Kuta in Bali, Indonesia has been known as a surfer's paradise since the early part of the 1980s. Since that time, however, Kuta has been undergoing continual development and is today one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia.
Kuta accommodation options cater to budget travellers as well as to business travellers, families, and individuals looking for a luxury experience. The area offers travellers an extensive selection of mid to high-end accommodation options including classic hotel-style accommodation as well as luxury villas and spa resorts.
Top Things to see and do in Kuta
Kuta is home to what is arguably the best beach in Bali, and so surfing and other water sports rank high on the list of things to see and do. Seasoned surfers can take straight to the waves while newcomers can learn to surf via one of the local surfer 'dudes', or take lessons at the surfing school.
Non-beach time can be spent at one of Kuta's several luxury spas which offer a wide selection of health and beauty treatments.
When the evening arrives, visitors can take in the exquisite sunset while enjoying a beverage at one of the many seaside cafes.
Visitors to Kuta can enjoy a wide-variety of local and international cuisines. Most restaurants tend to be moderately priced, with a few more expensive venues offering elegant dining. During the day, visitors can enjoy an assortment of local dishes from one of the many beach stalls dotting Legion Beach and Kuta Beach. Of an evening, Made's Warung, established in 1969, offers real Indonesian cuisine and has two popular restaurants, one in Kuta and another in Seminyak. The restaurant offers both A La Carte and vegetarian menus.
Kuta appeals to a variety of different types of tourists, and so Kuta accommodation ranges from budget to high-end. For the backpacker and budget traveller, there are a lot of cheap hotels in Kuta catering to those who are willing to do without certain amenities to save a little money. There is also a good selection of mid-range offerings with standard amenities, while for those seeking luxury a section of spa resorts and high-end villas are available right on one of the beaches.