Bali’s Kuta Beach is undergoing a serious revival in popularity. The destination was Bali’s first major beach resort, but over the years as new destinations evolved, Kuta Beach started to feel a little forgotten.
Now, leaders in the area are making both big and little changes to keep Kuta Beach as enjoyable as ever for tourists from all over the world.
This week leaders in Kuta have revealed that they will be working with beach vendors to clean up the appearance of the surf shacks and beach bars that line the sand.
Kuta Beach has long been one of the best places in the world to learn to surf. Every year thousands of tourists arrive at the resort just to learn to surf by day and party by night.
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The surf schools that line Kuta Beach are known to be some of the best in the country, but there is one small issue that has been a cause for concern for tourists and community leaders alike.
Leaders are concerned that all the drying wetsuits, rash vests, and bathing suits have become an eyesore on Kuta Beach.
This, along with other issues like trash, and the condition of the surf shacks, has all become a focal point for local leaders.
Tourism management teams in Kuta Beach are working on improving conditions for tourists around the resort in big and small ways.
There are huge renovations happening on the famous beach wall, and earlier this year, a new skatepark and adventure playground area, along with new picnic tables, were opened for the public to enjoy.
@balikami.com Surfing salah satu kegiatan yang kalian bisa lihat pasa sore hari di pantai ini #balikami #balikamicom #kutabali #kuta #surfinglife #affternon ♬ suara asli – mbayayaa – trmysu
There are regular beach clean-up operations to remove the trash that gets washed up on the shoreline, and increased police patrols during the high season have helped tourists feel safer during their vacation.
The Head of the Customary Village of Kuta, I Wayan Wasista, has shared why surf shops have been the latest business to clean up their act in the popular vacation hotspot.
Wasista said that the hundreds of drying surf clothes left to hang around Kuta Beach were becoming unsightly and not in alignment with the management guidelines and vision for Kuta as a tourist destination.
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He explained, “It is not very beautiful if tourists who enjoy the beauty of the beach are presented with views of clothes being dried in the sun. Moreover, this was [mostly] done at the skatepark fence, which is the new attraction of Kuta Beach. “
Wasista continued, “I also appreciate the traders who reported this because it means they care about Kuta Beach. Apart from being warned, we will direct them to the village office to be given guidance so they don’t repeat their actions.”
Moving forward, surf shops will not be allowed to dry their rental gear in public areas and will be encouraged to invest in drying racks that can be installed in areas away from public view.
Kuta Beach management teams have taken the complaints about the drying clothes incredibly seriously.
Teams confiscated the clothes that were hanging out in public areas and only returned the items when the surf shop owners apologized and confirmed that they would not do it again.
It is clear that teams in charge of Kuta Beach as a tourist destination are taking a proactive role in ensuring the area continues on this upward trajectory of popularity.
Last week community leaders confirmed that they had responded to a series of noise complaints about a number of late-night bars and clubs in the area.
Speaking on behalf of the Kuta Traditional Village, Putu Adnyana said that mitigation meetings had been held with venues in Kuta and said that the rules around noise levels and closing times had been reiterated and received.
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