Bakung Beach Cottages Presents to you Information on Kuta Bali.
. In the mornings you regularly see Balinese people throwing offerings into the
sea, especially when Nyepi
is approaching. The best spot is the temple right next to the
beach about 200-250m to the north of the Hard Rock Hotel.
Hard Rock Hotel is about a 10 Minute Walk from the Bakungs Beach
Kuta is more of a party and surf town then a place for yoga and meditation. No classes are
available near the budget areas of the Poppies lanes, from there the nearest places are at about 45m walking
distance towards Seminyak and you will need some form of transportation if you want to attend regular
Excellent Sivananda and Vinyasa drop
in classes, they provide mats and water. Bring a towel as it will get sweaty. No changing room as this
is mainly a Spa, but you can use their restroom to get changed. Classes are daily at 7.30am, 9am, and
5.30pm. 120000 IDR per class 
Seminyak Yoga Shala
Ashtanga and Hatha held at
the studio of an Australian yoga clothing shop. 120000 IDR per class 
Secret Garden of Divine Mother
Secret Garden of The Divine Mother in Kuta - Bali, perhaps the smallest public garden in the world, is
dedicated to a great task: that of Healing Mother Earth and All Her Children. The Secret Garden is
expected to help us access our Secret Selves - the Sacred within each of us. Humankind and the Universe
are interconnected. In essence we are all one. We firmly believed that global warming caused by climate
change and other threats presently faced by humanity must only be responded compassionately. The
Feminine within each of us must rise to save the Earth. Let us work together to realize our common
dream of "One Earth One Sky One Humankind". Visit to this Garden is not a casual visit. It is a
cleansing and beautifying experience for the Soul. The Garden open all day, but prior appointment is
recommended. Located on Jalan Pura Mertasari No. 45, Sunset road area, Kuta, Bali. +62 361 - 8947239.
Kuta is a well known destination amongst surfing enthusiasts. A long sandy beach with a lack of
dangerous rocks or coral, makes the area attractive for beginners.
Bali learn to surf 
is Bali's first
professional surf school and they have an office at the Hard Rock Hotel, as well as a beach
presence. Offers equipment in good condition and premises for a surfing introduction in calm water
at the swimming-pool of the Hard Rock Hotel. An introductory lesson costs US$45, lasts 2.5 hours
and students are offered hotel transfers and fresh water. A 3-day course costs US$120, and five
day courses include a "surfari" to other surfing spots for US$200.
Some of the surf dudes in the shops also offer private lessons. They are considerably cheaper than the
surf schools but just as good. Many of the dudes have been working for the schools or do it on the
side. You cant find them on the web so you should look around. One good one is the "Sion Surf Shop" on
Poppies I, around 400 m from the beach.
There are several surf shops on Poppies II which all seem to be much of a muchness. Friendly local
surfer dudes will happily chat wth you about the waves, offer to fix a ding, rent you a board and sell
you just about anything surf-related.
Be careful when you rent on a beach, some boards are in such a poor condition that you are very lucky
if you don't break it. And that is what some guys who operate the rental business are looking for. If
you break it, then they may demand that you pay for it. So choose only the boards that appear to be in
good condition, otherwise you may get ripped off.
It is also possible to rent equipment from locals on the beach for between Rp 20,000-80,000 per half
day, however prices asked are often closer to Rp 40,000-100,000 for one hour. If you rent from the same
guys for a few consecutive days you will almost certainly get a better price. The equipment quality is
lower than of the formal outlets. The surfers on the beach can also give you some basic lessons, and
look after your stuff while you are in the water. If this is your first experience of surfing it is
safer to use a surf school or private lessons before heading out on your own.
If you want to rent for a few days, rather use rentasurfboard.com, 
. Their price is Rp 100,000/day, the boards are usually in very good
condition and the local guy who handles the business is really a good guy.
There are Spas by the dozen, and as Kuta is the most competitive place in Bali, prices are
the lowest (as is the quality of experience). Shop around and ask for package discounts. Take a look at the
place first and do not allow yourself be talked into something by touts. A well known spa is Villa de Daun on
Jalan Legian. Many hotels have their own in-house spas or partner with a local operator. Reborn and Cozy are two
excellent spas on the outskirts of Kuta, on Sunset Road just before the roundabout. The price is around rp120k
for 2-hours, but have "happy hour" specials.
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Beware of the women offering massages on the beach. They are seasoned at ripping off tourists: be
sure you have agreed to a price and a duration, or you'll find yourself with a 10 minute massage.
