There is so much to know about Bali travel as there are many destinations. But this list of the best things to do in Kuta will help you plan the perfect Kuta itinerary as a part of your dream Bali itinerary. This Kuta travel guide will make sure you have the best time. Click to start planning your Kuta trip! #bali #travel #budgettravel #islandlife #indonesia #surfing #sunset

Kuta is far from the typical tourist image that people see of Bali but it certainly has it’s appeal. It is the capital of entertainment in Bali and because of this there are many things to do in Kuta.

It’s a far cry from the beaches of Uluwatu but Kuta Beach holds its place when it comes to beaches in Bali as it’s still a great place to catch sunset and waves. Kuta is not traditional Bali but it does have a ton of shopping, shows, nightlife and water activities that is appropriate for all ages.

While a visit to Kuta is popular for most people as their first stop in Bali, it certainly can keep you busy for a few days or in the neighbouring region of Legian that is often grouped together with Kuta.

How to Get to Kuta

Kuta is extremely close to the Bali airport, making it a breeze to get into the area. From the airport you have the option to grab a taxi, Bluebird is a trusted taxi company and they have a booth set up just outside of the arrivals hall. Many people will shout at you as soon as you leave for a taxi. Another option is to book a private car which can usually be done through your accommodation.

Getting Around Kuta

Kuta is easy to get around, it’s small enough that you can walk to almost anywhere. If you’re heading somewhere a little further grab a taxi or use one of the apps such as Grab, Uber or Go-Jek (the Indonesian version of Grab and Uber). Be aware that sometimes these app drivers cannot pick up in certain areas due to the taxi mafia.

Bali Essentials

There are a few things that you will absolutely need while in Bali.

Reef Safe Sunscreen: Yes, Bali has coral and yes, you should be wearing coral safe sunscreen. I’m not here to lecture you on saving the earth and plants, you know that already. This is just a friendly reminder that you can keep you and the waters safe.

Adapter: Obvi. But seriously people always forget. I like to use a universal adapter so if you don’t have one already get one stat and never worry about it again!

Reusable Water Bottle: This is an essential for ANY trip but even more important for Bali because recycling here is not really and thing and when you see the plastic littering this beautiful island you’ll be sad that you’re contributing to the plastic issue. You can fill up your reusable bottle everywhere, there are tons of filling stations at accommodations and restaurants.

Mosquito Repelling Bracelets: These are a thing? Totally! Mosquitoes can get nasty in Bali and unfortunately can carry diseases. This is the healthiest option because they don’t use deet!

Activated Charcoal: This is available in Bali too but when your tummy is not feeling so great and you may need to run to the bathroom at any second you’ll be happen it’s within arms reach. Bali belly (trust me) and these will help you get back to health and enjoying your vacay in no time.

Travel Insurance: Just don’t travel without it, end of story. But if you need more convincing read this.

Things to do in Kuta

Discover what to do in Kuta for the ultimate few days in Bali’s entertainment capital from the top Kuta attractions to the best Kuta activities.

Things to do in Kuta | What to do in Kuta | Kuta Bali attractions | Things to do in Kuta Bali | Things to do in Kuta at night | Kuta activities | Best things to do in Kuta

Chill Out on Kuta Beach

Once a quiet fishing village, Kuta Beach has boomed to become the most popular beach in all of Bali. It’s a big beach resort destination with nearby Seminyak and Legion areas. Kuta Beach is frequented by surfers and many beginners because of the soft sandbar that makes it an ideal spot to learn.

Legian Beach which is just a walk down from Kuta Beach is also popular but less crowded.

Check Out Upside Down World Bali

If you need to escape the heat then you have a few Kuta sightseeing options, with Upside Down World Bali being one of them. This indoor entertainment venue is where you can strike a wacky pose where the furniture in each of the specially designed rooms is just wrong. Snap a picture while it looks like you’re cooking upside down, hanging sideways in a living room and more.

Things to do in Kuta | What to do in Kuta | Kuta Bali attractions | Things to do in Kuta Bali | Things to do in Kuta at night | Kuta activities | Best things to do in Kuta

Get Wet at Bali’s Waterparks

Bali has not one, but two waterparks. The more popular of the two is Waterbom Bali which has 17 slides and has been built up for those who wish to spend a day entertaining themselves on the slides. Restaurants, pools and tropical gardens make it a spot for all ages.

