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 holiday makers’ 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 Theatre.

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 holiday.

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 holiday surrounded by comfort.

Where to stay in Kuta

The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite - CHSE Certified
The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite - CHSE Certified
4 out of 5
Jalan Kartika Plaza No. 127, Tuban, Kuta, Bali, 80361
The price is S$98 per night from 5 Jul to 6 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Kuta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (993 reviews)
"Property was pretty much the same as when we were there in 2017 with restaurant layout changed. Hotel was clean and tidy, pool was cleaned everyday. The mall across the street had quite a few shops closed down. Other than that, it's still worth going"

Reviewed on 25 Jun,2022

The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel & Suite - CHSE Certified
Bali Dynasty Resort - CHSE Certified
Bali Dynasty Resort - CHSE Certified
5 out of 5
Jl. Kartika, South Kuta, Kuta, Bali, 80361
The price is S$150 per night from 21 Jul to 22 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Kuta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (642 reviews)
"Wish they changed their buffet menu frequently ljke 3 days new buffet. It was so boring to eat same food for 5days"

Reviewed on 27 Jun,2022

Bali Dynasty Resort - CHSE Certified
Hard Rock Hotel Bali - CHSE Certified
Hard Rock Hotel Bali - CHSE Certified
5 out of 5
Jalan Pantai Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali, 80361
The price is S$217 per night from 3 Aug to 4 Aug
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (990 reviews)
"Not a beach front property as mentioned in booking description. Would not have booked it as we want a beach front. Staffs are friendly and very eager to assist. Room smelled full of smoke although it is a no smoking policy. If you have young kids yes I would recommend. We didn’t even go to beach ..."

Reviewed on 11 Jun,2022

Hard Rock Hotel Bali - CHSE Certified
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.
Coast Boutique Apartments
Coast Boutique Apartments
3 out of 5
Jl. Pantai Kuta Gang, Wina, Kuta, Bali, 80361
The price is S$108 per night from 11 Jul to 12 Jul
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Kuta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the overall value in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (56 reviews)
"Property location is great. Close to the beach, the beach walk mall, and a lot of local shops and restaurants. Breakfast was very good as well. Hotel itself is a bit older than appears in the photos. Bathrooms could use either a very good scrub or a reno."

Reviewed on 20 Nov,2019

Coast Boutique Apartments
Kuta Legian Villa
Kuta Legian Villa
3.5 out of 5
Jln Legian Gg. Lingga Murthi, No.7, Kuta, Bali, 80361
The price is S$209 per night from 12 Jul to 13 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star villa in Kuta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and private pools. Popular attractions Kuta Beach and Legian Beach are located nearby. Discover ...
Kuta Legian Villa
Villa at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Villa at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
4 out of 5
Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta Beach, Kuta, Badung, 80361
Stay at this 4-star beach villa in Kuta. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Kuta Beach and Legian Beach are located nearby. ...
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
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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