Once a small, sleepy, hard scrabble fishing village Legian woke up and smelled the money. This is Bali's premier beach area. You will either love the excitement of this unique and dynamic area where East meets West or not because of the noise and ever present street hawkers. Legian today basically refers to the entire area of what used to be separate villages (Kuta, Legian, Tuban, amongst others) and is the main entertainment area for tourists - especially famous (and justly so) for its nightlfe.
Legian started to develop after it was "discovered" more or less by Western surfers and backpackers some 35 years ago. As such Legian still has a lot of inexpensive - but good - accommodation. Same goes for the restaurants and shops.
However that being said, Legia also has it share of fine, family oriented 3, 4 & 5 star hotels with many hotels and establishments being renovated & moving upscale.
In order to remain objective, hotels are listed in alphabetical order. We don't favor any hotel for any reason.