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    Legian is a beachfront town in South Bali, located north of Kuta and south of Seminyak.

    Stretching north from Kuta, Legian
    offers the same easy access to shops
    and bars but a slightly more relaxed
    and less chaotic feeling. It is a low-key
    area where you can still get the low
    prices of Kuta without some of the
    hassle. The northern area of Legian
    bordering Seminyak offers a bit of an
    escape from the crowds and is also a
    popular surf beach.

    This is a small area fronting the beach
    which stretches from Jalan Melasti
    (where Kuta ends), north to Jalan
    Arjuna (better known as Jalan Double
    Six) where Seminyak begins. Most of the popular Legian hotels are on or close to the beach. The whole of Legian is
    no bigger than a few blocks in a large city, but despite its small size, this area has a very high profile with visitors
    due to the lovely beach frontage, and proliferation of mid-market hotels.

    The most popular stretch of Legian Beach is at the bottom of Jalan Padma, and is sometimes called Padma Beach. It
    is more relaxed than Kuta, has a better and less crowded surf break, and is home to many nice vendors selling beers
    under umbrellas. There is easy parking here for Rp 1,000 per motorbike.
    There is a long north-south road between the beachfront hotels and the beach, which is only open for authorised
    vehicles when there is a ceremony being held. Otherwise it is a well paved footpath, and makes for an excellent
    walking route, allowing users an easy beach-side stroll along to restaurants, bars and nightclubs on Double Six
    The main road is Jalan Legian which can get very jammed indeed. All roads to the beach run westwards, more or
    less perpendicular to Jalan Legian.
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    Get in
    The airport is located south of Legian
    and a taxi or car journey from there
    will take about will take about 20
    minutes. A pre-paid coupon taxi fare
    from the airport is Rp 55,000.
    Kuta and Seminyak are either side of
    Legian and you can walk, drive or bike
    in from both those areas.

    Get around                                                                  Map of 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.

    Aside from the obvious (the gorgeous beach!), there is not a great deal to see in Legian. It is a place where visitors
    stay, shop, eat, drink and go to the beach. Legian Beach is one of the best in Bali for viewing the sunset.


    The beach
    Head into the ocean with boogie boards (Rp 20,000/hour) and
    surfboards hired from at beach or take surfing lessons from the
    Surf School based at Blue Ocean beach. Quiksilver surf school
    offers lessons lasting 2.5 hours for Rp 390,000 (+62 361 791 2220,
    [1]). They also rent boards for Rp 50,000 per hour, but if you have
    taken lessons with them, you can get a reduced rate of Rp 20,000
    per hour. If renting from locals on the beach, be sure to use this
    fact to get a good price.

    On Saturday and Sunday evenings, the beach front is packed with
    tourists, expats, locals and motorbikes, with fire pois and
    musicians jamming on the beach - you'll be more than welcome to
    join in.
    Almost every evening at about 5PM a game of beach football
    begins right in front of de ja vu on Blue Ocean Beach. Visitors are
    normally welcomed if they want to join in.
    A more leisurely beach pursuit is to situate yourself, cocktail in
    hand, at one of the many beach front cafes on this stretch, and
    watch one of the world's great sunsets. Be in position by about
                                                                                         Surfboards on Legian Beach
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    Spas and treatments
    Informal massages, manicures, pedicures and hair braiding, are all widely available while you relax on the beach
    in this area.
    • Glow Spa At Mandira, Jalan Padma 2 (opposite Padma Hotel), Phone:+62 361 751381 [2], 10AM-8PM daily,
      From US$16, A spa Treatments based upon the principles of restoring balance, beauty and harmony to mind and
    • Legian Beach Spa, Jl Melasti (at the Legian Beach Hotel), Phone:+62 361 751711 [3], 9AM-7PM, From, A full
      range of treatments on offer including from basic therapeutic massage, to Javanese 'Lulur' body scrub and
      "Rempah and Honey" treatment, a traditional massage followed by a body mask of honey, clay, flowers and roots.
    • Talaga Spa, Jl Dewi Sri 16, Phone:+62 361 8733831 [4], 9AM-9PM, From US$45, A high end day spa offering a
      variety of treatments and packages lasting from 90 minutes to three hours. Specialise in the use of VCO (virgin
      coconut oil).

    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).
    There are two markets on Jalan Melasti. Close to the beach at the western end there is a large art market selling
    Balinese handicrafts and other items for tourists. You could easily buy all of your presents to take home in one visit
    here. At the eastern end where Jalan Melasti becomes Jalan Sri Wijaya, there is a morning fresh produce market
    which opens from about 5AM.

