Bali’s Legian Seminyak still wows guests 20 years on
The Grand Dame's idyllic suites and villas makes for a great beach getaway
Graced with legendary Balinese sunsets and set in immaculately manicured tropical gardens, The Legian Seminyak, Bali, is a suite and villa only boutique resort that is home to some of the most sought after accommodation on the island. Despite more than two decades in the hospitality game, the iconic grande dame has stood the test of time and remains a favourite choice for travellers with its unparalleled location on one of the island’s finest beaches and its genuine Balinese bespoke service.
Within the 67 suites and 14 private pool villas, the contemporary approach to traditional Indonesian design shines prominently. Conceptualised by the late celebrated Indonesian interior designer Jaya Ibrahim, the resort is the perfect typification of chic and understated Balinese inspired design style. The suites are among the most spacious in Bali and each boasts a stunning sea-facing view that is second to none. Guests can choose from a peaceful beachfront sanctuary for two or a multi-bedroom suite for larger parties.
There’s also The Beach House, a three-bedroom villa with a private infinity pool that is also one of only two villas in Bali with direct access to the beach. For an idyllic beach retreat hideaway, guests can head over to The Club by The Legian, which houses a private estate of pool villas that offers an array of exclusive privileges, such as dedicated personal butler service, private car service, daily afternoon tea, cocktails and canapés.
Dining establishments on the resort comprise The Restaurant, which overlooks the Indian Ocean and serves modern European cuisine with Asian influences. For a more relaxed meal, visit The Pool Bar, an ultra casual, open-air Balinese pavilion by the beach. An experience to remember would be feasting on light entrees and signature seaside cocktails as the sun dips gently into the ocean. Alternatively, guests can head over to The Ocean Champagne Bar that serves up a selection of caviar, canapés and small bites along with their stellar range of champagne. Apart from these renowned restaurants, Seminyak itself is affectionately regarded as the food capital of Bali and guests can expect a myriad of Bali’s hippest beach clubs and dining enclaves within walking distance of the resort.
In addition, the all-inclusive resort hosts a large variety of activities for guests to discover the best of Bali, be it within the comforts of the resort or out in the great Balinese outdoors. Their in-house spa, The Spa at The Legian, features a stylishly subtle and minimalistic design, which makes for a calming ambience for guests to indulge in. The spa’s extensive treatment menu of signature experiences are delivered in beachfront treatment rooms and will surely leave guests feeling more rejuvenated than before.
The wellness area also houses invigorating facilities, such as a gym, spacious sauna, steam rooms, as well as pampering manicure and pedicure lounges. Rejuvenate the soul with complimentary daily morning yoga classes and feed your adrenaline with an extensive range of outdoor activities like surfing and water sports.