About Kuta

As Southern Bali’s most popular and lively resort, expect vibrant nightlife, chaotic traffic and plenty going on when you vacation in Kuta.

This colorful destination is the perfect place to enjoy an action-packed trip, and after a long day, you’ll be glad to relax at one of FlipKey’s spacious tropical villas.

About Kuta

Colorful, chaotic and with plenty to see and do, Kuta has always attracted a young and lively crowd, although it’s popular with families, too. Those looking for a more peaceful break might prefer neighboring Legian, but if it’s fun in the sun you want, Kuta has plenty on offer.

With some of the island’s best beaches, lively nightlife, delicious Indonesian cuisine (for the best mie goreng, try the beach bars) and Bali’s biggest waterpark, Kuta is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a fun-filled vacation.

Whether your idea of a great trip is shopping until you drop or lazing on white sandy beaches, you’ll find it here. You could even rent a bike or motorbike and escape the resort to see what the rest of the island has in store – you haven’t lived until you’ve watched the sunset on a Balinese beach!

What to do

Fun-filled family days out in Kuta start with a visit to Waterbom Bali, the island’s best water park. Here you’ll find plenty of adrenaline-pumping rides and slides including the ‘climax super-loop’ body slide.

Add a little culture to your trip with a family night out at the ‘Lights of Faith’ show at Kuta Theater – it’s a fascinating blend of Balinese culture, stage magic, music and drama.

For shopping, head for the Kuta Beachwalk shopping complex. With its international shops and Balinese boutiques, restaurants and entertainment facilities, there's plenty to amuse the whole family.

If the chaos of the resort center gets a little too much, take some time out and get in touch with your spiritual side at Vihara Dharmayana Kuta Temple, just off the beach road. One of the oldest Buddhist temples in the area, its calm courtyard is a wonderful place to relax and reflect.

Top Kuta travel tips

The dry season here runs from May-September, and to experience Kuta at its best (and liveliest!), you should plan to visit between May and August.

The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) and you’ll find plenty of exchange kiosks where you can exchange currency – just be wary of scams. A rate that sounds too good to be true usually is. Ensure you always get a receipt for any transaction! Generally, fees charged at ATMs for cash withdrawal using a foreign bank card are high, so these are best avoided.

For an action-packed family vacation or a trip with friends, Kuta is the perfect Balinese destination. FlipKey’s range of Kuta vacation rentals includes tropical villas with pools and clifftop ocean view villas where you can watch the sunset over Kuta Beach, so you’ll be sure to find your dream stay at a great price.