Kuta Beach - Lombok
Kuta Beach - Lombok
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4.0 of 5 bubbles1,404 reviews
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Peter M
Mataram, Indonesia239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Although the beach is not used for swimming because the deeper water is probably 400 metres out over rocky ground it is popular with surfers. It is situated in the township of Kuta Lombok and has some of Lomboks best beaches nearby (transport or scooter needed all available there). Loads of live music night spots and foods of every nationality in the Main Street. I believe it is now the main tourist destination on Lombok surpassing sengigi.
Written July 1, 2022
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Caesar P
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Awesome nature, with lots of beautiful hills, beach, nice for surfing and lots of hidden gem. But poor tourism management, both from government and local societies. Transportation mafia, start from Airport until Kuta Lombok. Ilegal entry fee ticket at Bukit Seger, Mandalika Circuit (outside), and other places. Official taxis (Blue Bird) and Grab / Gojek are forbid in Kuta Lombok Area, so we are forced to hire unofficial taxis, with no fixed price, and waste our energy for bargain. Very potential tourism industry but poor managed.
Written April 13, 2024
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Fiona P
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
If this is Lombok’s “Jewel in the Crown” then I am seriously concerned. Kuta Beach is not a white pristine stretch of beach it is seriously dirty. Plastic and rubbish are more prevalent than the “ white sand” if Lombok tourism is serious about growing the tourism industry then natural assets like Kuta Beach need to be protected and managed properly. Unfortunately I was here 40 years ago so can remember how beautiful Kuta Beach once was. Such a terrible shame.
Written August 27, 2023
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rockterrigal
Terrigal, Australia3,353 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Kuta Lombok

We stayed in Kuta Lombok for five days in April 2008 as a family of four. We stayed at the Novotel, which is great hotel in a great location about 3 kilometres from Kuta.

Kuta Lombok is in the south of Lombok. It is a small spread out town in a beautiful bay lined by a long white sand beach. The town itself is located back from the beach. There are restaurants and hotels. Generally, the town looks a little run down. Along the beach are houses and huts that are generally in poor condition. While this may seem a little negative, the positive is that the place is laid back and rustic to the point of seeming a little primitive, which I find appealing. It reminds me of parts of Bali when I first went there thirty years ago. Most of the other towns didn’t have accommodation.

I checked out a number of hotels at Kuta. They were cheap and clean though the gardens were neglected. In some places the pool was dirty.

The hawkers along the beaches are painful and persistent. Understandably with so few tourists they really are keen for a sale. Unfortunately, they can be unpleasant if you don’t buy from them. I found it best to keep walking or cycling when they approach if I didn’t want to buy. I was there for five days and found that their persistence didn’t waiver. They do sell interesting hand woven ‘sarongs’ and the pearl jewelry looked nice.

The scenery is spectacular and it varies a great deal. I walked and cycled a lot and most of the time when walking I would have a beach or headland to myself. Sometimes locals appeared. They were nice and interesting to talk to though the conversation of buying something seemed to eventually come up. Still one has to make a living.

Transport is needed to get to other towns, beaches or activities. As a family of four we chose to hire a car and driver. It was a little expensive at 450 000 a day (use track a car hirer company) but the driver was entertaining and it was a relaxing way to look around. Other people had hired cars or motorbikes to drive themselves. They said that it was good but they had to pay parking fees, beach entry fees, etc. one couple who didn’t pay returned to their car after a day at the beach with a flat tyre. Out of the bushes appeared locals who offered to fix it for a fee.

Before I went I heard a lot negatives and a few positives. My final opinion is that it is very pretty and has a feel of adventure about it. I’m back there next April 09.
Written August 22, 2008
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Amelie_dePassille
Montreal, Canada6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
We got attack by guys with sticks while we were driving on the way to Tanjung An bay in DAYTIME. They stole our motorbikes and backpacks. We were at the police station for 24h; they wanted us to pay 30 Millions rupiahs for the loss. It was the worse day of my life.
Thanks for sharing.
Written June 28, 2015
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Reville S
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Business
Kute beach is dangerous and run by thugs. They tried to bash me with an iron bar and motorcycle helmet in broad daylight with 5 on 1.
They were trying to fleece 900 dollars from a German couple for a minor scratch in a motorbike that would have cost $25 to fix
When I offered advice to the couple to take it to a workshop to fix it instead , the thugs became violent.
I am 6 foot two and a bigger Balinese turned up and became very menacing, then pushed me, and tried to bash me with motorcycle helmet in the car park by the beach.
Other masked assailants turned up with iron bars and tried to strike me
I called for police but they were "unavailable"

