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Travel Guide Asia Indonesia Lesser Sunda Islands Bali Kuta

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Introduction

Kuta Beach, Bali

Kuta Beach, Bali

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Kuta is the main tourist destination on the Indonesian island of Bali and is a big party town with great food and accommodation as well. If white sand beaches, nice accommodation, great nightlife, surfing and relaxing is what you want this is the town your looking for. Kuta has all of this for anyone on any budget.

The Legian area, in the north, is the main tourist area in Kuta and has many restaurants and bars aimed towards foreign tourists. There are also many hotels located on the beach front area of Tuban. If looking for something more quiet then stay in the Seminyak area. Recently the local government has limited the growth of the tourist industry in order to preserve the local culture in Kuta.

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Neighbourhoods

  • Legian
  • Tuban
  • Seminyak

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Sights and Activities

  • White Sand Beaches are great here to hang out on and relax in the surf.
  • Diving with some fish and underwater wildlife is wonderful in the nearby reefs.
  • Surfing is wonderful here.
  • Nightlife here is world class and wonderful. Some people's dream vacation is to party every night and spend the next day on the beach with a hangover.

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Weather

Kuta has a tropical climate with hot, humid conditions. Temperatures are mostly between 30 and 32 °C during the day and nights are still well above 20 °C. The April-October period is the dry season and November-March is the rainy season, though showers are still possible during the dry season and periods of dry weather occur during the monsoon season.

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Getting There

By Plane

Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) is located in the southern part of the island, just 13 kilometres south of Denpasar. It is the third busiest airport in the country and now meets international aviation security standards. The airport has extensive international service and good domestic service, including flights to Jakarta, Surabaya, West Papua, Borneo, Sulawesi and Sumatra. Pretty much every country in the Asian and pacific region can be reached directly by flights from this airport.
Garuda Indonesia flies to/from Hong Kong, Melbourne, Nagoya, Osaka, Perth, Seoul, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo and lowcost airlines Air Asia serves Kuala Lumpur.
Several other airlines have some more destinations, including Taipei, Amsterdam, Dili, Darwin, Brisbane, Doha, Bandar Seri Begawan, Guangzhou, Broome, Bangkok, Moscow and Adelaide.

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Sleep

Budget

Kuta:

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Bali Sorgawi HotelJalan Legian Klod Kuta BeachHotel83
Green Garden HotelJl. ka Plaza No.9 South Kuta BeachHotel77
Puri Dewa Bharata Hotel11 Nakula St Seminyak BaliHOTEL-
Sayang Maha Mertha HotelJl. Melasti Lebak Bene, Legian Kelod LegianHOTEL74
Vilarisi HotelJl. melasti/Lebak Bene No. 15 X, Legian,Kuta, BaliHOTEL-
Hotel MariaJalan Raya Kuta 108xHOTEL-
Tanaya Bed & BreakfastJl. Raya Legian 131GUESTHOUSE88
Febri's Hotel & SpaJl. Kartika Plaza TubanHOTEL-
Mastapa Garden HotelLegian Klod St. N0 139 KutaHOTEL-
Everyday Smart HotelKomplek Istana Kuta Galeria, Block Ethnic No 12/12 BaliHOSTEL-
Abian Biu MansionBr. Umalas, Jl. Umalas Kauh II - 106 / TunonGUESTHOUSE-
Green Garden Beach Resort & SpaJl. Wana Segara Tuban, South Kuta Beach, BaliHOTEL-
Bali Kuta ResortJalan Majapahit no 18HOTEL-
Hidden Oasis bed n breakfastJalan Pantai Kuta 47BGUESTHOUSE-
Hotel MikiJalan Dewi Sri 78HOTEL-
Adi Dharma HotelJl Benesari, Kuta PO BOX 1120, Tuban, DenpasarHOTEL-
Adi Dharma CottagesJl. Legian 155, Kuta PO BOX 1120, Tuban, DenpasarHOTEL-
Kayun HostelJL PATIH JELANTIK 176 BaliHOSTEL78
The Island Hotel BaliJl. Padma Utara, Legian KutaHOSTEL-
BedBunkers KutaJalan Dewi Sri 45 - 18HOSTEL75
Warung CocoJalan MajapahitGUESTHOUSE81
Amaris Hotel LegianJalan Padma Utara LegianHOTEL-
Balisani Padma HotelJl.Padma Utara Legian Kuta LegianHOTEL-
Legian Village HotelJl. Padma Legian Kuta 80361 Legian Kuta, BaliHOTEL-
The Lokha LegianJl. Padma, LegianHOTEL-
Legian Guest HouseNortheast corner of Legian Kuta in Jalan Nakula Ti, LegianGUESTHOUSE-
Grannys HostelJl. Pura Martasari 28HOSTEL86
Surfing DormsJalan Prancak Kuta UtaraHOSTEL-
Lavender Luxury Resort & SpaJl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 7HOTEL-
The Akmani LegianLegian Raya 91HOTEL-
J Boutique HotelJalan Kartika Plaza No. 20, TubanHOTEL-
Gana Inn LegianJalan Patimura 32 Legian, Kuta, BaliHOTEL-
Semesta Harmony Budget HotelJl.Pura Mertasari No. 1 Sunset RoadHOTEL-
Buddha Guest VillasJalan. Legian, Gang Mangga #9,GUESTHOUSE78
Warung Coco Poppies 2Poppies Lane 2 Gang Gora 7GUESTHOUSE-
Eazy InnJln Pararaton (off Sunset Road) LegianHOTEL-
Balisandy ResortsPantai Kuta Poppies Lane II,Hotel-
POP! Hotel Kuta BeachJl. Kubu Bene , Legian - Bali 80361HOTEL78
Gong Corner GuesthouseJalan Mataram No. 21x kuta - BaliGUESTHOUSE75
Casa Minha NakulaRoad Nakula No.10 Legian Kuta Bali IndonesiaAPARTMENT-

