Kuta Tourism

If ever there is a place which promises 24 hours of fun unlimited, Kuta it is! Situated in the south of Bali, this beach town boasts of something for everyone! Kuta tourism gives you an amazing opportunity to spend all day surfing, shopping or sight-seeing. In the evenings enjoy a glorious sunset on Kuta beach and as day turns to night, you can head to one of the many nightclubs to party the night away.

Kuta’s long sandy beaches stretch till the eye can see and it attracts surfers from all over the world. A bustling street runs along the beach, dotted with restaurants, shops, bars and malls offering myriad shopping, drinking and dining choices. Hotels and resorts are galore to suit every type of tourist. And if you are looking for a high voltage nightlife, Kuta is the perfect party destination for you.

Things to do in Kuta

Kuta tourism offers several exciting activities for all visitors. Here’s a Kuta tour guide of things that capture the essence of Kuta.

1. Kuta Beach

Kuta beach, with its breath-taking sunset vistas, is considered Bali’s topmost sunset destination. Follow it up with a lip-smacking dinner at one of the clusters of beachside cafes. Surfing is another delightful activity to indulge in with the perfect beach breaks. A visit to the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation centre is also highly recommended.

2. Waterbom

A trip to Waterbom, the oldest and largest waterpark in Bali, promises a rollicking good time, especially if you are with children. But even if you’re not, there are enough exciting rides for adults and a swim-up bar too. 

3. Kuta Theatre

A series of small theatres which host dazzling magic, traditional dance and cultural shows makes for a great evening in Kuta.

4. Vihara Dharmayan

Any Kuta travel guide will tell you that as you step inside this over-200-year old Buddhist Temple, a sense of calmness comes over you. Its eastern style architecture, huge murals and distinct red walls and pillars wrapped by fiery dragons gives a glimpse of Kuta’s rich cultural heritage.

5. Upside Down World

If you have a couple of hours in your Kuta city tour, you must make a trip to the Upside Down World with your kids. As the name suggests, it has assorted rooms with quirky concepts and gravity-less experiences. Don’t forget to take your cameras.

6. Seminyak   

Make a trip to Seminyak, a short ride away from Kuta. Enjoy the glorious beaches of Seminyak or a day with the kids at Dream Museum Zone, an interactive art gallery which has 3D life size murals and illusions to play with.

Two major tourist attractions a short ride away during your Kuta tour are Tanah Lot, a temple which sits on a large offshore rock and Uluwatu Temple perched on top of a steep cliff.

How to reach Kuta

Air – To get to Kuta you must take a flight to Denpasar Bali Airport. All major international cities are connected directly to Denpasar by flight.

Road - From the airport you can either take a taxi or rent a car (even without a driver is available), or take a bus to Kuta.

The distance between Denpasar and Kuta is approximately 10 kms and will take you less than 30 minutes by taxi / car. 

The Trans Sargabita bus to Kuta will take about 40 minutes. It is important to note that buses do not ply at night after 10 pm. Also keep change in the local currency handy for the bus ticket.

Food and restaurants in Kuta

Tourism in Kuta Bali offers food experiences that will satiate all your food cravings, thanks to the variety of cuisines that are available here. From prize winning small warungs to fine dining restaurants, you will find them all here.

Here is a guide to help you with your food choices. Sample authentic local food at Sanur Village Street Food and night market with its mobile food carts and food stands. Try terong pedas, ayam goreng, pekedel kantong and lawar here.

Ma Joly, with its impeccable setting against the gorgeous backdrop of the Indian Ocean, makes for a memorable romantic dinner.

Fat Chow for Asian fare, Spice Mantra for Indian food, Colosseum for Italian food and Bluefin for a creative fusion Japanese menu, are some of the many dining options.

Enjoy local cuisine at The PaD Grill & Bar along with international and Australian food.

Want authentic flavours but want to go easy on the pocket? Then a trip to Warung Nikmat is recommended.

A tour of Kuta will prove to you that dessert fanatics can indulge in some mouth-watering delicacies in Kuta in niche coffee shops and charming patisseries.

Shopping in Kuta

Kuta tour Bali has a surprising number of shopping options, right from huge upmarket malls to local street shopping.

Kuta Square is the major shopping district lined with the Kuta Art Market, boutiques, jewellery and surf shops. It has arty Balinese souvenirs – wooden carvings, masks, shirts, sarongs and shells. Don’t forget to bargain here for good deals.

The four-storey Matahari Departmental Store houses everything from clothes to Indonesian merchandise to food to housing items.

Right opposite the Kuta beach is the Beachwalk Shopping Centre. You can find international brands here as well as local boutiques. In the centre of Kuta town stands Discovery Shopping Mall.

Krisna Souvenir Shop is a one-stop shop for all kinds of souvenirs and trinkets. You may find things better priced here than at other shops.

Make a trip to Legian Street to discover local treasures and trinkets, brightly coloured tropical clothes, unique souvenirs and art markets

Nightlife in Kuta

If you are looking for an action-packed night of club hopping and pub crawling during your Kuta travel, go no further! Nights come alive at Kuta’s discotheques and pubs, rooftop bars and beach clubs. Listen to jazz, rock, hip hop or dance the night away, the choice is yours.

Bounty Discotheque is a legendary disco at Kuta where you can show ‘em those funky moves or join the sexy dancers in the human sized bird cages. Paddy’s pub has fun themed parties and Engine Room with its resident team of DJ’s cranks up the music with a splendid mix. Craft beers, karaoke nights, live bands, it’s all here at Kuta, the Mecca for party animals.

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Is Kuta worth visiting? 

Kuta is the most popular tourist hub in Bali. This beach town boasts of the gorgeous Kuta Beach perfect for surfers. Kuta is also well-known for its nightlife with a wide range of restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs. If you like shopping, food and action, Kuta is the place for you.

What is there to do in Kuta? 

Enjoy a glorious sunset at Kuta Beach or go surfing on the gentle waves. If you like fun activities with your family you can head to Waterbom or go to Upside Down World to enjoy the quirky concepts and gravity-less experiences. If you are a night animal, the variety of bars and nightclubs will make your visit worth it.

How far is Kuta from airport? 

Kuta is about 10 kms from the Denpasar International Airport. It takes a little less than half an hour by road to get to Kuta from the airport. You can either take a taxi or rent a car from the airport or take the Trans Sargabita bus to Kuta.

What is there to do in Kuta at night? 

Enjoy the sunset with a cocktail at one of the oceanfront bars and continue late into the night. Have an intimate candle-light dinner by the sea in one of the beach restaurants. Sky Garden offers an amazing rooftop barbecue under the stars. Enjoy Kuta’s nightlife with partying and dancing. Craft beers, karaoke nights, live bands, it’s all here at Kuta.

How long does it take from Kuta to Ubud? 

The journey from Kuta to Ubud is approximately 35 km. It takes a little over an hour to get there by road.

Is Kuta a city?

Kuta Town is the best-known tourist destination on the island of Bali. It is popular for its active nightlife, beautiful beaches, bustling streets, varied cuisines and vibrant shopping.

How far is Gili from Kuta? 

Gili Islands are 105 kms from Kuta. To go to Gili Islands from Kuta, you first need to go by road to Padang Bai harbour which is a 1.5- hour drive depending on traffic. Padang Bai Harbour, a transit spot, offers fast boat services which take you on direct rides to Gili Trawangan, the largest of the Gili Islands.

How far is Nusa Dua from Kuta? 

Nusa Dua is 12.7 km from Kuta. It takes about 25 min to get to Nusa Dua by road. Some of the options of driving to Nusa Dua from Kuta include hiring a local taxi or renting a car.

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