The Legian, Bali: Seminyak's Best Luxury Hotel

Infinity pools lead the way to the beach, a stunning spa facility hides in the gardens and superior service throughout, it’s no wonder The Legian is one of Bali’s best hotels.

Many visitors to Bali never make it past the sprawling beach front towns of the south. Sanur, Kuta and Seminyak have all been drawing people in for decades, and today they are busy tourist hubs packed with a whole range of accommodation options. It wasn’t always this way however, a few prestigious trailblazers have been welcoming guests long before Bali became such a popular destination. These places have become local institutions, famed for their quality and illustriousness. The Legian is one of these, and while rivals have sprung up around it, this luxury hotel has never dropped its game. It has just carried on providing comfort, service and great food.

We love going up into the interior of the island to witness both Balinese culture and the beauty of its landscapes, but we also love the comfort and relaxed attitude prevalent in this coastal part of the island. Seminyak is our favorite place to stay down here, and it is up there with Ubud as one of the best towns in Bali. If you want a cheap, party holiday, you go to Kuta – the next town to the south. Or -- if you're like us -- and you prefer an upmarket experience with world class restaurants and shopping, head to Seminyak. It’s a bit quieter, more laid back, and the long flat beach gives you that perfect beach town vibe.

Chris Garlotta