Tuban is essentially South Kuta. It’s the place you stay when you want to be in Kuta, but you don’t want to stay in Kuta. A better option for families who want to stay central, but not right on the doorstep of party central.
Located 10 mins north of Ngurah Rai International Airport, on Bali’s West Coast. It is essentially the south part of Kuta.
Tuban is a lot like Kuta (they are practically one and the same). However, as it is the south part of Kuta, it’s not right in the main tourist or party part of Kuta. The beach here is not stunning, but most people don’t stay here for the beaches but the activity. Tuban is a favourite with Bali family holidays for those wanting to stay in the action but have a bit of peace and quiet at their hotel. If you want tranquility and beauty this is not the place for you. If you want to walk down the road and go to Waterbom Park, Discovery mall, and lots of markets (along with fairly intense “sales people”) then you will love it.
The Ugly Truth
- Although you are out of the main drag of Kuta, you are still very close, and there is not much to do in Tuban, besides go to Kuta.
- Tuban Beach is not that nice.
The Silver Lining
- If you want to stay in Kuta, but not be in the hustle and bustle, then Tuban is a great alternative.
- Perfect location for Waterbom Park
Things To Do
Being centrally located to some of the popular tourist destinations in Bali means there are quite a few things to do here. There are nearby activities for the kids (e.g. Waterbom Park). And all the attractions of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak aren’t too far away either, including lots of shopping, eating and spa options. You could also day trip from here to other areas of Bali, but I would recommend combining your trip here with staying at another location.
- Waterbom Park
- Discovery Mall
- Local dining
- Family Holidays