Kuta Beach in Bali, Indonesia, is undeniably one of the most visited beaches in the world with tourists from all over the world heading over to check out this long sandy beach. The well-maintained beach front, relatively clean landscape makes Kuta arguably one of the best beach front in Bali. Watch out for the hawkers you find there and the unique experience they provide.
Come down and experience the sights and sounds of Kuta Beach in person!
Besides the bustling nightlife, there are a few activities that you have to check out while visiting Kuta! Read on to find out about Kuta, a vibrant beach and the 5 activities you just have to do.
1. Enjoy the sunset before shopping at night
Experiencing a sunset by the beach is a classic. However, here in Kuta, this also marks the start of your shopping spree. Kuta is home to a vibrant nightlife. Located on Bali’s most crowded and popular street, Kuta Square, you will see bars, restaurants, and shopping spots opening up as the sun goes down. Although this beach can be a little crowded around this time, the sunset is a sight not to be missed.
2. Sun-tanning with a beer in hand (beer optional)
Katu beach is the perfect place to achieve that bronzed look to show off to your friends that you have been on a holiday. Join the rest of your fellow sunbathers in their bikinis or shorts, and enjoy the cozy warmth as you doze away.
Do note that 20 or 30 minutes of sunbathing under a midday sun is enough to give you that ‘golden tan’, don’t fall asleep or spend hours baking under the sun as you will end up with an unflattering shade of red! Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to avoid getting a sunburn too.
Do grab a bottle of the famous local ‘Bintang’ beer, which tastes like Dutch Heineken, and nurse it while sunbathing!
3. Buy services from the hawkers
During your stay at the beach, you can rent a lounger for 50,000 IDR (3.59 USD) to relax and enjoy your day. Unless you put a do-not-disturb sign near where you are (I’m not sure if anyone has actually done that before), hawkers will come to you offering various types of services. They offer massages and design tattoos, as well as hair braiding, all done from where you are sunbathing! This is a cool way to enjoy your day and make you look different. The tattoo lasts for a week, and you can release the braids when you get home. These works of art are things to show to your friends back home, to prove that you have recently traveled to Bali!
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4. Learn to surf in Kuta
Kuta Beach has long been known as the ideal place for surfing. Located in the southern part of Bali, the beach isn’t facing southward to the great Indian Ocean, but overlooks the Bali Strait, hence the waves are relatively smaller than other southern beaches, like Nusa Dua making it ideal for surfers who are just starting out.
Surfboards can be rented at the beach for 30,000 IDR (2.20 USD). If you are a beginner and don’t have a friend who is a pro surfer who can teach you how to surf, you and 2 other friends can take a 2.5-hour surfing lesson for 680,000 IDR (48.70 USD). One of the good surfing schools is Pro Surf School, located at Kuta Beach.
5. Release baby turtles
If you travel to Kuta during Bali’s dry season between April and September, make sure you don’t miss this activity of releasing baby turtles back into the sea (kids love it!). There is a turtle conservatory at the beach (near the Hard Rock Cafe) where they save turtle eggs from being eaten by seagulls, or other predators. They take them from beaches in Bali and bring the eggs to the conservatory to be hatched, and finally release back to the sea. Depending on the number of hatchlings, the release is held almost everyday at around 4.30pm, and it costs you nothing but a minimal donation!
Kuta is the beach for everyone
You can also do most of these activities in the other two beaches in Kuta district (Legian and Seminyak), which are less crowded than Kuta Beach in Bali. There are of course other Things to do like jogging, yoga, and volleyball that you can enjoy doing at Kuta Beach. This beach is never in lack of visitors all year long, and is truly the beach for everyone.
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