South Kuta is a district in Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia, located on the southern part of Bali Island. There are a lot of things to do in South Kuta which is a wonderful destination in Bali with upscale beachfront resort and shopping center. This place has many popular tourist areas such as Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Pecatu, Jimbaran, Uluwatu, Kutuh, Ungasan and two islands namely Nusa Dharma Island and Peninsula Island. South Kuta is also home to stunning beaches and hidden beaches with fantastic things to do in these beaches. It offers more relax places. There are plenty of tourist attractions and things to do in South Kuta bali offers the tourist ranging from beautiful beaches overlooking to Indian Ocean, Wonderful Temples, world class waterpark, shopping center to fantastic waves for surfers.
South Kuta is conveniently tourist destination in Bali, it offers many things to do ranging from swimming, sunbathing, surfing, shopping, fine dining, recreation activities to water sports such as parasailing, sea walker, jet ski, flying fish, wakeboarding, windsurfing, diving, snorkeling and waterskiing. South Kuta is the most popular part of Bali which has a lot of best places to visit and it also very popular beachfront seafood restaurants, Jimbaran Bay. There are dozens of nice seafood restaurant a long this splendid beach. As a hot destination, Jimbaran is the top of the list for many tourist who visit Bali. If you are interested to visit South Kuta, here we present you the best places to visit in South Kuta Bali:
- Visit Dreamland Beach
First things to do in South Kuta is visiting the Dreamland Beach. Dreamland Beach is the most popular beach and favorite tourist destination in South Kuta Bali. The beach presents a million charms of natural beauty. The clean white sand beach with widely stretches attract many visitor for sunbathing and swimming. In addition, beside offer the stunning panorama and exotic white sand beach, Dreamland beach and sometimes refer to New Kuta Beach, also has a big waves that become a magnet for world surfers. Surfing is one of the best thing to do here. The popularity of new Kuta beach as one of the best surfing destination in Bali. Dreamland Beach Pecatu is also the best place to enjoy magnificent sunset. There are many luxury hotel and resort with the international standard are located in this place.
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- Visit Padang Padang Beach
Padang Padang Beach is a popular beach in South Kuta, local called Labuan Sait Beach. This because the location of this beach is located at Labuan Sait Street, Pecatu Village, South Kuta District, Badung Regency, Bali. Approximately 45 minutes by motorbike from Ngurah Rai International Airport. This beach is very stunning beach and very perfect place for sunbathing with the natural background of the green cliffs with steep limestone ornaments. The unique thing of this beach is you can access the beach only through the corridor like a cave after you step down dozens of the stairs and you will be on the white sand beach with its blue clear water invite you for sunbathing and swimming.
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- Visit Garuda Wisnu Kencana
One of a must visited place and best things to do in South Kuta is visit Garuda Wisnu Kencana. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park is the Bali Tourism Icon cultural park located on Uluwatu Street right after a few minutes exit from Ngurah Rai Airport, Ungasan Village, South Kuta. You can enjoy the sightseeing of the beautiful statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) which is one of the largest sculpture works with Balinese typical architecture. Led by Balinese artist, I Nyoman Nuarta, the GWK cultural park occupies an area of 240 hectares which was formerly the limestone mount. The statue have a height of about 20 meters with a width of more or less 60 meters. He statue has its own history, according to Hindu religion, it interpreted the Garuda bird (Hinduism holy bird) vehicle of Vishnu. GWK Cultural Park nowadays become cultural exhibition place, events, entertainments and tourism activities.
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- Visit ITDC Nusa Dua
ITDC Nusa Dua (formerly BTDC Nusa Dua) is the luxurious tourism area in Bali which is stand on an area of 350 hectares and has been listed as one of the best tourist resort in the world. There are many five star hotel and resort provide world class facilities ranging from restaurants, sports, spas, shopping center and many other. The very interesting to do here is enjoy the beauty of Nusa Dua beaches consist of 4 beaches namely Geger Beach, Mengiat Beach, Sawangan Beach and Segara Samuh Beach. Besides you can enjoy swimming, surfing, sunbathing and also the popular attractions of water blow in Peninsula Island. There are two small islands in Nusa Dua namely Peninsula Island and Nusa Dharma Island which is the origin name of Nusa Dua which means “Two Islands”.
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- Enjoy Seafood at Jimbaran Beach
Jimbaran Beach is the seafood culinary destination in Bali along the white sand beach. This popular seafood base is also one of the perfect place to enjoy sunset while you are enjoy the seafood dining. Jimbaran Beach can be reached approximately 10 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Besides the seafood grill restaurants, Jimbaran Bay also equipped with hotels, resorts and spas.
