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Legian

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Legian Beach

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

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Legian Beach

LEGIAN This would have to be the number one choice of areas for people to stay in. Stretching north from Kuta, this area offers easy access to the shops and bars but a slightly more relaxed and less chaotic feeling. The northern area of Legian going towards Seminyak also offers a bit of an escape from the crowds and is also a popular surf beach.

This area basically stretches from Legian Beach Hotel up to Hotel Kumala Pantai or Double Six Road. Most of the popular hotels, such as Bali Mandira and Bali Padma, are on the beach along here. There is no proper road in front of the hotels, however there is a paved pathway between the hotels and the beach which is only open for authorised vehicles when there is a ceremony being held. This pathway acts like a boulevard and gives guests in this area the advantage of being able to stroll along this stretch to a number of restaurants, bars and nightclubs at the end of Double Six Road.

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Surf, shopping, party

Do

Head into the ocean with boogie boards (Rp20,000/hour)and surfboards (Rp50,000/hour)hired from the beach or take surfing lessons from the Surf School based at Blue Ocean on the beachfront.

Do some shopping, have a manicure, pedicure or hair braiding all while you relax under your ocean view sun umbrella.

Take a break from the beach for lunch at one of the reasonably priced restaurants on the beachfront.

Watch the stunning sunset over an arak madu (local spirit with honey and lime) or a Bintang (local beer).

Have dinner at Blue Ocean restaurant which has live music on Friday nights.

On Saturday and Sunday evenings the beachfront 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........

Legian Sunset

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

Budget

You can get "bakso" (soup with meat balls), "mie goreng" (noodles) and "nasi campur" (fried rice) from small warung on the beach.

Mid-range

Great range of mid priced (Rp15,000-Rp65,000) Indonesian and international meals from any of the restaurants on the beachfront. These include:

  • Tekor Bali - their Indonesian menu is excellent and all food is beautifully presented. Also have international dishes.
  • Zanzibar - well established restaurant with excellent international cuisine.
  • Lanai - (on the site that used to be Benny's)has great views of the beach from the upstairs balcony tables.
  • Blue Ocean - under new management with new menu in delightful refurbished surroundings.
  • Sand Bar - Hotel Kumala Pantai restaurant
  • Seaside - used to be Cafe Warna. Now only open from mid afternoon. Food is good and they have great bar. Closest restaurant to Hotel Jayakarta.

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Sleep

Located between Kuta and Seminyak this area has a wide variety of accommodation options from mid range hotels to boutique villas.

Budget

  • Blue Ocean. This legendary surfie hangout from the 70's remains an oasis in the midst of the many mid range hotels on Legian beachfront and beyond. For RP120,000/night you can get a large room with a couple of single beds or a double, an outdoor bathroom and kitchen facilities. Of course there's 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 RP30,000 more you can get air-conditioning. The place has an ambiance all of its own and the staff are a delight - once you get through the door. Depending who's on duty you are likely to be told the place is 'full' but be persistent, there's nearly always a room available.

Mid-range

  • Club Bali [1] - service apartments with kitchen. Single bedroom USD75, two bedrooms USD110.
  • Kumala Pantai - newest hotel on the beachfront and very nice with all modern cons.
  • Hotel Jayakarta - long time favourite with Aussie & Kiwi families.
  • Puri Raja - recently refurbished , pleasant grounds , good value and has loyal regulars.
  • Bali Mandira - Beach View

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