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Kuta-Legian area

The white sands of Kuta are still arguably the best beachfront on Bali. The beach is much cleaner than just a few years ago, although the vendors remain annoying. Kuta is a booming Pacific resort and its streets are clogged with tourists and traffic during peak seasons. Legian is more of the same, just as crowded, but more suitable for longer stays, although in many ways it has become an extension of Kuta. Further north, Seminyak, Petitenget and Canggu offer more tranquility.



Once a lonely village on the road from Denpasar toward the Bukit Peninsula, Kuta is now a thriving tourist resort, popular mainly among the young. It owes its claim to fame owes to two factors: it's beach (originally Bali's best) and the sunset. The beach front is now host to many hotels, except for Legian and Seminyak, where much of the social scene is now centered. The main shops are located alo (...)



Kuta and Legian have long been surfing areas. The 6 km beach break stretching from Kuta to Petitenget has a range of waves. Speak to the experts at Kuta's surf shops: Jungle Surf, Rip Cud, Bali Barrel, Tubes and The Surf Shop. The owners are all avid surfers and have up-to-the-minute surfing reports and tide charts which are essential for negotiating the tricky currents. The School of (...)



Kuta is a shopper's paradise. This is partly because it's an important manufacturing center of summer wear, jewelry and decorative handicrafts which are exported all over the world. Most of the goods are designed by young expatriates from Europe, the USA or Japan. The best area for shopping is J1. Legian, JI. Bakungsari, JI. Melasti and nearby back lanes such as Poppies I and II. Some o (...)



For T-shirts with a difference, Pusaka, JI. Legian 288 and JI. Pantai Kuta 20D, has batik motifs. Eiger Adventure, JI. Bakungsari 18D, carries humorous C-59 Indonesia designs. Joger Art Shop, JI. Raya Kuta, specializes in T-shirts with Indonesian sayings, crafts and oddities you won't find anywhere else. Wisnu Garment on JI. Legian 163 has interesting T-shirt designs at low prices. The place to bu (...)



Bali's nightlife is legendary and these days there are two very different 'scenes', the young boisterous crowd that dominates the Kuta circuit and a cooler, slightly older crowd that frequents the nightspots in Legian and Seminyak. In Kuta the Hard Rock Café on JI. Raya Pantai Kuta and the Macaroni Club on JI. Legian offer a good start to any evening out with their international menus, (...)



The name Bounty Club is well known, especially among those that have been enjoying a night out in southern Bali. The club, located along Jalan Legian in downtown Kuta, has been a nightlife hotspot for a night out for years already. Located in one of the most busy pieces of nightlife area of entire Bali, Bounty can easily be reached by taxi. Bounty consists of several different parts tha (...)



Today, exactly two years ago, 202 people lost their lives in the most horrific terrorist attack since the World Trade Center on 11 September 2002. Bali remembers this day as a day of international awareness. Visitors from all over the world and also many Australians, the country lost over 80 residents in the bomb attack, were at the memorial service to remember their dead. (...)

    
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