Need to know
Sixty-seven suites and one beach house at the Legian Bali; 14 one- and two-bedroom villas at the Club.
Noon, but flexible subject to availability, and a charge of up to one day’s rate. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $471.60, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
Rates generally include breakfast (otherwise it’s US$35 plus tax and service charge) and return airport transfers for guests in higher suites and room categories. Honeymooners will be gifted two glasses of Champagne.
Studio, One- and Two-bedroom Suites come with a raft of extras: free soft drinks and snacks from the minibar (replenished daily), afternoon tea (from 4pm–6pm), welcome drink on arrival and a daily fruit plate, and use of hotel facilities (entry to the health club and yoga studio, and bike hire). Guests staying in the Legian, Sunset or Seminyak suites, Beach House or Villas get additional personal butler service, cocktails and canapés (6pm–8pm), daily afternoon tea (4pm–6pm), and a chauffeured pick-up and drop-off service in the Seminyak area (8am–11pm).
No check-ins or check-outs are allowed on 17 March 2018, when Bali observes Nyepi Day (Day of Silence), although stays are still possible. Bali’s airport also closes for the day.
At the hotel
Spa and wellness centre, gym, boutique, library of board games and books, gardens, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: free internet (high-speed broadband/WiFi) in suites and villas; iPod dock (in suites), a minibar with free local beer (in the minibar of Studio, One-Bedroom and Two-Bedroom suites), a minibar with free local beer and spirits (in villas), two iPods, Bose sound system, LED flatscreen TV, Blu-Ray Disc Player, espresso machine.
Our favourite rooms
Top-floor suites at the Legian command exceptional views of the ocean. We like the generously proportioned third-floor one-bedroom Deluxe Suites. At the Club, to single out just one of the capacious dream homes would be foolish, unless it’s the king-of-the-coast, three-bedroom Beach House.
At the Legian, three seductive tiered pools (30m, 23.5m and 14.5m long) offer Indian Ocean views. Across from The Legian, there’s a 28m-long pool at the Club Lounge.
From 9am–9pm (the last booking is taken at 8pm) healing Balinese therapies are carried out by nimble-fingered therapists in the spa's four single treatment rooms and two dedicated couples suites. Balinese and chakra-balancing massages; detoxifying body polishes and wraps; Elemis and Pevonia facials; bathing ceremonies; and mani-pedis complete the indulgent menu. Free Hatha yoga classes are held every morning from 8am to 9.30am. Private yoga, Pilates or meditation classes can also be arranged for an additional charge; you can choose the indoor studio or the garden as your venue. The wellness centre (7am–10pm) meets all your relaxation needs with a sauna, steam rooms and plunge pools. The fitness centre has stationary bikes, free weights and treadmills, and personal trainers for an additional charge.
Although the resort itself is a laid-back, unfussy affair, for venturing out into the swish neighbourhood, pack a good dose of smart glitz, and Mrs Smith’s strappiest sandals. For glamorous Balinese accessories, head to Biasa on Jalan Seminyak. Save some room in your suitcase for souvenirs from the on-site boutique, including colourful local artworks.
Free yoga lessons are on offer for all guests. Extra beds for adults are US$120 a night, including breakfast, depending on room type.
All ages welcome at this family-friendly resort. Baby cots are provided free; extra beds for older children costs US$80 a night. Book a Balinese nanny from US$12 an hour with 24-hours’ notice. The Legian offers an extensive children’s menu.
All ages welcome at this family-friendly resort. Baby cots are provided free and an extra bed for older children costs US$80. Book a Balinese nanny from around US$12 an hour with 24-hours’ notice. The Legian offers an extensive children’s menu.
little ones old enough to play independently or teenagers with the right to roam.
At the Legian, Two-Bedroom Suites make the most sense, or request a free cot or an extra bed for US$80. Club villas are ideal for families with mini Smiths old enough for the private pool not to be a worry.
During high season (July-early October), the hotel runs a programme of acitivities for mini Smiths including jewellery-making, Balinese dance classes, and arts and crafts. Three daily sessions are held during peak holiday periods (9.30am–10.30am, 10.30am–12 noon and 2pm–5pm).
Lifeguards are on duty from 7am to 7pm daily at the main pools. Arm bands are available.
A separate kids menu available in the Legian restaurant and from room service. It features dishes that adults may wish to dine on too, such as Indonesian fish and chips, and margherita pizza.
Childcare can be arranged for little ones with 24 hours' notice for about US$12 an hour.
No need to pack
High chairs, car seats (for private transfers), cots and changing mats are available free of charge.
Benefit from free baby baths, bottle sterilizers and even buckets and spades.
The Legian supports community initiatives, such as the Team 8 programme, which helps schools with equipment and funding.