Before Bali becomes this popular, Kuta is a laidback beach with a small fishing village. There was only one hotel there and the coast was still empty. It’s only sailing boats that docked at the shore after a long fishing across the ocean.
After years, however, the number of hotel and restaurants in the area is growing. Hordes of travelers is starting to crowd the spot, forcing fishermen to move away. It’s then followed by the rise of various shopping complex and nightlife center. Since then, Kuta beach is no longer quiet. Since then, Kuta beach becomes one of the busiest places in Bali.
Kuta has transformed a lot, but it continues to attract tourist with its unique charm. A Bali’s favorite landmark, Kuta is a simple sign that tourism in Bali is getting stronger. Thousands of travelers come to Kuta every year to not only enjoy the beach, but rather to experience themselves the real vibe of the beach of legend.
The active and energetic travelers will find Kuta perfect place with lively atmosphere and the endless option of beach activities. You can try the most common sports such as swimming and surfing. Or if you want to unwind while reminiscing your happy childhood, you better fly kites sold around the beach. In the afternoon, stunning sunset is not one to skip here in Kuta.
Everything is fine in Kuta except the many hawkers. They offer various services including pedicures, manicures, hair-braiding and even massage. They are not a problem though. You just need to politely say no and they will soon leave you.
Above all, the most enchanting from Kuta beach is its glamorous nightlife. It starts late, however – nearly midnight and will last until early hours. Along the road, mix of music is heard from the various entertainment venues. Bars, pubs and clubs feature their own DJs and guest performances. Restaurants and café are also abundant and have live music as well.
Kuta beach is situated on the west coast of Bali’s small isthmus. Its location is strategic – only 20 minute drive from the island’s international airport. And from resort area in Legian and Seminyak, it’s only a short walk. Thus, transport is no matter at all to get to this spot.