Legian travel and tourist guide
Located on the border with bustling Kuta, the beach resort of Legian is a more peaceful and refined place. It attracts a higher proportion of package tourists and young families. It is rather compact and built up, sandwiched between the aforementioned Kuta and Seminyak to the north, but the beach has soft golden sand and is extremely wide in parts.
Legian is the sort of place where a few short days can easily turn into weeks. It offers the best of both worlds with a relaxing village style ambience yet has excellent infrastructure, dining and accommodation options. You can also enjoy sea kayaking and windsurfing just offshore and there are always organised games of beach soccer and volleyball taking place in the early evening.
Legian is also a great base to enjoy full day excursions into Bali’s cultural heartland with scores of organised tours leaving daily to all over the island including Ubud and volcanoes...more
Legian has a great range of family-friendly accommodation boasting stylish creature comforts and lots of rewarding amenities in luxurious resorts with dramatic ocean views...more
Legian Beach has the perfect combination of lounging all day in the sun and then kicking back with a cocktail and gazing at a spectacular ocean sunset - what could be better?...more
The nightlife scene is laid back and a little self consciously stylish, centred around a host of trendy beachfront lounges and a couple of huge dance clubs...more
Take your pick from hearty home cooking, trendy snack bars or elegant fine dining with evocative Balinese dance shows. You certainly won’t go hungry in Legian with so much to try...more
There is like nothing rounding off a long hot day with an invigorating massage or exotic body treatment at one of Legian’s flagship spas with all manner of treatments available...more
The village is made up of a maze of winding lanes filled with small boutiques and specialty stores which offer hand crafted souvenirs, textiles and original artwork...more
Legian boasts excellent road links to the capital Denpasar and beyond and is second only to Kuta for the frequency of scheduled tourist bus services going island-wide...more
Legian guide - surfing, dining and pampering
This is where most of the action takes place day and night. There is a vibrant surfing scene with a dozen or so surf schools based here and several pro-am surfing competitions held annually.
The waves are consistent and the beach is far less crowded than in Kuta and affords a more rewarding time for beginners.
In Legian Village itself, things are even calmer with a few relaxing traditional style pubs and karaoke bars. One of Legian’s major attractions is its excellent shopping opportunities. Expect classy yet affordable boutique resorts and award winning five star properties right on the beach.
Eating out is always a real pleasure and the variety of cuisine and ambience is as rich and diverse as anywhere in Bali.
There is sure to be an indulgent treat for everyone in Legian spas with exotic body masks, herbal baths, pedicures, reflexology and much more besides.
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