Kuta

Travel Guide
Jimbaran Beach which includes food and a sunset

With beaches, amusement parks, nightlife and traditional Balinese culture and architecture, this city is one of the most popular island attractions in Indonesia.

Kuta is a tourist-friendly city near the southernmost point of Bali. The Balinese often call it “downtown,” because this is one of the busiest hubs on the island. The once sleepy fishing village, and former Dutch colony, turned into a vacationers’ dream when international investors discovered it in the 20th century. The beaches are the highlight in Kuta, but there is plenty of retail and culture to be found too.

For surfing and sunbathing, visit Kuta Beach, which has safe swimming between the flags and is great for sunsets too. Also popular are Legian Beach and Tuban Beach. Rent snorkel or dive gear to explore the reefs, or hop on a glass bottom boat to stay dry while seeing tropical fish around Turtle Island.

Kuta Square has cheap shopping and is surrounded by religious monuments and traditional Balinese buildings. Even though you can get American-style fast food here, the delicious Indonesian rice dishes and snacks are too good to resist.

Take the kids to the various theme parks, such as Waterbom Bali, or stop in for a one-hour comedy and illusion show about Balinese culture at the Kuta Theater.

The Bali Bombing Memorial is a grim reminder of the terrorist attacks on tourists bars, but more than a decade later Kuta has moved on and the nightlife is as good as ever. Crimes are frequent though, so watch your belongings and drinks. You may get offers for drugs, but those are strictly prohibited. Despite this, Kuta is a friendly place and most people have a hassle-free vacation.

An international airport is just a 15-minute drive from Kuta. Walking or “bemo” taxis are the best ways to get around town. If you rent a bike or scooter wear protective gear, because accidents are common.

In lively Kuta, traditional and modern attractions provide a nice break after a morning on the beach and many people return here year after year to enjoy a relaxing vacation surrounded by comfort.

Where to stay in Kuta

Grand Inna Kuta
Grand Inna Kuta
4 out of 5
Jl Pantai Kuta No 1 Kuta, Br. Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali
The price is ¥3,621 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kuta hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kuta Beach, Waterbom Bali, and Beachwalk Shopping Center. Legian Beach and Double ...
4/5 Very Good! (998 reviews)
"nice hotel right on the beach excellent service and nice pool poor tv for English speakers"

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Grand Inna Kuta
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
5 out of 5
Jalan Pantai Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali
The price is ¥5,894 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
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 ...
4.1/5 Very 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 Jan 7, 2021

Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Bali Garden Beach Resort
Bali Garden Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Bali
The price is ¥4,047 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 30
Located in Kartika Plaza, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Kuta Beach and Beachwalk Shopping Center. Legian Beach and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (998 reviews)
"I was looking forward to staying at this hotel but was disappointed with the room. Stayed forb6 nights. The room was ok but the mattress in my room was in desperate need for an upgrade. The mattress was old and curved resulting in a valley in the middle. I tried to deal with it but after the second ..."

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Bali Garden Beach Resort
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.
Sunset Residence Condotel
Sunset Residence Condotel
3 out of 5
Jl. Dewi Sri no. 11, Kuta, Bali
The price is ¥1,992 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Located in Dewi Sri, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kuta Galeria Shopping Arcade and Krisna. Bali Bombing Memorial and Poppies Lane II are also ...
2.4/5 (9 reviews)
"Good place to stay but needs some TLC. Staff re very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2017

Sunset Residence Condotel
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 a 5-minute walk of Poppies Lane II and Bali Bombing Memorial. Kuta Beach and Kuta Square ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (382 reviews)
"It was nice ,but service at front desk took for ever"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Kuta Townhouse Apartments
Coast Boutique Apartments
Coast Boutique Apartments
3 out of 5
Jl. Pantai Kuta Gang, Wina, Kuta, Bali
The price is ¥5,372 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
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 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (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 Nov 20, 2019

Coast Boutique 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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