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- Visit Kedonganan Beach
Kedonganan Beach is a white sand beach in South Kuta Bali approximately 3 kilometers only from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Kedonganan Village, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali. The beach is calm water making this beach very suitable for swimming and sunbathing. In the northern part of the beach, there is a traditional fish market, known as Kedonganan Fish Market. Nowadays, Kedonganan and Jimbaran are the places where the tourist can eat the seafood with traditional Balinese cooking with the cheap price. You can also enjoy stunning sunset in this Kedonganan exotic beach.
- Visit Nyang-Nyang Beach
Nyang-Nyang Beach is a hidden surfing beach located in Pecatu village, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali. The location of the beach is beyond the limestone cliff offering the beauty coastal. You can reached the beach after descend of about 600 steps and you will see the beautiful scenery of white sand beach with blue clear water overlooking to Indian Ocean. One of the best and favorite things to do here is surfing that offer fantastic waves.
- Watching turtle breeding at Deluang Sari Turtle Conservation
Deluang Sari Turtle Conservation is a breeding ground of green turtles located in Tanjung Benoa, South Kuta, Badung regency, Bali. To reach the location, you must cross by boat from Benoa port after you reach the Tanjung Benoa from Ngurah Rai International Airport approximately 30 minutes driving. Usually tour operator offer the glass bottom boat tour to Deluang Sari Turtle Conservation while you can see the marine life without doing any diving just from the glass bottom boat. Later, you will bring to the conservation to see the green turtles. Besides, you can also see another animals here. Deluan Sari has white sand beaches with calm sea water and you can see the mangrove overgrown along the beach.
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- Admire Uluwatu Temple
Uluwatu Temple is a Hindu temple located in Pecatu village, South Kuta, Bali, approximately 1 hour driving from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Uluwatu temple is sacred by local and this temple one of the Sad Kahyangan Jagat temple or “Buffer the wind shaft temple” of Bali island. You can enjoy the beautiful view of the natural scenery from this temple that very amazing Balinese architecture and magnificent sunset view. The interesting things to see here is a traditional Balinese Kecak Dance performance during the sunset moment. The Uluwatu temple Bali had existed since 8th century ago built by Mpu Kuturan or Mpu Raja Kreta.
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- Play Sea sport at Tanjung Benoa
Tanjung Benoa is the most popular water sport destination in Bali which is home to numerous water sports. Located approximately 30 minutes driving from popular Kuta Beach. There are many water sport operators offer you the activities ranging from Jet Ski, Parasailing, Surfing, Sea Walker, Scuba Beginner and many other. Tanjung Benoa is very perfect location for many water sports with its white sand beach and calm water.
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- Visit Green Bowl Beach
Green Bowl Beach is a hidden beach beyond the limestone cliff offer the fantastic surf break. Located quite far from the main tourist attractions in Southern Bali. It is located presicely in Ungasan Village, South Kuta. It’s a bit difficult to reach the beach because you have to descend dozens of steps more than 400 steps. The location beyond the steep cliff, the beach is very beautiful beach and quiet. It very suitable for you who seek the calm place in Bali.
- Visit Bingin Beach
Bingin Beach is a hidden beach is Bali. This beach is white sand beach with a big rough sand and the beautiful blue crystal water. This condition will make you are interested to visit this beach with the stunning natural scenery, the green beautiful cliff and stunning view of the beach. Bingin Beach famous its surf break and become favorite surfing beach, by late afternoon, many tourist come here to enjoy the charming of the sunset.
- Visit Tegal wangi Beach
Tegal wangi Beach is hidden white sand beach in Jimbaran with beautiful view of the high cliff. Along the coastal area, it surrounded by green trees look very charming. The route lead to the beach is a bit difficult, you have to pass the narrow path to reach it. The path is a limestone with fairly steep. When you arrive to the beach, you will see a very beautiful beach panorama and you can see freely the beauty of Kuta from here. Even the flight landing and take-off from and to Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasar are very clear visible.
- Visit Geger Beach
Geger Beach is a stunning beaches in Bali located in Pemige village, Sawangan, Nusa Dua, South Kuta. It about 20 kilometers from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The beach divided into two part, the left side part managed by local community and the right side managed by the resort on the beach. Located close to St. Regis resort which is the most luxury beachfront resort in Bali. Geger beach has brown white sand beach, very clean with clear blue water. The water is relatively calm and very suitable for swimming and even snorkeling. If you come to swim to the middle of the sea, the wave is bigger and it perfect for surfing.
- Visit Muaya Beach
Muaya Beach is one of the beach in Jimbaran famous for its typical seafood culinary. On the beach has a temple with the same name of the beach called Muaya temple. Beside the seafood restaurants, this beach has also the hotel and resort complete with spa facility. Muaya beach has beautiful landscape with white sand beach. Its famous seafood dining place while watching dramatic sunset. Another best things to do in Muaya Beach is surfing with a great waves offer. You can rent the surf board along the beach if you forget to bring the surf board.