Be very aware of any extras offered to you as these will be at a much higher rate. People have been
lured in for a cheap massage for Rp 50,000 only to be hit with an extra Rp 200,000 when they're done. The girl
may suggest doing your nails which takes all of an extra 10 minutes but will charge Rp 100,000 for fingers and
another Rp 100,000 for toes.
New spa and salon was open recently on Jalan Kediri in front of Aston Tuban hotel in Kuta. Gay
friendly place Coco Garden Spa. Good choice of treatments and booking for in call and out call available.
Many people wish to had their wedding in Bali and below are some of wedding organizer you could
find in Bali.
Enjoy the sunset. In the evenings plenty of people head down to the beach or seaside cafes
to watch the wonderful sunset. Be in place by about 5:30PM, for a sunset between 6:15 and 6:45. The area in
front of McDonalds and the Hard Rock Cafe can be a bit hectic with touts selling spearguns, henna tattoos and
massages. Going north, the hassle drops exponentially, with the Legian/Padma Beach area being a wonderfully
relaxing place to watch sunset.
Paradiso Bowling Centre,Jl
Kartika Plaza No8X,☎+62 361 7588806PM-11PM daily
Rp 27,000 per game.
Waterbom Park, Jl Kartika Plaza (opposite Discovery Shopping Mall), ☎ +62 361 755676, . 9AM-6PM
daily. [SCRIPT_ion>This i] Adults US$31, under-12s US$19, good value
2-day passes (valid within a one-week period) available. edit
Mega Dive Bali, Jl Elang No
5, Tuban, ☎ +623 361 754165, . [SCRIPT_ion>A
There are lots of popular surfwear/sportswear
stores inlcuding Volcom, Rip Curl, Rusty, Surfer
Girl Billabong and Quiksilver. These well known brands can be purchased in Kuta at prices 30% to 50%
lower than you will pay at home. Your best bet is to wander the length of Jalan Legian between bemo
corner and Jalan Melsati where you will find an almost unbelievable number of outlets.
Kuta Square is a popular shopping area at the
north end of Jl Kartika Plaza. There are a host of small shops on both sides of the street, and a big
Matahari department store, with a cheap and utterly wacky collection of T-shirts on the 3rd floor.
Be aware that if you buy things from hawkers on
the beach, you will attract dozens more and they will do their best to make you feel guilty for not
buying from them. Be prepared for offers at "good luck prices" or "morning/sunset prices". The trick is
to not look them in the eye and respond to their offers with a firm "no thank you", but to always stay
Balinesia Tattoo 
on Poppies Lane 2. You’ll
find plenty of local free parking. The studio has a relaxed atmosphere with staff both friendly
and helpful. Experienced artists.
Bali is particular renowned for its manufacturing, tailoring of leather and exotic skins. '2NDSKIN -
Leather By Design'
, Jl Petitenget Seminyak 61, ☎ +62 361 212 0899
OPEN:9AM-8PM. Tailored and prêt-à-porter men’s and
women’s Jackets, handbags, travel bags, shoes, wallets, belts and a variety of fashion accessories
using leather and exotic skins. 'Anika Tailor'
is well reviewed online and located just
south of Discovery Mall, Jl.Kartika Plaza, Gg.Melati No.7, ☎ +62 361 754 580,http://www.anikatailor.com/
Beachwalk Bali, Jalan Pantai
Kuta (0.5 km after Hard Rock Hotel Bali), ☎ +62 361 8464 888, . 24-hours. [SCRIPT_ion>Former] edit
somewhere, JL Legian 33 (South of skygarden same side of the street). [SCRIPT_ion>Cool t] edit
Large, western-style shopping malls are hardly a typical Bali shopping experience, but the best
ones on the island are in the Kuta area.
Bali Mall Galleria
is on Jl Bypass Ngurah Rai
right beside the huge Simpang Siur roundabout. Galleria is home to number of well known brand stores, a
food court, Planet Hollywood and the best cinema in Bali (tel:+62 361 767021). There is a large duty
free shopping centre 
here which is aimed
primarily at Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese tourists. You buy your luxury items tax free which are
collected upon departure at the airport.
Carrefour Plaza is on Jl Sunset, just north west
of the Simpang Siur roundabout. As well as being anchored by an enormous Carrefour supermarket on the
top floor, this is home to an excellent Periplus bookshop, numerous small designer stores and the best
authorised Apple Mac retailer in Bali.
Discovery Shopping Mall (Centro) is
located across from Waterbom Park on Jl Kartika Plaza in Tuban. A big western-style mall with plenty of
international brand stores on the ground and sub-ground levels, including Guess, Marks and Spencers,
Sogo and Top Shop. The second level is occupied fully by the Centro department store, and there are
many cafes and a large electronics retailer on the 3rd level. The waterfront cafes on the ground level
have excellent ocean views.
