The charms of Kuta Beach have turned it into a popular tourist destination since the 1970’s. The 2-km stretch of white sand beach is also known as the Sunset Beach, because its beauty is best shown at dusk. Want to just take your ease by walking or swimming, or would you prefer an exciting surfing lesson? Go ahead – Kuta Beach is only 1 km away from Yan’s House Hotel.
Other than its rich natural and cultural charms, Bali also has the most favourite water park in Asia (TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice 2016), which is the 2nd best throughout the world. Take your entire family with you and enjoy your moment with together them here. The Park opens every day (except during Nyepi Holiday) from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., and it is only 0.5 km away from Yan’s House Hotel.
Want to shop for your daily needs during your vacation in Bali? Not far from the hotel are several shopping centres that provide for all your needs: Discovery Mall, Beachwalk, or Lippo Mall Kuta.
The Pasih Perahu area in Banjar Segara, Kuta, was used as a minor port in the 13th century. It is located in the T-junction of Jalan Kartika Plaza and Jalan Wana Segara. To honour their ancestors who landed there, a miniature boat that encloses a water source was built in the temple Pura Pesanggrahan.
Located in the corner of Jalan Blambangan and Jalan Padri Kuta in Banjar Temacun, Kuta, the vihara with its Chinese ornaments, lanterns, and characters on its walls is open for the public. The Dalai Lama himself visited the vihara in 1982.
Mads Lange’s Grave
This 3-meter monument, engraved with “Sacred to the Memory of Mads Johansen Lange”, is the marker for the grave of Mads Lange, who dedicated himself to the development of Kuta. It is located in the Eastern part of, next to the Tukad Mati, about 100 meters from the Ngurah Rai By Pass Road, Kuta. Mads Lange is immortalized in the street name Jalan Tuan Lange.
Poppies Restaurant/Warung Poppies
This restaurant started off as a tiny streetside diner offering simple dishes, Warung Jenik (“Jenik’s Diner”). The Balinese lady who owned the diner, Zenik “Jenik” Sukenny, met two American tourists, George and Bob, who became her partners in modifying the diner. The diner, located in Gang Poppies (“Poppies Alley”) since the 1970’s, was the first diner to open in Kuta. It is a silent witness to the historic development of Kuta, especially around Gang Poppies.
Bali Bombing Monument
In memory and as a prayer to the victims of the Bali Bombings in 2002 and 2005, the Bali Bombing Monument was constructed as a symbol of human sympathy. The monument, which is a landmark of Kuta, is engraved with the names of the 202 victims. It is located in Jalan Legian, right across the street from the site of the bombings.
“Barong” originated from the Sanskrit “Bahruang”, the sacred animal that protects goodness. The Balinese believe that the sacred Barong Dance, which they inherited from their ancestors, has deep spiritual values. The dancers use masks and costumes to enact the roles of beasts and giants. Watch the Barong Dance at Sari Wisata Budaya, Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 896A, Br. Kajeng Pemog, about 100 meter from the Statue of Dewa Ruci.
This theatre performs shows that integrate Balinese traditional dances, dramas, and illusions. The indoor theatre is outfitted with ACs to cool the audience for its daily shows, i.e. the 5 p.m. show for large group audiences, and the 8 p.m. show for public audiences. It is located in Jalan Kartika 8X, 2nd floor of the Kuta Centre.