- Visit Balangan Beach
Balangan Beach is one of famous splendid white sand surfing beach in Bali, located on Balangan Road, Ungasan village, Jimbaran, South Kuta, approximately 40 minutes driving from Ngurah Rai International Airport by car. The location away from the bustle of the city and very close to Dreamland beach or popular as New Kuta Beach. It offer half kilometer stretch beach overlooking to Indian Ocean and dramatic sunset view. Along the beach has very stunning cliffs and if you are standing on the top of the cliff you will see stunning view of Dreamland beach. Balangan Beach is a favorite world class surfing breaks with long and high waves. The beach is very perfect for professional surfers who like a challenge.
- Explore Peninsula Island
Peninsula Island is located in the area of Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) Nusa Dua which is the popular with luxury five star hotel and resort and also the location of international and national events held. Peninsula Island has an area of 7.4 hectares. The island is not well developed yet. But this island is very popular with a breathtaking water blow attraction. In the island has a jogging track for the visitor who like to do some exercise. In the morning you can see the charming sunrise while in the evening you can watch magnificent sunset.
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- Watching Water Blow Nusa Dua
The phenomenon of water blow attraction Nusa Dua located in the Peninsula Island. This most popular attraction in Nusa Dua is a must see for the tourist. The water blow is a phenomenon where the huge wave hit the reef rocks and you will see the sea water spurting into the air. This made fantastic view.
- Visit Geger Temple
Geger Temple is one of Dang Kahyangan Hindu Temple located in Geger Beach, Pemige Village, South Kuta. Based on the story, Geger Temple had become a resting place of Dang Hyang Dwijendra before reached Uluwatu. Geger Temple stand on the reef near the beach. It has a full name called Pura Geger Dalem Pemutih.
- Visit Uluwatu
Uluwatu is one of tourist place on the south western tip of Bukit Peninsula Bali with its famous cliff-top temple, Uluwatu Temple. Uluwatu is the best sunset viewing spot in Bali because the location at the southwestern tip of the island above the cliff. In the outer area of the temple there is a large stage for Kecak Dance performance. Uluwatu Temple is a favorite place for tourist to watch Kecak Dance on the island, this because the temple has a backdrop sunset. Kecak dance begins at 18.15 during the sunset.
- Visit Petitenget Temple
Petitenget Beach and Petitenget Temple is located approximately 13 kilometer from Ngurah Rai International Airport or only half an hour driving. The beach is very clean and visited regularly by the surfers. In this beach has a temple called Petitenget Temple built in 15th century. This place was a jungle and has large trees, but now become interesting place in South Kuta to visit.
- Surfing at Kuta Reef
Kuta Reef is a popular surf spot in Kuta located about 700-800 meters offshore. You can enjoy and have fun with 4-5 feet swell wave here. The best time surfing in this spot is on April to October. This world class lefthander surf spot sometimes very crowded with up to 70-80 surfers in the water.
- Visit Bukit Peninsula
Bukit Peninsula is located in the southernmost tip of Bali Island, Indonesia. Before becoming popular tourist destination, Bukit Peninsula was just isolated or neglected area. Since many visitors come to explore the beauty of the area, it attract more and more the tourist to visit. In this Bukit Peninsula has several beautiful tourist attractions such as Green Bowl Beach with surrounded by beautiful limestone cliff, Balangan Beach which is the hidden paradise and great surf break, Dreamland Beach which is the top rated beach, Bingin Beach with its crystal blue water, Padang Padang Beach which is the most famous beach in the island, Blue point beach, Nyang-Nyang Beach, Pandawa Beach, Gunung Payung Beach, Uluwatu Beach and Timbis beach.
- Visit Pandawa Beach
Pandawa Beach is one of the beach located in Bukit Penisula, Kutuh village, South Kuta. This beach is famous seaweed farming and very beautiful beach surrounded by the cliff of limestone. To reach the beach it takes only 45 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The beautiful coastal area makes this beach become one of the best ecotourism destination in Bali Island.
- Visit Labuan Sait Beach
Labuan Sait Beach is a very exotic white sand beach with clear crystal water and surrounded by the cliffs. To reach the beach the vistor have to descend the steps one by one and passing through a small cliff that only fit one person. When you arrive to the beach, there are many things to do awaiting such as swimming, relax, sunbathing and admire the coral reef. You can also surfing here.
- Surfing at Blue Point Beach
Blue Point Beach or also known as Suluban Beach is another beautiful beach located on Bukit Peninsula. The location is in front of a resort and not open to public. Blue Point Beach is one of popular surf beach in Bali among another beaches in Bukit Peninsula.
