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Local Leader Happy That Visits To Bali’s Famous Kuta Beach Are Increasing

Once the busiest beach in Bali, since the borders reopened in February 2022, Kuta Beach has seen fewer visits than local tourism leaders would have hoped. While last year has been noted as a resounding success for tourism in Bali as the island emerged from the pandemic, tourism business owners in the Kuta area have …

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Officials In Bali Sign Off On ‘Beautification’ Works For Kuta Beach

Government officials in Bali have signed off on renovation works to help make the Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak Beaches more appealing to tourists. Noticing a mass exodus of tourists from the area, with visitors to the island favoring trendy Canggu, officials want to ensure the Kuta to Seminyak stretch of sand is as beautiful as …

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Buses Banned From Kuta In A Bid To Control Bali Traffic

The Head of Badung Transportation Service has announced a ban on all large vehicles, including buses, in the popular tourist hotspot of Kuta in Bali. On behalf of the Regent, only large vehicles with dispensation certificates will be able to drive through the area. As tourism has returned to Kuta since lockdown, so too has …

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Major Renovations Begin On Beachwalk In Bali Hotspot

It has been a long time coming, but construction has finally started on the new sidewalk at Kuta Beach in Bali. The area is one of the island’s most popular and consistently busy areas, yet, the Kuta Beach sidewalk has also become synonymous with traffic doing moped and hoards of tourists. The sidewalk will now be …

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Bali Surf Instructors Shocked By Tourists’ Aggressive Haggling On Prices

Surf shop owners and instructors who run businesses on Bali’s southern beaches have spoken up about their shock at the aggressive haggling skills of some tourists. Bali’s southern beaches are famous for their surf shacks and novice-friendly waves. Bali Surf instructors have told reporters of their shock that some tourists are haggling too hard for …

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Traffic And Parking Issues Around Bali’s Kuta Beach

Local people in Kuta have raised concerns about the amount of traffic, and lack of available parking, around Kuta Beach. As tourists to Bali continue to increase, the roads around the island’s most popular beaches, like Kuta Beach, Seminyak, and Legian, are all experiencing increased congestion.  Jalan Pantai Kuta has long experienced traffic jams. It …

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Tourism Minster Urges Bali To Scrap Plans For Kuta Beach Entry Fees

Kuta Traditional Village has been vocal about its intention to implement an entry fee for visitors to the world-famous Kuta Beach. Despite plans being full speed ahead, Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno has urged the committee to rethink their approach.  Speaking at the Bali Export Shop MSME Campus earlier in the week, Minister Uno said, …

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Bali Holidaymakers Are Abandoning Old Favorite Kuta For Trendy Canggu

Once considered a quiet tropical island paradise, Bali’s Kuta Beach and surrounding inland streets have become holidaymakers’ bright and bustling honeypots. In pre-pandemic years, Kuta was one of the busiest areas of the resort island, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every month. While Bali’s tourism industry is definitely back on business after the horrors …

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Tourists Could Be Charged Entry Fee To Bali’s World Famous Kuta Beach

The conversation as to whether there should be a fee to visit Bali’s world-famous Kuta Beach has been in and out of headlines and coffee shop discussions for years. The conversation has resurfaced this week, and it seems like this is the moment the idea will be formally implemented. The Kuta Traditional Village committee has …

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Bank Of Indonesia Issues Warning To Tourists Over Bali Money Changers

The Bank of Indonesia has issued formal advice for tourists in Bali while an investigation is underway. The Bank of Indonesia is working with the Bali Provincial government to stamp out illegal money changers across the island. In recent months the Bank of Indonesia and the Bali Civil Service, along with community governments, have been …

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Bali Police Arrest Gang Of Phone Thieves Targeting Tourists In Central Kuta

Kuta Police have arrested five men who are thought to be Kuta’s most prolific phone thieves. The five men were paraded at the Ground Zero Monument, the Bali Bombing Memorial, on Monday 8th August. The five men were presented to the media and local observers, dressed in orange prison overalls and with their hands and …

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Bali Tourists Saved From Thieves As Locals Start Recording Attempted Phone Robbery

Two tourists were saved by locals during an attempted phone robbery on Jalan Poppies in Kuta over the weekend. The video, which has since been shared on local Instagram news accounts, last 53-seconds. Locals who were in the area at the time started recording the commotion. It is thought that although the two men who …

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