Kuta is where the modern era of tourism in Bali began, spreading across a five-mile stretch of sand that is a magnet for surfers, sunbathers, and sunset spotters. Kuta Beach, also known as Sunset Beach, is where the party animals swarm once the sun dips out of sight, with its frenzied nightlife, rammed to bursting point with raucous bars, clubs, and hotels. Kuta attracts a cosmopolitan set of travelers.
Kuta Beach is famous for its astonishing white sand, beautiful sunset scenery, and excellent surfing along the gentler waves. The best time to surf in Kuta Beach is from May to September when the dry season is in full swing. Kuta is wide and vast, making it perfect for swimming, too. While far from being a secluded paradise, Kuta Beach is a gateway to some of the less-heralded but equally beautiful islands targeted by Bali yacht charters and private boat trip itineraries.