KutaWe spent ten nights in Kuta, Bali.
Hotel LusaWe stayed at quiet hotel in Kuta called Hotel Lusa.
It had a nice pool and restaurant which serves basic but okay food. The staff in the restaurant and the reception were really nice and friendly. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble.
Wandering around the hotel yard - there were good views from the three storey building, old abandoned buildings and old gardens towards the rear of the hotel. They were fun to explore and wonder about their past and present useage
On exiting the hotel, we had nice coffee with Amelia and her mother Vicky, who ran a van with a coffee machine. Across the road were two good massage places. The better looking one did haircuts as well. I had a great cut and wash for 50 000R.
Crossing the main road, which ran parallel with the beach and then through a walled surrounded gateway and we were on the beach. This part of the beach was relatively quiet. The beach warungs were small with only a few chairs. We picked one with a nice old lady and had a few sunset beers there. It was very pleasant watching the sun set and the beach happenings silhouetted against a sinking sun.
People watching was a great pastime on the beach. Watching the sellers ply their goods, people sitting around on the sand, towels and on deck chairs, the learning to surf people learning and the experience surfers catching some good waves but dangerously close to other people, people quietly wandering the beach and a few who were spent a lot of time looking at themselves or doing things to be noticed. It was amazing watching people doing something like handstands then looking around to see who was watching them.
I'm not a fan of long term stay in an urban environment but as circumstances made that a necessity it was generally a good place to stay... nice hotel, staff and pool, good coffee and massage across the road, a few close by good restaurants, a short walk to the beach and a pleasant quiet position on the beach with a few waves to ride in warm water.