talking nonsense re kids... The Kuta Legan experience is one of hippies, grey dirty beaches, very suspevt sewage control in the ocean and wall to wall hawkers,.
As sf_drkeith said "We wished we had stayed there the last week too because it was easy and cheap to take a cab over to Jimbaran & Kuta".
You can take cheap cabs to party or to enjoy a sunset or two..
As far as the accommodation goes, just make sure you get the best you can afford.