Situated at Jl. Legian, Kuta, Aroma’s Kafe, is a sanctuary for vegetarians who spend their holidays in Kuta, with a nice garden complete with water fountain combine with extensive menu that comprises of wide variety of savoury and sweet dishes free of dairy products and low in fats. Aroma’s Kafe’s vegetarian dishes use the fresh ingredients, organic where possible, pure vegetable oils and non aluminum cookware are used and there is no microwaving.
The variety of Aroma’s Kafe’s menu is endless, if you can’t find something to eat here, you aren’t hungry. It covers every main cuisine and of course all is vegetarian. The menu is well designed, it tells you all you need to know about the food on offer. This is supplemented with a board with real daily specials. And there is always a `soup of the day’; it changes all the time.
Aroma’s Kafe offers wide variety of entrees are a problem, range from Pumpkin and Olive Couscous Savoury Cakes to Mushroom and Pinenut Filo Cigars, and don’t miss The Pakoras with Mungphalli Chutney. As for salad you can try Virgin Island Salad, and for the main, The Punjabi Thali is a great choice for exotic taste as well as the Madras Thali. There is also Provencale Pie available for the main. And as for the dessert you can try Lemon Cheese Cake or Sticky Date Pudding.
In short, if youa are foodie and vegetarian Aroma’s Kafe is definetely an oasis for you.
Jln. Legian, Kuta
Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Located at Popies Lane 1, Nusa Indah offers cheap Indonesian food and cold beer.
Situated between Popies Lane 1 and 2, Warung Indonesia is popular eatery that packed most night and offers good value for your money.
Kedin’s Cafe at Popies Lane 1 offers good Indonesian food
Tree House Cafe
Located at Popies Lane 1, Tree House Cafe offers delicious Dutch snacks as its specialty; popular eatery; busy and crowded is ordinary scene here.
Last but definitely not the least is Aroma CafÃ© at Jalan Legian, well known for its delicious vegetarian dishes, a highly recommended restaurant.
A sociable eating venue at Jalan Pantai Kuta that is popular for local, expats and tourists alike. Made’s Warung serves wide range of food including Indonesian, Japanese and Western; a pioneer of Kuta’s restaurant and is still doing roaring trade.
Kafe Batan Waru
Situated at Jalan Kartika Plaza right by the entrance to Discovery Shopping Mall, Kafe Batan Waru has a good selection of Indonesian food, great coffee and cocktail.
Blue Fin at Jalan Kartika Plaza is a part of Kuta Siewalk Complex. This fusion Japanese restaurant serves delicious Japanese food with reasonable prices.
ESC is situated right in front of Memorial Statue at Ground Zero; it offers variety of food range from sandwiches to steak with reasonable price and cozy atmosphere. ESC opens 24 hours, available for breakfast to midnight snacks.
Kori Bar and Restaurant
This restaurant at Popies Lane 2 serves international cuisine with cozy and comfortable atmosphere; you can choose whether to enjoy the dishes in the private gazebos area or on the seating upstairs or downstairs.
Situated at Kuta Sidewalk, Flapjack offers variety of delectable dishes including various pancakes, waffle, crepes, gelato, and smoothies. It is a good option for breakfast and snack.
Ketupat at Jalan Legian 109 offers authentic Indonesian food with real Indonesian taste and cozy ambience, highly recommended
This offspring of Seminyak’s Queen’s Tandoor is located at Kartika Plaza Street and serves top class Indian food, a restaurant that worth a try.
Maccaroni Club at Jalan legian 52, almost on the opposite of Memorial Statue, serves delicious Italian dishes and some Asian fusion with good desert and service.
Sunbathing, swimming and surfing
Sunbathing needs no further explanation. As for swimming Kuta’s surf can be very dangerous with strong current and undertow on some tides. Always swim within the flag markers on the beach, keep near the crowds and lifeguards and remain within the reef. When the lifeguards say the water is unsafe for swimming, they mean it.
