Kuta Beach

Published: 30th July 2010
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Kuta Beach, Legian, and Seminyak, is by far Bali's busiest beach resort area. Kuta is busy with vendors, tourists and locals. Foods and drinks widely available, shade under trees close to the street and nice sandy beach. And a perfect place to learn to surf. This is the place where foreign females meets with local guys. The beach which is around 4 kms long divided consecutively into Kuta Beach, Legian Beach, Seminyak Beach, and Canggu Beach. It was not much development until 1980, when the speed of construction of various accommodation and restaurants was uncontrollable giving pressure to the local settlements. More than hundred of big and small hotels were filed up along the beach plus various establishments such as boutiques, supermarkets, minimarts, banks, and so on.

Starting 1990s the immediate impact of building proliferation are traffic jam, illegal immigrants, and various unexpected problem such as flooding and waste management. The most pressure was falling to locals who had the rice fields, they have to sell their rice field due to the cut-off the water supply by the construction of buildings. Modern way of living emerges with sparkling hotels, bars, and discotheques. Most locals now changed profession to tourism related sector and related services.

The sea along Kuta, Jimbaran, and Legian has some times strong under current swept. And normally safety guard will put red-banner on the areas and time during dangerous under current, and during certain seasons. On the white sandy beach, guests usually start to sun bathe around 4 pm or even earlier. There were various massagers, vendors, and people who want to practice their English and certain language. But all of these have been controlled by local security and were given the ethic of selling thing. The best way when you meet this people if you do not want to buy some thing is better not to response, If you give response usually they will chase you to buy their things. This lovely beach is only a few minutes walk from Annora Villa.

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