 19.871794871794872%
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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

10 Nov 2019

Free parking

4/5 - Good

Debbie

2 Nov 2019

Beautiful beach

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Oct 2019

Easy to go for any trip frome the hotel see a lot...

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

28 Oct 2019

Kuta is pretty grimey, but there’s plenty to do and lots of beautiful places to escape to.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Oct 2019

This place can only be described as bouncing on the road and pleasent on the seafront

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

22 Oct 2019

Very busy place