Kuta Beach

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Probably the best known of all Bali’s beaches is the ever popular Kuta Beach. Since the 1970s this has become many visitors to Bali’s first stop, in fact this is more or less where tourism here began. Situated only 15 minutes from the island’s airport it is certainly easy to get to; and with a host of beachfront resorts and places to stay, there is good reason for its popularity.

The beach itself at Kuta is part of a seemingly endless stretch of golden sand which extends for miles up the coast. Much of the beach is backed by trees which hide the resorts beyond and give the beach a pleasing appearance. 

There is surf at Kuta, but it is much more beginner-friendly than the big name spots on the Bukit Peninsula. In fact this is probably the best place to learn to surf on Bali and there is plenty of cheap equipment to hire.

Kuta beach is only one part of this sandy stretch; as you head northwards the name changes to include spots such as Double Six, Seminyak and Canggu. All have there individual character, which is pretty much reflected in the price range.

Whilst some people love Kuta beach others hate it. Most of the opinion stems from how you feel about the beach’s nightlife. Basically this is party central in Bali and there are a host of beach bars, eateries and nightclubs strung out along the coast here. Some are classier than others and it can get quite rowdy.

If you are looking for a more natural way to spend an evening on Kuta beach then wait til the sun goes down. Also known as Sunset Beach, this west-facing strip of sand has some of the finest in Bali.

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