KUTA

Kuta is by far Bali’s best-known touristy hood—seriously, as in we should rename it “Touristland”. Located in the south, not so far from the airport, the beachy resort town is a magnet for backpackers and surfers and backpacking surfers with its hostels, clubs, and sandy beach—perfect for beginners. But it also has some pretty fancy resorts along the coast with premiere shopping, so you’ll find families there as well. If you want to get a piercing or tattoo whilst in Bali, there’s certainly no shortage of parlors waiting to do you up. Want to do some street shopping for stuff like cheap Bintang singlets and sunnies, then Kuta’s also your spot. Some people swear by it, but a lot of others hate it. Kuta’s certainly a polarizing spot and a favorite amongst a certain type of Aussie (aka bogans).
RECENT ARTICLES IN Kuta
Police catch opportunistic iPhone thief who was still trying to have phone unlocked

Police catch opportunistic iPhone thief who was still trying to have phone unlocked

Kuta Police’s Criminal Investigation Unit has reportedly caught a thief who stole an iPhone out of a guy’s motorbike in Tuban, Kuta.

Korean tourist missing after snorkeling at Kuta Beach

Korean tourist missing after snorkeling at Kuta Beach

Police have not been able to find a Korean man who disappeared while swimming at Kuta Beach in front of Beachwalk Shopping Center on Wednesday evening.

Armed robbery reported in Kuta, around Rp 800 million worth of currencies taken from money changer

Armed robbery reported in Kuta, around Rp 800 million worth of currencies taken from money changer

A money changer in Kuta was reportedly robbed on Saturday.

Bali tourists get out of taxi taking them way off course, driver steps on gas before they can get their stuff from the trunk

Bali tourists get out of taxi taking them way off course, driver steps on gas before they can get their stuff from the trunk

A taxi driver has been arrested in Bali for making off with a trunk-full stuff belonging to his passengers.

Video produced to help those confused by Kuta traffic changes

In an experiment to reduce Kuta’s awful congestion, police are running a month-long experiment changing up the directional flow of the tourist town’s traffic.

Get Ready: Kuta traffic flow changes announced for Feb. 1

Get Ready: Kuta traffic flow changes announced for Feb. 1

Kuta traffic is about to get a major change-up.

Time to put some clothes on: Bule women drive through Bali streets in nothing but bikinis (and helmets)

Time to put some clothes on: Bule women drive through Bali streets in nothing but bikinis (and helmets)

If getting a tan and flaunting your stuff is more important to you than decency or heck, safety, then you probably need to check your priorities.

WATCH: Things Aussies Say in Bali

A video taking a piss out of—let’s face it—the easiest people to make fun of in Bali, has found internet fame.

French student robbed on Sunset Road, allegedly tag teamed

French student robbed on Sunset Road, allegedly tag teamed

Bag snatchers in Bali seem to be getting more tricky with their methods by the day.

Kuta hotel employee confesses to stealing Rp 4.5 million in Japanese Yen from guest: police

Kuta hotel employee confesses to stealing Rp 4.5 million in Japanese Yen from guest: police

A Kuta hotel employee has been jailed for stealing around 43,000 Yen (Rp 4.5 million) from a hotel guest.