Top 10 Things to Do in Kuta
Voyagin is a marketplace where guests can discover and book unique travel experiences hosted by locals in Asia. So, what better way to find the top things to do in Kuta than to ask the locals? Nobody knows Kuta better than our community, so we asked them for suggestions to compile this definitive list of experiences not to miss while in Kuta:
Visit Kuta Beach at Sunset
Famous worldwide for its long and white sandy stretch of sand, Kuta beach is the place that put Bali on the map, and an absolute must visit during your stay in the area. Here, tourists and locals alike come together to surf, take evening strolls and share a cold beer, making for a perpetually relaxed and fun-loving atmosphere. We recommend bringing a beach towel and settling in for sunset views around 6pm. If higher viewing points are more your thing, you may prefer to watch the sunset against Bali’s iconic Tanah Lot temple.
Snorkeling Bali’s Stunning Sister Islands
With easy pick up from Kuta, snorkeling in Nusa Lembongan’s crystal clear waters will allow you to spot a mind boggling variety of colorful fish and coral. The famous Bali Hai Reef Club Day Cruise is also a great way to entertain the whole family with fantastic snorkeling, unlimited banana boat rides, access to an underwater viewing chamber and a village tour to Nusa Lembongan. In the mood for love? This luxurious catamaran day trip affords guests access to a private beach club in Nusa Lembongan and sunset cocktails to boot.
Visit Waterbom Bali - Asia’s No. 1 Waterpark
Besides its amazing cultural treasures, Bali plays home to one of the top water parks in Asia. We won’t reveal too much, but just know that Waterbom is full of exhilarating water slides and rides that will surely get your hearts racing (If you are traveling with younger children, rest assured there are plenty of child-safe options for them as well). Located in the heart of Kuta at Jalan Kartika Plaza, it’s just a hop, skip and jump away from your hotel, leaving you zero excuses not to pay it a visit! Make sure to pick up discounted tickets to skip the line at Waterbom.
Explore Kuta And The Best Of Bali From A Helicopter
Soar over Bali's south-western coastline that includes the legendary Kuta beach with a Bali helicopter tour that takes you high above the beaches and grassy fields presenting you with jaw-dropping pictures. The helicopter tour includes Legian Beach, the iconic Tanah Lot temple, and gorgeous rice terraces before finally proceeding towards the southern bukit peninsula, passing over the jaw dropping Uluwatu Temple, which is situated on a 90 meters limestone cliff facing the Indian Ocean.
Try and plan your ride around 4:30PM so you can be up in the air as the sun sets and get awesome shots with a backdrop of a gorgeous sunset.
Feel The Love With A Romantic Dinner In Kuta
Whilst famous for its parties, grab a slice of romance in Kuta itself at French restaurant Ma Joly which provides a stunning sunset dinner in a private tent near Kuta (away from the crowd of course). Thanks to Kuta’s location in southern Bali, you are an easy ride away from the most romantic dinners on the island such as this aphrodisiac picnic in bed, jaw-dropping cliffside spa & dine experience and oceanfront dinner in Uluwatu. Should you prefer to cosy up together on the water, let a 3-piece acoustic band serenade you while you savour a delectable 5-course dinner on this intimate sunset cruise.
Explore Bali On A Day Tour
Yes, being in Kuta means that you’re at the epicentre of Bali’s tourism trade, but that doesn’t mean you’re limited to staying there! Book a knowledgeable guide for a sunset tour of the south or even travel north to visit World Heritage sights like Tanah Lot and Ubud while you’re at it. You’ll get some fabulous photos, dive deeper into Balinese culture and get dropped back in Kuta just in time for some dinner and late night fun.
Trek Mt. Batur To Catch The Sunrise
While not going to sleep and getting ready for a 1am pickup might seem like a great sacrifice, this unforgettable sunrise hike up Mt. Batur gives you the rare opportunity to hike up an active volcano in the cool morning air under the twinkling stars and witness a spectacular sunrise from the summit. As you admire the majesty of the view, you’ll kick yourself for ever having doubts about joining.
Go White Water Rafting Down Ayung River
Ok, so this isn’t exactly in Kuta - but it’s definitely a must-do when in Bali. Bali’s most-loved adventure tour is white water rafting down the beautiful Ayung river - the most beautiful and longest river in Bali. A Class II river that rises up to Class IV during rainy season, the scenery along the river is spectacular, and you will be able to immerse yourself in the gorgeous rainforest bordering the river and witness beautiful waterfalls and picturesque gorges.
Go on a Culinary Adventure
No visit to Bali is complete without a taste of Indonesia’s culinary favorites like Nasi Goreng and Beef Rendang. If you’re hooked on their bold, addictive flavors, try your hand at recreating these dishes with our friend Maria at her home in Kuta. Your journey starts out with a visit to the local market before you proceed to prepare up to 5 dishes of your choosing. Maria will even gift you a copy of her time-tested recipes so you can whip up a feast for family and friends once you get home. If you prefer organic food and spectacular views from your kitchen, explore this organic cooking class surrounded by rice fields.
Spend a day at the spa
Due to its bustling tourist trade, the greater Kuta area boasts an astonishing concentration of locally-run spas. With Bali’s reputation as a haven of relaxation and peace, you’re unlikely to be disappointed no matter what you choose! From an hour-long massage at a Balinese’s home to the ultra luxe couple spa treatment at the W Hotel, you’ll be hard-pressed not to find something that fits your fancy. The spa at the W comes complete with a whimsical Mad Hatter’s Tea Party afterward, an experience that is out of this world.
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