The Lowdown on Legian Villas
All You Need to Know About Villas in Legian, Bali’s Beloved Beach Town
You may have never been to Bali, but somehow you always hear about this place called Legian. Maybe it’s time to see what all the buzz is about! Legian villas are a great choice of accommodation whether it’s your first or fifth time to Bali. Villas in Legian are unique, gorgeous, family friendly, close to the beach and walking to distance all the bars and restaurants. Here’s a little lowdown about Legian itself to get you acquainted with the famous Bali beach town before your arrival!Read more
Everything you need to know about Bali villas in Legian
The island of Bali is actually geographically organized into many different neighborhoods called ‘Banjars’ which are in turn categorized within ‘Kelurahans’. Each of these neighborhoods have their own head of community councils which the local residents can report to. Legian is one such ‘Kelurahan’ positioned in Bali’s southern coastline. This neighborhood includes a gorgeous stretch of sand and, as Bali became known to the rest of the world, Legian rapidly sprouted into Bali’s most popular tourist center. A wealth of shopping, restaurants, and Legian villas for rent can be found all within walking distance to the beach! Legian is more relaxed than Kuta, and doesn’t have the chaotic feeling whatsoever. The northern area of Legian borders the district of Seminyak, and provides a very calm, laidback atmosphere. Villas in Legian Bali are often tucked into the back end of quiet alleys away from the hustle and bustle of activities and flourish with tropical gardens. This creates a calm oasis for your vacation stay.
Where are the best villas in Legion?
Kuta ends around the area of Jalan Melasti, and Seminyak begins around Jalan Double Six. If you are somewhere between these two streets, consider yourself in Legian. Legian has one main street, Jalan Legian, bejeweled with colorful shops and cafes and runs parallel to the shoreline. What isn’t as visible, however, are the winding little alleys that spiral in and out and between the main road and to the beach. These alleys are fun to walk along and to explore the hidden art stores, Australian pubs, tattoo parlors and surf shops. Eventually, if you keep following the unknown path, you’ll see a blue colored horizon at the end of the street, and find your toes digging in the golden sand. The whole of Legian isn’t really that large, but the Legian name itself has a high profile image and is well known to international travelers, and rightfully so! The most popular street is called Jalan Padma, which ends up at Padma Beach. You can ride a motorbike to this beah and park for just Rp1,000. This beach is never too crowded and offers a truly relaxing ambiance. A clean, paved road parallel to the beach is open to motorbikes but not cars. This road will take you up and down the beach, back and forth between Kuta and Seminyak. Many Villas Legian Bali are nestled within the small streets that have little pathways popping up at the beach. There’s nothing like having your own little path to the beach, and then being able to come back to your villas Legian and jump into a private pool to rinse off the sand.
Are the villas in Legian close to everything or will I need a car?
Not really. Scooters are the easiest and most fun method of transportation in Bali. Legian has is cool to explore by motorbike because you can squeeze through little alleys. If you don’t like that idea, walking is a great way of getting around too! You’ll never have to walk far without seeing a nice lounge or café to take pit stop, and recharge with an icy cold drink. If you want to get out of Legian for a little bit though, you can easily rent a car for less than $20 a day! The best route, however, is to book Legian villas Bali that come with a transportation package. Villas Bali Legian often provide a vehicle and a driver for 8 hours of the day, and if they don’t, you can always request from the Bali Legian villas manager to arrange one throughout your stay.
How far from the sea is my Legian beach villas?
Besides the usual tanning and swimming, Legian Beach offers a ton of activities to try out. There are always a multitude of vendors renting out boogie boards and surfboards. The Quicksilver School of Surf is also located in legian and provide surf lessons that guarantee newbies will be riding waves on their first day. At around Sunday, usually about 17:00, you will notice that a game of football/soccer begins at multiple spots along the beach. Absolutely any one is welcome to join in! Locals gladly cheer on visitors who can match their skill and footwork. Local vendors also rent out two rackets and a bouncy ball. Beachgoers will love this game, and eventually see how far apart they can stand and still smack the ball continuously. Bali is a place where international travelers embrace meeting strangers, a harmonious display that can be witnessed on Legian beach routinely. Musicians will bring their drums, guitars, and anyone is welcome to join in the circle and contribute a musical talent, or even dance along to the beat! Sometimes fire dancers bust out their toys and entrance beach goers with their masterful choreography. Local Balinese women may also approach you and gently offer services like manicures, pedicures, and even massages. These ladies have many years of experience and can do your nails with speedy dexterity and craftsmanship, leaving you in love with your new nail artwork. They also do hair-braiding will incredible swiftness. If you agree to all the above treatments, you may get 4 ladies pampering you at once! How’s that for paradise living? Have one of these kind women cut you some fresh fruit while you’re at it, they carry around bowls of fruit on their heads and slice them up within seconds. The beach is great, but no one can avoid that sticky, sweaty feeling and the discomfort of sand being lodged in unwanted places. The perk of staying in villas in Bali Legian is that you can have a private swimming pool to refresh yourself in after a hard day at the beach! Legian Bali villas have pools ranging from adorable plunge pools, to large, 20 meter swimming pools.
