There’s much to love about Bali – its sprawling beaches, fiery sunsets, epic parties, and of course, The Legian Seminyak. As one of the OG luxury hotels to put Seminyak on the map in ’96, this sophisticated beachfront hotel has not only stood the test of time, but consistently tops our list of LUXE Loves in Bali. Let us count the ways…
With a prime beachfront spot directly facing the Indian Ocean, The Legian is a spot of calm in the otherwise buzzin’ shopping, dining and nightlife district of Seminyak. A short beach walk takes you to Petitenget Beach, while the island’s hottest places to eat, drink and shop such as Ku De Ta, La Lucciola, Mauri as well as John Hardy boutique and BIASA fashion house, are also nearby in the Seminyak ‘hood.
With so much to do in the Seminyak neighbourhood, The Legian’s three-tiered ocean-facing pool is the perfect place to enjoy some downtime in between. Plop yourself down at one of the extra-wide day beds, grab a cocktail or two, and enjoy the mirror-like reflections of the gorgeous ocean views as the sun makes its way to the horizon.
The Legian Seminyak has a total of 66 ocean-facing suites, all of which have separate living and dining areas, plus an outdoor terrace or balcony that overlooks the sea. Designed by the late and legendary Indonesian designer, Jaya Ibrahim, the interiors are calm and clean with wooden floors, white walls and natural-fibre furnishings to really offer a sense of place while soothing your soul.
Whether you are coming solo, as a couple, group or family, you’ll be spoilt for choice on accommodations. The ‘smallest’ Studio suites start at 99sqm, while the hotel’s signature suites – The Seminyak Suite, The Petitenget Suite and The Legian Suite – all boast two bedrooms, a private balcony and unobstructed views of the Indian ocean and infinity pool.
Our Two-Bedroom Suite clocked in at a whopping 155 sqm, complete with a walk-in pantry, fully stocked mini bar (restocked daily), two separate ensuite bedrooms, a spacious living area with a dining table and daybed, plus an outdoor terrace directly facing the ocean.
Looking for larger, more private accommodations? The Club by The Legian is a collection of 13 private villas and a 30-metre swimming pool just a stone’s throw away from the hotel. Offering the utmost exclusivity and privacy, each villa has its own walled garden and private swimming pool, chauffeured limousine service, laundry, daily afternoon tea, cocktails and canapés, as well as a private butler trained by The Guild of Professional English Butlers.
The best part? Guests of The Club have full access to all the facilities of the hotel (including the gym, pool and restaurants), plus exclusive access to their own Club Lounge.
Now for the crown jewel – The Beach House at The Legian – this 800 sqm three-bedroom villa with its own 16-metre pool is just one of two villas in the whole of Bali with beachfront access. Perfect for weddings, private parties and celebrations, it’s surrounded by a secluded garden and can fit up to 60 guests across its indoor and outdoor spaces. Fitted out with a private kitchen, guests can also enjoy top-of-the-line fine dining cooked up by The Legian’s talented culinary team.
Food and drink
For breakfast and all-day dining, The Restaurant, situated right in front of The Legian Seminyak‘s ocean-facing infinity pool offers delicious Asian and Western fare made with local, organic Balinese ingredients. Closer to the water, you’ll find the Pool Bar for casual fare and cocktails, whereas the Ocean Champagne Bar offers a selection of canapes, paired with top-notch bubbly like Taittinger for toasting to the sunset.
Celebrating a special occasion? Book a private dining experience in one of the beachfront pavilions, and get lovey-dovey with your other half in (almost) complete privacy. If you love theme nights, you’re in luck, because The Legian Seminyak has them galore – enjoy traditional Indonesian rijsttafels (aka. rice tables) on Tuesdays, seafood barbecue dinners on Fridays, prime cuts of steak on Saturdays and sunset jazz performances every Friday to Sunday.
LUXE tip: Don’t miss the freshly baked croffles for breakfast – you won’t regret it.
Wellness and spa
If you’re an active Annie, you’ll love all the offerings at Wellness by The Legian. Not only is there a fully equipped gym on-site – with Technogym machines, no less – there’s also a full roster of classes available for guests each day, from yoga and pilates to spinning, meditation and breathwork.
Group classes are held in the Studio, a private room designed for stretching, spinning and everything in between, or outside on the lawn when the weather permits.
Fuel up before or after at The Juice Bar with healthy juices made from the hotel’s own Wellness Garden, and enjoy nourishing, nutritionist-approved meals from any of the hotel’s restaurants.
To relax and rejuvenate your body, head to The Spa by Legian where you can sign up for blissful treatments in the ocean-view suites, including body massages and facials using products by British brand ila, HOMMAGE for men’s grooming and locally-formulated products that are free of chemicals, preservatives and single-use plastics.
Before or after your treatment, get your circulation going with some heat therapy in the sauna, steam room, and hot and cold plunge pools – then unwind in the relaxation lounge to rest and recuperate.
The LUXE verdict
Sleek and sophisticated, The Legian Seminyak remains as timeless and legendary as ever before – making it a top choice for well-heeled luxury travellers who demand only the best from their travels. With its stellar beachfront location in Seminyak, sprawling ocean-facing suites and wide range of wellness offerings, there’s no place better to be at the centre of it all in Bali.
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