For most budget travellrs, Kuta is the first taste of Bali and for too many of them it’s all they ever see of Bali. Kuta may be good fun and quite a scene, but Bali it most certainly is not. If you want to get any taste of Bali then you’ve got to get up into the hills where the tourist impact is less.
Still, we all hit Kuta to start with so you might as well enjoy it. Basically Kuta beach is just that, a strip of pretty pleasant, palm backed beach with some fairly fine surf (and tricky undercurrents that take away a few swimmers every year) plus the most spectacular sunsets you could ask for… and particularly spectacular for the crowds of on lookers who are already eight miles high with a little help from some local mushrooms. When you do the Balinese-selling-things brigade will handily outnumber the swimmers and surfers. Behind the beach a network of little roads and alleys (known as gangs) run to the biggest collection of small hotel (known as losmen), restaurants, bars, food stall (known as warung) and shop you could possibly imagine. With so many places to work your way around it’s hardly surprising that many people just get stuck there semi permanently.
Legian is the next beach down from Kuta and 6 years ago, happened explosion bomb in Legian. That acident was made all people very sad and cause more than 200 peoples die. Now Bali specially Legian try to awaken and have order to become target area of enthused by tourist. Today Kuta and Legian have spread to meet each other and it’s impossibleto tell where one ends and the other begins. Unhappily all this rampant development has taken its toll. Kuta and Legian are nowhere near as relaxed and laid back as they use to be and old hands who first visited Bali in the late ‘60s or early ‘70s will find Kuta a rather sad and seedy place. Fortunately new arrivals, and even old hands who avoid making too many comparisons, will stil find it just fine – for a short stay.
maap2 aja ne ya kalo bahasa inggrisnya salah, mohon dimaafkan 🙂