Situated in the fashionable Seminyak district, this 67-suite property designed by the late great Indonesian designer Jaya Ibrahim delivers unobstructed oceanfront views, delectable dining, and intuitive service.
Why you’ll want to go: Facing a pristine white-sand beach, the Legian is ideal for catching postcard-perfect sunset views in a serene setting without losing access to the rest of the neighborhood’s thumping nightlife.
Rooms: For non-Indonesians unfamiliar with Ibrahim’s work, the Legian is a good primer on his inimitable design sensibility. Four-poster beds dominate the suites, all of which display bespoke tropical-inspired furnishings. Sizeable balconies overlook the pool or the sea, and a spacious daybed is a good place to perch oneself while admiring the view. The en-suite bathrooms may prove a little too dim for women who wish to carefully construct their makeup, but the massive bathtub and signature toiletries make it an ideal place to stay cooped up all day.
Space is generous, as the property was originally designed as an apartment complex. It’s easy to forget the location of one’s suite and get lost in the maze-like layout of the resort especially at night, but the property’s grand splendor makes up for that.
Things you can do: Try the tipples at the newly opened the Ocean Champagne Bar, or dip into the inviting pool. Seminyak is never bereft of good eateries but make sure to dine in at the resort’s resto, the aptly named the Restaurant. Standouts include a mean wok-fried crisp pork belly topped with oyster sauce and grilled pork chop with asparagus and green beans. Block off an hour or two and head over to the Spa where incomparable bliss becomes possible thanks to signature treatments delivered by highly experienced therapists.