3-4 motorcycle mugging a occureach week in Kute , serious ones requiring hospitalisation
Even women have been stabbed !
It's a dangerous place and you should not risk going there till the police and government clean up their act
The thugs operate in the open with tacit support of the police
If Lombok wants tourism they must protect people from criminals first
Written January 13, 2016
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estrella0103
Lima, Peru13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
We stayed one night at Sekar Kuning Hotel at Kuta Beach
Unfortunately, we made the same bad experience as many others before us.
Be careful: a lot of "surfer boys" and other weird people are hanging around offering motorbikes, surf lessons etc. They are not member of the staff!
We wanted to rent motorbikes, I asked at the reception if they knew a good place to rent some. There were signs at the reception telling that it was not possible to rent the biked in the yard, they would not belong to the hotel. I was a bit startled when the guy at the reception told me to see with his friends in the yard, they would rent the bikes.
We wanted to test the bikes and because of a problem with the brakes, my friend got afraid and slipped with the motorbike, but without really falling. We came back and one of the guest told me not to book with them or to be very careful and take pictures of the bike every day, because the guys were accusing the guests of breaking the bike every day.
Despite all the warning signs, we still decided to rent two bikes and went to the room to fetch the money. When we came back, we were accused that we made a huge scratch on the bike when falling and that we had to pay for the damage. Of course we refused to pay. The situation got really tense and the guy got so angry that he fetched a stone and shouted "I kill you I kill you" to my friend. Nobody moved to help us. We quickly took all our stuff and wanted to leave the hotel as soon as possible. But they were blocking the entrance, so we couldn't leave. We asked the reception if they could call a taxi, but apparently it was not possible. They also did not call the police, although we asked them many times. The supposed owner of the bike came and wanted to solve the problem, but he just wanted the money. He asked for 1.300.000 rupiah. We still refused to pay, but after almost 2h of shouting, discussing and still nobody there to help us, we finally payed 850.000 rupiah and they left. We immediately left with a car to Senggigi because we were too afraid to stay. It's a shame nobody from the hotel helped us or tries to change this situation by quicking out this motorbike mafia.
Be careful around Kuta when renting a motorbike and take pictures of it everytime before using it!
Written September 21, 2015
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lynnp55555
Toronto, Canada78 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
Postcards lie, I was on a few beaches in south kuta and the sand is dirty, beggars everywhere, dogs poo, condom wrappers floating in the ocean, very disappointing not what I expected at all, in general kuta and surrounding area great market shopping but everything is dirty and broken........
Written April 13, 2015
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pangeatraveller
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
Beware mafia style aggressive bracelet vendors are operating on the beach of Kuta Lombok. I was chilling on the beach at 2 o'clock in the afternoon right next to the main road, not so far from Puri Rinjani a major hotel. Next thing a twenty year's old local guy threatened me with a glass bottle! First I said to him I was not interested to buy bracelets. But he said 10 times I must buy or he would knock me down with the empty beer bottle that he had picked up on the beach. I should be clear that's day time in the middle of the afternoon, and there are people everywhere. First I was laughing at him, but he was not, and he became more and more threatening, so I had to stand up and go away from him. I can't believe Indonesian police is not doing anything to clean up Kuta Lombok from the hawkers mafia. Later I saw the same guy on a almost brand new scooter carrying a very young bracelet vendor all the way to other tourists that were sunbasing. That's clearly organised crime. Stay away from the beach.
Written October 26, 2016
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JoNo_N
Durban, South Africa79 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Do Not Go To Kuta Beach - Lombok!!!
The entire beach and surrounds are completely destroyed by the vast amounts of trash lying everywhere!! We were afraid to even walk on the beach because of what was on the sand and possible beneath it - which is so sad because the bay and beach are so beautiful!!!
It is so filthy we didn't go near the water - just booked a ride back out. We even rode to the beaches East and west but it was all the same.
With all the rubbish lying everywhere came millions of flies - when eating and drinking you are constantly waving away flies - and the smell…

So sad to see such beauty ruined.
Written January 3, 2015
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