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Kuta is made for holidays. It was originally a tiny fishing village until its miles of flawless sand and non-stop gorgeous weather first caught the eye of discerning surfers. Families, romantics, night owls and sunset lovers quickly followed and now the dynamic city is one of the most popular resorts on Bali.

You could spend an entire holiday in Kuta without seeing the same beach twice. Most famous of all is Kuta Beach itself and, with its beautiful white sands and lively atmosphere, it is very appealing. But with so many others to choose from, you can simply pick one to suit your mood. Passionate surfers prefer the black sands and big waves on Echo Beach. Romantics can seldom resist a holiday near pretty Padang Padang cove or the peaceful uncrowded charm of Balangan Beach. The glossy shores at Seminyak are a siren call for chic sunbathing holidaymakers while lovely Legian is quite simply paradise.

Kuta is thrilling for children and promises a holiday with everything from theme parks and water sports to surf lessons and exciting theatre productions. One of the world’s best water parks, Waterbom Park, is minutes from Kuta Beach. For smaller-scale aquatic adventure, try the Circus Waterpark in Tuban, which is perfect for smaller children. All the family will be enchanted by Turtle Island’s fascinating shelled residents, which can be seen during glass bottom boat trips.

You may not have come to Bali to shop on holiday, but in Kuta the temptation is impossible to resist. Discovery Mall and Lippo Mall have loads of modern shopping close to the ocean. Kuta Square Market is more likely to lure traditionalists and the short journey to intriguing Sakawati Market is essential if you’re looking for Balinese arts and crafts.

Kuta is as entertaining as it is relaxing. And for restaurants, bars and clubs, there is nowhere quite as colourful, lively and mesmerising as Kuta Stretch. Smart little cafés and surfer cool characterises an evening at Seminyak. But for a night of tropical escapism, travel a little further south towards Dreamland or Blue Point, where you can enjoy dinner at the edge of the ocean.

For all the beaches and vivid entertainment, discovering Kuta’s ancient culture during your holiday is a must. Uluwatu Temple is a Bali spiritual pillar and one of the island’s six most important temples. Perched on a clifftop above a forest of monkeys, it’s an astonishing sight a short drive from Kuta. Pura Tanah Lot is another remarkable temple to the north and, in Kuta itself, Vihara Dharmayana, is the area’s oldest Chinese Buddhist temple and a oasis of calm in the heart of the busy city.

 Whether you are on honeymoon, holidaying with friends or enjoying a family getaway, Kuta is perfect and closer than you think.

Where to stay in Kuta

Segara Beach featuring tropical scenes, boating and a beach

Kartika Plaza

4/5Very Good!(116 area reviews)

The stunning beaches and beautiful gardens are just a few highlights of Kartika Plaza. Make a stop by Waterbom Bali or Kuta Beach while you're exploring the area.

Kartika Plaza
Dewi Sri, Legian, Bali, Indonesia

Dewi Sri

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Dewi Sri is known for its pristine beaches, and you can make a stop by 3D Trick Art Museum DMZ and Kuta Galeria Shopping Arcade while in the area.

Dewi Sri
Downtown Kuta, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

Downtown Kuta

4/5Very Good!(94 area reviews)

Downtown Kuta is known for its stunning beaches, and you can see some sights area like Beachwalk Shopping Center and Kuta Beach.

Downtown Kuta
Kuta which includes a sandy beach and a luxury hotel or resort

Raya Kuta

4/5Very Good!(22 area reviews)

Raya Kuta is well liked for many features, particularly its beaches, shopping and restaurants. Though there may not be top sights in Raya Kuta, consider stopping by Beachwalk Shopping Center or Kuta Beach, located nearby.

Raya Kuta

Top hotels in Kuta

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Bakung Sari Resort and Spa
Bakung Sari Resort and Spa
3 out of 5
Jl. Singasari, Kuta, Bali
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £15 per night

Located in Kartika Plaza, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kuta Beach and Waterbom Bali. Honorary Consulate of the Netherlands and Swiss Consulate ...