Kuta coast has best beach break to learn surfing and good reef and break for experienced surfers. If you are a beginner, you can rent a surfboard or boogie board right on the beach or from budget accommodation near the beach, few surf shops also hire out surfboard or boogie board, arrange surfing lesson, and surfing tour to other surfing spots.
I am not conceited enough to try expressing the beauty of Kuta sunset with my limited vocabulary, maybe the best thing comes up just “indescribable beauty”. It is better to see it with your own eyes, of course when the weather is fine.
You can get a massage service easily on Kuta beach, many masseurs work on the beach. You have to bargain to get a better price, keep your smile and sense of humor while bargaining to get an extra Bali’s bargain experience.
For those who long for adrenaline rush, bungee jumping offers 30 second of adrenaline rush and the fastest way to empty your pocket.
Kuta is the low end party centre of Bali. The bars serve alcohol freely; many bars here have a house cocktail with a local Arak (palm beer) base that comes with fancy name “Arak Attack”, “Jam Jar”, etc. Arak is strong and sometimes with uncontrolled alcohol level so be wise when you handle “Arak Attack”. The more sophisticated and up-market bar or lounge can be found along the waterfront on Jalan Pantai Kuta. They offer food and entertainment afterwards.
Waterbom is a popular and biggest water theme park in Asia. A definite option for children and also a good spot to spend your vacation.]]>
A former sleepy fishing village, 10 km south of Denpasar on Bali’s southwest coast where fishermen eke their life from the sea, now can be seen as five kilometers of close-packed tourist accommodation and entertainment. From the time it was discovered by seasoned travelers in the late 1960s, Kuta has developed into Bali’s largest tourism resort enjoyed by many for its sunset, surf, shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
Kuta is the most popular tourist destination in Bali since it is close to airport, has the best options for budget accommodation, restaurant and tourist facilities. Around December and January Kuta will be packed by Australian visitors and in the period of July to August, French, German, and Spanish tourists pour in. There are also a large number of Japanese tourists of all ages. The streets of Kuta can get over crowded during these periods.
Kuta is a good choice for those who have a taste for lively beach life, vibrant nightlife, and busy shopping. If you are looking for a quiet and serene tropical hideaway, you should go elsewhere. In short, Kuta is one of the best beaches in Bali where you can enjoy beautiful sunset; the only surf on the island where surfers can wipe out without being cut to pieces by reefs; an area with many choices of good value accommodations, restaurants and shops.
Once a poor seaside village, Legian is now an extension of Kuta with more chic energy.Â Situated on the north of Kuta, Legian also offers plenty of shops and bars but a slightly more relaxed and less chaotic feeling. The northern area of Legian bordering Seminyak offers a bit of an escape from the crowds and is also a popular surf beach.
Legian is a small beachfront area which stretches from Jalan Melasti north to Jalan Arjuna. Most of the popular Legian hotels are on or close to the beach. As a matter of fact the size of Legian is no bigger than a few blocks in a large city, most of Legian can be covered on foot. Despite its small size, this area has a very popular tourist’s destination due to the lovely beach frontage and availability of many mid-market hotels.
In short Legian is a place where visitors stay, shop, eat, drink and go to the beach. Legian Beach is one of the best in Bali for viewing the sunset.]]>
Mercure Kuta – Bali completed with 2 swimming pools, Sunset Pool Bar (A bar by the pool with a sea view), Lotus Lobby Bar (Located on the first floor, at the lobby), Alang Alang Restaurant (A restaurant with a sea view, offering International and Indonesian cuisine and thematic buffet dinner. Mercure Kuta – Bali Serves: Children’s meal, Meal served at the swimming pool. Type of cuisine: A la carte), Meeting room (A 75 sq. room with capacity of 60 pax, air conditioned, daylight, black out, and wide choices of International and Indonesian menus), Private indoor parking, Shuttle paying to airport, Baby sitting on request, Concierge, Exchange facilities, Massage, Spa, Sun Bed.
Mercure Kuta Bali offers 130 exclusive rooms with balcony offer the perfect blend between traditional and modern design. All hotel rooms feature key card lock for security, air conditioning, bathtub/shower with hot and cold water, IDD phone, satellite TV, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, and sofa bed.