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About Kuta

Set on Lombok's beautiful south coast, Kuta is a lively little beach town with a burgeoning array of accommodation options for travellers of all ages. Whether you’re dreaming of surfing the waves on this gorgeous Indonesian island, embarking on jungle adventures or sipping sundowners in a laid-back bar, this is your spot. Highlighting affordable hideaways as well as chic boutique boltholes, our list of the best places to stay in Kuta is guaranteed to fuel your wanderlust.

Whilst Lombok is far quieter than neighbouring Bali, Kuta has been on intrepid surfers’ bucket lists since the 1970s, so the town has a bit of a buzz. Kuta Beach itself is a striking stretch of golden sand, with some great breaks, board hire and surf instructors. The town has grown in recent years, so you’ll now find cafés, bars and eateries aplenty along the beachfront and tucked further inland. Keen surfers can ride the waves at Selong Belanak, Gerupuk and Mawi, amongst other beaches across the island, too. Alternatively, enjoy boat trips and kite-surfing, try snorkelling and diving on day trips to the Gili Islands, or simply kick back in the sunshine.

Active explorers will find ample opportunities for cycling and hiking tours in Lombok's verdant interior, as well as chances to delve into local culture with village and temple tours. Southern Lombok has a thriving yoga scene, and many of the best places to stay in Kuta host their own classes; others can point you towards reputed shalas for post-surf stretches.

The Best Places to Stay in Kuta

For Boutique Chic

  • Origin Lombok comprises 33 rooms and suites, each of which is clad in soothing white and blue tones with lots of natural wood and handwoven textiles. Private terraces with beanbags or daybeds overlook the pool and gardens. Fun for friends or families — some rooms have space for additional beds — this is also a romantic couples' favourite. Fresh, stylish and surf and yoga-focused.
  • Jati Villas offers just five century-old teak houses with private pools tucked within verdant gardens in the heart of Kuta. Interiors are simple and contemporary, and the two-bedroom villa is ideal for friends or a family. A laid-back, eco-minded stay with elements of traditional Indonesian charm.

For Great Value

  • Sikara Lombok Hotel offers modern, minimalist rooms with private terraces and sink-into tubs set around a large swimming pool. An affordable base for couples, friends or families near Kuta, this is also an appealingly sociable spot. Cycle to Kuta Beach or speak to the team about guided tours and surf lessons.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.


  • Fly into Lombok International Airport, just 30 minutes' drive from Kuta by car. If you’re coming from Europe or the US, you may need to travel via Jakarta Airport. Speak to your hotel about arranging an airport transfer, or hop into an airport taxi.
  • Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Close to the equator, tropical Lombok is hot and humid year-round. July - August and the Christmas holidays are the most popular time to visit, but you'll find good weather and good deals April - June and in September, outside the rainy season but without the crowds.


Best Hotels in Kuta

  • Sikara Lombok Hotel Kuta (Lombok) 32 rooms from £34

    Families  -  Add an extra bed to one of the Supreme Rooms for a family trip — the pool is nearby & there are bikes for hire
    Value chic  -  A great value choice, with contemporary interiors and a refreshing swimming pool
    Surfing  -  Early morning and evening surf lessons with the hotel's expert instructor are a great way to get into the groove of Lombok
    Diving  -  Day trips to the nearby Gili Islands, rich with colourful marine life, come highly recommended
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenNo pets

    Whitewashed buildings with crisp, clean lines shimmer in the sunshine at this affordable little hotel in Kuta. Expect simple, modern rooms, many with private terraces & sink-into tubs. Life centres around the refreshing pool & sociable tapas eatery, where friendly guests are invited to mingle. See More

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  • Origin Lombok Kuta (Lombok) 33 rooms from £105

    Hideaway  -  A chic hideaway just two kilometres inland of Kuta, well-suited to trendy travellers looking to kick back
    Total relaxation  -  Unwind with yoga classes, pool swims & rejuvenating massages after big days of hiking and surfing
    Restaurant  -  Casual poolside dining with an eclectic menu of fresh fare — including dedicated seafood BBQ evenings
    Surfing  -  Learn to surf or hone your skills on the waves of nearby Gerupuk Bay, with breaks for all abilities
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets

    Minimalist rooms & suites with understated interiors featuring natural wood, polished concrete & blue-and-cream linens open to reveal mesmerising pool & garden views at this chic, wellness-focused hideaway. Gather for craft cocktails or celebrations at the lively lounge; a sociable favourite. See More

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  • Jati Villas Kuta (Lombok) 5 rooms from £128

    Groups  -  The Two-Bedroom Jati Lombok Villa is great for groups of friends, who will have their own private pool and lounge areas
    Great walks  -  Stroll up Merese Hill for sunset, overlooking Tanjung Aan Bay to one side & Kuta on the other
    Romantic Break  -  Gorgeous one-bedroom villas invite couples to unwind in charming style
    Surfing  -  Speak to the team about surf lessons with expert instructors in Kuta and at nearby breaks
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    Five century-old teak houses — one with two bedrooms — sit alongside private pools in Jati's lush gardens. Traditional bamboo tiles top pitched roofs, hiding cosy beds with embroidered linens, antique stained glass details & hand-carved statues. An intimate, eco-minded gem in the heart of Kuta. See More

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