Kuta Travel Guide

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    A Balinese Barong
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    Enchanting sunset at Kuta Beach, Bali
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Kuta Highlights

  • Pro
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    tennisopus says…

     Nice beach, affordable, lots of activities 

  • Con
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     The hassle you get everywhere, nasty drinks, it's sooo tacky as well 

  • In a nutshell
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     Its a party for tourists - at least at nights 

Kuta Things to Do

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  • Waterbom Park: Boomerang

    the Boomering Slide is the most popular ride in Waterbom Park and has the longest lines and waiting time is about 40 minutes and you can ride via one man or two man tube rafts of which you will twist down a 20 meters drop really fast and then only to get swept straight up back up again at the large and ultimate half pipe slide backwards before...

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  • Waterbom Park: Superbowl

    the Superbowl ride of waterbom park is one of a kind. this ride can be via one man or two man tube rafts and you start at the top of the slide and slowly go into a large round cauldron called the superbowl, slowly circling around and then suddenly shoot into the the hole into the large pool below. the ride takes about 20 seconds at speeds of 50...

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  • Waterbom Park: Regular Pools and Beds

    if you are tired of all the slides and attractions along waterbom park, you can just swim along the many swimming pools lying around the park and also have a tan on the monobloc beds and chairs along the park as unlike the gazebos, which you have to pay extra, the monobloc beds and chairs are absolutely free! you would have a hard time getting a...

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Kuta Hotels

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Kuta Restaurants

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  • Taiwanese Seafood Restaurant in Kuta (2)

    part two of my tip with more pictures of the foodFormosa Restaurant is a large Taiwanese Seafood Restaurant that caters mostly to Asian Tourists with full board meals and since we were part of a private full packaged tour of Kintamani and Tampak Siring, we had our dinner here as it was near our hotel. the restaurant is large and is set like a...

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  • Taiwanese Seafood Restaurant in Kuta (1)

    this will be a two part tip with more pictures of the foodFormosa Restaurant is a large Taiwanese Seafood Restaurant that caters mostly to Asian Tourists with full board meals and since we were part of a private full packaged tour of Kintamani and Tampak Siring, we had our dinner here as it was near our hotel. the restaurant is large and is set...

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  • Seafood Restaurant and Bar at JL Raya...

    among the more popular restaurants cum open air bars along the busy JL Raya Kuta area near Discovery Mall and just in front of the Paradiso Hotel Bali is the large B Couple Seafood Restaurant, Chinese Restaurant and Bar. this open air restaurant also has live fish tanks of which you can choose you live seafood to order and then cooked according to...

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Kuta Nightlife

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  • Main Party Place in JL Pantai Kuta...

    like what i've said, the main party place of Kuta and Bali is at JL legian area and the main Beach Road (JL Pantai Kuta) has a more sedate nightlife as only a few good bars in in there and the most famous is the Iconic Hard Rock Cafe Bali, located in the entrance of the Hard Rock Hotel Bali. during thr day, it serves as a restaurant serving various...

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  • Main Party Place of 61 Legian Building

    the rooftop of the famous Legian 61 buidling in JL Legian is the main party venue of Bali. Legian 61 is the hotspot of partying but the roof top Legian Sky Garden 61 (oficially caled Sky Garden Rooftop Lounge) at the top of the six story buidling is the most packed of them all as this is where most of the action for foreigners, particularly the...

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  • Main Party Place of Kuta

    Legian Sky garden is the most crowded and most popular club in Bali but it inly occupies the top floor of Legian 61, so this tip will be on the Legian 61 Complex, I will have a separate tip on the Legian Sky Garden. 61 Legian is the tallest building in the JL Legian area and you would not miss it as it lies just beside the Vi Ai Pi and a stone's...

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Kuta Transportation

  • Private Tour Vans

    the best way to do a day tour around bali island is via a private van! as prices here are cheap since gasoline prices are subsidized. There are many Tour Companies around Kuta and Seminyak that offer these Private Tour Vans. there are two kinds of private van tours, the first one is via a tour company private van tour of which the entrance fees of...

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  • Kuta Taxis

    taxis are numerous in Kuta area as they don't have the tricycles (tuk tuks) plying destinations in other south east asian beach destinations. most of the taxis are colored blue in Bali and ride only the ones with meters as there are unscrupulous taxis without taxi meters and be sure to tell the driver to start the meter upon riding the taxi. flag...

