Things to do in Kuta
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Things to do in Kuta
Waterbom Bali - Attractions
Waterbom Bali’s slides and rides are built and maintained to strict international safety standards. The waterpark uses advanced salt-chlorination water-sanitizing techniques claimed to be environmentally and skin friendly. It is also an EarthCheck Silver Benchmarked company for the ongoing commitment to having an environmentally sustainable operation. Waterbom Bali comprises numerous choices of slides that will keep you and your family occupied for a whole day. These include easy-going pools with mini slides to large scale adrenaline-pumping rides that start from significant heights. Services and facilities are top of its class, making it a must-do highlight for families while in Bali. Jalan Kartika Plaza, PO BOX 1055, Tuban,Kuta - Bali 80361. Open Monday-Sunday 09:00-18:00.
Hard Rock Cafe - Popular Areas
This music-themed restaurant hits all the right notes. The Hard Rock’s walls are covered with posters of long-maned music greats, and the strains of rock ‘n’ roll classics get diners’ feet a-tappin’. Dream of Dixie as you snaffle a juicy burger from the American-style menu. Then pick up a branded T-shirt from the merchandise shop on the way out! Jalan Pantai Kuta - Banjar Pande Mas Kuta - Denpasar 80361 Bali. Open Sunday-Thursday 11:30-01:00, Friday-Saturday 11:30-02:00.
Discovery Shopping Mall - Shopping Areas
Discovery Shopping Mall is one the largest shopping malls in Kuta - Bali. It is located on Jalan Kartika Plaza, one of Kuta’s main roads, and features a beachside location with an amphitheatre on the sands of Kuta Beach. Only a 10-minute drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Tuban, the mall features three levels housing numerous fashion and lifestyle outlets from national and international brands, together with various restaurants and fast food outlets offering an eclectic choice of dishes. Department stores include Sogo, Centro and Batik Keris where you can find quality Indonesian batik shirts. Other outlets feature brands from Polo, Surfer Girl, Osh Kosh, CKF, to DC shoes, Quiksilver, Bin House and Billabong. Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361. Open Monday-Thursday 10:00-22:00, Friday-Saturday 10:00 - 22:30, Sunday 10:00-22:00.
Kuta Art Market - Shopping Areas
Indonesia’s the kind of place that you need to come with a half-empty suitcase. With a rich tradition in woodwork and batik, you can tick off your souvenir shopping in one fell swoop at this market. Statuettes of deities, hand-woven wicker baskets, and miniature wooden surfboards all vie for a place in your homeward luggage. Just make sure your haggling skills are up to it! Address : Jalan Bakung Sari, Kuta. Open Monday-Sunday 08:00-22:00. Check website for details.
Kuta Beach - Landmarks
This beach has seen sea changes aplenty. In the 1970s, its gnarly breaks and remote setting made it a favourite with surfers and nudists. With the rising tide of tourism, it became a front-line Kuta landmark. These days you’ll see roving masseuses, hair braiders, and vendors of knick-knacks. Head down early for some peace and quiet, or kick back with a cool beer at sunset. Address : Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali 80361
Kuta Square - Shopping Areas
Surf’s up! Or at least, it will be once you’ve visited Kuta Square. This arcade is lined with surf shops where you can pick up the baddest, raddest surfwear. Even if you have no intention of getting in the water, why not just rock the surfer look anyway? Racks of far-out T-shirts and baggy shorts will do the trick nicely. Take your pick from Quiksilver, Rip Curl and more. Address : Jalan Bakung Sari, Kuta 80361 Bali. Open Monday-Sunday 08:00-22:00
Made's Warung Kuta - Landmarks
A true Kuta institution. This restaurant was once a lowly beach hut where glistening surfers dried off in the shade. These days, it does a roaring trade in belly-filling. Under its high, dark-wood eaves, diners pile in to feast on nutty satay and rich curry. There are even international staples like steak, sashimi, and banana pancakes. Book in advance for a culinary extravaganza! Address : Jalan Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali. Open Monday-Sunday 09:00-00:00. Check website for details.
