Legian Bali is one of the most action-packed tourist areas on the island. Unlike Seminyak, which features upscale dining and shopping spots as well as luxurious accommodations, Legian offers a laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere. Ready to take a virtual tour of Legian and find out what to check out? Check out our recommendations below:
Legian is all about the beach! Legian Beach is a fantastic wide strip of beach lined with drink sellers, surfboard rentals and loungers to spend the day on. Play in the sand or take a leisurely stroll on the strip to see all the action.
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Aside from the beachfront hotels, resorts and restaurants, the beach presents plenty of activities for the whole family. You can go surfing with the kids; rent a kayak or play beach volleyball before watching the famous Bali sunset.
Surfing in Legian
Pick up a new skill on your Bali vacation and learn how to surf the Legian waves. There are loads of surf schools and local guys who teach tourists to surf on the beach and customized lessons are available for individuals and group classes.
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Legian is the perfect surf spot for beginners because the waves are small and there is plenty space for lots of beginners. If you’re considering signing up the kids for surf lessons, we recommend reputable surf schools like Rip Curl School of Surf, Bali Green Surf School and Ombak Legian Surf Academy. Apart from surfing, these schools offer wakeboarding, windsurfing, kite surfing, and paddle boarding lessons too!
• Rip Curl School of Surf
• Bali Green Surf School
• Ombak Legian Surf Academy
Spend the Day at Azul Beach Club
Azul Beach Club is smack bang in the middle of the Legian/Padma strip and is the perfect place to spend a relaxing Sunday with the fam. During the week it’s reserved for ages 18+ so take advantage of the BBQ lunch, kids activities, infinity pool, jacuzzi and day beds for Rp325k and 50% off for kids under 12 years old. This includes a welcome cocktail and free flow soft drinks.
The kiddos made pizzas with the chef downstairs and made a couple of friends with other kids while the adults relaxed, soaked up the sun and enjoyed a cocktail.
Dream Museum Zone (DMZ), Bali
The Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) Bali is a fun and interactive art gallery boasting 120 three-dimensional life-sized murals. Take the kids out and show them a great time by taking loads of pictures with these interactive artworks. The artworks were created through joint efforts with Korean artists.
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The museum features three different levels and the artworks are divided into 14 categories or themes. You can spend the entire day taking pictures and discovering hidden nooks and crannies inside the museum. Special markings are placed on the floor to specify the best angles for a picture!
Bali Bombing Memorial
On October 22, 2001, a powerful blast killed 202 people in Kuta’s most popular tourist spots. The horrific terrorist attack was one of the deadliest in the country.
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A monument was erected to honor the victims, their names engraved on the structure. The Ground Zero is located on the border of Kuta and Legian. If you want to pay tribute to the 202 people who lost their lives on that day, we encourage you to visit the memorial.
Legian Art Markets
Legian features colorful shopping hubs, local boutiques and art markets. If you want to go shopping for local products, there are loads of shops along the Jalan Mertanadi and Jalan Melasti area. You can get anything from knockoff sunnies to gag gifts and clothes. These spots are perfect for gift shopping and scoring cool knickknacks and souvenirs.
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Kids will love all the bright colors and trinkets and you can treat them because everything is cheap! Most items do not have a fixed price so haggling is expected.
Legian Beach Festival
Each year, Legian Beach hosts a 3-day beach festival. During the festival, the beach is transformed into a colorful party place. Showcasing music, art and traditional culture, the Legian Beach Festival features loads of performance arts, demonstrations, exhibitions and other amazing activities. There are loads of exciting activities and games for kids and adults so do bring the whole family!
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When the sun goes down, local performers serenade the crowd with folk songs and traditional dances. If you love Indonesian cuisine, this is the perfect time to gorge! Food stalls as far as the eye can see are set up near the beach. You can sample some of the most popular or obscure regional dishes. Now in its 10th year, the Legian Beach festival will be held on August 14 to 16!
If you live for spa treatments, manicures and pedicures, you and the kids will be spoiled rotten with options in Legian! At every turn, there are spas and wellness centers that offer a host of body treatment and grooming services that suit any budget.
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Want to try something different? Try the fish spa, a quirky way to remove callouses and dead skin cells on the feet. Essentially, the fish spa involves dipping your feet in a small containment full of fish that feeds on dead skin cells. There are loads of fish spas in the Jalan Melasti and Jalan Legian area.
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We also love Glow Spa At Mandira because of the luxe body treatments and relaxing deep tissue massages. If you want to try the traditional Lulur body scrub, stop by Legian Beach Spa! Legian Beach Spa offers a range of body treatments including therapeutic massages and skin treatments.
There is No Shortage of Things to Do in Legian Bali
Legian is a fantastic base for families coming to Bali. There are tons of places to eat, play, shop and relax within walking distance of the numerous hotels. With everything right at your fingertips, all you have to do is enjoy your holiday!