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Where is Legian located?

The popular resort of Legian is located in the south of the Indonesian vacation island of Bali.

There it nestles on the west coast between lively Kuta and posh Seminyak on the Indian Ocean.

A mere 20-minute drive separates vacationers from Ngurah Rai International Airport and the relaxed yet lively atmosphere of the coastal resort.

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What activities are available on site?

A vacation in the south of Bali promises pure variety. This ranges from the classic swim in the emerald sea to cultural sightseeing and shopping in the center of Legian.

On the beach

Legian Beach is a dream beach with a variety of possibilities. A refreshing swim in the clear ocean is just as desirable as sporting activities. Whether jogging on the beach, playing soccer or beach volleyball, there are also various rental stations of body boards and surfboards on site for the perfect ride on the wave. Alternatively, rent a boat and enjoy the magnificent views of the tropical coastline.

In the place

Stroll through the lively town center with small boutiques and typical souvenir and creative craft stores. Restaurants and bars line up to tempt you with local delicacies or a cocktail overlooking one of Bali’s most beautiful sunsets. In the evening, discos with trendy music offer plenty of space for dancing and getting to know each other.

What are the absolute highlights and attractions on vacation in Legian?

The temple complex Pura Petitenget

Not far from Legian, in neighboring Seminyak, is the Pura Petitenget, a magnificent 16th-century temple complex near the beach. The former property of the priest Nirartha is now the scene of numerous ceremonies and celebrations such as the Jubilee Festival in the Balinese 210-day calendar.

The Bali Shell Museum

Art galleries and museums complement the offer for culture enthusiasts on vacation in Bali. Particularly worth mentioning in this context is the Bali Shell Museum, which delights young and old visitors with million-year-old shells and fossils.

The Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

About 15 kilometers south of Legian, in the heart of the Bukit Peninsula, is the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park. The highlight of the park is the GWK statue, 120 meters high and 64 meters wide, which is one of the largest in the world. Visitors will discover many beautiful squares and more statues as they stroll or Segway through the 60-acre grounds. In the amphitheater and various places inside the park there are always performances for young and old. The food truck festival with tasty local and international dishes is especially popular.

The Uluwatu Temple

On the west coast of the Bukit Peninsula, the Uluwatu Temple rises 70 meters above the Indian Ocean directly on a cliff. One of the seven sea temples, Uluwatu Temple is one of the most important on the island and impresses with 11th century Balinese architecture and ancient sculptures. Adjacent is a dense forest with free-roaming monkeys that have lost all shyness towards humans. Therefore, it is advised to safely store everything that is dear to you.

Local features

On the beach, vendors sell salty and sweet snacks. Those who like can undergo a pedicure or a soothing massage. Whoever finds the offer and the demand too intrusive, declines with a friendly but firm “No, thank you!” with thanks.

In the local markets, people trade for the price of the goods on offer. Be careful not to get ripped off and at the same time not to offend the dealer by setting the price too low.

The tap water in Bali is not drinkable. You can buy bottled water in different sizes everywhere. This is also excellent for brushing teeth and is provided free of charge by many hotels.

For whom is the resort suitable?

Legian is the perfect destination for both relaxation seekers and party lovers. In addition, recreational sports enthusiasts will find a variety of activities on the beach and on the water. In general, this resort is a fabulous address for travelers with high expectations, which also has a lot to offer for families with children and culture enthusiasts.

Overnight stays in Legian

Chic and classy hotels are located in the immediate vicinity of the gorgeous beach area. Travelers on a smaller budget will find cheaper alternatives a bit away from Legian Beach. For families with children, many hotels offer comfortable rooms and a varied entertainment program for the big and small guests.

Legian beach

Legian Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali. It has a length of about 2.5 kilometers and merges seamlessly with the very busy Kuta Beach in the south. The golden sand is fine and slopes gently into the Indian Ocean, making it particularly suitable for children. However, since waves and currents can occur from time to time, they should never enter the water unattended, despite local lifeguards.

The infrastructure is excellent. Showers and toilets are available for visitors. Many restaurants offer an extensive gastronomic offer for the small and big hunger. Legian Beach is very busy due to the variety of sports on offer on the beach and in the water. Nevertheless, there is enough space and sunbeds to relax. The water temperature is between 27 degrees and 29 degrees all year round.

Weblinks for further reading

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in Bali (GWK): tips for your local visit ‘ Indojunkie

Legian Bali – Legian Beach (your-bali.com)

Legian Beach Bali | Pictures, Videos & Insider Tips (beach-inspector.com)


If you want to relax on a dreamlike sandy beach in Bali, but don’t want to be bored, Legian is the place to be. The special mixture of quiet oases, a lively town center with plenty of entertainment and sports activities as well as cultural attractions makes this resort popular with young and old.