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  • Kuta Motorbikes

    unlike in other asian beach destinations like phuket or langkawi or boracay, Bali has no Tricycles (Tuk tuks) plying around the major areas, but don't worry as there are numerous Taxis Around Kuta and also motorbikes and the most numerous are the motorbikes of which you can rent anywhere as their are lots of motorbike rental shops around the Kuta...

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Kuta Shopping

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  • Souvenir Shops at Poppies Lane 2

    since poppies lane 1 and 2 are the back packers alley of Kuta and Bali, there are lots of souvenir shops and local handicraft shops along this narrow and long alley that sells everything that a tourist would buy like leather items, t-shirts, beach wear, bali themed items, fridge magnets, shot glass, paper weights, post cards, books and evenb magic...

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  • Souvenir Shops at Poppies Lane 1

    since poppies lane 1 and 2 are the back packers alley of Kuta and Bali, there are lots of souvenir shops and local handicraft shops along this narrow and long alley that sells everything that a tourist would buy like leather items, t-shirts, beach wear, bali themed items, fridge magnets, shot glass, paper weights, post cards, books and evenb magic...

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  • Retail Store of Waterbom Park

    if you had a day activity at the Waterbom Park and upon exiting it, there is a large retail shop at the exit where you can shop for waterbom souvenirs and also local crafts and souvenirs and also assorted swimwear gadgets and accesories made by famous beach and beach sports brands like quicksilver or rip curl or havianas or local bali brands like...

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Kuta Local Customs

  • Local Ash Trays

    Indonesia is the fourth largest smoking country and hence it has a large number of local and indigenous cigarette and cigar companies and also the local cloved cigarettes variety and due to this, they have many kinds of ash trays that you can also buy as souvenirs which are quite kitschy in design. you can buy these assorted kind of ash trays at...

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  • Free Flip Flops at some Hotels

    many of the hotels in Kuta offer free flip flops for your personal use which you can find at your hotel room of which you could use immediately while walking around the busy Kuta area and the best way to walk around the small streets and alleys and the beach at kuta is via the good ole flip flops and if happen to forget yours, again, some hotels...

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  • ENJOYING THE BEACH

    SO IF IT IS NOT FISHING IN THE WATERS AT THE BEACH IT IS ENJOYING THE BEAUTY AND COMFORT OF ONE OF BALI'S FAMOUS BEACHES ....

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Kuta Warnings and Dangers

  • Crowded at Kuta Beach

    in some areas of Kuta Beach, it can really be crowded with lots of locals and tourists, so you have to really find a good spot for you to stay and this could be not a major problem as Kuta Beach is about 7 kilometers long, stretching from the perimeter of the Ngurah Rai International Airport up to the Seminyak Area. the areas most crowded will be...

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  • Tsunami Warnings

    along Kuta Beach are posted signs that show Evacuation Routes and instructions on how to do if a tsunami will occur. although tsunamis in this part of Indonesia are rare, unlike the monstrous tsunami in the Aceh area in 2004, they don't leave anything to chance. and like in Phuket in Thailand, there are several posted signs that warn which areas...

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  • Keep your eyes on the road and alleys

    the roads and alleys of kuta area, unlike the rest of bali, is a mish mash of concrete, cobbled roads and alleyways and are sometimes arranged in a haphazard manner and the worst part of it is that in the small alleyways and roads like in Poppies Lane 1 and 2 and at the JI Legian, they are narrow but still the motorcycles and the taxis and the...

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Kuta Tourist Traps

  • Polo and Polo Ralph Lauren Stores

    first of all, if you would check on the official Ralph Lauren Website www.ralphlauren.com/ý , you would see that they don't have any Ralph Lauren or Polo Ralph Lauren or Polo Stores in Indonesia (Bali and Batam Island included!). why is it that there are many Polo and Polo Ralph Lauren Stores in Kuta and Bali, you would ask? simply because a local...

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  • Horse Carriage Ride

    along the main JI Pantai Kuta Street facing kuta beach (the main beach road) here in Kuta,there are rows of horse drawn carriage that catered primarily to adventurous tourists and the horse carriage ride is offered by the locals for about 60,000 Rupiah per hour for willing tourists who want to go around the kuta and seminyak area around the horse...

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  • Post

    If want to send postcard or packet, or anything.... better go to the real post office than to the cyber cafe that mention also post office and can send anything to all of the world.... 'cos it happens to me, that I send 10 post cards to my friends on VT, and no one arrive!!

