Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
The Legian Bali
What it is
67 clean-lined suites fronting white sand Seminyak Beach, with a three-tiered infinity pool.
What it isn't
Aesthetically “meh.” Balinese architecture by Indonesian designer Jaya Ibrahim wows at every turn.
What we think
When you arrive at The Legian, you’ll be handed a gratis chilled ginger and lemongrass cocktail featuring herbs from the on-site garden—which is an excellent indicator of all the pampering to come. Your room’s private minibar is consistently stocked with all manner of housemade snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. You’ll be treated to afternoon tea (pinkies out!) each and every afternoon, a restorative moment you realize should be revived in today’s society. And did we mention you’re welcome to skip the breakfast buffet and have a la carte dishes delivered to your room, where you can opt to dine wherever you like—be it in your private palm-tree decked veranda or even your deep soaking tub, as your Bose entertainment system trills your choice of tunes? Now that’s service.
You're here because
The resort prizes wellness above all else, so you’re charmed to find not only a stellar Balinese spa with treatments like warm volcanic stone massages but also a seafront yoga class held daily from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
You have “a thing” for champagne on vacation—there’s little more celebratory, and what’s Bali but a constant celebration of life? So you’re delighted that among the resort’s five restaurants is The Ocean Champagne Bar, where everything from Cristal to Billecart-Salmon is popped to the tune of live jazz. As the sun sets on the water, you order another flute—along with caviar, sour cream and chives and housemade blinis. Wellness, indeed.
Restaurants & Bars
The Restaurant - Eclectic mix of local and international fare by the beach
The Pool Bar - Light fare at the pool
The Ocean Bar - Casual fare by the beach
Seafood Indulgence - Seafood buffet with Asian-inspired flavors on Fridays from 7 pm on the Sun Deck
The Lobby Lounge - Cigar selection available
Set directly on the sand in Bali’s beach town of Seminyak, not far from Buddha Gallery, a boutique of rare buddhas from across the globe (including an alabaster 17th century iteration from Burma) in the shopping mecca of Jalan Raya Basangkasa.