This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kuta Selatan. To help you make friends with Kuta Selatan before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Kuta Selatan is located in the southern part of Bali, one of the most popular islands of Indonesia, and it covers a territory of more than a hundred square kilometres. It is basically the peninsula south of the famous holiday destination of Kuta that is home to places like Jimbaran, Uluwatu, and Nusa Dua and that borders with the Indian Ocean to the south.
The area contains some of the highlights of Bali and boasts natural beauty, excellent surfing spots, breathtaking beaches, and dramatic scenery as well as some spectacular cultural heritage. It is home to the famous cliff-hanging Hindu temple of Uluwatu, which is one of the number-one most-visited sights of the island, not just because of the temple itself, but because of its majestic cliff setting that marks the southern tip of the island as well as because of its mischievous monkey population that keep visitors both amused and annoyed as they are renowned for their agile acts of theft. Near Uluwatu, Bingin, and Balangan beaches offer some of the best surf spots in the world, while Padang Padang beach and Dreamland beach offer an ideal location for sunbathing and enjoying the waves at an exotic location.
On the other side of the island is Nusa Dua, a glamorous resort town where luxury hotels line the coast and beautiful sandy beaches offer an upscale holiday. With the plenty of bars, beautiful parks, and the blowhole rock formations, this is a truly unique place, but only for those with a fat wallet. Further up North, Jimbaran is famous for being the ideal place for a nice sunset fish dinner that can be enjoyed at one of the beach seaside restaurants located right on the beach.
Kuta Selatan is easily approachable by air as the Ngurah Rai International Airport of Bali is located just to the south of Kuta city and from there airport, all the cities of the peninsula are in easy reach. Although most tourists prefer to use taxis or ojeks (cheap local motor taxis), there is the option of traveling with the comfortable economy bus of Bali called Sarbagita that circles between Nusa Dua and Batubulan between early morning to late night and has special services to the Uluwatu temple as well.
Your Kuta Selatan hostel is a great place to base yourself so you can be within reach of everything this wonderful area has to offer.
Written by local enthusiast for Kuta Selatan hostelsJudyM