Jalan Pantai Kuta is primarily a shopping street located in the southern part of Bali which is only 0.3 km away from the Kuta Beach. The road runs down the Kuta Beach from Jl. Legian and then parallel to the beach. Also called as Kuta Beach Walking Street, Jalan Pantai Kuta has a one-way street which is also buzzing with nightlife and exotic restaurants serving lip-smacking delicacies. A visit to this place is inevitable if you are in Bali.
From local shops to world brands, Jalan Pantai Kuta is an all-inclusive attraction in Bali. The Pantai Kuta Street will allow you to immerse yourself in the traffic jams with fast food joints all over the streets, aggressive hawkers, night clubs, tattoo shops, art stalls, best beachfront, and more than 50 dive bars. Walking along the pavements is the best option if you want to enjoy the best of this place.
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Shopping at Jalan Pantai Kuta
Starting from the ‘Bemo Corner’ intersection, visitors can find souvenir shops, spas, art kiosks, kids’ items, leather shops, and a lot more. Here is an index of shops where you can find a multitude of things to include in your shopping list:
Kuta Kidz: Heading towards the western corner of Bemo Corner, this shop will provide you with tropical resort wear for children. From animal prints to floral, they have a selected collection of t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, and sweaters for kids aged 1 to 2. The range of their clothes is between IDR 60,000 to 1,00,000 (INR 290 to 490).
Pithecanthropus, Kuta: Before you make your way towards the beach, you will come across shops dealing with tattoo art, leather shops, spas, beauty salons, art kiosks, etc. This is a fashion boutique where you will find an assortment of clothing, handicrafts, ornaments, puppets, batik motifs, ikat tie-dyed weaves, and traditional wooden Javanese and Balinese masks to decor your living room.
Super Watch: This is one of the “100 % genuine fake” watch outlets where you can find Rolex, Seiko, and Omega watch replicas. It is worth a browse while your visit to Kuta as you may not find anything so close to the originals. Know that the prices are lesser than USD 80 (INR 5,600), but you can also try finding more varieties at higher rates.
The Snow Lion Gallery: Looking for some Tibetan artefacts? This shop has a good enough collection of Tibetan Buddhist meditation accessories like singing bowls, mala beads, Thangka paintings, embroidered pillowcases, and hand-painted Himalayan ceramics.
MBM Factory Outlet: Check out this store for heavily discounted branded clothing for kids, teens, and adults. This factory outlet will have t-shirts, trousers, jackets, sweaters and a lot more to explore at reasonably low prices.
Horiko’s South Sea Bali Pearls: This place is perfect for someone who is an aficionado of pearls, jewellery, tribal and floral motifs. You can either buy south sea pearls as standalone collectable pieces or as set jewellery in the form of drop earrings and vintage string necklaces.
Nadya Silver: If you are searching for some silver jewellery then, do visit this shop. It has a fancy collection of silver jewellery which they also export and repair for free if found damaged.
Central Wave Painting: This tiny packed shop is best to drop into if you want to take back a souvenir for yourself. The owner-painters showcase their painting skills when someone wants to buy a painting. Their prices start from as low as IDR 80,000 (INR 390) and increase with the size of the paintings.
Magi Shop: You will find this shop right before entering the Kuta Beach. It is for people looking for extra large sizes of clothes. From XXL to 4XL, they have the perfect fitting shirts, trousers, and other garments for you. They can also alter it according to your size.
Besides these shops, there is also Blue Panic, where you can find top surf clothing brands; Sook, which is known to use recycled items to create ethnic style fashion for men and women; Variations, which sells a fancy party wear collection for women and men.
Restaurants at Kuta Beach Walking Street
Along with buying items, you can relish the Balinese and cosmopolitan cuisine when on a visit to Jalan Pantai Kuta. Here is a list of food joints where you gorge on some of the delicious cuisines:
Made’s Warung: Since 1969, this place has been serving customers with Balinese, Indonesian, Japanese, and Western dishes. You can also get a cold draught Bintang at IDR 30,000 for a pint at this place.
Un’s Paradise Restaurant: You can easily escape from the traffic of Kuta by finding this place at the back of a narrow alley. Amidst frangipani trees, this restaurant is known for serving European cuisine and Indonesian specialities as well. It also has a bar with an incredibly fantastic collection of cocktails. It is best if you set a candlelit dinner for yourself at this place. The price range for their main course is between IDR 43,000 to 126,000 (INR 200 to 650).
Angel’s Essence Restaurant (Kuta Angel Hotel): You can not only enjoy an exquisite cuisine but also stay over for a night at this place. From light bites to a hefty platter of Balinese cuisine, you will be able to refill yourself before continuing your walk on the Kuta Street. Prices range between IDR 20,000 to 99,000 (INR 98 to 489).
Icelab: Crash this place to enjoy a premium homemade gelato ranging from tiramisu, pistachio, lemon, milk chocolate, mango, cheesecake, coconut, and salted caramel flavoured ice-cream. The servings can cost up to USD 3 (INR 210).
Feast at Sheraton Kuta Bali Resort: This feast provides a grand buffet in an intimate setting. You can be at your comfort and dine on various assortments of starters to main course and desserts.
Besides these places, you can also visit the famous Hard Rock Cafe, or Jamie’s Italian, Rosso Vivo Dine & Lounge, Seven Rooftop Bar, Bene Italian Kitchen, and Papa’s Limoncello.
Best Time to Visit
The period from April to October is an excellent time to visit Jalan Pantai Kuta. The weather is dry with sunny sky but lowest in humidity. Hence, you can stroll on the Kuta street and loosen your pocket.
How to Reach Jalan Pantai Kuta
Jalan Pantai Kuta is situated 0.3 km away from Kuta Beach and is very easily accessible. After landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, you can take a local bus which will take 40 minutes to reach Jalan Pantai Kuta and will cost you $ 3 (INR 210). Or you can also opt for a local taxi which will cost $20 (INR 1,400). This will take you about 25 minutes.
Jalan Pantai Kuta usually has heavy traffic because of the one-way road; hence, be prepared to walk for a considerable distance. Also, wear comfortable clothes footwear and carry the right amount of cash as this place is known explicitly for shopping.