Kuta Beach Getaway

Bali has been Indonesia’s top tourist destination for decades, with Kuta Beach establishing itself as a surfing mecca on Asia’s popular backpacking route in South East Asia. Long golden beaches, stunning coral reefs, a vibrant island culture, international cuisines, luxury shopping, and world-class surfing are just a few of the activities that visitors can enjoy here. Today, Kuta is known as much for its luxury accommodations, fancy restaurants, and posh nightclubs as it is for its wild parties and festivities. Amongst it all we managed to find a few rare gems that have injected a fresh dose of creativity to the lifestyle and glamour of this once sedate fishing village.

Eats – Local Favorites

Smack in the middle of Kuta Square, Dulang Cafe serves unpretentious local cuisine at a reasonable price. You’ll probably notice the bright greenish-blue canopy while you walk and shop around the area. Head in and you’ll find some of the best local fare in town, such as the juicy Sop Buntut (Oxtail Soup), which comes in two versions – one with fried meat, and another with stewed meat. Other local favorites include Ayam Penyet and the spicy Sambal Terasi that comes with it!

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Play – Surf and Turf

Surfing is the name of the game at Kuta Beach. There are a number of options for surfers of every age and ability, so there’s no reason to miss out on the fun. Kuta Beach is famous for its sandy bottom, which not only creates a relatively safe environment for those just learning, but also allows surfers to cut loose without having to think about any coral reefs or rocks lurking below the surface of the water. Beginners can take their pick of various surfing schools in the area. Two of the most popular are Rip Curl School of Surf and Quiksilver Surf School Bali.

Photo credot - Meaduva

Photo credot - Meaduva

Drinks – Party On

Not far from the Bali bombing memorial, M-Bar-Go, a large two-story bar has recently opened and created some fierce competition with other dance bars in the area. A favorite with expats and locals alike, M-Bar-Go has great music and even holds the occasional fashion show to spice up the atmosphere. Right next to it, Sky Garden is another happening venue.

Stay – Boutique Charm

Deep inside the famed Poppies Lane, dekuta boutique hotel has just recently opened its doors. The hotel is just steps away from the Kuta beachfront, but secluded enough to keep you away from the bin and din of the local nightlife. This unpretentious hotel offers a blend of unique personality and chic interior design. Travelers can expect comfort, ambiance, and flair at an affordable price. We recommend heading to the depalm rooftop bar and lounge to enjoy a mesmerizing Kuta sunset for a fresh change from the usual crowded bars of Kuta.


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4 Comments on "Kuta Beach Getaway"

  1. deden on Thu, 20th May 2010 3:07 pm 

    Bali is not only just finished in Kuta Beach. There are still many other interesting places in Bali, such as Tanah Lot, Ubud, Tegallalan, Nusa Dua, Uluwatu, and other Ain.

    Bali: Love of Island.

    As you read in novels : Eat Pray Love.

  2. Nancie (Ladyexpat) on Sun, 13th Jun 2010 12:47 pm 

    I am a huge fan of Bali, but not Kuta Beach. Both the streets and beach are filthy. I spent two days there this past winter 2010 and I have no plans to ever go there again. Kuta needs to clean up its act. There are lots of beautiful places on Bali, but Kuta is not one of them.

  3. Nik on Sun, 13th Jun 2010 1:12 pm 

    @Nancie – Agreed with a capital A! Kuta desperately needs to clean up its act. And when I do go to Bali, my idea for a relaxing day out is anywhere but Kuta. But for another type of travelers, Kuta is exactly what they are looking for – midnight revelries, drinking and partying, surfing beach boys.. Not my cup of tea, but its something we want to share about nevertheless..

  4. Jesica Bullock on Wed, 16th Jun 2010 7:09 am 

    It looks amazing. Wish I could be there.

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