Kuta Travel Guide

Vibrant and Never Sleep

  • Best recommendation hotels and villas in Kuta area
  • From restaurants to exotic street foods must try 
  • Let's get the party started!
  • Best things to do in Kuta
  • Kaching! It's shoping time at recommended shopping malls in Kuta
  • Dozens of tattoo studios and talented artists are ready to color your skin
  • Best places for your Mind, Body and Soul in Kuta

Where it all began

Kuta is where the modern era of tourism in Bali began. It is known for its long sandy beach and great waves for surfing (beginners and intermediate), as well as its wild nightlife and high concentration of bars, nightclubs, and hotels. It is popular with younger travelers and those on a budget s there is still plenty of cheap accommodation to choose from. Traffic is really mad sometimes and it can get really busy, but it is still a great place to meet people and have fun.

Kuta area attracts a very international and mixed set of travelers. Some travelers find Kuta to be overdeveloped and overwhelming, while others love the action and liveliness. As a historical center of tourism, it should not be missed. Many Australians love this place and come here since decades - first as backpackers and now with their families. It's simply a very easy going place, yet very busy. It offers everything you need for a fun holiday while the prices are still low compared to Seminyak for example.

Right Now: Weather in Kuta

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Why Kuta

Affordable Accommodation
Hotels & Resorts in Kuta

Affordable Accommodation

Kuta beach is lined by beachfront hotels, which range from moderately priced to luxurious. Farther back from the beach are hundreds of mid-range budget hotels geared for guest who's traveling on budget.

List of Hotels in Kuta

Exclusive Villas
A Space for Your Privacy

Exclusive Villas

If you want to enjoy more private place just for your self or family, dozen of beautifully designed villas in Kuta area can be an excellent choice for you.

Villas in Kuta

Where to Eat in Kuta
Bon Appétit

Where to Eat in Kuta

Everything is here! International Fast food & Café chains, Indonesian Warungs serving local food, dining in upper class hotel restaurants. Staying in Kuta will definitely come with many choices for going out.

Restaurants in Kuta

Nightlife & Party

Kuta Nightlife

Yes, that is also what Kuta is very famous for. Experienced Kuta after midnight. It's wild, at times rough, crazy, and loud. Kuta loves the night!

Things to do in Kuta
Let's do Kuta!

Things to do in Kuta

There are plenty of choices fun activities that you can do in Kuta. Check out this recommended list of things to do in Kuta handpicked by our editor.

Fun Activities in Kuta

Malls in Kuta

Shopping Malls

When it comes to Shopping, Kuta has really advanced in the last few years. Beside the common shops that line the streets of Bali, selling all types of cheap souvenirs and t-shirts. several shopping malls & international brands are within short distance.

Home for Tattoo Artists

Tattoo Studios in Kuta

Kuta is one of the center of Tattoo Studios filled with talented tattoo artists from Bali and international. Don't forget to try to get some ink on your skin.

Spas in Kuta

Treat Yourself in Best Spas

After doing all tiring activities, surfing, shopping spree, and wild party at night. Now it's the time for you to pamper yourself in best spas in Kuta area.

The Veritable Garden of Pleasures

Sunset & Beach

Kuta Beach is famous for its sunsets. After the sunset tourists hit the town and go for shopping or visit one of the countless restaurants. A wide variety of local souvenirs can also be bought from vendors on and along the beach. Bargaining is essential here. 

Bali is famous for its beaches, and none is more famous than Kuta Beach. Traditionally an unimportant place for the Balinese, it was first popularized by visiting surfers, and then by backpackers travelling through Southeast Asia. Restaurants and hotels began to spring up to accommodate visitors, and the area grew from there, becoming the most popular and crowded in Bali. 

Today, a busy street runs along the beach, lined with apartments, malls, hotels, convenience stores, restaurants, and bars blasting music. The beach is full of chairs and loungers for rent (50.000Rp per day) and vendors are everywhere. Many local and visiting families with children play in the water, which is safe but can have strong currents at times, and is dirtier than in other places. Kuta Beach’s, small and gentle waves and soft sand bottom make this a popular place for people learning to surf, and there can be hundreds of surfers out on any given day, even if there are no waves. Add in joggers, yoga enthusiasts, and groups playing football, volleyball, and beach tennis, and you have a beach that is always alive and full of action. 

