The Legian Seminyak Hotel


Ocean views don’t come better than the one from your beach-facing suite at The Legian Seminyak. Sandwiched between the golden sands of Bali’s southern coast and a trendy district of buzzing bars, restaurants and boutique shops, a laid-back, romantic break is guaranteed.

Acclaimed designer the late Jaya Ibrahim brought traditional craftsmanship to the interiors, calling on Indonesian artwork and intricate wooden detailing. Spacious suites feature chestnut parquet flooring, stand-alone baths and breezy balconies or terraces. There’s a three-bedroom beach house hidden by swaying palm trees and those seeking extra intimacy can dip their toes into the 15 private pool suites. Tropical gardens with bird of paradise plants and lotus ponds pocket the resort, and days are best spent cooling off in the triple-tiered infinity pool stacked at its heart or relaxing at the frangipani-scented Balinese-style spa.

Come evening, Michelin-starred chef Stéphane Gortina has you covered with Southeast Asian flavours and seafood aplenty – expect red snapper in banana leaf, grilled batik lobster and citrus fruits. The champagne bar overlooking the Indian Ocean is the place to watch the sunset, chilled glass of fizz in hand.

Suites from £275. 00 62 361 731284,

Words by Megan Dickson.

This review featured in the June 2022 issue of Food and Travel. To subscribe today, click here.

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