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  • The hassle on Kuta beach, Bali
    3.5 stars

    I enjoy going to the beach — even if it is Kuta Beach. I love the people watching, the smell of sunscreen and the general feeling there are about 50 things I really should be doing while I’m laying around doing none of them. ... read more

  • Beachwalk
    3.5 stars

    We’ll put aside arguments about what our beachside Bali dream might be for now and look at the curvy new Beachwalk, across from Kuta beach, for what it aims to be ... read more

  • Learn to surf in Bali
    3.5 stars

    It's been a full 24 hours since I finished my three-day "Learn to Surf" course and I've got most of the sand out of my ears, the abrasions on my knees are healing and I can just about move without wincing ... read more

  • Monument of Human Tragedy
    3.5 stars

    On October 12, 2002, three terrorist bombs were denoted in Bali. Two were detonated in Kuta -- one in a backpack carried by a suicide bomber and a second, larger car bomb. Between them, these two bombs killed 202 people and injured another 209. A third bomb was set off outside the US consulate in ... read more

  • Kuta Beach
    3.5 stars

    The beach along the entire stretch in front of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak is a great place to escape the madness of Kuta and relax on a beach towel, only moving for a cooling dip in the ocean. While by no means Bali's most beautiful beach, Kuta Beach starts towards the south near the airport and ... read more

  • Shopping
    4 stars

    The shopping opportunities in Kuta are vast: cheap locally made clothes, handicrafts and jewellery are available at hundreds of shops as well as at the Art Market to the south of Kuta Square. Prices are negotiable at these shops and it is an art to extract the best price from the seller. Tactics ... read more

  • Waterbom Park
    4 stars

    It’s a bit tedious, the kicking off portion of organising yourself at Waterbom Park: the lining up, the entrance fee payment (phone lines were down for Amex when we were there) It’s not exactly a traditional Balinese activity, this business of climbing up a gazillion stairs to jump on a plastic ... read more

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