Kuta Beach is located on the western side of the island’s narrow isthmus and is considered Bali’s most famous beach resort destination. Kuta Beach is also minutes away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Tuban. Kuta Beach continues to attract thousands of visitors every year with its unique charm. During the peak season from July to August and the holiday season for Christmas and New Year, Kuta Beach is regularly fully-booked by travelers by the Nusa Dua Travel Guide. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali is one of the most unique and luxurious beach resorts in Bali, offering over 433 refurnished suits and rooms which is spacious and ultra-comfortable, giving out fantastic views of the turquoise ocean. Guests can choose from a range of recreational activities and rewind and rejuvenate at the legendary Westin Spa.
Once a simple, rustic and quiet fishing village, Kuta Beach has witnessed a transformation over the past years due to the rise of various accommodations, dining and shopping options. The rapid growth owes much to visitors, beachcombers and art lovers from nearby Australia. Expatriates also helped pioneer surfing in Kuta, as well. The long wide stretch of sand is often full of sunbathers and although most of the serious surfers have moved on to newer pastures, there are still plenty of surfers around at most times of the year, and especially so during peak season. Jalan Pantai Kuta, the street that runs parallel to Kuta Beach, has restaurants of all types, most of which are neither cheap nor expensive. The alleys of Poppies I and II hold many excellent budget restaurants. Kuta Beach is often a site of events, including festivals, surf contests, and concerts by local bands. Hundreds of people flock to the beach for sunset drinks every day, and at night, the bars and restaurants along Jalan Pantai Kuta are packed with partiers from around the world. Kuta Beach is famous for its sunsets. After the sunset tourists hit the town and go for shopping or visit one of the countless restaurants. A wide variety of local souvenirs can also be bought from vendors on and along the beach.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.