Are there good spas close to villas in Legian Bali?
Absolutely, Legian is a nucleus for spas. Many of them are extremely affordable. On Jalan Padma, opposite of Padma Hotel, you can find the Glow Spa at Mandira. This establishment focuses on restoring your balance, beauty, and harmony to the mind and body. The Legian Beach Spa is located on Jalan Melasti and offers a complete range of treatments, including a therapeutic massage, a Javanese body scrub also known as ‘Lulur’, and a head to toe body mask treatment with honey, clay, herbal roots and flowers. Talaga Spa is more expensive than the latter, and specialize in utilizing the incredible detox features of virgin coconut oil. They have a variety of packages that last from 90 minutes up to three whole hours! Book cheap Legian villas so you can pamper yourself at more high-end spas like Talaga. Legian beach villas also provide options for on-call masseuses. These wonderful masseuses will come directly to your villas Legian beach and pamper you with an array of at-home spa treatments.
What kind of shopping is there in Legian?
When you step out of your villas in Legian beach, you’ll find there is literally a shop to appease every kind of person on the streets of Legian. The juxtaposition of products is so eclectic and random. For example, you could pop into one glamorous boutique that sells one of a kind designer clothing worth thousands of dollars, and pop next door to find a simple, austere looking store selling basic island necessities like flip flops and sarongs for under $5 each. Legian is a great place to stock up on your Balinese souvenirs that all your friends and family back home are expecting. In Legian you can find intricate, hand-carved artifacts, multicolored sarongs, hand-beaded wallets and bags, shells, traditional wooden masks, dream catchers, American Indian head pieces, and many more super cool and super random things! Look out for Jalan Melasti, Jalan Padma, Jalan Werkudara, and jalan Arjuna for the largest cluster of shops. Don’t worry, there are plenty of cheap Bali villas Legian that will leave you enough cash to splurge on lots of souvenirs. There are also two markets in Legian, located on Jalan Melasti. On the western end of this street, closer to the beach, there is a bustling art market exhibiting gorgeous Balinese handicrafts for negotiable prices. At the eastern end of Jalan Melasti, just before Jalan Sri Wijaya, there is an actual food market that opens around 5am. If you want to truly experience the local customs, try shopping for fruits and vegetables at this traditional food market for a day in the life of a Bali local. Bring this fresh produce back to your Bali villas in Legian and ask the villa staff to make you a fresh smoothie, or use it to prepare a home cooked dinner.
Where are the best places to eat near Bali Legian villas?
The best way to find a place to eat in Legian is to waltz out of your Bali accommodation Legian villas and just start walking! There are so many gastronomic choices speckled along the streets that you’re sure to come across a sight, or smell, to pique your tummy’s interest. We’d love to give you some recommendations though, so here are a few of our favorites.
Donbiu: This is a fine dining establishment that offers a decadent feast morning to night. Donbiu holds buffet breakfasts with all around the world cuisines, and vibrant Balinese themed Sunday nights serving the renowned Balinese roast pig. Daily entertainment and live music starts every night at 7PM. You’ll find this elegant restaurant on Jalan Padma No. 1.
Mozzarella by The Sea: This charming, alfresco restaurant is most certainly by the seaside and is furnished with cozy sofas and upcycled sailboat wood laid out under the shaded pavilions. A green lawn and towering palm trees decorate the exteriors just by the water’s edge. You guess it, the menu is filled with Italian cuisines and the traditional spaghetti aglio o olio is an absolute must-try! Blue cheese-topped steakds and crispy salmon are a couple of other all star favorites. The restaurant entertains guests with live music every Saturday night from 730PM. Come before 7PM to catch a striking oceanfront sunset with a cocktail from Mozzarella’s bar. Come to Jalan Padma Utara for a delicious meal at Mozzarella by The Sea.
Mama’s German Restaurant: Mama’s has been a local icon in Bali for many, many years now. Mama’s has a charming, unpretentious atmosphere and offers delectable Bavarian meat delights. An eye catching Swiss cow painted with Balinese design greets you at the entrance of this long-standing restaurant. Stuff your tummy with huge portions of sauerkraut, curry sausages, and jumbo hot dogs, al supplied by the trusted butchery Soejasch. Wash down the German delights with some draught German beer on a hot island day at La Walon Shopping Center, Jalan Legian 1.
What Forms of Entertainment are in Legian?
Legian is probably the prime center for all kinds of entertainment in Bali. The many lounges and restaurants host an eclectic array of live music. From Italian saxophonists, traveling singer-songwriters, a 6-piece Balinese blues band, to international DJs in the popular nightclubs like Sky Garden, Legian has it all. During football (soccer) season, many Legian nightclubs hoist a gigantic projector screen and play the final series live, late at night for everyone to cheer on their teams. Most of the football-crazed world would consider this the best form of entertainment of all! All one has to do is take a walk down Jalan Legian at night to see what vibrant revelry is going on that evening. Whatever music may be playing, Legian is definitely the best place to dance the night away!