Kuta is located in the south of Bali. It was known as a sleepy fishing village, but has gradually expanded since the 1960s when travelers from Asia and wandering surfers from nearby Australia discovered its long sandy beach.
These days Kuta is quite a busy area and crowded with a variety of accommodation options ranging from four-star hotels to budget hostels. Not so expensive bars and clubs make this area party central, with local and international restaurants offering great dining. Kuta also offers great shopping for visitors, from the beachfront ‘Discovery Shopping Mall’ and Kuta Square to souvenir shops along Jalan Kartika Plaza, Jalan Pantai Kuta and around to Legian and Seminyak, these are all within easy walking distance. Kuta has its own amazing attractions and is still one of Indonesia’s main tourist destinations; especially during the peak season from July to August as well as the holiday season for Christmas and New Year, during these times Kuta is usually fully booked by locals, Asian travelers and Australians who are planning on enjoying an affordable trip in Bali.