Kuta Beach:

TPIDPropertyAddressTypeLatitudeLongitude
6543Balisani Padma HotelJl.Padma Utara Legian Kuta - BaliHotel
6544Febri's Hotel & SpaJl. Kartika Plaza TubanHotel
16011Mastapa Garden HotelLegian Klod St. N0 139 KutaHotel

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet is becoming more widely used in Indonesia, and warung Internet (warnet) - Internet cafés - are emerging everywhere. A lot of restaurants and cafés in big cities normally have wireless internet available for free. Internet connection speed in Indonesia varies between ISP and location. Prices vary considerably, and as usual you tend to get what you pay for, but you'll usually be looking at around Rp3,000 to Rp5,000 per hour with faster access than from your own mobile phone. In large cities, there are free WiFi hotspots in many shopping malls, McDonald restaurants, Starbucks cafes, 7 Eleven convenience stores, and in some restaurants and bars. Some hotels provide free hotspots in the lobby and/or in their restaurants and even in your rooms.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

You can use 112 as an emergency number through mobile phones. Other numbers include 110 (police), 113 (fire) and 118 (ambulance).
The international phone code is 62.

If you have GSM cellular phone, ask your local provider about "roaming agreement/facility" with local GSM operators in Indonesia (i.e.: PT Indosat, PT Telkomsel, PT XL Axiata). The cheapest way is buying a local SIM card, which would be much cheaper to call and especially use internet compared to your own cell phone's sim card.

The Indonesian mobile phone market is heavily competitive and prices are low: you can pick up a prepaid SIM card for less than Rp 10,000 and calls may cost as little as Rp 300 a minute to some other countries using certain carriers (subject to the usual host of restrictions). SMS (text message) service is generally very cheap, with local SMS as low as Rp129-165, and international SMS for Rp400-600. Indonesia is also the world's largest market for used phones, and basic models start from Rp 150,000, with used ones being even cheaper.

Post

Pos Indonesia provides the postal service in Indonesia. Pos Indonesia is government-owned and offers services ranging from sending letters and packages to money transfers (usually to remote areas which have no bank branch/ATM nearby) and selling postcards and stamps. Sending a postcards, letter or parcel is relatively expensive, but fairly reliable. It takes several days at least to send it within Indonesia, at least a week internationally. It is recommended to send letters from a Pos Indonesia branch, not by putting it inside orange mailbox (called Bis Surat) in the roadside, because some of the mailboxes are in very bad condition and aren't checked regularly by Pos Indonesia. Opening times of post offices usually tend to follow general business hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm (sometimes shorter hours on Fridays), Saturdays from 8:00am to 1:00pm, closed on Sundays. Bigger cities, tourist areas and central post offices tend to keep longer hours, into the evenings.

Private postal services based in Indonesia include CV Titipan Kilat (CV TIKI), Jalur Nugraha Ekaputra (JNE), Caraka, and RPX. There are also foreign postal services that have branches in Indonesia, including DHL, TNT, UPS, and FedEx.

Quick Facts

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: -8.724115
  • Longitude: 115.170303

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