One of the first areas to undergo major development as a tourist destination, Kuta remains as one of the most important cities in Indonesia. North of the Nusa Dua Peninsula that includes Kuta, Jimbaran, and Sanur, tourist development is restricted to preserve Balinese culture and natural resources. The district drew international attention when 202 lives were lost to suicide bombers in 2002. Today, the area is popular amongst Australians and Southeast Asian backpackers and internationally known for its surfing, beaches, and luxury resorts. Spas, yoga, and bars are also highly popular, yet affordable activities. Kuta is known as “Sunset Beach” because it faces west, as opposed to Sanur’s “Sunrise Beach” which faces east — a picturesque memory in either locale.