Sunset at Bali's traditional fishing village


Once a poor fishing village with a black history of lepers and witches, Kuta became a key point on the sea route from India through Southeast Asia to Australia.

Originally, this beach was discovered by tourists as a surfing paradise and today, tends to be a popular stop for backpackers. Australian visitors seem to be the most common set of tourists, seeing that Bali is as close to Australia as Mauritius is to South Africa.

It can come across as the 3c's - overcrowded, congested and chaotic and has a bad infrastructure with a ton of horrible drivers but I can argue that it is one the prettiest beach fronts I visited while traveling in Bali. It is also one of my favourites for capturing the Balinese sunsets, and you can see by these images why this beach is notorious for them.

The beach is 5km long, safe and is well-maintained. By day, the main beach is crowded with sunbathers, beach