If you are looking for a place to relax in peace and quiet, this is not it, but if you want to experience the heart of Bali’s busy beach culture, or see one of its most historic tourist locations, Kuta Beach is worth at least one visit. Be advised that the traffic here is some of the heaviest on the island and parking is often non-existent, especially for cars, so try to get dropped off by a driver or taxi, or park far away from the beach and take a long walk through the busy alleys of Kuta to get here. 

To beat the crowds (maybe) come early in the morning, when everyone is still sleeping, but for the full-on Kuta Beach experience, come at sunset, when mobs of tourists watch the sun go down with a drink, snap photos of each other, and gear up for a wild night on the town.

Crime, Drugs & Prostitution

Although Bali is a safe place compared to many other holiday destinations in the world, one still needs to be aware that crime does indeed exist. Particularly in an area like Kuta, where the exotic mixture of sun, holidays, cheap alcohol, and party mood attract the dark side of doing business.

Most people who get harassed, mugged or hurt are very drunk. Because they are of course, the easiest targets. Your safety is If you give into the temptation to follow the call of many street hustlers selling you drugs and propose to take you to young women, after they offered you harmless transportation services, then anything can happen and your safety is at risk. 

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Fun activities to do in Bali
Fun activities to do in Bali

Fun activities to do in Bali

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Kuta Highlights

Bali Nightlife
Bali Loves the Night

Bali Nightlife

Kuta tends to pull in a younger, wilder crowd with megaclubs, ultra-cheap drinks, and a musical focus on reggae, top 40, R&B, and mainstream dance music.

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Ride the Waves!

Surfing in Kuta

The waves are changing according to high and low tides and depending on the time of the day, surfing in Kuta is great for beginners and advanced. No corals that can harm you. Board rentals available every 20m on the beach.

A Beachfront Mall

Beachwalk Mall Kuta

Beachwalk Mall Kuta, is a mall in a great location the legendary Kuta Beach. There are many branded stores, restaurants and a cinema we can visit while visiting Kuta area.

Kuta Beach
The Busiest Beach on The Island

Kuta Beach

This area is always full of people walking, surfing, playing, relaxing, and shopping from morning ‘til night. The beach is also very long and wide so even if some areas might feel crowded one can always find an empty spot to enjoy some quiet time.

Enjoy Kuta Beach

Grand Ixora Hotel
Grand Ixora Hotel

Grand Ixora Hotel

Strategically located budget hotel. Walking distance to Waterbom, Discovery Mall, Lippo Mall and Kuta Beach.

A Hotel in a Great Location

Keep Bali Clean
Bali Needs You!

Keep Bali Clean

We would love to remind each and everyone of you, that Bali, is even more in need of your conscious handling of trash, than your hometown. And to be fair, many many visitors are very aware of the situation.

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Stay Fit on Your Holiday!

Gym in Kuta

Wanna stay fit during your holiday in Bali? Lucky you, there are several recommended gyms located in Kuta area. Some of them provide classes and certified instructors that you can hire to motivate and guide your training.

BIMC Hospitals Bali
Health Care Services


BIMC Hospitals on Bali deliver international standard of health care services and medical treatments for residents and tourists. Encompasses three Centres of Excellence: the 24h Accident & Emergency Centre, 24h Medical Centre and the CosMedic Centre. 

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Convenient Places to Shop

Supermarkets in Kuta

You don't need to worry to find Supermarkets in Kuta, there are many supermarkets in main roads of Kuta providing foods, fresh baked breads, drinks, toiletries and any other hings you might need during your Holiday.

Bring Bali Goods Home

Gift Shops in Kuta

If you want to buy something to be brought home as a reminder if you ever visited Bali, there are many shops selling local products including arts and handicrafts, foods, clothes, jewelry and many more.

Let's Learn How to Surf

Surf Schools in Kuta

If you want to be cool like a real surfer but don't know where to start while visiting Bali, don't worry because there are dozens of surf schools in Kuta with experienced instructors on board.

Arrive at The Bali Airport
Welcome to Bali

Arrive at The Bali Airport

The airport is located in the south of Bali and very near to most of Bali's main tourist areas. The international and domestic terminals are next to each other. It is only take 15 minutes away to reach Kuta Beach, when there is no traffic.

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A Beautiful Memorial

Ground Zero Monument

The Bali Bombing Memorial or Ground Zero Monument was built in the memory of terror attack that took place on 12th October, 2002 in Bali. The names of all the victim were craved on the marble plaque.


Kuta Beach Bali

Kuta Beach - Sunset Atmosphere