    Legian's beachfront restaurants are popular spots for sunset and people watching.

    You can get bakso (soup with meat balls), mie goreng (fried noodles) and nasi goreng (fried rice) from the small
    warungs (outdoor cafes) on the beach. Very cheap and very tasty.

    • Bali Beach Shack Bar & Restaurant, Jl Sahadewa 7, Phone:+62 819 36222010 [5], 11AM-midnight daily, Live
      music daily, Indonesian drag cabaret every Thur, Fri, Sat at 10:15PM and 11:15PM. Good service, Australian and
      Indonesian eats. Despite the name, it is not by the beach
    • Fresh Warung, Jl Legian, Legian (just south of Jl Melasti, right next door to Crown Restaurant), Phone:+62 813
      37573332, Fresh Warung specialises in local & international dishes. It is small but cheerful, clean & serves up
      well-priced quality food. Emi, the owner, is cheeky and provides great service.
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    • Gosha Bar and Restaurant, Jl Melasti 7,
      Phone:+62 361 759880 [6], A huge, cavernous
      restaurant. The ambience and set up is not great, but
      the food is very reliable and this is a popular eatery
      with Australian visitors especially. Been around
      since 1985. Broad menu offering seafood, western
      and Indonesian dishes.

    • Island Cafe, Jl Legian, Gang #19 (near Air Asia
      office), Phone:+62 813 5303 7096 [7], 7.30-10PM,
      Mon-Sun, From Rp 30,000, Italian coffee
      (Segafredo) , healthy food choices, Free WiFi and a
      relaxed environment. Wood fire pizza oven.
                                                                                 Indonesian Cuisine in Legian
    • Indo-National, Jl Padma 17, Legian, Phone:+62
      361 759883 [8], Mains Rp 25,000-70,000, Long-standing and popular Australian-run restaurant with a truly
      enormous menu. Simple Indonesian and western food, no great shakes but very reliable.
    • Ketupat, Jl Dewi Sri, Legian, Phone:+62 361 758969 [9], The second branch of this top notch Indonesian
      restaurant. Similar to the long-established Kuta venue, decked out in a traditional Javanese style and with the
      same menu. High quality tastes of Indonesia.
    • Lanai, Jl Blue Ocean (Jl Pantai Legian), Phone:+62 361 731 305, On the site that used to be Benny's Cafe, Lanai
      serves up big portions and has great views of the beach from the upstairs balcony.
    • Lemongrass Thai Restaurant, Jl Melasti, Legian, Phone:+62 361 73698652 [10], Dine in or takeaway Thai
    • Seaside(formerly Cafe Warna), Jl Pantai Legian 14, Now only open from mid afternoon. Food is decent,
      beachside setting very good indeed, and they have great bar. Closest restaurant to Hotel Jayakarta.
    • Tekor Bali, Jl Blue Ocean (Jl Pantai Legian), Phone:+62 361 735268, Broad Indonesian menu and all food is
      beautifully presented. Great for Balinese and Indonesian specialties: try the Bebek Betutu, slow-roasted duck with
      Balinese spices. Perhaps the best breakfast on the beach in Bali. Midrange prices (entree Rp 50,000- Rp 100,000)
      for upscale food, this is one of Bali's best bargains.
    • Waroeng Asia, Jl Arjuna 23, Legian, Phone:+62 361 7420202, Rp 20,000-70,000, Popular Thai restaurant with
      very affordable prices. Large range of mid-priced meals.
    • Zanzibar, Jl Pantai Arjuna, Phone:+62 361 733529 [11], A well-established restaurant with excellent Italian
      cuisine and especially good pasta dishes. Right on Blue Ocean beach. A great spot to watch all the action whilst
      enjoying a quality meal.
    • 66 Corner Restaurant & Cafe, Jl. Double Six/Jl. Werkudara 23, Phone:+62 361 730 403, Daily 8AM-11PM,
      From Rp 20,000, 66 Corner offers cuisine from all over the globe. Happy hours from 4-7PM with 30% off all
      beverages and free wifi is also available. Covers also all sports games live on big screen TV, such as rugby,
      soccer, F1 and many more. Movie nights are held on every Tues and Thur.
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    • de ja vu, Jalan Blue Ocean 7X (Jalan Pantai), Legian (Go to the beach end of Jalan Double Six, turn left and it is
      50 m on the left hand side), Phone:+62 361 733 777, A very happening beach-side dance bar. Popular with the pre
      Double Six crowd from about midnight-3AM. Lightweight clubwear is appropriate here and they can get sniffy
      about singlets and sandals. Check local listings for special events and name DJs.
    • Jaya Pub, Jl Legian (junction of Jl Legian and Jl Nakula - down a small lane, well signed), Phone:+62 361
      730937, This live music bar has been around forever and gives a distinct impression of being stuck in a timewarp.
      Still, the bands are fun and beer is cheap.
    • Monsoon, JL Werkudara (Nr Hotel Jayakarta), Phone:+62 361 762297, Opening in the afternoon and closing at
      1AM. Offers entertainment with a large collection of Retro Music Videos from 1964-2000. A good variety of
      Tapas and drinks are available all at reasonable prices. Selected smokers areas.
    • cobra mushroom, gang poppies 2, 100.000

