This was just the beginning of our 15 Days in Bali. We love Bali, there’s so many different types of holidays to be had. If you would like to see how we spent our 15 Days in Bali please check out our 15 Days in Bali and click on the below links:
Day 1 Itinerary
- Arrive in Denpasar Bali
- Enjoy the local entertainment in Legian
Our first day in Bali. We arrived late and got a taxi to Legian which is about a 30 min taxi ride dependant on traffic.
Arriving at 10pm it was great to walk to a nearby bar which my parents often go to when they take a holiday in Bali. This was my Mums 7th trip and my Dads 2nd trip to Bali. Over the years they have made great local friends. There was no doubt where we were heading to once we arrived!! The evening was spent catching up with some of their friends, enjoying a Bintang or two and listening to the local band. It was a great way to unwind.
Day 2 Itinerary
- Checked out the nearby markets in Legian
- Looked at the famous Legian Beach
- Caught up with local friends
- Tasted some of the delicious Indonesian food for lunch
- Afternoon spent soaking up the sun in our hotels roof top pool bar
- Evening was spent bar hopping checking out the local talent
We explored the streets of Legian checking out the market stalls as we made our way down to Legian Beach. Legian Beach is a great place to go for a stroll or just sit and relax on the beach. If you opt to sit on the beach you will very soon be surrounded by locals trying to sell you their products or give you a massage.
By this time we were well and truly ready to sample some of the traditional dishes of Bali. Off we headed to catch up with another friend. The below is one of the dishes they suggested we try. Yep, it was yummy!!
There are so many options how to spend your day. This holiday we decided we were going to spend more time relaxing in swimming pools as we tend to always be on the move. Our afternoon was spent in the hotels rooftop pool. It was lovely to lap up the sunshine as we relaxed in the warm water sipping on a Bintang.
In the evening we were groupies following our friends. The main bar that we frequent is Uncle Norms, Legian. There’s always a great crowd. The staff are awesome and there’s always have a band playing in the evenings. You guessed it this is where my parents met most of their local friends. The saying for the bar is “come as a guest, leave as a friend” this totally sums up what this bar is about!! Not only has my Mum formed friendships with the locals that work here but also tourists that call this place home.
Legian is a town which is very popular for the tourists to stay especially for those that enjoy the night life and relaxing on the Legian Beach. It is also a great place to base yourself and head off on day trips.
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to food in Legian, you can opt for the street food or play it safe and go to the one of the many restaurants. It is very easy to find a place to eat.
If you love shopping there are lots of markets that line the streets. Have your negotiating skills ready to snap up your new purchase. Some stores have fixed prices however, the majority you are required to haggle for the price.
If you have kids or are a big kid at heart you may like to check out Waterbom which has a selection of waterslides, pool bar and places to relax. Legian is well known for its nightlife, there are so many bars and clubs to choose from. Some of the bars are family friendly.
About Legian Beach
The Legian Beach is just a 5-10 min walk from the hotel where we stayed. Legian Beach is a wide beach with loads of sun lounge chairs and guys with their eskies selling Bintang Beer or other cold drinks. The sun lounge chairs belong to these guys so if you are purchasing drinks from them you can relax on their sun lounges as long as you wish. However if you are not purchasing drinks from them then a small fee would be negotiated for the use of the sun lounges. It’s a great place to relax and watch the sunset.
There are dedicated areas where you can swim which are monitored by life guards. The beach is a great place to learn how to surf, there’s plenty of Balinese that have their surf boards ready to give you a lesson or two.
Legian is on the west coast of Bali, it sits between Kuta and Seminyak and is approximately 8.6 km, 20- 30 min drive from Denpasar Airport.
Day 3 Itinerary
- Grab a driver
- Sekumpul Waterfalls
- Stop at Sukasada -Pancasari to take tourist pics overlooking the lake
- Street food for a very late lunch in Tabanan- Candikuning by the lake
- Evening spent at a local bar
My parents know a few drivers, on this occasion we went with Suarsa who is the first person Mum had to pick her up from the airport on her first trip to Bali.
