Home to sun kissed beaches, breathtaking sunsets and prefect conditions for water sports, the island of Bali provides a holiday quite unlike any other. The island also boasts a rich cultural heritage and its many ancient temples and colourful festivals provide a fascinating insight into the lives of the people here. However, it is the beaches with their soft sand and idyllic tropical settings that draw many people to the island. One of the best and easily one of the most popular of such coastal getaways is undoubtedly Kuta Beach.
Located in southern Bali, Kuta Beach was once a fishing village before the tourist boom transformed it into the popular coastal hub it is today. Blessed with a stretch of sandy beach that is around 8 kms long, it can be found near the Ngurah Rai Airport. Also known as Sunset Beach due to the magical sunsets that can be enjoyed from here, this picturesque shoreline offers a truly enchanting escape for the entire family.
An ideal spot to spend a day lazing in the sun, building sand castles with the kids, or enjoying a relaxing swim, this area is also perfect for those looking to try some thrilling water sports. Long famed as one of the best destinations in Bali for surfing, Kuta Beach attracts surfers from all over the world looking to enjoy some action packed adventure on the waves. You will find several surf schools here, which cater to children as well.
Since the waters around Kuta are home to stunning marine life, snorkelling and scuba diving are two activities one can experience when here. For a more relaxed recreational pursuit one can even try some kite flying which is an activity that kids are abound to love.
Once the day draws to a close make sure sit back or enjoy a romantic stroll in the evenings at Kuta Beach, when the spectacular sight of the setting sun provides the perfect backdrop which to spend time with the family or that special someone.
Those in search of a luxury resort Bali by the beach from which to head off on excursions to such sites as Kuta can consider The Laguna Bali. This luxurious Nusa Dua resort offers a range of contemporary comforts to make your stay even more enjoyable.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+