Legian Beach is the stretch of gold and silver sand that continues north of the coast of famous Kuta Beach, and ends just where Seminyak Beach starts. Set between these 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.
And with fewer crowds and lower tides compared to its sister beach resorts, Legian is a perfect place to relax. Nevertheless, there are a handful of highlights not to miss, and here we present you with the top five attractions to experience while in and around Legian.
- Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Bathe & Breakfast with the Elephants
- Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
- Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion
- Romantic Aristocat Evening Cruise with 5-Course Dinner
- Bali White Water Rafting at Telaga Waja River
- Fast-Track Waterbom Bali Admission
- Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip
- Private East Coast Tour
- Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour
Waterbom Bali is easily Bali and Indonesia’s best water park. The recreational site is within an approximate 20-minute taxi ride from the main Legian hub. Just across the road from the Discovery Shopping Mall on Kuta’s Jalan Kartika Plaza, its complete range of waterslides and lush tropical garden grounds make it a favourite weekend and holiday destination.
Waterbom Bali provides plenty of thrills, from the Climax ‘super-loop’ body slide, Superbowl, Boomerang, Smashdown, Race Track, and other adrenaline-pumping slides. The leafy grounds provide ample shade, and various canteens and open-air restaurants offer international and Indonesian selections of snacks and wholesome meals. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 11:00 – 19:00, Sat 13:00 – 18:00
- Location: Jl. Kartika Plaza, South Kuta, Tuban
- Tel: +62 (0)361 755 676
Rip Curl School of SurfBlue Ocean Beach, Jalan Arjuna, Legian
The Rip Curl School of Surf is Asia's leading board riding school. One of the leading surf brands, Rip Curl set up a base for its surf school in Legian in 1998. It has an international reputation for offering the finest services, facilities and consistently perfect learning conditions. The school offers courses at all levels in surfing, wakeboarding, kite surfing, windsurfing, tow-in and stand-up paddle board. Legian’s waves are not as crowded as Kuta in the south and provide you with slightly better conditions for learning.
After around four hours of guidance from Rip Curl’s experienced team of instructors, you’ll get a clearer understanding of the techniques, the form, and positioning on the board, and most importantly find your way on the waves. You can have fun with the soft boards after the course to hone your newly acquired skills. Read More...
- Tel: +62 (0)361 735 858
Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) Bali is a fun and interactive art gallery featuring a vast collection of three-dimensional, life-size murals for visitors to pose and play with. The gallery features a rich array of masterfully painted artworks that each serves as interactive backdrops for illusory three-dimensional photography. There are an impressive total of 120 unique artworks in 14 different categories spread over three levels, which provide a full-day of discovery and creativity. The museum is located on Jalan Nakula, right off the junction of Jalan Dewi Sri and Kuta’s Sunset Road, and just down the street from the TS Suites in Seminyak. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
- Location: Jl. Nakula No. 33X, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 849 6220
Legian Beach also comprises a central coastline known as Double Six Beach, which is also referred to casually as Blue Ocean Beach, located north of the Jayakarta Hotel and borders the Seminyak Beach area. The beach itself has a more relaxed scene compared to the neighbouring beaches, with gold and silver sand that starts from Jalan Melasti to Jalan Werkudara. You can go for a swim, take a surfing lesson, simply soak up some sun with a good read, or play or watch afternoon beach volleyball and soccer matches in time for the dramatic sunsets.
One of the most popular haunts for partygoers, long since the Double Six Club and the AJ Hackett Bungy site evolved into a five-star resort complex, occasional rave beach parties with famous DJs and live bands continue to entertain at the many existing venues such as the Cocoon Beach Club and Bahiana. Read More...
Armada Flow House offers fun flow riding action and a relaxed dining spot in Kuta. Designed to offer year-round waves, it features a Flow Rider which lets you practice or show off with ease – just take your pick between a body board and a flow board. The effort level is ideal for adults and children alike, which makes this Flow House a great choice for family outings. Prices start at IDR 300,000 (USD 22) per hour. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00, Fri - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
- Location: Jalan Dewi Sri No. 72, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 475 3055
5GX Bali Reverse Bungy offers an adrenaline-inducing “reverse bungee” experience in Kuta. You simply hop on and fasten your seatbelts and experience the indescribable rush of being catapulted high up into the air at the mind-boggling speed of 200km/h. As their slogan has it, 5GX offers the only legal way to “get high in Bali.” Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 03:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Legian, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)878 6063 5464
Double Six Beach, also referred to as ‘Blue Ocean Beach’, is a half-kilometre stretch of golden-white sand that is part of the whole length of Seminyak Beach. The beach connects the northernmost strip of Legian, also referred to as ‘Blue Ocean Beach’ and Seminyak’s southernmost beachfront of The Oberoi Bali resort, which is often referred to simply as ‘Oberoi Beach’. Part of Jalan Double Six (also known as ‘Jalan Arjuna’), one of Legian’s main beach side streets, runs parallel the beach, lined with hip bars and restaurants.
Double Six Beach is publicly accessible (entry fees are only for motorists coming from ‘downtown’ Legian, which also includes parking at IDR 5,000 or less than a dollar), and you can simply walk down to the beach if you’re staying at Legian’s Hotel Kumala Pantai, Ananta Legian, The Jayakarta Bali, or the namesake Double Six Luxury Hotel. Right on the beachfront, you’ll find beachfront dining spots offering all-day dining. However, the real crowds come sunset time, with the likes of La Plancha spreading colourful parasols, beach bags and even mini tables on the sand. You won’t find any exclusively gay beaches in Bali, but Double Six was (and still is) popular among gay visitors and locals. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Double Six (Jalan Arjuna), Seminyak
Pandora Experience Bali offers fun escape game adventures with its specially designed rooms in Kuta. Designed for teams of 2 to 10 people, you are put into thrilling scenarios where you’ll have to work as a team to solve puzzles, face endless surprises and discover hidden passages in order to escape the room in 2 hours or less. The games are bound to give your brains a good workout and get your adrenaline rushing. The games also serve as a great teambuilding activities, making it ideal for family vacations as well as corporate outings. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 20:00
- Location: Jalan Dewi Sri 45D, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)878 6225 1822
Legian comprises several shopping streets lined with local boutiques and notable art markets. Among them is Jalan Mertanadi and Jalan Melasti, the former featuring a large art market which features almost everything from knock-off brand sunglasses to the popular Bintang beer shirts and singlets. There are also unique handicraft items and knick-knacks that serve as great souvenirs for the folks back home, and it’s convenient as you don’t need to travel far to the other central Bali art markets that have become shopping destinations.
If you want to experience the real deal, the Legian art markets are a shopping trip you must try, but always remember to be calm when haggling; take a careful look at things you want to buy, and of course, start bargaining a third of the offered price, then up. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 21:00
- Location: along Jalan Melasti, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 736 628
Ground Zero Memorial
The Ground Zero monument sits on the border of Kuta and Legian, built as a permanent site and tribute to the fallen victims of the 2002 Legion bombing. It takes over the site of the destroyed Paddy's Pub that once stood famous on the main Legian road. The bar was reborn further down along Jalan Legian, named ‘Paddy's: Reloaded’ and continues to attract partygoers to the new venue that is open on all four sides, with a high roof and hard tiled floors, giving it a light and airy feel.
The Ground Zero memorial is made of intricately carved sandstone, set with a large marble plaque bearing the names and nationalities of the victims. The monument is well maintained by the local government and is illuminated at night. A memorial ceremony takes place every year on October 12 to honour the victims, hosted jointly by the Indonesian and Australian governments.
- Location: in front of the White Rose Hotel, Jalan Legian