Kuta Beach Attractions
What to See in Kuta Beach
There is not much you can see and enjoy in Kuta itself, but the white sandy beach extends beyond the airport into Jimbaran. Known as Bali’s number one sunset site, every late afternoon hundreds of people gather to watch the spectacular sunsets and enjoy a meal of fresh seafood from one of the many beachside cafes. The sunsets here are spectacular around December, so don't forget your camera.
Another place you should visit is Ground Zero, where Balinese residents and foreign tourists alike still keep coming to put fresh flowers at the Memorial. A Bali Bomb Memorial Event is also held every year, hosted jointly by the Indonesian and Australian governments.
- Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour
- Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
- Private Sunset at Tanah Lot Temple with Dinner
- Kintamani Volcano, Ubud & Barong Dance Performance
- Whitewater Rafting on the Ayung River
- Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Private East Coast Tour
- Bali Hai Dolphin Cruise
- Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip
- Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion
All Attractions in Kuta Beach
Bali Bombing Memorial Monument
This monument is located on Jalan Legian, right across from the blast site where the once highly popular Sari Club stood, otherwise known as 'Ground Zero'. The permanent structure is a frequent stopover where pedestrians can easily take photos of the now famous landmark. The memorial site comprises a carved stone monument built in the figure tha symbolises a mountain in Balinese shadow puppetry lore, and a marble plaque bears the names of the blast victims. Beside it are poles where flags of the victims' nationalities are hoisted during memorial ceremonies.
- Location: in front of the White Rose Hotel
- Address: Jalan Legian
Circus Waterpark is a leisure park fit for the whole family, located on Jalan Kediri in Tuban, approximately 10 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport. This park serves as a smaller and inexpensive alternative to the existing Waterbom Bali in Kuta, an approximate 1.5km north of this park.
Circus Waterpark appeals to both adults and children – featuring various slides and a lazy river, as well as a dedicated kids’ area that offers a variety of fun activities such as fountains, water cannons, and mini train rides. Thrill seekers can opt for more exciting slides such as the ‘speed slider’ and ‘wave slides’ among others. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 09:00 – 18:00
- Location: Jl. Kediri, Kuta - Bali
- Tel: +62 (0)361 764 003
Discovery Esplanade is a new concept of entertainment located in the Discovery Shopping Mall’s backyard. Occasionally used for celebrations or some annual events, the Esplanade also offers weekly free entertainment from DJs, and is used for band parades, concerts, product launches, and much more. With a line up of open-air cafés, a deck spinning beats, and a beautiful sunset, what more could you possibly want? Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thurs: 10:00 - 21:00, Fri - Sat: 10:00 - 22:00, Sun: 11:00 - 20:00
- Location: Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta
- Tel: +62 361 755 522
The five-kilometre long arching sandy stretch of Kuta Beach is still possibly the best beach front of Bali. A very short drive away from the airport, meter taxis and motorcycle taxis are easily found around the area to take you anywhere in Kuta or elsewhere. The beach is safe, partially clean and well maintained, although the vendors fill up the beach side haphazardly.
However, this beach is really famous for its spectacular sunsets and waves, and attracts tourists who spend hours here swimming, surfing and sunbathing. This place is a well-known destination among surfing enthusiasts: the long sandy beach with its lack of dangerous rocks or coral makes the waves ideal for beginners.
Kuta Sea Turtle Conservation Site
A special highlight on the shores of Kuta Beach, and practically beside the prominent Balawista Lifeguard tower and headquarters, is a sea turtle hatchery and educational facility known as Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation. Set out with the main purpose to protect sea turtles and boost their numbers, the site has released over tens of thousands of hatchlings over the years. The conservation centre usually gears up for breeding season mid-year around the months of June and July, when thousands of turtle eggs hatch on temporary sites around the sands of Kuta. A joint effort with the Sea Turtle Society, they also set out to involve local communities and visitors to participate in their efforts and exciting releases. Established in 2002, the conservation site features a large eye-catching sea turtle statue that is great for unusual photo mementos. Drop in with the kids and check out their approximate release schedules to partake in the next ‘baby turtle race’.
- Location: Behind Inna Grand Kuta hotel and next to Balawista Lifeguard headquarters, Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 804 008 8
Kuta Theater started out as a unique addition to the entertainment scene in Kuta, presenting a stage of magical tricks performed by Bali’s handful of stage magicians, and then developed to include theatrical aspects to its show. Now it is a must-see on Kuta’s Jalan Kartika Plaza and serves as a great night out for the family. For only USD 10, you can enjoy this fun show that blends stage magic with a theatrical and cultural drama, known as Lights of Faith. It tells a story of traditional friendship faced with the challenges of modernism. There’s fun and hilarious moments mixed in between tense and thrilling illusion scenes. Daily shows Read More...
- Location: Kuta Centre, Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 762 750
Temples in Kuta Beach
Kuta does not have a popular main temple to visit, but sprinkled along the main road you can find regular temples worth a peek at during your holiday here. Positioned on Jalan Pantai Kuta you’ll find Pura Batu Bolong; on Kuta Sidewalk is Pura Penataran; and on Kuta Beach a few metres east from the main gate is Pura Kalangan Majelangu. Every morning and late afternoon right after sunset, the Balinese who live in the neighbourhood come here to pray and present offerings.
The temple is busy only on special occasions during holy days and ceremonies such as Melasti: three or four days prior to Nyepi (the day of silence that falls on Bali’s Lunar New Year), the Balinese gather to send prayers and offerings to Sanghyang Widhi/Vishnu-Devas-Bataras on the beach to respect them as the owners of the land and sea.
- Location: All around Kuta Beach
Vihara Dharmayana Kuta temple stands majestically as one of the very few cultural landmarks Hidden amid Kuta’s traffic frenzy and surfing paradise glamour. This age-old Chinese Buddhist temple was one of the various Buddhist sites in Bali visited by Tibet’s 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, on his international tour in 1982 so it certainly has pedigree.
Located only a kilometre east from Kuta’s main coastal strip, Vihara Dharmayana Kuta is often referred to by the locals as ‘Kongco Leeng Gwan Kuta’, or simply ‘Kongco Kuta’. Slightly inconspicuous due to its location on a corner of Jalan Blambangan, a one-way route usually congested with traffic, the temple’s bright red walls and murals Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 20:00
- Location: Jalan Blambangan, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 762 362
Located in south Kuta, Waterbom is Bali’s premier waterpark. The waterpark was built in 1993 and now features over 17 exciting rides, slides and water games to suit all ages. Waterbom Bali’s 3.8Ha grounds are packed with leisure facilities set around its slides and pools, with lush tropical gardens providing ample shade. The numerous choices of slides, from the easy-going to the adrenaline-pumping rides provide a whole day of fun and entertainment for holidaying families, couples and friends. Services and facility upgrades are routine at Waterbom Bali, thus maintaining the level of excitement while continuously complementing its existing features. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 09:00 – 18:00
- Location: Jl. Kartika, Tuban
- Tel: +62 (0)361 755 676