Kuta Beach View
A. Brief Information
For either domestic or foreign tourists, enjoying twilight in Bali Island will not be complete yet before witnessing the beautiful sunset of Kuta Beach. Kuta Beach is totally different from Sanur Beach, which offers you a magnificent view of sunrise. Not only does the beach offer panoramic view of sunset in the evening, but also the eye-catching scenery of the beachhot arch line in the shape of crescent with two kilometers length of white sand.
In the past, Kuta was one of busy trade port in Bali Island that was functioned as the center for agricultural products commerce with the hinterland inhabitants as the sellers, and outsider as the buyers. In the 19th century, Mads Lange, a trader from Denmark, settled in and established a trading office in Kuta. As he was known as a good negotiator, Mads Lange became a mediator between the kings of Bali with the Dutch colonials.
Following the publishing of Hugh Mahbett book entitled Pujian untuk Kuta (The Praise for Kuta), it began to be known by a number of people over the globe. The book suggests that the local inhabitants to provide tourism facilities in order to improve tourists˜ comfort during the visit to Kuta. Following the improvement on tourism facilities, several people started building inns, lodgments, and hotels around the location.
B. Distinctive Features
As the most famous tourism destination in Bali Island, most of the visitors coming to the beach say that they want to experience the fresh air, to take a stroll, and to have breakfast in the morning. In the afternoon, they will be delighted to look around the location while enjoying the wonderful nature scenery, and sun bathing. There are families taking their children to play with the sand, or other activities to kill the time.
Towards evening tourists increase steadily as they turn their heads to see the most attracting of panoramic view of the beach, sunset in Kuta. The atmosphere at night is enormously please with the nightlife nuance in many bars and cafes.
Another attraction of Kuta Beach is the challenging wave, which is dreamed mostly by surfers. This location often becomes a national and international surfing competition arena. Nevertheless, Kuta is the right place to learn how to be a good surfer.
In Kuta Sub-district, Badung District, the Province of Bali, Indonesia
To access Kuta Beach, you may start the journey to Kuta from Denpasar City. From that Denpasar, you can reach Kuta with approximately 11 km southern. Likewise, you can reach the location by taking any public transport in around 15 until 20 minutes.
E. Accommodation and Other Facilities
Kuta has been refurbished with some supporting facilities such as surfing training center and surfing equipments rentals. For you who want to learn surfing, the beach management provides special places for renting surfing equipment and of course the surfing trainers. Kuta has also several arenas for buggy jumping and water recreation. Besides, cafes, bars, pubs, discotheques, and lives music events can be easily found here.
For shopping mania, numerous souvenir peddlers offer you many kinds of handicrafts, accessories, beach cloths, and T-shirts. Nearby the beach, you can find supermarkets, star hotels, food tents, and restaurants serving various foods, typically Indonesia and Bali.
If you want to seek relaxation in, Kuta Beach provides you with special site for having massages with IDR 20,000 for a half hour, and IDR 40,000 for an hour. Furthermore, there are professional staffers of Kuta Beach management who will be ready to make up.
Translated by Irfan Nugroho (wm/30/12-08)