Kuta & Seminyak Guide

Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, a long strip of beach with three distinctly different vibes.

Kuta Town is not known as the Indonesian Costa Blanca for nothing. Bali’s largest and tackiest beach resort is great for stocking up on essentials.Legian is the surfers paradise. A large, deep stretch further up the beach. Seminyak, towards the end of the beach, is the hippest heart of Bali and home to the infamous Bali Shangri-la, W Retreat & Spa, and seriously cool hangouts like Ku De Ta. There are activities galore for kool kiddies.A deep stretch of sand with calm waters. There are umbrellas but it can get hot in the heat of the day with very little shade. Fear not though, there are plenty of cafes along the beach to decamp to. Behind the beach are some great boutique shops for a bit of retail therapy, if the kids allow...

Seminyak is littlies luxe central...

Mini jetsetters will hang-out here in style: There are amazing kid's menus in the many uber-cool eateries set back from the beach. Sick of the surf? Then hang up your mini boards and head on down to Blue Ocean beach dive hang-out. Petitenget has petite picks for pampered princesses, take a peek at the kids menu.

Which Family Pod?  Toddling around ; Energetic explorers

Tiny Tip: The The hawkers are here in abundance so why not try to strike a deal... they tend to come in two's and for not much rupiah (haggle the price beforehand) one will plait hair, paint teeny toes or make a bracelet whilst the other gives you a mani/pedi or head massage.

Seminyak beach front

Escape the hawkers or midday sun and enjoy a glamorous laze overlooking the world class Seminyak beach front: if that sounds good, then head to the magical venue of KU DE TA. This is a tropical home-from-home restaurant where design and comfort take centre stage. It's more than just a venue, it's a whole lifestyle! In their own words it's 'a chic contemporary meeting place for the global village'. And this is definitely a village worth visiting. Children are welcomed and will really enjoy an afternoon spent here. Not sure I can put into words the beauty of this place, so I'll let Ku De Ta give you a snippet of what to expect:


'The sun is still low in a hazy blue sky and the tide sends rivulets of water across sandbanks as the calm gentle breeze strokes the beginning of a perfect new day. The beach has been yours for the last blissful hour, but as the sun’s heat sets in, thoughts turn to shade and refreshment. You glimpse daybeds beneath crimson parasols, a perfectly manicured lawn and smart pavilions. Morning music blends with birdsong as you stroll to a deck shaded by articulated louvers and sit at a table suspended above the beach. Breakfast arrives – a berry blast smoothie and fresh orange juice, creamy eggs benedict, ricotta hotcakes smothered in blueberry compote, honeycomb butter and maple syrup. Refreshed and a little sleepy, you take your coffee to a daybed and curl up under the sun as it rises towards its zenith.'


Blimey, book me in! Table for four.

Which Family Pod?  Toddling around; Energetic explorers

Tiny Tip: If visiting Ku De Ta the good news is that the littlies can still potter back and forth to the sand. The beach is wide and clear enough for you to stay put…possibly with one leg in the sand at the ready!

Seminyak: a riot of kids things to do...

Events change daily and are really varied. Expect anything from a quick half hour t-shirt painting event in a Seminyak cafe, to a full on kids surf event...enjoy exploring!

Which Family Pod?  Toddling around ; Energetic explorers

Tiny Tip:Beware of the surf in Legian and ALWAYS check cash exchanged at any Kuta money changers by counting it out in front of them.

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