Kuta travel guide

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You're Going to Love Kuta

A legendary beach resort on the Indonesian island of Bali, Kuta is a place to savor jaw-dropping sunsets, hit vibrant bars and clubs, and to explore all of the other charms the island has to offer.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Kuta

1. The Beach

A magnet for surfers and backpackers for decades, Kuta's beach is now lined with luxury hotels, and it's still a blissful place to be.

2. It Has Fantastic Nightlife

For many people, visiting Kuta is all about hedonism. If you want to party all night long, the clubs in Jalan Legian hardly ever close their doors.

3. Cut-price Spa Treatments

Kuta is full of affordable spa centers like Carla Spa, where you can ease your worries with professional oil massages at incredible prices.

4. It's a World-famous Yoga Center

Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors head to Kuta's ashrams like Seminyak Yoga Shala to cleanse their souls, relax their bodies, and drift far away from their stresses and anxieties.

5. You Can Explore the Island of Bali with Ease

The idyllic palm-fringed beaches at Legian, the temples and terraces of Ubud, and the coastal temples at Tanah Lot are all within easy reach of Kuta.

Where to Eat in Kuta

You'll find some exceptional low-cost seafood at Bamboo Corner by the beach, while standout restaurants in Kuta include Poppies, with its large dining garden, and Ma Joly. You can find excellent meals across a wide range of international styles, and meals shouldn't cost more than Rp40,000 per head.

When to visit Kuta

Kuta in April
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Kuta in April
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1 night at 3-star hotel

The shoulder seasons before high season in summer are the best time to go, so book a trip between April or June, or head to Kuta in September.

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How to Get to Kuta


Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) is a few miles south of Kuta. Taxis into town will cost Rp50,000, although bemo minivans make the journey for far less.


If you are coming from the northwest, take the Jr Raya Denpasar - Gilimanuk along the coast. From Ubud, take Jr Raya Batubulan via Denpasar.


You can take Perama and air conditioned Trans Sarbagita buses to Kuta from cities all over Bali.

Airlines serving Kuta

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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Air France
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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Singapore Airlines
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Malaysia Airlines
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Thai Airways
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Japan Airlines
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Where to stay in Kuta

Kuta doesn't lack for luxury resorts. Some of the finest include the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort and the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel.

Popular neighbourhoods in Kuta

Jalan Legian - the Legian Road is Kuta's nightlife hub. Head here for an endless choice of cocktail bars and dance clubs.

Legian - just north of Kuta, Legian is sleepier and arguably more beautiful, with an unspoiled beach and relaxed beachfront bars.

Kuta Beach - Kuta's own seafront is a famous surfing spot and a popular place to snorkel or swim and has the bonus of offering stunning sunsets.

Most popular hotel in Kuta by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Kuta

Most booked hotels in Kuta

Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
The Stones Hotel - Legian Bali, Autograph Collection
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
Meliá Bali
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Parigata Resort & Spa - Chse Certified
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Grand Inna Kuta
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
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How to Get Around Kuta

Public Transportation

Kura-Kura bus runs services along the coast and into Denpasar, covering most major hotels. Tickets cost Rp20,000.


Companies like Bluebird are reliable, and tend to charge a meter drop of Rp7,000, followed by a rate of around Rp10,000 per mile.


Car rental options include Kuta Rent Car and Dewata, and rates can drop to Rp40,000 per day.

Car hire agencies in Kuta

The Cost of Living in Kuta

Shopping Streets

Jalan Legian is crammed with surf shops, but for general shopping, it's better to head to malls like Kuta Square and Beachwalk Bali.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets include Transmart Carrefour, and Giant, where you can expect 12 eggs to cost about Rp17,000.

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