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Kuta Bali Guide

My guide to Kuta Bali for everything you need to Know about Kuta Beach, including the best places to stay, eat, visit and have fun. Kuta is located on the west coast of Bali and is approximately 5km long with full beach front access, before turning into Legian. Kuta is known for its learn to surf classes, beach side massages, bargain shopping, night life and offers a wide range of accommodation, shopping and restaurant choices.

Kuta is a Famous tourist area and is known for its party atmosphere with young tourists and backpackers, After dark, visit one of kutas many bars and clubs and dance away until dawn, but Kuta can offer alot more than than.

South Kuta officially known as Tuban (between the airport and Discovery Shopping mall) is slightly further away from the hustle and bustle of Central Kuta but still close enough to enjoy all the action Kuta has to offer. South Kuta offers a much more peaceful, laid back alternative to Kuta, with less crowded beaches, calmer water and more family’s tend to holiday here.

Be sure to catch the legendary sunsets and the Balinese ceremonies on the beach.

When to Visit Kuta

Peak travel: Jun–Sep & mid-Dec to early Jan.
Climate: warm & tropical year-round, with a rainy season Oct–Mar.
Travelers typically stay 4–9 days.
Click here to learn the best time for you to come to Bali.

Getting to Kuta

By Plane:

Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (DPS), is in fact directly south of Kuta, about 10 minutes away by taxi.
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By Taxi / Uber:

Metered taxis (taksi berargo) are ubiquitous on the streets of Kuta and are a relatively cheap and reliable way to get around, especially at night. Avoid any taxi where the driver refuses to put the meter on.
See our tips:
Taxi’s in Bali , Uber in Bali

By Car / Bike:

Kuta is reached by the main Jalan Ngurah Rai bypass from points north (Denpasar, Sanur and Ubud), and south (Jimbaran, Nusa Dua and Uluwatu). If you are coming in from Seminyak be sure to take the Jalan Sunset bypass and not the congested beach route along Jalan Raya Seminyak and Jalan Legian.

By Bus:

Kuta is connected by bus routes from all areas of Bali. There are various scheduled shuttle services including Perama. Perama shuttle buses to Kuta leave from Sanur, Ubud, Candidasa, Padang Bai and Lovina.

Accommodation in Kuta

Kuta offers a wide rage of accommodation and places to stay. From Luxury resorts to cheap hotels. 3 Star Hotel Average $35 a night

Budget Accommodation ($5-$50)

  • Kuta Central Park Hotel
  • The Tusita Hotel
  • Lucky’s Guest House
  • Rabasta Kuta Resort
  • Gong Corner Homestay
  • CX Hostel Kuta Raya
  • Bakungs Beach Hotel
  • Sandat Hotel Kuta
  • Legain Street
  • Bali Duta Wisata
  • Bedbunkers Backpackers Hostels
  • Losmen Arthawan
  • Diana House
  • Ayu Beach Inn
  • Ayu Lili Garden Resort
  • Fat Yogis
  • Sorga Cottages
  • Taman Sari Bali Cottages
  • Komala Indah
  • Dana Guesthouse Bali

Mid Range Accommodation ($50-$100)

  • Bali Sorgawi Hotel
  • Dedawe Villa
  • Kuta Hotels Bali
  • Ohana Hotel
  • Pondok Sari Kuta
  • Puri Mimi Hotel,
  • Adhi Dharma Hotel and Cottages
  • Bali Summer Hotel
  • BaliSandy Resort
  • Bakungsari Hotel
  • Budhas Guest House in Kuta
  • Dewa Bharata Kuta Bungalows
  • Dewi Sri Hotel
  • Harris Hotel Tuban
  • Hotel Miki
  • Ida Hotel
  • Kuta Lagoon Resort & Pool Villas
  • Loft Legian Hotel
  • Masa Inn
  • Poppies Bali
  • Simpang Inn
  • Sunset Hotel and Residence Condotel & Apartment
  • The Bene
  • The kana Kuta Hotel
  • 7 Days Premium Kuta Bali

More Expensive Accommodation ($100+)

  • Sapulidi Resort & Spa
  • Kuta Seaview Boutique Resort & Spa
  • Ramayana Resort & Spa
  • Rama Beach Resort & Villas
  • Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
  • Cliff Edge Villa Rental
  • Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel,
  • Hard Rock Hotel
  • Kuta Paradiso Hotel
  • Mercure Kuta
  • Villa de Daun
  • Grand Istana Rama
  • The Rishi Bali Villas
  • Best Western Resort Kuta

Kuta Beaches – Live Cam

Balibelly.com’s Kuta Beach Surf Cam provides surfers with a real-time visual reading of conditions at Kuta Beach, Bali. Every 10 minutes the camera takes a tour from Kuta Reef – Kuta – Halfway – Benesari – Padma – Legian. It is hosted by Pullman Hotel.

