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- 83%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 67%Budget Travelers
- 67%Family Travelers
- 59%Nightlife Lovers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (51)
- Kuta BeachJul 05, 2012
The famous Kuta beach is ... well crowded. Not only to the visitors, tourists but also (annoying) street vendors. People will come and offer you drinks, (temporarily) tattoos, massage, hair braiding frequently (don't feel pressured to buy - just say "no"). Not to mentioned annoying muslim male tourist that will take your pictures (without consent) or people who will try to take a picture with you (esp when you're cute and in bikini). I will stay away from Kuta, as much as possible. Other than that, beautiful beach, warm sunshine and perfect wave.
- Kuta BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5First to ReviewJul 05, 2012
If you're an environmentalist, first thing you'll notice is the bits of trash on the beach and in the water. There isn't a ton, but enough to take away from the "perfect paradise" feeling some may be looking for. There are quite a few vendors, which can get a bit annoying. As for beginners looking to surf, it's a winner. The waves are soft rollers the whole stretch of the beach.
- Kuta BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Kuta beach is great! It is a well travelled beach, but the other visitors are extremely friendly.
Personally I find that the beach area are a bit overrun by tourists, but it all depends on what you are into. Kuta beach is almost entirely tourists, but it is still fun.
I recommend spending some time at the beaches here, but leaving time to explore more remote parts of the island. In an ideal world you could enjoy the beaches of Thailand first and then come down to Bali for the culture- or Aussie-ed up beaches.
It is very easy to walk down to the beach and pay relatively little money for a lounge chair and umbrella. There are also many vendors coming around selling sarongs, children's kites, ice cream, night time light up toys, tattoos and oooooohhhhhh how could I forget! massages!!
The beach itself is very long and wide and sandy. There are a number of jelly fish lying near the shore, but my friend touched a few and it seemed like the ones that had washed up were dead and unharmful.
At night there is a cool beach scene and the cafe with the bean bags and live music. There are also many people who will sell you surf lessons or rent gear (boards, longboards, wetsuits...).
Personally I love the beach, so enjoy the massages, ice cream, sunshine, "unique" shopping opportunities and most importantly the relatively warm water (especially compared to the pacific ocean).
It's also a great place for sandcastles if you're into that kind of thing.Recommended for:Family Travelers