Kuta Bali, the home of the famous Kuta Beach, is probably one of the busiest and most popular destinations in the island. The party-centric atmosphere, terrific sunny weather, gorgeous golden shores, and beachside cafes also make it a top spot for locals and tourists alike. But beyond the thriving nightlife and steady waves, Kuta offers the right balance of relaxation and energy, making it one of the top honeymoon destinations in the country. In this issue, we’ve compiled a list of 8 best things you can do for a fun and meaningful honeymoon in Kuta Bali.
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Where to Stay in Kuta Bali
White Rose Kuta, a romantic oasis in the midst of busy Kuta
Right in the heart of Kuta stands White Rose Kuta Resort, Villas & Spa. The luxurious property sprawls over 1.6 hectares of verdant tropical gardens and makes the perfect base for exploring key sights such as Ground Zero and Poppies Lane 2. Partying it up is also easier as the best clubs in Kuta and Jalan are accessible and just within walking distance. Even the famous Kuta Beach is a mere 15-minute stroll away from the resort.
White Rose Kuta offers beautiful rooms and suites adorned with relaxing earthy colours and distinct local patterns that make you feel the island vibe even while indoors. We stayed in one of their pool villas, which we entered through a mystic wooden door snuggled in a stone brick doorway. The semi-isolated atmosphere was a welcome respite from the busy town outside. Tired out from full days of beach adventure and fun sightseeing, we opted to have our dinners served in-room. Both times, we received scrumptious meals that were delivered promptly.
White Rose Kuta Resort, Villas & Spa
Jl. Legian No. 76A, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
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What to Do in Kuta Bali
1. Unleash your inner child at Kuta’s Waterbom Bali
We started off our trip with an adrenaline rush, and I must say, the thrill is real at Waterbom Bali. This 3.8-hectare water wonderland boasts numerous world-class slides that will send you shooting down at exhilarating speeds. For the strong-hearted, The Climax, which is the steepest slide in Asia, is a must-try. For couples who want to go together, the Boomerang and Superbowl are best done in pairs for maximum thrill. There are also more relaxed options for families with kids and those who want to spend a chill time in the water.
Jl. Kartika Plaza Tuban, Kuta, Bali 80361 Indonesia
Monday – Sunday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
2. Do a shopping spree and gastronomic adventure at Beachwalk Shopping Centre
If you’re looking to hit the shops for some souvenirs or a bit of entertainment, Beachwalk Shopping Centre offers numerous options under its enormous thatched roof. Designed after a traditional Balinese hut, this mall employs an open space concept with abundant green spaces for a relaxing shopping experience. We loved how we can still feel the ocean breeze while walking around. We even caught the latest Marvel blockbuster in Cinema XXI’s premier theatre.
Beachwalk Shopping Centre
Sahid Kuta Lifestyle Resort Jalan Pantai Kuta, Bali 80361 – Indonesia
Sunday – Thursday 10:30 am – 10:30 pm
Friday – Saturday 10:00 am- Midnight
3. Surf and test the waves at Kuta Beach
Kuta Beach is known for its consistent waves that are beginner-friendly. That is why one of its top water activities is surfing. Along the 2-kilometre stretch of beach, you will find numerous surf shops that offer equipment rental and newbie lessons that will help you get atop the beautiful waves. The best time to set out on your board is from mid to high tide, where even skilled surfers would have a great time showcasing their manoeuvres.
Location: Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesia
4. Rejuvenate with White Rose Kuta Island Spa
After a day of excitement and adventure, give your body a much-needed de-stressing. Island Spa, White Rose Kuta Resort’s in-house spa, offers a wide range of sumptuous treatments that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world! They use carefully selected products that are natural and nourishing.
For lovebirds, we recommend booking their double room for a romantic couple’s massage. Their signature Balinese lomi-lomi massage is a crowd favourite, but you can also choose one of their indulgent packages for your own heavenly experience.
5. Join the Happy Hour at Azul Beach Club
If you are looking for a place to lounge and chill, AZUL Beach Club is a must-visit place. The club houses an open-air restaurant and Bali’s first Tiki Bar in a beachfront bamboo treehouse. Staying true to its name, it features a luxurious-chic turquoise interior, an infinity outdoor pool, a picturesque view of Bali’s beautiful beach.
