First Time Tourists Guide in Kuta

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Bali is a city in Indonesia

This city is famous as "The Island of Thousands Temples" and "The Island of God"

Bali has dozens of tourist attractions such as the beautiful beaches, sacred temples, and art performances

 A must-try food in Bali is Babi Guling or pig roast and Nasi Goreng which has authentic Indonesian taste

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SIGHTSEEING

Kuta Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Bali. Located in Badung, this beach is always crowded with local and international tourists. Kuta Beach is also famous as the surfing spot. This beach also has a beautiful view of the sunset. Another popular beach in Bali is Pandawa Beach. This beach is blessed with clear blue water and white sands. You can have a good time sunbathing here and watching the amazing view of the sunset.

Kuta Beach

This is one of the most famous beaches in Bali with its white sand, vendors, swimmers & sunbathers.

Address : Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Pandawa Beach

A nice public beach in Bali that used to be a hidden tourist destination

Address : Jl. Pantai Pandawa, Kutuh, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

DOWNTOWN

Pura Tanah Lot is the icon of tourism in Bali. This temple is a sacred place for Hindu people of Bali. The temple is unique because during the tide times, the temple looks like it floats on the water.

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot is a traditional Balinese temple located on a small and rocky island offering anything Bali.

This scenes spot is famously known for its Hindu temple and stunning sea surrounding.

Located in a coastal side of Beraban countryside, which is 30 km in west side of Denpasar town, Tanah Lot has been considered as one of the most popular attractions in Bali and known internationally.

Address : Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82121, Indonesia

SHOPPING

Ubud Art Market is one of the most popular markets in Bali. Here, you can find Bali's local souvenirs and handicrafts. Ubud Art Market is located at Ubud street, in Gianyar, Bali.

Ubud Art Market

A traditional art market in Ubud that sells local souvenirs and handicraft

Address : Jl. Raya Ubud No.35, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571

FOOD & DRINK

Bali is a paradise for pig meat lovers. It is a must to try Babi Guling or pig roast with authentic Indonesian taste. You must also try Sate Lilit. It is a skewer that is usually made of chicken, fish, beef, or pork that is mixed with spices and roasted. Ice Kuwut is a traditional beverage of Bali. This cold beverage consists of fresh coconut water, melon, cucumber, basil seeds, and lime juice.

CULTURE

Since most Balinese are Hindu, the culture of Bali is also highly influenced by the religion. Tourists will easily find many temples in Bali. Bali is also known for its cultural dance and events. Local people are popular with their friendly manner.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Peak season: The high season in Bali is between July to August where there is less rain and the weather is nice to travel around.

HOTEL

If you want to get closer to nature while you're staying in Bali, you can stay at Hide Out Bali. This hotel is surrounded by trees. It is close to a river that will make you feel peaceful. But, make sure to book the room months before you come to Bali. You can also book a room at Mara River Safari Lodge in Gianyar. It is located in the middle of Bali Safari and Marine Park. This hotel offers the experience of staying in the jungle with wild animals such as rhino, zebra, and even lion.

Hide Out Bali

Holiday accommodation service

Address : Jl. Jangu, Duda, Selat, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80862

Mara River Safari Lodge

Set at Bali Safari and Marine Park, this relaxed, safari-themed hotel is 2 km from Lebih Beach and 13 km from the Tegenungan Waterfall

Address : Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8, Serongga, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80551

RESTAURANT

If you want to try the delicious seafood of Bali, come to the Menega Restaurant in Jimbaran. This restaurant serves fresh seafood. You can also try other Indonesian food here. Another good seafood restaurant in Bali is Jimbaran Bayfront Seafood Club. You can see the view of the beach and the sunset from this restaurant.

Menega Restaurant in Jimbaran

A seafood restaurant in Jimbaran, Bali

Address : Sol Beach House Hotel, Lantai 1, Jl. Pratama, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Jimbaran Bayfront Seafood Club

A seafood restaurant in Jimbaran, Bali

Address : Jl. Pantai Kedonganan, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

CAFE

Crumb & Coaster is a small nice cafe. This cafe serves delicious pastry and tasty coffee for breakfast. It has the chill vibe and good decoration. Sisterfields Cafe is another alternative. This cafe serves western food. It has outdoor seats and elegant decoration.

Crumb & Coaster

Brunch restaurant

Address : Jl. Benesari No.2, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Sisterfields Cafe

A cafe that serves western menu

Address : Jl. Kayu Cendana No.7, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

You don't want to miss the Kecak Dance Performance in Bali. Uluwatu Kecak & Fire Dance is the best option to watch the performance. The traditional colossal dance that is performed during the sunset is a representation of Bali's rich culture. And you can continue to spend the night in one of the local bars such as the Hatch Bar Uluwatu. This bar looks like a tree house with a cool setting and good choice of music.

Uluwatu Kecak & Fire Dance

Scenic waterfront venue at Uluwatu Temple, offering traditional Balinese dance shows every day

Address : Kawasan parkir Pura Uluwatu, Jl. Uluwatu, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Hatch Bar Uluwatu

A bar in Uluwatu

Address : Jl. Labuansait No.54, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

INTERESTING PLACE

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is an interesting place you can visit in Bali. Hundreds of monkey live in this forest. You can also feed and take a picture with the monkey. In the forest, you will also find sacred Hindu temples and rivers. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park is a must-visit cultural park located in Badung. There is a huge statue called the Garuda Wisnu Kencana, built to honor the God Wisnu. It took 28 years to build this mesmerizing huge statue.

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

The forest is absolutely beautiful in the middle of bustling city.

The monkeys are quite tame, and with the assistance of the staff.

You can enjoy a lovely walk through the forest, with the echoing sound of monkeys everywhere around you.

Most local guides know their behaviours well and can usually get the monkeys to interact with you safely.

Those who love monkeys will have a great time wading through The Sacred Monkey Forest.

Address : Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

Expansive park featuring monumental Hindu sculptures plus frequent dance performances & concerts

Address : Uluwatu St, Ungasan, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80364

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Tegalalang Rice Terrace is a popular photo spot in Bali. Besides the beautiful view of the rice terrace, you can also enjoy the fresh air of Bali. Pura Lempuyang Luhur is a sacred temple of the Hindu people in Bali. This place is famous for the Bentar gates that are now popular as the Gates of Heaven. You need to climb about a thousand stairs to reach this place. But it's totally worth it! You will also be rewarded with the view of Mount Agung on top.

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Scenic, terraced hillside offering rice paddies amid lush greenery, plus zip lines & jungle swings

Address : Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561

Pura Lempuyang Luhur

A Hindu temple in Bali

Address : Bunutan, Abang, Seraya Bar., Kec. Karangasem, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80852