Bali is so plentiful in rich attractions and activities that it’s easy to miss the number-one tourist attraction. Could it be the Sacred Monkey Forest and temple of Ubud, or the majestic temple tour of Tanah Lot? No, actually, by terms of sheer numbers, Kuta Beach, in the far southern reach of Bali, draws the most visitors!

The district of Kuta is a very well-developed city, just like anyplace in the Western world. Its commercial district is densely lined with shops and boutiques, lined with shaggy palm trees. It was the first, out of all Balinese locations, to see the beginning of the tourist boom. Outside of the main town area, called Legian, there is the suburb of Seminyak, where many emigrants settle. There is also the area Tuban, lined with tourist-oriented businesses as well.