It took approximately 2.5-3hrs to reach Sekumpul Waterfalls after stopping along the way for a refreshment at D” Tegale Warung Kopi. We sat overlooking the beautiful scenery as we ate our delicious banana fritters.
We also stopped along the way briefly at a local market where we checked out their fresh local produce.
When we arrived at the waterfalls we were required to pay a small fee for a guide to take us from the carpark to the waterfalls. When we arrived the rain came tumbling down!! Something you need to be prepared for when travelling in the wet season.
The evening was spent at a local bar, enjoying dinner with a Bintang or two whilst watching one of the local bands.
About Sekumpul Waterfalls
Sekumpul Waterfalls is an absolutely beautiful place to explore. This is a place where its not only the destination but the journey which makes it worth putting on your places to go list.
Our driver took us to the Sekumpul Waterfalls which consists of 7 waterfalls. Suarsa dropped us off at the carpark where we met a guide who lead us to the Sekumpul Waterfalls which are 80m high.
It was absolutely bucketing down with rain, the pathways turned into small rivers!!
Theres a lot of steep steps to manage as you make your way down to the falls. If the steps get too much for you there is a viewing area. From here you look down onto the falls.
If you are fit and able I totally recommend you go to the bottom of the falls, its well and truly worth the effort. If you’re going to do this, have your swimmers on so you can take a dip under the waterfalls. We didn’t take a dip but wish we had as it would’ve been an awesome experience. Out of the 7 falls we visited 3. If it hadn’t been for the downpour we would’ve stayed here much longer. It is such a beautiful place. So much beauty, fresh air and serenity.
The pathway leading to the falls is beautiful, it takes you past peoples homes and is very scenic. Our guide explained the different types of vegetation including pointing out the chocolate plant. The area is so green and lush.
Once you reach the bottom of the valley you are required to cross the streams to reach the base of other nearby falls.
If the walk back is too much you can opt to get a taxi bike to take you some of the way back to the carpark, yes you still have to climb back up the stairs, you don’t get out of that!!
On the way back to the carpark we stopped to sample the local coffees, yes I felt and look like a drowned rat!!
Sekumpul Waterfalls Location
- Sekumpul, Lemukih, Sawan, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali, 81171, Indonesia
- Sekumpul Waterfalls are approximately 2hr 30mins, 78.5km from Legian
We found this beautiful picturesque spot overlooking the lake. This is definitely a place destined for tourists to stop and take their Instagram photos in Sukasada -Pancasari. Even with the clouds lying low it was still a great place to stop for that special photo as you overlooked the lake.
On the way back to Legian we stopped along a lakeside in Tabanan to sample the street food of Bali….It was delicious!! Always take care where you eat street food from. As we were with our driver we trusted that he was taking us to a place where the food would be safe for our bellies.
Our evening was spent chilling at Uncle Norms Bar & Bistro, watching our friends play in their band and catching up with them….another great day…love Bali !!
Day 4 Itinerary
- Strolled along Legian Beach
- Checked out the markets in Legian
- Lunch at Holy Guacamole, Legian
- Then off to Ubud for the next 3 nights
It was a leisurely day strolling along the beach and meandering along the market stalls of Legian. We decided to get Dad a suit and Mum a leather jacket made. There are so many tailors, it’s very tricky to know whom to go to. We just took pot luck!!
By this time our bellies were hungry so we headed to Holy Guacamoles for lunch which is another restaurant my parents have made local friends. It is always a must go to place for them. The food is also very nice here.
About our Bali Holiday
Our Bali holiday was 15 days. I hear you ask, was that too long? For us it was not long enough!! We all love Bali. See our 15 days in Bali for more details or take a look at 3 Days In Ubud, 4 Days In Nusa Penida, 4 Days in Nusa Lembongan and 4 Days In Legian. We began our holiday in Legian and returned to Legian for the last 3 days.
What experience/s have you had in Legian, or any part of Bali that you would love to share with us?