The Tuban, Kuta and Legian area is the most developed part of Bali and attracts the most visitors by far. Kuta Beach is where tourism and surfing started decades ago. It’s an ideal place to find accommodation on a budget and is within easy reach of most of the southern parts of Bali. Small hotels and losmen still offer basic rooms with a lot of personality for a few dollars per day, while some larger budget hotel chains have sprung up in Kuta and Legian in recent years, with clean standard rooms available at great rates.
Prices here depend whether hot water, a/c, or a pool is offered, and bargaining is common in privately run homestays.
Some upper class hotels offer rooms and apartments catering for the needs of the party hungry traveler ready to spend the extra dollar for luxury accommodation. Cheaper prices are almost always available for longer stays.
Kuta and Legian are not quiet, by any means, and visitors who stay here should be prepared for action and even crowds at all times of day and night. Packed into the alleys running through this area are an incredible number of busy restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, and the beach is never more than a short walk away. Kuta Beach is a great place to learn to surf, enjoy the sunset, and meet new people.