Kuta, long famous for its golden white coastline that curves north from the Ngurah Rai International Airport’s runway in Tuban, continues to attract visitors with highlights other than the favourite surfing coast itself. Despite the rapid progress following the beach’s fame since the vagabond wave-riding heydays of the 70s and the establishment of hotels, restaurants and bars that ensued throughout this once quiet fishing village, Kuta offers a handful of other interesting sights worth finding out. Here are among the few not to miss out on while in Kuta.
For some splashing fun that’s away from Kuta’s waves, a hop from the beach and across the road from the Discovery Shopping Mall is Waterbom Bali, the best and long-running water park on the island. Another great place like no other in all of Indonesia is the Bali Shell Museum. Some cultural highlights such as village temples, a Barong show and a significant Buddhist temple in the heart of Kuta are also worth a visit. And back on the coast beside the lifeguard tower is the sea turtle conservation site where you and the whole family can learn about the exciting community efforts in protecting the endangered species. Check out our list of Kuta’s top attractions below.
- Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Bathe & Breakfast with the Elephants
- Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
- Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion
- Romantic Aristocat Evening Cruise with 5-Course Dinner
- Bali White Water Rafting at Telaga Waja River
- Fast-Track Waterbom Bali Admission
- Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip
- Private East Coast Tour
- Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour
Kuta Beach is one of the best coasts from where to enjoy Bali’s golden sunsets all year round. A beach footpath lets you enjoy leisurely strolls passing the Discovery Shopping Mall, the colourful Kuta Art Market, hotel beachfronts the likes of the Grand Inna Kuta Bali, and down to the Balawista Kuta lifeguard tower. Sunbathing, surfing, swimming and beach soccer are favourite pastimes, while masseuses, hair braiders and peddlers roam the coast. The main beach roads of Jalan Kartika Plaza and Jalan Pantai Kuta are dotted with modern establishments, from numerous hotels, entertainment spots, shops big and small, and a mix of restaurants and bars. Kuta’s waves suit beginner to advanced surfers and many surf schools line the beach. Read More...
Waterbom Bali is easily located midway along Jalan Kartika Plaza in Kuta, and just across the road from the Discovery Shopping Mall. The waterslide and recreational park is also an additional convenience to guests staying at the notable hotel that shares the same name as the street. As Bali’s largest and pioneering waterpark, Waterbom Bali provides plenty of thrills, from the Climax ‘super-loop’ body slide, Superbowl, Boomerang, Smashdown, Race Track, and other adrenaline-pumping slides. Waterbom Bali features leafy grounds with fine tropical gardens providing ample shade, and various canteens and open-air restaurants offer international and Indonesian selections of snacks and wholesome meals. Read More...
- Location: Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta, Tuban
- Tel: +62 (0)361 755 676
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. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily shows start at 20:00 for an hour and dinner packages are also available.
- Location: Kuta Centre, Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 762 750
Circus Waterpark is a leisure park fit for the whole family, located on Jalan Kediri in Tuban, only 10 minutes north from Ngurah Rai International Airport. This park serves as a smaller and inexpensive alternative to the existing Waterbom Bali in Kuta, which is approximately 1.5km north. The water park features 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. Several dining outlets serve meals and refreshments while a mini store offers special merchandises, fashion items and accessories. Also onsite are rental facilities comprising towel, lockers and gazebos, a temporary tattoo corner, foot reflexology spa and photo services. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Kediri, Tuban
- Tel: +62 (0)361 764 003
Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) Bali offers a great time indoors with a collection of galleries that are filled with immersive large-scale wall paintings that create a three-dimensional effect for photos. You can set up your tripod and camera timer to share wonderful group shots with friends, or simply pose and play around with the numerous themes available. From being chased by a great white, to crossing a treacherous causeway and sitting in an ancient temple garden, you'll easily spend a whole day here. Read More...
- Location: Jl. Nakula No. 33X, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 849 6220
5GX Bali Reverse Bungy offers an adrenaline-inducing “reverse bungee” experience in Kuta. You simply hop on and fasten your seatbelts and experience the indescribable rush of being catapulted high up into the air at the mind-boggling speed of 200km/h. As their slogan has it, 5GX offers the only legal way to “get high in Bali.” The price of the ride depends on how many people are joining in on the fun. Up to three people at a time can strap in and join the thrilling ride. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 03:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Legian, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)878 6063 5464
Armada Flow House offers fun flow riding action and a relaxed dining spot in Kuta. Designed to offer year-round waves, it features a Flow Rider which lets you practice or show off with ease – just take your pick between a body board and a flow board. The effort level is ideal for adults and children alike, which makes this Flow House a great choice for family outings. Prices start at IDR 300,000 (USD 22) per hour. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00, Fri - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
- Address: Jalan Dewi Sri No. 72, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 475 3055
Upside Down World Bali adds to the growing list of fun indoor activities on the island, where you can enter seven specially designed rooms whose décor and furniture are simply, and deliberately, the wrong way up. It is where you can enjoy a fun day out with your partner or friends and strike many whacky poses, only to end up as gravity-defying stunts in photos. Selfie sticks don’t really work here… but don’t worry, friendly staff are on standby to help you with shots. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
- Address: Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai No. 726, Pemogan, Denpasar
- Tel: +62 (0)361 847 3053
Pandora Experience Bali offers fun escape game adventures with its specially designed rooms in Kuta. Designed for teams of 2 to 10 people, you are put into thrilling scenarios where you’ll have to work as a team to solve puzzles, face endless surprises and discover hidden passages in order to escape the room in 2 hours or less. The games are bound to give your brains a good workout and get your adrenaline rushing. The games also serve as a great teambuilding activities, making it ideal for family vacations as well as corporate outings. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 20:00
- Location: Jalan Dewi Sri 45D, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)878 6225 1822
Vihara Dharmayana, also known by the names Leeng Gwan Kuta Temple and Kongco Bio Kuta Chinese Temple, is one of Kuta's considerable landmarks, but it is slightly hidden and located on a side-street off the popular beach roads. The Buddhist temple is one of the oldest in the area, dating back two centuries. However, its main structures are well-maintained, and feature intricate Far Eastern architecture painted in bright and vivid colours. The courtyard is calm with constant wafts of incense smoke from the altars and large bowls. The red roof tiles are easily visible from the busy road. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 20:00
- Location: Jalan Blambangan, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 762 362