Kuta is a popular vacation spot in Bali. The area has seen a lot of commercialization and is bustling all around the year. The town is best known for its shopping and the Kuta Beach. The beach can often get crowded and the hawkers on the beach can get a bit irritating. However there are several watersports that visitors can enjoy while in Kuta. A little up north from the Kuta Beach visitors can find quaint stretches of beaches.
Those who wish to enjoy some adventure rides; the Waterbom Park is a great place to visit. The park is a must-visit especially for visitors travelling with kids. Adventure lovers can also opt for a bungee jumping experience. The tower at AJ Hackett's is the most popular site for bungee jumping. The Bali Bomb Memorial in Kuta is also a must-visit site.
Kuta is known for its shopping. There are several malls, shops, boutiques and stores that offer an excellent shopping experience in Kuta. The Kuta Square and the Discovery Mall are just a few of the several places for shopping.
The nearest airport to Kuta is the NgurahRai International Airport. The airport is about 15 minutes away from Kuta. Pre-paid taxis are available from the airport to Kuta and ideally cost around Rp 50,000. Visitors can also opt for metered taxis from outside the airport.
There are several places that offer halal food in Kuta. Some good halal restaurants in Kuta include Madania Moslem Restaurant Bali, Bale UdangMangEngking and Layali. The neighboring towns of Denpasar and Legian also have some good halal eateries.
Kuta features a good number of mosques. Some of the mosques in Kuta include the Masjid Ar-Rahmat, Masjid Al-Mujahidin, Masjid Al-Ikhlas, Masjid Nurul Huda Tuban, etc. Visitors can get help from locals in getting to the mosque. Locals are quite friendly and helpful in Kuta.