5 Best Attractions in Legian
Best Things to See in Legian
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.
- Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour
- Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
- Private Sunset at Tanah Lot Temple with Dinner
- Kintamani Volcano, Ubud & Barong Dance Performance
- Whitewater Rafting on the Ayung River
- Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Private East Coast Tour
- Bali Hai Dolphin Cruise
- Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip
- Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion
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.0
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...
3Rip Curl School of Surf Blue Ocean Beach, Jalan Arjuna, Legian0
- 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
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.
4Legian Art Markets0
- Tel: +62 (0)361 735 858
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.
5Ground Zero Memorial0
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 21:00
- Location: along Jalan Melasti, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 736 628
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
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