April 25, 2019
5 Star Luxury in Bali at the traditional Legian Hotel
Arriving in Seminyak at The Legian Hotel Bali was such a relief after our long flight, although Singapore Airlines really are the ‘bees knees’, the journey was most comfortable. As we settled into our rather lavish suite featuring two sumptuously comfortable Queen sized beds following a very speedy and delicious check-in we flopped on the beds for a very short 30 minutes reprieve. Then unpacked we went for a little explore of this extremely well kept and highly manicured resort. Our suite was traditionally decorated, with muted natural tones, soft fabrics and typically Balinese dark wood accents. This was the perfect start to our Balinese trip.
Bali is a colourful and mysterious island, producers of coffee, rice and sugar cane, it’s landscape is lush, green and productive. The locals are generally Hindus and their ethos is ‘do a good deed and one will come back to you’, we’d probably say ‘what goes around comes around’, they are kind, gentle, strong in character, smiley happy people, we found every single Balinesian to be so joyful, they made our trip a complete pleasure.
The Legian Hotel Bali is an ocean facing paradise, and as the sun sets over the azure blue sea you will experience all of the warm colours of the rainbow, from yellow, orange, pink and purple, the Champagne Ocean Bar is the most romantic spot to take in the sunset and a great instagram opportunity.
The Legian has 82 rooms and suites and they all feature – an iPod dock, a flatscreen TV, an in-room safe, a minibar, coffee and tea making facilities, a complimentary newspaper daily, and luxurious Aqua di Parma bathroom products.
Every guest will also be greeted with a welcome drink upon arrival, complimentary internet, complimentary mineral water, American breakfast for 2 daily, afternoon tea for 2 daily, air conditioning, laundry service, concierge service and use of the hi tech business centre,
Being hugely jet lagged we jumped at the chance of using the spa and booked a Balinese 60 minute massage, I had heard that this was a speciality of the therapists in Bali, we were not disappointed, although we were pretty tired the massage eased away our aches and pains from our long flight and set us up for the our evening of fine dining. The spa was beautiful, traditional, quiet and luxuriously comfortable.
The bars and restaurants are beautifully designed to ensure maximum pleasure. Breakfast is taken in The Pool Bar and this is a delightful event, you can choose an American or continental breakfast, and all of the freshly cooked choices are delicious, gorgeous pastries, fresh yoghurt, a selection of homebred breads, hams, cheeses and of course Balinese coffee and a selection of teas. The perfect start to the day.
We went straight from breakfast to the beach, the sea was pumping and a bit to fierce for me, but we did paddle and go for a stroll to work off the gigantic morning feast. The non-motorised water sports are all included in your stay, but for us the sea was just too rough, so we enjoyed watching the more experienced kayakers and paddle boarders from our deluxe sun loungers.
Following a beachside lunch we ventured to the pool area for a few hours, we caught up on our sleep here. This was my personal favourite spot, sitting on the sun lounger facing the sea, under a sun shade, cocktail in hand watching the sunset, it’s etched in my memory, forever.
After watching the sunset we relaxed and checked our emails, yes no rest for the wicked! Then showered and dressed for dinner, for us dressing for dinner is a major part of our holiday. It’s a really ambient, relaxed style hotel, but it’s lovely to feel fresh and glamorous, especially having smothered our sun baked skin in the complimentary aromatic Aqua di Parma body lotion.
Dinner was superb in The Restaurant and combines international and Indonesian cuisine in a chic and stylish restaurant setting. The Restaurant focuses on the local producers, using organic and sustainable ingredients wherever possible, and it showcases the finest produce found in Bali and using a combination of French and Southeast Asian techniques, emphasising robust flavours. This spacious, fine dining brasserie-style restaurant also offers a range of light, healthy and delicious meals. The dining room opens out onto a poolside terrace and is an especially scenic location for more photo ops.
For those seeking the purest privacy, cross the street to fourteen intimate pool villas at The Club at The Legian Bali where personal butlers add attentive indulgence to The Legian Bali’s exceptional facilities.
In conclusion this is a gorgeous stunning tradition style resort offering eery conceivable comfort, the dining is exceptional, the suites stunning and superbly designed and the facilities simply wonderful.