With its long sandy beaches, action-packed water adventures, and thriving nightlife and bar scene, Kuta Beach has long been a favourite destination for tourists worldwide. Kuta is brimming with attractions and must-do activities. For thrills and spills, head to Waterbom Bali, where you can ride 22 water slides. Or venture to Bali Wake Park and learn how to wakeboard, kneeboard and water ski. Visit the Bali Sea Turtle Society or the Vihara Dharmayana Kuta temple. Enjoy a “Tipsy Tea” at the most exclusive rooftop pool club in Kuta or take a private boat tour that allows you to swim and snorkel as you cruise the islands – there’s just so much to do in Kuta.
We have made planning your hens a breeze by compiling a list of ten unforgettable experiences and attractions you should do when visiting this sun-drenched beach resort area.
Head to Kuta Beach for day and night adventures
Kuta Beach is one of the most visited attractions in Bali, largely due to its daytime and night time activities. During the day, you can soak up the sun and relax with drinks, massages, hair braiding, and even get a temporary tattoo. Or you can make a splash in the crystal-clear waters by swimming, surfing, and snorkelling. Once the sun sets, it’s time to grab a drink (or several) at the numerous restaurants and bars on the entertainment strip before heading to popular clubbing venues where you can party till dawn.
Make a splash at Waterbom Bali
You’ll get wet and wild when you take a swirl down the waterslides at Waterbom Bali. The botanical waterpark experience features 22 slides and a host of other attractions. After your fun-filled adventure, why not grab a bite to eat – there’s an array of options, including Italian, Mexican, Japanese, and Indonesian fare at the restaurants and food court. You can also enjoy a piña colada at the swim-up bar.
Enjoy a Nusa Penida Day Boat Tour
For a full-day water adventure, take a Nusa Penida boat day trip. You will enjoy stunning views, and the tour will be an action-packed adventure. You’ll stop at Kelingking Beach and have your photo taken at the T-Rex-shaped cliffs. You can swim in the island’s natural infinity pool, Angel Billabong, and snorkel at Crystal Bay or Gamat Bay, where you’ll experience Bali’s diverse marine life.
Visit Vihara Dharmayana Kuta temple
The Vihara Dharmayana Kuta temple is a Buddhist temple with Chinese–style architecture that dates back nearly 200 years. This majestical temple with bright red walls and murals has long been a place of worship and is Kuta’s hidden gem. Located about a kilometre east of Kuta Beach, the temple was even visited by Tibet’s 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, on his international tour in 1982, which shows its enduring popularity.
Dive into water sports at Bali Wake Park
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Bali Wake Park has an amazing array of water activities and water sports that thrill-seekers will wakeboard, kneeboard, and water ski on the five-hectare Cable Park lake. If you want to chill out after all of the action, you can relax at the lounges area or take a dip in the infinity pool, which features a minibar serving up a delicious menu of snacks, cocktails, drinks, and cool music.
Experience a luxury “Tipsy Tea” at Kuta Social Club
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If you’re looking to find the ideal way to spend the afternoon, then a “Tipsy Tea” at Kuta Social Club is a must. “Tipsy Tea” puts a twist on the traditional “High Tea” and is served on the rooftop, with breathtaking views of Kuta Beach. Instead of tea, you’ll be served exotic cocktails and a selection of sweet and savoury bites such as Hazelnut Praline Choux Craqueline or Coronation Chicken Sandwich, to name just a few of the delightful bites you’ll tuck into by the infinity pool.
See protected sea turtles living along Bali shoreline at Bali Sea Turtle Society
A trip to the Bali Sea Turtle Society is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The environmental group at the beachfront location protects vulnerable turtle eggs in nesting season, from approximately March to September each year. Sea turtle hatching season is from April to October, and baby turtle releases occur. There are seven sea turtle species- the Green Turtle, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley, Leatherback, Loggerhead, and Flatback. Not only is it a great cause to get behind, but it’s also a priceless experience.
Go paragliding at Pandawa Beach
See the stunning views of beaches and cliffs from high above with a paragliding experience. Only 34 minutes away from Tanjung Benoa, Pandawa Beach is in the southern part of Bali Island. You’ll experience a flight from Timbis Flying Site of 10 to 15 minutes and be accompanied by expert instructors. If paragliding isn’t your thing, you can try snorkelling at Pandawa Marine Park, where you’ll explore the beautiful coral reef.
Learn how to surf at Balangan Beach
If you’ve always yearned to learn how to surf, then head to Balangan Beach Wave Surf School where you can ride some of the most famous waves in Bali. If you’re a beginner, fear not – the Balinese instructors were born at Balangan Beach and always know the perfect tides and conditions, and your safety is paramount – as is having a fun experience. All equipment is provided, and after your lesson, you can chill out at their beachfront warung.
Hit the markets
If you’re looking to pick up unique Bali souvenirs and handicrafts, head to Kuta Art Market. This small beachside shopping complex in a bazaar-like venue is one of the best shopping places in Kuta – and you can put your negotiation skills to the test. Alternatively, you can tuck it into street food at the Kuta Street Market and eat at one of the local restaurants inside the markets. It’s delicious fare at a fraction of the cost you’ll pay elsewhere.
You can also visit Satria Gatotkaca Park, and shop till you drop at beachwalk Shopping Center, dubbed the “the best Mall in the heart of Bali”. There are so many great restaurants and bars in Kuta where you can catch a stunning sunset with a cocktail in hand, making it a dream getaway.