Kuta is most famous for its great beach – perfect for surfing, swimming, and relaxing – but also has many other attractions. Although the village has developed a great deal in the last few decades, Kuta still has several special and more relaxed areas to enjoy. The theater, shell museum, waterpark, temple, and other interesting places will keep visitors entertained throughout their stay while also giving insight into Balinese history and culture.
The Kuta Theater has an entertaining show that tells an excellent story with fun stage magic, mechanical expertise, drama, humor, and excitement. This show, Lights of Faith, plays nightly at 8 p.m. and is suitable for kids as well as adults, who will especially appreciate the performers’ talents. The theater is located at Kuta Center and you can sign up for a deal that includes dinner with the show.
Sari Wisata Budaya
Bali’s rich culture and history can be enjoyed in the form of the many wonderful dance performances that can be seen around the island. In Kuta, the best place to see one of these shows is the barong dance at Sari Wisata Budaya. The dancers are extremely talented and the shows feature interesting stories played out in dramatic fashion. The costumes are beautiful, the performers are very talented, and the whole show is altogether entertaining and enjoyable. Sari Wisata Budaya is located at Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai in Suwung Kauh, right next to Kuta.
Kuta has become such a major attraction thanks to Kuta Beach, a beautiful stretch of sand that is great for surfing, strolling, sunbathing – all the favorite beachside activities. Many people choose to play beach games like soccer or volleyball while others simply take advantage of the nearby spas or take a walk around the area. The beach is popular with surfers, including beginners, who can take lessons at one of the schools nearby.
Waterbom Bali is a great waterpark that will entertain adults and children alike. The park has over a dozen rides, most of them fun slides ranging from the really exhilarating to those who like to take things a little more slowly. Cool off with friends or family before enjoying a meal at one of the dining venues located here, then jump back in for more fun. Waterbom Bali is located on Jalan Kartika Plaza in southern Kuta.
Vihara Dharmayana (Leeng Gwan Kuta Temple)
Vihara Dharmayana is a beautiful sacred Buddhist temple located not far from Kuta Beach itself on Jalan Blambangan. This is one of the most important sites in Kuta and is over two hundred years old. Visitors can appreciate not only the site’s spiritual significance but also its fine architecture and décor, especially its bright colors. Vihara Dharmayana is a peaceful place that can be a great break from the busy beach. You can visit from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Bali Shell Museum (Bonus)
The Bali Shell Museum is an interesting showcase of an amazing collection of seashells, fossils, minerals, and more. Visitors will be impressed by the huge array of shells, some quite large, which have been drawn from Bali as well as imported from around the globe. Amateur scientists as well as casual travelers will be entertained while taking a break from the beach and visiting the museum. The Bali Shell Museum is located on Jalan Sunset Road.