Kuta beach is one of the most popular beach tourist spots and becomes the main destination in Lombok Island of Indonesia. The beach has sparkling white sand with beautiful scenery and is located in Kuta village, Lombok. The village becomes a very famous tourist attraction spot places and main destination since the establishment of numerous new hotels, restaurants, the center of spa, and local handicraft stalls around the beach.
Besides the natural beauty, there is also a Sasak ceremony which is always held by local people in Lombok every year and is called Bau Nyale Ceremony.
In the ceremony, sailors at sea looking for worms of Nyale specified a place. According to legend, there was a princess named Princess Mandalika. She was famous as a pretty daughter from the kingdom in Lombok, which has a lot of princes and youth who want to marry her. It was not so easy to choose one of them and she rejected every one.
Princess Mandalika could not make any decisions and desperate. She did not choose one applicant and plunged into the sea. Princess Mandalika previously promised that she would come back every year. The hair was long and disheveled from princess Mandalika was believed by local people that it becomes the worm of Nyale.