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Kuta is definitely for those tourists wanting to rest during the day and play during the night. To learn more about Kuta, call us our Bali travel experts on 1300 799 758

Kuta was one of the first locations in Bali to be developed, as its popularity grew among the surfing fraternity and sun lovers. Located. in the South East corner of Bali in the Badung Regency, it has long stretches of beach with consistent waves breaking in from the Indian Ocean. 


Kuta is located in the southeastern tip of Bali with Legian neighouring to the north and Jimbaran to its south. Ngurah Rai International Airport in only a 15 to 20 minute drive by car.  


Kuta was first discovered by the Europeans in 1597. It was principally a small fishing village that catered for the few locals. That was until  the Dutch set up one of their trading posts in Kuta, as part of the Dutch East India Company.

During the 19th century, around 1835, there was a lively export trade of coffee, rice, spices and green tobacco. On the flip side, textiles and weapons were imported and traded with the local tribes that were often at war with each other. This soon got out of hand, as the princely states erutped into even more combative moods, culminating in the main trader Mads Johansen Lange having to flee in his schooner, to the safer waters of Lombok. Trading still continued under the ever increasing pressure of the Dutch presence. However, in 1908, the Netherlands Indies army attacked the royal city of Klungkung in the east of Bali, in response to a rebellious uprising. The local Balinese forces were massacred in a suicidal frontal attack against the Dutch forces.

For the next 34 years, the Dutch ruled almost without challenge until the Japanese conquered Indonesia.

By the 1960s, tourism began to play a role in Kuta. Travellers were drawn to the long sandy beaches and peaceful life of the Balinese people. Surfers began to flock to Bali, spurring a new growth in bars, restaurants, nightclubs and hotels.

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THE VIBE // Touristy. lively, energetic, busy, frenetic, local markets

PERFECT FOR // Family, back-packers, budget-conscious, cheap to middle range eats, surfing holidays

TYPE OF HOLIDAY // Family, couples, surfers, bars & nightlife

GETTING THERE // 15 minutes north of Ngurah Rai International Airport. Taxis are abundant (use the "Blue Bird" signed ones) or better still, use a private driver. They are not expensive and they know everything! Legian is the next suburb to the north, and Jimbaran to the south.

HOTELS & RESORTS // Cheap to mi-range hotels and resorts

BEST SELLING POINTS // Beaches, bars with ocean views, night life

READ MORE // Kick back and enjoy the most candid and up-to-date reviews from top travel writer, The Walking Critic.

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