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Legian Bali Guide

My guide to Legian Bali, including the best places to stay, eat, visit and have fun. Legian is the next town north of Kuta and south of Seminyak located on the west coast of Bali, it is generally the more upmarket area compared to Kuta, but not as up market as Seminyak.
This is where Kuta blends into Seminyak with lots of restaurants, bars and markets but you can still find a bargain.

Legian is a suburban and beach area on the west coast of Bali just north of Kuta and south of Seminyak the area between Jl. Melasti and Jl. Dhyana Pura. Administratively it is a subdistrict of Kuta District of Badung Regency

The Legian area is full of shops from street markets to designer brands, and is a little more hip yet still affordable. Legian beach continues on from Kuta Beach, but you’ll find more sun chairs by the water. Legian offers lots of outdoor dining.

Don’t forget to enjoy a sunset cocktail at one of the many beachfront resorts or bars.

Legian beach is set between two of Bali’s most famous beaches, Legian has a mix of the surfing Mecca scenes of Kuta and the partying crowd of Seminyak, and is an ideal recreational place where you can shop, swim and go for leisurely walks along boutique and restaurant lined streets.

When to Visit Legian

Peak travel: Jun–Sep & mid-Dec to early Jan.
Climate: warm & tropical year-round, with a rainy season Oct–Mar.
Travelers typically stay 4–9 days.
Click here to learn the best time for you to come to Bali.

Getting to Legian

Most of Legian can be covered on foot if you are not in a hurry, but taxis are plentiful as are motorbike rental outlets. Expect to pay Rp 50,000 to 80,000 per day for renting a motorbike.

Rental cars, with English-speaking driver, are available for Rp 500,000 per ten hour day. This includes petrol and parking fees

By Plane:

Ngurah Rai International Airport, The airport is located south of Legian and a taxi or car journey from there will take about will take about 20 minutes.
Tip: Keep an eye out at Buy That Flight for Cheap Bali Flights

By Taxi / Uber:

Metered taxis (taksi berargo) are ubiquitous on the streets of Legian and are a relatively cheap and reliable way to get around, especially at night. Avoid any taxi where the driver refuses to put the meter on.
See our tips:
Taxi’s in Bali , Uber in Bali

By Car / Bike:

Legian is reached by the main Jalan Ngurah Rai bypass from points north (Denpasar, Sanur and Ubud), and south (Jimbaran, Nusa Dua and Uluwatu).

By Bus:

Legian is connected by bus routes from all areas of Bali. There are various scheduled shuttle services including Perama. Perama shuttle buses to Kuta leave from Sanur, Ubud, Candidasa, Padang Bai and Lovina.

Accommodation in Legian

Kuta offers a wide rage of accommodation and places to stay. From Luxury resorts to cheap hotels. 3 Star Hotel Average $35 a night

Budget Accommodation (Under $25)

  • Blue Ocean
  • Sayang Maha Mertha Hotel
  • Su’s Cottages I
  • Grandmas Hotel Legian
  • The Loft

Mid Range Accommodation ($25-$130)

  • Rama Garden Hotel
  • All Seasons Legian
  • Bali Mandira
  • Bali Matahari Hotel
  • Courtyard Hotel and Apartments
  • Dewa Bharata Kuta
  • Hotel Jayakarta
  • The Island Hotel
  • Kumala Pantai
  • Puri Dewa Bharata Hotel & Villas
  • Puri Raja
  • Sara Residence
  • Suri Wathi Hotel
  • White Rose Hotel & Villas
  • Sun Island Hotel & Spa Legian
  • Aquarius Star Hotel
  • Ossotel Legian

More Expensive Accommodation ($100+)

  • Ossotel Legian
  • Bali Niksoma
  • Maharta Bali
  • The Padma Hotel
  • Outrigger OCN Apartments
  • Ramada Resort Camakila

Legian Beaches – Live Cam

Balibelly.com’s Kuta Beach Surf Cam provides surfers with a real-time visual reading of conditions at Kuta Beach, Bali. Every 10 minutes the camera takes a tour from Kuta Reef – Kuta – Halfway – Benesari – Padma – Legian. It is hosted by Pullman Hotel.

Kuta Beach Live Cam:

Legian Bars and Clubs

Legian offers so many cheap bars and clubs its hard to choose where to go. Once the sun sets you’ll see Kutas Night life spark into action. So are Clubbing venues open till 4am. Keep an eye out for some of these places

Popular Bars & Clubs

  • Bounty
  • MBarGo
  • Eikon
  • TAO rooftop bar
  • Apache Reggae Bar
  • Greenbox
  • de ja vu
  • Jaya Pub
  • Monsoon
  • Topix Asia Bar & Restaurant

Jalan Legian bars

Jalan Legian between Poppies Gang I & II is the main party area and things tend to get going around midnight and go until 3-4AM. The biggest venues are:

  • The Bounty
  • Eikon
  • The Engine Room
  • Mbargo
  • Vi Ai Pi
  • 61 Legian
  • Apache Reggae Bar

Things to do in Legian

Legian Beach offers a handful of highlights not to miss, are some of the top attractions to experience while in and around Legian.

  • Legian beach
  • Surf School
  • Bali Bombing Memorial
  • Party at the local night clubs
  • Shop, Shop and Bargin

Restaurants in Legian

In between the intertwining lanes, an assortment of restaurants and bars share the scene offering a seemingly endless mix of local and international cuisine. From five star beach resorts to burger joints, Legian has it all.

Budget Food:

  • Tigo puti minang

Mid Range Food:

  • Bali Beach Shack Bar & Restaurant
  • Fresh Warung
  • Gosha Bar and Restaurant
  • Island Cafe
  • Indo-National
  • Ketupat
  • Lanai
  • Lemongrass Thai Restaurant
  • Seaside
  • Tekor Bali
  • Waroeng Asia
  • Zanzibar
  • 66 Corner Restaurant & Cafe

Our Restaurant Favourites:

  • Pearl French Restaurant
  • Donbiu
  • Mozzarella by the Sea
  • Blue Ocean Restaurant
  • Teko Bali
  • Mamas German Restaurant
  • The Kopi Pot
  • Dejavu Kitchens
  • Five Monkeys Bali
  • Balkanika Macedonian
  • Moo Moos
  • Garlic Lane

Shopping in Legian

Legian is crammed full of shops selling everything from the latest designer surfware to Balinese souvenirs to take home. This is a shopping destination. Covering the main shopping area in Legian will not take too long. It encompasses Jalan Melasti, Jalan Padma, Jalan Werkudara and Jalan Arjuna, all of which run perpendicular to Jalan Legian on the beach side. Jalan Padma is especially good for beads, shell work and other similar trinkets. Jalan Arjuna is lined with small stores selling sarongs and fabrics. On Jalan Legian look for slightly more upmarket boutiques, and the ubiquitous surfwear/sportswear stores (although the larger of these are in neighbouring Kuta).

Bargain Shopping:

Jalan Arjuna
Jalan Padma

More Upmarket

Jalan Legian