Circus Waterpark is the second and closely located to Waterbom Bali. The draw here is that it is more kid friendly with a dedicated kids area and the price is cheaper. There is also a lazy river, slides for adults, restaurants and a spa within the park.

Hit the Shops at Beachwalk

Beachwalk was opened in 2012 and is a first for Bali, straying away from the typical mall outlet style. Visitors have been streaming in ever since to visit the abundance of stores displaying international brands. It’s only a quick walk from the beach for a much needed break from the heat. Dining options are also available here.

Things to do in Kuta | What to do in Kuta | Kuta Bali attractions | Things to do in Kuta Bali | Things to do in Kuta at night | Kuta activities | Best things to do in Kuta

Catch a Show at Kuta Theatre

Finding things to do in Kuta at night is not hard to come by and one of the top things to do in Kuta is to watch the magic and cultural show at Kuta Theatre. The performers wear traditional Balinese costumes that distract you from the illusions as they prepare. Visiting Kuta Theatre is an excellent option if you aren’t up for a night of drinking or it can be a good show before dinner.

Explore Dream Museum Zone

Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) is a 3D art trick museum and is for more than just kids, it’s one of the most interesting places to visit in Kuta. A visit here and people of any age will want to release their inner kid with the amount of 3D paintings that allow you to interact with them. The lifesize murals are the ideal size for you to pose with so you can laugh at yourself later with the funny scenes playing out behind you.

Things to do in Kuta | What to do in Kuta | Kuta Bali attractions | Things to do in Kuta Bali | Things to do in Kuta at night | Kuta activities | Best things to do in Kuta

Hangout with Sea Turtles

One of the best things to do in Kuta that actually gives back to the island is visiting the Bali Sea Turtle Society. It gives you the opportunity to help some local wildlife in the area. With a donation of your choice, you can own a turtle and help it back into the water. The turtle hatchery helps protect turtle eggs before releasing them into the wild.

The turtle hatching season takes place April to October and you can help out after 4pm.

Practice Surfing at Armada Flow House

If the waves aren’t ideal for the day you always have the option to head to Armada Flow House where you can catch a few waves that are always consistent. It’s available to adults and children alike with the option to choose a body or flow board. They also serve beachside favourites at the on-site dining.

Things to do in Kuta | What to do in Kuta | Kuta Bali attractions | Things to do in Kuta Bali | Things to do in Kuta at night | Kuta activities | Best things to do in Kuta

Get Social at Sky Garden

Sky Garden is where people not just from Kuta but multiple areas in Bali come for a good night out. After 5pm you can catch their all you can eat dinner for ridiculously cheap prices and then all you can drink. The rooftop lounge is actually apart of a multi-layered complex of different venues where you can eat and drink until your heart’s content.

Sky Garden also has top DJs from around the world visiting to spin you some tunes nightly. It has been voted the #1 nightclub in Indonesia and the 70th in the world.

Things to do in Kuta | What to do in Kuta | Kuta Bali attractions | Things to do in Kuta Bali | Things to do in Kuta at night | Kuta activities | Best things to do in Kuta

See Vihara Dharmayana Kuta

It’s possible to find culture in Kuta and one such spot is Vihara Dharmayana Kuta, a Chinese Buddhist temple. Though it’s located on a busy street it still holds a special place as Tibet’s 14th Dalai Lama did visit it when he was on his international tour in the 1980’s. You can easily spot the temple from afar with its bright red walls and murals.

Be A Dare Devil on 5GX Bali Reverse Bungy

If adrenaline is your thing then 5GX Bali Reverse Bungy is for you. It gives you the feeling of a reverse bungy as you’re catapulted into the air from the ground. The bungy can reach speeds of up to 200km/h. If safety is your concern then don’t bother yourself with worrying as the bungy was installed by a New Zealand company and safety is taken very seriously. As their slogan says, its the only legal way to get “high in Bali.”

Kuta Accommodation

Read my detailed Kuta accommodation guide to find the best places from budget to luxury, hostels to hotels and villas.

Travelling around Bali? You’ll love these articles too

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which I earn a small commission from and are at no additional cost to you. Taylor’s Tracks is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Write A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.