Kuta beach is a tourist spot located in the district of Kuta, south of Denpasar. This area is a tourist destination for domestic and foreign tourists since the early 1970s. Kuta Beach is often referred to as a sunset beach, the opposite of Sanur beach. Kuta beach is also not too far takes about 10 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Before it became a tourist attraction, Kuta is a trading port where local products are traded to buyers from outside Bali. In the 19th century, Mads Lange, a Danish merchant, came to Bali and established a trading base in Kuta. He is an expert to negotiate so that he is well known among the kings of Bali and the Netherlands. Furthermore, Hugh Mahbett published a book titled “Praise to Kuta” which contains an invitation to local people to set up tourist accommodation facilities. The goal is to anticipate the explosion of tourists visiting Bali. The book was later inspired many people to build tourist facilities such as lodging, restaurants and interesting places. the waves at Kuta Beach is perfect for surfers, because the waves are quite big.
As a tourist beach, Kuta beach equipped with a parking lot along the coast, public bathrooms, beach umbrellas, food and beverage outlets, as well as surfboards rental place.