Exploring Kuta | Bali, Indonesia

August 18, 2016

Fifteen hour flight from New York to Taiwan, another 4 hour flight to Bali, I finally made it to Indonesia!

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.
Kuta is located about 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport, on Bali’s west coast, just south of Legian. Kuta Beach is known for learning how to surf, as it's waters are more calm than others areas in Bali. If you come during high season, you will see this beach extremely crowded. It is also very touristy with big fancy hotels, western-style restaurants, night clubs, and shopping malls. If you're looking for that culture aspect of Bali, you will not find it in this particular city. But if you're coming here to chill by the beach, get massages, get some shopping done, and party hard at night, this is the perfect place to stop at during your Bali vacation.

After meeting up with the other girls at the airpot, we headed to our first Airbnb. If you want to read more on our villa in Kuta (click here). We arrived around 5 in the afternoon, so we dropped off our suitcases and were ready to explore Kuta. As sunset was approaching we headed to the beach to see our first Bali sunset, lets just say it did not disappoint! We noticed right away, Kuta is a very busy tourist area, with locals trying to sell you things on the beach and on the main strip. We didn't get to explore much as it got darker but our jet-lag kicked in away so we headed back to our villa to catch up on our sleep. The next few days consisted of going to the beach, shopping, enjoying day pool clubs, and relaxing (keep scrolling for my info).

Kuta Beach.

Restaurants Galore.
There are so many restaurants in Kuta to satisfy your hunger needs. There are many cute cafes, funky interior designed restaurants, and hidden gems everywhere! I would recommend just trying a few and staying clear of the typical big Western-styled restaurants that are popular on the strip near the beach!

(The Kopi Pot Cafe)
(The Kopi Pot Cafe- Balinese pancakes)
(The Kopi Pot Cafe)
(Mama's German Restaurant)
(Mamas's German Restaurant)
 (Don't remember the name of this restaurant)
 (Don't remember the name of this restaurant)
Finn's Beach Club.
We took a day trip to Canggu, one of the girl's brother recommended us to check it out. We took a taxi to get there, it wasn't more than 30 minutes out of Kuta. Canggu has a more laid back, boho, surfer vibe. We didn't really have much of a plan as to what to do there. We got dropped off near the beach and started to walk around. We stumbled upon Finn's Beach Club and decided to get breakfast there. We were amazed by the decor of this place and of course their amazing restaurant on the beach. The food here was AMAZING, highly recommend! We noticed the place started getting busier and busier, music was getting louder, and didn't want to leave. We decided to get a cabana bed and relax by the pool with some cocktails. The staff here were super friendly and attentive. We had so much fun here, meeting new people, and having great conservations by the infinity pool. This place isn't a party scene compared to other beach clubs in Bali but we definitely loved it.

Potato Head Beach Club.
After meeting a group of Aussie's at Finn's Beach Club, they recommended us to hit up Potato Head Beach Club. This was a spontaneous decision and we're so glad we went! This beach club is located in Seminyak, which is close by Kuta and also Canggu. This place was had a chill vibe but also was geared for young adults. The infinity pool, swim up bar, music, beach, and restaurant was so much fun! This is also a hotspot for seeing the sunset, so fyi it does get crowded around that time. Keep posted for the next city we visited during our time in Bali!

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Until the next post!
-WanderlustBeautyDreams ♡ 

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