Kuta: shopping and entertainment
The once modest fishing village of Kuta has become one of the best resorts on the island of Bali. It all started in the mid-1970s, when surfers chose a long beach with high waves. They were followed by lovers of lazy relaxation and noisy parties. The town began to build hotels, clubs, restaurants and other infrastructure, without which the average tourist from Europe, Australia or America cannot live. Today Kuta is a center of entertainment and trade.
A large French chain store that sells everything you need – from food and clothing to electronics and household goods. There is a small food court, where you can enjoy dishes of European and Balinese cuisines.
Parking at Carifur is paid. For bikes – 1000 rupees per seat, for cars – 2000 rupees per seat.
Where is: Sunset Road
This is a whole shopping area and a paradise for shoppers. Shops with clothes, shoes, jewelry, souvenirs and other goods stretch a long chain of about 200 meters. The price in them is fixed, which means bargaining will not work. There are several food outlets.
Where is: Tuban district.
Discovery Shopping Mall
A huge shopping center, not inferior in assortment of goods to popular world-famous hypermarkets. It sells quality sportswear of American and European brands at an attractive price. Everything is legal, no counterfeit. Nike, Reebok, Quicksilver, Adidas, Rip Curl sew their products in local factories, so their cost is significantly lower compared to similar products in the homeland.
There is also a grocery supermarket and several cafes, including KFC, Burger King and McDonalds.
Where is: Kartika Plaza Street
A shopping center where you can buy clothes of European and Balinese manufacturers, goods for outdoor activities, furniture, household appliances.
There are several cafes, a pizzeria and a sushi bar.
Where: Bypass Ngurah Street
Matahari department store
These are chain stores that are in every major city or resort in the country. Translated from the Indonesian “matahari” means “sun”. On the shelves of department stores are mainly goods of local manufacturers: textiles, dishes, crafts, clothes, cosmetics, dishes.
There are departments with men’s, women’s and children’s clothes. There is a food court on the top floor.
Where is: Kyung Vanara Street
When the sun hides beyond the horizon, a velvet evening envelops Kutu. On the streets there are fruit stalls, mobile kitchens, unpretentious cafes open where simple local dishes are served: fried rice with shrimps, chicken in curry sauce, a variety of juices, spicy soups. The menu is large and varied. Prices are indecently cheap.
Where: at the intersection of Jalan Legian and Jalan Patimura streets
Recognized as one of the best in Indonesia. It offers vacationers all kinds of water attractions, including 12 slides, pools, beaches equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds, a children’s town and several cafes. Positive emotions are guaranteed for both children and adults.
Admission: adults – 33 USD, children (from 2 to 11 years old) – 21 USD, children under 2 years old – free of charge. You can buy a ticket for 2 days (valid for 1 week) with significant discounts.
Where is: Kartika Plaza Street
Opening hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Located right in the ocean. In the fenced area, you can not only observe smart marine mammals (adults – 40 USD, children – 35 USD), but also swim with dolphins in the pool. The session lasts 40 minutes. Adults – 80 USD, children – 70 USD). Children are considered offspring from 4 to 12 years. Up to 4 years – admission is free.
Where is: Sanur district.
Opening hours: 09:00 – 15:00
The constant waves, the absence of dangerous coral reefs, the soft sand bottom attract fans of surfing from all over the world to Kuta. It will be comfortable for both pros and novice conquerors of the water element, who can enroll in one of the many schools. There is no point in taking a board with you. Everything you need can be rented.
Board rental – approximately 15 USD per hour. The exact price depends on the school and season.
A lesson with an individual instructor (1.5 hours) – from 35 USD.
Fans of club parties will not be disappointed. Disco clubs in Kut are open until 03:00 – 04:00 in the morning. The most popular establishments are located in the central part of the resort. You should definitely look into PEANUTS Discotheque and Sky Garden, which has as many as 4 floors with several bars and dance floors, each with its own music. The trendy club Gado Gado is located on the beach. In Double Six, sets are often played by popular European DJs.