Kuta Beach Live Cam:

Kuta Bars and Clubs

Kuta offers so many cheap bars and clubs its hard to choose where to go. Once the sun sets you’ll see Kutas Night life spark into action. So are Clubbing venues open till 4am. Keep an eye out for some of these places

Popular Bars & Clubs

  • 101 Legian Roof top
  • Sky Garden
  • District Club
  • Paddys Pub
  • Yolo Bar
  • Stark’s House
  • Bounty Discotheque
  • Eikon Bar and Club
  • Piggy’s Bar
  • Twice Bar
  • Hypnotized Club
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Centerstage
  • The Stones Entertainment Center
  • Boshe VVIP Club
  • Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub
  • Pyramid Club
  • Kuta Theatre


Jalan Legian bars

Jalan Legian between Poppies Gang I & II is the main party area and things tend to get going around midnight and go until 3-4AM. The biggest venues are:

  • The Bounty
  • Eikon
  • The Engine Room
  • Mbargo
  • Vi Ai Pi
  • 61 Legian
  • Apache Reggae Bar

Poppies Lane II bars

Closer to the hotels and eateries and having a more laid back sort of atmosphere, Poppies Lane II is where many of the younger crowd go to start their night off before hitting the dancefloors at the clubs on Jalan Legian. Gets busy from 9pm until midnight. The more popular places are:

  • Alleycats
  • Bagus Pub
  • The Steps
  • Twice Bar
  • Piggys Bar

Sports bars

  • All Stars Surf Cafe
  • Stadium Sports Cafe

Things to do in Kuta

There are so many things to do in Kuta. Im currently putting together a full details list of awesome attractions and things to see and do in Kuta. But for now here are a list of the most popular.

  • Kuta Beach
  • Enjoy a day at the Waterbom Park
  • Trapeze School
  • Surf School
  • Visit discovery Shopping Mall
  • Visit Matahari Shopping Square.
  • Bali Bombing Memorial
  • Poppies Lane and Poppies Lane 2
  • Party at the local night clubs
  • Listen to live music at the Hard Rock Cafe
  • Shop, Shop and Bargin
  • Dream Museum Zone
  • Vihara Dharmyana Kuta
  • Kuta Theater
  • Circus Water park
  • Trick Art 3D Gallery
  • Kuta Sea Turtle Conservation Site
  • Ground Zero Memorial

Restaurants in Kuta

Keep an eye out for these places

Mid Range Food:

  • MaxEat Traditional
  • Corner
  • Amino Cafe
  • Bamboo Corner
  • Hamburger Lady
  • Kedai Nasi Uduk
  • Kedin’s Cafe
  • Mie88
  • Nusa Indah
  • Tree House Cafe
  • Warung Indonesia

Budget Food:

  • Gabah Restaurant
  • Cafe Romano
  • Blue Fin
  • Havana Club Bali
  • Made’s Warung
  • Mojo’s Flying Burritos
  • Kafe Batan Waru
  • Ketupat
  • Kuta Plaza Restaurant

Expensive Food:

  • Maccaroni Club
  • Ma Joly

Our Restaurant Favourites:

  • Broadwalk Restaurant and Lounge
  • Black House Burgers
  • Ma Jolly Restaurant and Lounge
  • Rosso Vivo – Seaview Hotel
  • Made’s Warung
  • Papa’s Limoncello Bali Restorante
  • Ketupat Restaurant
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Kori Restaurant & Bar
  • Golden Lotus at Bali Dynasty
  • Shshi Tei
  • Warung Max

Shopping in Kuta

With so many shops and stalls it’s hard to name them all.

Bargain Shopping:

  • Poppies Lane & Poppies Lane 2
  • Kuta Art Market
  • Rama Krisna
  • Kuta Square
  • Discovery Mall
  • Kuta Beachwalk
  • Mal Bali Galeria
  • Senset Road
  • Lippo Mall Kuta
  • Bali Brasco
  • Carrefour Plaza Kuta

Shopping Malls:

  • Bali Mall Galleria
  • Carrefour Plaza
  • Discovery Shopping Mall
  • BeachWalk Mall
  • Supernova