Great balls of fire
Bakso ("BAH-soh", meatball) soup is
cheap and tasty any time of the day. Vendors wander the streets with their steaming wooden food
carts and are easily located by the 'tink-tink-tink' sound of a spoon hitting a soup bowl. The
soup is a small-ish bowl of MSG-laden meaty broth with some thick yellow egg noodle, meatballs
and the optional extras of fried wanton, fried tofu, hard-boiled egg and some vegetables. Add
some mild chili sauce and sweet soy for a bit more flavor.
You can find any manner of international and local food here. Restaurants are usually either very
cheap or in the mid-range. Exclusive restaurants are rare but there are some gems here. For true luxury dining
head 15 minutes up the road to Seminyak.
Beach-stall food is delicious, filling and very cheap. These are dotted along Kuta and Legian beach
beneath the trees or road-side awnings.
Amino Coffee, Poppies 2 (a short walk from JL Legian). [SCRIPT_ion>Best C] edit
Bamboo Corner, Poppies I (Opposite Circle K, near the middle). [SCRIPT_ion>Large ] edit
Hamburger Lady, Kuta
Beach (on the side of the tourist police station). [SCRIPT_ion>As foo] About Rp 20,000. edit
Kedai Nasi Uduk, Kuta
Galleria, Jl Patih Jelantik, ☎ +62 361 769192. [SCRIPT_ion>Small ] Rp 15,000-20,000. edit
Kedin's Cafe, Poppies Lane I (in front of Kedin's Inn), ☎ +62 361 756771. [SCRIPT_ion>Good, ] Rp10,000-20,000. edit
Mie88, Jl Patih Jelantik 1 (opposite the western end of Kuta Galleria). [SCRIPT_ion>Indone] edit
Nusa Indah, Poppies Lane I (About halfway along Poppies I, opposite Masa Inn). [SCRIPT_ion>Good, ] edit
Tree House Cafe, Poppies Lane
I, ☎ +62 361 756771. [SCRIPT_ion>A busy] Rp 40,000. edit
Warung Indonesia, (Between Poppies I and II). [SCRIPT_ion>Popula]Rp
1,000-2,000 per choice, eat very well for Rp 10,000-15,000
Cafe Romano, 141 Jl Legian (10 meters south of the Junction of Jl benesari, Jl patimura and Jl
legian), ☎ +6282145329692(email@example.com). 9AM-12PM. [SCRIPT_ion>Tradit] edit
Blue Fin, Jl Kartika Plaza, ☎ +62 361 764100, . [SCRIPT_ion>Good
Havana Club Bali, Poppies
I (150m down from Jl Legian). [SCRIPT_ion>Restau] edit
Made's Warung, Jl Pantai Kuta (Near the intersection with Jl Legian), . [SCRIPT_ion>This
Mojo's Flying Burritos. [SCRIPT_ion>Mexica] edit
Ketupat, Jl Legian 109, ☎ +62 361 754209 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . [SCRIPT_ion>A
trul]real Indonesian food in a truly fabulous
Kuta Plaza Restaurant, Jl Bakungsari
9 (At the Jl Raya Kuta end of Jl Singosari), ☎ +62 361 751833. [SCRIPT_ion>Very p] edit
Ma Joly, Jl Wana Segara, Tuban (At Kupu Kupu Barong Resort), ☎ +62 361 753780, . [SCRIPT_ion>Alfres] edit
Kuta is the low end party centre of Bali. It has recovered well from the bomb blasts in 2002 &
2005 and tourists still flock to the bars where alcohol is served freely and excessively. Many of the bars here
have a house cocktail with a local Arak (rice spirit) base. These go by charming names like Jam Jar and Fish
Bowl, pack a huge punch and make customers very ill!
Visiting Sky Garden, however, is not recommended. While it is a popular clubbing spot, it is very
common for foreigners to be forcibly escorted from the premises without reason. The staff isn't particularly
helpful when this occurs, and it is far too frequent for foreigners to be separated from their friends without
explanation. Keep away if possible.