3.5/5Good! (696 reviews)

"Very nice quiet clean place would recommend to travellers of all ages"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

Bakung Sari Resort and Spa
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
5 out of 5
Jl Kartika Plaza, PO. Box 1012, South Kuta, Kuta, Bali
The price is £40 per night

Located in Kartika Plaza, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Bali. Kuta Beach and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (942 reviews)

"Excellent doesn't even begin to describe our stay, the room, staff, food, gardens, pool everything just incredible, we felt like royalty, the breakfast out of this world absolutely amazing, the staff were always super friendly, acknowledging us every time one saw us, beds and pillows super comfortable, ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Bintang Bali Resort
Bintang Bali Resort
4.5 out of 5
JL Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Bali
The price is £43 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Kartika Plaza hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lippo Mall, Waterbom Bali and Discovery Shopping Mall. Kuta Beach and Tuban Beach ...

4.1/5Very Good! (369 reviews)

"Staff very friendly combined bath & shower not good but overall happy to stay there again"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Bintang Bali Resort

Popular places to visit in Kuta

Kuta Beach
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Kuta Beach

4/5(211 reviews)

Head to Bali’s most popular beach to surf, snorkel or socialize, and enjoy the spectacular sunset that has captured the hearts of so many.

Beachwalk Shopping Center
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Beachwalk Shopping Center

4/5(74 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir with a trip to Beachwalk Shopping Center, a popular shopping spot in Kuta. Wander the beautiful beaches or discover the area's beautiful sunsets.

Kuta Square
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Kuta Square

3.5/5(57 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir when you visit Kuta Square, a favourite shopping spot in Kuta. Discover the area's beautiful sunsets and top-notch restaurants.

Poppies Lane II
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Poppies Lane II

5/5(1 review)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Poppies Lane II, a favourite shopping spot in Kuta. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches or simply savour its top-notch restaurants.

Bali Bombing Memorial
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Bali Bombing Memorial

2/5(1 review)

Attend this solemn and graceful reminder of the three-bomb attack that left hundreds from across the globe dead and injured.

Tuban Beach
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Tuban Beach

4/5(36 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Tuban Beach, a popular beach in Kuta. Stroll along the seaside or seek out the surfing spots.

Top things to do in Kuta

Best of Ubud: Monkey Forest, Temple, Waterfall and more
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Best of Ubud: Monkey Forest, Temple, Waterfall and more

£55
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Breakfast with Orangutans at Bali Zoo
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Breakfast with Orangutans at Bali Zoo

£42
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Bali Snorkeling Trip at Blue Lagoon
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Bali Snorkeling Trip at Blue Lagoon

£72
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Best of Ubud Tour with Jungle Swing
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Best of Ubud Tour with Jungle Swing

£74
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Handara Gate, Wanagiri Hidden Hill & Tanah Lot Temple Tour
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Handara Gate, Wanagiri Hidden Hill & Tanah Lot Temple Tour

£53
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Fast Boat Transfer From Bali to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, Gili Meno or Lombok
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Fast Boat Transfer From Bali to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, Gili Meno or Lombok

£77
Per adult

Reviews of Kuta

4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
64
5 - Excellent 33.86243386243386%
4 - Good
80
4 - Good 42.32804232804233%
3 - Okay
35
3 - Okay 18.51851851851852%
2 - Disappointing
6
2 - Disappointing 3.1746031746031744%
1 - Terrible
4
1 - Terrible 2.1164021164021163%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

15 Feb 2020

Close to the airport by taxi.

5/5 - Excellent

Kheng

13 Dec 2019

Great food shopping beach nightlife

5/5 - Excellent

Capt

19 Nov 2019

Kuta is Ideal place to stay for Indian vegiteriaf one desires opt for a daily transport to pick up and drop after sight seeing. Rates of daily Taxi varies from USD 40 to 50 depending upon distance travelled. Very reasonable price in a tourist place.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

16 Nov 2019

Very busy beach

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

10 Nov 2019

Free parking

4/5 - Good

Debbie

2 Nov 2019

Beautiful beach

Cities near Kuta

Bajra Sandhi Monument showing heritage architecture, a monument and interior views

Denpasar

Double Six Beach featuring tropical scenes and a sandy beach

Seminyak

Legian Beach which includes a luxury hotel or resort and a sandy beach

Legian