City Scoop: Kuta

6 December 2015
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When you're visiting a city for the first time, there's nothing better than getting tips from a local beyond the usual guide book suggestions. We've got exactly that, thanks to Dario Orsini's insider scoop on Kuta.

From where to eat and play, to a recommended outing and a well-kept secret, Dario opens up the delights of Kuta for those who want to see.

 Many visit Kuta for its beach (Image: Getty)


Fat Chow – Fat Chow in Kuta is a must. The pork fried rice and Thai green curry are delicious, as is the famous nasi campur Bali at Made’s Warung, which is a western-Indonesian restaurant.

After Dark

Velvet & Hypnotized – Try the rooftop at Velvet & Hypnotized, located on the busy beach walk. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail and the stunning sunset.


Kuta Beach walk – Take a walk along Kuta Beach for a fantastic sunset, some surfing or just to enjoy the waves.

 Save a day for seeing Tanah Lot

Day Trip

Tanah Lot – For culture head to Tanah Lot and see the sea-bound temple and also the kecak dance – one of the legendary Balinese dances first performed in the 1930s – which is mesmerising.

Secret Tip

Insider info – Make sure you have enough Indonesian rupiah in cash, and always try to bargain if you’re visiting the local market because prices are negotiable.

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