Joger Souvenir & Apparel - Shopping Areas
Ever needed an “authorized monkey changer”? These words are emblazoned on the sign outside Joger Souvenir & Apparel, a souvenir shop that sells quirky T-shirts and posters. Joger specialises in slogans that range from the inspirational to the downright bizarre. You’ll find their distinctive black and red letters all over the island, brightening up the day of all who pass by. Address : Jalan Bakung Sari, Kuta 80361 Bali. Open Monday-Sunday 08:00-22:00
Beachwalk Shopping Malls - Shopping Areas
A shopping centre, but not as you know it. Beachwalk is a shopping complex built in curved lines, with hardly a straight edge in sight. The wavy walkways are shaded by pagoda-style roofs, draped in greenery. A pool sits in the middle, surrounded by tropical fronds. Oh, and the shopping’s not bad. It’s got high-street fashion fare, a cinema and a bevvy of restaurants. Address : Jalan Pantai Kuta, Bali 80361. Open Sunday-Thursday 10:00-23:00, Friday-Saturday 10:00-00:00. Check website for details.
Bali Mall Galleria - Shopping Areas
Fancy an air-conditioned shopping experience, away from Kuta’s sticky climate? Galeria’s sure to keep you fresh as you browse for bargains. At this shopping centre, you can both feel and look cool – it’s jam-packed with fashion outlets, and the Duty-Free Shop next door peddles high-end threads. There’s even a dentist, where you get a million-dollar smile… for a small fee. Address : Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai Simpang Dewa Ruci, Kuta. Open Monday-Sunday 10:00-22:00. Check website for details.
Accommodation and hotels in Kuta
Grand Inna Kuta - Score 8.2 Rate from $ 85 Jl. Pantai Kuta No.1 | Alam Kulkul Boutique Resort - Score 8.6 Rate from $ 90 Jl. Pantai Kuta | Ramayana Resort and Spa - Score 8.8 Rate from $ 75 Jl. Bakung Sari | Bali Garden Beach Resort - Score 8.4 Rate from $ 85 Jl. Kartika Plaza | Kuta Seaview Boutique Resorts - Score 8.8 Rate from $ 95 Jl. Pantai Kuta | Rama Beach Resort and Villas - Score 8.6 Rate from $ 80 Jl. Jenggala | Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali - Score 9.2 Rate from $ 90 Jl. | Bali Rani Hotel - Score 8.0 Rate from $60 Jl. Kartika Plaza | Grand Istana Rama Hotel - Score 8.0 Rate from $ 40 Jl. Pantai Kuta | Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel - Score 8.8 Rate from $ 175 Jl. Kartika Plaza | The Rani Hotel & Spa - Score 8.2 Rate from $ 45 Jl. Kartika Plaza | See More Places to Stay...
Top restaurants in Kuta
Un's Restaurant - Un's Hotel, Poppies Lane 1, Kuta, Bali - Open Monday-Sunday 17:00-00:00
Fat Chow - Poppies Lane 2 no. 7C, Kuta, Bali - Open Monday-Sunday 09:00-23:00
Bene - Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali - Open Monday-Sunday 09:00-21:00
The Boardwalk - Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Bali - Open Monday-Sunday 12:00-22:30
Jamie's Italian - Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali - Open Monday-Sunday 12:00-23:00
Sushi Tei - Beachwalk Mall, 2nd floor, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Bali - Open Monday-Thrusday, Sunday 10:00-23:00, Friday-Saturday 10:00-00:00
Air - I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport
Ngurah Rai is the main air hub for all of Bali. To get into town from the airport, you pretty much need to get a taxi of some sort. The airport operates its own taxi service from a taxi rank just outside the terminal. You’ll need to agree on a price before getting in. The trip to the town centre takes around 15-20 minutes and around IDR 50,000.
Kura - Kura Bus
The dinky Kura-Kura buses are a good option if you’re travelling around town, or to the surroundings. They’re instantly recognisable with their green and yellow paintwork, with turtle-shell markings on the roof. You can buy tickets at DFS Bus Bay at Mal Bali Galleria, or on the bus. If you’re travelling within Kuta, tickets cost around IDR 20,000, but trips out of town can cost up to IDR 80,000.
Blue Bird is Kuta’s most well-known and trusted taxi company. You can call the company to arrange a pick-up, or download their app and do it through that. Be aware that, because of Blue Bird’s popularity, other non-licensed cabs will try to imitate their colouring. Make sure that your taxi has a “Blue Bird Group” sign in the windscreen to avoid wild prices. Also bear in mind that the taxis tend not to have card machines, so have the cash ready.
