Kuta Beach is the most crowded beach in Bali and one of their major tourist destination. It is just a few minutes away from Ngurah Rai Airport and famous for its long sandy beach, variety of accommodations, shopping area, restaurants and bars. It is formerly a fishing village and one of the the very first that was developed for tourism purposes.
The beach is my "happy place" and I will never get tired enjoying it. But I think Kuta beach is not for me. Read more to know why.
Being a girl who grew up few minutes away from the beach (Subic, Lingayen and Dagupan Pangasinan), and a country with more than 7,100 islands (Philippines), I must admit that my standards are quite high. I've been to Bali twice in 2 different locations and at both times, (sorry but I won't sugarcoat,) is a huge disappointment. But I must admit too that I have been misinformed, I always associate Bali with the best beaches and white sand, and I know a lot who have seen Bali will agree, Bali is not so famous for their beach period (unless you are a surfer) . There's much more to love about Bali! If you're going to analyze travel reviews, tourists don't go to Bali just for the beach, the best hotels are not even along the beach! you know where? In the village... amongst rice paddies somewhere near the mountains... have you heard of Ubud? Ubud is 2011's Traveler's Choice as #17 "Best Destination" in Asia! But I will blog about my Ubud adventure on a separate entry, for now let me share my experience in Kuta Beach.
|the airport runway from Tuban Beach..|
And it's a surfing haven you will surely enjoy a free show from great surfers, they're amazing to watch!
|Haha and that's me trying to brave the wave... but no luck!!|
At the centre of Kuta is a mall (Discovery Shopping Mall), we enjoyed shopping there and of course the food is to die for!
So many nearby restaurants too even late at night the street is so alive with activity. If you are a night owl you will love this place.
The view from Discovery Shopping Mall
|Walking the streets of Kuta....|
Ngurah Rai International Airport or Denpasar International Airport. It is just a few minutes away from Kuta Beach.
Thanks for viewing!! Please check soon my separate blog about Tanjung Benoa Beach, Ubud Adventure, Kintamani, Tanah Lot, Kecak and Fire Dance at Uluwatu Temple, Tirta Empul (The Temple of the Holy Spring), Turtle Island, my snorkeling adventure and my first try of henna tattoo!!!
Other Bali post:
- Tanjung Benoa Beach, Bali Indonesia
- A true Bali Expirience at Rumah Bali, Tanjung Benoa Indonesia
- Pura Tirta Empul, Bali Indonesia (The Temple of Holy Water)
- Vivi's First Tattoo from Bali, Indonesia
- Vivi's First Elephant Ride at Ubud, Bali Indonesia