Kuta is the most popular destination which appears prominently while searching for places in Bali and often criticized for being overcrowded. However, we were not disappointed. Here are 5 reasons we loved Kuta.
1. Witnessed the most gorgeous sunsets
Amid the crowd of sporty surfers, picnic lovers and lazy beach bums, you cannot miss the golden sun cooling off in the sea, painting the sky in vibrant hues. Watching sunset at Kuta beach is extremely relaxing and calming experience. The uncomplicated thing of nature might just make you feel spiritual, next to making you happy. For us, this was one of the best places to watch the evening sky. Of course Mithun had a great time experimenting with his lenses.
2. We released baby turtles!
In order to save marine life, Bali Sea Turtle Society has initiated a noble cause. They conserve turtle eggs, let them hatch and release the baby turtles everyday. This activity happens at Kuta beach at 4 pm everyday wherein visitors participate for free and help release baby turtles in water. This was one of the best activities of Bali we participated in and one of the top reasons to visit Kuta. It not only feels good but also brings you close to nature.
3. A happening nightlife
With the hottest restaurants, trendy clubs and super cool eating joints, Kuta is the hub of happening night life. Scrumptious food and drinks, music, and a party mood are the best things about Kuta. The hotels or clubs facing sea make the best location to sway with the beats. It is so mood lifting and stress busting. Even if you are a quiet, non-party person, you would love the energy in the air. You might even witness public events like we saw the independence day show. Kuta truly celebrates life everyday!
4. Felt the energy at Kuta market
From lip smacking food and relaxing massage parlous to colorful shops selling pieces of art, Kuta market has it all. Buddha in different forms, carnival masks, gorgeous wall decors, cute fridge magnets, comfy summer clothes and lot of other things compel one to indulge in retail therapy. You can spend time gorging on local delicacies or ice creams in the lanes. The best part is the presence of Indian restaurants. There are MANY! Those who prefer Indian food or vegetarian options can go for Gateway of India, whose owner is Indian and has seen many Indian celebs visiting this place, including band of boys. Kuta Market is uptown, lively and reminds me of Delhi’s Janpath minus the screaming vendors. Kuta vibes are too good to be missed.
5. Did nothing and relaxed at the beach
Had a tiring day and don’t feel like doing anything? Or do you want to spend some me-time with a bottle of your favourite beer by the beach while you cool breeze kiss your face? Or simply want your feet to relax with a massage while sipping coconut water? These are the simple reasons to love Kuta. During our 6 day stay in South Bali Hotel, we frequented to Kuta beach almost every day besides walking through the crowded lanes of Kuta market and enjoying the activities. We felt a strong connection with the place.
Voted as the most visited and among the top travel destinations of the world, Bali wins your heart instantly. Every part of Bali has something new to show. Do let us know what has been your experience in Bali, especially the reasons why you loved Kuta.
P.S- This trip of ours to Bali happened in August 2017. The post made it to Indiblogger home page in the list of popular blog posts.
You can also read our post on Nusa Dua here, another beautiful South Bali province.