Located about 15 minutes from Ngurah Rah International Airport, on Bali’s West Coast. North of Kuta, South of Seminyak.
If you want to be in the main tourist destinations of Bali, and have shops, markets, lots of food options and the beach at your doorstep then it’s for you. If you came to Bali to see beautiful beaches or rice fields, then your probably best looking into Ubud, Jimbaran, Uluwatu or the North or East coast of Bali.
The Ugly Truth
- Busy with plenty of tourists
- Traffic can be congested
The Silver Lining
- Good location if you want to spend most your time between Kuta, Legian and Seminyak.
- Lot’s of shops and restaurants on hand.
- You can see a pretty nice sunset on the beach.
Legian has surfing lessons available, music on the weekends and always a massage at the ready. There are many beachfront restaurants and bars and easy access to shops. At the beach end of Jalan Melasti is a large market selling traditional Balinese items and souvenirs.
Kuta and Seminyak are close by, so you could go to Kuta to shop or go to Waterbom Park, and you can also easily access Seminyak for more boutique high end shopping, art gallery’s and fine dining.
- Kuta and Seminyak are right next door
- Ngurah Rai International Airport is 15 mins south
- Jimbaran is 30 mins south (depending on traffic)
- Uluwatu is 45 mins south (depending on traffic)
- Ubud is about 1.5 hrs away
Things To Do
Plenty of options for the normal activities, eating, sleeping, shopping, swimming. For those unique activities, such as bike riding through traditional villages, or relaxing on a beach that feels like your own, you will need to venture out.
A Day In Legian
Morning: Spend the morning walking the streets looking for a bargain
Lunch: Have lunch at one of the restaurants that line the beach
Afternoon: Relax at the beach with a chair, umbrella and a Bintang
Sunset: Stay at the beach to watch a beautiful Balinese sunset
Night: Try another of the beach restaurants and bars to take you into the night
Tip: Legian is close to Kuta and Seminyak, so you could easily go between the three places…
- Learning to Surf
- Budget to mid-range eats
- Bars and Nightclubs