What is known as Kuta beach is a long stretches of white yellowish sandy beach from Tuban Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Krobokan area around 8 km long facing Indian ocean. Along this beach daily wave is strong, especially under current following the fall of the wave. That is why it is not safe to swim in the area, although based on observation by the beach safety officer certain time it is declared safe for swimming by taking out red flag.
The news about the beauty of Kuta beach has been started mid of 19th century when Dutch missionaries and European traders arrived in the area. They were so impressed with the serenity and cleanliness of the beach. At the time beach of Sanur has been well known earlier then this, but more and more travellers admired Kuta, including travel writers and anthropologists reporting the uniqueness of this area. It is reported that a writer from USA built simple bungalows near the beach of Kuta who wrote social, myth, and beauty of Bali known as The Revolt in Paradise with psedo name Ketut Tantri. Trader from Denmark Mad Lange and the priest Zolinger also reported the beauty of Kuta. With this news spread, more and more Kuta beach become heard and encourage people from Europe, Australia, USA to visit the area.
Until late 1980s the beach was still original with many palm trees, groups of pandanus, and shrubs here and there shading the white sandy beach, with many flamboyans changes into sparkling reds during July and August, spreading its petals through swepts of see breeze to change white sandy beach into colorful surface. Travellers who enjoy the beach hiding behind the dense shrubs or high pandanus trees peeping the beauty of the nature under horizon.
It is quiet in contrast what people see today, the play ground of beautiful flowers, shading trees have been changed into 5 star hotels and restaurants or modern fancy entertainments almost leaving no single slot of space except public road. The spot where local religious group conducting ceremonies on the beach every year is not appear anymore or is limited on one sport of beach far to the northern area. Yet white sandy beach up to the border with the water remains the same, thats lucky people can still enjoy it with different base.
Kuta which is actually reffers the area of Tuban, Kuta itself, Legian and Seminyak have become international city, social life has been changed drastically leaving a conflict of ideal culture, between the effort of preserving traditional values which is believed to be the core of tourism interest between the imposibility of changing the way of life into persuit of individual needs or strugle for life.
- Amed Beach
- Candisasa Beach
- Dreamland Beach
- Geger Beach
- Jimbaran Beach
- Kandara Beach
- Kuta Beach
- Lovina Beach
- Merta Sari Beach
- Nusa Dua Beach
- Padang-padang Beach
- Pandawa Beach
- Sanih Beach
- Tulamben Beach
Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.
- Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting see description
- Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples are two historical heritages from 17th, Taman Ayun palace temple which is always found near palaces of Balinese king starting 18th century see description
- Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. see description