Kuta Beach: a Perfect Tourist Destination
Indonesia as the biggest archipelago country is blessed with thousands of islands which surround with beautiful beaches. The beautiful islands and beaches become famous tourist destinations for both domestic and international tourist. One of the famous tourist destinations worldwide is Bali Island. It is undeniable that Bali Island has numerous wonderful places to visit. This place has become the shooting location for numerous movies and dramas from both domestic and international. For foreign people, Bali is more famous than Indonesia itself.
One of the famous beaches around the world in Bali is Kuta Beach. This beach is the main tourist destination when visiting Bali. Since the 70s, Kuta beach has become the best destination for traveler worldwide. Several years ago, Kuta beach was just a quiet fisherman village, but nowadays it becomes the heart of Bali. As the popularity grows, numbers of restaurants and hotels, and night clubs emerge along the main road from Kuta to Legian.
Before transform into a famous tourist destination in Bali, Kuta beach was a trading harbor around the 19 century. A Denmark trader named Mads Lange, build a trading spot in this beach and become a popular trader among the Balinese Kings.
This beach originally was the habitat of green turtles. However, the existence of green turtle is nearly extinct and become one of the preserved animals under Indonesian law. Due to the popularity of Kuta beach, the green turtle reservation is then moved to Tanjung Benoa beach.
Activity to do in Kuta Beach
Located in a very strategic area in Bali, to reach Kuta beach only takes 15 minutes of rides from Ngurah Rai International airport.
Bali has been the paradise for surfers around the world. Yes, Kuta has steady and big waves which are suitable for surfing. If you are a wave hunter, then Kuta beach is one of the perfect spots for you. The local people also open surfing lesson for beginners with a very friendly rate. Joining the surfing lesson, they guarantee to teach until able to surf. They also provide surfboard rental with an hourly rate. The local people also held international night surfing competition. Even though night surfing is considered a new activity, it has held for several times since 2009.
While the most familiar scenery of Kuta beach is surfers, it’s the shopping venue also attract tourist. Along the main road to the beach, there are lots of shopping venue and malls from famous brands for your choice. If you want to buy local handicrafts, there are also souvenir shops spread along the beach.
As the sun goes down, most tourists gather in the beach to watch the amazing sunset. Yes, Kuta beach is famous for its beautiful sunset. There are lots of restaurants that will serve you in the beach with the sunset as the background. In the night, Kuta beach transform into a sleepless place with the night clubs and bars open for tourist to enjoy the party.