For most visitors, Kuta is the Bali dream: sand, surf, shopping, and spectacular sunsets. Choose Kuta for an undemanding beach holiday with plenty of dining options and non-stop nightlife. Some newcomers aren't so entranced, pointing to the relentless souvenir sellers and hair braiders, as well as the "Kuta cowboys" offering vacationing women companionship for a price. But hints of Kuta’s less-touristy past survive south of its urban sprawl in the surfer paradise of Uluwatu and the beachside village of Jimbaran.


Trip Finder

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.