>> Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Bungy Jumping, Surfing, Sunbathing
Do you want to escape from the hectic atmosphere of Kuta? Or do you just want to search for Balinese antiques? Legian offers you a road-long 'art shop' selling everything from beads and accessories to hand-painted batik. Here, you can find almost every type of traditional arts and crafts from all over Indonesia. Care for a little adventure? You can also try wandering through the local back alleys and if you're lucky you might find some interesting galleries or antiques shops with rare items.
And if you’re a sun lover you can always spend your days on the beach but don't forget your shades and sun block because during certain months such as April to September the weather gets a lot hotter than usual. Legian Beach's warm and still water is a great place to spend time with your kids and family.
Remember the last time you experienced something that made you feel as if your soul flew out of your body? No it’s not your first bike ride, and neither your first kiss. It’s tackling a dare-devil stunt when your life is literally hanging by a 'thread'. Wel actually not quite a thread: with a minimum breaking strain point of over 2.2 tons each bungy cord is as safe a way as ever to take your leap of a lifetime.
A.J Hackett Bungy Jumping
Location: Double Six Street
Because of its reef-less seabed, Legian Beach is suitable for those who want to try catching a wave. You can rent a board for Rp. 20,000 to Rp. 50,000 per hour depending on the size of the board and ask for free lesson from the renter, or if you want to be taught by a professional surfer there are many surf schools just along the beach such as Rip Curl’s Surf School.
On Legian Beach you can get a tropical glow that’ll make your friends jealous. Don’t forget to always slap on sunblock to avoid sunburn. Also taking along some snacks, cold drinks, and magazines is a must, because once you lie on the warm sand it’s kind of hard to even turn around. Still, a few beach games will do you good – you could join some local beach boys playing soccer or racket ball while catching some rays. Unlike Kuta, Legian Beach suffers less from hassling vendors and is also wider.