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Kuta What to Pack

  • Bring Sun Block Lotion

    off course the main reason people go to Bali is to go to the beach and party and to imbibe balinese culture. being a tropical area, you will easily get sun burned by just lying along kuta beach and it is best to have a sun block lotion handy to put on your face and body and extremities to avoid sun burn and if you happen to forget to bring...

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  • Bring Waterproof Camera at Kuta

    You will need a good and tough waterproof camera to take pictures and videos of your activities around Kuta Beach if you are swimming or surfing and also doing other activities plus swimming and doing other stuff at the Waterbom park and regular cameras and smartphone will get wet, so the waterproof camera is a must! and there are many good...

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  • SUMMER CLOTHES

    AGAIN A GREAT PLACE TO TRAVEL BECAUSE YOUR LUGGAGE DOESN'T HAVE TO HAVE TONS OF HEAVY CLOTHES...... WHICH I LOVE !!!!!!!! : ) TAKE COMFORTABELE SHOES!!!! THOSE FEET ARE INVALUABLE !!!!! SOMETIMES TAKING SOME KLEENEX WHIPES CAN COME IN HANDY ..ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THE HUMIDITY.. I TOOK 3 MEMORY CARDS AND 3 BATTERIES. ..DIDN'T WANT TO MISS ANY...

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Kuta Off The Beaten Path

  • Hard Rock Cafe Aid to Typhoon Haiyan...

    Hard Rock Cafe Bali and other Hard Rock Cafes around the world have a special crank it up promo wherein you bill will be cranked it up, if you allow it. meaning the bill will be rounded of to the nearest US dollar or more so that the difference will be donated by hard rock international to the Victims of Supertyhpoon Haiyan in The Philippines. they...

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  • Have a Brewskie with the Locals

    the locals are very friendly if you are willing to talk to them. we stayed at the beachside stall of our surfing teacher and they have a mini shack at kuta beach too which you can order food, sodas, fruit drinks and beer and while watching for ther sunset, we had a couple of brewskies (beers) with the locals drinking bintang beer bought from them...

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  • Christmas Tree Made of Beer Cans

    if you happen to be walking along Kuta Beach in the Vicinity of the Discovery Mall this December of 2013, you would notice a large Christmas Tree Made from aluminum Beer Cans at the back of the mall made by the San Miguel Beer Company that is 18 meters (62 feet tall) and also a slightly smaller Carlsberg Beer Christmas Tree (16 meters tall or 52...

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Kuta Sports & Outdoors

  • Surfing Lessons in Kuta Beach

    Kuta Beach is more appropiate for surfing rather than swimming as the waves in kuta beach are large and with riptides present. it was discovered by backpackers in the 1970's primarily as a surfing area too although you could swim in kuta beach, be careful of the stong currents and big waves.being a surfer's beach, there are lots of local...

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  • freshwater or saltwater? and sunbathing!

    beside surfing, swimming if something nice to be done in kuta. just choose by your own, freshwater or saltwater. option number 2, for sure just go to the beaches along kuta-legian-seminyak and option number 1 will have some choices. in your own hostels [if they have, since not all of the accommodation in poppies lane have this facility!] or going...

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  • surfers paradise

    refer to its name as surfers paradise, one of the highlights in kuta is surfing. and the condition is ideal; kuta has left and right breaks. just rent the board along poppies lane or use your own. many surfers rent motorcycle or car for this purpose >> to bring the surf board from the hostels to the beach and the opposite. beside kuta, this...

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Kuta Favorites

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  • Waterbom Park: Cashless Payment

    once you entered the Waterbom Park on your water logged swimming and slides and watersports adventure, they will give you a separate brown wrist band (aside from the blue wristband that is for the waterbom park admission) that has a waterproof rfid system that you must load with cash at the ticket counter as they have a no cash payment policy for...

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  • Waterbom Park: rentals, food, drinks,...

    although the single day admission rate to waterbom park for adults at 372,000 rupiah is cheap, they don't allow combo packages here (examples like entrance and towel and locker rental combos or entrance, towel and locker rental and lunch combos) as you must really preload money at your cashless payment brown wristband as everything inside is paid...

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  • Download Maps and use GPS

    in this age of the internet and Since most hotels and restaurants and bars in Bali offer free wifi service, the best thing to do is to download maps at your smartphone via google maps apps or other apps in your smartphone so that you can just punch the direction of various attractions around kuta and beyond relative to your location (example is...

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