About Legian

Kuta’s slightly less chaotic, more laidback older sister, Legian remains one of Southern Bali’s tourist hotspots, with some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

This is the place to eat, drink and relax on soft white sands, or laze by the pool in your FlipKey villa.

About Legian

The beach resort of Legian is a little more low key than lively Kuta, attracting a slightly older crowd, as well as surfers from across the globe.

This is definitely the place for a relaxing break, although you’ll find plenty of shops, bars and restaurants here, too. During the summer months, the beaches can get crowded and the nightlife is lively, although there’s not as much of a party atmosphere as there is in Kuta.

Legian attracts families, couples and groups of friends, many of whom have never visited Bali before, and the locals are welcoming, with most people speaking a good level of English. Nevertheless, learning a few words of Balinese and Indonesian will always be appreciated!

What to do

The main attraction here is the beach, and Legian Beach is said to be one of the best places to watch the sunset in Bali. Surfers head for the renowned surf school at Double Six Beach.

Shopping for souvenirs in Bali can be a hit and miss affair, but the best place to practice your haggling skills is Merta Nadi Art Market! Here you’ll find handicrafts and souvenirs including Batiks, Wayang shadow puppets and Balinese wood carvings.

For a family day out, Dream Museum Zone Bali is a popular choice. This 3D art museum is packed with cool 3D murals for some of the best vacation photos you’ve ever seen.

It’s possible to eat cheaply (and well) in Legian, and for the best traditional mie goreng or nasi goreng, the street food cafes offer friendly service and delicious dishes.

Top Legian travel tips

For guaranteed sunshine and little chance of rain, come to Bali from April-June or in September – January is the wettest month, with little chance of relaxing on the beach!

A 10-minute walk along the beach takes you to Seminyak – the fresh produce market here on Jalan Sri Rama opens early and is the best place to shop for cooking supplies.

Walking is the best way to get around Legian, and to avoid the chaotic traffic, walking along the beach is a recommended. Taxis can be expensive, but you can always rent a bike or motorbike to explore further afield.

Beautiful beaches, authentic Indonesian food and lively nightlife… Legian is the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation in Bali. Check out FlipKey’s collection of vacation rental properties and you could be lounging by the pool of your villa, or relaxing in a contemporary apartment in no time!