Top 10 Best Things to Do in Kuta - Most Popular Attractions in Kuta

With a long broad Indian Ocean beach-front, Kuta was originally discovered by tourists as a surfing paradise. It has long been a popular stop on the classic backpacking route in South East Asia. A former fishing village, it was one of the first towns on Bali to see substantial tourist development, and as a beach resort remains one of Indonesia's major tourist destinations. It is known internationally for its long sandy beach, varied accommodation, many restaurants and bars, and many renowned surfers.

For some splashing fun that’s away from Kuta’s waves, a hop from the beach and across the road from the Discovery Shopping Mall is Waterbom Bali, the best and long-running water park on the island. Another great place like no other in all of Indonesia is the Bali Shell Museum. Some cultural highlights such as village temples, a Barong show and a significant Buddhist temple in the heart of Kuta are also worth a visit. And back on the coast beside the lifeguard tower is the sea turtle conservation site where you and the whole family can learn about the exciting community efforts in protecting the endangered species.

Check out our list of Kuta’s top 10 attractions below

1. Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach is number 1 from 10 Best Things To Do In Kuta where to enjoy Bali’s golden sunsets all year round. A beach footpath lets you enjoy leisurely strolls passing the Discovery Shopping Mall, the colourful Kuta Art Market, hotel beachfronts the likes of the Grand Inna Kuta Bali, and down to the Balawista Kuta lifeguard tower. Sunbathing, surfing, swimming and beach soccer are favourite pastimes, while masseuses, hair braiders and peddlers roam the coast. The main beach roads of Jalan Kartika Plaza and Jalan Pantai Kuta are dotted with modern establishments, from numerous hotels, entertainment spots, shops big and small, and a mix of restaurants and bars. Kuta’s waves suit beginner to advanced surfers and many surf schools line the beach. Read More ...

2. Waterbom Bali

Waterbom Bali

Waterbom Bali is the place where you can enjoy a full wet day out with family and friends, through numerous waterslides, rides and playful games. This island's premier water park is just across the road from the Discovery Kartika Plaza and Discovery Shopping Mall in south Kuta, and has grown to feature 17 exciting slides and water games for all ages since its inception in 1993. The park covers 3.8Ha of tropical gardens and pools, as well as a complete host of dining and leisure facilities. Read More ...

3. Circus Waterpark

Circus Waterpark in Bali

Circus Waterpark is the 1st Family Waterpark in Bali, 5 minutes away by vehicle from Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Aiport Bali. Placed in Jalan Kediri, Tuban – South Kuta, the family waterpark that accommodated entire family member. This park serves as a smaller and inexpensive alternative to the existing Waterbom Bali in Kuta, an approximate 1.5km north of this park. Circus Waterpark appeals to both adults and children – featuring various slides and a lazy river, as well as a dedicated kids’ area that offers a variety of fun activities such as fountains, water cannons, and mini train rides. Thrill seekers can opt for more exciting slides such as the ‘speed slider’ and ‘wave slides’ among others. Read More ...

4. Dream Museum Zone Bali

Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) Bali

Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) Bali is a fun and interactive art gallery featuring a vast collection of three-dimensional, life-size murals for visitors to pose and play with. The gallery features a rich array of masterfully painted artworks that each serves as interactive backdrops for illusory three-dimensional photography. There are an impressive total of 120 unique artworks in 14 different categories spread over three levels, which provide a full-day of discovery and creativity. Stepping inside the galleries, you will be transported to various dreamy realms, from Venice to Egypt, and Indonesia to the Amazon; you will easily find yourselves posing in the wackiest poses imaginable, alone or together, to capture that perfect shot. Read More ...

5. 5GX Bali Reverse Bungy

5GX Bali Reverse Bungy

5GX Bali Reverse Bungy is one hell of an adrenaline booster which is going to sustain for an entire lifetime, and therefore you are bound to have company in this fun ride. You will be seated and locked inside a metal ball with up to 2 people next to you, and catapulted high up into the air, slicing through the sky, bouncing and spinning wildly for a few minutes. The machine fires you 60 meters vertically at ludicrous speeds in just over 2 seconds, reaching up to 5G forces. You will experience a range of emotions before, during and after being hurled up and down into the air. Read More ...

6. Kuta Theatre

Kuta Theatre

Kuta Theatre is number 6 from 10 Best Things To Do In Kuta. Located on the eastern side of Kuta’s Jalan Kartika Plaza, Dee Jay Club, one of the famous and popular night club in Bali. The start of the show has the stage curtains opening to a simplified rendition of the Legong Dance. Then the magicians and their supporting actors and actresses take over the scene, performing sets of illusions with a touch of theatrical drama and mystery. Some of the illusions are well performed, ranging from the classic sawing a lady in half, a good deal of diversion and vanishing tricks, levitations, displacements and others. Read More ...

7. Armada Flow House

Armada Flow House in Bali

Armada Flow House Bali is an iconic lifestyle entertainment venue pioneering the fusion between flowriding, lounging, meals, retail and events. Where friends, perfect waves, delicious food and good times are always together. This is the latest expansion to the Flow House global chain of the world, now in Bali and the first in Indonesia. With the Double FlowRider®, originated from the United States, Armada Flow House Bali provides a place that creates a safe, endless sheet of water over a 'Pillow Padding' trampoline for riders of all levels, from beginner to expert. Read More ...

8. Upside Down World Bali

Upside Down World Bali

Upside Down World Bali is the Fun Trick-Eye House in Bali where you can enter seven specially designed rooms whose décor and furniture are simply, and deliberately, the wrong way up. It is where you can enjoy a fun day out with your partner or friends and strike many whacky poses, only to end up as gravity-defying stunts in photos. Upside Down World has proven itself as an exciting place to visit and experience. It seems everyday is a busy day for them. If you’re new to this kind of world, entering the gallery means you should adapt to the uncommon scene and get ready to have fun in this 180° rotated world. Read More ...

9. Pandora Experience Bali

Pandora Experience Bali

Pandora Experience Bali is the Ultimate Escape Game Adventure in Kuta, where players will enter each game room in a group up to 14 people. Throughout the thrilling journey they will encounter surprises, secret passages, hidden chambers and mindboggling puzzles. The games are bound to give your brains a good workout and get your adrenaline rushing. The games also serve as a great teambuilding activities, making it ideal for family vacations as well as corporate outings. Read More ...

10. Vihara Dharmayana Kuta

Vihara Dharmayana Temple

Vihara Dharmayana Temple is the Old Chinese Buddhist Temple, dating back nearly 200 years. Stands majestically as one of the very few cultural landmarks Hidden amid Kuta’s traffic frenzy and surfing paradise glamour. This age-old Chinese Buddhist temple was one of the various Buddhist sites in Bali visited by Tibet’s 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, on his international tour in 1982 so it certainly has pedigree. Vihara Dharmayana Temple located only a kilometre east from Kuta’s main coastal strip. Often referred to by the locals as ‘Kongco Leeng Gwan Kuta’, or simply ‘Kongco Kuta’. Read More ...