Kuta Town – Bali Indonesia
Reasons to Visit or Stay in Kuta:
- GREAT shopping
- Fun clubs
- Vibrant, bustling scene
- Fun beach break surfing
- Easy walking distance to tons of restaurants and bars
- Live music & DJ sets
- Relaxed beach lounging
- Cheap happy hour deals
Reasons to Stay Elsewhere:
- Very crowded/touristy
- Beach and ocean is often littered with trash
- Hassling from street salesmen
- Loud/noisy, even into late night hours
- Lack of culture or ‘local’ feel
Best Things To Do in Kuta:
- Learn to surf. Kuta Beach is one of the best and most popular places for beginners to take a surf lesson on Bali. You’ll find many surf schools up and down the beach – ask around to see who offers the best prices, and do your research beforehand to see which ones have the best reviews.
- Visit the waterpark! Named one of the Top 3 Waterparks in the World and the #1 Waterpark in Asia, Kuta’s Waterbom Bali is an excellent place to spend a day in the sun. Open daily from 9am to 6pm (excluding Nyepi Day, or Day of Silence), this is an awesome time for families, couples or groups of friends.
- Have an awesome meal. There’s no lack of dining options in Kuta, whether you prefer inexpensive local food at a warung, a delicious wood-fired pizza in a low-key setting, or a world class meal at a swanky restaurant. Some of our favorite options in Kuta are Poppies Restaurant, Kori Restaurant & Bar, Black House Burgers, Papa’s Limoncello Bali Ristorante and Un’s Restaurant, among others. Go for sunset for bonus ambience points.
- Party down. If you’re into the clubbing scene, you’re in the right spot. Head to popular spots like Pyramid Club Bali, Sky Garden, District Club and even Hard Rock Cafe for dancing, music, and cocktails. Just remember not to overdo it, and make sure to keep an eye on your personal belongings and all members of your group!
For those interested in a more low-key, relaxing environment, we recommend a short drive northwest to the towns of Legian, Seminyak or Canggu, where the crowds are slightly older, the hotels, restaurants and bars are less hectic, and the shops and galleries more upscale.
A popular locale for young, party-inclined Aussie tourists, Kuta is often considered the ‘Cancun of Australia’. Make of that what you will. There are, however, great deals to be had on inexpensive dining, accommodation, souvenir shopping and spa services.
Please check back as we add more about this popular beach town! We’ve taken some good video footage of people partying at the clubs as well as the beach during the day. There’s quite a bit you should know before staying in or visiting Kuta – it’s really not for everyone, so we hope to offer tips to make the most of your time here. Enjoy, and let us know if you have any tips to add to the list!