Legian, often mention in the same breath as Kuta, is just to the north of all the action and excitement of Kuta. Legian covers an area between Jalan Melasti and Jalan Dhyana Pura. When it comes to inexpensive accommodations, restaurants, and shopping Legian is at the same level with Kuta.
However, many people found Legian is quieter than Kuta because there is no direct public access road along the beach giving the area a more resort feel. The Legian area is very easy to explore by foot. Many shops still tend to be a simple family-owned souvenir places such as arts and crafts, t-shirts, and the like.