Kuta beach heralded the era of tourism in Bali. A few minutes away from the Bali airport, Kuta attracts hundreds of visitors to its golden sands and surf waves making it one of the busiest and liveliest beaches the country has to offer. A plethora of cheap options for accommodation, food and beach clubs make this ideal for young travellers seeking a fun beach holiday.
Kuta Beach is popular for its jaw-dropping sunsets and vibrant nightlife. It is quite deservedly one of the best-known tourist areas of Bali. It is a fun destination that can cater to a mixed bag of travellers. It is continually developing and adding to its popularity. Kuta Beach is clean, well-maintained and safe, despite all the aggressive beach vendors.
Kuta Beach is one of the scuba diving hotspots in Bali. There are several world-class diving sites located at a short boat ride’s distance from the main Kuta Beach. It is also a well-known destination for surfing. However, the shoreline can be slightly dangerous for beginners.
For those looking to relax, there are several spa and massage options available. As Kuta is one of the most competitive places, the prices are also the lowest. Many places even offer discounts for group purchases. You can spend your evenings at the beach, enjoying the wonderful sunset. Kuta Beach usually gets crowded towards the evening. If you wish for a calmer space, then you can head slightly north along the beach, where the crowds are relatively sparse.
Additionally, you can try out waterslides and vertical bungee jumping. You can also go shopping in the local markets, that are bound to test your bargaining skills. The area is full of all sorts of markets and stores, and everyone is trying to sell you something.
Kuta Beach offers local as well as international cuisines. The beachside shacks and cafes are usually nestled under trees. The food is delicious and often very cheap.
Hamburger Lady is a popular choice. The owner often goes around the beach with a menu to take orders. Amino Cafe and Kedin’s Cafe are popular among coffee lovers. Kedin’s Cafe also serves authentic Indonesian food. Tree House Cafe is another busy budget restaurant. They specialise in Dutch snacks.
Kuta Beach also boasts of being the low-end party centre of Bali. There are plenty of nightclubs that serve alcohol for dirt cheap and also offer dancefloors. Some are open for 24 hours a day and even host live band performances.