If you enjoy crashing surf, spectacular sunsets and an energetic nightlife that never seems to stop, then Kuta is the place for your honeymoon.
Kuta is Bali’s busiest beach resort district. A broad sweep of golden sand sits in front of a maze of narrow streets that are crammed with hotels, bars, nightclubs, restaurants and shops selling an array of handicrafts and clothes.
The further north you go from central Kuta, the less built-up and more exclusive the area becomes; Kuta Beach seamlessly flows into Legian Beach and Seminyak Beach.
The surf on Kuta is best from March to July. Bring your own board or rent from one of the shops that line the beachside streets. If you need them, lessons are available from the local surf school. Unfortunately, this is not a safe swimming beach as the current here is often too strong, with frequent rips.
Away from the beach, visit the 16th century temple of Tanah Lot, which is built on a lava rock 200m off the coast and is accessible at low tide. Come at sunset for magical views.
Kuta is located on the west coast just 4km from the airport, around 10 minutes by taxi.
Kuta Beach offers an excellent choice of accommodation options to suit all budgets, including the following 5-star resorts…
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Location: South Kuta
Ave nightly price: AUD247 per room
Description: Next to Discovery Shopping Mall in South Kuta, Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel features beachfront rooms surrounded by tropical gardens. It has an outdoor pool, 3 restaurants and free internet. Rooms at Discovery Kartika Plaza have private balconies with garden, pool or ocean views. Each comes with a 32-inch LCD TV, minibar and safe. Some rooms provide direct access to a private yard or the resort pool. Guests can enjoy a relaxing beachside massage or work out at the fully-equipped fitness center. The hotel’s Activity Center assists guests with booking tours and other activities, such as a low-altitude helicopter ride above Bali Island. The Pond Café serves one of the largest breakfast buffets on the island. A show kitchen at the open-air La Cucina Restaurant lets guests watch as chefs prepare their Italian meals. Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel is a 10 minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Ave nightly price: AUD245 per room
Description: Sheraton Bali offers a luxurious getaway in Bali's Kuta area. Located next to Beachwalk Shopping Mall and overlooking Kuta Beach, it features an outdoor pool and elegantly furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi. Each air-conditioned room comes with an LCD TV, minibar and safety desposit box. A rain shower and bathtub are a standard across all private bathrooms. Most rooms offer ocean views. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort offers laundry and concierge services. For relaxation, guests can head down to the spa to enjoy a massage or treatment. The property also offers kid's friendly facilities and amenities. Feast Restaurant serves a variety of International dishes, and a menu of Italian specialties can be enjoyed at Bene Restaurant. Light refreshments are offered at The Lounge. Room service is available. Located 3 miles from Sheraton Kuta Resort is Ngurah Rai Airport, Kuta Souvenir and Art Market and Discovery Shopping Mall.
Bali Dynasty Resort
Ave nightly price: AUD228 per room
Description: Within walking distance of central Kuta, Bali Dynasty Resort features 2 outdoor pools and a kiddie pool with a 56-meter waterslide. Its Guest Activity Centre organizes tours and activities. Free Wi-Fi is accessible in the bars, restaurants and lobby area. Bali Dynasty Resort’s activities include aqua aerobics, cooking lessons, and fun games for guests. PlayStations and laptops are available for rent. Other facilities include a spa, a fitness room, kids' playground and a departure lounge. The resort provides express laundry, bike rental and transportation services. Rooms at Dynasty Resort Bali have a private balcony, most of them featuring glass doors and garden or pool views. Each room is equipped with satellite TV, DVD player and tea/coffee-making facilities. A minibar and a safe are also provided. The resort has 6 restaurants and 3 bars. Buffet breakfast is served at SEN5ES Restaurant, and nightly live entertainment accompanies themed dining at the poolside Tropical Café. Beer and homestyle food can be enjoyed at Gracie Kelly's Irish Pub. Bali Dynasty Resort is a 10-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Ramada Bintang Bali Resort
Ave nightly price: AUD169 per room
Description: Set amidst a tropical landscape, Ramada Bintang Bali Resort is a 5-minute walk from Kuta Shopping Centre. It offers a private beach area, an outdoor swimming pool with cascading waterfall and free parking. WiFi access is provided for free throughout. Modern décor and hardwood flooring feature throughout the rooms at the 5-star resort. Each room is equipped with a TV, and has a private balcony that overlooks the garden. A bathtub and toiletries are provided. Guests can enjoy a relaxing massage at the spa or work out at the fitness centre. The resort also has a tennis court, hot tub and provides bicycle rental services. La Brasserie Restaurant serves a buffet spread of European dishes. Other dining choices include refreshing beverages at Grand Lobby Bar and Sedap Malam Lounge. Bali Bintang Ramada Resort is a 10-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is 650 metres from Tuban Beach, Kuta Centre and Discovery Shopping Mall as well as Lippo Mall Kuta.
