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Kuta was once a sleepy coastal village that was home to an impoverished fishing community. During the 1970’s the area attracted a generation of laidback hippy travellers who saw Kuta as a transit point between Australia and India. They were attracted by the beach, surf and budget living conditions. Back lanes soon began to fill with homestays, which were basic rooms within a Balinese family compound offering cheap places to stay complete with breakfast.
Over the ensuing years Kuta grew into a tourist playground that is now the veritable melting pot for international travellers. The streets are lined with restaurants, bars, market stalls, boutiques and after dark hot spots. Exclusive hotels and villas are located alongside traditional bungalows providing accommodation to hoards of curious visitors.
As Kuta continues to evolve from year to year, it is still the beach that remains an iconic part of this vast village. Despite the development that has taken place, Kuta’s white sands, pounding waves and inspiring evening sunsets will always remain the same.
South Kuta Beach Business Association
Risata Bali Resort & Spa is a proud member of the South Kuta Beach Business Association. This is a group of likeminded tourism and leisure related businesses who are concerned for the environment of the South Kuta Beach area. Together they have joined forces to make South Kuta Beach one of Bali’s leading ‘hotspots’ through mutual care of the surroundings and promoting what the area has to offer.
The association currently has 22 members, which includes 18 hotels, 2 restaurants, Discovery Shopping Mall and Waterbom Park. Each member is entitled to display the association’s logo with its vibrant summer colours bearing the tagline ‘All The Fun Under The Sun.”