Kuta and Legian Bali are the closest coastal area to Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport, reachable only in 20 minutes by car or taxi. This area is well-known for its beach and surfing, shopping and dining, party and clubbing. Various types of accommodations are packed in this area, from budget hostels and homestays to high-end resorts.
Other than a taxi, you can get to Kuta and Legian Bali by Kura-Kura shuttle bus. While to get around in Kuta and Legian Bali, the best option is to rent a motorbike, other than getting the taxi or bemo (local minibus service). If you only want to explore the center of Kuta and Legian Bali, exploring by foot is also possible.
Kuta and Legian Bali Beaches
Kuta and Legian Bali beaches facing the west serve one of the best sunsets in Bali. The wide and gray-sandy beaches with moderately high swells are perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers, as some surf schools and surfboard rentals are also widely available along the beaches.
Kuta and Legian Bali Shopping
During the day, Kuta and Legian Bali are all about the beach and shopping. Kuta Art Market is a small beachside shopping complex you should visit for clothes with Bali vibes, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Besides, any souvenir shops along Kuta and Legian streets also sell similar products.
If you want to go for some more high-end options, you can visit Discovery Shopping Mall Kuta, Beachwalk Mall, Mall Bali Galeria (they even have Duty Free Store), and some more flagship stores are also available in Kuta and Legian Bali, such as Surfer Girl Legian Store, Rip Curl Legian Store, Nike Flagship Store, etc.
Kuta and Legian Bali Nightlife
The crowded vibes are perfect for those who like to do clubbing and party. After sunset, Kuta and Legian Bali tend to pull in a wilder crowd of youngsters. Some nightclubs and bars are located within walking distance from each other, including Sky Garden, Bounty Discotheque, EIKON Bar & Lounge, Alleycats, Velvet & Hypnotized, Vi Ai Pi, Soka Club, Apache Reggae Bar, etc.
Kuta and Legian Bali Attractions
Waterboom Bali Waterpark, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Bali Sea Turtle Society (BSTS), Kuta Theater, Bali Memorial Monument, ride the Odyssey Submarine and enjoy some local delicacies in Dewi Sri Food Centre, Sate Babi Bawah Pohon, Warung Babi Guling & Kuah Balung Bu Dayu, Nasi Pedas Ibu Hanif, etc.