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48 Hours in Kuta: A Weekend Guide

Make the most of your weekend getaway at Sheraton Kuta Bali Resort with this alternative guide to the neighborhood’s most unique attractions

Kuta, a four-letter word which is familiar to the ears of those visiting the island of the Gods, is known for its legendary surf beach and its vibrant party scene along the streets of Legian. But, it offers you so much more than that. Explore more than the surface of what Kuta has to offer – here’s an alternative guide to maximize your weekend escape at Bali’s most vibrant destination:

Day 1:

Noon

Drop your bags off, freshen up a little with a cold towel, and take a stroll along Poppies Lane. Walk on foot or rent a bike and explore the hidden alleys that connects Kuta Beach street to Legian district, from tiny eateries and boutique coffee shops to ponder in, used book store to fulfill your vintage needs, to surf shops where you can customize your boards. Make sure to spot the colorful graffiti murals for your Instagrammable moments – think Melbourne’s Hosier Lane, but in paradise.

Afternoon

After all that exploring, now is the time to glam up for your night out on the island. Located on Beachwalk’s top floor, Rob Peetoom offers immaculate haircuts and treatments. Sticking to their philosophy of “you look good if your look suits your personality and charisma”, the team at Rob Peetoom base their work according to each person’s specific look and personality. Combining professional knowledge and creativity with technical skills, the hair experts will work on their magic to give the style and color that works best for you. Once you’re done with your treatment, check out the other remaining 200 retail brands in the luxury mall for some retail therapy.

Evening

Inside the LXXY club. Image: LXXY Instagram

The island lights up at night with its endless bar and dining scenes. Make sure you hit the newest hot spot – LXXY. You won’t be able to miss this only silver building on Legian strip, the three-storey club consists of a swanky restaurant serving you buffet and ala carte on first floor, a nightclub with local and international acts on the second floor, and a rooftop lounge with pool and jacuzzi on the top floor. This newly opened joint is already becoming the talk of the town with a stellar lineup of international DJs that have played in the venue such as Kungs, Danny Avilla, Bondax, and many more.

Day 2:

Morning

If you have a soft spot for animals, go and visit the Bali Sea Turtle Society on the Kuta Beach strip, an organization running a conservation program for endangered sea turtles. They relocate the eggs from the beach to a central hatchery to protect them and increase hatching rates. The eggs take up to 60 days to develop and hatch, once hatched, they’ll release them back into the ocean. If you’re lucky, you might just witness a turtle release!

Noon

The 5GX in full swing. Image: 5GX Bali Facebook

Time to release your inner daredevil at 5GX Bali: Reverse Bungy. Located just across Sky Garden, this adrenaline pumping activity is a must do for those who have the guts. You and two others will be put into a metal ball that will then catapult you up high into the sky, spinning and bouncing. Worry not, designed and developed in New Zealand, the team of 5X really makes sure of the safety of its passengers. Have fun and don’t forget to scream at the top of your lungs for the GoPro video that will be documenting your wild

Afternoon

This unique experience is not on your usual tourist itinerary – head to Kelan Beach, just a short drive from Kuta, rent a jukung boat (traditional fishermen’s boat) from the locals, and go on a chase to witness one of Bali’s magical sunset. With its proximity to the airport, you can also see lots of planes flying above you. How many planes can you spot?

Evening

Go local and visit the Kuta Art Market, a beachside bazaar like complex where you can search all things artsy and Balinese from handicrafts, homeware, footwear, to colorful sarongs and fabrics. The perfect place to buy something to take home and remind you of your island vacation. Make sure to polish up on your bargaining skills to get the best deals from the stalls. Hungry? The market is also surrounded by various beachside food stalls selling cold beverages and traditional snacks to fulfill your tummy.

Day 3:

Morning

Head out to Kuta Beach and have yourself a peaceful morning run before people start coming to the beach. If you’re too lazy to run, just walk along the beach and immerse the soothing sea breeze. Or if you’re a surfer, bring in your boards and enjoy the waves. Before heading out, make sure to hit one of the local stalls for a traditional nasi jinggo (mixed rice with chicken and egg, covered in banana leaves) for a taste.

Noon

Before heading off to the airport, experience Kuta’s revolutionary brunch at Feast Market Brunch which combines the indulgence of dining with the fun of market shopping. The brunch spread, prepared by the talented culinary team at Feast, features specialties from breakfast and lunch menus. With market shopping, you are invited to pick out some groceries to take home, or purchase premium items such as cheese and cold cuts, fresh seafood and even kitchenware!

All Kuta has to offer is within proximity of Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort. Go on an island weekend adventure and make your Mondays even better with Sheraton’s Weekend Package starting at IDR 2,300,000++/room/night (minimum 2 nights stay required) and comes with perks below:

Daily buffet breakfast at Feast for 2 persons Feast Market Brunch on Sunday for 2 persons

One time 60 minutes massage at Shine Spa for 2 persons Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort lies in a total area of 5.2 hectares at the heart of the bustling Kuta, aimed to transform the Kuta experience and presenting an all-new contemporary vision of paradise for travelers. The award winning resort features 203 guest rooms and suites ranging from 46 to 265 square meters, each fitted with Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience and features a spacious private balcony with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean or the resort’s signature social courtyard. The resort is adjacent to the luxurious shopping destination of Beachwalk, presenting over 200 retail outlets in an open-air style and designed architecture inspired by the design of Bali’s rice paddy field.

For reservation and more information about Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, please visit http://sheratonbalikuta.com/ .

 

Daniel Hill

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Daniel Hill
Daniel Hill
Daniel Hill is an aspiring journalist with particular interest in anything the world has to offer - whether it be politics, music, sports, travel, fashion, to name a few. You can often find him walking his two border collies around the Gold Coast, or at home writing music, or basically trying to keep himself busy in whatever way he can.
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