                                   This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:

                                   Budget                             Under US$25

                                   Mid-range                          US$25-130

                                   Splurge                            Over US$130

    Squeezed between Kuta and Seminyak, this area has a wide variety of accommodation options, and especially so in
    the mid-range market. Legian is a bit more upmarket compared to the surfer and backpacker oriented Kuta, but
    distinctly downmarket from hip Seminyak.

    • Blue Ocean, Jl. Blue Ocean (Jl. Pantai Legian), This legendary surfie hangout from the 1970s remains an oasis
      of crustiness in the midst of the many mid-range hotels on Legian beachfront and beyond. For Rp 120,000/night
      you can get a large room with a couple of single beds or a double, an outdoor bathroom and kitchen facilities. No
      pool but the beach is right on the doorstep, you'll only get one thin blanket, toilet rolls and towels only if you ask,
      and a noisy fan. No extra charge for mosquitoes and dust. For Rp 30,000 more you can get A/C. The place has an
      ambience all of its own and the staff are a delight once you get through the door. You are likely to be told the
      place is full, but be persistent as there's nearly always a room available.
    • Sayang Maha Mertha Hotel, Jl. Melasti, Lebak Bene, Legian Klod, Phone:+62 361 751249 [12], From US$18,
      Technically in Kuta. Clean budget hotel, pool, inexpensive bar. Good backpacker vibe. Slightly overpriced, but
      can book online thru Hostelbookers.
    • Su's Cottages I, Jl. Pura Bagus Taruna (Jl Werkadura) No 532, Phone:+62 361 730324, Fax:+62 361 762202
      [13], From Rp 275.000, This popular hotel has a tiny pool and friendly staff. It's located only 3 min from Legian
      beach. The cheapest rooms come with hot water, breakfast and TV. For a bit more you get A/C as well. Has wifi
      but not in rooms and costs 15,000Rp/hour. A lot of long term expatriates stay here.
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    Mid-range accommodation abounds in Legian and there is an almost endless selection. Shop around and look for the
    best deals. Outside of the peak seasons you can get substantial discounts from decent beachfront hotels in this area.
    • All Seasons Legian(Formerly the Bali Dwira Hotel), Jl Padma Utara, Phone:+62 361 767688, Fax:+62 361
      756197 [14], From US$73, . A bright and breezy contemporary hotel. In-house spa, restaurant and bar and a large
      swimming pool. Excellent value for money and in a convenient location.
    • Bali Mandira, Jl Padma No. 2, Phone:+62 361 751381 [15], From US$65, Nicely situated hotel at the beach end
      of Jl Padma. Beach views and good dining options.
    • Bali Matahari Hotel, Jl Melasti, Gang Lebak Bene, Legian, Phone:+62 361 763707 [16], From US$33, 44 rooms
      with basic amenities, restaurant, swimming pool, wifi available.
    • Courtyard Hotel and Apartments, Jl Werkudara 14, Phone:+62 361 750242 [17], From US$100, Good value
      rooms and 1-2 apartments in a small complex with full hotel facilities. Nice pool and passable coffee shop. The
      apartments all have an equipped mini-kitchen.
    • Dewa Bharata Kuta, Jl legian kuta bali, Phone:+62 361 751764, Fax:+62 361 751764 [18], From US$40,
      equipped with large swimming pool, restaurant with free wifi.
    • Hotel Jayakarta, Jl Werkudara, Phone: +62 361 751433 [19], Huge hotel which is a long time favourite with
      families from Australian and New Zealand. It has seen better days though and is looking more than a bit tired.
      Has a club section [20] which offers managed timeshare service apartments with kitchens for nightly rental from
      Rp 850,000.
    • The Island Hotel, Jl Padma Utara, Gang Abdi #18, Phone:+62 361 762722 [21], From Rp 500,000, 10 double
      rooms with cableTV and ensuite. For the budget conscious, there is are 2 dorms available from Rp 200,000 (low
      season), Rp 250,000 (high) incl tax/free cont.breakfast. Dorm has a personal locker and good personal space. If
      you book 3 nights or more, you can receive a free airport pickup. Infinity pool, cafe, Free high speed WiFi