- Visit Gunung Payung Beach
Gunung Payung Beach is splendid white sandy beach located just below the cliff on Bukit Peninsula covered by green trees. Gunung Payung Beach is a very suitable tourist sport for the peaceful atmosphere enthusiast. You can relax on the beach, sunbathing and swimming. In this blue water beach, right beside Gunung Payung Beach, there is another beach called Timbis Beach, this beach offers the charming beauty of the beach and stunning blue water. There are many paragliding passing to this beach only to enjoy the natural beauty.
- Visit Pasifika Museum
Pasifika Museum is located in Nusa Dua Bali, South Kuta, established to showcase the art work from the pacific to Southeast Asia. This is the first art museum to show more than 600 art works on permanent display consist of eleven pavilions which is represented Indonesia, Netherland, Indo-European, Italy, Indochina, Polynesia, Pacific, Asia, Thailand, china and Exhibition. The Asia Pacific selected art work and the cultural heritage of the region is a necessary resource who are interested in this amazing arts. The museum opened in August 2006. Pasifika Museum has received many visitors ranging from the schools, tourism industries, diplomats and the tourists who love art work from around the world.
- Visit Pecatu Village
Pecatu Village is a village in South Kuta, Bali. May be the visitor know Uluwatu better than Pecatu. Actually Uluwatu is part of Pecatu Village. The villagers of Pecatu who became the main support of maintenance upon the Uluwatu Temple and also the sanctity of the temple. Pecatu is one of the ancient villages, this is evidenced from the establishment of Uluwatu Temple that keep ancient relics with high historical value. Pecatu Village is bordered by the Jimbaran village in the north, Ungasan village in the east while south and west bordered by the span of the beautiful Ocean. Previously, Pecatu villagers was farmers almost 70% in the hilly and harsh area. The soil is clay containing lime. Nowadays, Pecatu is fast growing tourism village with a number of new tourist attractions such as Dreamland Beach. The existence of the beach with the limestone cliffs turned out to be an extraordinary tourist attractions in South Kuta and especially in Pecatu.
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- Visit New Kuta Green Park
New Kuta Green Park is located in the Bali Pecatu Graha area, Pecatu Village, South Kuta. Bali Pecatu Graha has a total area of 400 hectares offers many water attractions, condominium, hotel and golf course. New Kuta Green Park its self, stand on about 5 hectares land surrounded by the green panorama. The water attractions in Kuta Green Park included waterslide consist of 17 waterslide, pool, lazy river, artificial wave, flying fox, Bungee trampoline, paint ball, war game and many others.
- Visit Bali Shell Museum
Bali Shell Museum is the first and only shell museum in Indonesia. There are many fossil shell in various types which has hundreds of years old. The owner of Bali Shell Museum is Stephen, who has been interested in shellfish since he was childhood. For decades he has collected the shells when he was travelling all over the world to collect these fossil shells. This museum is present his hard work where you can see thousands of species of shells. The museum built on 1.500 square meters with cost 6 billions Rupiah.
- Shopping at Bali Collection
Bali Collection is the largest mall in Nusa Dua stand on more than 8 hectares area. This mall has large selection of restaurants, shops, and it has direct access to the beach. The mall also has department store, pharmacy and souvenir shops.
- Visit Bali International Convention Center
Bali International Convention Center is an international convention center with modern and world class facilities could accommodate 2.500 guests. It has hosted numerous of high profile international events such as government meeting, association meeting and global institution meeting. Bali International Convention Center has also been awarded as the venue of grand final of miss world 2013 with 130 contestants from around the world and attended by 2.000 invitation with the live broadcast by Media in 160 countries around the world on 28 September 2013. In this Bali International Convention Center also has been held many international summit such as ASEAN Summit 2011, ASEAN Energy Forum and ASEAN Conference (KTT ASEAN) in 2013.
- Playing Golf at Nusa Dua Golf Course
Nusa Dua Golf and Country Club is one of golf course in Bali with the beautiful stretch of green grass and spacious. Nusa Dua Golf Course is top class golf course provide complete facilities and available 18 holes championship course. The Golf Course overlooking to Indian Ocean, there are available multiple tees from 5.208 yard to 6.871 yard par 72. The Bali National Golf Club complete redesign by Nelson, world golf course architect and reconstructed to world class standard. It officially reopened on 1st march 2014. The Golf Course has stunning view with backdrop of Mount Agung and the blue Indian Ocean.
- Visit Ulun Siwi Temple
Last things to do in South Kuta is visiting the Ulun Siwi Temple. Ulun Siwi Temple is a magnificent Hindu Temple in Jimbaran, South Kuta. This temple is located in the middle of Jimbaran village. Ulun Siwi Temple is one of Kahyangan Jagat Temple which sacred by local. Ulun Siwi Temple Jimbaran is a mother temple of another same function temple as the place to invoke the prosperity of rice field called “Persimpangan”. These Persimpangan include Ulun Siwi in Klungkung, Seseh, Moncos, Sri Jong Temple and Pakedengan Temple in Tabanan.