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 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.