Plan your first trip to Kuta with this quick guide, which provides you with a few of the best ideas you can see and experience on your first day. Most hotels here have Bali’s famous sand and surf mere steps away, and the same can be said for world-class dining and chilling while overlooking Kuta’s dramatic sunsets.
There’s great shopping along the main footpaths of Kuta’s Jalan Pantai, the main beach road, as well as on its southern part, with the Discovery Shopping Mall right across from Waterbom Bali, one of Southeast Asia’s premier waterparks. Kuta is also conveniently right next door to the Ngurah Rai Airport in Tuban, making it an ideal destination for brief stays. Also, the island’s liveliest nightlife scenes are just around the corner in neighbouring Legian and Seminyak. Here are a few to help you plan ahead.
Kuta Beach at a Glance
Kuta is Bali’s most famous beach. It was once a fishing village that evolved into a surfing mecca. In addition to the great surf, it’s also one of the island’s major nightlife hubs. Basically, it offers something for all visitors. For sure, it’s a favourite for budget travellers. There’s countless restaurants, bars, a big mall, the largest waterpark in Southeast Asia, and a wide variety of hotels to suit any pocket.
WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT KUTA:
- Great for backpackers to medium budget travellers
- Lots of fun things to do, from surfing to waterslides and vertical bungee
- Good choice of dining spots
- Wide range of hotel prices
- Plenty of nightlife options with Legian’s nightclubs nearby