North Kuta (Kecamatan Kuta Utara locally) is a district in Badung Regency of Bali, Indonesia. It stretches toward the north of the popular Kuta District and west from Denpasar city. It covers a small but lively 33.86 square kilometers. Bali is Indonesia's main tourist attraction, which has seen a significant rise in visitors since the 1980s. It is distinguished for its greatly established arts such as traditional and modern dance and music, along with sculpture, painting, leather and metalworking. Austronesians, who migrated from Southeast Asia and Oceania through Maritime Southeast Asia, inhabited Bali as early as 2000 BCE. The Balinese are closely related to the present day people of Indonesia, Malaysia, Oceania and the Philippines. Stone tools dating back to this era have been found near the village of Cekik in the island's west.
North Kuta has seen the heaviest effect of modernization of all districts in the last decade over the mostly uninhabited fields. It covers six desa or kelurahan (villages or sub-districts), namely Canggu, Dalung Kerobokan, Kerobokan Kaja and Tibubeneng.
What to do in Northa Kuta
On the island of Bali, you will find one of the most renowned spots around Kuta. It is possibly the best-known tourist getaway in Bali, mostly because of the broad expanse of Kuta Beach, with its white sand and blue waters popular for surfing. It originated as a modest fishing village and now is a tourist hub, boasting thousands of visitors from around the world each year. You can indulge your family in fun-filled activities such as sunbathing, boating and of course swimming, on the beach. For a quieter experience, you can move north along the beach to Legian, Seminyak, or Petitenget.
Canggu Beach is a coastal village and an up-and-coming resort area positioned at the center of Tanah Lot and Seminyak. The Canggu area is a community of villas overlooking rice field terraces leading towards beaches and the ocean. The southwest side of Canggu is five kilometer long and is bordered by the ocean. Here you will find five separate beaches, each with its own charm. Starting in the southeast, you will find Berawa Beach, Nelayan Beach, Batu Bolong Beach, Echo Beach, and Pererenan Beach, stretching towards the northwest. On the other side of the blue waves, you can see rows of green rice paddies, which attract flocks of birds that come to roost. This breathtaking scene is something you rarely see at other beaches. You will certainly love the remarkable view of the sunset from the beach as you take a sedate stroll on the sand. The beaches offer good surfing and even lessons for those interested. If you are not a surfer, no problem! You can relax by the enormous volcanic rock by the ocean and end your day with live musical performances and delicious food. There is something for everyone here among the restaurants, bars, surf camps, and more.
Petitenget Temple/Pura Petitenget
You will find the Petitenget Temple on Petitenget Beach, Bali. Petienget Temple is an ancient Hindu building. It provides a quiet break from the bustle of other tourist experiences offered by Kuta and gives the chance for a little exploration, as the temple is not too big and will not tire you out. The temple was built many centuries ago and is still in use by the locals, who speak of it as 'Pura Petitenget'. The temple is a revered place, and was built to repel away the dark forest spirits as a jungle once existed here. The temple states visitors have to don traditional dress to enter here, and you pay a small fee to come in. From the temple you can catch lovely views of the sun setting on the horizon. Beside this main temple that is a cultural landmark, is the Masceti Ulun Tanjung Temple. This is a smaller temple where the local villagers offer prayers for protection, and in the past would pray for freedom from famine and disease. The temples are colorfully decorated with banners and parasols during its anniversary celebrations and well worth a visit.
Located in downtown Kuta, this exciting water park will get your heart racing. It features various water rides, slides and attractions, which ensures that no one is left out. There are supervised ride for small kids, who will surely have a blast on them. You can take it easy on the unhurried float down the Lazy River or challenge gravity in wild rides like the Superbowl, Boomerang and Twin racer. Another ride is the Constrictor, where you can have loads of fun on one of the world's longest waterslides, and enjoy the sudden twists and turns on the Python.
After Kuta, Legian Beach is another famous area with tons of tourists flocking to visit it in every single day. This amazing beach have much to offer and the popularity is credited to the dynamic parties, the lavish beach life, and the enjoyable nightlife, which is simply the best. All the events and nightlife would of course feel incomplete without the backdrop of the lovely beach , an expanse of soft white sand. So if you prefer to sit back and relax instead of partying, why not slap on some sunscreen on your skin, unwind on the sand and let your worries drift away. After a little laying around, you can go for a leisurely stroll and a delicious dinner in the evening, and of course if you like, dance the night away in a club. There is much to do and all up to you!
Vacation Rentals at North Kuta, Indonesia
Although it may seem like any other tourist destination, North Kuta has its own charm and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Why not plan to spend your next vacation here? CuddlyNest offers lovely properties for your stay, and you can choose all the amenities you want - from hairdryers to TV, to make sure your holidays are the best ever!