If you think it can’t get any better, AZUL Beach Club’s Tiki Bar also hosts the popular Tiki Thursdays. The happy hour, which runs every Thursday from 6-8PM, lets you sample tiki cocktails infused with local Bali flavours. The signature drinks are served in unique glassware and come in a pay-2-get-3 promo.
6. Catch the sunset and enjoy a cheap beer by one of the small stalls along Kuta beach
Before the intense merriment starts, take some time to enjoy Bali’s famous sunset. Buy some beer from one of the stalls along Kuta beach and watch as the sun goes down the horizon. If this popular coast proves a bit too busy for you, take the opportunity to have a romantic stroll along the shoreline to Legian Beach. While there may be fewer establishments, Legian beach has fewer people, which is great for some quiet couple time. You can also have a relatively peaceful time at Sky Garden Lounge, found at the top of Kuta’s most happening nightclub. They offer a delicious dinner buffet, which will give you the energy for the all-night party later on.
7. Have fun and admire 124 murals that look real at Dream Museum Zone
Escape from a vicious T-Rex, ride a flying carpet, or sail the seas in a traditional jukung (a Balinese wooden boat) all within the walls of Dream Museum Zone. This ingenious museum boasts 124 optical illusions that appear realistic when photographed. There are 14 sectors to choose from, including Indonesian highlights, Egypt, and our favourite, Jurassic Park! It’s fun for kids and adults alike.
Dream Museum Zone
Location: Jl. Nakula No.33X, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Entrance Fee: ~S$12.16 (adult and child)
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
8. Offer a moment of silence for the victims of Bali Bomb at the Bali Memorial
In this island that’s full of life, a solemn monument stands as a reminder of the island’s darkest day, the Bali Bomb in 2002. The names of those who lost their lives during the Sari Nightclub attack are etched on a black plaque, which is framed by a grand wall of intricate carvings and tiles. Although it represents a sad memory, the Bali Memorial is an emotional spot that is worth the stop.
Location: Jln Legian, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
9. Attend a Balinese cooking class
If you’re loving the Balinese dishes you’ve tried so far, why not learn to cook them for yourself? White Rose Kuta Resort offers free cooking classes every Friday at 3:00 PM for their guests. For a minimum of 2 people, you can learn to whip up your own Indonesian culinary creations at Bunut Cafe.
Where to Eat in Kuta Bali
From humble street-side stalls called warungs to luxurious restaurants, Kuta serves up Bali’s finest cuisines for all types of palates. We believe that a trip isn’t complete without getting a taste of local flavours. Among the ones we sampled during our trip, here are the top 3 eats we recommend for you to try.
Made’s Warung Kuta
Opened half a century ago in 1969, Made’s Warung has become an institution in the streets of Kuta. This tiny street stall has seen the town transform from a rural beachside community into the island’s most popular party destination. Peter and Made, the owners of this wonderful eatery, have seen their simple stall evolve into a go-to place for locals and tourists to socialise and fill their tummies with heartwarming local dishes.
Made’s Warung Kuta
Location: Jl. Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight
Meal price: ~S$19 for two *Cash and Cards
Ketupat Restaurant Kuta
Toeing the line between party places Kuta and Legian, Ketupat Restaurant Kuta stands proud along Jalan Dewi Sri. This restaurant got its name from the iconic Indonesian dish of rice wrapped and cooked in leaves. Besides authentic local dishes, the traditional Javanese architecture really creates an exotic ambience that takes you out of your ordinary. The property also comes with other facilities such as a swimming pool, children’s playground, and WiFi.
Ketupat Restaurant Kuta
Location: Jl. Dewi Sri, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bale Udang Mang Engking Kuta
Being in a beach town means easy access to the freshest, most scrumptious seafood. If you love dishes made from the best ocean produce, Bale Udang Mang Engking is the place to go. The name means Shrimp Gazebo, and it doesn’t disappoint. As one of the most well-known restaurants in Bali, not only do they serve up genuine Indonesian fare, but they also let you enjoy these while overlooking the beautiful surroundings atop bamboo buildings called bales.
Bale Udang Mang Engking
Location: Jln. Nakula No. 88, Sunset Road, Kuta 80361, Bali – Indonesia
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Meal price: ~S$28 for two *Cash and Cards
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