The cape of the world famous holiday destination of Bali is blessed by Kuta Beach’s fine pearly white sand and the lucid blue veil of ocean water that has piloted it to its pedestal in the travelling journals of the world. Kuta may not be the only strip of shore on the Indonesian island, but it was the first to gain recognition for its stunning natural landscapes that have made it a popular choice amongst sun worshippers both near and far. Seminyak, Tuban and Legian are some of the other up and coming copious beachfronts which are located within minutes from overwhelming Kuta.
What was once a quiet fishing village where fisher folk spent the hours of the day vending their catch or darning their nets has now fully converted itself into a tourist’s paradise; complete with shopping malls, resorts, dining areas and even surf boarding prospects. Being located on the western end of the tiny crook of the island has given the beach of Kuta, its alias the ‘Sunset Beach’. The landscape immediately adjacent to this locale represents a fully fledged, modernized city, though the local architectural flair is preserved by most of the buildings. As you draw away from Kuta and enter into more suburban and country areas, the uniqueness of Bali and Indonesia can be witnessed and experienced.
Artists come with their easels while the surfers bring their boards and beachcombers engage in collecting shells for hours. Surfing first commenced in the area with the arrival of excited and audacious tourists, mostly from down under. Today, surfing is an everyday event that even the locals engage in, so much so that amateur tourists are assisted by the youth who have now become masters of what was formerly an outsider’s skill.
The beach is most heavily occupied during the months from July to August and then December to January. To avoid disappointment one should always make a booking in advance at a resort in Kuta if travelling during this peak season. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort well and truly occupies a beachfront area that delights tourists and is among the most favoured by those in search of a well placed Kuta beach resort.
Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry. Google+