If we talk about beaches in Bali, Kuta Beach is definitely going to be on the list. Despite of many criticisms from both local and international visitors due to its overdevelopment issues, Kuta Beach is still going strong as one of the favorites in Bali and thus deserves the crown as one of Bali’s icons.
What to do:
Kuta Beach offers you with plenty of what-to-do list options. If you happen to stay nearby, you could start your day by doing some light exercises such as strolling or jogging along the beach coastline. As one of the beaches with long coastlines in Bali, you could enjoy your stroll or jog without fearing of running out of paths too fast. As the morning continues, you could extend your exercise by playing some volley balls. In the northern side of Kuta Beach, there’s a court where people could use to play this particular sport.
As the day progresses, you could start your noon time by sunbathing, surfing, or having lunch in one of the warung or even some high end cafes and restaurants across the beach. If one of your itineraries in Bali is to learn how to surf, Kuta Beach is just right for you. Here, you could find varieties of packages offering surfing courses that range in both prices and level of difficulties.
To complete your day at Kuta Beach, you could simply sit around in one of the local cafes or any spots on the beach to wait for the sunset. Afterwards, you are still welcomed to stay on the beach to enjoy the amazing night scenery in the surrounding Kuta area. You don’t have to be cautious about the security in Kuta Beach during night time.It’s because there is still a significant number of crowds here even at night time. Kuta Beach is in fact always filled with visitors 24/7.
Best time to visit:
- Exercising: Morning (as it is still not very crowded)
- Sunbathing and surfing: Noon – afternoon (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
- Relaxing and watching sunset: Afternoon (4 p.m. onwards)
It is located at the centre of Kuta area, surrounded by well-known hang out places such as Beachwalk and Hard Rock Cafe and Hotel. It is a 10 minute walking distance from Poppies Lane I and Poppies I, the paradise for all backpackers in Bali. It is also located near Ngurah Rai International Airport (15 minutes – with no traffic)
Estimated time required (with no traffic):
- from Ubud: 1 H; from Denpasar: 30 min; from Nusa Dua: 30 min