Bali’s best-known and popular resort is Kuta Beach on the South-Western tip of the Indonesian island. This former rustic and simple fishing town has undergone a transformation in recent times as tourist hotspot, and thrill seekers have headed to the region to enjoy some of the most stunning beaches and great surf that Indonesia has to offer. Nearby resorts of Tuban, Legian and Seminyak are all within walking distance, and Kuta is often used to encompass the entire geographic area.
Kuta remains the most popular destination in Bali, particular with younger travelers. Aside from the surf scene, shopping, nightlife and the general party vibe are the main draws to the resort. The resort has some great bars and restaurants but there is more to the town than a typical holiday resort. Spa and massages are a popular alternative to the hectic lifestyle the town is famed for and yoga classes are popular down the coast in Seminyak.
Finding private accommodation in Kuta: Renting apartments and beachside villas
However you choose to spend your time in the region it is important to get the right accommodation. If you are here to party look out for Kuta apartments that are close to the best bars and clubs. If you are travelling with a large group, costs can be slashed by sharing one of Kuta’s many holiday villas. You may even get a swimming pool as well as all the usual household amenities you would expect form quality holiday accommodation.
Wimdu helps you tailor your Bali holiday to suit your own needs. Instead of cramped, tourist orientated hotels look to add more flexibility, individuality and ultimately affordability to your stay. Take a beautiful villa by Kuta beach or an apartment in the heart of the action in town. If you are with children or prefer more privacy it would be best to find holiday accommodation in the quieter resorts such as Legian and Seminyak.
Did you know ?
- The word ‘ketchup’ comes from the Indonesian word ‘kecap’ – the word for sauce!
- The Indonesia archipelago has over a quarter of all marine life in the world!
- Hinduism is the largest practiced religion on the island and has a deep impact on the culture and architecture of Kuta. Bali is the only Indonesian island with a Hindu majority.
- Bali is just one of over 17,000 islands that make up Indonesia.
SurfKuta Beach is famed for both its breaking waves and waist deep waters, making it an ideal location for surfing beginners and intermediates. There is also an excellent choice of lessons at very competitive prices, making Kuta one of the best places to learn how to Surf. Further along the coast there are some great breaks for more advanced Surfers and these have grown in popularity in recent times.
PartyKuta is the party capital of Bali and draws thousands of young tourists to its renowned night scene every year. Bars and clubs are plentiful and internationally renowned DJ’s and performers often fill the agenda. Hard Rock Café Bali is a particular favorite for visitors as well as Samudera Bar on the beach front. For those hoping to try the clubbing experience should head over to the Boshe VVIP Club or really let loose in The Bounty .
ShoppingSurf brands such as Rip Curl, Billabong and Quicksilver have many stores in Kuta and are generally priced at 30%-50% lower than you will pay back home. Large western styled shopping malls are also found in Kuta, of which Bali Mall Galleria is probably the largest and moth worst a visit for bargain hunters. For more localize and authentic crafts and souvenirs head on over to Leigan Street, where you will find markets and stores offering handmade clothes and local delicacies.
WaterparksA popular day trips for visitors are the islands fantastic water parks. The biggest of which is Waterbom Bali located just south of Kuta. Packed with leisure facilities, rides, slides and pools, the 3.8 Ha of grounds offer fun for all ages. Surrounded by lush gardens, ample shade and the beach the waterpark is an ideal day out for those who want to have fun and cool off. New Kuta green Park offers fun for families and those with smaller children as well as parent rides. Located to the west of the city, the park also has a great range of outdoor activities.
Aside from the more typical holiday resort delights Kuta has many options for those looking for a bit more form their holiday.
Denpasar International Airport (DPS), is only 15 minutes for the center of Kuta. Making traveling in very easy. Most travelers will take private taxi from the airport to their holiday apartment in central Kuta or to the villas on the beach. Expect to pay around $5-8 dollars for this trip. Alternatively you can take the former backpacking favorite the Bemo, this small blue bus still runs for the airport into town. Once there Kuta is easily managed on foot and it is advisable you do not use transport such is the congestion in the town center. There are main public buses that can take you the otter attractions such as the waterparks and temples.