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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

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, 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
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 Rs3,205 per night

Located in Kartika Plaza, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Discovery Shopping Mall, Kuta Beach and Lippo Mall. Tuban ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (940 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
The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel Bali - Managed By AccorHotels
The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel Bali - Managed By AccorHotels
4 out of 5
Jl. Pantai Kuta, Br. Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali
The price is Rs4,680 per night

Located in Downtown Kuta, this beach resort is within a 10-minute walk of Kuta Beach, Beachwalk Shopping Center, and Kuta Square. Bali Bombing Memorial and Discovery ...

4.2/5Excellent! (889 reviews)

"best hotel i have ever been to staff are so polite and lovely they will do whatever they can for you, the hotel is literally 1 minute walk to the beach. the location of the hotel is perfect it is in the middle of everything pizza hut, starbucks, mcdonalds 2 minute walk and other restaurants are max ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel Bali - Managed By AccorHotels
Mercure Kuta Bali
Mercure Kuta Bali
3.5 out of 5
Jalan Pantai Kuta 10 X, Br Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali
The price is Rs3,837 per night

This family-friendly Kuta hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Kuta Beach, Beachwalk Shopping Center and Kuta Square. Bali Bombing ...

4/5Very Good! (562 reviews)

"Good location but was surprised that after a week of being there our bed sheets were not changed."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Mercure Kuta Bali

Popular places to visit in Kuta

Kuta Beach
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Kuta Beach

4/5(210 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.

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.

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.

Poppies Lane II
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Poppies Lane II

5/5(1 review)

During your visit to Kuta, you can search for that perfect souvenir at Poppies Lane II. Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches or simply savour its top-notch restaurants.

Reviews of Kuta


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Verified traveller

15 Feb 2020

Close to the airport by taxi.

5/5 - Excellent


13 Dec 2019

Great food shopping beach nightlife

5/5 - Excellent


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


2 Nov 2019

Beautiful beach

Cities near Kuta

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


Double Six Beach featuring tropical scenes and a sandy beach


Legian showing a beach and a luxury hotel or resort