Nestled along an idyllic stretch of the south-western shores in Bali, Kuta Beach is one of the most popular coastal getaways on the island. If you love having fun in the sun, sand and surf Kuta is the place for you, while those planning to get in some retail therapy, enjoy foodie delights or dance till dawn also have much to look forward to. Located close to the Ngurah Rai International Airport, the beach area itself is a hub of activity and you can find some of the best hostels, hotels and service apartments in Bali. Hotels provide a full range of services, though if you are looking for more independent accommodation, apartments like the ones at Citadines Kuta Beach Bali are amongst the options available here.
No matter where you stay, however, you will always be drawn to the beach in Kuta. Spread across an area of just over two kilometres, Kuta Beach is alive with activity with people enjoying lazing in the sun, playing on the shore, having a laidback swim or even surfing the waves. It can get crowded at certain times, but you can find a small stretch of shore to call your own. Of course, getting there early before the crowds come in is always a good option. Early mornings also give surfers a chance to catch some quality waves and enjoy a fun day out at sea.
One of the highlights of Kuta Beach is undoubtedly its magnificent sunsets. Look to get there between five and seven in the evening to witness this awe-inspiring sight as the sun paints the skies in fiery colours. Of course, for a change of scenery, you can visit the expansive Kuta Beachwalk where you can enjoy some shopping, dining and nightlife at its Hypnotized Club where you can dance the night away.
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