If you want to be in the main tourist destinations of Bali, and have shops, markets, 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 you’re probably best looking into Ubud, Jimbaran, Uluwatu or the North or East coast of Bali, either as an alternative or combining it with Legian.
There are plenty of things to do in Legian, including shopping, swimming, eating out, massages, and surfing lessons. At the beach end of Jalan Melasti is a large market selling traditional Balinese items and souvenirs.
Legian would be a good option if you wanted to stay in Seminyak but it was over the budget. Or if you wanted to be near Kuta but not stay right there. Legain offers great value for money.
Depending on traffic… Kuta and Seminyak are walkable or a short taxi. Ngurah Rai International Airport is 15 mins south. Jimbaran is 30 mins south. Uluwatu is 45 mins south. Ubud is about 1.5 hrs away.
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 galleries, cafes and fine dining.
Another option is visiting Tanah Lot, a Balinese Temple on the coast. You could do a day trip to Ubud although I think staying there would be much more enjoyable. And then there is always a tasty seafood dinner on the beach in Jimbaran.
FEEL // Busy, touristy and laid-back at the same time.
BEST FOR // Sunsets, budget to mid-range eats, bars and clubs, shopping, learning to surf.
LOCATION // About 20 minutes from the airport on Bali’s West Coast. North of Kuta, South of Seminyak.
GET THERE // Legian is about 20 minutes from the airport, depending on traffic. You can get a taxi from the official airport stand at the airport when you arrive, or arrange a transfer with your hotel. If you’re coming from another area in Bali, you can take a taxi or a private driver if you want to stop off along the way.
GET AROUND // The best way to get around Legian is walking. Otherwise, Bluebird taxi’s are the way to go to get a little further.
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.
ACCOMMODATION // Predominantly budget to mid-range hotels and villas, with some luxury hotel options. Read More.
TYPE OF HOLIDAY // Fun, Friends, Family, Couples.
READ MORE // Find all of our Legian Blog Posts here.
A Day In Legian
Morning: Spend the morning walking the streets looking for a bargain
Lunch: Have lunch at Nalu Bowls or Shelter Cafe
Afternoon: Relax at the beach
Sunset: Stay at the beach to watch a beautiful Balinese sunset
Night: Have dinner in Legian or Seminyak and try one of the beach bars.
Tip: Legian is close to Kuta and Seminyak, so you could easily go between the three places…