Kuta

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Jimbaran Beach which includes a sunset and food

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

The Stones - Legian, Bali - Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
The Stones - Legian, Bali - Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
5 out of 5
Jl. Raya Pantai Kuta, Banjar Legian Kelod, Kuta, Bali
The price is £33 per night from 23 Sep to 23 Sep
This family-friendly Kuta hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Kuta Beach and Legian Beach. Double Six Beach and Eat Street are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)
"A/c didn’t seem to work consistently in room. Bufffet breakfast was good-food ordered from menu was cold. Staff was great. Love the pool."

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2021

The Stones - Legian, Bali - Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
5 out of 5
Jalan Pantai Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali
The price is £43 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
This family-friendly Kuta hotel is located by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of Kuta Beach and Kuta Square. Tuban Beach and Legian Beach are also within 1 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (993 reviews)
Great family hotel, Great staff okay.. food & room
"Awesome family hotel. Nice facilities - pool, gym, kids club. Okay, food. The room is clean, comfortable but lacks design. Looks like all the furniture is from Ikea. This hotel is in Bali and bail has the best furniture makers. It seems easy to make the rooms unique by adding Indonesian and Balinese ..."

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2021

Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Grand Barong Resort
Grand Barong Resort
3.5 out of 5
Popies street II, Kuta, Bali
Located in Downtown Kuta, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beachwalk Shopping Center and Bali Bombing Memorial. Kuta Beach and Kuta Square are also within ...
3.9/5Very Good! (405 reviews)
"Love coming back to the Barong each year. Pros: It's value for money, great location, 2 great pool areas, long term staff that welcome you back, as clean as you'll get in Bali, buffet breakfast and restaurant food is great. Cons: No gym, annoying spa staff bothering you to get massages at double ..."

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

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Grand Barong Resort
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Coast Boutique Apartments
Coast Boutique Apartments
3 out of 5
Jl. Pantai Kuta Gang, Wina, Kuta, Bali
The price is £41 per night from 23 Sep to 23 Sep
Located in Downtown Kuta, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kuta Beach and Poppies Lane II. Beachwalk Shopping Center and Kuta Square are also within ...
4.2/5Excellent! (56 reviews)
"Property location is great. Close to the beach, the beach walk mall, and a lot of local shops and restaurants. Breakfast was very good as well. Hotel itself is a bit older than appears in the photos. Bathrooms could use either a very good scrub or a reno."

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2019

Coast Boutique Apartments
Jukung Villas Kuta
Jukung Villas Kuta
3 out of 5
Jl. Poppies Lane I, Gg. Sorga, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Kuta, Bali
Located in Downtown Kuta, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Bali Bombing Memorial, Kuta Beach and Poppies Lane II. Beachwalk Shopping Center and ...
4/5Very Good! (7 reviews)
Wonderful
"It was like a home away from home. Everyone was really helpful and the villas were beautiful and clean!"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2019

Jukung Villas Kuta
Kuta Townhouse Apartments
Kuta Townhouse Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Poppies Lane 1, Agung Art Market, Kuta, Bali
This family-friendly Kuta aparthotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Kuta Beach and Bali Bombing Memorial. Kuta Square and Kuta Art Market ...
4.1/5Very Good! (382 reviews)
"It was nice ,but service at front desk took for ever"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Kuta Townhouse Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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