Hotel of the week: Introducing The Legian Seminyak
Officially opened in 1996, The Legian Seminyak, Bali is one of the most renowned hotels in Indonesia, and remains a favourite choice for luxury travellers. This exclusive hotel is made up of 67 spectacular sea-facing suites and the three-bed The Beach House, and runs alongside its sister property The Club.
The Legian Seminyak, Bali is a suite and villa only boutique resort, home to some of the most sought after accommodation on the island. Every suite has unparalleled, sea-facing views and guests can choose from a variety of options – whether it’s a beachfront sanctuary for two or a multi-bedroom suite for groups of friends or families.
Those looking for the ultimate in exclusivity can opt to stay in super-chic The Club. Located adjacent to The Legian Seminyak’s main entrance, this private estate houses a 30-metre pool, private outdoor seating area and 14 private pool villas. It offers guests a range of benefits including a dedicated butler, private car service, laundry, daily afternoon tea, cocktails and canapés as well as complimentary in-room minibar. There is also The Beach House – a three-bedroom villa with a pool and one of only two villas in Bali with direct beach access.
The Restaurant at The Legian Seminyak overlooks the hotel’s iconic three-tiered infinity pool and combines Asian influences and local cooking techniques with the best of organic and sustainable seasonal ingredients. For a more relaxed meal The Pool Bar and The Ocean Champagne Bar offer light entrees and refreshing cocktails throughout the day.
In addition to the exceptional restaurants at the hotel Seminyak itself is known as the foodie capital of Bali, and thanks to the hotel’s location, guests have easy access to area’s best restaurant and most stylish beach clubs. Nearby favourites include Ku De Ta and La Lucciola.
Stylishly subtle and minimalistic in design, The Spa at The Legian creates a holistic, calming ambience and offers an extensive treatment menu of signature experiences and rituals delivered in beachfront treatment rooms. Signature treatments include an indulgent Four Hands Massage, the Javanese Sea Wave Massage, a Tibetan Kunye Massage, the Chakra Balancing Massage and the popular Balinese Ancient Massage which incorporates Balinese healing rituals.
The spa features four single and two double beachfront treatment rooms whilst the wellness area has a warm plunge whirlpool, refreshing cold plunge pool, spacious sauna and steam rooms as well as manicure and pedicure lounges, a spa boutique and a gym. Alongside here are also complimentary daily morning yoga classes and a wide range of outdoor activities including surfing, watersports and personal training sessions.
The Best of Bali
From the quiet black sand beaches and playful dolphins in the north, to the majestic Gunung Agung with the mother temple of Besakih in the east, Bali offers countless cultural and natural treasures for guests to explore. Highlights include Ubud, the island’s cultural heart, the temple at Uluwatu, famous for its evening kecak performances and the spectacular temple at Tanah Lot which dates to the 15th Century.
For those wishing to combine nature and culture the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal in Ubud makes a dazzling day-trip from The Legian Seminyak, Bali, as do the famous botanical gardens of Ubud and the UNESCO protected Jatiluwih Rice Terraces.
The Legian Seminyak, Bali is a 35-minute drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airport and is situated on Bali’s southern coast. Rates start from $498 per night on a B&B basis, to book visit lhm hotels.