Here’s how you can still enjoy a safe and enjoyable beach holiday in Bali

 

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While we can’t travel to many exotic locations at the moment, that doesn’t mean a holiday is out of the question. Those annual leave days still need to be used, and there’s still lots to be discovered right here in scenic Bali. Although Seminyak might be one of the first places that comes to mind when we think of a beach holiday, we’d like to make a case for the more low-key Legian. Located between Kuta and Seminyak, Legian is indeed the perfect middle ground between the more hectic Kuta and a more pocket-friendly option than Seminyak. 

There’s no lack of things to do here either, as Legian offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Many temples are just waiting to be explored, or if you just need a good dose of vitamin sea, there’s Legian Beach where you can tune out and bask in the sunshine, far away from the hustle and bustle. Read on to learn about how you can safely experience Legian!

Photo: Away Bali Legian Camakila
Photo: Away Bali Legian Camakila

Beach, please!

Dry season is well and truly here – which means it’s time to hit the water. Legian indulges guests in a host of aquatic experiences, which range from fishing to scuba diving. While it’s technically on the same stretch as the famous Kuta and Seminyak beaches, the water at Legian Beach is a bit shallower, so it’s perfect for the little ones to play in. It’s a pretty broad beach, with beach beds, bean bags and umbrellas spread across the area. This makes social distancing a breeze, and it’s really up to you to find your own slice of paradise.

Studies have shown that getting enough sun has positive effects on mood and sleep, so it’s great that Legian Beach has no lack of it. There’re many ways you can take in those rays, from indulging in a round of beach volleyball to discovering exhilarating and newfangled water sports. Legian has a great surf, and it’s a plus to be able to avoid the crowds at Kuta Beach. Those who really enjoy their alone time can even opt for private surfing or sailing lessons. Just don’t forget the sunscreen! 

Explore the outdoors

Speaking of making good use of the sunny weather, Legian offers a host of experiences on terra firma too. For starters, holidaymakers looking to immerse themselves in Balinese culture can visit gorgeous Hindu temples such as Pura Dalem Kahyangan and Pura Dangka Legian Kaja — which are just a stone’s throw from Legian Beach. These two intricately designed and carefully preserved temples are just two of thousands of historic temples in Bali, which offer a glimpse into the province’s rich history. 

If you’re looking for ways to enjoy the natural beauty of Bali, you can embark on exciting day trips from Legian. How does scuba diving in West Bali National Park or exploring the beaches of Nusa Penida sound? There are many different types of tours you can sign up for, including ecotourism-themed ones where you can learn about water conservation and marine conservation, then visit seaweed farms in Nusa Penida. 

Foodies will love participating in street food tours and cooking classes conducted by locals, while those looking for a picture perfect holiday will enjoy a guided tour to visit Instagrammable locations. Safety protocols are strictly enforced during this period, so masks have to be on at all times. Local authorities are doing their best to keep Bali safe and hygienic, so all that’s left to do is enjoy yourself! Picking a tour tailored specifically to you is easy — especially since Discova Tours is offering a 15% discount on all tours just for all you Coconuts readers. 

Another highlight not to be missed is Waterbom Bali in Kuta. It’s a 3.8-hectare water park specially designed for the young and the young at heart. It’s also a must-go for adrenaline junkies, as it’s home to Asia’s steepest slide. Do note that park capacity has been reduced, and measures are in place to ensure that social distancing rules are adhered to at all times.

Photo: Away Bali Legian Camakila
Photo: Away Bali Legian Camakila

A place to rest and recuperate 

The perfect beach holiday starts and ends with a great hotel, and Away Bali Legian Camakila ticks all the boxes. Here, you and your loved ones will be treated to a host of luxurious new experiences and thoughtful creature comforts. During this time, the hotel has adopted contactless communication methods across the hotel, and hand-washing and sanitizing stations so you can relax, worry-free. Staying here means it’s easy to enjoy Bali in all its glory thanks to the hotel’s great location. There’s no lack of fun activities in and around the hotel, and it’s easy to get to all of the attractions we’ve listed. Legian Beach is just a 5-minute walk away, which means finding a great spot to catch the sunrise or sunset is guaranteed.

Photo: Away Bali Legian Camakila
Photo: Away Bali Legian Camakila

Once everyone’s plumb tuckered out from a day of exploring, you won’t have to travel far to refuel. No vacation is complete without unforgettable meals, and you won’t need to walk far to get to one, as there are several great options located within Away Bali Legian Camakila. Eat your way through Balinese and International dishes at Azaa Restaurant or watch the sunset with a cocktail in hand at the The Beach House Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

Afterward, unwind with a massage at Salila Spa, where you’ll be pampered in good hands. Qualified professionals carry out restorative body treatments using ancient Indonesian techniques. You’ll be invited to pick from a menu of relaxing treatments, like a full body scrub or soothing massage.

Photo: Away Bali Legian Camakila
Photo: Away Bali Legian Camakila

Ready to relax? Go on, you deserve it. Away Bali Legian Camakila is finally opening its doors again on Jun. 16, and they’ve got a special promotion just for Coconuts readers! In these uncertain times, you might still have doubts about going on a staycation — but maybe this will put your mind at ease. Away Bali Legian Camakila is currently running a Pay Now, Stay Anytime promotion from now until Sep. 1. A Pay Now, Stay Anytime voucher starts from IDR 400,000/night for a Deluxe Room, and includes the following: 

  • Breakfast for two
  • 20% off all food & beverages and spa treatments 
  • 2x 30-minute massages
  • 2x Daily cocktails at the The Beach House Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

This voucher has no expiry date, which means you can plan a stay whenever you feel it’s right for you. Here’s what you have to do: 

  1. Decide on how many nights you’d like to stay, email stay@awaybalilegiancamakila.com and quote “Pay Now, Stay Anytime”.
  2. The team will send you an email with the next steps for payment.
  3. After payment is made, you will be sent an electronic voucher.
  4. Once you’ve decided on a date, all that’s left to do is to email the team to make a booking.
  5. Get ready to relax!

Head over to their website for more information, or contact them on Whatsapp at +62 81239041414.

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