South Kuta is a quiet and relaxing island, less hectic than central Bali. More than just a great beach, South Kuta is close to everything you could possibly need while on holiday in Bali. It is only a short distance from the international airport and a brief stroll to the nightlife of central Kuta.
The boardwalk stretches from the Patra in the south as far north as the Hard Rock Hotel and is a relaxing and picturesque walk along the coastline. South Kuta's boardwalk also connects the full range of international accommodation on offer in the area. Choosing where you'd like to stay on your holiday to South Kuta is easy as there are so many options to choose from, everything from five star to budget hotels. An abundance of shopping, dining and recreation options are also dotted throughout this area and in convenient proximity to accommodation.
The beaches at South Kuta are definitely less crowded and perfectly suited for children to swim in. South Kuta is a very popular spot for families and the kids (yes, even the big kids!) will love a visit to the Waterbom Waterslide Park, one of the biggest water theme parks in Asia and home to 15 world class water slides.
Other popular ways to spend your time in South Kuta include learning the local language, Bahasa Indonesia and taking some time out at the Paradiso Bowling centre, which features 18 lanes and a large number of snooker and pool tables.
South of the equator, Bali has two distinct seasons that comprised its tropical monsoon climate. The wet season falls between November to March while the dry season is from April to October. The dry season is characterised by hotter temperatures and humidity levels are naturally higher during the wet season. The peak of summer enjoys cool sea breezes that balance the warmer weather. Average annual temperatures generally remain around 30C (86F).
The best way to get around South Kuta is a combination of walking and using metred taxis or a rented motorbike for longer excursions. Those with a sense of adventure should try hopping on the back of a local scooter. They are always looking for a passenger, making negotiation easier and more successful. This type of informal transport is called an ojek and is fast and cheap. However these types of transport are not ideal for families. Shuttlebus services operate daily from 10am to 7pm and depart every hour from stops at various hotels and resorts, however access to this service requires special pre-purchased vouchers.