Kuta is the most well-known tourist destination in Bali and has a respectable surfing beach despite its chronic urban sprawl. Visitors who are overwhelmed by somewhat pushy hawkers, American fast food, and traffic congestion might stay farther down the shore in Seminyak.
Kuta remains an enjoyable location for a night of bar and club hopping, with several dozen moderate nightclubs and more than 50 bars within a short walk of each other.
Once a small village with a long, calm stretch of beach, Kuta has developed into a popular beach attraction in its own right, filled with people from all over the globe swimming, surfing, and sunbathing on the beach.
In the 1960s, the single hotel on the peninsula was the Kuta Beach Hotel, but without any planning, Kuta quickly blossomed into a mecca for surfers and backpackers, while the high-end market chose the calmer Sanur village on the other side of the island.
Kuta is conveniently placed next to Bali’s international airport (DPS). The region is well renowned for its vast stretches of beach with calmer waves than the Bukit Peninsula and is perfect for beginners to start their journey to becoming the next Kelly Slater.