Tour operators - they will find you
Don't be surprised that while you relaxing and having a bite , someone will pull a chair and sit next to you . He will be very friendly and start asking questions like - "where are you from", "how long you have been in Bali", "how many days you will be staying"...... Sooner than you know, he will be promoting his tour packages which sounded very attractive. Don't buy the deal outright from him. You should just get his contact and say that you will get in touch with him if you are interested. Kuta - you need not worry about how to travel around Bali. Tour operators are everywhere.
shops along the street
seminyak is the area north of legian.
along the street of jalan raya seminyak (sometimes called as jalan legian kelod) you can find all kind of shop, boutiques, restaurants, etc.
the goods are better quality and design than those on jalan legian and the choices are abudant from silver ring until buddha carving from stone.
of course in some shops you still have to bargian. - clothes
- local craft
- 2nd hand books
Every Day Activities of the Locals
Just notice how in the midst of Busy Touristy Kuta, the local folks are going about their simple daily business. As in the photo here, cutting up some lemon grass to sell... In Bali, time is somewhat suspended. People don't rush like you will see in Western Countries. Learn to appreciate the sights you see in small streets and in country villages!
Summary of Kuta
"My Kuta first impression"
Kuta is quite a disorienting place. It is flat with few landmarks or signs, the streets and alleys are crooked, often walled on one or both sides, so much so it feels like a maze.
Kuta has quite a terrible traffic too and walking is often the quickest way to get around, although motorbikes speeding down narrow streets or lanes can cause peril.
Cynics aside, this long, curved and wide stretch of sand boasts great surf that swimmers and surfers alike can enjoy. There is always a party scene, locals and travellers mix and mingle.
Busy Legion street runs roughly parallel to the beach from Kuta north into Seminyak. At the southern end is Bemo Corner, a small roundabout at the junction with Kuta Beach Road. This one-way street runs west from Bemo Corner then north along the beach to Melasti street. Together, these are the main roads although traffic and numerous one-way traffic restrictions will soon have you tearing at your hair.
"Kuta shops and restaurants"
Most of the bigger shops, restaurants and low-rent nightspots are along Legion street and a few of the main streets that head towards the beach.
There are also dozens and dozens of travel agents, souvenirs shops, banks, moneychangers, motorcycle and car rental outlets, postal agencies and internet cafes - all the needs of a holiday maker are here.