Located in the south of Bali, Kuta is best known for the large, Californian style beaches, waves and parties. It is divided in three parts (north, centre and south) and each of it is unique: south is mainly formed on resorts and relaxing areas (private sport clubs, golf courts), in centre and north beaches are wide and waves are strong, surf instructors, pubs and local vendors are found at every corner.
We found temples easily in this area, but for a more “spiritual” or “cultural” experience, this was not the place, but Ubud, or any other northern part of the island. (people don’t go to Kuta for its Balinese temples or to learn how to meditate)
This place is crowded, aussies roam everywhere in search of a good party or a proper wave, so be sure to follow them if you seek the same. It’s understandable that booze and tobacco is way cheaper here.
The waves on this beach are, in some days, very big, bigger than what we saw in the USA, but perfect for surf. The sand is great, white and smooth and there are no rocks in the water. But because of the big waves, in some days you can’t really go for a swim, lifeguards will be there to prevent you from trying. For the surfers it’s perfect. There are schools to teach you how to catch and ride a wave and many places to rent a board from.
Sunbathing in Kuta is pretty nice, and you can enjoy cocktails, beer or coconuts right on the beach, on comfy beach beds (remember to negotiate)
Locals are trying to make a quick buck by roaming the beach and selling stuff (jewels, watches, towels or even massages or manicures), it is fun and interesting, but it might tire you, since they come in packs and they keep coming all day long; for us it was annoying at first, but we became immune after a while.
Besides that, we’ve had a few great sunsets here and a chill time between our adventures. Thank you, Kuta!
Love, Danu ♥