Community leaders at Bali’s world-famous Kuta Beach have confirmed that they will continue to go above and beyond to ensure tourists have a relaxed experience at the seaside. Kuta Traditional Village has announced that they will work to eliminate aggressive and pushy hawkers on the beach. They have told reporters how this kind of ‘assertiveness’ is not acceptable.
Kuta Beach is one of Bali’s most famous and still one of the most popular holiday destinations on the island. With a vast expanse of white sand, plenty of restaurants, and all the major hotel brands in one place, it is easy to see why Kuta is the mainstay of Bali’s tourism offering.
The Head of Kuta Traditional Village, I Wayan Wasista, has told reporters. “Indeed, actions like this are an obstacle. So, we have also thought about it by making a kind of special rule.” He said that the new rules would be put in place to stop tourists from feeling uncomfortable when they are approached by hawkers if they just want to chill out on the beach.
@bali_buddies Who’s been fresh meat on Kuta Beach before? 💆🏽♀️ 🌊 #bali #baliholiday #kuta #funny #fyp #balitiktok ♬ original sound – Matthew Rincon
He has suggested that there will be a special agreement that traders must sign to confirm that they will not try pushy sales tactics on tourists hanging out on the beach. It has previously been suggested that Kuta Traditional Village will create permanent stalls for the hawkers to create small stops and stalls so that tourists can browse the beach market at their leisure.
This would be a win-win situation for all. Tourists would be able to enjoy Kuta Beach fuss-free, and hawkers can kiss the hustle goodbye and engage in a more positive style of business.
Langit cerah, semua indah! Hello from Kuta Beach-Bali 😉♬ original sound – Melali Bali
Wasista told reporters that he is organizing a focus group from the area to discuss the tiny details of the new special rules. He added, “everything will be regulated in the [special rules], starting from the regulation of activities at Kuta Beach, and sanctions given to traders who violate. Everything is currently still being discussed and is expected to be finished soon.”
@balikami.com Ini Pantai Kuta 🌤 #pantaikuta #kutabeach #balikami #balikamicom ♬ original sound – Sevi
This is great news for tourists. While hawkers and beach vendors on Kuta Beach can get irritating when they hustle a little too hard. Nevertheless, their presence has become synonymous with the world-famous beach in a positive way. There are dozens of videos online of tourists making lifelong friends with the beach vendors, who they meet year after year when they return to the same beach for their vacation.
Kuta Beach has just undergone a huge set of renovations to give the area something of a facelift. Tourists can now enjoy a state park, outdoor gym, kid’s play area, and improved picnic tables and shady areas. Renovations at Kuta Beach, all the way down to Seminyak Beach, have now been signed off and certainly give the classic vacation destination a fresher feel.
Local leaders want to see more tourists come to the increasingly quiet Kuta area. Since borders reopened after the pandemic, tourists have been making a B-line towards their destination of the moment, Canggu. And who can blame them? Canggu is party central right now, boasting incredible international restaurants and stunning hotels and guesthouses. Echo Beach, Berawa Beach, and Pereranan Beach are jam-packed even in this low season.
Kuta is making its comeback. There is no doubt about it. For tourists seeking the classic Bali beachside getaway, Kuta is still (and always will be!) the place to be. Kuta is perfect for anyone who wants to kick back and relax in the sun, or if you fancy being a bit more active, Kuta Beach is the number one destination to learn to surf in Bali.
The kind, gentle and consistent waves are the perfect ocean playground for wannabe surfers. There are dozens of surf schools, like Cenik Surf Kuta Bali, offering surfboard hire and one-to-one lessons to have you feeling like a pro in no time at all.
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