Jalan Legian between Poppies Gang I & II is the main party area and things tend to get going
around midnight and go until 3-4AM. The biggest venues are:
Legian(100 metres south from Mbargo),☎+62 361 75
4040.[SCRIPT_ion>Looks ] edit
Eikon, Jl Legian 178, ☎ +62 361 750701, . [SCRIPT_ion>Lounge] edit
The Engine Room, Jl
Legian (opposite the Bounty), ☎ +62 361 75 5121. [SCRIPT_ion>Small ] edit
Mbargo, Jl Legian (adjacent to the bomb memorial). [SCRIPT_ion>Large ] edit
Vi Ai Pi, Jl Legian (opposite corner of Poppies II), . [SCRIPT_ion>Lounge] edit
61 Legian, Jl Legian (opposite corner of Poppies II), . until
3am. [SCRIPT_ion>Big mo] edit
Apache Reggae Bar, Jl
Legian (a little south from the corner of Poppies II). until 3am. [SCRIPT_ion>Live m] edit
Closer to the hotels and eateries and having a more laid back sort of atmosphere, Poppies Lane II
is where many of the younger crowd go to start their night off before hitting the dancefloors at the clubs on
Jalan Legian. Gets busy from 9pm until midnight. The more popular places are:
Alleycats, Poppies II (80 metres west from legian st, behind twice bar). 9.30AM-midnight. [SCRIPT_ion>The bu] edit
II(20 metres west from Jl Legian).9AM-midnight.[SCRIPT_ion>Favour] edit
Twice Bar, Poppies II (80 metres west from Jl Legian). 9am-late. [SCRIPT_ion>A dark] edit
Piggys Bar, Poppies II (80 metres west from Jl Legian). 24 hours. [SCRIPT_ion>A smal] edit
Along the waterfront on Jalan Pantai Kuta there are some slightly more sophisticated bar and lounge
options. Most are lounges that offer food and entertainment afterwards. Definitely an option to explore and not
so overrun by the Australian party groups.
Kama Sutra, Jl Pantai Kuta. [SCRIPT_ion>Cavern] edit
All Stars Surf Cafe, Jl Kartika
Plaza No 8X. [SCRIPT_ion>If
Stadium Sports Cafe, Complex Kuta
Side Walk, Jl Kartika Plaza, ☎ +62 361 763100. 10AM to 1AM daily. [SCRIPT_ion>Long s] ed
he safety advice given here applies
more in Kuta than anywhere else in Bali. Take heed, have fun, but be sensible.
Swimming safety is extremely important in Kuta.
It is prohibited to swim near the special
flags, that are placed where currents are especially strong. Always swim between the
red and yellow flags, where the lifeguards have deemed it safest. Do not swim out too far as the waves
and currents here are stronger than you might expect and change very rapidly. The sea water in Kuta can
be filthy and you should be aware of this potential problem and try not to swim in the obviously
Touts and scammers will constantly look for
their chance. Be wary of deals. If its sounds too good to be true then it probably is. When walking
alone (especially down Jl Pantai Kuta and Jl Legian) you will be hassled by touts offering transport on
motorbikes. Generally this is harmless and can be used as a means of getting around, although the shear
volume of touts offering transport can be an annoyance. Remember to stay calm and don't be pressured
into buying anything you don't want.
Pickpockets have been known to be a problem
recently ouside bars, specifically on Jalan Legian (Sky Garden, et al). One common method used against
drunk tourists leaving bars and clubs is for a large group of boys and teenagers to block the sidewalk.
As the target attempts to squeeze through, the thieves attempt to reach into their pockets and/or bags
and take whatever they can get. Be very aware of this.
Foreign Currency Scams are fairly common,
especially down the Poppy roads. Make sure you count out the rupiah yourself before you leave the shop
(even if they count it out in front of you) and you also calculate how much you are owed yourself. Some
of the shop owners will make you count out the rupiah, and then with a sleight of hand will remove one
of the large piles of cash. Double check you have the right amount of money as you leave the shop.
Free Wi-Fi for customers has become very widespread in cafes, restaurants, hotels in Kuta - look
for the signs.
You can easily buy a prepaid mobile SIM card at a local sundry shop for about Rp 25,000, which will
come in handy when making hotel reservations or booking tours. They are also available at Circle-K and other
convenience chains, but will cost more for the same deal. Get the seller to activate the SIM card for you unless
you understand instructions in Bahasa Indonesia fairly well. There should be no need to top up the card, as text
messaging and short local calls will cost you next to nothing. If required, top up plans are competitive and
sold at the same type of outlets. The same places sell prepaid data packages if you want Internet on your phone,
tablet or laptop, when you are not near a free Wi-Fi hotspot. The speed is generally good around the larger
towns and it is fairly easy to set up.
There is a post office in a small lane off Poppies I which is also home to several 'wartels' (phone
shops) which provide public IDD and fax facilities.
Bali Cyber Cafe, 9 Kompleks
Sriwijaya, Jl Patih Jelantik, ☎ +62 361 761326, . About
08:00-22:00. [SCRIPT_ion>Effici] edit