      throughout and massage services.
    • Kumala Pantai, Jl Werkudara,, Phone:+62 361 755500 [22], From Rp 600,000, On the beach and the standard of
      service and decor is high for the price.
    • Puri Dewa Bharata Hotel & Villas, Jl Nakula No. 11, Legian/Seminyak, Phone:+62 361 730425 [23], From
      US$39, Budget clean hotel on the northern border of Legian where it meets Seminyak.
    • Puri Raja, Jl Padma Utara, Legian, Phone:+62 361 755902 [24], From US$65, Recently refurbished , pleasant
      grounds , good value and has loyal regulars.
    • Rama Garden Hotel, Jl Padma [25], From US$71, This place has been around a long time and has well
      appointed rooms and notably good service.
    • Sara Residence, Jl Nakula 9 (Jl Dewi Sri or Jl Sunset, turn left, 100 meters from junction, on left side),
      Phone:+62 361 738999 [26], From US$80, A modern style block with 14 apartments with 2-3 bedroom options.
      Elevator, swimming pool in a landscaped garden, daily breakfast included, free wifi, 24 hr security.
    • Suri Wathi Hotel, Jl Sahadewa 12, Phone:+62 361 753162 [27], US$25-45, A popular, cheap and cheerful hotel
      right in the centre of the hustle and bustle of Legian. A range of double or twin A/C rooms. Quite a large pool and
      simple restaurant. 5 min walk to the beach.
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    • Bali Niksoma, Jl Padma Utara, Phone:+62 371 751946 [28], From US$225, A boutique hotel on the beach which
      would happily be at home in chic Seminyak. Beautifully designed with top quality spa, restuarant and large pool.
      The rooms are contemporary in design and decoration. Forty four rooms in the main building and then several
      detached cottages including a private 2 bedroom villa.
    • Maharta Bali, Jl. Padma Utara, Phone:62 361 752946 [29], Rates start at USD 100.00, All rooms have
      air-conditioner, private toilet and shower, cable TV, refrigerator, mini bar, coffee/tea maker, balcony/terrace,
      telephone, writing desk, complimentary bottled mineral water, iron and ironing board. Some of its facilities are
      spa, restaurant, bars, wedding venues, swimming pool and garden.
    • Padma Resort Bali at Legian, Jl Padma No1, Legian (On the beach at the end of Jl Padma) [30], From US$220,
      Very good spot right on Legian Beach. Recent renovations at have seen it gain a modern and fresh feel after a
      period when it was looking very faded. In-house spa, gym and restaurant that serves very good breakfast.
    • Outrigger OCN Apartments, Jl Blue Ocean (Jl Pantai Legian) 88x, Legian, Phone: +62 361 737400 [31], From
      US$197, A huge apartment hotel right on the beach. Offers one and 2 bedroom apartments with 4 star standard
      hotel facilities.
    • Ramada Resort Camakila, Jl Padma Utara, Phone:+62 361 752877, Fax:+62 361 752870 [32], From US$145,
         • <sleep name="Villa Naga Maya" alt="" address="Jl Werkudara, Gg Arjuna 7B, Legian" directions=""
           phone="+62 361 763387" url="http://www.villanagamaya.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="From
           $US150" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">These holiday villas have resort amenities and provide nice gardens,
           elegant pools and a traditional Balinese atmosphere. The swimming pool has a unique water curtain and is
           surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. Nestled back in the quite lanes of Legian, 400 m from Legian beach.

    Go next
    • The airport is only a 20 min drive from Legian and once you are out of the often congested streets close to the
      beach, this area is well connected to the main road network of the island.
    • Walk 10 min north along the beach and sample one of Semniyak's super chic restaurants.

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Description: Stretching north from Kuta, Legian offers the same easy access to shops and bars but a slightly more relaxed and less chaotic feeling. It is a low-key area where you can still get the low prices of Kuta without some of the hassle. The northern area of Legian bordering Seminyak offers a bit of an escape from the crowds and is also a popular surf beach.