Is it a dream of yours to book one of the hotels in Kuta Bali? On this page, I explain to you about the development of this well-known tourist destination and how it came to be the way it is today. And yes, there are plenty of choices when it comes to accommodation here. Please also consider the alternatives to the north or south if you prefer it a bit more upscale or quieter.
My old travel guide that I have kept says “Young Kuta, elegant Sanur.”
"Kuta, 3km from the airport is a meeting point for Hippies and students. Among noisy motorbikes and aroma of countless eateries, one meets more foreigners than locals. Sewing ateliers and stalls selling everything from ready to wear clothes to fresh fruit juices and English breakfasts are lined up in tight rows.
Life is still cheap, sunsets rightfully famous and the high waves a dream for Australian surfers. Innumerable are the losmen or cheap inns hiding in the shadow of tall coconut palm trees. The diet consists of Yoghurt, lobster, and omelets filled with hallucinogenic mushrooms. It is sprawling with nightclubs, ambulant massage therapist and music tape vendors. And sometimes positioned amongst it all is a temple with offerings that seem to be prepared with less love than in other places.”
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Kathy and I had the pleasure to chat with some of these heroes from Pos 3, more or less the watch post in front of the Beach Walk Mall. Wayan and Ketut answered my questions. The Life Guard organization started in 1971 here in Kuta Indonesia and is now under the Ministry of Tourism.
They operate more than 20 watch posts up along the beaches of Legian, Seminyak up to Tanah Lot and down to Jimbaran and Nusa Dua. The main office is here on Kuta Beach in front of Hard Rock. Every month of October all the lifeguards come together for extensive training and certification. Some of the Bonday Beach life Guards from Sydney did come here to exchange information and ideas and to shoot some movies.
For your safety: swim, snorkel, and surf only between the red and yellow flags whether they are in front of a hotels in Kuta Bali or not. Red flags signal danger; undercurrents in the sea invisible to the eye can pull you out to sea. Do not ignore them, do not swim or surf there. More on Kuta here
Kuta Indonesia is a perfect vacation spot for many people; is it the right one for you? If you are not sure, go to other pages on this site, for example, tour Bali, and start planning your perfect vacation. You can also read this not so favorable blog on Kuta.
Best Western Kuta, situated in a back alley, it takes less than 5 min. to the famous beach.
Bliss Surfer Hotel Legian and it is not at the beach
Do you need a hotel close to the airport, here is Harris Hotel
18 Suite Villa Loft on the south end of Kuta is especially made for honeymooners or people from the Middle East
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There are plenty of Bali beach hotels in Sanur, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Benoa and also on smaller beaches to the north. On this page though, let’s start where it all started; with the Ba…
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There are multitudes of hotels in Bali to choose from. You can find accommodation of any class, from very cheap to super luxurious. You can find them in a multitude of locations.
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