Kuta Vacations

Known for its long sandy Kuta beach, bars and restaurants, and killer surfing breaks, Kuta was one of the first towns in Bali to be developed as a beach resort. So grab some sunscreen and your board shorts, and prepare to rub shoulders with the surfing world's biggest names. With a constant tension between the preservation of Balinese culture and ... Read more
the globalized demands of a tourist economy, Kuta remains something of a battleground of paradigms. But whether you choose to indulge in the traditional, like Uluwatu Temple or the hedonistic, like Smart Day Spa, Kuta is sure to please.

Kuta places to stay and top hotels

Kuta things to do and experiences

  • Kuta Beach
    7.798 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Sports, Surfing
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  • Uluwatu Temple
    9.062 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple, Landmark
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  • Beachwalk Mall
    8.818 reviews
    Shopping, Mall
    Popular withFamiliesLuxury
  • Waterbom Bali
    9.715 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Entertainment, Water Park
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The best time to visit Bali is in the summer, when temperatures stay in the low 80s (20). But summer visitors shouldn’t expect a secluded island vacation: this lovely time of year attracts honeymooners, surfers ... Read more
and families from around the world. If you’d rather trade fair weather for an island all to yourself, visit during Bali’s humid and rainy monsoon season, when you can upgrade to a nicer hotel for a lower price. Keep in mind that Bali is home to a large Hindu population, so religious holidays like Galungan and Nyepi (the Balinese Day of Silence) might impact vacation plans, though it will also give you a glimpse into the island’s rich culture.

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Miravet, Spain

Bali's answer to Thailand's Pattaya, demonstrating what happens to a once-beautiful stretch of coast once the tackiest western tourists descend on it. The whole place is like one giant neanderthal stag night, with matching entertainment like dwarf boxing and transvestites doing something unspeakable with ping pong balls. We booked one night here simply because it's close (about 20 minutes' drive) to the airport and thankfully the house we took was like a little oasis insulated from the horrors outside. Thankfully not every visitor to the place wants to make it like a low-rent Trump casino, so if you want to explore its redeeming features best to head out early and retire to your sanctuary before the party crowd wakes up.

Singapore, Singapore

Least favourite place in Bali. Dirty beach, cheap places, full of white trash

Recommended for:Budget TravelersBackpackers
Santa Clara, California, USA

Kuta is a busy beachside town in the south of Bali. It's a major tourist hub so expect lots of western restaurants and merchant stalls.

Recommended for:Budget TravelersBackpackers
Seattle, Washington, USA

Kuta is arguably most touristy part of Bali. Be careful not to get ripped off when shopping because they will definitely try to do that if they know you're a foreigner. Apparently there are lots of bars and clubs though!

Recommended for:Family TravelersLuxury TravelersAdventure TravelersNightlife Lovers
Mumbai (Bombay), India

Please avoid even passing by this area. Its just full of tourists and can make you question your choice of coming to Bali. The hotels know how to trick you. AVOID.

If you need a Balinese experience please head inwards towards Ubud.

Sydney, Australia
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Kuta, Lombok (please not to be confused with the eponymous town in South Bali) is the Indonesia you've been looking for and have not found -- a whole coastline of empty white-sand beaches, sheltered bays, and turquoise waters, with great surf breaks for everyone from beginners to experts. There's none of the scheming from Bali, none of the crowds and douchey backpackers from the Gilis. The locals are genuinely nice (not want-something nice) and sincerely surf-crazy, eager to share a meal or show you an out-of-the-way surf spot. An Australian newspaper recently reported on the area's long-awaited boom with an article titled, "Waiting for the Gold Rush," but for now Kuta Lombok is one of the sweetest places in the whole of Indonesia.

Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

The beach itself might be able to deliver on 3 stars on a very good day but Kuta is the worst that Bali has to offer. Everyone visits Kuta but there is no real reason to spend much time here unless you are desperate for a drink and a quick hook up. There are a hand full of good restaurants here -- Ketupat is one but most of Kuta is completely overrun with drunken tourists, hawkers, and tacky tourism.

Recommended for:BackpackersBudget TravelersNightlife LoversStudents
Nizwa, Oman

Kuta Beach is where I first realized that while paradise may indeed be more of a state of mind than an actual place, it is possible to catch fleeting glimpses of it right here on earth. From learning how to surf, to pub crawling around town and enjoying a psychedelic sundowner, Kuta is Indonesia's answer to Phuket and ladies, watch out for the notorious Kuta Cowboys, they'll make your gigolo dreams (or nightmares) come true if you let 'em.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bustling and noisy would be the two words I describe this town. Laden with little shops selling all kinds of souvenirs, it also hosts the largest festivals local Balinese celebrate. Plenty of nice hotels and nicer beaches to go to!

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFamily TravelersFoodiesWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsBackpackers
Jakarta, Indonesia

Busy area of Bali, lot's of shops, restaurants, lot's of activities to choose from. Being with my family and kids I found it not very pleasant at night time, too many youngsters totally drunk walking around. The most you can get of is perhaps having a nice dinner in front of Kuta Beach to enjoy the sunset.