The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel
Ave nightly price: AUD119 per room
Description: Conveniently located just across Kuta Beach, The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel features well-furnished accommodations with an outdoor pool overlooking the ocean. The non-smoking hotel also houses a gym and provides free Wi-Fi in all areas. Spacious rooms are all equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, safe and a minibar. Free coffee and tea are provided daily. Select rooms offer views of the ocean and have a private bathroom with a bathtub. For guest convenience, the hotel provides luggage storage facilities and free parking spaces on site. Airport transportation can be arranged at the front desk, while sightseeing arrangements can be made at the tour desk. Blending contemporary design with fishing village-themed interiors, The Waves has an international menu. Guests can also dine in the comfort of their rooms. The Kuta Beach Heritage Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Kuta Square and Kuta Art Market. Ngurah Rai International Airport can be reached in a 15-minute car ride from the property.
The Stones Hotel - Legian Bali, Autograph Collection
Location: Kuta / Legian
Ave nightly price: AUD275 per room
Description: The Stones Hotel - Legian Bali, Autograph Collection enjoys a beachfront location on the southern tip of Legian Beach. Boasting a large outdoor pool with cabanas, sundeck and vertical gardens, the 5-star hotel offers a luxurious tropical escape in a vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere. Free WiFi is accessible in the rooms and throughout its premises. Charcaterised by sleek designs and lavish amenities, each room is tastefully decorated in earth colour tones. Garden and pool views can be enjoyed from the floor-to-ceiling windows, while an espresso machine, iPod dock and a flat-screen TV are among the in-room comforts. Each private bathroom comes with rain shower facilities, hairdryer, slippers and free toiletries. Leisurely afternoons can be spent relaxing in the spa, working out at the gym or lounging by the pool. Vehicle rentals and airport transfers can be arranged for guests’ travel needs. Stone Kitchen serves a spread of international delicacies, while The Long Rice Table specialises in Indonesian cuisine and Big Fish Bar & Grill offers a sumptuous variety of grilled seafood. Through room service, meals can be enjoyed in the comfort of guests’ rooms. The Stones Hotel - Legian Bali, Autograph Collection is a 10-minute drive to stylish Seminyak. Ngurah Rai International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.
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The best time to visit Kuta (and Bali) is during the dry season from April to September when the days are sunny and dry.
Generally, Bali enjoys a warm, humid and tropical climate with an average temperature of 32°C (89°F) year round.
However, temperatures vary from 33°C (91°F) to 21°C (69°F) across the island ranging from hot on the coast to cooler in the highlands. It can drop to 5°C (41°F) at night in the mountains.
For more climate info: Bali Weather Guide
Bali is located off the eastern tip of Java – just one of more than 13,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago – and is easily accessible with multiple airlines offering daily flights.
The most convenient route to Bali is by air to Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), also known as Denpasar International Airport, which is located in southern Bali, 13km (8mi) southwest of the capital, Denpasar.
More information about how to get to Bali…
Latest update: Kuta Beach Honeymoon: 3 January, 2020
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