Bali’c iconic Kuta Beach has undergone a series of impressive renovations in the last year. The work is nearly complete, and the beach is looking like its old self again.
Now, local leaders have announced that the magical sunset view is about to get even better.
Local leaders have confirmed that the number of beach stalls along the Kuta Beachfront will be reduced. Yes, the immediate thought may be, what about the businesses?! Fear not; everything is in hand.
Speaking to reporters, the Head of the Customary Village of Kuta, I Wayan Wasista, explained that the number of traders along Kuta Beach would be reduced from over 1,100 to 800. This, he says, will help improve the tourist experience and preserve the view of the beach.
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He added that the reduction of traders is a straightforward process in that many of the traders are operating informal businesses without licenses and business permits. Wasista said, “If the image of Kuta Beach is damaged, who will come? Therefore, something firm is needed there.”
He explained that the Kuta Beach Management Committee and Traditional Village Council had come together to create a plan to reduce the number of traders along Kuta Beach.
He explained, “The [number of traders allowed] is final. However, the total sales volume is still under discussion. Therefore, for the remaining traders, data collection will be carried out later, including for surf school owners.”
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He shared that the reduction in traders will also help reduce the aggressive sales tactics experiences by some tourists in the area. Wasista said, “If you force the current amount [of traders], of course, it’s not good either. Yes, later, it will appear to be piling up, and it is feared that they will actually be fighting over it when selling.”
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Kuta Beach is Bali’s original seaside holiday destination. A popular surf spot since the 1960s, Kuta has evolved from a sleepy Balinese village to a surfing paradise to a huge tourist resort.
In recent times the town has been overlooked in favor of newer and up-and-coming beach resorts in Bali. However, local leaders are working hard to make sure that Kuta Beach doesn’t go out of fashion. And how could it?
Kuta Beach is Bali’s most iconic destination for a good reason. Loved by tourists, travelers, and holidaymakers from around the world, Kuta is especially loved by Australians, for which the beachside town is a real home-from-home.
Kuta has everything you could ask for from a beachside holiday hotspot. Incredible resort hotels truly suit every budget.
International restaurants and bars serve up local specialties and your favorites from home. Bustling market stalls selling everything you could ever want (but probably don’t need!). And then there is Kuta Beach.
The vast stretch of sandy shoreline is perfect for a holiday retreat. The sun loungers, umbrellas, and cold drinks stand stretch as far as the eye can see, punctuated by surf schools and massage counters.
Local leaders and the Bali government have invested heavily in renovating Kuta Beach. The area is now home to a free-to-use public stake park, outdoor gym, and children’s play park. The tsunami shelter has recently been completed, and the new beach wall adds to the charm of the area.
As Kuta Beach continues its revival, tourists can expect to see more and more happening in the area. When the skatepark was formally opened in early March, local leaders were quick to share how they hoped the space would attract community events, competitions, and world-class skating talent.
Kuta Beach is an ideal location to use as a base for exploring all that Bali has to offer. Just an hour from Ubud, Canggu, and Uluwatu, and just 30-minutes from the closet fast boat services to Nusa Penida, if you want to explore Bali and enjoy the most iconic sunset on the island, Kuta is the place for you.
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