The Sarbagita bus system connects Kuta with Nusa Dua and Sanur. The fleet of buses is fairly small, so it can take up to an hour for any given bus to arrive. Each journey costs around IDR 3,500, and you can pay in cash on the bus. You can spot them by the cartoon man on the side and the word “Sarbagita” in yellow lettering.
If you’re planning on travelling outside the city, hiring a car is a decent option. You can hire a car with a driver (usually around IDR 500,000 per day), or drive yourself. Driving in the city is generally not advisable, since there are many narrow streets, traffic can be quite chaotic and there is not much space to park. If you do park on the street, sometimes you’ll find unofficial parking attendants who charge around IDR 30,000 to help you park.
Kuta is a motorbike-friendly city, since a lot of the streets are very narrow, and street-side parking is so much easier than with a car. It’s not advisable for first-timers though, as traffic can be quite unpredictable. Always make sure you wear a helmet and keep your license on you at all times. Motorbike rental costs somewhere between IDR 60,000 and 100,000 per day, depending on the model.
Popular neighbourhoods in Kuta
The centre of the action. Downtown Kuta is a dizzying swirl of mopeds and tourists. Keep your wits about you as you weave through the throng. On Poppies Street, zig-zag past sun-scorched tourists who sport shop-fresh Bintang Beer-branded vests. For a taste of the Kuta party scene, make a beeline for Legian Street’s pumping dance floors.
Hotels near Downtown Kuta : Grand Barong Resort - Score 8.6 from $44 | Citadines Kuta Beach Bali - Score 8.4 from $57 | The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel - Score 8.4 from $79 | Hotel Bounty Kuta - Score 7.6 from $45 | Kuta Town House Apartments - Score 8.6 from $46 | Hard Rock Hotel Bali - Score 8.4 from $75 | Mercure Kuta Bali - Score 8.0 from $70 | See More...
Family-friendly frolics. This area abounds with good, clean fun. Splash down at Waterbom Bali, a stunning water park which echoes with the delirious squeals of contented kiddies as they zoom down slides. Giggle over a game of pool at Paradiso Kuta, or go for strike on its bowling lanes. Dim sum lovers shouldn’t miss Golden Lotus’ Sunday brunch.
Hotels near Kartika Plaza : Alaya Resort Kuta - Score 9.2 from $70 | Bintang Kuta Bali - Score 8.8 from $47 | Kuta Paradiso Hotel - Score 8.4 from $83 | Kuta Beach Club - Score 8.6 from $45 | Bali Dynasty Resort - Score 8.4 from $144 | Ramada Bintang Bali Resort - Score 8.0 from $124 | Kuta Station Hotel & Spa - Score 8.0 from $28 | See More...
Tickle your taste buds in Tuban. This area is chock-full of eateries, especially on Jalan Raya Tuban Road. Here, the sweet scent of cooked goodies hangs in the air, and pull you in several directions at once. Slurp on a bowl of tangy “bubur” (rice porridge) from Laota, or go rogue with a “nasi lalapan” (rice with fried meat) from a street stall.
Hotels near Tuban : Patra Jasa Bali Resort & Villas - Score 8.4 from $79 | HARRIS Hotel Tuban Bali - Score 8.4 from $26 | The Radiant Hotel & Spa - Score 7.8 from $22 | Manggar Indonesia Hotel - Score 8.6 from $19 | Novotel Bali Ngurah Rai Airport - Score 9.6 from $50 | Permata Kuta Hotel by Prasanthi - Score 7.6 from $22 | See More...
By Pass Ngurah Rai
Most people in this district are travelling at around fifty miles an hour. That’s because it’s built around Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, a 2-mile road that hums with traffic from dawn till dusk. Whizz down to Mal Bali Galeria for a splurge, then tuck into a healthy lunch at Dijon Café Bali. End the day with a groove in bouncing Boshe Nightclub.
Hotels Near By Pass Ngurah Rai : Grand Mega Resort & Spa Bali - Score 8.0 from $42 | Mega Boutique Hotel - Score 8.0 from $35 | Grandmas Tuban Hotel - Score 8.0 from $22 | Ibis Styles Bali Kuta Circle - Score 8.0 from $30 | Lavender Villa & Spa - Score 7.4 from $50 | HARRIS Hotel Kuta Galleria - Bali - Score 8.8 from $ 30 | See More...